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Good Morning readers, I am so excited to finally announce that I have been working with Gigi New York over the past few months to design my very own handbag! May I now present to you (drumroll please)…the Jenn Bucket Bag! My inspiration to go forward with this style was my own wardrobe’s lack of a good quality leather bucket bag. I have actually been on a hunt for the perfect bucket bag over the past couple of years, but none of the styles I came across ever met my standards. I’m so glad that with the help of GiGi New York, I have finally designed the bucket bag of my dreams that I get to share with all of you!
The Jenn Bucket Bag comes in Navy, Black, Stone (pictured above) and Kelly Green. It will be available exclusively online at giginewyork.com and also at Gigi New York trunk shows hosted by Haute Off The Rack! Scheduled Upcoming Trunk Shows: Candy Apple Boutique in Metairie, LA on November 21, Kiki Boutique in Baton Rouge, LA on November 14th...more to come!
Q. Do you consider this satchel a great everyday handbag? Is this style practical for the everyday woman?
A. Yes, I think the Jenn bucket bag is a great everyday bag because of its chic and functional design. It can be worn on your shoulder as well as a cross body bag and there is a cell phone pocket inside for your convenience as well as a secondary zippered pocket for your keys or keep-safe items. It will of course also fit your wallet, a few beauty essentials and even your mini ipad if you must. Even women in the business world need a secondary bag without the laptop and the papers and files they have to lug around all day. Everyone needs a bag that fits just their main necessities that they can just grab and go!
Q. Does the shape and colors make this a staple handbag?
A. I absolutely believe that a bucket style bag should be a staple in every woman’s closet especially in a classic color like navy or stone. It’s my go-to bag when I just need get out of the house in a hurry. I like to refer to it as my grab-and-go bag because I can just dump all of makeup and jewelry in it and finish in the car when my boyfriend yells from the couch, “are you ready yet?” for the seventh time in 10 minutes.
Q. What do you believe the demographics for this style will be and why?
A. Since the bag can be worn as a cross body bag, I feel like it will appeal to women of all ages. I’ve seen both my teenage sister and my 80-year-old grandmother carrying a bucket bag before. It’s just such an easy bag and it gives you that effortlessly stylish look we all crave. You know… that whole “I woke up like this” look.
My inspiration to go forward with this style was my own wardrobe’s lack of a good quality leather bucket bag. I have actually been on a hunt for the perfect bucket bag over the past couple of years, but none of the styles I came across ever met my standards. I’m so glad that with the help of GiGi New York, I have finally designed the bucket bag of my dreams.
Q. How does the bag function? Ex: Work? Day? Evening?
A. The Jenn bucket bag is more of a daytime bag than anything else. However, I would still take it out at night too for dinner or to grab drinks. It’s great for travel, a day in the city or just running errands around town. Like I mentioned previously, it will fit your phone, your keys, a few beauty essentials and your wallet! This bag keeps you from bringing along all of that excess stuff that you really don’t need while you’re out and about.
Q. What is your favorite feature of this bag?
A. My favorite feature of this bag is the python embossed leather body and the tassel details on the drawstring. I also love that it has a double strap so that it can be worn multiple ways.