For the past six months, I have barely been able to go to any gathering of women in New York City without being asked for tips, tricks and hook-ups on how to get a Mansur Gavriel bag. I also regularly field these inquires via GChat, email, text message - you name it. So if you're one of the people who has asked me how to get his or her hands on one of these bags, or you're a person who would have asked me, had you access to my contact information, this is for you: Barneys now has online pre-orders for eight styles, including the popular black-and-red Bucket Bag, as well as the new Mini Buckets and Backpacks.
This season of bags marks an expansion in several ways for the young American brand. First, not only are there new shapes and sizes for the bags, but there are new colors. Barneys has pre-orders for blush pink bucket bags, totes and backpacks, and more non-neutrals are coming, including blue and red.
Second, several of the bags are available in saffiano leather, which is a textured, hardy alternative to the smooth vegetable-tanned leathers that the brand had been using exclusively thus far. The saffiano is a little bit pricier, but for buyers who don't want to see changes in their bags, it's a good alternative.
Barneys indicates that these orders are expected to ship in September. That may seem like a while, but if you've been trying to get your hands on one, a pre-order is likely your best bet. Check out what's available below or shop the brand via Barneys.