There is something that feels so substantial about this bag. Narciso Rodriguez released what many are calling his best collection to date for Spring 2013, one that was a brilliant play on hard and soft, but who needs to look to the future when the now is so good? This bowler tote also produces an awesome balance of strength and gentleness.
The color pairing of lush, deep blue and oil-slick black is a time-honored classic that works wonders, especially for showcasing such a hypnotizing array of textures (the stern but not too stern shape is perfect, too). The slight contrast allows you to fully appreciate all that is good about ostrich. A thick, leather band resting on top of luscious ostrich: it all just seems so decadent and excessive…and well should it, given the price. And that’s not all: the handles are trimmed in lizard, so you’ll feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. It’s only a bit of lizard, but it’s the thought that counts. No surprise Narciso is one of the most thoughtful designers out there! At Barneys New York for $7,900.