To say that there is a quasi handbag cult following is an understatement! Fashion handbags are becoming a sartorial religion of sorts to legions of ladies, the way shoes have blatantly been for decades (centuries actually)!
Whether it be a purse, a clutch or a tote, the handbag is omnipresent. From the runways to the sidewalks, or sitting on the backs of chairs in the latest hotspot restuarant or club, the bag is the accessory extrordinaire. And why not? It makes an immediate impression and proclaims fashionability no matter the size or body shape of the wearer.
Is it the shape, the handle, the materials and leathers or the hardware? It’s the name of course and what it represents, but also the fashionable obsolescence that comes with a fashion cycle. Limited edition is only the starting point for the discerning enthusiasts ready to conquer their fashion world one bag at a time.
How can designers compete in the remarkable world of bags when some, like the famed Birkin bag by Hermes, carry a price tag that befits an automobile and a waiting list for the privelege of owning one? Well, come-up with what clients want. Its all in the details and the most coveted bags will be those that clearly announce “I’ve arrived” with dramatic styling and a luxurious feel. A touch of fur, then, is a natural!
It’s amazing what a bit of fur can do to something we are so accustomed to. It completely changes its appearance and feel, and in some occasions makes the piece extremely luxurious and sportier in the process as well. The democratic side of sartorial elitism might simply be the next big thing!
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