Luxury Handbags: It was the name of her flagship handbag, "The Morning After," which first grabbed our attention. But after some serious shopping, we found that the handbags by Rebecca Minkoff are in fact worth raving about.
Based out of New York, designer Rebecca Minkoff is set to launch her latest collection, Holiday 2007, this June. Though she may be still considered a newbie in the world of handbags, Minkoff exudes star qualities. Her first line was introduced in spring 2004 and has since expanded to include 13 pieces.
The designer's fan base is made up of Hollywood divas including the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Nichole Ritchie, Cameron Diaz, and Kristen Cavalleri. And with more and more of these Minkoff sightings, it's no wonder why she is considered one of New York's most sought after up-and-coming designers. Her star continues to rise due to the impeccable design and craftsmanship of her bags.
The current collection includes a clutch, a hobo, a bucket bag, a tote, and more. My favorites, the Nikki Hobo and the Tote are ideal for a big night out or a leisurely stroll through the park. Keeping with the oversized bag trend, these carryalls offer enough room for everything from a makeup bag to a 12-inch computer. Just ask yourself why Minkoff named her first bag, "The Morning After?" A girl never knows where the night might take her and when she might need the essentials.
From the optional chain strap to the assortment of available colors, each piece offers versatility. For instance, the tote is available in hues of almond, dark chocolate, orange, and white. Additional color palates range from royal, sky, and navy blue to seafoam and emerald green to more neutral shades of nude, cognac, cream, black, gold and silver. Each piece is accented with gold or silver plated hardware.
Her latest collection, Holiday 2007, includes the "No String Clutch," the "Easy Bag," the "Dream Bag," the "Getaway Tote," the "Blind Date Clutch," the "Kiss and Make Up," and the much anticipated "Matineť." The "Matineť" features dual pockets on each end and is accented with two reversible pullbacks. The designer will also reintroduce new variations of older styles such as "The Morning After" and "The Morning After Mini."
Before her big handbag debut, Minkoff had set out with the intentions of designing apparel. And she did, but when her collection of handbags took off, she decided to concentrate on bags alone. Now at the age of 26, Minkoff has decided to return to her dream of producing women's ready-to-wear. With a loyal fan base by her side, this young, accomplished designer will no doubt have a following. Whatever her future might hold, we're eager to see what she has in store for us next.
For LxM Christina Stewart