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Monday, June 15, 2009

Jimmy Choo Blythe Satchel


One of my favorite bags from the Fall/Winter 2009/10 preview I featured last month is now available for pre-order thru LUISAVIAROMA.COM. The Jimmy Choo Blythe Satchel is just shy of being over the top and that's what I love about it. The overall design is simply fearless in its quest to entice fashionistas. This larger version of the 'Blythe' measures 13.5 x 12 x 6.5 so it won't overwhelm a more petite frame. The black textured calfskin leather serves as the ideal backdrop for a slew of gold-tone buckle accents and stud detailing that tread a fine line between being gorgeous or looking gaudy. The details I find most interesting are not decorative, but, rather, formative. The structured shape, tailored top handles and dual zippered compartments are indicative of this chic satchel's functional qualities. Your bold handbag statement need not be for show only. The suede-lined compartments can store all your essentials in luxury while the unique turn-lock tab closure will keep them in place. If the Blythe Satchel calls out to you, responding to its siren call will set you back about $2360. That's pretty steep for a leather bag, but it's a statement piece priced this high due to style and design rather than the materials used to make it.

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4 Responses to "Jimmy Choo Blythe Satchel"
  1. Anonymous said...
    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Thanks for featuring this Dania!!! Very nice, and my style indeed! Question - have you ever order from Luisaviaroma and if so, what are approx. import fees into Florida? Just wondering if it is just easier to wait until this is available stateside. Thanks! gail

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Hi Gail,

    You could definitely wait to get this at a local JC boutique. The price will probably drop about $150. LVR's prices are inclusive and posted in Euro amounts. Here's their exact policy for U.S. shipments. BTW, glad you like the Blythe - it's a stunning bag.

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  3. Anonymous said...
    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    HI again Dania-

    Have you seen the Odette Pebbled Leather tote yet? Both this and the Blythe are available via Saks online. What is your opinion of both, compared to each other? I really like both, but can't quite pinpoint which one I like better. Thanks - gail

  4. Dania Padron said...
    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Gail,

    The Odette is to die for.I'm actually writing up a review for it tomorrow. Picking between the Odette and Blythe is a tough decision because I feel they're entirely different bags. The reason is the Blythe will appeal to a smaller group of women due to all the detailing (I happen to think it's not over the top), while the Odette has a broader appeal. It comes down to preferences in style. If you want more of a statement piece, then the Blythe is the way to go. If you have simpler tastes, then pick the Odette. Either way, Jimmy Choo is cranking out some really fab bags this fall so you'll have plenty of options to choose from. Good luck deciding and let me know which one you pick.

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