I love bags. Although I’ve had to down-size recently, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to increase my collection again soon…

I’m currently toting around a huge and battered Vivienne Westwood grey leopard print bag, which may have seen better days but still manages to fit everything from small umbrellas and huge numbers of keys, to spare make-up, text books and more tubes of lipgloss than one person could ever possibly need. When I’m in the mood to dress to impress, I have a lovely little Vivienne Westwood (I’m sensing a theme here!) bag with huge gold orb, or I borrow one of Samuel’s amazing leather bags – guaranteed showstoppers.

And talking of showstopping bags, look no further than Artherapie! Always sure to make me linger and loiter in OIOI while I think about shoes and talk myself out of buying the latest lolita fashion trinkets, Artherapie are a welcome sight for anyone who dabbles in alternative Japanese fashion, or just likes a touch of darker side. Tartan, studs, printed leather and embossing – this is a far cry from the likes of Samantha Thavasa; no quilting, straw or flimsy handles here! Artherapie do a great range, with something for everyone from teenage punks to slightly more grown-up ‘corporate goths’… and of course anyone who favours a black leather bag. Yes, that’s me!

A simple tote style, with wonderful printing.

Black or pink? Oh, decisions!

Love this book bag! A few other brands have produced book bags too, and while I haven’t seen the others in person yet, with Artherapie you’re sure to get a great sturdy bag, particularly in leather.

Sorely tempted my this beauty! I’m not really in the market for a new bag yet, but the studs and red edging are just amazing.

Maybe I should have more red accessories… Beautiful embossed leather!

A really great all-round bag here.

Lovely chain and studded cross details – gotta have a bit of tartan for winter!

I’d love to see this with a neo-goth high fashion coordinate!

Absolutely stunning. A bag anyone would be proud to carry!

And um, a bum bag. I think horrific ’90s flashbacks made me successfully talk Samuel out of wearing one of these! Wow.

To see more from Artherapie, visit their blog here.

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4 Responses to Gorgeous Gothic Artherapie Bags

  1. Liz says:

    I love Artherapie- I’m really hoping to acquire one of their bags the next time I am in Tokyo.
    (Also, I really like the range of fashion you feature here! You have a great blog).

  2. Rebecca says:

    @ Liz – Thank you so much for getting in touch, and for the lovely compliments! Artherapie usually do pretty good discounts during sale season, by the way… 😉

    Samuel and I are huge fans of your tumblr, and now I’ve just read most of your awesome blog too, haha!

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh, I love Artherapie! Even during the New Years’ and summer sales, I still couldn’t really afford one… whomp whomp. But that didn’t stop me from staring longingly at their goods in Shinjuku’s Marui ONE.

  4. Rebecca says:

    @ Sarah – Dribble-worthy indeed! 😉

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