Saturday, August 11, 2007

Jimmy Choo's New Bari Bag: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,
I'll apologize for being MIA in a sec, first breaking news:

Tamara Mellon, founder of Jimmy Choo, has created the Jet Set Collection, for her client’s high-flying lifestyle. The Bari bag, designed in collaboration with creative director Sandra Choi, is a $28,000 limited-edition crocodile bag that comes complete with its own fur blanket - PETA don't kill a gal for wanting something soft by her side on those cold flights from NY to London to Paris to Moscow ... ah fashion week schedules. But, I digress.

Complementing the sturdy and sleek Bugatti construction of the Bari bag is a bold zipper that expands the tote quickly. It’s the first time the label has dabbled in the genre of utilitarian packaging.

“It’s really a reflection of the times,” said Mellon. “With the increase in private air travel comes a demand for the epitome in luxury.”

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

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Jamie said...

OK Pamela, I love your posts but when are you going to post something on Marcela Calvet and Beatrice Amblard? Two top designers when it comes to crocodile handbags? I am not the only one waiting for this. Anyway, keep up the great blogging experience.

Pamela Pekerman said...

Hi Bagistas Jamie,

There are a lot of fabulous luxury brands I don't write about - certainly not because I don’t love them but just because when launched the idea was to focus on quality indie brands. Sometimes I do still talk about the Jimmy Choos of the world, but mostly I'm more interested in finding the next great handbag designer. Did you know BagTrends was one of the first places anyone read about Rebecca Minkoff, Andrea Brueckner, Socoley and Jenny Yuen? Yup that's what really gets by bag-a-licious blood flowing :). Maybe on this blog though, I may post amore about the Marcela Calvets of the world.
Thanks for read and happy holidays.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman