The road towards the new iconic bag is steep and rocky, tons of critical obstacles to be passed and even more hot designers to be beaten in the race. Certainly a contender in this contest is the Alexander McQueen Novak. I know I am a little late on that one, the bag’s been around since early summer, when the former Gucci apprentice McQueen decided it was time for him to craft an epic bag. Inspired by actress Kim Novak, whose best-known film is Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”, the bag comes off very strong, enforcing the feminine appearance with a little bit of a Gucci’ish flair, embodying both vintage and future in one. The immaculate details and the precise stitching make this bag stand out in the sheer monotony of vastness in the bag world. It’s just so different. Sizes range from small, medium to large, the materials are calf leather, crocodile and canvas/croc, and the colors include red, chocolate brown, green for the calf version, grey, blue/teal and brown for the croc bags. Size wise, I’ve learned that the medium Novak is 13.5 inches in width. Price wise, the simple leather goes for roughly $1,200, while the crocodile ranks up t0 13,000 dollars for the large. Net-A-Porter carries the Novaks, the red one is sold out at the time of this post, and the chocolate brown bag is available for pre-order.