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August 25, 2005

Some Small Things


August 2, 2005

Banana Republic Bloomsbury Collection


New from Banana Republic is a premium handbag collection called Bloomsbury.

Just from a quick glance at the web site what I notice first is the beautiful colors. Very rich and fall. Especially this shade of Bordeaux.

Although I like the colors I can't say much for originality. In fact, I wouldn't be suprised if Marc jacobs has a lawsuit in the works. Swap out the brass rings on the Banana bags for the silver hardward on a MJ bag and it is basically the same thing. Plus the long zip tassle looks very familiar.

Plus on a more functional level, I think it would be dificult to quickly close up all the pockets with the double rings. Looks like that would involve lost of funbling (unless those are actually magnets.)

But then again if you can't pay $900 for a Marc Jacobs bag (WHO can?) then a ~$200 Banana bag is probably a good option.

I do like this leather/nylon "Urban carry all" and anything in Cognac.