Bag lady! Fashionistas like Nina Dobrev and Taylor Swift have clutched Rebecca Minkoff’s purses, while Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba slip on her tailored leather toppers. Now, Us Weekly is getting VIP access into Minkoff’s New York City showroom where the magic happens in today’s Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T.
Minkoff, who has crafted pieces and accessories for It Girls since 2001, may be a go-to designer for Hollywood’s most stylish, but she’s also paying close attention to the rest of her consumers. She's changing the game with her #SeeBuyWear collection, hitting New York Fashion Week on Saturday, September 10. Shoppers can purchase looks seen on the runway the same day as her show. “We really felt like our consumer was very frustrated at seeing something, [but then] she can’t have it for nine months,” Minkoff tells Us of the concept she introduced last season, now adopted by Tom Ford and Burberry. “This is our way of giving her what she wants when she wants it, which is instant.”
You’ll definitely want the luxe goods that Minkoff’s offering up for the fall, including nubuck clutches and studded leather jackets. But style doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Just take a look at Swift’s well-loved leather Mara Saddle Bag, available for $295.
Affordability is just one of the many style-crush-worthy features of this line. Minkoff offers bags that come in sizes equipped for a night out on the town or an entire weekend away. When it comes to her shoppers picking the right size, “I think she really has to figure out what she wants the bag for,” Minkoff muses. “And from there, you begin to narrow it down.” And while you’re choosing, it doesn’t hurt to get a feel for different materials. Keep watching Red Carpet Daily to find out what the must-try fabrics of fall are, and get a look at more of her cool collection.
(Wardrobe: LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection)
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