It’s the first week of Summer but stores are starting to feel like Fall. I am always perplexed by this strange retail phenomenon of selling Summer clothes when it’s snowing outside and hawking Furs in the dead heat of August. I understand they are trying to maximize sales by putting it on the floor early but wouldn’t it make more sense to sell bikinis and hot pants in June instead of Feb? Maybe then they wouldn’t be forced to mark it down to 75% off. Not that I am complaining, I grabbed the most amazing Summer stuff at Barneys and Neiman Marcus this month, just in time for the warm weather!
But let’s get back to the real reason I am writing you, the arrival of Fall bags at Net-a-Porter. I haven’t seen any worthy to mention until this Jimmy Choo Alex suede bag caught my eye (cuz I am a sucker for chocolate suede and overdose in it each Fall). This lush suede hobo looks very comfy and soft, and I love that it is secured by a strap above the opening, good for people in big cities who are concerned with pick pockets. I also love that it has little metal feet; a feature not often found on slouchy bags which means they get all scruffy on the bottom, especially in suede. The light stitching is also a nice contrast to the rich brown suede as is the divine snakeskin trim. The bag is a bit big for my taste but if New York girls are any indication, big bags will continue strong for a very long time! I have never seen so many girls lugging giant bags around, my New York friends tell me it’s because they literally carry everything I keep in my car in their bag! Can you imagine? It’s a good thing I have a big car cuz I like my bags to be smaller than my Range Rover. $1,975 at Net-a-Porter.
What do you guys think of the Alex suede bag from Jimmy Choo?