Lambertson Truex released their Resort collection earlier this month, which has caught many editors attention. Although the bags will not be in stores until October or early November, we had the pleasure of reviewing them now for all of you. Known for their meticulous attention to detail, clean lines, and overall simple yet elegant feel, Lambertson Truex has continued to forge their way in the handbag world. Their Resort 2008 line delivered precisely what it is they are known for, only further identifying with their goals and visions as designers. Our first bag to review from the Resort 2008 collection is the Lambertson Truex Gallo, which lures you in with its simple pairing of supple white leather and dove leather trim. The first thing that stands out about this bag are the colors used.
The palette is not eye catching along, but pairing these two colors together does something magical. It is not in your face, can’t miss it, but it is subtle and subdued, as are many designs from Lambertson Truex. White handbags are not rare but are hard to compile, and LT does this beautifully. The shape of this bag is slouchy, but it does not loose its shape altogether. Rather the Gallo conforms to your body and under your shoulder, fitting perfectly close and hanging far enough down from your shoulder. This handbag is not jumping out and clawing to grab your attention, but its understated beauty makes this bag perfect to wear to accent and not distract from your outfit.
Another major perk of this bag is that it is light weight. Some leathers are notoriously heavy, which after time will wear you down, your shoulder down, and you will unfortunately end up with a bad neck, shoulder, arm. The silky smooth and soft white leather is offset with a glossy dove leather trim and handle. The shoulder strap can be adjusted by 5 holes and a buckle on one side, making it easy to decide what will fit most comfortably on your body. On the front Lambertson Truex uses an oversized silver buckle, which has been seen on many of their bags and designs for Fall also. The top flap is closed by a magnetic opening leading way to the inside of the bag, which is cared for and treated as if the whole world will see it.
This is something Richard and John want to be known for, their divine details on the inside of their bags as well as the outside. The inside of the LT Gallo is lined with the LT signature light blue suede and trimmed with white leather. Functionality remains of top priority and it shows; the inside features two open pockets at the front, a large zip pocket at the back, and a white leather key chain holder. This handbag is not a trend setter, not an “it” bag, rather a classic. A bag that you could pull out summer after summer and wear without anyone thinking it were totally out of style. This is what makes this bag stand out; its stay power and its simple flow. Inquire further through Lambertson Truex; bag not available until October or early November. $1,495 through Lambertson Truex. Lambertson Truex is also sold at Saks Fifth Avenue.