Narciso Rodriguez is a man whose clothes are known for their modern angles and respect for the natural contours of the body, so it only makes sense that his first handbags should have that same sensibility. Time and again, it’s proved difficult for American ready-to-wear designers to effectively channel their aesthetic visions into covetable handbags, but what I look at this bag, I see pure Narciso, particularly in the sharp black accents. That’s no small feat.
The bags, which are currently exclusive to Barneys, are expensive even for most designer bags – the all-leather bowler above costs $3,200, and the prices range up to nearly $8,000 for an ostrich satchel accented with lizard. I’ll abstain commenting on whether or not they’re worth it until I’m able to check them out in person, but it does seem like a lot of money for a debut, even if the orange-and-black version above is undeniably beautiful in a very modern way. Check out a few more of Narciso’s bags after the jump and let us know what you think, or simply pick up one of these for yourself for $3,200 via Barneys.
Narciso Rodriguez Ostrich and Tejus Bowler Tote, $7,900 via Barneys
Narciso Rodriguez Suede Bowler Tote, $3,350 via Barneys
Narciso Rodriguez Croc-Embossed Boat-Bottom Tote, $3,300 via Barneys