Every now and then, you see something that really gets your juices flowing. At times, you want to act on that moment, and pull the trigger on this item that has you so excited. Then you frantically search for the price tag, hoping, wishing, dreaming, fantasizing about this item you have your heart set on. Sometimes you don’t find the tag, and that makes you nervous because you have a sneaking suspicion it’s out of your reach. Finally you find come to the realization that only in your dreams, could this be yours.
This has happened to me many times and this is one of those items.
The apple of my eye for December is Giorgio Armani’s Soft Briefcase Borgonuovo Bag. This maroon masterpiece blew my mind when I saw it in Harper’s Bazaar. I just happen to be in need of a new work bag and this baby really dotted all my I’s and crossed all the T’s. The description from the website:
LAUNCHED WITH THE SPRING SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION, THIS ICONIC SOFT BRIEFCASE, ENTITLED GIORGIO ARMANI BORGONUOVO BAG AS, A HOMAGE TO THE DESIGNER’S CLOSE TIES WITH THE CITY OF MILAN, BRINGS THE BRAND’S SIGNATURE TAILORING EXPERTISE AND ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP TO LEATHER GOODS. ENTIRELY HANDMADE BY EXPERT ITALIAN CRAFTSMEN, THE BAG IS TREATED WITH THE SAME CARE AND ATTENTION AS A JACKET. JUST LIKE FOR A BLAZER, THE FRONT PANEL IS CONSTRUCTED ON A FRAMEWORK THAT GIVES BODY TO THE LEATHER, MAKING IT STIFFER SO THAT IT KEEPS ITS SHAPE PERFECTLY WHILE RETAINING ITS ROUNDNESS. THE LEATHER IS THEN BONDED TO THE CONTRASTING LINING, IN WHICH THE POCKET WITH PRESS STUD FASTENER HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED. MADE OF PRINTED CALFSKIN, THIS BAG FEATURES BUCKLE-ADJUSTABLE HANDLES, CLEAN YET FEMININE LINES AND A FUNCTIONALLY PURE DESIGN.
It looks like this bag is only available on the Armani website. I would have loved to go to Saks or Barney’s and lust after this thing every now and then but alas! It’s from the Summer 2013 collection and likely wouldn’t be in stock anyway.
Maybe one day when I’ve conquered the world. Still, I dream… on the hunt for dupes!
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Ugh! I have been DILIGENTLY seeking a bag in this color! Gorgeous!
You and me both! Let me know what you find!