You’ve probably heard about the Jil Sander 'Vasari' bag. “The bag, which is made of '100 per cent coated paper' and features stitched seams, was carried by office-ready male models during the designer's autumn/winter 2012 menswear show in January, and has proved such a hit that it's been selling out all over the world.” http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/bibby-sowray/TMG9509261/The-Jil-Sander-paper-bag-that-will-cost-you-185.html
You’ re probably coveting the rolled top clutch bags seen on the Céline runway for SS13. These gorgeous bags won’t actually hit Céline stores until about January 2013.
But have you heard of the MARIE TURNOR?
MARIE TURNOR ACCESSORIES is a Los Angeles based handbag and accessories company designed by Beth Goodman. The classic style of MARIE TURNOR embraces timelessness and eschews trendiness in the spirit of finding beauty in everyday things: a paper bag, an envelope, folded paper, the colours of nature... The essence of the brand lies in the realization that practical things are also beautiful.
Her signature “PICNIC” clutch was conceived in 2009, after the designer spotted an elegant woman walking in the Marais with a paper bag in her hand. This has become one of her classic signature styles and is now made in a number of sizes, colours and leathers.
All products are made Southern California, using Italian leathers. These bags are now available at CULSTATUS. Prices from $225 - 325.
Photo source above: T Magazine