Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Alexandra Satine Trunk Show

Alexandra Satine at the Soho House Sept. 26

After a couple minutes of confusion at the front desk of the Soho House, I entered a fifth floor suite and had the chance to meet handbag designer Alexandra Satine at her first Trunk Show/Sample Sale. A charming woman, she is gracious enough to introduce herself and personally walk me through her collection. Having worked in the handbag industry for a number of years, two things particularly stand out about Satine's handiwork--the quality of the craftsmanship and the apt use of the convertible element.

7th Ave SS2012 from

Oftentimes, "convertible" products are excessively gimmicky--somewhat awkward, ill fitting or altogether not well done. However, in this case, one can say of any of Satine's bags "It's pretty AND it works!" Aside from the added bonus of being Made in the USA (or Columbia), Satine's handbags are soft and supple, well cut and crafted in distinct, yet very usable silhouettes. The best part is that each bag is variable and can be used in part or as a whole.

Rue Rivoli SS2012 from

Pricewise, the 7th Ave bag and the Rue Rivoli both retail for $490. The Long Beach Tote can be had for $550 and the Brickel shoulder bag is priced at $490. For quality leather, durable hardware and sheer versatility,Kudos to this up and coming designer for her ingenuity, and affordable price points!

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