Gucci Special: Meet The New Season GG Marmont, Queen Margaret & Iside Bags

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Gucci is constantly creating new stories season after season, through collections that harness an intricate mix of the everyday beautiful and inspired, then translated into gorgeous RTW and leather goods we see today. And for Pre-Fall 2017, Gucci has a number of key offerings as far as their leather bags are concerned, two of which are completely new lines, with the third a classic-in-the-making that we are all familiar with.

First, let’s start with the familiar, the GG Marmont. Identified by its bold brassy GG logo on the matelassé chevron leather body, the GG Marmontline is easily Alessandro Michele’s most iconic creation yet. A new-in for the season, the GG Marmont Leather Belt Bag (or bumbag) is a one that can be worn a myriad of ways all over your body. Coming in at a cute 18 cm wide and 11.5 cm high, it can be belted high on the waist, across the chest, over the shoulder, or even over your hip like a cute fanny pack. The other newer silhouettes within the GG Marmont range include the quilted leather backpack and quilted leather bucket bag that are no less cute and come in a wide array of colours as well.

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Next, we see all-new designs in the Queen Margaret and Iside, both identifiable by their own statement-making icons – an ornately enamelled giant bee for the former and the feline head set within a rectangular clasp in the latter, an homage to the ancient Egyptian Goddess. The Queen Margaret, with its bamboo or leather top handles, comes finished with an accompanying leather strap or a tri-coloured canvas strap respectively. Available in two sizes, a Small (25 cm by 16.5 cm) and a Medium (32 cm by 20 cm), the Queen Margaret is a true statement maker and a definite head-turner in the best way possible.

Moving on to the third bag in this series, some of you may have noticed that while the Iside might look similar to the Queen Margaret in terms of the trapezoid shape, but that’s probably where the similarities end.

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The Iside in Medium is slightly taller, coming in at 31 cm by 23 cm and features a curvaceous front flap dominated by the wavy pattern on the front. Dedicated to the Egyptian Goddess with its enamelled Swarovskieyes and metallic gold elements, it is feminine and sensual, like the goddess. The Iside series comes in three finishes, a #GGSupreme with leather trim, a leather and snakeskin mix, as well as a full snakeskin one that’s embellished with floral embroidery. In addition, each bag is furnished with an extra chain sling shoulder strap, giving you one of 3 different ways to carry this stunning beauty.

Distinctively different, yet all charming in their own right, which of the three (or all three) is your favourite(s)?

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People are Now Camping Overnight in Front of the Paris Hermès Flagship to Sell Line Spots to Wealthy Handbag Buyers

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HERMÈS’S NEW APPOINTMENT POLICY AT ITS MOST POPULAR BOUTIQUE IS HAVING SOME UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

If time is money, then it perhaps should not surprise anyone that the wealthy shoppers looking to purchase five-figure Hermès handbags while on holiday in Paris have found yet another way to save some of the former by spending some of the latter. As it turns out, the rich aren’t exactly keen on the store’s recently instituted appointment procedure, which requires them to gather early in the morning and stand in a line, on a public sidewalk, like commoners. And in turn, plenty of people have emerged who are willing to take on the irritations and inconveniences of the wealthy for a fee.

Anyone who’s lived or spent considerable leisure time in New York probably already knows what I’m talking about: line-sitters!

Here, it’s possible to hire people on a per-gig basis to wait in line for you for theater tickets, popular restaurants, Supreme drops, pop-up shops, or whatever else via either an agency or a gig-economy app like TaskRabbit. In Paris, the practice seems to be less common and less formal, and pictures of some of the overnight line-sitters outside the Hermès rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré global flagship boutique sparked quite a debate when they surfaced on our PurseForum.

No one on our Forum mentions specifically how much the spots in line are going for, but one poster repeatedly refers to it as “more than twice what an average French worker makes in a day.” We looked up some stats and did a little math, and our best guess is that we’re talking $250 to $300 for a spot. When you’re trying to be first in line to have the best selection of bags that, in the case of the Birkin, start at more than $10,000, a couple hundred bucks is a rounding error. If you’d rather spend a morning of your vacation at a Parisian café with a pain au chocolat instead of waiting on a sidewalk to be let into a store, at a certain level of wealth, the expense of a line-sitter makes sense.

In New York, line-sitting is such a normal part of commerce in certain markets that it’s done in an orderly manner and the people who do it are experienced at the task and almost always hired ahead of time to hold a spot for a specific individual. In the case of the newly minted line-sitters at the FSH boutique, it appears as though some of them are queueing overnight in hopes of selling their spot in the morning to whoever shows up, at times selling the same spot to multiple people. According to some tPFers in Paris, that’s resulted in everything from line-cutting chaos to actual fistfights, and it’s not hard to see how irritation over the new line system from wealthy shoppers, when in conflict with people who need the money enough to sleep on a sidewalk overnight, could result in some tension.

At some point, the line chaos is likely to settle into more of a standard routine, but in the meantime, things have been physically rough for a few members and their friends simply trying to hold their places or enter the store. So far, the only changes Hermès has made to ensure the safety of shoppers and line-sitters alike has been to provide a security person to escort people into the store for their appointments. Based on what our members have seen and been told, there’s no indication Hermès intends to significantly change the process it put in place several months ago or do more to actively manage the line, which forms on a public sidewalk.

Hermès shoppers on tPF have been speculating about whether this combination of inconvenience and potential danger could hurt the brand or turn shoppers away, but at least for the moment, that seems unlikely. Hermès has long looked on approvingly while shoppers go to ever-more-absurd lengths to get a Birkin or Kelly, and this is just the next level of that same absurdity. The boutique already has more customers every morning than it can possibly serve in a day, so discouraging a few of them from showing up might even be a net positive for the people in charge.

If you’re in Paris and want a more placid shopping experience, our members would recommend waiting out the busy season and then trying the FSH boutique at 11:30 or after or visiting on of the brands other Paris stores. Or, you know, maybe just go to the Eiffel Tower or something and shop when you get home. You might pay a little more without the VAT refund, but you probably also won’t get punched in the face.

[UPDATE] As of this morning, our PurseForum members are reporting that Parisian police have arrived at the FSH boutique to remove line-sellers from the scene. It appears as though they’re not being arrested, but rather just being asked to leave the area if they don’t have direct business with one of the nearby stores. Members have been speculating law enforcement might get involved because of the boutique’s proximity to the American and British embassies in Paris, as well as the city’s general security concerns, which bring police attention to people loitering for extended periods of time in business- and tourist-heavy areas.

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Introducing the MCM Sarah Visetos Hobo

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THE LITTLE HOBO THAT COULD WITH A BONUS: IT’S UNDER $600

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BOY CHANEL CC CHEVRON FLAP BAG

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Oh boy, oh boy, here we go again. Meet the latest Boy Chanel CC Chevron Flap Bag from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection. And no, it’s not just another Chevron Quilted Bag as there is more story to tell about this new design. But you know how popular the Boy Bags are and we just can’t live without them. Owning one is like a dream come true, so read on.

This fresh Boy Chanel CC Chevron Flap Bag is made in Velvet and Lambskin, so it double soft and smooth. While Velvet is not easy to maintain and lambskin is fragile, this bag does look luxurious. The use of these two materials creates an interesting Boy Bag, because Velvet makes the color sharper, you can see this on the V-shaped Chevron lines; the color is brighter and it’s highlighted.

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But the best part of the story has not been revealed yet. You see, this Boy Chanel Chevron Bag is much more than the Chevron Quilting. If you look at the top of the bag, it’s crafted with the popular diamond design with the house CC signature in the center. It reminds us so much about the Chanel Diamond CC Flap Bag.

The bag is finished with aged gold-tone hardware and it’s an interesting choice. If you take a closer look at the whole design; the mix of velvet and aged golden hardware makes the bag looks a bit vintage. It’s stunning!

The Boy Bag also features the Boy Clasp and large boyish chain as well as a leather strap for your comfort. It can be carried cross body or on your shoulder.

And here are the details:

Small Boy Chanel Chevron Velvet Flap Bag
Style code: A67085
Size: 12 x 20 x 7 cm
Price: $3800 USD, €3950 euro, £3280 GBP, $31100 HKD, ¥467640 JPY, ¥30600 CNY

Medium Boy Chanel Chevron Flap Bag (Old Medium)
Style code: A67086
Size: 14.5 x 25 x 8 cm
Price: $4100 USD, €4270 euro, £3550 GBP, $6670 SGD, $33600 HKD, ¥505440 JPY, ¥33000 CNY

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Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2017 Bag

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Introducing the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2017 Bag Collection. Proenza Schouler has a new addition to the Curl line, which was first introduced during the Spring/Summer 2017 runway show. The Curl is now available in Chain Clutch and Top Handle, which includes a shoulder strap and decorative keyring. The brand’s classics such as the PS1+ and PS11 bags are still part of the collection. The Hava and Hex bags comes in stud details and mix of leather and suede. While the Tote Bag has a new Extra Large size and comes in variety of colors and materials.

The Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2017 Collection is now available for pre-order at proenzaschouler.comand has an expected shipment of May 31 or June 30, 2017.

PS1+

Style

Price

Proenza Schouler Suede/Embossed Crocodile PS1+ Medium Bag $1,885.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Suede PS1+ Tiny Bag $1,650.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Woven Canvas/Python PS1+ Tiny Bag $1,880.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler PS1+ Mini Crossbody Bag $890.00 (USD)

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Price

Proenza Schouler PS1+ Mini Crossbody Bag $890.00 (USD)

PS11

Style

Price

Proenza Schouler PS11 Wallet On A Strap Bag $825.00 (USD)


Hava and Hex

Style

Price

Proenza Schouler Leather/Printed Ayers Hava Chain Crossbody Bag $1,435.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Leather/Suede Hava Chain Bag $2,250.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Studded Hava Medium Top Handle Bag $2,185.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Leather/Suede Hex Mini Bucket Bag $990.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Studded Hex Medium Bucket Bag $1,690.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Leather/Suede Hex Medium Bucket Bag $1,495.00 (USD)


Curl

Style

Price

Proenza Schouler Leather Small Curl Chain Clutch Bag $790.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Suede Small Curl Chain Clutch Bag $850.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Leather/Suede Medium Curl Clutch Bag $995.00 (USD)

Style

Price

Proenza Schouler Curl Top Handle Bag $1,995.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Studded Curl Top Handle Bag $2,395.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Mix Leather Curl Top Handle Bag $2,495.00 (USD)

Extra Large Tote

Style

Price

Proenza Schouler Leather Extra Large Tote Bag $950.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Suede Extra Large Tote Bag $990.00 (USD)
Proenza Schouler Metallic Leather Extra Large Tote Bag $1,040.00 (USD)

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CHANEL PYTHON CLASSIC FLAP BAG

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As Shakespeare once said it: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” The same thing can be said with this latest Chanel Python Classic Flap Bag. Sporting a trendy bicolor effect, this bag displays nothing but a fierce and feisty attitude that is worth catching your attention.

An icon among Chanel’s most prized bags, the Classic Flap Bag is well-known in the bag industry for its sophisticated feminine details such as the thick diamond quilting, the interlocking CC clasp, and the interwoven leather chained shoulder strap. With a luxuriously exotic blend of Python leather in black and red color, this Chanel Python Classic Flap Bag is a confirmation that modern-day women deserves to carry a bag that defines their strong and gutsy personality. As you can see, the bicolor effect is very evident with the red color placed in the middle while the rest of the bag is in black color. The python leather is in fact revered for its eye-catching elegance and durability in the fashion world.

This bag also features a CC clasp in the middle for instant brand recognition and an interwoven chained leather strap. It measures 6.3” x 10.2” x 2.8” inches, priced at $8600 USD, €8150 euro, £7250 GBP, $13090 SGD, $64300 HKD, $12490 AUD, ¥1024920 JPY, ¥63100 CNY via Chanel boutiques.

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