Call them young designer, call them the new guard, just don’t call them contemporary.
A crop of handbag lines are carving out their own niche in the accessories market, and they’re neither high luxury nor youthful and trendy. Priced mainly between $600 and $1,200, these lines — Katherine Kwei, Alexander Wang and Gryson among them — have often been grouped among their lower-priced contemporary counterparts. But with luxe materials and fashion-forward styles, they have defined themselves as an emerging category and an alternative to pricier designer bags.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)