Remember a couple of weeks back, I told you why I like LeSportsac bags and showed you my little collection? They are all from the regular line, not from the special collections (because I usually can’t afford those from the special collections :P ) The most famous (and popular) Artist in Residence line was the Tokidoki collection. It didn’t quite do it for me, but I know lots of people who went bonkers over it. Stella McCartney did something with LeSportsac too some years back. There was a bunny involved… seems to be a recurring theme :P
This year, LeSportsac has 2 Artists in Residence – Jeremyville and Joyrich. The Jeremyville collection is the more cartoony range. Case in point – Magic Bunny. Yes those are real floppy ears that flop over your bag. And yes, that’s a bunny face complete with glint in its eye.
Jeremyville Magic Bunny bag
Joyrich on the other hand, has an edgier feel to their designs that come in shiny patent finish, complete with chain link straps and quilted material – remind you of anything? ;)
The one bag in the Joyrich collection that had everyone squealing was the heart pouch, which can be worn cross body and is really quite cute if you can pull it off. No one would even know its a LeSportsac till they see the label of course. I thought the plain black quilted one was really cute.
Joyrich Heart bag
Unfortunately its not quite me, and I’m not quite sassy enough to pull it off. Doubt I could even fit my wallet in there – I’m the practical sort :P
Some Joyrich bags come with a keepsake keychain medallion charm that you can remove or hang on your bag as you wish.
I don’t know. To be honest, none of the Spring 2011 designs called to me nor did any of the Artist in Residence designs. I enjoyed the show, I enjoyed seeing the collections and there might have been one or two items that had me taking a second look. But on the whole, I couldn’t remember most of the new designs. I guess I just don’t follow trends that way.
With this brand, I tend to go with what I see when I intend to make a purchase (usually during a sale) so collections don’t quite sway me very much.
Do you feel the same way? Or do you feel an insane desire to wear a Magic Bunny bag and MUST.GET.IT.NOW! ? :)
LeSportsac Spring-Summer 2011 and Jeremyville and Joyrich collections are available at LeSportsac boutiques and counters