2 posts tagged with Hunter

An H is a great letter to have as a logo; it seems to have worked out just swimmingly for Hermes, after all! But two just-launched handbag lines are also trying to appropriate it for use as a brand symbol, and their approach is perhaps a bit too similar.

The Halston Heritage Metallic Cotton Tote actually uses a double H, as the brand’s name would indicate, and the Hunter Saratoga Metallic Tote just uses one. They’re both big, metallic everyday bags that use an H as their prominent feature, though, and I can’t say I’m in love with either of them. Which do you prefer, and should one or both of the brands be trying a little harder to think of a better logo for their bags?

Buy the Halston Heritage tote through Net-a-Porter for $225.
Buy the Hunter tote through Neiman Marcus for $395.

Like UGG before it, Hunter doesn’t just want to be known for its utilitarian mid-priced boots. No, no – the company wants to parlay its popular wellingtons into a nouveau British empire (of the accessories sort, not the colonialist sort, of course).

First Hunter introduced stylish, non-rubber shoes and boots, and the next logical step was handbags. Enter the Hunter Adelaide Field Bag, the strongest member of the brand’s neophyte accessories collection. If staid British style is your thing but Burberry is too logo-covered (not to mention too expensive) for your personal taste, this is a brand you should watch. (more…)