AUTHENTIC MONICA LEWINSKY "MADE by MONICA" DESIGNER TOTE-BAG - RARE
DIMENSIONS: 15" x 20"
Let's step back in time nearly 20 years ago to the day. It was a time when Monica Lewinsky came to be known by the world.
Just a year later, she was struggling to be forgotten for that incident and recognized for what she was about to bring to market...
"Made by Monica" tote/handbags.
In 1999, she launched her "Made by Monica" brand in a line of fashion tote-bags/handbags. There was the big opening at Henri Bendel in New York (vid clip at bottom). There was a fanfare...lights and fanfare...but in a different way this time. It was short-lived, however, and by 2001 she and her line of fashion accessories were drifting into obscurity. Production was short-lived. Today, her URL defunct, there exist few examples of her fashion accessory line. And, from that, a collector's market sprang. Her bags were hoarded up by collectors until for the past decade there were few examples to find their way to the light of day. Occasionally, one would be mistakenly sold and instantly snapped up.
Snap to today. It's the height of another bubbling political climate. Blue...Red...Issues of the past rise up, and once again, so have a few "Made by Monica" tote/handbags. A light brown version popped up a year ago, and went for $325. A second iffy denim/southwest number has been listed recently at $350. They're OKAY...maybe a bit bland...kitchy...hobbiesk. They're nowhere near top of the pile examples from the few times she really hit it out of the park with her design aesthetic. But mine does. Yes, I'm biased...judge for yourself.
So...NOW, before the November elections, I have decided to offer up my own rare example of the "Made by Monica"collectible bag. My velvet-houndstooth-flocked-couture-burlap-sheik-with-deep-red-velvet-reversible specimen is, in my opinion, the rarest of forms and most collectible of Monica's bags. So, I'm asking a straight $400 for this collectible piece of the past to join your collection!
You might be thinking, "That's more than the price on those other ones?" Yep. Do you really want to save a couple bucks and be strapped with either of those bland-meets-blander examples? Nah, you don't. Let the rest go after that other denim strapped one...contact me, quick, and this uber-rare, unused, and sweet smelling (literally) example is all yours alone!
Links of Note:
Video launch of Monica Lewinsky's Handbag Line--