As many of our readers are well aware, Bottega has always offered customization services for its devoted clients – Women’s Wear Daily reports that the brand “has customized luggage to fit the hold of a client’s private plane, created a handbag to match the color of her favorite lipstick, designed custom wedding dresses and produced leather wall paneling for a client’s home.”
Economic conditions have been tough for a lot of luxury companies lately, but the brands that are weathering the recession the best seem to be the ones with the healthiest sense of history. Companies like Louis Vuitton and Gucci have both launched recent initiatives to link their storied pasts to their modern presents in the minds of customers, and it looks as though Chanel is dipping its perfectly manicured toes into similar waters.
If you are in NYC today, stop by Bergdorf Goodman to meet Carlos Falchi and his daughter. Carlos Falchi is one of those inspiring people that truly loves what he does and puts every bit of passion into his work. And then there is Bergdorf Goodman, completely ubiquitous of NYC and one of the best shopping experiences in the world.
Tomorrow I have the pleasure of hosting a Be&D Trunk Show and Personal Appearance in South Miami with one of the founders, Steve Dumain. I met Steve previously and have been looking forward to having the chance to see him again. What better way than to spend time together talking about Be and D bags and meeting people.
If you are in South Florida, stop by.
WHO: Nancy Gonzalez, designer of the renowned handbag collection, will make a personal appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue New York.
WHAT: Trunk Show and Personal Appearance by designer, Nancy Gonzalez. Just in time for Fall, she will be introducing a new handbag style exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue. The handbag will come in three sizes and a variety of colors that are exclusive to Saks.
Rebecca Minkoff will be making many personal appearances in the upcoming weeks. Kicking the chain of events off, Rebecca Minkoff will be at Zoey Bloom for a personal appearance and Trunk Show in Tampa, Florida tomorrow. If you in the Tampa area, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Also, we have been told that many brand new, not yet in stores, merchandise will be at the Trunk Show for this event.
Yet again, another lucky day for all of you in the NYC area. Wednesday, April 29th head on over to Henri Bendel to meet the amazing Adriana Castro and enjoy a fabulous trunk show! Adriana will be there to greet customers and also to help customers custom make their bags. You can choose from signature styles, colors, skins; crocodile, lizard, python to name a few skins…and finishes; glazed, matte, metallic, stone wash…
And of course, if you can attend, make sure to come back and tell us all about it!
One of the most interesting men in the handbag industry we have met will be celebrating 30 years starting tomorrow. Carlos Falchi began his journey 30 years ago when he moved to NYC. Since then his designs have continued to be top contenders in the designer handbag world, finding their way into the arms of celebrities and handbag lovers alike.
Tomorrow at Bergdorf Goodman a retrospective exhibition will feature reproductions of Carlos Falchi’s most beloved classics and his latest collection including one-of-a-kind designs inspired by his love of New York.
So, it’s Monday, after a holiday weekend. I know many people made their weekend a long one, and could possibly be dragging their feet today. Well, the good news is we have an amazing opportunity to share with you, a bit of a Monday pick-me-up if you will. A little while back, Megs and Vlad had the chance to interview Kooba’s Creative Director, Abbe Held.
I am late on posting this, but this is a personal appearance that I would absolutely positively love to be at right now! Tomorrow this opportunity will still be going on, so make sure to stop by Bergdorf Goodman to not only meet Nancy Gonzalez, but also the fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman, Linda Fargo.
WHAT: Come Meet Designer Nancy Gonzalez and Bergdorf Goodman Fashion director Linda Fargo
WHERE: Bergdorf Goodman
WHEN: April 3rd and 4th.