Thursday, March 15, 2007

Clear as a bell

The Chanel "Naked" bag"

I guess designers are hoping this clear thing catches on because now clear pvc and lucite are popping up on high end retailers' shelves. Karl Lagerfield created a sensation with his "Naked" bag at the Chanel shows and other designers have caught the transparency bug, from brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo and Fendi. Some fashionistas who are willing to pay for the high end bags and shoes say that it's easier for them to find things in the totes because of the clear looks and it's also a symbol of having up to the minute trends in high style.

Manolo Blahnik lucite sandal $585 at Neiman Marcus

Giovanna Furlanetta plastic and leather bag $450

Stuart Weitzman jellystone clear jelly (remember these?!) $115

Lambertson Truex clear tote $445 at Saks

Donna Karan 864914 $494 at Zappo's

I spoke to one of the buyers in our handbag department and she thinks that this style is a flash in the pan and won't be around for long. I will not be participating in this trend, my sister used to work at Dillard's and they had to carry plastic purses to be "checked" before they left the store. This is what these reminds me of.



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