The new kid on the handbag block is fitting in perfectly, being highly sought after and not as widely available in the US as we (by that I mostly mean me) would like. Gerard Darel Bags are not new by any means, but their popularity in the US is blowing up. On my last trip to Spain, I was on a hunt for a Gerard Darel Bag. I left empty handed. But my yearning for this brand has not ceased and after getting a shipment of Gerard Darel Bags to review, I am hooked. (more…)
The buzz building around Gerard Darel is a force to be reckoned with. Our forum has been known to catapult bags into stardom, with thousands of posts surrounding one subject and the ability to create an enormous awareness of a new brand. The new kid on the block, as far as being discussed ad nauseum on tPF, is Gerard Darel. Now don’t get me wrong, the brand has been holding its own for years now, but to the US customers they are more of an underground sensation. We discussed the Drape in 2005 and no one was satiated. The craving for more from Gerard Darel is expected, as the brand utilizes a slouchy shape with brilliant leather and a casual feel. If you are in the US you are mostly out of luck in tracking down this designer, except for a few eBoutiques who carry some of the line, like Delcina. When I was in Spain last month my mom and I were on a wild goose chase at each and every El Corte Ingles (department store) that said they carried Gerard Darel bags. They lied. A Gerard Darel bag was no where to be found. But where I constantly see Gerard Darel bags is on celebrities, namely Eva Longoria. She is practically a walking Gerard Darel ad, carrying their bags in an array of colors and then bringing python into the mix. Other lovers of Gerard Darel include Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, and Lindsay Lohan. My new obsession from Gerard Darel is the Midday Midnight Barcelona Bag, which is available in glazed leather and python. Other options that are highly coveted are the Gerard Darel 36-Heures and Gerard Darel 48-Heures. Check out Delcina’s options for Gerard Darel. We hope to bring you more from this fabulous designer soon!