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Ferragamo is riding a heat wave at the moment. The brand struck handbag gold with its latest major push, the Fiamma, and followed it up by enticing its fans with an online film series and now a digital trunk show.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma White

There’s been quite the buzz around the Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bags, the new line from the storied Italian brand. The folks at Ferragamo have stoked chatter around this bag dating back to its Milan debut last fall, and now the line is ready to make its debut for buyers.

Claudia Schiffer Salvatore Ferragamo Emidia Suede Crossbody Bag

Here’s German supermodel/eternal babe Claudia Schiffer leaving a restaurant in London, carrying a Salvatore Ferragamo Emidia Suede Crossbody Bag. Claudia actually lives in the UK with her husband, film director Matthew Vaughn, and their three kiddos. Her bag is no longer available in stores, but you can shop a vast assortment of Ferragamo handbags, belts, and accessories at Bloomingdale’s.

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Moreso than most American brands, who tend to try to please a crowd, Italian designers often have very specific customers. Dolce & Gabbana is for women who want to look sexy and traditionally elegant all at once. Gucci is straight-up sexy.

Salvatore Ferragamo Annenberg Collection Handbags (11)

Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian company, but what you might not realize is that the brand’s founder and namesake got his start in Southern California. Ferragamo set up shop in Santa Barbara in 1914, and to celebrate both the brand’s 99-year presence in California and its sponsorship of the first annual Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Gala, the brand is releasing The Annenberg Collection of handbags, shoes and jewels.

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My love for the feminine and classic Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina shoes has been a long time in the making, so what better way to showcase my love than playing with the items themselves?

We teamed up with Rachel, a good friend and beautiful model (isn’t she stunning?

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina

A preview of our shoot with fabulous Salvatore Ferragamo bags and the iconic Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina… stay tuned for more next week!

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Although I own hundreds of bags, I find myself hunting through my collection to find a bag that I love and will end up carrying for weeks at a time. Sometimes I change out my bags often, but when I find a great bag, I tend to stick with it.

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara and Varina

In the next few months you will be seeing a lot more shoe love from our team; we continue to share our footwear obsessions at TalkShoes, because what handbag lover doesn’t love shoes as well? (And vice versa, of course.) One of my favorite shoe brands is Salvatore Ferragamo – the brand’s shoes are legitimately comfortable, which can be a tough feat to accomplish when it comes to women’s shoes.

Salvatore Ferragamo Verve Fringe Woven Leather Bag

I no longer watch Project Runway, but I’ll be forever indebted to the show (and to Tim Gunn) for giving us the beautiful phrase “a lot of look.” Gunn’s a tactful, polite man, so he generally only deployed that saying in a negative way, but I think it’s applicable beyond that – “a lot of look,” in my mind, can be either good or bad, depending on the skill of the designer.