I’m a bit too young to have been dating back in the days when, “So, what’s your sign?” was a hot pickup line (thankfully), but I’ve seen enough movies to know that there are probably still awkward bachelors out there, plugging away with that same old cliche at a bar near you. Without a doubt, when the Charlotte Olympia Cosmic Collection asks the same question, it’s a much more interesting proposition.
Designer Charlotte Dellal has festooned a group of her popular Charlotte Olympia Pandora Box Clutches and matching loafers with zodiac symbols to match up with her customers’ astrological signs, and Net-a-Porter sold out of most of the six clutch options almost immediately. The other six signs have yet to arrive, but when they do, it’ll surely be to quick sales. I can tell you from experience that the fashion industry as a whole has an often enthusiastic relationship with astrology, with AstrologyZone’s Susan Miller influencing many of fashion’s Queen Bees as much as anyone does. With Charlotte Olympia’s plum spot as the current obsession of many in the style set, pulling in some zodiac fun to her designs is a very savvy move. Would you buy a bag or pair of shoes celebrating your astrological sign?
Net-a-Porter only has the Gemini clutch in stock currently, but all of the bags retail for $995. All six loafers from the first set of signs are still available, and they retail for $695. You can shop them all via Net-a-Porter.