If Carrie Bradshaw had been a handbag girl, one of these certainly would have been her It-Clutch.
Manolo Blahnik has announced a new evening bag collection that will hark to the elegant pump and sandal designs that made his brand iconic. A footwear favorite of Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker (the latter's turn as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City made the line a household name), the Blahnik brand has, until now, been focused on elevating the shoe game of the style elite.
The new collection is as luxe as they come, with certain clutch styles paying obvious homage to the highly coveted "Hangisi" style (a satin d'Orsay pump featuring a bejeweled buckle that became an almost instant bridal staple).
"These bags are, of course, linked to my shoes," Blahnik told Vogue of the new collection. "They are inspired by the ornaments I use for some of my classic designs, but bigger and more striking."
The fall-winter 2015 line is rife with Swarovski jewel-encrusted minaudières in rich, jewel-tone hues, meaning that even with a hefty price point per bag (some steer north of $2,000) we don't expect them to last on shelves for long.
But don't worry ladies, there may be more to come, well, sooner than you think: Blahnik is already planning another small collection for next season. (Win!)