Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The other double C brand, Part I
Sure, there's Coco's double C brand but did you know about the other double C? As in Cornell.
I can't go on enough about the thoughtful design behind these beautiful bags. But I must warn you, its glory days are long since passed. While still available at Sears (at least here in the great white North), quality has suffered over the years. The fine bags they once were can now only be found at thrift stores, or on the crook of of an ageing beauty's arm. There appear to be secondary lines around but these are not worth their nylon linings. The real mcCoy are made of leather, lined in suede, featuring every pocket (often zippered) and sleeve a woman needs to organize her bag, and her life. There's inevitably at least one external pocket (often discretely designed into the overall line of the bag) because, of course, no woman worth her salt has time to go rummaging around the inside of her bag for keys. We're just too busy!
The most important feature of all - and I can't say enough on this matter - is the fully resolved zipper tag. The butt end of the zipper is always (a detail even found in the most dressed-down, vinyl version of this bag)discretely snapped to the side fold of the bag. Truly a thing of beauty.
Since one post just isn't enough, more tomorrow.