Luxury Handbags: With more handbags than ever hitting the shelves, it can be overwhelming when trying to find that perfect tote. When you can't seem to make up your mind, simply look to Hollywood's fashionistas for the latest (and greatest) in designer handbags. Just ask starlets Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, or Jessica Biel what slings over their shoulder these days. Chances are they're all sporting a Kooba.
Like any quality handbag, Kooba offers a signature style, which proves its authenticity and sets it apart from the rest. Trademarks include braided cords and knotted leather laced through grommets, hanging tassels, decorative stud embellishments, and precise whipstiching. Its vintage/ bohemian aesthetics combined with contemporary chic make Kooba a popular choice for today's versatile woman.
And like many of its predecessors, Kooba tags each handbag with a name derived from the female persuasion (think Marc Jacobs). The Spring 2007 collection offers convertible silhouettes, rich pleated leather, locks, chains and a fresh color palette. Highlights of the collection include the Charlie, the Elisha, and the Nina. While these girls are sure pretty, it is the Paige that really stands out in the crowd. The Paige is a shoulder tote with buckle and rounded rivet detailing. Adorned with antique brass hardware, the Paige comes equipped with a snap closure- front pocket and is fully lined with two interior cell phone pockets and zip pocket. With dimensions of 13"H x 15.5"W x 8.5"D, the Paige is ideal for any occasion. It's large enough for overnighters yet stylish enough for everyday.
Kooba began when designer Abbe Held decided to launch her own line after ten years of sales work for DKNY. Paying homage to her mother's maiden name, Held named her line Kooba. Her houndstooth doctor's bags and rabbit-fur messenger bags were well-received, bringing Kooba to the forefront of today's fashion world.