January 6th, 2011
Victoria Beckham Handbags: Worth The Hype?
This two-tone leather shoulder bag retails for $2,600 (£1,700). We’ll take five. Image via victoriabeckham.com
Victoria Beckham’s line of dresses is completely fabulous. This is a fact.
Of course it helps that Victoria was already one of the most famous women in the world with a rolodex of contacts that we’d step on our last Jaffa Cake for, but if her product wasn’t stellar the success and critical praise wouldn’t be so forthcoming. (Image at left via Style.com)
Grab a bottle of Dom and put on your best “ladies who lunch” ensemble and join us for a discussion on VB’s newest fashion venture.
Victoria has debuted a line of highly-anticipated handbags for Spring. The line includes classic shoulder bags, travel bags, and clutches. (Click here to see the line in its entirety.)
The little beauty above sold out on Net-a-Porter within hours of first becoming available. Lucky for us, they have since re-stocked. Also available from Net-a-Porter is the classic crocodile bag seen at left. We would like you to remain conscious and upright, so please seek out the price on your own. After you’ve taken a swig from your handy dandy hip flask.
Like VB’s dresses, the bags have been very well-received in the fashion universe, even getting two manicured thumbs up from The New York Times’ T Magazine. The bags are pricey and obviously aimed at a certain crowd. Tip: it’s most definitely not the “we just stumbled out of Mahiki at 4 am with mysterious stains on us” crowd. That’s us out then!
Victoria has certainly set her sights on creating a specific type of bag line; investment pieces, much like her beloved Hermés Birkins. Bags like these are intended to be kept for life and passed down to the children/toy poodle, and not to have gin & tonics spilled on them or to be left in the back of a taxi. (Image at left via Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)
If Victoria is as successful with her handbags as the fashion world is projecting she will be, we would hope for her to produce an affordable diffusion handbag line á la Marc by Marc Jacobs. She has had success with her recently renewed and re-branded denim line so this seems like a natural progression.
How do you rate Victoria’s handbags? If you were in the position to do so, would you buy? And how psyched would you be for a diffusion line?