When we went to Japan last time, I wasn’t yet privy to Anello bags until my friend bought one also from her Japan trip. It’s not only pretty, but very functional and affordable. Nice. Love it.
|Com po evinho, anda-se caminho. Apparently, it is a Portuguese proverb, Com pão e vinho, anda-se caminho, translated, it says “With bread and wine, to walk away!” Makes sense.
Thankfully, I have chinggus who supports my whims. So when Lala, who I went with Ji Chang Wook’s fan meeting, went to Japan. She messaged me that she found Anello bags. I asked her to get me the basic black and camouflage. Yay! Daebak! Love you!
|Anello Backpack AT-B0193A (P) bought in Japan for 4500 JPY. The black one is surprisingly made in Philippines (?), while the Camouflage is made in China.|
An Anello Bag made in the Philippines? Curious, I decided to check for authenticity. Except for the Made in Philippines, everything seems in order. Don’t get me wrong, it’s just that I haven’t heard of it yet. Google search does not give me any Made in Philippines match. But they both have impeccable stitching and mostly matching hardwares.
|Handle Button of the black back has 6 stars, which is the previous design. While the Camouflage features now the Carrot. Co.. For the lining, it seems it also matches the one on site, for black it has a olive green, while the camouflage has a black. Comes with three cards or labels (price tag, manual, and brand and social media label). Though the black one’s model and price card has overlabel with AT-B0193P in the print, and and overlabel with AT-B0193A. It seems possible as the new barcode label in the Anello Authentication website shows a sticker or overlabel.|
When traveling, next to a messenger bag, I like a backpack. It’s very convenient, and keeps my hands free. In fact, it will be my foremost choice when traveling to safer cities. That, plus it’s very Korean drama fashion, so I’m sold. 😉 I own an Aldo leather back pack, which is also nice, but comes with some added weight. I do dream of owning a designer backback soon. (Prada! Ahem!) 😂
Regardless, I feel reassured of the Japanese quality. So far, so good. I like the lightweight material. Plus the quality, I said it right, looks and feels impeccable. And the price? Winner. Next to shoes, a great bag takes you to good places. True to the proverb that Anello seeks inspiration from, “with bread and wine (literally you can fill it in with a whole lot of goodies), to walk away”. On point. Cheers! 🍞🍷
P.S. Some features, I did not post. Brand secrets. Hah.