31 May LUXURY HANDBAG EXPERT ON WHAT’S HOT!
By Natalia Pegram
Owner of NU LUXURY LABELS
As a luxury handbag collector for over two decades I have seen a lot of wonderful designs and styles, from new fashion houses to those established luxury brands. Some of my prized pieces are the obvious vintage bags from Louis Vuitton and Hermès but what’s “hot” right now? I get asked that all the time from clients seeking their new spring/summer new pieces.
The resurgence of classic brands & vintage styles are popping up everywhere from Melrose Place to Rodeo Drive, balancing between jeans & cocktail dresses. Louis Vuitton have launched some exciting new styles, their Cruise 2016 spring summer range decorated in emblematic palm trees in stunning pink’s and red’s overlaying the essentially classic LV monogram. Gucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent… all very hot with their 70’s & 80’s inspired designs! I love the Chanel New Medium Boy Bag & Gucci Borsa Dionysus bag, simply sizzling. Super great also are the classic Saint Laurent monogrammed tote bags & colorful mini sac su jour’s in white, pink, blue, red. SL’s studded clutch’s are so very 80’s rock n roll, Malibu meets the city.
Chanel’s powerhouse has done their bit to impress with its new season ‘Airline’ range, inspired directly by Karl Lagerfeld’s own travels.
Finally, we come to the Hermès Birkin. The Birkin in any color will always be très chic. Sales of the Birkin have never been as buoyant. My personal favorite for this spring is my Birkin 35cm Clemence Leather in stunning blue paradise. Add the H scarf, and you’re all set.
All these beautiful day & evening bags are really the final statement pieces that carry the outfit to completion. So the answer really is, a great bag is always going to be hot when you travel to a breakfast meeting at the Peninsula Hotel, lunch in Beverly Hills and dinner in Brentwood (or Paris)!
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