Are you so pissed that you can’t walk into a store and buy as many Gerard Darel bags as you’d like? The French would like to keep it that way, for a while longer anyway (because this summer you’ll be able to find GD bags and clothes at Bloomingdales!). You’ve been asking me the scoop behind the brand so here it is. Eva Longoria was introduced to Gerard Darel by her mother-in-law, who is best friends with the owner of the brand. The two French ladies took Eva to lunch in Beverly Hills a few years ago when she was first dating Tony and asked if she’d help market the brand. She took one look at the amazingly chic bags and said “uh, yeah!”. So there you have it, the power of celeb made this French chain (it’s like BCBG in Paris and on every street corner) one of the most coveted bags in America. Except Americans can’t buy it readily, yet. Our friend Sari at Lux Couture managed to place in an order during her last trip to Paris– check out the 24 hour and Midday bags here. And Shop Rumour will be stocking many new items soon.
So there, that is the scoop. I’ll keep you posted on the arrival of the GD python bags. Until then, read it and weep– check out Jessica Alba’s fabulous natural python version (I am kicking myself for not getting that one when I was in Paris, it’s softer than my metallic python and 30% cheaper).