PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 FW 2012 BAGS

PS11 Mini Classic Leather Shoulder Bag
PS11 Mini Classic Leather Shoulder Bag

FW2012 heralds in the onslaught of Proenza Schouler's PS11 Bags in variation of shapes and sizes that will fit any fasione-ista's bag needs. I've been enamored by the design of the PS11 for quite some time as I think it has that IT factor anyone should look for in a bag. Be it the tote or the shoulder bag, I love how it stands out in a crowd due to the simplicity and the unmistakable trademark it has as a design. First up would be the current bane of my existence - the PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag. Don't get me wrong, I adore this bag! If I can have it in all the colors available, I would've started collecting months ago. And I guess herewith lies the problem, I just want it so bad that I can't stop thinking about it! Available in 2 sizes - the mini and the regular size - it's perfect regardless, which you'll take as it can fit all the daily essentials you carry around. The design is as sleek as any shoulder bag can get and what I love about it is the versatility in terms of use - it'll be perfect as a weekend bag out and about in the streets or even as a nice workbag that transitions into a handy evening clutch. Retailing for almost USD 1700 for the mini [such as the hot orange number you see above via Bergdorf Goodman] and about USD 1900 for the bigger one [much like the ones below in emerald and classic black, which is available via Bergdorf Goodman and MyTheresa respectively]; it's an investment worth making given the mileage you'll get out of this baby.

PS11 Classic Shoulder
PS11 Classic Shoulder
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag

Alternatively, if a shoulder bag isn't your thing, you can opt for the new and improved PS11 Shopping Tote as you see below. It's big and roomy enough to be - well as the name suggests, a shopping tote or even as a travel bag. For this piece, I'd highly suggest going with a classic color given the battering it can get when you bring it our for shopping or travel trips. Though fret not, Proenza also made sure that those who love a splash of color won't be disappointed.

PS11 Shopping Tote
PS11 Shopping Tote

What I love with the new and improved version are the front pockets that can fit things you need to grab quick - like keys, metro card or coins. Further, they've added in a detachable strap that you can use to lug it around on your shoulder when you get tired of hand carrying it. It's absolutely fantabulous! Available as well in 2 sizes, small and large, it retails for about USD 2000 and USD 2300 respectively. If you're interested with the black one above it is available via Net-a-Porter[just note that it's the large size].

See below some of the other variations that I think are note-worthy, and I'm lusting after:

PS11 Mini Shoulder Bag
PS11 Mini Shoulder Bag
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag in Burgundy
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag in Burgundy
Brand Logo (White)
Brand Logo (White)