I am extremely picky when it comes to exotic handbags. I’ve seen so many gorgeous bags yet, at the same time, I’ve seen so many horrible bags. You really cannot skimp on attention to detail when it involves exotic skins. As I am sure many of you already know, sloppy craftsmanship results in flaking scales which is perhaps one of the biggest handbag no-nos out there.

A few months ago, we brought you news that friend-of-PurseBlog Carlos Falchi would be collaborating with his daughter on a new line of graffiti-inspired bags to debut in the coming months.

Well, the future is now: the bags are here! We already had some pictures of what they would look like, so that isn’t much of a surprise, but it’s nice to see something so unique and fun arrive in stores nonetheless.

If only all of our parents owned awesome, exotic bag lines for us to work at when we graduate college; we should all be so lucky. But we’re not Kate Falchi, daughter of PurseBlog friend Carlos Falchi, who has just joined her father’s eponymous bag line and has begun collaborating with him full-time. A good gig if you can get it, right?

Carlos Falchi Event

One of the most interesting men in the handbag industry we have met will be celebrating 30 years starting tomorrow. Carlos Falchi began his journey 30 years ago when he moved to NYC. Since then his designs have continued to be top contenders in the designer handbag world, finding their way into the arms of celebrities and handbag lovers alike.

Tomorrow at Bergdorf Goodman a retrospective exhibition will feature reproductions of Carlos Falchi’s most beloved classics and his latest collection including one-of-a-kind designs inspired by his love of New York.

Carlos Falchi Flat Clutch I recently reveled in the beauty of the hand painted Carlos Falchi Floral Sling. And it was not just me who loved the bag, many of you did. But then a question popped up; “Will the paint run? Is the bag too delicate?”. I asked over at Carlos Falchi and they said to assure you all that no, the paint will not run as it is glazed over.

Carlos Falchi Python Floral Sling One of our favorite aspects of this job is having the opportunity to meet amazing, talented designers. We have lucked out with every designer being so personable and fun, and each one having an entirely different story. And some stories stick out in your mind, with the people behind the story being unforgettable. This is true with Carlos Falchi who we absolutely adore and look forward to seeing again soon!

Carlos Falchi Tigersnake Shopping Tote I don’t really want to like this bag, but I think I do. The problem I have is that the Carlos Falchi Tigersnake Shopping Tote is a shape that really, really annoys me. For the prices that designers charge for their bags, I’d like them to give me some structure or hardware or SOMETHING to indicate that the bag was actually designed.

Carlos Falchi Tiger Snake Flat ClutchThis clutch is kind of growing on me. Originally I wasn’t so sure I liked it. It seemed kind of arts-and-crafts for my taste. However, as I gave it more of a chance, I found myself starting to like it. The Carlos Falchi Tiger Snake Flat Clutch is unique, chic and dare I say one of those kind of handbags you would consider one of a kind.

One of the major perks of running Purse Blog and Purse Forum is having the chance to meet designers. Did I think that would ever happen? No. Did I even realize that maybe they would want to meet us? Heck no. One of our favorite interviews to date was with the talented Carlos Falchi. Carlos Falchi handbags have been a favorite at Purse Blog for quite some time.


Carlos Falchi Slim Proof Hobo Pouch

Vlad and I are headed back to Florida today after a great stint in NYC. Our favorite part has been meeting all of the designers. We will be bringing you many designer interviews shortly. And one of those interviews will be with Carlos Falchi. His story is amazing, and I will leave it at that until we share more.

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