This Valentine's Day, I wanted to find a bag designer that you could fall in love with. Her name is Lauren Merkin.
If you haven't heard of her already, you are in for a treat. She designs bags that are simple, yet fashionable. They are made from gorgeous leathers that have a vintage quality to them. Her bags manage to be both femine and urban at the same time.
For Spring 2008, it's all about the color...and Lauren Merkin delivers.
Take, for example, the bag you see here.
This is the Sophie Duffel by Lauren Merkin. It's one of the new arrivals for Spring 2008 over at www.shopbop.com.
This color is called brick. Judging by the picture, I would consider it a reddish orange. It's constructed of glazed leather and features pretty pleating on the front and back. The cute stud details give it a nice finish.
The main compartment features a zipper closure, to keep your valuables safe. Inside you'll find an 8" zipper pocket and two patch pockets. It's nicely sized at 14"l x 7"h.
As with many of Lauren Merkin's bags, you get a lot of bag for your buck. This bag is no exception, it retails for $395 at Shopbop. For that price, you can't go wrong.
See...I thought you would fall in love.
Happy Valentine's Day!
photo courtesy of shopbop.com