Judith Leiber’s Latest Handbags Give Ancient Egypt a Modern Spin

Ancient Egypt doesn’t look so ancient anymore, thanks to that infectious, irreverent spirit of handbag designer Judith Leiber.

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Ancient Art, Modern Sensibility

The Judith Leiber Ancient Egypt Collection

Packed with infinite exquisite embellishments, from Swarovski crystals, to green onyx, aventurine and sodalite stones – this collection is a sparkle fest for the eyes. You will earn all the style points at your next soiree with your pick of any of these tongue-in-cheek clutches, now at Saks. Read More..

Ancient Egypt doesn’t look so ancient anymore, thanks to that infectious, irreverent spirit of handbag designer Judith Leiber.

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Ancient Art, Modern Sensibility

The Judith Leiber Ancient Egypt Collection

Packed with infinite exquisite embellishments, from Swarovski crystals, to green onyx, aventurine and sodalite stones – this collection is a sparkle fest for the eyes. You will earn all the style points at your next soiree with your pick of any of these tongue-in-cheek clutches, now at Saks.

Walk into the party like the most fabulous of Egyptians with Judith Leiber.


Designer Dispatch: Meet Khirma Eliazov of Khirma New York Handbags

Talent and Beauty in Equal Measures, Meet Khirma Eliazov of Khirma New York.

Khirma Eliazov, the woman behind Khirma New York, the exotic, but highly-accessible line of exotic handbags, available at Saks has to be one of the most inherently cool and pleasurable designers to appear in the SaksPOV Designer Dispatch catalog. In early spring we headed off to her quaint showroom in the West Village in New York City to check out her stylish digs and beautiful array of quality bags. Meet Khirma Eliazov, the not so up-and-comer who we’re going to be keeping our eyes on long past the spring season.

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Khirma Eliazov at Her Charles Street Boutique in New York City Read More..

Khirma Eliazov, the woman behind Khirma New York, the exotic, but highly-accessible line of exotic handbags, available at Saks has to be one of the most inherently cool and pleasurable designers to appear in the SaksPOV Designer Dispatch catalog. In early spring we headed off to her quaint showroom in the West Village in New York City to check out her stylish digs and beautiful array of quality bags. Meet Khirma Eliazov, the not so up-and-comer who we’re going to be keeping our eyes on long past the spring season.

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Khirma Eliazov at Her Charles Street Boutique in New York City

SAKSPOV: Of all the possible courses one could take in fashion, how did handbags become your artistic specialty?

KHIRMA ELIAZOV: It’s been four and a half years, and it’s been a dream come true, honestly. I used to be an accessories editor and worked in branding. I really realized that there’s so much business to building a brand. You don’t realize how much goes into producing something. It’s not just designing. I wish it were just designing.

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Mignonne and Herzog Sitting in a Tree

Mignonne Stingray & Metallic Python Pouch

One of those key brand signatures of yours is the purple lining in your bags. When we think of purple, we think regal, royalty. Is that the connection?

KHIRMA: Yeah, that’s exactly where it came from. I also wanted it to be something that, when you open the bag, it’s this beautiful surprise of color. I love the hidden element of surprise in that sense. All of the bags are about combining different textures and materials. They are primarily exotic skins, for now.

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The More Khirma New York the Merrier

(L to R) Herzog Crocodile, Lizard & Leather Clutch  I  Batasha Mixed-Media Minaudiere  I  Mignonne Python & Stingray Pouch  I  Herzog Mixed-Media Clutch

Do you have a skins schematic of some sort, like, “Well, stingray stands for ‘strength’, etc.”

KHIRMA: It’s just a natural inclination towards different textures. I started with stingray in the beginning and the Mignonne pouch is the first bag I ever designed. It’s still one of our best selling bags. I started with it because the stingray was so resilient and was such a strong material. I partnered it with the python and leather. People were so surprised that stingray was used in that way. It’s a fantastic bag for spring and summer.

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Springtime on Charles Street

Jolie Canvas, Python & Leather Clutch  I  Bonnie Python, Leather & Canvas Tote

When you were an editor, was there a specific void that you saw in the market that you felt like you could fill with a line of your own?

KHIRMA: I wanted to create something that was beautiful and functional, and that was at a price point that was aspirational. They’re made for women who have challenging lives. They need to be able to go from day to night. These women have kids and they need to be able to wear a bag crossbody, because they need their hands free. But it’s still luxury, so it doesn’t have to be plain and simple. It can be something that’s beautiful and luxurious, but it functions because it needs to be smart, as well.

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Chic in Any Shape or Size

Celine Python & Suede Bucket Bag  I  Herzog Crocodile, Python & Stingray Clutch

What is this little leaf engraved inside the bag?

KHIRMA: This is a feather and it’s our new logo. For me, a feather is a symbol of femininity, but it has an edge to it too, like the women who wear the handbags. If you think of a feather, a feather is strongest in layers. When you put several feathers together, it’s powerful.

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Proof Positive That Skins and Pops of Color Can Happily Coexist

Babo Watersnake & Stingray Clutch  I  Jolie Lizard, Watersnake & Stingray Clutch

Take home a spring piece from your new favorite handbag line Khirma New York.


New & Now at Saks: Two Exclusive Drew Shoulder Bags From Chloe

Pick Up These Two New Additions at Saks New York and Saks Beverly Hills.

A new Chloe Drew shoulder bag is always a cause for celebration. But two all new Saks-exclusive Chloe Drew shoulder bags? That kind of great fortune needs its own coined term.

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Saks Exclusive: The New Chloe Drew Shoulder Bags

With one bag imbued in rich leather and a romantic burnt sienna suede, the other with a luxurious exotic skin and a suede body flushed in a muted mustard – both marked by that gold scintillant hardware that has made this bag such a covet-worthy accessory the world over, these two make for brilliant new additions to the Chloe Drew bag family. Read More..

A new Chloe Drew shoulder bag is always a cause for celebration. But two all new Saks-exclusive Chloe Drew shoulder bags? That kind of great fortune needs its own coined term.

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Saks Exclusive: The New Chloe Drew Shoulder Bags

With one bag imbued in rich leather and a romantic burnt sienna suede, the other with a luxurious exotic skin and a suede body flushed in a muted mustard – both marked by that gold scintillant hardware that has made this bag such a covet-worthy accessory the world over, these two make for brilliant new additions to the Chloe Drew bag family.

 

Pick up these two beautiful Chloe Drew bags at the Saks New York flagship and at Saks Beverly Hills.