When fashionista Hollywood favourites such as Emma Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker , Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Blake Lively are all seen sporting the same handbag, you know it’s time to update your arm candy. The bag is The Orchard, created by Burberry’s designer, Christopher Bailey and A listers are loving it! But if you had the spare £995 to splash out on your handbag crush, you’ll be disappointed to learn that you, as an ordinary person, will not be able to purchase one until later on this year.
This much coveted bag has not stopped our favourite actresses however, and they have been spotted toting the latest design, in a variety of textures and colours. Fans of Burberry will already have seen the glamour puss Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showing off hers, in this seasons colours of plums and checks on the Burberry cat walk for their autumn/winter 2012 show, and actress Blake Lively has a similar design but in stripes and in aubergine and navy. Sex in the City star – Sarah Jessica Parker prefers a classic nude coloured design and our very own Emma Stone loves the blood red version.
The £995 large zip-top tote has been designed to mimic vintage luggage and is large enough to be able to double up as an overnight bag, which makes it extremely versatile. With popular programmes such as Downton Abbey here in the UK, and Mad Men in the US, customers are looking towards a more vintage and retro appearance and Christopher Bailey seems to have caught onto this trend in the nick of time. Styloko.com editor, Emily O’Brien said: “Christopher Bailey is great at tapping into a mood – and then maximising it tenfold. In a blissfully patriotic Britain, where Downton Abbey’s the new Mad Men, the Orchard bag is a perfect example of heritage elegance.” She added: “It has all the markings of a timeless investment piece – ladylike hand-held straps, a structured shape, durable luxe finishes – with just enough edge from the unusual hexagonal shape and prominent zip to keep it au courant.”
As are many designer bags, The Orchard is available in a variety of colours and materials which range from suede to quilted leather, and include an exclusive version made with alligator skin that costs around £14,000! Now that is a bag for life!