I am extremely picky when it comes to exotic handbags. I’ve seen so many gorgeous bags yet, at the same time, I’ve seen so many horrible bags. You really cannot skimp on attention to detail when it involves exotic skins. As I am sure many of you already know, sloppy craftsmanship results in flaking scales which is perhaps one of the biggest handbag no-nos out there. Luckily there are several design houses who continue to hit home run after home run with exotics.
Well, the future is now: the bags are here! We already had some pictures of what they would look like, so that isn’t much of a surprise, but it’s nice to see something so unique and fun arrive in stores nonetheless. (more…)
One of the most interesting men in the handbag industry we have met will be celebrating 30 years starting tomorrow. Carlos Falchi began his journey 30 years ago when he moved to NYC. Since then his designs have continued to be top contenders in the designer handbag world, finding their way into the arms of celebrities and handbag lovers alike.
Tomorrow at Bergdorf Goodman a retrospective exhibition will feature reproductions of Carlos Falchi’s most beloved classics and his latest collection including one-of-a-kind designs inspired by his love of New York. The event will take place on the first floor of Bergdorf Goodman and go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. We have been huge fans of Carlos Falchi handbags and while we can not make the event tomorrow, we are excited to see the one-of-a-kind bags for Bergdorf along with the line of bags dedicated to New York City that he comes up with!
If you are in the NYC area this is an event you won’t want to miss. Carlos Falchi is one of the most interesting people to speak with, tell him we say hi!
I recently reveled in the beauty of the hand painted Carlos Falchi Floral Sling. And it was not just me who loved the bag, many of you did. But then a question popped up; “Will the paint run? Is the bag too delicate?”. I asked over at Carlos Falchi and they said to assure you all that no, the paint will not run as it is glazed over. And no, the bag is not too delicate to use, they use the stomach of the snake which is very resilient.
Now that we have covered that, there is a perfect option for those of you who loved the idea of the hand-painted floral pattern but prefer it in a smaller bag. The Carlos Falchi Flower Flat Clutch is also designed with hand-painted flowers and has an optional chain shoulder strap. This is a thin clutch, but long and capable of holding night out necessities (12″W x 5.75″H x 1″D). The interior features a zip pocket. Again, this is a brilliant design from Carlos Falchi. A simple sleek python clutch with a burst of color, which is hand-painted. This makes the bag entirely different from any other in my collection and in most collections. Leave it to the genius, Carlos Falchi. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $965.
This clutch is kind of growing on me. Originally I wasn’t so sure I liked it. It seemed kind of arts-and-crafts for my taste. However, as I gave it more of a chance, I found myself starting to like it. The Carlos Falchi Tiger Snake Flat Clutch is unique, chic and dare I say one of those kind of handbags you would consider one of a kind. A little while back Megs and Vlad had the chance to interview Carlos Falchi and we all learned how unique his handbags are and how much creativity goes into them. This handbag, without a doubt, meets that criteria. The handbag is made of genuine tiger snake and is hand painted to provide an extra element of creativity and detail. One of the best parts about this bag is that it is sure to garner attention. You are sure to hear at least a few comments as you carry it around. Buy through Bloomingdales for $595.
First of all, let me start off my saying, Happy Friday! I am sure there are plenty of you out there right now counting down the hours, or maybe the minutes until it is officially the weekend. With the weekend drawing near, I thought to myself, what better way to get the weekend going than with this Bombe Python Flat Clutch? I am a sucker for clutches; I honestly just love them. So, when I stumbled across this clutch, I had to share it with all of you! Obviously, the color of the clutch, purple, caught my eye first. I love sporting a clutch that completely makes my outfit pop and I feel this clutch could definitely do that. Whether you are wearing the perfect little black dress or your favorite pair of jeans and a cool top, this clutch could complete your outfit!
Now that I think about it, I have spent many nights recently glued to my couch watching the 2008 Olympics (I am pretty sure many of you have done the same thing). Usually around mid-week I begin thinking about weekend plans, and of course, what I might wear and which bag would go with the outfit best. So, I think it is time for me to have TiVo record tonight’s Olympic events and go out on the town. Now, if I could just have this clutch to take with me, I would be that much happier. The snakeskin material, magnetic snap flap closure and zip inside pocket just make me want the clutch even more. Plus, I like options and this clutch has a golden chain strap which can be stored in the bag. I rarely find myself using the strap, but it’s nice to have options. All I need to do is save a bit of cash and I can buy this fabulous clutch through Saks for $875.00.
Carlos Falchi has been a long time favorite of mine, as his exotic handbags have caught my eye and always seem to end up in the more reasonable price range (as far as exotics go). Carlos Falchi is not the new kid on the block, in fact he has spent three decades forging his way into the fashion world. He prides his designs in the meticulous details and craftsmanship, along with exotic skins and an impeccable eye for a handbag that stands out. If you rely on your accessories to make your outfit, Carlos Falchi handbags are perfect for you. I have never been much of the flamboyant dresser, in fact, if you ever find me out and about there is a 95% chance that I am in jeans of some sort and a tee shirt. My handbags truly accentuate what I wear. The bold colors, skins, and designs make me and my outfit stand out, and not get lost in the crowd.
After getting close and personal with the Carlos Falchi Multi Patchwork Tote, I have a new love and obsession. This is the handbag that will allow me to always stand out, to always get that second glance, and all I need to wear are my comfy jeans and plain white tee. Funky and modern this handbag will have stay-power in anyone’s mind that sees it. But I do not think for one minute that all of you will love this bag, it is far too bold and colorful to meet everyone’s fancy. But there will be the group of you, who like me, is head over heels for this bag. (more…)