Manolo Blahnik launches handbag collection

Like Christian Louboutins, Manolo Blahnik has made his designer shoe collections a force to be reckoned with. Sarah Jessica Parker, aka Carrie Bradshaw famously modelled the ‘Something Blue Satin Pump’ and his collections have only increased in popularity with Rochelle Humes also spotted in the famous satin pumps celebrating her wedding anniversary.

If you thought Manolo Blahnik hadn’t conquered enough of an empire with his shoe collection, the legendary Spanish designer, Manolo Blahnik launches handbag collection and clutches. Carrie Bradshaw’s wardrobe would be exploding right now!

The shoe master has taken his icon satin shoes with shiny buckles and crystals to create a bespoke handbag collection, comprising of six unique squared and egg-shaped bags. Priced between £1320 and £1480, the handbags are almost double the price of a pair of shoes made with a variety of satin hues and fine crepe and embellished with Swarovski crystals.

In a statement from the man himself, Blahnik has said:

‘This collection came up because it is something that I really wanted to do – I had no rush in getting this done…I like to made things beautifully and sometimes to get something right it takes time’.

Manolo Blahnik has justified the prices of his new collection saying ‘every woman needs a jewel. Something very special and beautiful. There is nothing more stunning than a feminine hand holding a gem-like object’.

Speaking to Vogue, he also said: ‘I love ornaments in my shoes so why not add these to the bags too? These bags are an extension of some of the shoe styles I really like as I wanted to keep the connection between the shoes and bags.’

Expect to see this luxurious collection hit stores at the end of July and available to purchase from its London flagship on Old Church Street, Liberty and Harrods.