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3 ways to wear PINKO & everything else you need to know

This week we’re saying Buongiorno to Italian brand PINKO, famed for its hand-crafted leathers, subtle shades and statement embellishments. From their iconic dusky pink bags, to their iconic lovebird clasps, these bags are the elite style statement.

If you’re considering adding a PINKO bag to your collection, you likely have a few questions. In our guide, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about the collection and all the styling inspiration you need for the season ahead.

1. What sets PINKO bags apart?

PINKO bags stand out for their unique blend of Italian craftsmanship, contemporary design, and attention to detail. The brand is all about pushing your fashion know how with a very feminine yet timeless flair. The collections incorporate a range of innovative materials and trend-led design features. The key thing that sets the brand apart, is that although each bag is a statement and you can instantly recognise the brand, they are also extremely versatile. Adding an exclamation mark to so many outfits in your wardrobe, this bag is easily the go-to bag for weekend dressing and occasionwear looks.

2. Are PINKO bags made of genuine leather?

Yes, they primarily use high-quality, genuine leather. This ensures durability, longevity, and a luxurious feel. Additionally, they offer a range of finishes, including smooth, textured, and embossed leather.

3. What styles of bags are in the collection?

PINKO has a range of collections each more fitting to different occasions and style preferences. Some of the most popular styles include:

  • Tote Bags: Spacious and versatile, perfect for everyday use.
  • Crossbody Bags: Convenient and easy to style, ideal for hands-free activities.
  • Shoulder Bags: Classic design, on-trend style at the moment that is suitable for casual and formal occasions.

4. How can I authenticate a PINKO bag?

To ensure you’re purchasing an authentic PINKO bag, look for the following:

  • NFT Authentication Technology: By scanning the Love Birds embroidery on the bag with your smartphone, this will allow you to access a personalised authentication experience by PINKO. Read more about their authentication experience.
  • Logo: Check for the PINKO logo, which should be cleanly embossed or printed.
  • Stitching: High-quality stitching is a hallmark of genuine PINKO bags.
  • Hardware: Authentic PINKO bags feature well-crafted, sturdy hardware.
  • Dust Bag and Packaging: Genuine PINKO bags come with a branded dust bag and often have other accompanying materials.

5. What are their most popular bag collections?

PINKO releases seasonal collections, each with its unique theme and design elements. Some of the well-received collections include:

  • Love Bag: Recognisable by its heart-shaped closure, this collection embodies romance and sophistication and also comes in a “mini” version too.
  • Love Puff: Distinguished by its soft nappa leather and press-stud fastening, this collection is the perfect going-out bag style.
  • Love Click: Available in a quilted design and its magnetic front flap closure, available as a crossbody and shoulder bag style.

6. How do I care for my PINKO bag?

Proper care ensures your PINKO bag stays in pristine condition forever. Here are some tips:

  • Storage: Keep your bag in its dust bag when you are not wearing it, and stuff it with tissue paper to maintain its shape.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can fade the colour of your bag, so don’t keep it on a window cill or shelf that is in direct sunlight every day.
  • Clean Gently: Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the surface of your bag, and avoid harsh chemicals.

Three ways to style your PINKO bag

1. Timeless dressing

The key thing about PINKO bags is that they are a timeless style, so when it comes to the loaded question ‘What bag should I wear with that outfit?’ PINKO will always be your first choice. A staple cashmere knitted jumper with loose trousers and a pair of UGGs complete with one of their shoulder bag is a great day-to-day look during the colder seasons. Or a classic tee, with a blazer over the top and your trainers, is great for those tricky mid-season dressing.

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2. Layering looks for autumn/winter

Autumn/winter is all about the layering, this season’s key trends are trench coats, faux shearling aviator jackets and premium mohair knitwear, all of which the PINKO bags will perfectly complement. For the days when you are wearing those more layered looks it helps to have a crossbody bag, so it’s not uncomfortable on your shoulder – another reason these bags would be a firm favourite.

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3. Workwear outfits

If you do want to take a smaller bag to work, these are a great choice because they are fashionable yet sleek. Appropriate for work wear with its clean lines and minimalistic design, allowing you to remain professional at all times.

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SHOP PINKO

By Holly Thompson



Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Writer and expert