Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BODHI W/M HANDBAGS, SATCHELS, TOTES, LUGGAGE FALL 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.

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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 viewing...in 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 electronics...in classics like briefcases, weekender/gym bags---- and more modern day bags like messenger bags...all well done.



















Even a vintage style leather trimmed/canvas backpack...as 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...

http://shop.bodhibags.net/