Wednesday, January 7, 2009

LACOSTE ACCESSORIES: CARRYALLS & BAGS FOR SPRING ‘09











NEW COLORS, MATERIALS AND REFRESHED DESIGNS

ACCESSORIES SHOW, JAVITS CENTER NYC
January 6th, 2008


Words, Images Judith Ecochard

We're major fans of the modern classics that Lacoste’s head designer Christophe Lemaire churns out each season.








And the hauler collection will give the devoted Croc-cophiles a reason to add to their stash...as the status-y and practical pieces are punched up Spring 09.


“We are seeing brighter colors…’Lacoste’s DNA’…in the roll bags that are always in the line…and the “known for’ totes in fun nylon shades and leather trim,” says Scott Saltzman, the knowledgeable Director of Sales for Lacoste.
Beach totes in sea blue, green and deep pink in a whimsical preppy striped pattern... and a line of carryalls in classic “POP”-a plasticized spongy pvc… got lots of interest at the trade show. Hobos and clutches are still popular for next Spring too.



New is the “Croc Pocket” a zippered nylon pouch item that opens up into a convenient travel bag. ($65).














We also like the roomy punched metallic leather silver toned bag, “a sporty fun, in between bag” ---with a removable inside clutch. It's also available in white and black too. Cleverly the hauler will work for gals who don't want to carry a major high-end tip top designer satchel but who still want a "brand" that conveys 'chic.'












A batch of retro sports beach bags and a special “Breast Cancer” bag ($100) in a cool croc pink/navy allover pattern…rounds out the collection.



We think that Lacoste has enough sophisticated caché- and is very well priced for a coveted "in" brand…that it should sell even in this economy.

As we said to Saltzman while showing off our Lacoste ¾ sleeve ribbed white cotton jersey shirt we were wearing…

”…we know that Lacoste never goes out of style and is so well made, we can wear it all forever.”

INFO: SHOP LACOSTE