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Is this the world's first architect-designed handbag?

Is this the world's first architect-designed handbag?

Meet Whitney

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Image: Max Mara

What happens when you cross a luxury Italian fashion house with a world-renowned architecture firm?

A completely covetable leather handbag with to-the-millimetre perfect proportions, that's what. Continuing its tradition of supporting the arts, Max Mara has collaborated with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the architecture firm behind the new Whitney Museum of American Art, to create a brand new bag called - you guessed it - Whitney.

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With a design inspired by the museum's steel tie-beamed exterior, the Whitney features fine leather ribbing and a sophisticated, take-anywhere shape. It's available in black, Bordeaux and tan in three different sizes, as well as a limited-edition of 250 stamped and numbered light blue/grey designs that recall the museum's metallic façade. We can't think of a better way to inject a little culture into your workday wardrobe.

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