We have been following the news of Lambertson Truex filing for bankruptcy since it was announced early March. And on Friday it was announced that Tiffany & Co. bought bankrupt Lambertson Truex and hired the designers, Richard Lambertson and John Truex. Tiffany plans to expand their leather goods department and feels Lambertson Truex and the design duo will be a good fit.
We have been fans of Lambertson Truex for years. We were sad to hear that the economy affected them, but are looking forward to see what is to come in the future. We will keep you posted on any updates in the weeks and months to come.
Lambertson Truex would like to extend an invite to all of you Purse Bloggers! Their Private Sample Sale will begin Monday, April 20th through Tuesday, April 21st. If you are in the NYC area, make sure to check it out to get up to 70% off men’s and women’s bags, shoes, belts, gloves and small leather goods. Vlad and I are huge LT fans, so we are extremely jealous of any and all of you who will be able to attend. Happy shopping!
For most of you, winter is in full force. Our friends in Ohio rubbed in our face that they had a snow day at Ohio State yesterday, which is literally unheard of at The Ohio State University. Vlad is flying up to Ohio tomorrow for his bachelor party and will have to embrace the frigid temperatures, but I am perfectly content laying on our roof top deck for the weekend and soaking up the Florida winter weather, which is hovering around 80 degrees and sunny.
Spring is on the northerners minds and I am always looking for the new collections of bags. One of our favorite design duos out of NYC is Richard Lambertson and John Truex from Lambertson Truex. We got to play with three different Spring 09 bags which are all showing off beautiful natural ring lizard. Per usual, the bags are meticulously designed and these three clutches are all perfect additions to your handbag collection. Vlad and I have a mini but growing LT bag collection (we never shared our November purchases with you!). What I love about LT bags is their timelessness. Season after seasons their bags will remain wearable, current, and stylish. (more…)
One of our favorite designers, Lambertson Truex, has finally opened up an online boutique! We knew this was in the making and patiently waited for them to open their online doors to shoppers. Even though LT bags are sold at Saks online and other retailers, the selection was never quite as large as I would like. And although the selection at their online boutique does not cover all of their bags, it is a substantial number of many of their classics. The Box Car is one of the brands most well-known designs and is available on their online shop, along with the Gstaad, Framed Clutch, and Paxton (all PB favorites).
We have another treat for you right before the Thanksgiving holiday. Only thing about this treat is that it will not hurt your waistline. We introduced you all to the dynamic duo behind Lambertson Truex last spring. Vlad and I took time to follow up with Richard Lambertson and John Truex earlier this month. The bags they design continue to ignite our handbag loving hearts and Vlad and I left NYC with a bag a piece and a pair of shoes from LT. The designs speak for themselves and the men are top notch. Always a pleasure to see Richard and John. Enjoy a look into what has been going on with Lambertson Truex since our last interview.
Lambertson Truex bags are a favorite here at Purse Blog. Sometimes it feels like the designs are a hidden gem, a designer that is known but not known as the logofied design house that we all recognize. That is one of the aspects that I most love about what Richard and John have done with their brand. When you see their bags, it is the LT clasp that may catch your eye and let you know that this is indeed a Lambertson Truex Bag. The attention to detail is impeccable, the bags are made to outlive your handbag loving life. The designs are timeless, and as cliche as that sounds, it is indeed true.
One of their simply beautiful designs that I am loving right now is the Lambertson Truex Quilted Torino Gstaad Hobo. This hobo may bear some resemblence to Chanel quilt, but it is in no way a copy. The bag is stitched all over for texture and made with supple buttery calfskin. Now LT knows how to pick out the most divine leathers, because trust me when I say that their leathers are truly buttery smooth. There is patent leather trim and silvertone hardware. The shoulder strap is accented with chain accents and has a 15″ drop, which will hand perfectly under your arm. LT makes the inside of their handbags highly usable, offering two inside open pockets, one large zip pocket, and signature light blue suede lining. The hobo is all together simple, but the finished product is stunning. Dimensions are 17″W X 13Â½”H X 4″D. Buy through Saks for $1595.
Richard Lambertson and John Truex have quickly become one of our favorite design teams. Their designs are flawless, meticulous, pay close attention to each detail, and are ultimately wearable. The only downfall they ever fall on is being too safe, too far away from monogramming their bags. I am not asking for a tacky monogram all over, but they should show off a bit more, let us all know that this is theirs! With their clutches the signature LT closure signals that this is Lambertson Truex without going overboard. After reviewing the Lambertson Truex Gallo, I was left in love and wanting more. And with a shipment of quite a few Lambertson Truex Bags from the resort collection, we had a selection to choose from. (more…)
Lambertson Truex released their Resort collection earlier this month, which has caught many editors attention. Although the bags will not be in stores until October or early November, we had the pleasure of reviewing them now for all of you. Known for their meticulous attention to detail, clean lines, and overall simple yet elegant feel, Lambertson Truex has continued to forge their way in the handbag world. Their Resort 2008 line delivered precisely what it is they are known for, only further identifying with their goals and visions as designers. Our first bag to review from the Resort 2008 collection is the Lambertson Truex Gallo, which lures you in with its simple pairing of supple white leather and dove leather trim. The first thing that stands out about this bag are the colors used. (more…)
So this post was supposed to come last week, but this little thing called life happened and poof!, Father’s Day is right around the corner. Luckily my father along with most others still loves and accepts gifts a few days late. I have been meaning to post about the Lambertson Truex man bags. After we met Richard and John, we began to obsess over their bags. But do you know who was sitting in the showroom trying a bag on and looking like a kid at Christmas? It was Vlad, not even me! Sure I was excited and had a mental list of about 10 purses that I had to had, but Vlad had an ear-to-ear smile when he found the LT Wright Mailbag in espresso crocodile and luxe grain ($9,900). He tried it on and was so sold on it I had to literally drag him out of the store. When I think back on it, we should have just asked if we could buy it, because after all, tech guru or not, Vlad is the handbag king in his own right! The aspect about Lambertson Truex Man Bags is that they are masculine. There is nothing about them that your un-handbag-loving dude will not like. The lines are clean, the shapes are boxy, but the overall look is meticulous as Richard and John are and perfect. Vlad is particular about his man-bags. A great messenger suits his needs but he is not looking for a monogram canvas or a colorful array. This is why most men would love a Lambertson Truex bag; the clean lines and understated elegance will not overwhelm or overpower the usability. If you need a gift for your dad this Father’s Day and are a little behind, make sure to check out some bags from Lambertson Truex! Sold through Saks and LT boutiques. (more…)
Last month we had the unique pleasure to sit down, meet, and interview the two designers behind Lambertson Truex, namely Richard Lambertson and John Truex. The interview felt more like a fun talk with long-lost friends than a meeting over their successful business, history, design and future outlook. Richard and John are as lovable as they come. Very approachable, funny, and not the slightest stint of self-importance that one would almost expect from designers of their caliber. After chatting it up, Richard and John walked off to a meeting and we left the showroom with a newly earned respect and adoration for Lambertson Truex, one of the great American design houses of this time.
Vlad and I will have an exciting interview to share with you this week with the designers behind Lambertson Truex, Richard and John. After we visited the Lambertson Truex store, Vlad fell in love with the Florence and while I love this bag dearly, my heart lies with the Sienna. Ranging in a wide variety of bright spring colors, including turquoise, yellow, and purple, the Lambertson Truex Sienna Clutch masters the art of the perfect hand held bag. There is an option for Nappa leather, ostrich, snakeskin, along with a combination of some of the above. The ostrich was divine, but I was drawn to the combination of the most silky soft Nappa leather bag paired with snakeskin trim on the top. This compilation is divine. You must go and hold a Lambertson Truex bag if you have not yet. The craftsmanship is impeccable, as Lambertson Truex pays close attention to the details. But again, I will keep coming back to it, the leather is so sumptuous! I could not keep my hands off of the bag (and still can not, as I picked it up in yellow :wink: ). The silver metallic version is also a great option, offering that perfect va-voom to your little black dress. The top has a flap closure with a LT logo flip-lock. The inside continues with attention paid to detail; including signature blue suede lining, a zip pocket, and two credit card sections. Measurements are 11″W X 5Â¾”H X 1″D. If you have not seen one of these bags in person, check them out, because I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Buy through Saks for $995.
Last week, while in NYC, we had the great pleasure of meeting John Truex and Richard Lambertson from Lambertson Truex. We will be posting the interview, along with pictures from the upcoming Fall 08 collection next week. However, I can not pass up sharing Megs’ new loot tonight! (more…)