Vanichi editors pick the most collectable Issey Miyake bag.

Japanese-born designer and fragrance aficionado Issey Miyake has always broken boundaries. He once designed for Givenchy and Geoffrey Beene, but his eponymous creations are where he truly flexed his avant garde muscle. His collections offer innovative textiles and imaginative, almost other-worldly designs that are often created through new technologies. It’s no wonder that Miyake was a part of the highly-acclaimed Manus x Machina exhibit at The Met. But right now, we want to discuss Bao Bao Issey Miyake. Since its launch in 2000, the offshoot has produced bags that challenge the most fashion-forward mind on the idea of form and function. We have identified these origami-esque bags as a “new classic” that, for the consummate curator, should be considered as an addition to one’s vault. Scroll below to see the most collectable Issey Miyake bag and perhaps you’ll get inspired, too.

most collectible issey miyake bag

The Platinum series Bao Bao Issey Miyake bag in hammered faux leather is available at Saks. $1995.

most collectable issey miyake bag

A new iteration of the PLATINUM series, these bags use mirror-like materials in brightly colored Salmon Pink, Gold and Blue. Surprisingly light, durable and uniquely versatile, these pieces are perfect for city chic style, jet setting and overpacking (not that we ever do that).

BB_2016 isseymiyake crystal gloss

Crystal Gloss is a chic series that combines triangular pieces of enamel and leather straps. These two totes in Blue and Gray have detachable leather straps and ample room for documents and necessities.


baobao isseymiyaki handbagThe Pyramid series is a delightful combination of triangulation with a supple shoulder strap. Pictured above in Black and Beige.