L.A.-based label Hammitt creates 'True Blood' handbags
The success of "True Blood" has spawned a carbonated drink (blood-orange soda), drink wear and branded T-shirts and hoodies. The HBO show’s fourth season airs June 26th and there is yet another category of merchandise set to follow, and this time it has more to do with fashion than fangs.
L.A based Hammitt handbags, a company that makes each of their leather bags by hand, using local artists, has created a line of "True Blood" bags, which are available for pre-order now but won’t ship until the end of July.
There are five styles including the petite and sassy Sookie bag, which is a ladylike, dove-gray suede purse with little flat silver studs adorning each side. The Fangtasia is an edgy, goth-inspired black bag that has corset-like detailing; and the Lafayette bag is a chic alligator stamped leather satchel with an exotic flair. The most literal interpretation is the Alcide bag, which has a faux fur top flap and a wolf face peering out from the inside lining. Good for anyone who wants a constant werewolf companion.
The bags range from $395 to $675 and are available for pre-order at www.hbo.com/store
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photos: At top, Hammitt for "True Blood" Lafayette bag. At right: Hammitt for "True Blood" Fangtasia bag. Credit: HBO