Friday, November 13, 2009

Lena Erziak

As you all know, I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than carry a logo'd up, must-have-because-a-celeb-carries-it It Bag. My bag collection is an eclectic mixture of presents & investments, vintage & sample sale finds to which I'm always happy to add something bright, interesting or clever.

At the moment I'm rather liking these ones from new handbag collection Lena Erziak:

Lena Erziak star bag green
Star Bag $300

The label is owned by sisters Leona and Hasna Erziak, who grew up in a Belgian-Moroccan family of artists, their mother a seamstress and father a potter. With their creative background they went on to varied careers, which included styling french celebrities, to decorating Riads in Marrakech.

Lena Erziak Dance Floor Bag
Dance Floor Bag $450

The bags for their line are manufactured in Italy, using traditional techniques, and the sister have paid close attention to detail, with adjustable straps, tassels and leather zipper pulls all making an appearance on various of the bags. I'm particularly smitten by this pink velvet bag,

Lena Erziak Elio bag
And from their Summer 2010 collection, the Elio bag which comes in gold, black & fuchsia.
(No price yet.)

The fall bags are all currently available at Stella Filante on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Lena Erziak