September 2, 2010

Something New and Blue for Tiffany & Co- Introducing Tiffany Handbags



Next time your boyfriend buys you Tiffany, tell him that you don’t want it in the little turquoise box anymore, you want it in a matching Tiffany handbag.

As of September 1st, Tiffany has launched its handbag collection in selected stores in US. The collection varies from clutches to satchels. As Wall Street Journal reports, Prices for women’s handbags start at $395 for a small tote and goes all the way up to $17,500 for a crocodile handbag.



It makes sense for Tiffany to explore into handbags to compete with brands such as Hermes. The designs look pretty colorful and eye catching. Many pieces come in the familiar turquoise and some even with jewels on them.

According to the designers Richard Lambertson and John Truex , the goal for these bags is for people to instantly associate them with Tiffany jewelry. But they know that handbags have a shorter shelf life than jewelries so they try to keep the designs classy and restricted. As Mr Truez says: "What would not be Tiffany is a bag that is too avant-garde or extreme, or too hard-edged and not feminine enough."



I have a few Tiffany necklaces and might consider spending a few hundred on a Tiffany clutch but spending $17,500 for a may-be-a-future-classic bag?!? If I have that much disposable cash, I’d rather get some other better known classics such as the Hermes Birkin or the Chanel 2.55 and still have money left over to roll & light a joint with a few $100 bills and get a pet chimp and dress him up as a butler walking around my house. That seems more fun anyways.

So Tiffany lovers, would you consider getting something from their handbag collection? Or would you stick to their jewelry?

54 comments:

  1. these bags are superrr nice and lovely! Esp those cute lil purses and totes with blue and lavender colors.. I feel bad about the prices though its wicked! I don't know if i can afford to buy one or even my Husband.. were saving big time! So guess i'll just stare from now, so i may say thanks lot for sharing :) atleast its for my eyes only..not for my pocket lol

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  2. A Tiffany blue wallet doesn't sound half bad - it is practical and eye catching!!

    Bag wise, I'd prefer to stick to Gucci, Chanel etc =D

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  3. Drool. If I had the money, yes!! They are so cute!!!! I don't own anything Tiffany yet but one day.

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  4. it's a coincidence that one of our clients who is getting her wedding invites made chose tiffany blue for her motiff just in time for these launch. the items are definitely classic staples that a lady can use for quite some time..and with a number of outfits.

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  5. WOW! Amazing! I really like those gloves! YUMMY!

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  6. 17,000 is pretty darn pricey, totally agree with u, would rather spend on other purses, but they are pretty cute!

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  7. OMG..those are beautiful (only if I can swallow the price tags). I love the black satchel.

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  8. probably sticking to their jewellery!pretty purses but it's not me!

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  9. Their bags looks classic and nice but it's not something I would want to have....it's just that I've seen those designs all the time...with a lower price tag...

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  10. LOL, I'd rather have the chimp too (instead of buying someone a $17k bag). Thankfully, when two people are truly in love, expensive gifts are completely unnecessary. Right???

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  11. i would consider buying something if it was my style..but from all the photos ive seen it seems they are aiming for an older customer...im not loving them...

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  12. {*oOooOoo} Tiffany purses. I totally agree with you, $17,000 for a purse is pretty steep. I do love the Tiffany blue though. I think that's the only thing that attracts me to these purses. From what I can see the styles of these purses are so so. I feel like they aren't classic items like Chanel and Hermes. I wouldn't complain if I got a purses as a present but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to get one of these babys. I rather buy a Michael Korrs bag for $400 than a tiny Tiffany's bag.


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  13. I hope this finds you doing well. I've had a rough week. I got laid off on Tuesday. Now I have to find a new job in such a bad economy. Wish me luck. Thanks. Take care. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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  14. OMG those bags are FAB!!! ^_^ but not for that price! LOL ^_^

    I'm sure you can probably make them or something.

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  15. Those look really nice, but the price? Ouch!

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  16. O I am loving the color of these bags! I think they are pretty smart to expand into bags and other accessories. I'm a little surprised that it took them this long to get into it. But I must admit I a loving the Tiffany blue bags!

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  17. ahah as if my boyfriend would buy me something from Tiffany's :p (although we don't have tiffany's here in France, but similar shops, like The galeries Lafayette)

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  18. The black croc is very Birkin-like, love to have one but I love me huge purses! Went to an auction last week with Tiffany's on feature, I just couldn't justify that. But I could justify this:

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  19. They are so pretty but I think I'll prefer other classic bag :D

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  20. Tiffany is getting awesomer!
    i love the color of those handbags too.

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  21. omg that is crazy....i wished i had that much money to toss around. i'd rather go on a vacation then spend all that money on one bag.

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  22. The Tiffany bags are cute, but they are a recognized brand for their jewellery...
    I totally agree with you, if I had the Ca$H to spend on one of those I`d go with a far more recognizable(Classic) brand like channel!

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  23. LMAO!!! You're too funny! If I need a pick me up (like today), I just come here for a good laugh :) I say NAY to the Tiffany's bag. Stick to making gorgeous jewelry that we all drool over and leave the handbag making to somebody else. And like you said, who wants to dish out that much $$ for a "maybe" classic bag. I'd much rather for got the Hermes Birkin bag and use the change to buy a nice Tiffany ring to match ;o) Plus...I don't know about everyone here, but to me, the bags look kinda boring. I'm just not feeling it.

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  24. The bags are cute...too bad they are a little overpriced imo.

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  25. I've got 2 necklaces from Tiffany and my engagement ring is from there too so it's a perfect excuse if I told my hubby I want a little clutch from the favourite turqoise blue shop too. *LoLz*

    I love the clutch in their signature blue the most coz who doesn't love Tiffany blue right? *winks*

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  26. These are so cute! I could use a new wallet ; )
    P.S. The pic of the kid on my blog - he's not mine! I'm child-less still! ; )

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  27. Wow the little satin-like purses with the giant marble strap looks pretty cute for the evening.. hmm I think I do prefer other brands for expensive handbags though, like you said :P

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  28. they look so pretty...
    but i'll just stick with their jewelry i think ><

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  29. This is funny, I was just reading an article on Yahoo Finance about 6 Outrageously Overpriced Products and Brand-Name Fashions came in 6. I will never understand why on Earth would someone spend so much money on bags? The only reason I would pay 17 000 $ on a bag would be if it had the car keys of a 16 990 $ car in it. Or, if it were a talking bag, that would be neat.

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  30. HI there..thanks for stopping by my blog today....Im following you now too!!

    Id love to get my little Tiffany in its own bag.....Ill have to admit, they are SUPER cute!!!

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  31. They do look nice enough to own if I had the money. Pretty colours too

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  32. I am really impressed with this collection. I think everything looks incredibly luxe and classic. I think it was smart for them to focus on the hardware. It's really the closest thing to jewelry.

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  33. I won't even lie..I think those bags are adorable, but I'll stick to their jewelry!

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  34. While their handbag collection is gorgeous, definitely stick to the jewelry. I can afford it...!

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  35. i own only the jewelery, but i really love the bags here more! especially the turquoise babies!

    Love,
    pearl

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  36. I might get a ruby clutch but I prefer to spend my $ on jewelry!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  37. wow.. such beautiful things... def can not afford em but there is always hoping!!!

    Taylor

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  38. The bags too cute; thanks for the information!

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  39. I'd have to see it in person first! But it's good to see that the guys behind Lambertson Truex are back in action. =D

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  40. $17,500 for a bag?! ummm, i think i'll pass on that one. i'll just spend the money elsewhere, like on jewelry, a chanel bag... or i'll just travel, haha. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  41. These are great bags. But a bit pricey for me at the moment. :)SarahD

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  42. Wow they do look nice - but I am very picky when it comes to new handbags etc - think I'll stick to the jewellery x

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  43. I heard about this the other day, I love their clutches!

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  44. Great post! I can see how the Tiffany style of bags will appeal to the crowds that can afford it. Personally I don't really fancy any of them here - they're not hideous but I mean, I'm not like, "wow, that's made for me!" and it's not even the price I'm thinking about. Heh, but if some nice guy wants to buy us some Tiffany jewelry and pop it in a Tiffany purse, how can we resist? ;)
    Have a lovely start to the long weekend

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  45. Wow thanks for sharing that i had no idea that Tiffany will go into handbags, I think some of the clutches are nice but not sure about that shoulder bag look kinda old... :) just personal opinion :)

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  46. Haha I'll stick with my Chanel. ;-) Tiffany does a great job of branding itself and the idea of it--signature blue boxes, its beautiful flagship store on Fifth Avenue, Audrey Hepburn--certainly captures my imagination. But truthfully every time I look at their actual jewelry I'm kind of bored. :(

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  47. They actually look very nice and classy!

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  48. product diversity! it's good for tiffany's future as a premium luxury label. but they're competing with other more established brands. well, good luck on them but im sure some women who will pay for timelessness would jump this wagon.

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  49. oh the clutches are adorable. loving the colors too.

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  51. 17,000 for a handbag??? is that even MORAL??? p.s. you crack me up

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  52. i will have to see the bags for myself.... now, i have to say no.

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