Minkoff meets her L.A. fans
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“I was inspired by rock ‘n’ roll” bicoastal bag designer Rebecca Minkoff said of her Spring 2009 collection, which she previewed at a casual cocktail party inside the West Hollywood boutique Beckley on Wednesday night. The event drew plenty of her fans who slipped various styles onto their shoulders with giddiness.
The San Diego native who splits her time between New York and L.A. infused her popular line of purses with a rock edge, including gold circle-shaped studs, chunky hardware and even neon trim on a few shapes. She is also doing a faux ostrich skin in bright yellow, which might sound wrong, but it’s actually cute, the skin looks authentic and it’s only about a third the price of the real thing.
She’s also doing several smaller shapes with a long strap option, which are perfect for throwing across the body and being hands-free when going out at night.
With her bag business being such a hit, especially among West Coast women, Minkoff has her sights set on growing her line and may open an L.A. store by sometime next year.
But for now, her fall line is available at the Beckley Boutique, 8620 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photos: Rebecca Minkoff and one of her bags. Photo credit: Melissa Magsaysay / Los Angeles Times