Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Midtown, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

 We had seen a tiny selection of Bodhi's selection of contemporary haulers like briefcases at a holiday fair...and were impressed with the quality and construction of what we would call functional accessories---

Well, that was just a snippet---as the entire label has many different looks for men and women---dedicated to carrying around what's need to be transported. With sophisticated style---at approachable high-end prices...

 The signature temple shape metallic leather bag..

For women, the plush, slouchy and more structured leather totes, barrel shapes, clutches, cross bodies, in bold saturated colors---our top picks for retail success...

Creative and Design Director Joseph Janus also has some new leathers in embossed animal prints with nice color pop trims.


The hardware is subtle and solid ---a noted exception with this very fun oversized pin.

There is an entire collection of those aforementioned functional accessories dubbed the Tech Collection---includng iPad holders that can fold up just so and double as a smart stand for landscape fun plaids, and trendy colors. AND Nook, Kindle and iPod holders.

In the travel collection-a genius shoe carrier---that has multiple, separate zippered compartments---absolutely amazing. Our want it bag---and a must for shoeholics on the go...TSA carry-on approved!!!!

Plus other fashionable rolling suitcases with a removable laptop case and an interior, removable shoe or accessory case...with leather trims---made from durable coated linen and spun poly.

Love these plush leathers haulers---simple elegance.

Water Stained leather

Men's carry-alls are handsome pieces---and we think a lot of women will also be drawn to the clean, unfussy lines...
===made in materials like water-stained leathers, plaid flannels, tough nylons, and washable coated linen.

Herringbone wool----nice!

Padded faux fur lined compartments for all one's personal classics like briefcases, weekender/gym bags---- and more modern day bags like messenger bags...all well done.

Even a vintage style leather trimmed/canvas well as trend-on prints.

BONUS POINTS: BODHI is supporting the amFAR's 25th Anniversary at it's Inspiration Gala---with auction donations---

The event on June 14th @ MOMA---honors actor James Franco and designer Michael Kors....showcasing the modern crinkle leather briefcase Vice Bag. Interesting choice.

Prices range typically from $98 up to $798 for larger luggage pieces...