Pour la Victoire's David Giordano and Jay Adoni set out to create an innovative footwear line inspired by hard-edge European design houses at an affordable price point in 2008. Encouraged by the immediate success of their shoe collections (highlighted in French Vogue editorials, sold at Bergdorf Goodman), the duo has decided to expand into the handbag market for fall 2010.
With the same dedication to style-meets-quality-at-a-reasonable-price that catapulted their footwear business into the limelight, Brooklyn-based Giordano and Adoni designed individual yet practical (lightweight!) bags for fall. There are cross-body chain-strap styles with buckles, oversize bucket totes with studded bottoms, and slouchy love-worn shoulder bags — all made with rich, textured leathers in shades of black and gray. The collection, which has been named after rock legends (the"Dylan" and "Bowie" are our personal favorites), will retail from $400-$600. At those prices, we might just have to splurge on more than one . . .