Build Your Next Handbag From Scratch With These Lego-Like Pieces
Bamin's modular bags make sure you stand out in any crowd.
Every fashionista has a similar story. She spent hours creating a look that she eventually perfected, but just as she stepped outside she spotted someone wearing the same thing. Despite the usually low cost, merchandise made for the masses has some major drawbacks; it takes away from our natural desire to stand out and feel special. Fortunately, the people at Bamin (Build And Make It Now) have created a way to make us feel, and look, a little more unique.
Created by fashion journalist and entrepreneur Robert Cordero in 2012, Bamin is a New York based, invite-only fashion boutique, whose goal is to remix fashion. They aim to use digital ideas, like user-generated content, in the fashion world- allowing for customized bags that can be shipped in as little as 6 weeks.
Bamin lets you build your own unisex bags using a selection of both classic and fashion-forward options. They are composed of interchangeable parts, so customers can constantly change the shape, color, and materials. All Bamin bags are manufactured locally using laser and handicraft production, ensuring a high quality end result.
Bamin customers create bags from either the company’s website, or an interactive app, putting the power of design and production in each person’s own hands. The bags are available as duffles, briefcases, carryalls, and overnights. Current fabrics include matte leather (blue, black, and brown) and neomesh (pink, yellow, green, blue, and orange), with additional gray felt or leopard print panels. The team is hard at work creating more options.
To gain access to Bamin, interested users must log onto the website and request an invite- which currently has a waiting list. Considering the limitless potential this company offers to be unique, it seems to be worth the wait.