This year Bentley is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. On 10th July 2019 Bentley will reach its Centenary, an achievement most definitely worth celebrating. As part of this celebration, I am driving the brand new 5 seater Bentley Bentayga V8, an SUV priced at £198,000 with the £65,000 of optional extras.
This Bentayga is all about luxury travel, so I opted for a Beluga Bentley travel Soft bag valued at £1250 as my companion. This bag is a combination of a traditional luggage case and a casual weekender. I am traveling with the Bentley Travel Soft bag for the last four weeks around the United Kingdom, Paris for Formula E and Italy. If there are three fashion nations of the world to test the bag then there are no better cities to do so.
This luxury leather bag in genuine calf leather features a unique ‘V’ shape inspired by design aspects of the Bentley Bentayga.
I am a true lover of leather, it has been influenced by my Italian background. I have bought leather goods from all around the globe in the last 25 years. I do consider myself an expert when it comes to sourcing quality leather.
Leather is durable, looks even better with wear and can be environmentally friendly too. My wardrobe is full of leather, handbags, man bags, jackets, dresses, and shoes from Italian luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo . I also have French luxury leather goods from Cartier and YSL, in which all the leather is historically sourced from Italy
Leather Quality And Design
First impressions are that I was glad to read that the Bentley Beluga bag is made in Italy. The bag is oversized and I feel so posh carrying it which I love. It stands out and that is what a bag at this price should be all about. I am currently in Florence Italy, the city of leather that is sourced from all around the globe for many years. So when comparing the Travel Soft bag’s leather it truly feels and looks quality.
This opens fully flat like a traditional case while retaining a casual, soft look when closed. Very practical regarding getting items out. Due to the two compartments, it means I don’t have to go through the whole bag to get what I need on demand. The extra storage zips for my lingerie and my Bentley fragrances means I also can get items I need fast.
It has a water-resistent nylon base and I am traveling so much at the moment so liquids If I have a leak, this is a security peace of mind to know. Nothing worse an expensive bag getting damaged due to not being waterproof.
The zip is of high quality, goodness you will be surprised how many luxury car companies can forget about quality zip control. Zip quality when opening and closing this bag is part of the feel-good factor too.
The grip handles with integrated magnets is practical and perfect for walking and feels great.
- 2 large sections held in place by zipped flaps
- Opens flat
- Folds flat to function as a suit carrier
- Grip handles with integrated magnets
- Water-resistent nylon base
- 100% leather
- Lining: 100% polyester
- Made in Italy
- W 62 x H 36 x D 33cm
- Presented in a Bentley dust bag
Paris Formula E -Prix Paris
If there is a sport that is taking on formula One then it is Formula E. I had to drive for a weekend to experience the sport and the bag was perfect for taking my several outfits on this memorable trip. I was being hosted by the famous Hotel Molitor Paris which is all about fashion and a popular place to take great product shots. No matter where I place the Bentley Soft bag it looks stylish.
In taking on the fashion world guru’s the Italians who respect quality design and leather, and are never afraid to portray an image, who better to judge me than the Italians themselves. When team MenStyleFashion walks around Italy with this Bentley Soft Bag, the Italians do stop, stare and smile. The best organic fashion stamp of approval one can receive here in Italy.