If you had a hard time resisting the temptation to indulge yourself in a bag by Narciso Rodriguez before, it’s now going to be virtually impossible. The champion of timeless, minimal elegance has finally launched his e-commerce site. It’s all things Narciso, all the time! I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite designers last month in NYC and manhandled the sublime bag collection in person.
From the nappa-topped lizard shoulder bag ($2,195) to its seductive red variation ($1,895) to black chain-strapped top-handle ($2,395), the man shows us how it’s done. He knows when to inject a pop of color, when to leave well enough alone, and when to toy with a shape or seam. The overall effect: investments that are at once strong and subdued. Snobs who keep it polished day to night will be all over the Boomerang clutch ($795-$1,395), in dual textures (like leather and lizard) or blocked neutrals, but it’s going to be hard to narrow it down to just one bag in the basket. I can safely say my penchant for late-night shopping just got a little more frenzied!