My mother used to tell me to “make them chase you” when it came to guys and dating. Maybe Tamara Mellon and Sandra Choi, the heads of luxury footwear icon Jimmy Choo, received the same advice in regard to marketing. Jimmy Choo has released the blood-orange Ross bag, highlighting Fall’s color of the season. But, as must-haves often are, the bag is a hard commodity to find, making us want it all the more. Very few online retailers are authorized to sell the large-ish satchel, which is a double handled bag with a leather strap running though grommets, and a “lock” closure. However, we found it at upscale British retailer Harvey Nichols, which has the bag for Â£875 (or about $1,500US). It also comes in black, plum and green python, but the deeper colors aren’t the trendy must-haves that the orange bag has become. It’s been seen on the arms of J.Lo, Liz Hurley and Kiera Knightly. Jimmy Choo stores sell the bag for $1,450, and I’ve known of the Ross bag retailing at other places for as low as $875. Not all that glitters is gold, so you might have to shell out some extra bucks to be assured of getting the real thing. Find genuine Jimmy Choo Ross bags at Harvey Nichols.
The Jimmy Choo Ross Bag in Blood Orange
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