It’s always a pleasure being able to introduce a newcomer to the fashion market, especially when you can share their collection with your reader base and give the designer nice exposure to the fashion world.

A couple of days ago I received an email from Linda Ly, an aspiring new designer with a promising new line of bags. Linda worked as a model for nearly ten years, which helped her evolve her own sense of style, while her freelance work as a graphic artists helped in turning her visions into reality. After reading through her Manifesto, I already like this gal, her attitude seems right on the spot. Linda’s philosophy follows “style and substance”, which reflects in her bags. The emphasis of her bags lies both in practicality and every day use, as well as fashion & chic to stick out and impress. A fun detail to be mentioned is that Linda’s bags use lining featuring beautiful Japanese-motif prints (Kabuki Theatre, Buddha, Japanese sandals, etc.).

And because we are cool, and Linda is even cooler than us, she’s set up a whoopin’ 20% discount for our readers. Just enter MAYPB during the checkout!

Here’s a preview of Begeren’s Summer ’06 line:

Begeren Union and Venice Handbags
Begeren Union Hobo (left) | Italian Lambskin, nickel hardware, 18″ L x 9″ H x 5″ D in size | $253.00
Begeren Venice Hobo (right) | “Vintage look” Italian lambskin (body) and distressed cowhide (strap) | $473.00

Begeren Melrose Clutch Bag
Begeren Melrose Clutch | Distressed, lightweight cracked Italian lambskin | $286.00

Begeren Moorea Tote Bag
Begeren Moorea Tote | Italian Lamskin, 16″ L x 12″ H x 6″ D, 5 colors | $286.00

Begeren Catalina Weekender Bag
Begeren Catalina Weekender | Distressed barolo lambskin (body) and buffalo hide (strap), 20″ L x 12″ H x 10″ D | $715.00

Begeren Chelsea Cargo Sling Bag
Begeren Chelsea Cargo Sling | Distressed barolo lambskin, 16″ L x 12″ H x 3″ D, strap: 15-20″ | $814.00

Begeren Tribeca Laptop Bag
Begeren Tribeca Laptop Bag | Lambskin, 18″ L x 13″ H x 5″ D, fits most 15 inch laptops | $1,375.00

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