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A Handbag Designer, a Dog, & the West Village

This former stylist and accessories editor is now designing her own line of luxury handbags made with exotic skins and surprising colors which reflect where she finds her inspiration, most recently from a trip to India. With a new store opening this fall in the West Village it goes without saying she went from showing us what is cool to making something cool.

I met up with Khirma at her work studio in the Village recently to see the new space and collection, talk boys and fashion mags, and, over dirty martinis, why we love NY in the fall.

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Etienne Aigner

At the end of World War II, a former bookbinder began putting together leather goods with whatever materials were available. His first collection: bags fashioned out of linen harvest sacks & leather from old suitcases! As he was only able to afford one dye, all his leather was deep oxblood in color, which you know is everything this fall just as it was back then – a true classic. Fast forward 60 years to the new collection designed to be timeless & luxurious just as it’s always been, allowing women feel classically beautiful head to toe.

Do you know this story?

This is the tale of Etienne Aigner.

Above: (from top) Etienne Aigner Epic SatchelPreface I Satchel and Epic Large Satchel

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Accentuate with red.

Lessons from my “Treasure Bag” a collaboration by Bag Snob & DKNY that fits perfectly in my world. 

Pssst- Another staple this fall- Georgie Redford Jacket

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Designer Bag Giveaway!

Beso.com is being so generous this #NYFW and gifting one of their users a designer handbag valued at $250 or less!!! The best part is… YOU get to pick the bag YOU want! *rubs hands together*

How to enter:

Create a BESO account

Leave me a comment telling me which handbag you are lusting after (valued at $250 or less) leaving your BESO link and your nickname! *tumblr users, please leave a comment on my blog, not a tumblr reply*

Have a fabulously fashionable entry y’all!

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