Reese Witherspoon was recently spotted shopping at the uber-popular Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles (a great spot for celeb-spotting) with her hubs Jim Toth and son Tennessee (a true little Southern dumpling). On her arm is a sleek, black calfskin Reed Krakoff Atlantique Bionic Mini Tote. Like a lot of the brand’s designs, the Atlantique Mini has a sharp, slightly futuristic edge.
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Here’s Heidi Klum, looking pleased as punch to spot a pap haunting the perimeters of a children’s soccer game. That’s her boyfriend/bodyguard Martin Kristen in the blue tee and sunglasses. Heidi is carrying an uber-covetable Reed Krakoff Boxer Tote. Heidi’s Boxer seems to have a snakeskin flap – we couldn’t find one quite so exotic online, but you can grab a similarly grey version for $1,290 at Saks.
When Coach announced that Reed Krakoff would be leaving the brand in order to to focus on his own brand by mid-2014, the company also mentioned something interesting – that they were looking to sell the Krakoff brand, perhaps to the man himself, perhaps to investors. In essence, Krakoff wouldn’t just be leaving Coach, the brand, but he’d also be leaving Coach, the company, entirely.
In the past several seasons, Coach’s leather goods offerings have become a force to be reckoned with. Sure, the brand has long been popular for its reasonably priced handbags and logo-covered accessories, but as of late, its leather game has been so on-point that I can’t even begin to enumerate the times I’ve heard people say, “I’m usually not a Coach fan, but I would kill to have this bag.” Now it looks like both of the men who brought about that upward trajectory are leaving the company.
If you’ve been a longtime reader of PurseBlog, you know that the team loves the Reed Krakoff Boxer Bag. I’ve found it intriguing from the moment I first laid eyes on it, and I still do. On top of that, I love hearing about collaborations, no matter how big or small, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Reed Krakoff created two Valentine’s Day ready colorways exclusively for LUXUP.com.
Here’s the lovely Kerry Washington, star of ABC’s Scandal and films like Django Unchained, carrying a striking ecru Reed Krakoff Kit XL Clutch as she strolls around NYC. Kerry looks so polished in this pic – note how that oversized clutch really ups the ante of a business-casual day look. (Throw a tote on her instead, and that woven multi-color dress would look almost beachy.) This exact clutch is no longer available (single tear), but you can shop an extensive selection of Reed Krakoff clothing, bags, and shoes at Net-A-Porter.
With the runaway success of the Reed Krakoff Mini Atlantique, it was only a matter of time until the Boxer got the same miniaturized, hands-free treatment. Thus, we present the Reed Krakoff Micro Boxer for all of your warm-weather crossbody needs. Think of it as the fun-size alternative to your everyday office bag, compliments of Reed Krakoff.
Other than being proportionally smaller, the bag also has one other detail change you might notice if you’re a fan of the full-size Boxer: the belt on the front is fastened like a traditional belt instead of “tied” in the signature loop.
In the short life of the Reed Krakoff brand, its namesake has well proved that he knows a thing or two about the kinds of handbags that women want to buy. You would think that we would have guessed that about him going in; after all, Krakoff is the head of none other than American handbag behemoth Coach, a brand that just keeps on growing and improving under his leadership.
Last week was quite a doozy, and while many of us who were out of power and inconvenienced by Superstorm Sandy are back in the office today, many are still completely displaced (please donate to the relief efforts).
Among the more luxuriously displaced was Anna Wintour, who left her Greenwich Village townhouse and briefly moved into the Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side to weather the storm.
And in order to own the above alligator version, I’d probably have to do that literally – rent payments would have to go toward a bag mortgage of some kind. (Feel free to make up your own joke about how New York City apartments are tiny anyway and insert it here.) The Reed Krakoff Alligator Uniform XL Satchel might be worth it, though, particularly if I can get an air conditioner installed in there.