Ferragamo

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. While you might be planning a huge gathering which includes all the mother’s in your family or you are working on finding the right card and/or gift to send to your mom. Each year, I end up doing something a little different. Years past, I’ve flown into town and surprised her and other years I’ve sent a card with a Starbucks gift card (her daily must-have). This year, I am toying with the idea of getting her a new handbag.

Salvatore Ferragamo Leather Evening Bag

The Salvatore Ferragamo Leather Evening Bag is a great contender for an ultra-fabulous Mother’s Day gift. The soft textured leather it topped with a bow trim on the chain strap. The lavender colored leather pictured here definitely hits that Mother’s Day/Spring Time feel. However, if you don’t want to seem too limiting, go for the black leather and let mom look fashionable with several outfits throughout all seasons. Buy through Saks for $520.

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Oh, how I wish the Salvatore Ferragamo Gathered Shoulder Bag came in a different color. I can’t do tan, it wouldn’t go with anything that I wear, but the bag itself is just SO beautiful. The gently gathered folds of soft, smooth leather look so completely touchable and drool-worthy that I may consider trying to find an outfit that this bag would go with. And then I would wear that outfit until the end of time, just so I could wear this bag every day.

Salvatore Ferragamo Gathered Shoulder Bag

Because not only does it look absolutely luxurious and beautiful, but it also seems like it would be a functional, useful bag to have that would wear well and become softer and more supple with time. An awesome, soft bag that will stand the test of time and might actually improve…how could you got wrong? If brown is a neutral you find yourself reaching for often, then definitely consider adding this bag to your wardrobe. Buy through Saks for $1490.

Salvatore Ferragamo Risvolti Eco Metal Free ToteIt’s probably time for me to sell my SUV, because the Green movement just keeps spreading to more and more areas of our lives. And it appears that it has finally come, in a serious way, to designer handbags. Salvatore Ferragamo recently released a line of five environmentally friendly handbags, aptly tited Eco Ferragamo. My personal favorite is the Salvatore Ferragamo Risvolti Eco Tote, pictured left.

These bags are still made of the super-luxe leather that we expect from designer purses, but the leather was tanned using natural tannins instead of the harmful chemicals that are used in the manufacture of most leather on the consumer marketplace. The interiors are made of a hand-woven hemp lining, which involves little, if any, chemical processing that would damage the environment. The one thing that confuses me is this: the bags claim to be metal-free, but there’s no alternative explanation of what the hardware is made out of. It looks metal to me, but could it be plastic? And if it was…isn’t that just as bad? Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1890.

On The Right Track || Megs with Ferragamo

Megs with Ferragamo. Stunning couple.

Buy the Salvatore Ferragamo Convertible Satchel via Saks for $1890.

Salvatore Ferragamo Origami Tote There has only been one bag in the past few months that I completely and totally can not get off my mind. Many of you may know which bag I am referring to; the Salvatore Ferragamo Oversized Carlotta Alligator Tote. I have this small part of me, like 1/10193867th of me, that holds to the fact that this will be my wedding day gift from Vlad. Since the chance of that is minuscule, it would make sense to find a bag similar without the unbearable price tag. Sunny and cheery, the Salvatore Ferragamo Origami Tote retains the shape of the Carlotta that we love with a price tag that does not cost the price of a nice car. I still love the huge oversized version, for my travel bag, but this would be a day to day bag. The Italian leather is plush and divine and the bag itself is roomy. This is not really a close second, as the Carlotta is on a pedestal in my mind, but it is a viable option. Pre-order through Saks for $1890.

Salvatore Ferragamo Alce Calfskin Hobo

When I first laid eyes upon the Salvatore Ferragamo Alce Calfskin Hobo, all I could think was, “My God, that is lovely.” And the more I think about it, lovely is really the only way to describe it. Flowers are lovely, sundresses can be lovely, and so can soft, pretty makeup. But not everything has the potential to be lovely, and rarely do I see a handbag that could be accurately described as such. The leather looks smooth and soft but still structured enough to hold a shape. The lines are smooth but not hard. She color is slightly pink, but creamy enough to maybe not be pink (Saks refers to it as ‘almond’). The hardware is almost imperceptible, save for the small, partly-covered Ferragamo symbol and the only outer adornment is the seaming in the leather. This normally wouldn’t be my style, but I can’t help thinking that they hit it out of the park. Buy through Saks for $1290.

This bag is not playing around.

The Salvatore Ferragamo Top Handle Satchel means business, and it’s not going to put up with any of your flack. It’s an office bag if I’ve ever seen one, and although it evokes thoughts of the Hermes Kelly, it’s not iconic in a way that would tell all of your coworkers exactly how much you spend on your accessories. This kind of discretion is recommended by some in the current economic climate, but I’m just recommending it because I think it’s an interesting bag. The design isn’t totally buttoned – up; its structure is sleekly post-modern on the side gussets, and the hardware that holds it together is something I’d like to see in person. What we have here is a reimagining of a classic shape that’s office-appropriate without being obvious and interesting without being odd. Buy through Saks for $1890.

When I think of Ferragamo I think of the absolutely drool-worthy Salvatore Ferragamo Oversized Carlotta Alligator Tote. I dream about that bag. I yearn for that bag. I feel as if I absolutely need that bag. But there is a tiny thing called reality, that sets in and tells me, YOU ARE NUTS! The $35,000 price tag really is out of my league and if I thought buying a Birkin was nerve-wrecking, this would most likely end with my passing out.

What I realized about Salvatore Ferragamo bags after reviewing the Carlotta is their beauty. We all know their shoes, and many women swear by them. And now I can imagine many women swearing by their bags. The leather is supple, the craftsmanship is impeccable, the look manifests understated elegance perfectly. Take the Salvatore Ferragamo Sartoria Pebble Calfskin Clutch for example, which is dressed up with a handwoven accent down the center of the purple leather framed clutch. There is a black lucite closure, which is an unexpected addition. The clutch is a good size, 12¼”W X 6¾”H X 2½”D, and I adore the overall feel. And with a sale price of $714 (marked down from $1,190) the price tag is much more friendly to my wallet and the amount of money I am willing to spend. Buy through Saks for $714.

In our past two Gossip Girl discussions, we’ve had at least one poster ask about the messenger that Dan sports in the series – it’s vintage-looking, non-bulky, and actually pretty chic (for a manbag). And truth be told, I have no idea what it is or where it came from. Even on an enormous website like Zappos that carries hundreds of brands, only a handful of results appear when looking for a brown leather messenger (and most of them are for women). Perhaps society is trying to discourage our male counterparts from sporting man purses, or maybe brown just isn’t a big color for men this season. Honestly, I have no idea – I didn’t expect my search to be nearly so futile. I did find one bag that I thought Mr. Dan Humphrey might like, even though it’s obviously not the one that he has in the series: the Salvatore Ferragamo Nomad Messenger Bag. Its details are understated, its leather looks worn and saddle-like, and the silver buckles are just simple enough to not make you question the wearer’s sexuality (not that a manbag should make you do that in the first place). Brooklyn-dwelling teenager Dan would have to sell his sister Jenny into white slavery to afford it, though: it’s a bit steep, but buy through Saks for $1,900.

For some reason, my eyes are always drawn to metallic handbags. Maybe it goes back to when I was little and had to stop and investigate all things shiny. If you didn’t have the same experience, I am sure you have seen how a little kid will stop in his/her tracks when something shiny catches their eye. This is how I felt when I saw the Salvatore Ferragamo Metallic Tote. Sadly, I only have one metallic handbag to my name; I definitely to expand my metallic handbag collection. In all reality, this purse might just be the one. The tote is made with metallic calfskin leather and boasts meticulously crafted handwoven handles. Open the zip closure and you will find the bag is lined with canvas (the design on the canvas is awesome), has an interior zip, cell phone and slip pockets. One of the best things about this handbag is its perfect combination of femininity and edge. A girlie girl, an edgy rocker chick, and anyone in between could rock this bag! Buy through Saks for $1,350.

I don’t know about you, but the name Salvatore Ferragamo tends to make my heart skip a beat. My love for Ferragamo doesn’t stop at handbags; from shoes to clothing to handbags, I am seldom disappointed. As much as I love hearing about exclusives, I have to say, I am ten times more thrilled to share great news and insight with others. For example, this Ferragamo Exclusive from SmartBargains. SmartBargains has been known to offer amazing designer handbags at a price which could be a little easier on the wallet. You’ve seen some of the drop dead gorgeous Ferragamo handbags we’ve discussed in the past. Of all the Ferragamo handbags included, I keep finding myself gravitating towards the Salvatore Ferragamo Black Leather Marianna Tote for $799.98. Of course it is still a bit pricey but so much easier to swallow than the original $1,190 price tag. Plus, these purses are without a doubt a great investment. Not too fond of this handbag but want to have a Ferragamo bag to choose from? Click here to check out all the amazing options!


Buy Salvatore Ferragamo at Saks

Salvatore Ferragamo may be known for shoes, but the new line of handbags has me swooning. Not just a little bit of love, but there is a heavy amount of lust, or yearning, of floating on cloud 9. Part of the problem that many of us face with Ferragamo handbags is that we do not see the full line, the entire array. If only there were the entire collection available at Saks or Neiman Marcus, I know the sales online would sky rocket.

The Ferragamo office in NYC decided to tempt Purse Blog in a way that is just wrong, sending us the Salvatore Ferragamo Oversized Carlotta Alligator Tote to review. (more…)