Alexander Wang’s Sneaker Bags Seem to Have Found Their Audience

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Today in Things I Didn’t Expect: Alexander Wang offered a very limited pre-order of his very literal, sneaker-inspired Spring 2015 runway bags on his website yesterday, and the three bags, all priced in the mid-$1,000 range, were sold out and completely gone from the site within a matter of hours. As we mentioned earlier today, the fashion community’s thirst for novelty pieces seems almost insatiable right now.

The bags, which appeared on Wang’s Spring 2015 runway two weeks ago in New York, were a limited edition sneak peek of the full collection. When we first wrote about the bags, you guys didn’t seem too impressed, and I’d wager a guess that your views are unchanged now that you know they’re at the top end of the brand’s normal price range.

I’d give you more information on exact prices and model names, but save for this one photo I managed to capture, the bags have been scrubbed from the site after their apparent sell-through. The rest of the sneaker-bag-hungry masses will have to wait until the collection because available early next year.

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Studded to Perfection: Alexander Wang Mini Emile Bag

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Alexander Wang Rocco Bag In Neoprene Injected Black

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The Alexander Wang Rocco Handbag is not a new bag, but for the Fall and Winter 2014 Collection, it’s being reinvented and re-styled.

Usually the Rocco comes with pebbled leather and nowadays they are available in plenty of colors. This bag is famous for its studded bottom; especially ‘rose gold’ is simply to-die-for.

But anyways, the new Rocco bag is made in neoprene injected black leather and to be honest, it’s looks more like an accessory to company your ‘tough girl’ appearance, the ‘motorcycle’ type of look. Carry this bag, hop on your motor and travel the cities.

If you take another glance, the body of the bag also appears to be, or look quite similar to a tire of a car.

The Alexander Wang Rocco Bag in Neoprene Injected Black comes with two zipper pockets in one exterior gusset, a shoulder strap with a signature dog clips, an interior zipped pocket with logo patch and phone pocket, so basically enough compartments to store our essentials.

Measuring 13.5’ x 9.25’ x 9.25’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at $995 USD via Alexander Wang e-store.

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Alexander Wang Leaving Balenciaga?

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It appears that all the fashion houses, particularly the older ones, are going through changes with their creative directors. As the world changes, it is only expected to see the fashion industry changing as well, moving designers around in order to ensure the houses are shaken up and fresh new faces are seen on the runway shows, bringing experience from other designer labels to their new hosts and, in turn, keeping the styles presented uniquely different. This is what prevents a brand from going stale, from signature pieces becoming too many and new ideas leaking away. You always need a change of scenery, and that is what appears to be happening now with Balenciaga as well. It appears as though the house and Alexander Wang are in talks at the moment about him leaving for another opportunity where he can showcase his talents. Hired on in December of 2012 as the successor to Nicolas Ghesquiere, Wang had come in to replace the man who exited 15 years of work to go join Louis Vuitton. While this news may be setting in a bit of panic, fans of Wang at Balenciaga should know that another collection is set for release come the end of September and beginning of October at the Paris Fashion Week.

Balenciaga is owned by Kering, the French luxury goods holding company that has fobs over Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Gucci, Puma, Volcom and many others. Balenciaga is among those others, a fashion house founded by Cristobal Balenciaga in Barque Country, Spain, back in 1914. Trademarks of the house include bubble skirts and odd but feminine and ultra-modern shapes, the latter of which has certainly been adopted by Wang over the past few years. Balenciaga has grown under Wang’s direction and currently generates revenues ranging to over 350 million Euros. It is incredibly profitable. Now, it appears as if the Spanish house under French control could part ways with its American designer, ending their collaboration. That is quite the global market there, is it not?

It appears as if Wang might want to put the focus on his own brand at the moment, as it has been found that he’s been seeking investors for it. There are no confirmations either way, but the contract is set to end with his spring 2016 collection and may not be renewed. He has been a triumph as creative director and it would be very sad indeed to see Alexander Wang leave Balenciaga that certainly has gained not only in revenue but also in fame over the past few years. You see Balenciaga knock-offs now like never before, people proudly displaying their Balenciaga items and giving it the treatment Gucci or other such brands currently have. Perhaps the times have changed, perhaps the pieces have become more endearing, but whatever the case may be, we know that Balenciaga has truly become a household name in the fashion world of late, as well as among those who understand little of the industry. 

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Alexander Wang Rocco Bag In Neoprene Injected Black

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The Alexander Wang Rocco Handbag is not a new bag, but for the Fall and Winter 2014 Collection, it’s being reinvented and re-styled.

Usually the Rocco comes with pebbled leather and nowadays they are available in plenty of colors. This bag is famous for its studded bottom; especially ‘rose gold’ is simply to-die-for.

But anyways, the new Rocco bag is made in neoprene injected black leather and to be honest, it’s looks more like an accessory to company your ‘tough girl’ appearance, the ‘motorcycle’ type of look. Carry this bag, hop on your motor and travel the cities.

If you take another glance, the body of the bag also appears to be, or look quite similar to a tire of a car.

The Alexander Wang Rocco Bag in Neoprene Injected Black comes with two zipper pockets in one exterior gusset, a shoulder strap with a signature dog clips, an interior zipped pocket with logo patch and phone pocket, so basically enough compartments to store our essentials.

Measuring 13.5’ x 9.25’ x 9.25’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at $995 USD via Alexander Wang e-store.

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Bag of the Week: Alexander Wang Large Prisma Tote

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Alexander Wang Large Prisma Tote

Bag: Alexander Wang Large Prisma Tote

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The all-black-everything look is always an easy sell to me, but this Alexander Wang bag manages to take it and turn it into a great, carry-all work bag that would even fit in at a fairly conservative office. That’s a pretty neat trick.

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