September 16, 2015

Mansur Gavriel

As NY Fashion Week gets bigger and bigger each season, it is hard to pick an IT ready-to-wear collection.  But I think it is safe to say that Mansur Gavriel is IT in handbags. They started in 2013 with a bucket and a tote that quickly SOLD OUT.  The bags achieved cult status quicker than any other brand in recent history. The minimalist design satisfied a craving in the market and continues to do so with their new designs. And I would like to mention--at a quarter of the price of European brands such as Celine and Saint Laurent.

This season the design duo (Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel) staged their first NYFW presentation with the debut of their shoe collection. The shoes come in four styles and five heel heights which is a smart and unique way to sell shoes. Something for everyone. The shoes were displayed alongside four new bag styles…the Moon Clutch, the Flat Clutch, the Volume clutch and the Circle bag.

Mansur Gavriel will soon find out whether their magic will translate to shoes.