Had to re-post this– they’re finally at Net-a-porter.com! The tote and clutch have sold out– get your hands on a trendy asap!
It’s ironic that a bag called the “Trendy” is hands down, one of my favorite bags of all time. But here it is, Bag Snob x DKNY Trendy bag, and I couldn’t be happier! We wanted to design a fun, stylish bag to appeal to snobs of all ages. Easier said than done, but we did it: the concept of being on trend has just become timeless. This bag was inspired by my young friend, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes.com, based on a conversation we had a couple of years ago. I questioned her lack of a bag at one of our lunch-and-shopping dates. Her response? “I’m constantly on the move, I can’t let a bag slow me down!” Well, you know those are stabbing words to a bag snob’s ears! And so began my mission to design a bag to change her mind.
Enter the belt bag. Kelly and I grew up in the eighties, a time when belt bags (okay they were called fanny packs– cringe!) were the rage but not very cute. The Trendy will change everything you thought you knew about said belt bags. It comes with two convertible straps: one in leather (15” long) to use as a belt or shoulder bag and one pale gold chain (19”) to wear cross-body. Made of grey leopard calf hair and black calfskin, this is a true day-to-night bag. Run errands all day wearing it as a belt bag, leaving your hands free and unencumbered; for cocktails later, clip on the gold chain and dance the night away. I travel with this bag all the time! At 9” by 6.5” by 2.5”, it fits my large, 8” Kelly Longue wallet plus a cell phone. I used it throughout New York and Paris Fashion Weeks and was constantly stopped by people asking who designed it (and I have to admit, I am filled with joy every time I utter the words, “We did!”). And now it’s a favorite of celebrities and bloggers alike!
Coming soon to Net-a-Porter for $325 (yes, that’s for genuine calf hair, we wanted to keep prices low because we know bag snobs come in all different budgets!).
Pair with: Take the Trendy for a night out on the town with Iro‘s sequined-sprayed Cloe dress. Distressed and charcoal, the sequins are mellow and so is the jersey cut, so it shines while allowing the Trendy to shine even more. On Net-a-Porter for $635.