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Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2011

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Much like Donna herself, the designer’s latest incarnation–the “New York” bag–is modeled after her own uptown-meets-downtown lifestyle. Structured with two sturdy handles, but with a relaxed, draped front pocket held in place with a soft, tubular-padded wrap-and-tie infinity cord, this bag offers the best of both worlds. Look closer and you’ll soon notice all the discreet details: the inside removable zip-top pocket-come-clutch/”powder room envelope” (that, you don’t see everyday), the dual iPhone and Blackberry pockets and the hidden side-zip pocket. To keep all your valuables secure, a magnetic closure is affixed in the inner lining, thus alleviating the need–or, let’s be honest, garishness of a zipper. You may be thinking the only thing this bag is missing is a strap. Well, behold! The strap fastens to the hook to wear cross-body (a la Donna herself) or on the shoulder.

Prices range from $1,995 for leather to $14,500 for alligator.

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4 thoughts on “Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2011”

  1. I don’t think that zippers, as you put it, are “garish.” In fact, not having a zipper is a downside for me, esp when travelling where the pickpocket factor is as ever-present as ever. There are a lot of bags with zippers that are far from garish–think Tod’s D Bag or the LV Alma.

  2. I’m right with you there Stephanie. I think it’s downright foolish to not put a zipper on a bag. For those of us who work hard for our money and do not simply go to lunch with our ladies and chat about life, zippers are a must. I’m sorry, but “garish” is the last word I would ever use to describe zippers, unless they’re on the front of the bag as some tacky adornment a la Louboutin bag monstrocities.

    You are most defintely in the wrong this time Man Snob.

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