To say I am disappointed in Halston bags would be an understatement. I don’t know why I had such high expectations but I guess I fell for the hype and it’s really my own fault but still, am disappointed. When I hear Halston– images of glamourous girls in silky lightweight jersey gowns and flowing hair comes to mind. I was hoping to see some rockin’ bags worthy of these girls; something with attitude, panache, style,,,, anything– but this saggy lump of a sack called the Zai ($2,495) and the Jimmy Choo knock off chain style bag called the Hannah ($1,895 is the same price for the Chanel Lady Braid in purple– I suggest you go for that instead!). These bags are not terrible but they are not the sophisticated creations I have been hoping for (and all in suede? Yuck! I only like suede as accents on my bag, it just looks cheap when it is all suede!). I mean if you are a casual college student or an intern at a fashion house I can see the messenger bag working but $2,495 for a no shape no style sack? I have a dreary feeling about the revival of this brand… already besieged with rumors of strife and fighting (Rachel Zoe supposedly forced the departure of Creative Director Marco Zanini), I am wondering who’s collection will walk down the September runways (his? Or Zoe’s interpretation?) What do you guys think? Are these bags worthy of the Halston name?