At best, the idea of having a tennis star design (or at the very least, “consult”) on a line of expensive handbag and shoes sounds like kind of a silly idea. At worst, it could be a disaster – what does Maria Sharapova know about fashion or design? Somehow, though, Sharapova’s capsule collections for Cole Haan continue to feature some of the brand’s best pieces. I’ve written about my love for the Maria Sharapova for Cole Haan Maria Triple Zip Satchel before, but this new leather and color deserve a look.
Because this leather is embossed with a lizard print and glazed, I don’t know if it’ll be as soft as the previous Maria Triple Zips, but I’m sure hoping that it will be. The lamb leather used on those past bags was sublime, and the suede trim that runs throughout the bag offers the perfect bit of textural contrast. I’ll have to see this piece in person to judge, but if you’re feeling confident, go ahead and order it – I would be surprised if it wasn’t delightful in person. Buy through Nordstrom for $498.