Desperately Coveted, part 91 of 225
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I'm always on the lookout for bags that fit the following specific criteria: 1) They are pretty; 2) They do not have a prominent label or logo; 3) You can wear them for many seasons (no "It" bags, please!) and 4) They cost less than $500 (ideally, less than $100, but I'm trying to be realistic here).
And that brings me to the Ananas Collection, which just may be some of the most perfect, slouchy-yet-structured bags I've ever seen. The designer, Jennifer Baum Lagdameo, started the collection using natural pina fabric from the Philippines, and has expanded it to include leather as well while still using accents from natural products.
My favorite is the Isabel model (top), $460 and available in four colors from here (gray for me, please!). The popular Nicky model, just above, is $495 and available over here in gray as well (you can click here for the full list of stores, including an extensive list of online shops). They feature plenty of other handbags and accessories on the main website, including the supercool toggle belt below.
Hmmm… Christmas is coming soon!