Tuesday, July 27, 2010
What I like: Hayden Harnett
One of my favourite designers at the moment is Hayden Harnett. Based out of Brooklyn, NY. the design and business duo of Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett create unique leather wares and apparel. While they have a fairly large celebrity following and even launched a line with Target, I feel they are not well known on the Canadian west coast. Although I personally find the retail price to be a bit steep for my tastes, when this designer has sales, do they ever have sales, making things very affordable. The leathers used for the bags are soft and scrumptious, and the detailing is usually fantastic. I have two bags from them, both in no longer produced styles. The barnard crossbody in persian rose, and the origami bag in blueberry/brandy. Apparel? Well lets not go there, I love their clothing more then their bags.
As any online shopper in Canada knows, duties, shipping, and taxes are usually quite high, so please take that into consideration when placing orders. Also, even though USPS tends to cost more, they seem to have a lower handling fee. Even better, if you someone in the US, consider shipping to them.
My likes for Hayden Harnett right now are:
Bag: Yam Shine Trophy, what is not to love? Orange, big, and shiny
$339 US (reg. $678 US)
Accessory: Lava Cuff in Doe, simple, large enough to make a statement
$98 US (wait for a sale!)
Apparel: Galileo Dress in Bone, unique style with a large cutout back
$37.60 US (reg. $188US)
(not affiliated with Hayden Harnett)
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