Tuesday, August 3, 2010

burgundy accessories

Or you can call them wine, maroon, dark red -

I have had a craving for burgundy leather boots since I woefully passed a pair by two years ago at Urban Outfitters on a visit home,  and then three or so years ago again before that - a pair at La Redoute slipped through my hands - I have been looking for a pair as wonderful as either pair ever since.  Fatefully, that search has opened my eyes to burgundy bags, belts, hats, and new and vintage Etienne Aigner -
Vintage Redux 70's Small Tote USD128.00

Designer Etienne Aigner carved out a niche for himself with burgundy leather accessories and a company that went international and then viral in the 70’s.  You can read a short synopsis of his story here.

The brand Etienne Aigner describes itself as “a German brand with an Italian soul” - and as for the signature burgundy color - “Antic Red” - it’s reportedly the designer Aigner’s homage to a wine dear to all of us who love picnics, romance and red checkered tablecloths - Chianti Classico. 
Over at the Etienne Aigner Website - I didn’t find any boots, but there are a couple of knock out bags -

The first is this marriage between classic Aigner style and 70’s fringe – note the gold-toned “A” hardware which - if you’re not familiar - is the brand’s monogram. 
Vintage Redux 70's Shoulder Bag - USD148.00

And this great looking cross body bag -
Vintage Redux 60's Shoulder Bag - USD 88.00

Fortunately you can find a lot of vintage Aigner on the Internet -
Vintage Etienne Aigner Burgundy Leather Handbag
Vintage Etienne Aigner Burgundy Leather Handbag EU €37.32 – ArtFire

This was one of theit" color leather jackets in the 70’s –
VINTAGE 1970s ETIENNE AIGNER Leather Blazer Jacket
70’s Vintage Etienne Aigner Jacket USD 60.00 – Etsy

With a below the knee sweater dress these boots would be perfection -
Maiden Voyage -  Maroon Vintage Etienne Aigner Boots - Size 8N
Vintage Etienne Aigner Boots USD 40.00 – Etsy

and somebody might fall in love with these lace ups -
Vintage Etienne Aigner Lace Up Bootie – USD 60.00

The seller recommends wearing these next boots with a summer dress - that would look great -
vintage. 70s Etienne Aigner Cognac Color Knee High Boots Size 7.5  FREE US SHIPPING
Vintage 70’s Etienne Aigner Boots USD 60.00 – Etsy

maybe something like this?
Lemon Yellow Gingham Sundress
Sundress USD 20.00 – Etsy

more vintage Aigner -
Vintage 1960s Etienne Aigner SADDLE Handbag
Vintage Etienne Aigner Saddle Bag - USD 64.99

vintage RED AiGNER ankle boots
Vintage Etienne Aigner Ankle Boots USD 40.00 – Etsy

Vintage Leather Etienne Aigner Skinny Belt
Vintage Etienne Aigner Belt USD 12.00 – Etsy

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Vntage Etienne Aigner Hand Bag USD 79.95 – Bonanzle

Some current burgundy accessories from other makers and designers -

They are calling this shoulder bag by Chloé brown over at Intermix but it looks dark red -
 Large Marcie Leather Shoulder Bag: Brown
Chloé  EUR 1,267.87 – Intermix
Let’s hope they start paying homage to it soon on the high street because it’s gorgeous. 

Here is another bank buster over at Mytheresa.com, also by by Chloé

Darla Leather Tote USD 1.691,03 – Mytheresa.com

BTW they are showing it with a “green toned” charcoal grey dress (by Fendi) which looks really nice -

which brings us to how to wear this color accessory – try grey, blue, khaki, dark green, brown, ivory, for a classic look - but my favorite way is with prints like this -
vintage LIBERTY PRINT long sleeved blouse
Print Blouse 19USD - Etsy

or this if you really want to do 70’s -
Adorable 1970s Brown Print Vintage Button Blouse
Shirt USD 29.00 – Etsy

Psychedelic Carriage Print Summer Dress -size S-M
Print Dress USD 28.00 – Etsy

Rupert Sanderson Gypsy leather pumps
Rupert Sanderson Leather Pumps €554.35 – Net-a-Porter

Yves Saint Laurent Chelsea tassel ankle boots
Yves St. Laurent  €670  - Net-a-Porter

Bottega Veneta Leather knee-high boots

Bottega Veneta €720 - Net-a-Porter

Moving down the food chain -
they are calling these next boots plum colored -

 220.00 € - Mon Showroom

and here are some classics Fryes on sale at Heels.com
Campus Boots in Wine USD176.99 - Heels,com
 but only a size 5.5 left remains -

This hat is unforgettable -
Claudia Schulz Anouk Hat USD 190.00 - Nimli

And I think we have seen Jessica Alba recently looking perfectly on trend in these.
Dr. Martens Women's 1460 W Boot
Cherry Red Dr. Martens EUR 93.00 – Shoes.com

 the very affordable -
Burgundy Suede Ruched Round Toe Low Heel Flat Boots
 Boots USD 22.99 – Amiclubwear

And lastly 2 more burgundy accessories from the vintage ether -

Cozy Hush Puppies Faux Fur Lined Burgundy Boots
Hush Puppies USD 27.00 – Etsy

and these 70’s beauties -
70’s Boots USD 45.00 - Etsy