John Varvatos to New Launch Leather Goods Line
Stylish designer John Varvatos is launching a full collection of leather goods for his John Varvatos USA label's Fall / Winter 2010 season. Geared to a younger sensibility than his eponymous collection, USA espouses a preppy-meets-rocker style based on an "imperfectly perfect" appeal. The new collection includes belts, bags, small leather goods and accessories, all featuring meticulous attention to detail and highly innovative finishes. The bags are hand-stitched in Italian leather, with raw-cut edges and chunky hardware giving an edge to their refinement. Wallets are made from soft hides but clip onto tough biker chains. Zippers, studs and hanging medallions featuring the peace sign adorn the bracelets and belts, which are hand-stained with feathered edges. Our favorite are these handsome canvas and leather satchels; other bags feature skull, guitar and marijuana leaf motifs. Price points for the collection range from $65-$550, with bags starting at $150; small leather goods starting at $68; and belts starting at $65.