French designer, Pierre Hardy, may not have come from the future, but his sartorial creations certainly do! You may recognize Hardy’s name from his work with Hermes. His luxe footwear includes “architectural” women’s shoes as well as crazy sneakers that look like they’ve been imported from the 22nd Century. But Hardy is anything but a one-trick pony. He also offers a fantastic lineup of shoulder bags. They look like props from the movie Tron that have been colorized and “fun-ized.”
Let’s take a sneak peek at four of them:
This Italian-made, leather lined dynamo is composed of velvet with suede trim. It features a leather shoulder strap and gold colored metal chain. Its dimensions are compact, but ideal for light toting: 19 centimeters by 28 centimeters, with a depth of 4.5 centimeters.
2. Bag 61 Cube Print Velvet Shoulder Bag:
A miniature version of the first bag, this velvet/calfskin treat is slightly smaller: 15 centimeters by 22 centimeters by 3 centimeters. Its gold/blue/red cube pattern make it resemble the background graphics of the hardest level on the old school video game, Q*Bert.
3. Color Blocked Ponyskin Shoulder Bag:
This yummy bag features the same general contours and dimensions as bag #1 on our list — i.e. it boasts a magnetic snap button closure, external pocket, gold colored metal chain, etcetera.But this confection is 100% calfskin, and its color scheme is less a “blast from the future” than it is a study in genteel construction. Its colors are lambent, but sturdy: strong golds, rippling biege and browns so bell-clear, you can almost hear the tintinabulation.
4. Bag 61 Color Blocked Ponyskin Bag:
This slimmed down trifle features the same interlacing “triple brown” color scheme as bag #3: the ponyskin suede, the rippled beige, and the desert-sand calfskin.
Fortunately, you don’t need to visit Pierre Hardy’s boutiques in Place du Palais Bourbon or Jardins du Palais Royal to sample these chic bags or other fashion works highlighted in Hardy’s catalogue, “Success Is a Job in Paris.” For a compact, clever, and sturdy fashion treat, grab a luxury Pierre Hardy bag now for yourself – or for an early stocking stuffer for your wife or mom!