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    Default Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    WWD reports Michele is adding bags for fall:

    Michele is moving toward becoming a full-fledged accessories brand.

    The Richardson, Tex.-based watch firm, owned by Fossil Inc., is extending its accessories offerings with a handbag line bowing for fall.

    “Handbags are the ultimate accessory,” said Steven Barbery, vice president of Michele. “With the continued success of the watch collection, we believe that this is a natural extension as we develop Michele into a lifestyle brand.”

    Last April, Michele launched an eyewear collection, signaling to the market that it is interested in more than just timepieces. Similarly, parent company Fossil, with $1.62 billion in annual sales, is expanding its breadth with a collection of handbags, apparel and, most recently, shoes.

    According to Barbery, the fall collection was inspired by the “chic modern woman with an urban sensibility.” Gold hardware adorns the styles, most of which are made of soft Italian leather. Additional features include chains, studs and zipper detailing. Styles range from shoulder bags to clutches to satchels and include dark palettes of berry, navy and brown. Groups are named for women, such as Inez, an updated hobo shape; Kylie, which features leather silhouettes with a weathered look, and Kenya, a vintage-inspired group with python-embellished barrel handles and studded details.

    “We expect Michele handbags to secure a dominant position in the accessories market like Michele watches,” Barbery said. “The handbag collections will play a key role in the growth of the Michele brand.”

    Michele handbags retail from $295 to $745 and will be available at michele.com, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s.

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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    I love that first bag!! But, I'd want it in a stone color or something.

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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    Interesting.

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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    Don't like either of them.
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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    This popped up in my mailbox a couple days ago:

    MICHELE® announces the introduction of a handbag collection. Founded in 2000, MICHELE quickly captured the fashion world with the introduction of watches that uniquely combine genuine diamonds, precious metals, and interchangeable straps. The MICHELE handbag collection reflects the same signature aesthetic of enduring elegance, contemporary fashion, and chic design. The assortment of styles range from sultry shoulder bags, to statement clutches, to charming satchels.

    The Collection:
    The Fall 2009 MICHELE Handbag Collection, a distinctive collection of leather bags designed to complement your everyday wardrobe. Each luxury bag is detailed with the iconic Michele logo plate and champagne-finish hardware. Rich colors, exotic textures, and unexpected details define the fall line.

    The Layla collection fuses old Hollywood glamour with a modern edge. The crushed patent leather, chain details, and dark color palette of berry, navy, and brown evoke a hard yet feminine appeal. The classic clutch is reinvented with a lustrous oversized chain creating a bold statement, while the sultry large shoppers effortlessly transition from daytime to evening.

    The Inez collection presents a fresh spin on cosmopolitan style with a rebellious yet refined flair. Otherwise classic hobo silhouettes get an updated look with shiny metallic leather in bronze and silver, gunmetal hardware, faceted studs, and zipper detail trim.

    The boho-inspired Kylie collection features supple leather with a weathered allure. The spacious silhouettes, signature buckles, and zippered accents are functional yet fashionable.

    Vintage charm meets contemporary fashion with the ladylike styles in the Kenya collection. Graceful accents such as pleated leather, delicate straps, and petite clasps embody femininity while the printed python-embellished barrel handles and studded details add an offbeat appeal.

    The exquisite Collette collection evokes timeless elegance with classic bowler styles adorned with polished glazed leather, clean lines, and intricate hardware. Features include chain straps, buckle details, and barrel handles with the signature MW button logo detail on opposite ends.

    The Collins collection keeps things simple with a relaxed utilitarian feel. Traditional styles feature smooth leather, oversized pockets, and comfortable straps. For a touch of glam, the collection offers the styles with a daring violet or indigo python print.



    The collection is now available at these locations:
    Nordstrom


    Saks Fifth Avenue


    Bloomingdale's




    I wouldn't use the word "love" just yet, but I think these bags looks pretty amazing.



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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    Not a fan

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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    Ooh, that Inez hobo looks soo comfy!

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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    I like the Inez and Layla satchels.

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    Default Re: Michele Adds Handbags for Fall

    I think that the Kylie and Inez look cute! Has anyone seen them IRL?

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