13 posts tagged with gerard darel

Rarely a week goes by without featuring actress Jessica Alba carrying something fabulous here on the blog, and after much discussion, we decided it was high time that we took a second look at her …

The Many Bags of Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria isn’t a fashion star in the same way that some of the people we’ve profiled (like Miranda Kerr) are fashion stars, but she’s a celeb who knows exactly what she likes, has a …

When I write one of our Many Bags of… features, I always find myself feeling one of two ways by the time I’m done: Either I walk away with a newfound respect for the personal …

Since we started putting together our The Many Bags of… series, we’ve had a few stars with stunning handbag collections and incredible fashion pedigrees on our list that we’ve been waiting for just the right …

First, some real talk: Despite the fact that I am a purple-haired, motorcycle-booted, full-grown woman with a fondness for the musical stylings of Killer Mike and UGK, I have, uh, more than a few Taylor …

After a few years of writing daily posts at BagThatStyle, I’ve found celebrities toward whose pictures I always gravitate when I’m looking for things to write about. All celebrities carry a great bag from time …

Gerard Darel 24 Hours Bag, $399 via Bloomingdales.

So far, the only thing we don’t like about Gerard Darel is that it can be very difficult to find in the United States. The reasonably priced French line with an ardent cult following counts stars like Eva Longoria and Halle Berry among its stable of dedicated fans, but looking to buy the company’s bags online when you live in the US can be an exercise in futility. Until now, that is.

Bloomingdales.com has picked up the line with some of the brand’s greatest hits, including the Gerard Darel 24 Hours Shoulder Bag. These pictures don’t really do the design justice, as is often the case with stock photos, but the leathers that Darel uses are top-notch and the designs are functional and seasonless. Here’s hoping that the Internet selection for the brand’s US fans continues to expand.

Shop Gerard Darel via Bloomingdales.com!

You know what I hate about Gerard Darel? The difficulty in finding its bags online for purchase and having to track them down in select stores. Otherwise, I am a massive Gerard Darel fan. And many of our readers and PurseForum members are as well. I own the Midday Midnight Hobo and I can do nothing other than sing praises of the bag. The leather is thick and smooshy, the design characteristics are both simple yet chic, and the overall appeal is evident. We all need more Gerard Darel in our lives – so please listen to us online retailers, carry the brand!! (more…)

Gerard Darel Midday Midnight Hobo

Today, Vlad and I took a trip to Jungle Island off of Miami Beach. There we mingled with our friends; the colorful, loud, and beautiful parrots. Our friend, Sky the Macaw, was chatting with me about my Gerard Darel Midday Midnight Hobo. (more…)

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…)

mamie gummer gerard darel Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, has been the face of Gerard Darel since 2003. Gerard Darel bags have gained popularity year after year, and Charlotte Gainsbourg was the face toting the bags that we fell in love with. But a new face will be taking over Gerard Darel, that of Mamie Gummer, the daughter of Meryl Streep.

It looks as though Gainsbourg will be moving on to Balenciaga, her true love, and American Gummer will take over the brand as it continues to break into the US market.

OUI, MAMIE: Is Gérard Darel setting sail for the U.S.? The Parisian fashion brand has signed American actress Mamie Gummer as its new face, replacing iconic French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, who has represented the label since 2003. New York-based Gummer, the 24-year-old daughter of Meryl Streep and artist Don Gummer, will strike a chord with the brand’s Hollywood fans, who include Eva Longoria and Jessica Alba. Currently appearing in the Roundabout Theater’s production of “Les Liaison Dangereuses” on Broadway, Gummer has two films due out this year while her first Darel campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in New York, breaks for fall.

Via WWD and image via NYSD (more…)

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Gerard Darel 36-Heures Bag sold at Delcina for $590

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!

Check out more Gerard Darel discussion on The Purse Forum at these threads: Gerard Darel in the US, Gerard Darel Spring/Summer 2008 Handbags, and Celebrities and their Gerard Darel Bags. (more…)