When photos first started to leak out of the Proenza Schouler Resort 2013 press previews, I saw a bag that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since: the Proenza Schouler Holographic PS11. Over those months, every time I spotted another bag that I wanted to buy, I’d stop myself and think, “Wait, you don’t like this as much as you like the holo PS11. Wait for what you really want.” As it turns out, that was good advice – I’ve forgotten about all those other bags, but I’ve still searched every week to find out if the object of my affection had made its way to retail yet.
Today is the day – the holo PS11 can be a reality for anyone who desires it! Both Luisa Via Roma and ProenzaSchouler.com have the bag in stock, and Proenza also has the smaller PS11 clutch version in the same finish. The bags look a lot different on the two sites, but that’s likely a result of different lighting and photography techniques; after all, the main draw of a holographic finish is that it looks different in different lighting and at different angles. So far, this bag is beautiful and eye-catching in every photo I’ve seen.
If you’re in the US, ordering from Proenza is probably the best bet – the brand has the Mini PS11 listed for $1875, though it’s currently listed as sold out, while the clutch version is $1,375. At Luisa Via Roma, the bag is available for pre-order for $2115, with delivery by February 15. This thing is almost within my grasp, I can feel it.