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The Boston bag by Boggi Milano

Boston bag by Boggi Milano

The Boston Hold-All is the perfect weekend bag, with lots of space, simple and practical, and interesting looks. It has a long history, and throughout the 19th century it was a characteristic product for the city of Boston – though in those days it had a slightly different shape with respect to what it has become today. By the early 20th century, it had become a favourite for men, women and children of that city.

Today it usually takes the form that it has in the Boggi Milano version, which offers ample space and many handy zip pockets, ideal for the organized storage of tickets, boarding cards, passport, mobile phone and so forth. It appeals to frequent-flyer travellers, easy to carry by means of its rolled-leather handles, or using the adjustable shoulder strap that can be attached or removed by means of tab fasteners connecting it to two D-rings. The two-way top zip extends down the sides of both ends, providing easier access to the interior. Other details comprise the glossy leather patch with the Boggi logo, hand-sewn on its short sides only, an appealing sartorial touch, and the silky lining in branded nylon.

The Boggi Milano Boston Hold-All is a stand-out piece in which the unusual print pattern of the full-grain black calfskin, called caviar because of the glints of colour that it creates, gives it a unique appearance. External zips are in metal electroplated with palladio finish, internal zips are in nylon.