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I Love Le Sport Sac

If you know anything about me, then you know that I am obsessed with Le Sport Sac bags, and I always scope out the local TJ Maxx and Marshalls for their sale bags. When Fafi did a special collection with Le Sport Sac, I had to get two bags. I am too obsessed.

Anyway Check This Out!!!


Is this new handbag a Pollock or a LeSportsac?

Last season, LeSportsac charmed shoppers (and bunny lovers) with their crazy / cute range of bags by Fifi Lapin, the artist and blogger who’s entirely consumed by cartoon rabbits.

This season, the vinyl accessories company goes a bit more serious with Tomokazu Matsuyama. The contemporary artist is known for merging a modern American style with traditional Japanese calligraphy strokes, done randomly in bright, primary colors. Close-up, the paintings look intricate and methodical, but far away, it’s more like a lot of violent, vibrant paint splats.

Those splats decorate LeSportsac’s second Artist in Residence collection, with a print designed by Matsuyama that’s based on his previous work. The six bags (some huge, some tiny, some just for carrying your lunch) retail at $40 – $110… about 90% less than any of TM’s other creations.

And we’re also still into those bunnies…

This story was published on August 3, 2009.

P.S. Be sure to check out my post on Stylehop’s blog Stylescout. The post is all about my fabulous custom made jeans from Thimbler.com. I really like them. Don’t forget that Stylehop is always looking for interns. It is a great virtual fashion internship. They have different options like PR and editorial. Check them out!