Gilding a classic

Click on top title to open This spring designers gilded t 123rochjpghe runways. Models shimmered from head to toe in gilded leathers and lighter-than-air Lurex.

One of the most interesting and unusual items that caught my eye was the selection of classic totes updated in silver, gold, copper, and rose gold. Designers have taken beloved and familiar bags and offered them in richly-textured metal for spring. The look is modern, rich, and the perfect way to update your look.

The Rochas Zip Borsa Tote in Khaki is deceptively simple looking at first glance. Its appeal lays the texture of the rich pebbled finish of metallic leather. The bag is simple and rich. It costs $1,500.

Nina Ricci’s gold Marche Tote is a classic structured tailored handbag updated with a burnished metal patina. This bag is large enough for everyday or even a weekend, if you travel light. It will work with jeans and a white shirt or a suit and heels. It is priced at $1,509.

Vince Camuto’s Owen Tote is good sized rectangular bag that comes in a variety of metallic finishes from pastel to black. It has metal corners to help give it a little shape and short drop from the shoulder to hit at 123NR.jpgthe hip. This bag has a cool downtown vibe but in a black, silver, or gold it can go anywhere. Priced at $228, it is an affordable way to try a trend. ( L Nina Ricci R Vince Camuto)123vc

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