27 Dec '12, 1pm

J.Crew debuts $1,500 Alligator Edie Bag

J.Crew debuts $1,500 Alligator Edie Bag

If you’ve been paying attention over the past few years, then you already know that J.Crew has ambitions beyond its mid-priced mall-brand origins. CEO Mickey Drexler and Creative Director Jenna Lyons have helped exponentially elevate the brand’s fashion status, and while J.Crew still a good source for accessibly priced sweaters and cute statement jewelry, it would also like to sell you handbags that cost four figures. The J.Crew Edie Alligator Bag is the brand’s first private label foray into the world of luxury handbags. J.Crew has seen a lot of success with its mid-priced leather bags, and considering the brand’s desired upward mobility, remaking one of its biggest hits in a premium material makes a certain sort of sense. With that in mind, $1,500 for an alligator bag is actually not too terrible – a bag of this size, in this material, by a brand with a more high-end rep...

Full article: http://www.purseblog.com/exotics/jcrew-edie-alligator.html

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