We’re all aware of how much Filipinos love a good love story, so it wasn’t a surprise when Pinoy film Hindi Tayo Pwede soared to the number one spot on Netflix’s Most Watched movies list. Honestly, I’m one of those Filipinos who can’t help but get sucked into a romantic flick, so I also pressed the play button on this one.
The movie tells the story of Gabby (Lovi Poe), who gets entangled in a love triangle with her best friend Dennis (Marco Gumabao) and her fiance, Gabby (Tony Labrusca) who, by the way, ends up in a car crash, so it’s his ghost that she gets into a conflict with. As engrossed as I was in their story, the fashionista in me couldn’t help but notice Lovi sporting a particular designer bag a few minutes into the movie.
After having a “lover’s quarrel” with her fiance, Gabby rushes to get dressed for work and decides to throw on a slim fit button-down, white shorts, and nude open-toed heels. To top it off, she threw on a red tote, but the real showstopper here was—wait for it—a fabulous chain bag that delicately dangled on her shoulder. The monogram canvas was a dead giveaway: It was from Gucci. I sooner concluded that this particular piece was, in fact, the Padlock Small GG Supreme Shoulder Bag.
Padlock Small GG Shoulder Bag, $1750 (approximately P85,557.50), GUCCI, gucci.com
The Italian brand’s Padlock series includes tote-like shoulder bags to chain-strapped ones, and they either come in the iconic GG Supreme canvas or leather. Padlock bags are reinterpreted season after season, but perhaps its designs like the Lovi’s that stand the test of time.
Her Padlock chain bag is crafted with the GG canvas, also known as the GG Supreme canvas, and black leather for the bag’s flap. The folds on the sides are made with brown leather that match the bag’s leather keyholder and the little pocket at the back. With a press of the button, the padlock opens to reveal camel microfiber lining with a suede-like finish—and it’s really roomy, too.
This design also comes in a black leather with the GG print and a playful Chinese Valentine’s Day print with apples set against the Supreme canvas. If you ask us though, Lovi’s black-and-brown leather accented design is the most versatile of the bunch because it can go with any outfit. Plus, the GG canvas is instantly recognizable even a mile away, and it's part of the brand's DNA.
But no matter what the colorway, what’s great about this bag is the chain strap that can be lengthened to use as a shoulder bag or shortened to use as a top handle. The catch is that this retails for $1750, or approximately P85,557.50. For what it’s worth, it really is a beautiful bag—we wish Lovi sported it more than once!
“Hindi Tayo Pwede” is now streaming on Netflix.