Posts Tagged ‘handbag designer’

QVC Debuts Handbag Designer Bruce Makowsky’s New Footwear Line Monday Night

February 15, 2010

Bruce Makowsky, who designs high-end handbags that are sold in retail and on QVC, is launching a line of footwear on the home shopping channel tonight at 10 p.m.

Viewers got a sneak peek at one of Makowsky’s new items, a pair of embellished suede moccasins, during QVC’s morning show. They were encrusted with studs and jewels, and sold out at $80.

Makowsky called in to the morning show, praising his “mocs” to high heaven (“It’s really like walking on air.”) and voicing excitement about “the worldwide launch” of his footwear line tonight.

Here’s how QVC.com describes Makowsky’s new shoe line:

“If you love the supple, luxurious leather of B. Makowsky designer handbags, wait until you set foot in B. Makowsky Footwear. Featuring all of the style and luxury of designer Bruce Makowsky’s contemporary leather handbags, B. Makowsky Footwear also gives you added comfort features sure to make his your favorite shoes.”

We took a gander online at some of Makowsky’s footwear, and saw flats, and chunky and strappy sandals.

But our favorite was a cute pair of short cowboy boots, decorated with jewels and studs, in a taupey gray color. We do we always love the priciest items? The boots are $144.

Makowsky, if you don’t know, is married to a fellow handbag designer and QVC vendor, Kathy Van Zeeland. They’re a cute couple.

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HSN Handbag Designer Carlos Falchi Gets Plug In Sunday New York Times

December 27, 2009

The “Sunday Styles” section of The New York Times today features a tote bag by HSN handbag designer Carlos Falchi, who was profiled by the paper back in late October.

In the “Pulse” feature, in an item headlined “Sunshine in a Bag,” there’s a mention and photo of Falchi’s snakeskin-embossed microfiber tote. It retails for $255 at Bloomingdale’s.

The Times has packed the Falchi bag with resort items, such as sunglasses, sandals and a bikini.