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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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • lagabbergirl

    These bags are SO different than what’s out there right now. I LOVE all of them. I’m going to get the Chelsea Cargo Sling bag..and it so happens that I love NY; how perfect is that!? I want stylish, unique, but practical handbags at the same time..I want a Begeren bag!

  • js

    I really love these bags! I definitely am going to bookmark Begeren’s site. Now I just have to decide which one I want to buy! I think it may have to be that green bag…

  • marcygirl

    these do not look like anything special to me. They seem very typical. The computer bag is nice but way too expensive to be worth it.

  • DAO, INC.

    I already put an order in for the chelsea cargo sling but still deciding on the laptop bag! I’m always on the go and love bags with lots of pockets, zippers, and lots of room in the bag. Looking forward to my bag!

  • Jaime

    I recently purchased the Union Hobo in white, and I absolutely love it. Very stylish and a lot of fun!

  • narowang

    I love the Bergeren Moorea Tote, if only it came in white.

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    APJ Designs in Janesville, WI is a life saver. Check out their website

  • Naggy

    Lambskin is so soft and luxurious, but none of these bags are worth it. (ipad)