When we talk about a bag having retro influences, we usually means that it harkens back a couple of decades – the 50s, the 70s, something like that. If a company is going really retro, maybe it even references the roaring 20s. Rarely, though, does a bag get all medieval on us like the House of Harlow Rey Bag does. This little velvet pouch has a slightly Renn Faire vibe to it, right? Are you digging it? (And yes, I know I’m mixing my eras here. The Renaissance was after the Middle Ages. I know!) (more…)
I know it’s old news that Nicole Richie has transformed herself from Paris Hilton’s snotty reality TV sidekick to a respectable mom with a very chic contemporary clothing line, but every time I hear something about House of Harlow, I can’t help but reflect on how far Richie has come. And now that House of Harlow has announced that it will expand into handbags for Fall 2011, I’ll probably be having those thoughts a lot more.
Women’s Wear Daily reports that the 14-piece collection will run the gamut of bag sizes from clutches (some seen above) to hobos, with prices ranging for $150 to $625. It’s surprising that it took the label this long to move into bags; Richie is known for her accessories, after all. Based on the clutches above, do you think you’ll be moved to buy a House of Harlow bag? They’ll be available through Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and ShopBop.com.
Image via Refinery 29.