Last week, while in NYC, we had the great pleasure of meeting John Truex and Richard Lambertson from Lambertson Truex. We will be posting the interview, along with pictures from the upcoming Fall 08 collection next week.
Lambertson Truex Metallic Rivington Clutch
Lambertson Truex bags are known for their clean lines, impeccable quality, and understated elegance. At times these bags fly below the radar, but the Spring 2008 collection jumps out and grabs your attention. From exotic crocodile in metallic gold to orange ostrich, the spring bags for Lambertson Truex have my heart. One of the designs that I am coveting is their fold over Rivington clutch. Available in crocodile, ostrich, and leather, this clutch is the perfect bag to use all day. The design is simple but the look wins me over. Other designers have worked with the fold-over clutch (recently we features Diane Von Furstenberg’s fold over clutch), but this simple version is the most eye-catching. There is also the Lambertson Truex Python Ludlow which is spacious and the perfect summer white bag with silver hardware. The overall theme for these bags are clean lines, elegant appeal, and a sophisticated touch. This is the brand that catches attention but does not take away from your overall look. And the best aspect is the fact that Lamberston Truex bags have a stay factor, allowing you to wear your bag year to year without it going out of style. Below are six bags from the Lambertson Truex Spring 2008 collection. I still have a hard time knowing which bag I love most, but with my love of clutches I am set on the Rivington style. All of the bags below can be purchased through Lambertson Truex boutiques or by calling 888-800-0970. Find out more through Lambertson Truex online and Saks online. (more…)
Lambertson Truex is a designer that hones in on clean lines and elegant products. While canvas is not always easy to keep clean in light colors (like white), it still is a great sturdy material. The Lambertson Truex Bradley Canvas and Leather Tote carries a cute appeal, with a white canvas body and gold metallic leather trim, and an amazingly low price tag. There is a double shoulder strap, a snap closure, and two interior mesh pockets. When looking to buy a canvas bag, the price should indeed be low. I can not justify spending over $1000 on a Prada Nylon bag nor can I justify spending over $400 on a canvas handbag. Perfect for Lambertson Truex, because this tote costs a mere $295 at Saks (white is available for pre-order, but brown is readily available).
At first glance, I could not figure out the identity of this short haired beauty. But then the American Beauty princess among other roles revealed her new buzzed head. Honestly, if I could pull of hair like this I would do it in a heart beat. Mena Suvari hit the town looking ultra laid back and fabulous with her Lambertson Truex Nicole Python Bag. Lambertson Truex prides themselves in quality made bags, and the Nicole bag Mena is carrying is killer. Available in glazed crocodile, supple ostrich, or the divine shiny python that Mena has been sporting, this handbag is a great shape that adds glamour to any outfit. For all of you who kept emailing me to find the designer of this bag, here you have it. Problem is, it is not available online right now. Inquire further via Lambertson Truex.
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Look at the ladies of New York’s Upper East Side, and you will find elegant bags by Lambertson Truex. For an every day work bag, I am loving the Lambertson Truex Colt Leather Shoulder Bag. The shape is exquisite and the soft pebbled leather and silvertone hardware is classy. There is a push lock flap closure, and protective feet. Storage wise, a zip compartment and three open compartments line the inside of the bag along with suede lining. Measurements are 18″W X 12″H X 5″D. Stunning. Via Saks for $1395.
It has been a while since we have discussed man bags here. I feel a little silly neglecting my man bag duty, especially because that makes me biased and also means I have been neglecting the man, Vlad. Without further ado I must introduce you all to a gorgeous and understated man bag that many of you could most possibly talk your man into wearing. The Lambertson Truex Brown Leather Mail Bag pairs sleek refinement with subtle style to make a brown leather messenger bag that nearly any man can wear to work or school and feel sophisticated but still masculine. The white topsthing adds a nice detail along with the silver metal hardware (found on the turn lock closures). Providing ample storage room, this mail bag features an open pocket beneath that front flap closure, a back zip pocket, and inside zip and organizational pockets. Not overly metro or too feminine in my opinion at all. Dimensions are 11 1/2″H x 16″W x 4″D. The holidays are on their way and if you need to give your man a helping hand I would keep this bag in mind. Buy it via Bergdorf Goodman for $495.
If you really want to go all out for your man, pair this bag with a beautiful set of cufflinks. To match the bag I would opt for the Robin Rotenier Striped Topaz Cuff Links which pair sterling silver with blue topaz and match this bag (through BG for $395). Or if your man loves to be bad to the bone, I would splurge and throw in some Deakin & Francis Yellow Gold Cuff Links. These are bling bling of the badass world boasting 18-karat yellow or white gold and diamond eyes and movable jaws (via BG for $3250).
California may have Hollywood, sunshine, Beverly Hills, beaches, shopping, and pretty much every gorgeous guy on the face of the planet, but they can’t have this beautiful tote shipped to them! (Sorry my Cali guys, just giving you a hard time ;-) ). I have always had a soft spot for python bags. And with white being the “it” color this spring, the beautiful Lambertson Truex Python Tote has caught my eye. This large tote (10″H x 18″W x 6″D) is made of white python which is accented with silver metal hardware. Simplicity and elegance at its finest is shown with the shoulder strap with rings and the gathered body which comes together on both sides of the bag. My heart melts for white and for python, so my heart is in a puddle right now. My wallet is also whimpering at this unaffordable price tag of $2250 via Neiman Marcus. So actually, California or not, I am still missing out :-(
Hip Hip Hooray! Viewer’s Choice Monday is back and ready to go!! Unfortunately, many of the bags I was asked to talk about, don’t have much info to go along with them. For starters Wendy asked for the feature of Labertson Truex because “they have some very simple clean styles, unusual these days”. Wendy, you are right- I completely agree. Many of the bags made by LT are simple, sturdy, and sexy. Those 3 S’s are a triple threat. I opted to feature the Lambertson Truex Gallery Twisted Texture Clutch which adds a bit of lines and texture, but still looks simple and clean. The gallery twisted textured bags are “made in a variety of cavallino patterns, trimmed in our fall color palette of Italian Chighaille.” The size of this cutie is H:5.5″ W:10.5″ D:2″. I love the stripped texturized pattern on this clutch- reminds me of a couch my grandma had that I completely loved. A little bit of a 70’s feel for quite the cute clutch. Either I have lost my ability to read price tags (which could possibly be true with my awful shopping habits), or there is absolutely no pricing involved with this bag. Venture over to Lambertson Truex and try to find some pricing for yourself!
Lambertson Truex was founded five years ago by Richard Lambertson and John Truex, two veterans of the fine accessory business. Contemporary in design, and timeless in feel, these are “forever bags” for a new generation of women. Men also do get their fair share of elegant bags.
The Lambertson Truex Messenger Bag stars in black leather and features two locks with signature “LT” on silver metal hardware. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable to fit any type of stature. The bag has heaps of pockets and pouches for all the things the modern man carries to his office these days. For $495 at Neiman Marcus.