PurseBlog and Botkier

We have been working on this collaboration for months are are happy to finally be bringing you news of it. PurseBlog is teaming up with Botkier to design an exclusive PurseBlog and Botkier handbag. This handbag will be created by all of you, having choices for the silhouette, leather, and hardware. After this initial round of voting, Botkier will mock up a couple of options for the next stage. Once that is completed, Botkier will be making and selling the PurseBlog + Botkier Limited Edition Handbag on their website.

The first stage is voting on the initial categories. Monica Botkier and her team have picked out four styles, leathers, and hardware options for you all to vote on. Some of the styles are not in production right now and the leathers are exclusive for PurseBlog, none have been used before. This will truly be a one of a kind design when it is complete!

Botkier Handbag Silhouettes

Silhouettes: The Taylor Crossbody is a beloved bag by the PurseBlog team and Botkier team alike with its roomy body with the perfect tasseled-touch. The Uma Satchel features a ruched body with double top handles and an option shoulder strap. The Trigger Satchel is a fan favorite, showcasing zippered detail on the front of the bag. Lastly convertible and extremely usable Sasha Duffle went platinum with the likes of Angelina Jolie carrying it.

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PB & Botkier Exclusive Bag - Leather choices

Leathers: The leather options for this exclusive collaboration are exciting. We have talked about the high quality materials Botkier uses before which remains true for this collaboration. All choices are exclusive for PurseBlog and include a glossy copper snake double foiling calfskin which appears in the yellow, brown, and goldtone family. Then there is the black lizard embossed lambskin, a super supple option with a nice dimensional touch. Also there is distressed grey washed lambskin. Lastly a taupe-red color with the diamond mauve laser cut lambskin.

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PB & Botkier Exclusive Bag - Hardware choices

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Make sure to vote for your favorite choices. Voting for stage one will end on January 15th 18th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Terri

    Love this opportunity to have our voices heard! Power to the people!! ;-)

  • Leah

    What an exciting and awesome idea! Can’t wait to buy one :)

  • Shopsterium

    this is amazing

  • Alana

    Such a great collaboration!!!

  • Jane

    I am so excited I love how I voted!! I hope that I get what I voted for, and it seems by the results that I picked pretty much what everybody else voted for. However, I must say any of those options would be truly beautiful. Thank you Botkier and Purse Blog!!!!

  • 19yearslater

    What a cool opportunity, thanks for making this happen!

  • Glad you all like this!!! It is truly going to be a one of a kind bag and the first time Botkier has done something like this. We will get some mock-designs after the first round of voting is complete! My favorite is winning too :)

  • SJP

    I almost screamed for joy when I saw this post! Can’t wait to see the bag~

  • Beth

    What fun! None of my choices are the popular ones but I don’t think you can go wrong with any outcome.

    • Botkier will be making a few mock up options, so you never know if yours might get included!

      • Beth

        Excellent! I’ll cross my fingers for a Mauve Taylor w/satin nickel accents! :)

      • Linda

        I sure hope so because my choice is not in the lead either! :)

  • MAX

    I LOVE Purseblog!

  • Susan ( @grumpy1970 )

    So exciting to be a part of this!! Thanks for letting us vote!

  • LaChula

    Great…can’t wait to see the the results!

  • Joe

    My bet is on the Grey Sasha with gunmetal HW!

  • HandbagReport

    I have fallen in love with PurseBlog! Forget that I’m totally obsessed with handbags! It’s exciting collaborations that steal my heart! My choice is the Sasha Duffle with laser cut mauve and antique hardware.

  • Khadeidra

    I can’t wait to see which design will be chosen! :) **crossing my fingers for the Sasha in distressed grey with satin nickel hardware!!**

  • neli

    I voted for:
    – Sasha in Laser Cut Mauve and Gunmetal Hardware. Seriously, I think RM spoiled me on the yummy Gunmetal hardware stuff. It’s just THAT delicious. Mmm.

    Good luck PB and everyone who voted.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Loving the chance to vote. I was torn between two. Purseblog is now a daily ritual – thanks !!!!

  • CarolineLondon

    Massively exciting – *please* make sure they’ll ship internationally! :)

  • JiChi

    I´m very excided!!! And I agree, they must ship internationally!

  • Bex

    sooo cool!

  • An4

    I cast my votes. and another one goes to international shipping!

  • fayden

    can we vote on the price too? LOL

  • serene

    ha! :D I voted for all the choices that has the most votes!

  • Desi

    LOVE the Uma with satin nickel and distressed grey! YUMMM

  • daen

    it would be cool if there were a draw for the end result bag…

  • anndora

    I’m with daen

  • Baggaholic

    Well, I got 2 out of 3.

    Good luck! I’ll definitely be making this purchase.


  • Susan

    :D ITA with Desi-same bag for me please!

    Uma in distressed grey with satin nickel! FAB!

  • Arlene P

    Shoot! I got one out of three, but I’m excited about this venture!

  • savvy23

    This is very exciting! I love BOTKIER and I am am SOOOOO happy PB is doing this!

  • Lauryn

    This was fun!!!

  • Mary

    I hope the sasha wins-It’s my favorite Botkier of all time. I have 2 of that style. Thanks for giving us all a chance to be a part of the creative process.

  • Donna

    I was torn between Sasha and Uma both of which I love. But the grey with gunmetal would be to die for in either bag.

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  • Jess

    Must have a Sasha in Distressed Gray with Gunmetal! MUST! lol

  • PBD

    Can’t wait to see it!

  • TygerKitty

    I so love these! I am really excited about the gray with gunmetal hardware – I hope it wins! ;)

  • Denise

    How exciting! Love the distressed gray w/gunmetal hardware…in any bag would be great! Thanks so much for the neat opportunity!

  • Medoly2009

    sasha medium duffle
    Black lizard

  • Charmed05

    This is exciting!! Though I didn’t vote for the Sasha (which I love and hope it makes a comeback), with the leathers available I thought the Uma would look gorgy in an embossed lizard.

  • Leeleerae

    Just looked at the results…it seems as though people want a grey sasha duffle with gunmetal hardware. Would probably be an easy sell, but everything was grey this season and I want to see some color!

  • Nicole

    I’m a big fan of Botkier so this is super exciting! Any of those combinations will be stunning!

  • Holly

    I think its so cool that they actually care and want our feedback and opinions. Cant wait to see what the verdict will be.

  • Jesi M

    That was super fun! I could do that every day! :)

  • pinkboudoir

    Wooohooo this is exciting, my fave is winning!!! Love all the leathers & been wanting a Sasha Medium so this is a great time to finally get one!!!

  • Stephanie

    This will be so cool, can’t wait to see the final product!

  • LV-nowwhat

    Looks like whatever is chosen it will be a hot bag. But I love that crossbody.

  • Toni

    I have a large Sasha in pudding and a medium in cherry. Can’t wait to get my hands on the grey Sasha!

  • Bags a Must

    Looking forward to see the overall winner. What a great way of desiging

    • jayne

      I agree. This way we the people get to give our input. I’ve always wanted to be a bag designer. I have hundreds and still haven’t found that perfect one!

  • Nikki

    How cool! What an amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to see the finished product. Thanks for letting me be a part of the process.

  • AA

    Love this collaboration! I have a question tho, are they going to make the bag that has the most votes? hmm interesting!

  • deluxeduck

    im keeping my fingers crossed for the grey distressed lambskin Sasha Medium Duffle with gunmetal hw.

  • Beth

    This is a great idea. I picked the black lizard, but I’ll be happy with any of them. I can’t wait to buy it.

  • halzer

    As long as it it grey with gunmetal hardware, I would buy it!

  • Mrs Tipton

    This is fantastic! I have an idea for the next time you do this. It would be great if you had an interactive area where you could see your choices on the bag…so, if you picked black lizard, the bag would show on the page with that color, same with the hardware, etc. Then you could switch it around to figure out what looks best–then vote.

  • dooneydiva

    This great! I really appreciate the opportunity to have my opinion heard by such a top designer.

  • camommyof3

    This is awesome! I had fun voting and can’t wait to see the next stage!

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  • Sheila

    How cool is this! Thanks for letting us vote.

  • Myra

    kewl! none of my choices were fan favorites but still can’t wait to see the results :)

  • bethany

    i would like the sasha medium duffle in distressed gray or the purple with gunmetal hardware :)

  • Tash1

    First time I’ve voted in one of these polls, I went for the Taylor crossbody in distressed grey with gunmetal hardware. Would love to see this produced, as one can never have too many messenger bags, a I have recently learnt…..they’re so practical! Many thanks to Botkier for inviting the ordinary consumer to contribute towards the bag-making process!

  • Fave

    This was lots of fun, can’t wait to see what will be made. Voted for satin nickel, distressed grey taylor.
    Good luck!!

  • Pinkcaviar

    Just voted, excited to see what will be created in this fantastic collaboration!

  • ana

    excited to see the result…thank you for letting us participate!

  • Magaly Brodkey

    Sasha Medium Duffle, in Copper Snake, & Gunmetal hardware.. Would total rock…

  • melissa

    Its funny how we all think the same. I would LOOOVE to see the Sasha duffel in a smaller size with the Copper Snake with satin gold hardware. It would be functional, yet undeniably gorgeous and a total head turner!!! I mean copper snake is sooooo lux. But I really voted for the distressed grey leather on that medium duffle. Mmmm all that beautiful soft distressed lamb skin with that shiny gunmetal hardware. I’m sure it will be perfect.

  • Deidre

    Can’t wait to see what the bag looks like. I am sure it will be beautiful.

  • Loquita

    This is the coolest poll ever! I voted for the Sasha (been wanting one forever) in distressed gray washed lamsbkin with nickel HW…I could live with gunmetal too, though. Thanks to PurseBlog and Botkier!!!

  • Jenn

    Awesome idea! Can’t wait to see the finished handbag. So far all my choices seem to be leading the polls. I would love a Sasha in Distressed Grey with Gunmetal HW. I just wish it was a large duffle!

  • Deb

    ^I agree with Jenn! PERFECT!

  • Mischiefthecat

    Yay! I chose all the things that are winning atm: Grey Sasha in gunmetal. I have the Sasha in black patent and love it so much, it’s the most practical shape of bag and v glam in patent, I wear it with my bright red Tommy Hilfiger duffle coat. I’m in the market for a new bag though and would def consider buying anoher Sasha in a calmer matte leather style.