A few years ago, when her company was relatively new, I did a post about my friend, the handbag designer, Sara Battaglia. (Yes, that’s really how she looks. She’s a little bambolina… which means “doll” in Italian.)
I wrote the piece way back when her bags were not as easily recognizable as they are today, but they were definitely just as attention-grabbing. Whenever I wore my Acheora, fringy leather tote in a myriad of beautiful green tones from her first collection, people would stop me left and right to ask me who designed it. I said, with great pride, “My friend Sara!”
These days Sara has started to make quite a name for herself… and for her clients, literally. If you follow any of the street style powerhouses on Instagram, and I mean the women who have really impacted the way fashion works: Mira Duma, Anna Dello Russo, Bianca Brandolini, princess Deena Abdulaziz, Rachel Zoe, Karolina Kurkova, and, of course, Sara’s sister, Giovanna Battaglia, then I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about: Sara Battaglia’s bespoke Lady Me clutches.
Forget subtle monogramming, these bags are not for the fashion shy. Sara’s little bags emblazon your name in metallic gold lettering atop a shiny patent emerald green, lipstick red, pool blue or fuchsia pink. You choose.
Gio chose red:
Anna chose fuchsia:
Sara also chose fuchsia:
Rachel Zoe went for cool blue:
Bianca also decided on blue:
Karolina Kurkova went for red:
And, not that I exactly fit into the above group, but I chose green… again. (I’m Irish. What do you expect?):
What color are you?
If you’d like to order your own bespoke Lady Me, email firstname.lastname@example.org…
And just to give you an idea of another Sara Battaglia bag… and how cute she and her sister are together: