These Stylish Leather Bags will Take You Back to the Good Old '80s
The '80s will always hold a special place in the hearts of music lovers who lived through them. The decade saw some of the greatest moments in music and pop culture: Michael Jackson brought zombies to life, Bon Jovi taught us how to live on a prayer, Madonna led a revolution in fashion and pop music, and Whitney Houston sang her heart out, all through the decade. It was the age of new wave, the dawn of hip-hop, and the birth of the American popstar as we know her today.
It was also the birth—or at least, the golden age—of the mixtape. Mixtapes were so much more than just song compilations. For the first time ever, casual music fans could create their own playlists and enclose them in a small object: a cassette tape. And enclosed with those songs were the tastes and sensibilities of the mixtape's creator. The emotions that went into every purposeful song choice were imbued into mixtapes, along with the songs themselves.
And while the mixtape’s heyday is long gone, contemporary culture’s penchant for nostalgia has resurrected the cassette tape.
German luxury goods purveyor Montblanc has reinterpreted the carefree spirit of lugging mixtapes and Walkmans everywhere with their Meisterstück Soft Grain Mix Tapes Capsule Collection. These stylish pieces feature artistic graphic tape prints on black, soft, and grainy leather—a combination that exudes a bold, retro flair.
Sturdy yet playful, classic yet experimental, the Meisterstück Soft Grain Mix Tapes Capsule Collection adds effortless retro cool to any casual outfit—think preppy schoolboy or high-street swag. It’s also perfect for those daring enough to add a touch of whimsy to their dressier suit-and-tie ensembles.
Style savants can fit their cards and cash in the cassette tape-inspired wallets and business cardholders.
Old school meets the modern age in the portfolios and clutches, which are large enough to carry laptops, tablets, and other gadgets.
For the adventurer wanting to carry the '80s with them anywhere, the collection also features a capacious leather backpack and a small travel bag, all donning label prints.
If you’re thinking of the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life (or if you’re all about that nostalgia yourself), consider adding the Meisterstück Soft Grain Mix Tapes Capsule Collection to your shopping list.
Check out the whole set here, or head to any of these store locations to shop them: Rustan's Makati, Rustan's Shangri-la Plaza, Rustan's Ayala Centre Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams Manila, and Resorts World Manila.