8 reasons why we love the Burberry DK88 bags

Collision of the new and old

8 reasons why we love the Burberry DK88 bags
Burberry's new DK88 bags are destined to be your next obsession

"If it's not broken, don't fix it."

That may not be the tagline borne by Burberry, but its ideolody resonates. As everything the house does is representative of an essential code of heritage established by founder Thomas Burberry, its latest range of bags, named DK88, remains faithful.

The tropical gabardine is not a new inventionThe cloth Thomas Burberry patented in 1888 — it is still used to make Burberry's signature trench coats today — plays not a small role in the development of DK88. The house code for that very fabric is the name behind Burberry's latest permanent bag collection. Where history lives on, progress has its turn too; the DK88 features styles reimagined in Burberry's new Trench Leather.

"With The DK88, we wanted to create a timeless collection of bags which would have the same spirit and attitude as the iconic trench coat. Each bag is crafted from this incredibly rich Trench Leather, which we designed to reflect and celebrate the fabric at the very heart of our brand," said Christopher Bailey, chief creative and chief executive officer. "The result is a collection of bags in painterly colours which is defined by its contrasts – effortlessly elegant, modern yet timeless, supple yet strong – and unmistakably British.”

Here's why DK88 is a winner:

1. The collection is made for men and women... and is available in a range of sizes.  

2. It features seven different styles... including satchel and luggage-inspired shapes, anchored by a classic top handle bag in two sizes. 

3. The adjustable leather crossbody strap... on all the bags allow you to go hands-free at any moment. 

The Medium DK88 Top Handle Bag

4. Selected designs feature an oversize brass tone lock... and an internal pocket made especially for the accompanying key.

5. It is designed in Burberry’s headquarters... in London, but assembled in Italy. 

6. The new fabric, named the Trench Leather... is made and embossed in Italy with a unique pattern reflecting the distinctive twill finish of cotton gabardine.  

7. The colour palette offers a variety to suit all tastes... from black, dark navy, honey tan, antique red and dark forest green, to painterly hues of slate blue, blossom pink, ash rose and celadon green. 

8. The full collection, out now, will evolve over time... with new sizes, styles and colours.

    The Burberry DK88 bag is available in stores and online.

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