January 24, 2013
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2013 is the year of the snake. How appropriate. Inspired by Bulgari?s classic wraparound watch, the Serpenti bag is quickly taking a tight hold around the arms of Hollywood?s most fashionable elite. The top handle is designed after the slender, patterned body of a snake, with the gold-plated brass broken up by black and white enamel rings. Even the zipper pull is a snake charm with glowing green malachite eyes ? just the quickest flash of color against the black leather. Inside the belly of the beast, there are two large zipped compartments and extra pockets, accommodating even the most OCD of Bag Snobs. Jessica Alba has been seen out and about carrying the satchel by its shoulder strap, while Reese Witherspoon uses the handles. I say the latter method is the way to go. Why buy a bag from a jeweler like Bulgari if you?re not going to show off the hardware? Pre-order at Bulgari for $2,950.
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