Manolo Blahnik Unveils First Bag Collection

Carrie Bradshaw fans will now have a handbag to match their sparkling sapphire Manolos.

The eponymous shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik, is foraying into the world of luxury handbags for the very first time with a bespoke line of evening clutches.

Blahnik told Vogue that the collection is, in fact, inspired by his signature footwear designs.

“These bags are, of course, linked to my shoes,” he said. “They are inspired by the ornaments I use for some of my classic designs, but bigger and more striking.”

For instance, the iconic Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pump that’s memorable from “Sex and the City” can be seen in the Hangi evening bag with its royal-hued satin decorated with Swarovski bejeweled buckles. Ranging in price from $1,725 to $1,925, other styles include the Laka that Uma Thurman had at Cannes; the oval-shaped Nadi; and the Borla, styled in a crystalized rendition of the fleur de lis.

Blahnik seems to be breaking out of the mold of solely designing shoes – the designer is reportedly already working on a collection for next season!

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