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Angie has already been seen sporting this bag in black and now she has been spotted wearing it in crème. Looks like Angelina Jolie has a case of the Botkier loves. Wearing her typical garb, a black dress, big shades, black boots, and simple bag, Angelina Jolie was leaving LA Studios with Maddox carrying the Botkier Sasha Duffel Bag in crème. This satchel has been a huge hit and will continue to make those who carry it happy. Designed with luscious lambkin, this duffel bag can double as going over the shoulder with a longer strap or being folded to a more compact handbag (both options pictures below). Simple to throw on, there is a zip top closure, buckled straps on the front, and a front flap pocket with an extended tab. Dimensions are 8 1/2″H x 10″W x 6″D. Angie loves this bag and so do we! Inquire for the crème at Botkier or buy either black or chocolate at Saks for $695.

Botkier Sasha Duffel Bag

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heidi klum botkier bag

In my opinion one of the most gorgeous women alive is Heidi Klum. With or without makeup, Heidi can pull off stunning in a heart beat. Completely in touch with her body and style, Heidi goes from one day to the next with a different ensemble looking gorgeous. Ok obviously I am a tad bit obsessed with Heidi, she is my girl crush. Recently, she has been seen sporting a lusious black handbag that sports a divine braided shoulder strap. From the Fall/Winter 07 season, the Botkier Black Rose Satchel has been Heidi Klum’s bag of choice. This Botkier bag is a stunning number, with its supple lambskin, braided shoulder strap, and feminine leather rose coin purse. The bag will be available in black, cherry, bronze and metallic plum. I am head over heels in love, and would love to see the cherry version. Check Botkier or contact your local Botkier supplier. Seriously stunning for $675.

Botkier Black Rose Satchel

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botkier lolaI’m sorry, you guys must be so sick of clutches by now…but here’s another one. Check out this Botkier Power Ranger – sorry, Botkier Lola Clutch. It’s quite an interesting creature. There’s a little band in the back that you can slip your hand into for easy holding, so you get a kind of glued-to-your-hand effect. The way the model in this picture holds it amuses me greatly. The clutch looks like a boomerang or a giant morphing ring. I don’t know, some sort of alteregoed crime-fighting device. Adding to this effect are the sporty perforated leather, the very blue color, which is actually a very nice blue, and the darker blue accents. These accents are in fact patent leather, but I feel that they would be more appropriate to the clutch if they were made of plastic, and if you could press them down like buttons to summon your robot or communicate with the rest of your team of vigilante cartoon justice. The gold hardware – which, if you look closely enough, actually consists of cute little buckles – also adds to the mighty morphin’ feel of the bag. Now I am not saying this bag is ugly, and I actually think it’s kind of cute and interesting. Still, it recalls too many things that make me giggle and practice karate chops to tempt me to buy. If you would like to nurture the spandex-clad bad-ass inside, this is the bag for you. Get it for $275 at activeendeavors. Be sure to use coupon code “spring” to get 20% off.

Botkier Essex Clutch

Taking Vlad shopping is always entertaining. I was experiencing cabin fever quite bad from being home all week with a sinus infection, so Saturday Vlad and I made a quick trip to the mall. You have to understand that Vlad is the typical man, who just so happens to be the webmaster for a Purse Blog and Forum. Being around me forces him to learn about bags and makes him try to decide which bags he likes. It makes me laugh a little, but it also goes to show what a great man I have. Long story short, while shopping we ran into some Botkier handbags with golden horns. The Mr totally dug these bags. Since he is off in Germany for two weeks, I will write about the Botkier Essex Clutch just for him. Sporting the bold and stylish gold horn and gold link chain, this clutch is sexy enough for the bold women who can pull off burgundy leather and gold hardware. Plenty big, the clutch measures 6″ tall by 11″ wide by 3″ deep and has a leather flap closure. On the inside there are three compartments for sexy red lipstick and black eye liner. Can you handle it? Buy it through Intermix for $525.

Botkier Bianca Leather Satchel Chloe Betty Satchel

Dun dun dun… it is the battle of the satchels! Today you will be the judge of the bag that wins this contest. On the left we have the Botkier Bianca Leather Satchel while on the right we have the Chloe Betty Satchel. Both of these handbags use supple plush leather and pair two front pockets to give the bag a casual but swanky feel. The Botkier bag is designed with ivory leather and golden hardware. There are double shoulder straps along with a zip top closure. Dimensions are 7 1/2″H x 14 1/2″W x 5 1/2″D. The Chloe Betty Satchel showcases gray leather along with silver metal hardware. This satchel also has a shoulder strap with rings and a zip top. Measurements of this bag are a bit larger at 16″H x 17″W x 6″D. Accenting the Botkier bag are tassel pull tabs while a zip top coin purse adorns the Chloe bag. To me both of these handbags look quite similar and offer many of the same things. You be the judge of who wins the battle of the satchel. I won’t give away the price, but when you do see it, you most likely will chose one bag over the next. Botkier via Saks and Chloe via Saks.

Botkier Bombay ToteWhat lady does not need a big brown bag? And no, I’m not talking about the Bloomingdale’s bag, although that is always nice to have also. While oversized totes sometimes seem to be never-ending in capacity, many of you know that you need a huge bag for all your ‘things’, especially if you have kids. What mother out there does not carry a few small toys, crayons, random medicine, candy and treats, etc? A new option for a must-have big bag is the Botkier Bombay Tote. The tote is meticulously made of soft Italian goatskin leather and is further shown off with antiqued brass hardware. While this bag could have been too simple to give it more than one glance, Botkier spiced the bag up with wraparound straps, simple stud detailing, and a leather tassel (which is removable for those of you who think it is too much). The inside is spacious to fill all the goodies you need to travel with to keep everyone around you realizing you are ready for anything at anytime. Overall the bag measures 13″ x 20″ x 8″; I didn’t lie- it really is big!! Buy it through eLuxury for $540.

Botkier Skeleton Big Drawstring BagFor some reason when I was little I used to love drawing skeletons. I am sure one reason was because it was easy for me to do some bones and for another reason I loved Halloween. I wore the same outfit for countless years; a black full body outfit with glow in the dark skeleton outline. I loved that outfit. Now that I think about it, the shirt could still be really cute with jeans. Yes, I am that crazy. Botkier has caught onto my love of skeletons to design an interesting bag. The Botkier Skeleton Big Drawstring Bag shows off its individuality with its vertical leather straps, aka the skeleton bones, which wrap around the green soft Italian leather body. Showing off the skeleton straps are gold metal studs and adding a special touch is the drawstring top closure. On the front of the bag, there are two hidden pockets and on the sides there are patch pockets. On the inside you will find textile lining with a portable mirror and inside zipped pocket. Seemingly large, 18″ x 13.5″ x 5″, this bag is available before Halloween ever comes close at eLuxury for $645.

Botkier Bianca Large SatchelFor me certain brands have their own signature bag. I always feel like having that signature bag can keep all of us from seeing their other bags, just because of the mere fact that we are really only aware of ‘their’ bag. As for Botkier, I felt like I kept seeing the same bag modeled again and again. But when I ran into this new look, I found it refreshing. The Botkier Bianca Large Satchel is intricately crafted from soft Italian cowhide. To add some dimension, the bag shows off two curved front pouch pockets that close with signature long tassel pulls. Straying away from a very structured look, this bag gives off a slouchy appearance which I love. Accenting the satchel is polished gold metal hardware. The shoulder straps are made from rolled leather with studs. Brining it all together is the front flap with a Botkier twist-lock closure. While this bag does not scream out for attention, it did lure me in. The satchel is available in either black or dusty gold, and if I had my way I would opt for the dusty gold. Buy it through eLuxury for $695.

Botkier Stirrup HoboI’ve heard nothing but raves about Botkier bags. It seems the fan base is large and the beauty of the bags keeps it all going. I don’t own a Botkier bag, but I have seen many in person and I sure wouldn’t mind having one at some time in the near future (cue Vlad here ;-) ). If any of you are in the hunt for a beautiful blue colored bag, I think both the shape and hue of this bag will reel you in. The Botkier Stirrup Hobo is sure making quite the stir in the fashion world. This metallic twilight leather hobo is chic and charismatic for your flirty side. Only to add a little more glam and glitz is the silver metal hardware which accents the bag. The front zip pockets are at a slant and have suede tassel pulls. The inside is bursting with goodies. There are two hidden slit pockets and an inside leather compartment. The shoulder strap may be adjusted for your arm pleasures and the overall dimensions are 12″H x 16″W x 2″D. If you are fashionable, you know that these bags are in style. If your fashionable wallet may allow it, grab one of these beauties while they last: $660 via Bergdorf Goodman.

Our loyal reader chemlex shared a goodie on our forums that I can’t just let go without mentioning it on the front page.

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