Cell Phone-Charging Bag Makes London Fashion Week Debut


Richard Nicoll Fall 2012 Vodafone bag

The designer Richard Nicoll predicated his Fall 2012 presentation on the idea of “Modern Times”, and accompanying his straight, sleek silhouettes was a particularly appropriate, high-tech accessory.  The handbag Nicoll paired with his outfits also functions as a cell phone charger.

The all-white tote, produced in collaboration with Vodafone, can charge iPhones, Androids, and Blackberries for up to two days.  To give the bag itself some juice, there’s a removable, magnetic cable that attaches outside the tote and must be plugged in.

Well, this seems to be a prime example of fashion meeting function.  Will Nicoll’s tote be the “It” bag in the show’s front rows next season?  It would certainly keep busy editors from the annoying experience of a dead cell phone on the go.


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