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Sleek satchels: Tiffany's new leather collection

September 10, 2010 |  4:33 pm

When planning for its first-ever handbag and leather accessories collection, Tiffany & Co. tapped two designers synonymous with high-end leather accessories -- Richard Lambertson and John Truex, formerly of coveted bag brand Lambertson Truex.

The Tiffany Leather Collection, which recently debuted at the Beverly Hills Tiffany & Co. store in L.A., features clean lines, retro shapes and luxe materials (crocodile, snakeskin, lizard, calf and suede). Each bag includes custom-designed hardware, "Tiffany Blue" leather interiors and enamel and subtle brand logos.

Prices for women's pieces range from $395 for a small reversible tote to $16,500 for the showy Laurelton handbag in glazed crocodile; prices for men's items range from $95 for a business card case to $1,395 for a crocodile travel wallet.

The collection is extensive and includes wallets, gloves and other small leather items. But stand-out pieces among the bags include the simple-but-decadent Avenue shopper tote in Tiffany blue crocodile ($4,500), the slouchy, ultra-wearable Taylor daytime hobo ($995) and the glamorous Camille clutch, wrought satin with palladium-plated solid brass hardware and a beautiful Austrian crystal bow pin ($1,195).

“The collection captures the spirit of American sportswear and its exuberant approach to life in town, in the country and from coast to coast,” said Lambertson in a press release. “We also find great inspiration in Tiffany’s timeless style and its heritage of refined accessories.”

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: The ring lizard Lyn clutch from Tiffany's new leather collection, $1,800. Credit: Tiffany & Co.