Marlene Dietrich's cowhide luggage set by Hermes. Dietrich did not pack light. When she traveled overseas she even brought along her Rolls Royce and chauffer.
Freud famously queried: What do women want?
Poor Sigmund, he was so wrapped up in his theories (and cocaine) that he was incapable of looking at flesh and blood women and seeing the obvious: Women want shoes and handbags. Usually, but not exclusively, in that order.
Here are a few of the latest fashion offerings in handbags that, in our opinion, are as good, if not better, than the clothing they accessorized.
Chanel's conch clutch caused the NY fashionistas to drool. Put it next to your ear and listen to the sound of a cash register chiming because this puppy cost the earth.
Louis Vuitton has crafted a classic bag in gray leather with white trim. A study in patrician understatement.
This Proenza-Schouler clutch reminds us of a vintage Leica camera case. Totally retro but completely modern.
Fendi comes up with a winner in perforated leather.
You too can own this alligator backpack by the The Row for, gulp, $34,000. And yes, they are flying off the shelves. But don't tell the OWS rabble. They might attack the Olson Twins who own the pricey label.
Hands down our favorite is the muscle car purse by Prada. The only question is what shoes to wear with such a bold fashion statement.
Okaaay, ladies, here are the Prada heels to wear with your Prada muscle bag. I have a feeling that even our male readers are nodding their heads in approval.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a fashionable and miraculous Shabbat.