Monday, December 05, 2011

To bag or not to bag

Most of the traditional footwear labels try their hand at handbags; without doubt they can make awe-inspiring shoes but handbags? Not so much. I am only judging by aesthetic reasons here not from a monetary point of view. Their handbag lines still exist for obvious reasons, it is one of the most lucrative businesses in fashion. 

Salvatore Ferragamo Clutch and Sofia satchel

Jimmy Choo Parker and Cassie

I think Jimmy Choo should quit handbag production entirely – their designs look like what high street brands would do and the only remarkable bag might be the acrylic clutch, credits only given to the creative choice of material. Christian Louboutin shoulder bags are lucky to live off the popularity of the studded peep-toes and loafers. Salvatore Ferragamo has some nice arm candy but no one really pays attention. All but Roger Vivier, the Miss Viv handbag range has done well with the unmistakable rectangular metal buckle. On top of that, what more publicity do they need when the First Lady of France is a keen devotee?

1 comment:

  1. Have to agree on the Jimmy Choo. I have refused to get the parker for that reason. Doesn't look in the least bit special.


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