Jimmy Choo

jimmy choo saba
Jimmy Choo Saba

I hve already professed my undying love for the Jimmy Choo Marin Clutch, again and again and again. And now I have a new love when it comes to Jimmy Choo bags. The Jimmy Choo Saba has already graced the arms of celebrities likes Jessica Simpson and has been labeled the next big bag from the House of Jimmy Choo. This bag will do well because it is fun, slouchy, and easy to wear. There leather is soft nappa and the shoulder strap is what catches the eye. On the shoulder strap there are African inspired bangles adorning the strap. The bangles hit at the right spot so that they will not dig into your shoulder, rather just appeal to everyone looking on. With the shabby chic look being in (especially in LA), this really is the perfect addition. Pair your skinny jeans or tights, t-shirt, layered cardigan, lots of jewels, and this bag together, and you are good to go. Dimensions are big; L18 x H14 x W14″. The price is steep, but what do you expect from a company that sells shoes averaging around $700. Buy through Saks for $2450.

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Jessica Simpson with the Jimmy Choo Saba Bag in white [image via Splash News]

Jimmy Choo Marin Clutch
Jimmy Choo Marin Clutch

This is just a heads up for those of you that are fans of the Jimmy Choo Marin Clutch. Net-A-Porter is now carrying it in black leather. Yes, simple black leather, suede panels on the black, and brushed brass hardware. There have been a plethora of versions that Jimmy Choo has released of this hit clutch, including camel leather, silver metallic, plum patent leather, my personal favorite electric blue, and zebra print. Jimmy Choo has mastered the art of the stiletto and this clutch. This particular clutch, the Marin, is an ideal clutch. It works for day wear, it works for evening wear, and it is an all around great bag. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,250.

Jimmy Choo Mona Large Tote
Jimmy Choo Mona Large Tote

I have chosen not to pass judgment on this bag, rather let you all make the decision. We all know the Jimmy Choo Ramona, Mahala, and Clutch have garnered a following. But what about this Mona? The Jimmy Choo Mona Large Tote features a black leather and suede body with gold hardware. The tote sports a zip fastening around the middle, which makes this bag act as an accordion, being able to lengthen or compact at the middle. By undoing the central zip, the bag becomes larger and will expose the logo plaque. The inside is lined in suede and has lilac ribbon trim. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,995.

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Jimmy Choo Marin Leather Clutch
Jimmy Choo Marin Leather Clutch

This exact clutch is one of my favorites. I love that Jimmy Choo continues to release it in new colors, designs, and materials to appeal to the masses. While many of you were not keen on the Jimmy Choo Marin Zebra Clutch (nor was I), this version should appeal to most everyone. The Jimmy Choo Marin Leather Clutch has been given a subtle natural makeover and is ready for year-around-wear with its camel leather and matte gold hardware. The camel leather is divine; very elegant and very easy to transition from season to season and day to night. This is the large version, but large clutches are in so it should be no worry. There is also a large detachable wrist strap which makes for ease of carrying. The flap-over leads to the suede lining. This neutral color is stunning and ideal for the lover of this Jimmy Choo handbag. Buy through NAP for $1,250.

jimmy choo face canvas bag
Jimmy Choo Face Canvas Bag

Many of the resort handbags are really quirky. I am talking about colorful weaves, splattered paint, faces, and intricate designs. I have not fully bought into it yet, and am laying low and trying to find my way through some of the designs. Take this Jimmy Choo bag for example, it is really out there. The four faces placed on the Jimmy Choo Face Canvas Bag give a whole new meaning to meet my bag. Yes, meet my bag staring Lydia, Sasha, Marilyn, and Maria. The faces are mostly black and white, but then there is very over-done eyeshadow that sticks out on each. Someone needs to tell Sasha that her blue eye shadow has her resembling Mimi. There are two shoulder straps and a top zip. I am pleasantly surprised that the bag is lined in suede, totally chic. Dimensions are 19″W X 17″H X 6″D. Pre-order through Saks for $975.

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Jimmy Choo Marin Zebra Clutch

There is a lot going on with this clutch. Not only is there a brown and white zebra print pattern, but the material is ponyskin. And Choo has added another dimension with the gray watersnake trim that seems to have a bit of a glimmer and shine to it. The Marin clutch has been a huge hit for Jimmy Choo, but is the Jimmy Choo Marin Zebra Clutch fab or drab? This is the oversized version, which if you don’t realize it, is huge. The dimensions are 14.5″ W x 9″ H. While NAP shows this with a moo moo-esque dress (better known as a Temperley London kaftan), this clutch would look great with a very simple outfit; skinny jeans, white top, and sexy heels. Does the ponyskin/watersnake/zebra combo put this bag over the top for you in a good way or bad way? Available through Net A Porter for $1,875.

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Jimmy Choo Riki Bag

Right off the bat this handbag carries a very different look. The gray is a subtle hue, that is soothing, and then there are large circular studs that run up and down the sides of the bag. Yet the subtle gold metallic under-layer shines through the metallic gray perforated Jimmy Choo Riki Bag perfectly. The hardware is gold but it appears very subtle, as if it is silver, not gold. There are double top handles and one of Jimmy Choo’s signatures, thin straps of leather threaded through rings along the top. When I look at this bag I love it, but I can not put together exactly why. Why does a bag that seems to have quite a bit going on lure me in? Must be because I own plenty of ‘simply’ bags and maybe I am subconsciously telling myself I need a new funky bag. If that is the case, thank you self for allowing myself to believe I need a new handbag. Buy through Net A Porter for $2,295. (more…)

Jimmy Choo Calfskin Hobo

You know what I have not seen in a long time? A great black bag. No bells, no whistles, just a black bag to use everyday that is not trendy, just functional yet still appealing to the eye. And Jimmy Choo, who is known for their divine shoes, has embraced the handbag market, learned from early design flops, and began to pave a way for themselves in the handbag market. For a great everyday black handbag, the Jimmy Choo Calfskin Hobo will suit you perfectly. I love the slouchy appeal of the black calfskin and the tarnished feeling of the gold tone hardware. The shoulder strap is adjustable, which helps give this a nice snug feeling under your arm without pulling on your shoulder. The top closes with a magnetic snap and leads to brown suede lining with a nice lilac grosgrain trim. The interior focuses on usability, boasting a three section slide pocket and back zip pockets. Measurements are 13 1/2″H x 19 1/2″W x 1 1/2″D. This is such a perfect everyday black bag, I may just grab it for myself. Through Saks for $1775.

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Posting has been light because Vlad and I are in New York City right now. We have been meeting with some fabulous designers (who you will all get to ‘meet’ soon!) and doing some major shopping. We will have great things to show you soon!!!

Spending Halloween in NYC is something else. We have seen a plethora of working folks on Wall Street in costume, and some people appeared to be in costume but it is most likely their everyday garb. Tonight we will be heading down to the East Village to check out the Halloween parade, which I hear is amazing and just like a scene out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

So as posting will remain light today, we will bring you two fabulous Halloween colored bags. If I had it my way, I would opt for a stunning Hermes Kelly in Orange Swift. Yet the Chloe Heloise Quilted Bag brings you a splash of orange for the festivities and the Jimmy Choo Rio Clutch brings the needed black. Honestly, orange is a color that you will see all around for spring, so grab yourself some orange! And black is always in, no matter how hot gray is, black will never go out. Buy the Orange Chloe Heloise Bag at NAP for $1225 and the Black Jimmy Choo Rio at NAP for $1395.

What are you all doing for Halloween?? :twisted:

Jimmy Choo Ramona Snake and Suede Bag

Typically, the natural python look is not for me. I suppose seeing it on many horrid looking cow boy boots tainted me. Don’t get me wrong, I love python skin, but I prefer it dyed. Yet the coloring on this Ramona is beautiful. Perhaps it is because the suede trim offsets the natural python perfectly and breaks up the pattern. Either way, the Jimmy Choo Ramona Snake and Suede Bag radiates beauty. Jimmy Choo uses exotic whip snake and pairs it with taupe suede trim and golden hardware. The overall look is killer, expressing a style that uses lush products that are bold enough to stand on their own, yet implementing a soft touch for the finish. The inside is lined in suede and features a zip and open pocket. This handbag makes a statement, so if you buy it be sure to tone down the rest of your outfit and let this handbag do all of the talking. Buy through Saks for $3495 (also available in a black and silver snake and suede here).

Jimmy Choo Mahala While gray is sitting on the “it” color pedestal, lush purple colors are not only closely gaining, but are about to overthrow gray. Pairing your gray hues for fall and winter with a succulent shade of purple will make your outfit pop. An absolutely stunning shape that has done nothing but created buzz for itself, the Jimmy Choo Mahala Bag is ready for fall in a chic aubergine leather. The contrast suede panels are the perfect touch, to offset the leather and the gold hardware, and make the handle on each side stand out. There are two zip fastenings on the front, one of the back, and a Jimmy Choo embossed plaque on the front. Lush sand suede lines the inside. This handbag has my heart, and while the shocking blue was great for summer, this is a must have for fall and winter.

Via Net A Porter for $2,225.

Jimmy Choo Alex Suede Hobo

I already posted about this bag, inquiring if you all thought it was fab or drab. Today I will reveal that I think this handbag is totally fabulous and even more stunning in navy! The Jimmy Choo Alex Suede Hobo is slouchy, lush, and finished off beautifully with the navy suede and exotic water snake trim. Gold hardware is not always top on my list, but when paired with the right materials, it gives a handbag the perfect edge over the rest, looking sumptuous and divine. There are calf leather shoulder straps and suede lining on the inside. Measurements are perfect for every day use; 15½”W X 12½”H X 5″D. Are you still searching for that perfect fall/winter handbag, or just looking for another to add to the list? Skip over the brown and go straight for the blue. Via Saks for $1975.