Tuesday, June 14, 2005

A mixed bag...

Jimmy Choo seems to be branching out a bit more in his handbag designs, and while the majority of the purses are quite lovely, there are a few missteps. Let's start with the good:

The metallic Grommet Hobo is simply divine. The pewter leather is eye-catching without being too flashy. I love how the grommets work so well with the floral cutouts.

This exquisite Calfskin Shoulder Bag is perhaps the most elegant drawstring bag I've ever seen.

The Embellished Suede Hobo is a big departure from his rigid, structured bags. Soft ruched suede is dotted with multicolor beads and finished off with striking golden hardware. It's an unusual, funky bag, but priced a tad steeply at $1,950.

Altogether, they make a wonderful, eclectic collection. But, try as we might, we can't ignore the bad:

These unfortunate-looking embroidered fur bags resemble a couple of family pets with a wicked case of mange. Note to Jimmy: When I buy a $2,500 bag, I want it to convey a sense of glamour and luxury, not a parasitic skin infection.

Photos courtesy of bergdorfgoodman.com


  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger The Princess said…

    MMMMM.. I LOVE the metallic grommet hobo. want it want it want it.


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