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In the accessories realm, there is perhaps nothing more personal than the handbag. The contents reveal more than just what we’re choosing to carry with us each day – some of us opt for little more than a few essentials, while others lug around our entire lives – but also offer telling hints as to who we are.

Then there’s the style of the handbag itself – the shape, the function, the structure (or lack thereof) and the way we wear it on our bodies – like a constant companion that communicates wordlessly with the world around us. Are we dedicated to new trends, or do we prefer to invest in styles that embody eternal sophistication?

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Every detail of a handbag suggests a story, small clues both inside and out slowly adding up to unfurl a picture of our plans, our priorities, our preferred payment methods – the inner anatomy of one’s life admin, cradled and cocooned within the single small leather good that we’ve chosen to both carry and reflect our identity.

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It’s perhaps fitting then that Polo Ralph Lauren’s latest collection of handbags speaks to this notion of individuality. Called the Polo ID Collection, the range showcases four different silhouettes. Each come adorned with a traditional ID bracelet, which acts as both a modern styling accoutrement and a meaningful vestige of the brand’s storied history.

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The range evokes Polo Ralph Lauren’s long-held connection to equestrian craftsmanship, with distinctive shapes that conjure similitude to equestrian iconography – think brass hardware detailing akin to a bridle, the curved structure of a saddle and sumptuously smooth Italian leather with fine stitching.

While equestrian-inspired design has been evident in recent collections, polo has always been synonymous with Polo Ralph Lauren’s house codes. That poignant link to the brand’s heritage is easily spotted throughout the Polo ID Collection – not least of which is due to Polo Ralph Lauren’s instantly recognisable Pony Player logo.

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The Polo first rose to attention in 1972, when designer Ralph Lauren reinterpreted the lifestyle attire of the elite sport’s moneyed enthusiasts. Now 50 years later, the emblem remains a celebrated part of the brand’s DNA, with Polo Ralph Lauren’s signature logo becoming a wider symbol of timeless American style across the globe.

This commitment to sophistication and high quality is unmistakable in the Polo ID Collection, which was inspired by an original heirloom identity tag treasured by the brand and passed down through generations. Each of the four styles embody Polo Ralph Lauren’s modern spirit with adventurous detailing, pared back and future-proofed with practicality and enduring design.

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There’s the Polo ID Mini Shoulder, a covetable crescent shape for high fashion tastes that can be worn across the body or easily dangled securely from the wrist. Then there’s the Polo ID Leather-Trim Canvas Saddle Bag, with a timeless horseshoe curvature that presents as the perfect everyday cohort with room to stow all your essentials.

CREATIVE DIRECTION: MARNE SCHWARTZ 
PHOTOGRAPHY: UMBERTO GORRA 
STYLIST: ANNA CASTAN   
SET DESIGN & CREATION: AMADEO CAPELLI

IMAGE DIRECTION: GIANMARCO CHIANESE  

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