Thursday, July 5, 2012

Olivia + Joy NY , Issac Mizrahi, Mojo Backpacks, Betsey Johnson Luggage 2012,

The Standard Hotel, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

There's always a holiday---which is why there seems to always be holiday fairs for media people to preview---even in the middle of May.

Makes sense---as many of the fun carry-alls we previewed are summer ready to deliver.


The non-leather, all under $100 handbags, clutches and totes by Olivia + Joy, New York in modern shapes, great prints and bold colors...given the prices---we thought, well-done.

Viper Top Handle $98

Swanky Satchel $88

ISSAC MIZRAHI New York...debuted some very classic leather handbags---that are destined for QVC, we assume. Retailing-under $200...

attached inner zip sac-in a plaid tote with leather trim/bottom

plenty of inner pockets---fun zebra stripe lining

elegant brief case

envelope clutch in yellow leather...with "I" gold hardware clasp. 

MOJO BACKPACKS---have got to be the most inventive "lifestyle" haulers we have ever seen for the elementary school set...though we think older humans will just carry for a laugh.

Made of 300D-600D polyester and polyester twill-the packs are durable and feature details like outer zipped compartment and grab handles.

love-the hundred dollar bill lining on the Benjamin Franklin pack. So clever. $48

It's a Betsey Johnston world of bright floral prints and cute striped lining...for travel accessories and luggage that will be easy to spot on the airport baggage carousel...

"GLAM CHEETAH" by Betsey Johnson $97- $210

iPad cases, glam rolling bags, and roomy fashionable satchels... available at Dillard's.