Best of the City 2013: a handbag that’s designed with the precision of a German sports car

Best of the City 2013: a handbag that’s designed with the precision of a German sports car

(Image: Vicky Lam)
 

The Porsche Design store opened about a year ago in Yorkville and has since become a destination for over-the-top awesomeness. Case in point: the TwinBag, this year’s best (okay, only) handbag designed to the same exacting specifications as a German performance car. This Porsche is made in Florence, not Stuttgart, but it is a convertible—it goes from handbag to shoulder bag with a tug of the straps. It’s roomy enough to hold a tablet and comes in a wide range of colours, materials and finishes, from the relatively simple (Italian leather, $1,750) to the downright ridiculous (crocodile and 18-karat gold, $28,900).

Porsche Design, 77 Bloor St. W., 416-929-1800