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Jewelry Master Jumps Into Handbags, Brings His Own Distinctive Twist

BY // 08.25.15
Eddie Borgo
Eddie Borgo

Eddie Borgo, a mixmaster of elegant architectural jewelry, expands his brand this month with the debut of a luxury handbag collection. Five styles — the Colt satchel, Colt crossbody, Dean doctor bag, Boyd clutch and Vic minaudière — draw inspiration from the sleek, aerodynamic automobile industry in the ’50s and ’60s.

“I visited the antique car library in New York, pulling archival images, and started looking at the details of the interior car panel on a Coupe de Ville from the 1960s and how the leather work was so beautifully done,” Borgo says. “These automobiles are truly pieces of art.”

Handcrafted in Italy, each sturdy handbag organizes everything the modern woman carries, with an iPhone holder, lipstick tube compartment, cardholder, even a designated slot for a favorite pen. The leather fuses into the metal hardware so the bags open and close with ease, and powered rubber sprinkled into the tanning process prevents scratching. “They are hybrids between pocketbooks, attachés, portfolios and briefcases,” Borgo says. $990 to $3,190, at Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Ave., 214.559.4510, and eddieborgo.com.

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