They’ve become the go-to blog for bags, and now they’re translating those sensibilities into their own handbag line. On May 15, the duo behind the Web site Bag Snob — Tina Craig and Kelly Cook — will launch a bag line on HSN.
The collection, called Snob Essentials, follows the duo signing Beanstalk Group as their licensing agent last year. The agency later sealed a deal with Artisan House to produce the entire line for two years, which will be sold exclusively in the U.S. to HSN for the spring 2014 season; it will expand distribution to other retailers for fall. HSN has already ordered 6,000 bags for the American market. The European e-commerce site Luisa Via Roma has ordered 700 pieces in all styles. The collection will range in retail price from $68 for a smaller bag to $108 for a tote.
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)