This striking purse is the Croc-Stamped Boston Bag from Versace, a wonderfully kooky addition to the season.
Made of gorgeously croc-cy leather, this bag has silver hardware, a soft satin lining and patent leather trim.
The key (hanging from the purse) and a Medusa mirror on the front complete this very noticeable and covetous bag.
We’ll definitely be seeing this one for more than a while!
Ok so it’s not *really* a mirror, but who wants to look in a mirror when you could be looking at the Versace Medium Mirror Bag?
This vinyl-coated metallic leather purse is made with gold hardware and large pockets on the front, back and sides – so the chances of you running out of space for all your daily necessities is highly unlikely.
With padded leather handles, a big gold ‘V’ charm and strong, sturdy frame, this shiny, decadent purse is so evident of conspicuous consumption you might lose friends over it!
Totally worth it though.
This right here is the Quilted Couture East/West Bag, a very decadent (aren’t they always?) purse from Versace.
There’s a lot to say about this purse – the luxury and craftsmanship and all the rest of that jazz, but, just look at it. The quality of the bag hardly needs detailing, but let’s give it a bash anyway.
The Quilted Couture is made of beautiful topstitched leather, with gold hardware, golden leather handles, golden rivets, golden Versace name-plate, golden zipper… are you sensing a pattern here?
It is a very golden purse, and a very gorgeous purse. Ancient Rome had nothing on this!
The lovely Hilary Swank was one of few actresses who actually kept their word and wore the dress they promised they would for the Oscars – in this case, Versace.
Versace were perhaps the first fashion house to truly realise the ‘free’ exposure they could get by either loaning or giving a dress away for the Oscars – of course, everyone else caught on and now every run up to the Oscars is one big love-fest between designers and female celebrities.
Because there is so much competition for who wears what dress, who carries what purse, who wears which jewels, the Hollywood minxes will often change their minds at literally the 11th hour, causing a great deal of embarrassment for any designer who openly stated so-and-so would be wearing his or her dress.
So again, good for Hilary Swank and good for Versace!
The purse pictured here is the Denim And Croc Large Clutch, made of crocodile leather with gold hardware, silky satin lining and pulls and pockets in some rather unusual places. It’s a very unusual clutch, almost as if it’s aspiring to be something else.
Very glam, charming and not overly feminine either – just like Miss Swank herself, no?
This is a really funny purse. Funny as in, ha-ha funny, not weird funny – although it certainly is pretty weird-looking at the same time.
I mean look at it. It looks like a funny smily face, with a tongue sticking out – a sort of pink fat froggy face. It’s hilarious. And what’s even more hilarious is that it’s a <i>Versace</i> bag.
It’s called the Couture Woven Satchel – as far as the actual make up of the purse is concerned… well, I don’t know where on earth to start.
It’s a huge mish-mash of pink suede and patent leather, overlaid with silver and grey leather with pink leather trim and gold and silver hardware. Plus pockets all over the place with the Versace plaque zip. And that’s it in a nutshell – there’s a lot more going on with this purse but those are the most important details.
What’s also important is that those leather tassels look like flippers. Or little paws. Or landing gear.
It’s good to know the folks at Versace have a sense of humour, even if it’s unwitting…
Whenever I hear the word ‘Versace’ these days, this purse right here is the one that comes to mind: the Logo Jacquard Bag.
The jacquard material itself is exquisite — intricately woven detail — you know just from touch that it’s been made with care. The purse has gold hardware, a chain handle and so many straps I don’t even know where to start.
I love this purse because it’s so reminiscent of old Italy — or rather, old Rome. The gold and white, the pattern on the fabric, the sumptuous gorgeousness of the whole thing — it’s the epitome of luxury and decadence.
Beauty and quality, and conspicuous consumption in one easy package — you can’t ask for more than that.
SRP $1, 632.00
This handbag is one of the most unique purses I’ve seen so far this year: t’s known as the Orchid and Shell Print Hobo, from our good friends at Versace.
It’s made of a canvas material with cowhide handles and trim, and gold hardware. The print itself — the part I love most — is a gorgeous orchid and shell print, reminiscent of all those old-fashioned glam resorts like Hawaii or Monte Carlo. The lining is pinkish suede, and instead of a clasp it has a cute drawstring.
The whole thing is wonderfully refreshing on the eyes, and so very different with its jaunty nautical air. All in all a stunning accessory, just what we would expect from Versace.
Are Versace doing well this year or not? I read so many conflicting articles about Donatella vs Gianni and old vs new that I am never sure if the company is on the verge of collapse or doing better than they ever have.
It’s hard to believe they can be troubled when you look at their output — like this purse. It’s a red jacquard monogram bag, in the Biker Bag style. Now, the biker bag thing has been done by so many different companies that I’m amazed there is a fresh way to look at it, but it turns out that there is. This colour of red is something I would expect to see from Ferragamo; it’s quite a nice surprise to see Versace being so bold. It’s a beautifully designed and almost painfully stylish purse, worthy of every rich tanned Italian madam worth her fashion salt.
Versace, if this is you doing badly, I’d love to see you on top of your game.