Monday, February 16, 2009

Made in India



A few weeks ago I went to Miami for a brief (and very random) few days. One of my finds was this faux-coral studded purse/box from Luna Designs: a store specializing in belly-dancing attire and fashion/accessories from India.

It wasn't just the metal and coral that drew me in, it was the success of a fashion bargain that left me beaming. You see, two hours before stumbling on to Luna Designs, I had dragged my poor bf to Zara. I spent a few minutes drooling over a purple studded purse-box (that looked exactly the same as my Luna bag), but convinced myself that $88 was just too steep. The fashion gods were feeling generous and let me pay only $35 for mine at Luna Designs. Ah sweet, sweet victory (I'm genuflecting right now).

P.S. If coral is not your thing, they also had a purple one (a la Zara) and another with turquoise. They don't have these specific purses on line, but I would just drop Luna Designs an email and give the fashion gods a nod.

40 comments:

mom and mr. freddy said...

gawd, that's a very stunning purse. i love the color and it;s a good steal.


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bonjouritsjinah said...

Oooh I'm totally feeling sweet little boxy chain strap purses. That one is so gorg!!

yiqin; said...

That is the most amazing purse I have seen! The details are so pretty!

Shen-Shen said...

That purse is amazing. SO amazing.

And haha yea, all the accounts can be overwhelming, but I used to have Twitter account and I use my facebook/blog all the time so it's really not too bad :D

ana b. said...

How beautiful!!! I love the bright pops of colour from the coral against the silver. It looks stunning with your outfit. Good thing you resisted temptation at Zara! You were duly rewarded.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-ooh, gorgeous indeed and much more unique than a Zara bag too! A fantastic find!

this wheel's on fire said...

i love i love. i want i want. :D

xs said...

so eyecatching and pretty! the coral really pops. i wonder if the occassion warranted, could you use it as a clutch?

muchlove said...

That purse is stunning! I love the shape and the pop of colour. I imagine it would be a damn cool jewellery box when not used as a purse.

saray said...

this purse is stuning!

Ediot said...

what a beautiful bag. i absolutelY love it!

Fashion Therapist said...

Great find! I love finding stuff in different cities that you know no one will have back home!

Lesley said...

What a cute bag! The coral color is great!

Sal said...

Patience pays off!

Merily said...

This bag is DIVINE!

Liz Blair said...

I'm so envious that you went to a belly dancing store. I have been practing belly dancing every dance for the last few weeks using some lessons on DVD. If you like that style, you might enjoy looking at www.dancingrahana.com. They have some beautiful clothing and jewelry you might like. I'm particularly interested in getting a snake armband.

tanya said...

what a fabulous accent piece! I just love the coral color and the shape of the purse.

ambika said...

Such an awesome find!

ShELLz said...

ugh i want those lace up back skinies!!! What a great find!

lisa said...

Nice find! It's a much more authentic item than what you'd get at Zara too.

FashionCappuccino said...

Such an eye-catching purse! I love the color!

Kay said...

It's so beautiful! And really good value

Savvy Mode SG said...

gorgeous bag. i love the details.

Diane said...

oooo i just LOVE it! it's so unique!

Winnie said...

There is no other word for that purse other than...STUNNING!

greenjeans said...

I'd like to say my comment would include a kudos on the bag and the bargain, but I guess I'm just a bit taken by the fact that there are stores that specialize in belly dancing...

Maria said...

It's a sooooo pretty bag!
it has the India's spirit

kiss ;D

JuliaFuentez said...

lovelyy

WendyB said...

That bag is gorgeous! Funny, I just got a pair of jeans with doodads down the side.

Songy said...

Holy. that's heartstoppingly gorgeous. How heavy is it though? hmm.

The Clothes Horse said...

That purse is AMAZING!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

what a purrfect purse//the detail is great//and I really like your outfit & boots!

we wear things said...

that bag is srsly cool!

Hanako66 said...

That is a great little bag!

EternalJade said...

WOwowowowowowow. That purse is exquisite. Kudos to you for finding it. :)

Alya said...

Wow! Its fabulous! Definitely an eye-catcher!

Ingrid Alise said...

Gorgeous!! OMG, I loveeee it <3<3!

lauh-ren said...

that purse is amazing. AMAZING. i am obsessed.

KATLIN said...

I love the ornate details + the coral stones! Such an awesome pairing!

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

Beautiful purse!

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