Vintage Designer Bags

My friend Jennifer recently invited me to a show for her friend Dylan who is a Korean designer.  I went for the show but I came home with the coolest new evening clutch ever.  It’s a vintage Dior handbag re-designed and personalized by Dylan Ryu.  She takes authentic designer handbags that she finds in antique markets in Paris, London and New York and re-designs them into unique pieces.  I’ve had many comments and compliments on my new clutch wherever I take it.

Apparently, even Rachel Bilson is a fan!
check out Dylan’s line ‘History’ at

Folli Follie

Shanghai Tang

I fell in love with Shanghai Tang at a meeting one fall morning.
My gorgeous, well-traveled friend arrived and casually slung hers over the back of her chair.
I was mesmerized.  To me, it was the quintessential bag to say, I’ve been to Asia or I love Asian style.  It was like a luxurious, trendy souvenir you could come back with. I love how it incorporates classic Chinese elements like the jade beads and leather tassels, with a chic modern style. Shanghai Tang is the first  leading, luxury, lifestyle brand emerging from China.