The more I see of the Fall/Winter 2010 shows, particularly the ones from Milan, the more I become certain that the fashion industry glitterati have clandestine meetings after the season has been presented to decide what the trends for the next season will be, just so everyone else is on the same page. That, or it’s secretly just one supergenius (or supercomputer?) behind every major collection, and that’s why everything from Gucci to Fendi to Ferragamo this season has been so cohesive – not just within each collection, but across much of what has been shown at Fashion Week as a whole.

I need more Salvatore Ferragamo bags in my life. This is a brand that flies under the radar but produces bags that are drool-worthy time after time. This time we are mentioning a classic bag from Ferragamo that was seen on Jessica Simpson back in 2005 in bright green. An aside, but is it not hilarious to read a post from 2005 that is talking about Newlyweds?

While Salvatore Ferragamo is known for some exquisite handbags, I love when I find something a little different than what I am normally expecting. This bag fits into that category.

I am always on the look out for hot handbags perfect for day time use. When I am at the grocery store or out running any kind of errand, I tend to see way too many ugly handbags.

Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vera Denise Python Hobo

Exotic bags are always a hot topic of discussion, both around here and on our Forum. Some people love them, some people hate them, and others sit in the middle, fretting about their ethical implications without being able to completely convince themselves to dislike the bags. I was a member of the last group for a long time, but I finally came to a decision about it a while back: as long as the bag uses the skin to its fullest effect, I have no quarrel with it.

You know who we don’t hear about often enough? Salvatore Ferragamo. The reason why has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation or love of Ferragamo bags. We have seen bags that have caught our attention and have yet to loose it (remember the Carlotta Alligator Tote).

One of the signature attributes for Ferragamo bags is the circular hardware.

Salvatore Ferragamo Gathered Leather Hobo Salvatore Ferragamo is one of those brands that flies under the radar for so many of us. But it shouldn’t. Time and time again I find Ferragamo bringing us the most delectable bags. They are simple, understated, and elegant but there is always a wow factor. I will always reference the Ferragamo Carlotta, an oversized alligator bag that exuded brilliance with its exotic skin and shape.

Sometimes we all just want a handbag that gets the job done. A beautiful, well-crafted, practical handbag. Today we can walk into any major department store and when you walk by the handbag department you will be bombarded with hundreds of different bags, some adorned with bobbles, jingles, sequins, hardware, and other extras. Salvatore Ferragamo is a perfect go-to when looking for a well-made and beautiful bag.

Salvatore Ferragamo Shoulder Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo is a silent warrior of meticulously created handbags. Typically the brand flies under the radar, much like Tod’s and Bottega Veneta, but the admiration for the craftsmanship remains. While many Ferragamo bags tend to be simple, the Salvatore Ferragamo Shoulder Bag is oh-so-lovely and touches on every aspect of a bag that I adore. First off, the soft Italian leather is a must and it is paired perfectly with a braided shoulder strap to add a nice dimension.

Salvatore Ferragamo Studded Jazz SatchelIt’s rare that I see a technique that I haven’t seen used somewhere before. After all, I spend 40 hours a week (sometimes more, depending on how inefficient I am) looking at handbags; if a weird leather trick or a trim idea or a shape is out there, I’ve probably come across it out of professional necessity at some point. To a certain extent, there is nothing new under the sun – designers rip off each other and their own brands’ design history as much out of necessity as anything.

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Intrecc Vitello Shoulder BagNormally, the entire PurseBlog team is a big fan of Salvatore Ferragamo handbags. They’re classic, sleek, and always stylish. The brand seems to avoid subscribing too earnestly to trends and instead sticks to more widely appreciated shapes and ideas.

This isn’t always the case, though. The Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Intrecc Vitello Shoulder Bag is just…not right. The metallic purple is just not good; making a color that’s not normally metallic into a metallic is almost always a one-way trip to Tacky City, and unless it’s done out of irony or retro reference, it simply doesn’t work (and even then, things are dicey).

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