Saturday, October 11, 2008
I've never heard of Felix Rey, but FR bags went on sale on Gilt Groupe today and I'm really liking this two. The Katherine Tote is really calling to me with its quilted patent leather and removable brass chain straps. Even though the tote looks relatively flat, it is actually 4" wide so you are sure to have room to put your things. In fact, I am one of those people who are very attracted by slim totes hung on the shoulder, so I love it! The only thing I would complain about is that its handles look rather flimsy, as if it is made out of PVC (you know, that cheap plastic feel), and that really makes me cast doubts about the entire bag. BUT, it does have a grosgrain leopard print lining inside, and is big enough (16"L x 11"H) to fit my VAIO laptop. As for the Marissa Clutch, I like that it is leopard print but made more abstract and removed even more from reality by using patent leather. Again, this is a slim clutch (1" wide), but otherwise, it is 11"L x 6"H, and has an interior coin purse and zipper pocket, all of which are attractive features to have in a clutch.
The sale will end Sat 10/11 at 11:59 PM EST, so if you want to check out the bags, do it quick.
By the way, Felix Rey is the name of the doctor who treated Van Gogh when he cut off his ears. Lily Rafil and Sulaika Zarrouk, the creators of the Felix Rey accessories line, saw the doctor's portrait at an exhibition and started the line with the name in March 2001. Felix Rey is sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and other stores around the world.