Favorite (FAVORITE!) handbag designer (of the moment)
Posted by Gabrielle Anderson Thompson on March 9, 2010 at 12:35 AM
I shop online everyday. I don't buy, I just browse. And seeing as how I plan on starting my own boutique in a few years, I keep a running list of my favorite designers. For handbags, admittedly, this can be tough, because if I was making triple what I make now, I would have a closet full of Chloe handbags, but at $2,000 a pop, sadly I have none. While every now and then I come across a particular handbag that I am obsessed with, I rarely (meaning never if Chloe doesn't count) come across a handbag designer that I am obsessed with. Until now.....
Recently, I fell in love with a small studded number by Rebecca Minkoff at Bloomingdales. It was the perfect day to night transition bag and it had studs, which if you have read past articles of mine, you know I die for. It looks and feels well crafted though, which is sometimes hard to find when dealing with studs, where all it takes is one lost stud to ruin the entire item. Before purchasing the bag, I went to her website (www.rebeccaminkoff.com) and was delighted to discover that I was not only in love with the little studded number I found at Bloomingdales, but her whole collection was fabulous! Every last piece. The handbags come in an assortment of varieties from bags you can carry along when you are dressed in your best work suit to bags that would perfectly compliment a laid back look for a day of shopping to night on the town bags. They also come a lovely selection of colors from basics (white and black and camel) to brights (think neon). I'm in love, so much so, that if I had $2,000, I might just buy four Rebecca Minkoff bags rather than one Chloe, and dolls, thats saying a lot, because Chloe handbags literally take my breath away. If the photo on this page doesn't turn you into a fan, I assure you the lookbook on her website will.