Richard Lambertson, Megs and John TruexLast month we had the unique pleasure to sit down, meet, and interview the two designers behind Lambertson Truex, namely Richard Lambertson and John Truex. The interview felt more like a fun talk with long-lost friends than a meeting over their successful business, history, design and future outlook. Richard and John are as lovable as they come. Very approachable, funny, and not the slightest stint of self-importance that one would almost expect from designers of their caliber. After chatting it up, Richard and John walked off to a meeting and we left the showroom with a newly earned respect and adoration for Lambertson Truex, one of the great American design houses of this time.

Click here to read the full interview, along with preview pictures of their upcoming fall line of bags.

lambertson truex sienna clutch
Lambertson Truex Sienna Clutch

Vlad and I will have an exciting interview to share with you this week with the designers behind Lambertson Truex, Richard and John. After we visited the Lambertson Truex store, Vlad fell in love with the Florence and while I love this bag dearly, my heart lies with the Sienna. Ranging in a wide variety of bright spring colors, including turquoise, yellow, and purple, the Lambertson Truex Sienna Clutch masters the art of the perfect hand held bag. There is an option for Nappa leather, ostrich, snakeskin, along with a combination of some of the above. The ostrich was divine, but I was drawn to the combination of the most silky soft Nappa leather bag paired with snakeskin trim on the top. This compilation is divine. You must go and hold a Lambertson Truex bag if you have not yet. The craftsmanship is impeccable, as Lambertson Truex pays close attention to the details. But again, I will keep coming back to it, the leather is so sumptuous! I could not keep my hands off of the bag (and still can not, as I picked it up in yellow :wink: ). The silver metallic version is also a great option, offering that perfect va-voom to your little black dress. The top has a flap closure with a LT logo flip-lock. The inside continues with attention paid to detail; including signature blue suede lining, a zip pocket, and two credit card sections. Measurements are 11″W X 5¾”H X 1″D. If you have not seen one of these bags in person, check them out, because I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Buy through Saks for $995.

Lambertson Truex Florence Handbag

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. However, I can not pass up sharing Megs’ new loot tonight! (more…)

lambertson truex metallic rivington clutch
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 Bradley Canvas and Leather Tote 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).

mena suvari lambertson Truex bag

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.

Lambertson Truex Nicole Python Bag

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Lambertson Truex Colt Leather Shoulder Bag

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.

Lambertson Truex Brown Leather Mail Bag

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).

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Lambertson Truex Python Tote

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 :-(

Lambertson Truex Gallery Twisted Texture Clutch

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!

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