model alek wek has been designing her line of bags, called wek1933, for about five years, but only recently has there been more buzz surrounding the collection. that’s thanks to an influx of positive editorial and adding internet retailers such as shopbop.com and pinkmascara.com.
the line, whose name comes from the year of wek’s father was born, has expanded to include woven suede and leathers, metallic leather, and canvas gingham, brass detailing, and interesting features such as the ability to go from a messenger type sling to a more-compact flap style. there are also mens travel bags, cosmetic clutches, key rings and wallets, and limited edition briefcases and almouineres in alligator.
the doctor gingham bag, in the first pic, is 13″l x 10″h and is $686…the medium weave “d” bag is 14″l x 12″h and is $770. the good thing about all the bag styles is that they all come in a range of finishes and fabrics to suit your budget…perfect for a bag lover like me!
the bags above are available at pinkmascara.com; wek1933 is also available online at shopbop.com and at fragments and castor & pollux in nyc.
pics from pinkmascara.com