Margherita Missoni's Fashionable Friends Inspire Her First Handbag Collection
Margherita Missoni is launching her first collection of handbags as the newly appointed accessories designer for the family fashion house, a position added to her duties as brand ambassador.
With the help of her nearest and dearest trendsetting friends, Missoni has designed a youthful lineup of colorful, chain strap handbags with the house's signature zigzag prints firmly in place. The small five-piece lineup features bags named after (and inspired by) Missoni's best friends—a crocodile, leather, and suede patchwork shoulder bag (called "Euge" for Eugenie Niarchos), a ladylike wool and lace carryall in red ("Tats" for Tatiana Santo Domingo), a green quilted leather bag with chain straps (the "LSD" for Lauren Santo Domingo), and the matching "Coco B" and "Coquine" (both named after Coco Brandolini). The bags are priced from $1,275 for the LSD to $3,140 for the Euge and for an extra $185, you can adorn each with detachable Missoni pompoms.