We’ve been anticipating the retail arrival of former Céline accessories director Johnny Coca’s first bags as the creative director at Mulberry since he was hired, and their day has finally come. A selection of the bags are available for purchase on Mulberry’s website now, and fans of the brand will probably be relieved to know that their prices are in line with the old incarnation of Mulberry with which everyone fell in love.
During his 16-year tenure at the helm of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs tended to experiment with prints in a few specific ways; either he went for straightforward takes on the brand’s iconic monogram and Damier patterns, or he brought in an art world titan to shake up the monogram for a limited edition capsule collection.
Based on the comments many of you left on our posts about Coach’s Pre-Fall 2016 and Fall 2016 collections (and based on how quickly the limited edition NYFW versions of the bag sold out), plenty of you have been anticipating the arrival of the Coach Rogue Bag, and we have some good news for you: the first 11 regular-release renditions of the Rogue have arrived at Coach’s website for your shopping pleasure.
When we talk about a brand’s handbags, we usually talk about how a creative director influences their creation, but that’s not nearly the full story. Brands that make products in multiple categories have layers upon layers of creative management, and although a creative director guides the people below him, it’s often an accessories or leather goods director and the people he or she oversees that are principally responsible for a design house’s big handbag hits and misses.
We mentioned earlier this week that structured, long-strap flap bags are the hottest thing going in handbags right now, and Givenchy may have our favorite of the new crop. The first version of it to hit the Internet was immediately crowned our Bag of the Week, and now several more materials, colors and sizes have arrived.