Where the Buffalo Roam: the Return of Carlos Falchi’s Buffalo Bag

9 19 2011

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30 years after igniting the fashion industry with an insatiable desire for his unconstructed Buffalo bag, handbag designer Carlos Falchi returns to Bergdorf Goodman this Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 to reintroduce this coveted satchel to the Main Floor.  Now available in an assortment of bright candy colors, the Buffalo Bag‘s anticipated arrival will be marked by an exclusive assortment of the iconic silhouette in a variety of sizes and styles.

When Falchi debuted the signature satchel to his carnival of friends, rockers and starlettes (Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Elvis Presley were among the stream of musicians who favored the Brazilian’s looks he hand-stitched for them to wear on stage), Women’s Wear Daily declared the Buffalo ‘the most copied bag in the industry.’  The bag’s slouchy design and longer strap appealed to the long-haired, fringe-wearing glitterati who found the single-skin bag adventurous and all-purpose.  A deep departure from the rigidly-structured European bags often seen on the arms of others during that time, the Buffalo was a breath of fresh air — giving its owners something carefree yet fastidiously stitched and constructed (Buffalo Satchels have been known to keep their original shape 30-years after they first were carried; we know this because we happen to own one of the first two Buffalos… and they still look brand new).

Now in a rich line up of vibrant hues, the Buffalo Bag continues its story in living color — introducing its signature silhouette to the vivid world of crimson, cobalt, emerald and crushed yellow  — instantly enlivening your look in a multitude of shapes (like the messenger, satchel and shoulder bags).  Falchi only will be here for a few days, so it’s best to scoop up one of these iconic bags before they return to the vault again.


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