I’m not fond of crocodile accessories. To me, they’re not pretty, it’s not my thing but that’s just me. I currently do not own anything that is made of crocodile but who knows maybe one day that will change. I had a little but of a change of heart when I saw the Nancy Gonzalez “Cutout Overlay” Crocodile Tote. It doesn’t look like it’s totally crocodile, even though it is, and the asymmetrical design on the front of the bag is kind of cool looking! Nancy Gonzalez is the best designer, in my eyes, when it comes to crocodile accessories. No one quite does it like she does but of course that’s just my opinion.
For this Fall and upcoming Winter season, we’re seeing two of my favorite colors everywhere. No matter what store I go into during this holiday season the colors pink and mint are everywhere. Being that they are two of my favorite colors, I don’t mind it one bit! Fall and Winter usually bring us lots of dark colors in the fashion world so it’s refreshing to see a bright change. The best part about having light colors around during these typically dark season, is that when Spring and Summer roll around we can continue to use our colorful accessories and wardrobe.
What’s hot right now over at Net-a-Porter this Wednesday February 16th – Champagne, metallic and gold bags from all the favorites like Chloe, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Nancy Gonzalez!
Three days a week (M, W, F) net-a-porter gets a new shipment of designer items.. and you want to be sure to get there as soon as you can, so you don’t miss out on all the new stuff. Items sell out pretty fast.
New bags in stock over at our favorite designer boutique, net-a-porter!
Three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Net-a-Porter gets a fresh batch of designer bags, clothing, shoes and accessories -it’s three days a week that you want to get there as soon as you can to check out the selection, because on some occasions the items do sell out really fast.
Just in today, Monday the 17th:
Proenza Schouler PS1 Suede Satchel – $1,595
In dusty rose suede! A fresh feminine makeover for spring. I absolutely love the style and color. Simply gorgeous. Find her in the Proenza Schouler Boutique!
Diane von Furstenberg Philomena Clutch – $425
The philomena is phenomenal! Dressed in snake-print leather with irregular gold studs.
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It is no secret that I love, love, love exotics. I never stop obsessing over the latest and greatest examples. Walking into a Nancy Gonzalez boutique is like the world’s best candy store for me. Beautiful colors and texture and the totally unique aspect of every single bag draws me in. Her collection includes 150 different styles and over 200 colors. A veritable rainbow of luxury.
The designer is a native Columbian who looks to her rich colorful country and resources for inspiration and materials. In my humble opinion, a Nancy Gonzalez handbag should be one to which every bagista should aspire to have in her collection! With so many options, what’s a girl to choose? A basic clutch beginning in the $900 range or a major piece that tops out at over $4,000? A beautiful bright color or basic neutrals such as black or brown? It’s such a personal choice, I’m going to leave that up to you to decide and simply showcase one of my (current) favorites!
Right now, I’m loving sapphire blue handbags ranging from cobalt to deep navy. I’m looking away from my obsession with hobos to more ladylike styling. I’m still loving the oversize bag though, it’s hard to go small for any length of time in my world. So, the Crocodile Bowler Top Handle Bag in denim is the perfect bag for me!
The lady-like styling with over-sized and rounded shape softens it just enough to make the bowler perfect for casual denim days to dressy Jackie-O shift dresses. I love the beautiful color because it is more than black or brown yet remains neutral enough to wear with practically any color.
Who wouldn’t want to travel with a luxurious exotic piece of luggage?
Today is the day that Nancy Gonzalez launched her first ever crocodile travel collection, exclusively sold at Bergdorf Goodman. The 11 piece exotic collection includes passport holders, hat boxes, trolley’s, ipad sleeves and other accessories.
Like all other bags by Nancy Gonzalez, the travel collection is made with superior craftsmanship and of course only the best exotic leathers. Her pieces are such an investment. Sure the price tag may be a little steep, but for the Nancy Gonzalez lover on your holiday list, this is the perfect gift.
The Nancy Gonzalez Travel Collection is only available in store at Bergdorf Goodman.
Here’s a sampling of the prices:
iPad case $1800
Passport Holders $425
Crocodile and Pony Trolley $6125
Crocodile Trolley $7500
Crocodile Carry On Trolley $6500
In recent years, the handbag world has been loving fun, edgy bags covered in studs and fringe. Shapes have been varied from slouchy hobos, trapezoids, rounds and so much variety. And while Chanel and Brikin are still quintessential “IT” bags, there has been less focus on the lady bag. Structure, polish and top-handles are key components of a lady bag. We are familiar with Dior “Lady Dior” bags and Valentino floral bags that beg to be carried in lady-like style. With chic glamorous sheath dresses and uptown look being one of the major fashion trends, it’s no surprise that we are seeing more lady-like bags on the radar.
Reed Krakoff’s introduction last month gave us lady-like styling with masculine and more modern architectural elements. The 510 Tote in amazing rich teal is a satchel that has clean lines, smooth rich leathers and a modern proper-ness about it that inspires one to be sharply dress and head off to lunch with the most prominent of the “who’s who”. I adore this bag and for only $1150, it’s a find that’s incredibly well made and quite lovely.
Reed Krakoff at NetaPorter
If I had a nice chunk of money to spare on a designer handbag that I’ll admire more than I’ll actually wear, I’d head on over to the Nancy Gonzalez section and give into the Framed Python Satchel.
There is something about this satchel that makes me awe in disbelieve at what you could get for your moneys worth. In comparison to other high-end designer brands, for $2650, you’re likely to get something such as luscious lambskin or another kind of distressed leathers, but when it comes down to shopping for a Nancy Gonzalez accessory, you’re sure to get each and every penny’s worth.
While browsing through Saks looking for something catchy to blog about, I ran upon the collection of the glorious Nancy Gonzalez crocodile handbags up for grabs. So many styles and colors to choose from, I couldn’t decide which of all was my favorite, not that I have intentions of purchasing such a piece, as my kind student budget doesn’t allow me to at the moment. Besides the eye-catching hues of exotic crocodile leathers, I was really observant over the different styles of handbags within her collection.
Right now, purple is my color and the pleated shoulder bag in the berry hued croc leather is simply stunning. The choice of style for the large handbag type of gal who seeks a fun interpretation of elegance.
You’ll never go wrong in black! Besides this bags rich dark leather, its cutout handles makes this style different from the rest. This roomy arm candy is a safe color to go with and is sure to keep its classy look for years to come.
Simply stunning and possibly my favorite, a selection of rich python and crocodile leathers collaborate with this gorgeous shade of matte blue-grey. A detachable strap allows a comfortable way to wear or simply carry this baby on the arm. As for the studs how can you miss them, they add that rocker chic vibe to it piece, yet its overall presentation is simply luxurious!
Forrest green has never looked better! This stylish flap bag is the choice for the ladies who prefer a decent sized bag with characterized shoulder straps. A single matching link strap carries the weight of this purse and compliments this classy style perfectly.
Although pretty, these bags do cost a pretty penny as well! Each style runs at $2,800 to $3K+ ! Shop Nancy Gonzalez exotic goods and accessories via: Saks Fifth Avenue
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