After releasing a capsule collection for HSN, Rebecca Minkoff has decided to debut a luxury handbag collection exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue this May. For its first collection, iconic Rebecca Minkoff bags such as the Nikki and Morning After bag are being refined in lizard skin and other luxe materials. Along with some of her well-known designs, Rebecca Minkoff is introducing new shapes to the line. Some of these include a drawstring bucket bag, oversized classic tote, and a side-saddle messenger bag.

I chose to partner with Saks to launch my collection line because of the timeless luxury and superior quality the store represents,” said Minkoff. “It is an exciting honor to join the list of exclusive luxury handbag designers available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Saks customers are already familiar with the current Rebecca Minkoff line and have been very supportive over the years. I am hoping to not only provide my existing customers with a more luxurious option, but to also tap into a new set of young Saks shoppers who purchase designer bags for the style and quality, not just the label.

The quality of the leather and materials used is higher end than her typical line. Rebecca is using real gold in the rose gold hardware and picked calfskins and upper-tier materials that someone like Prada would choose she said. The question for most consumers comes into play is would you pay $550 to $2,000 for a designer whose bags are typically under $700. As buyers we are accustomed to a much lower price tag, there can easily be some sticker shock.

My answer is simple to would I splurge on a Rebecca Minkoff Collection Bag, yes, if the bag spoke to me. From the pictures so far my picks go to the luxe Nikki and Lux Clutch. Both are quintessentially Rebecca Minkoff, yet have the special upscale touches that help them stand out without straying too far from the original images.

The growing fan base of Rebecca Minkoff bags is precisely who I am curious to hear from now. What do you think of the Rebecca Minkoff Collection and why?

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