We have been working on this collaboration for months are are happy to finally be bringing you news of it. PurseBlog is teaming up with Botkier to design an exclusive PurseBlog and Botkier handbag. This handbag will be created by all of you, having choices for the silhouette, leather, and hardware. After this initial round of voting, Botkier will mock up a couple of options for the next stage. Once that is completed, Botkier will be making and selling the PurseBlog + Botkier Limited Edition Handbag on their website.
The first stage is voting on the initial categories. Monica Botkier and her team have picked out four styles, leathers, and hardware options for you all to vote on. Some of the styles are not in production right now and the leathers are exclusive for PurseBlog, none have been used before. This will truly be a one of a kind design when it is complete!
Silhouettes: The Taylor Crossbody is a beloved bag by the PurseBlog team and Botkier team alike with its roomy body with the perfect tasseled-touch. The Uma Satchel features a ruched body with double top handles and an option shoulder strap. The Trigger Satchel is a fan favorite, showcasing zippered detail on the front of the bag. Lastly convertible and extremely usable Sasha Duffle went platinum with the likes of Angelina Jolie carrying it.
PurseBlog + Botkier Silhouette Choices:
- Sasha Medium Duffle (1,286 Votes)
- Uma Satchel (565 Votes)
- Trigger Medium Satchel (452 Votes)
- Taylor Crossbody (370 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,673
Leathers: The leather options for this exclusive collaboration are exciting. We have talked about the high quality materials Botkier uses before which remains true for this collaboration. All choices are exclusive for PurseBlog and include a glossy copper snake double foiling calfskin which appears in the yellow, brown, and goldtone family. Then there is the black lizard embossed lambskin, a super supple option with a nice dimensional touch. Also there is distressed grey washed lambskin. Lastly a taupe-red color with the diamond mauve laser cut lambskin.
PurseBlog + Botkier Leather Choices:
- Distressed Grey - washed lambskin (1,005 Votes)
- Black Lizard - embossed lambskin (862 Votes)
- Lazer Cut Mauve - washed with laser cutting lambskin (546 Votes)
- Copper Snake - double foiling calfskin (201 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,614
PurseBlog + Botkier Hardware Choices:
- Gunmetal (1,451 Votes)
- Satin Nickel (544 Votes)
- Antique Brass (449 Votes)
- Satin Gold (230 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,674
Make sure to vote for your favorite choices. Voting for stage one will end on January
15th 18th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.