Bag Girl

July 1, 2008

Matte finish bags from Da Milano

Screaming red faux leather is simply not my style. I don’t even own clothes that will go with that tacky thing. I’m more of the ‘less talk, more class’ kinda gal (forgive me if you find me a snob!) and my bags simply have to go with my flair.

That’s when I discovered Da Milano’s new range of handbags, purely by accident, when I was browsing at the store. This new collection combines different kinds of leather, giving it a very matte finish — ooh la la! — just the way I want it.

A quick look testifies that the designers have invested thought in creating these babies. Each bag is distinct and classy, must-haves for the season.

Will it be the classic day bag? Or the stylish satchel (hmm — great for the college-girl look)? The shoulder bag or the hand tote? Whichever I choose, I know each piece is handcrafted by twisting and intertwining two differently finished printed or plain Italian leather/fur/suede strands in different colours. What’s more, each handbag is embellished with brass buckles, zippers and elegant leather-wrapped handles.

And as for colours — the options are aplenty. I love the quirky violet, but I can see myself with any of their vibrant range: yellow, purple, green, blue, red, black, beige, white, brown and even metallic shades for those who how to show off one.

So whether it’s the LBD for the evening or the casual bohemian look for the day, I know I can find something from their shelves. That reminds me, I need to get a new pair of shoes to go with my new trophy!

Da Milano. Prices start at Rs 5,495.
Bangalore: Lifestyle, 76W Adarsh Opus, Campbell Road, 1, Austin Town, Tel: 25564555. 25560464.
Delhi: E-14 South Extension Part II, Tel: 26252606, 41642606; 39B Khan Market, Tel: 41751755; E12 Connaught Place, Tel: 23415490, 23415996. F-14 Select Citywalk, Saket.
Mumbai: Shop No. 10, 1st Floor, Skyzone, Level 1, Phoenix Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 24904242, 24910999.

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