Posts Tagged ‘Bag

30
Jul
09

Throw It In The Bag.

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Being a lover of “exclusive” bags on women, I decided I’d introduce you (or re-introduce for those in the know…) to a great bag label, Anya Hindmarch. Founded a few years ago by Great Britain native Anya Hindmarch, the bags have quickly becomse all the rage, with fans such as Scarlett Johansson, Claudia Schiffer, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie. Hindmarch designs bags for the woman who does it all, creating a Day Collection (comprised of satchels, hobos, totes, etc.) and a Night Collection (elegant clutches). Additionally, she also designs custom bags for clients, a la the Bespoke Ebury Collection (Embossed croc example above). Take a look:

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And now the Night Collection…

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I dig the Boho-Chic flair that Hindmarch has incorporated into some of her designs. It adds a slight touch of flair. I will say, some of the designs do feel a bit dated, but the spots of color bring them up to date. Additionally, The Bespoke Ebury collection is a great and alternative selection for those looking to invest in, say a Hermes Birkin bag. The bag’s price starts at around $1700, SEVERELY undercutting the Birkin, which can command prices in the tens of thousands of dollars, as well as a lengthy waiting list. Sure, one would say that the Ebury isn’t in the Birkin’s ballpark, but if you’re looking for an affordable, custom-crafted bag, go for the Ebury!

Stay Classick!

JoeCouture.

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27
Jun
09

What Would Coco Do?

Chanel Store BagWe here at Urban Couture are major fans of the French house of Chanel, founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel¬† in 1909. I personally believe it should be a staple in any woman’s wardrobe (be it in their means), especially the famous Chanel suit and the classic quilted 2.55 bag. And while that will forever hold true, I’m very torn over their latest bag, the 31 Rue Cambon Tote.

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I’m not sure if my colleagues will agree with me, but I’m not a fan of the tote(s), which are essentially leather versions of the store’s shopping bags, most notably from Chanel’s Paris boutique (located at-you guessed it-31 Rue Cambon). While I love Chanel, I don’t think I’d want to walk around town with a leather store bag. Of course, it’s not marketed towards me… But I’ve been wondering, would Coco herself, approve?!? She’s revolutionized women’s high fashion, but is this something she hoped for? What are your thoughts on the bag? Love it or Leave it?

Stay Classick!

JoeCouture.




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