CHRISTINEB HANDBAGS DEBUTS COLLECTION FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2008:
The Spring/Summer 2008 collection of ChristineB Handbags marks the second season for handbag designer, and company founder, Christine Belonogoff. Launched in the fall of 2006, Christine’s goal has been to design a line of versatile handbags that appeal to a wide range of consumers; from the cosmopolitan career woman to the stylish housewife to the edgy fashionista.
Christine’s signature style of fine Italian leather with the interweaving of sizable pieces of suede gives her American handmade bags a strong identity. Christine is continuously striving to improve her style, as well as the functionality of the handbags. The Spring/Summer 2008 shows that Christine Belonogoff is up for the challenge.
The current collection offers nine unique handmade styles ranging from an oversized clutch to a bucket bag to a tote among other pieces. The colors are all inviting, warm shades of grey, beige, bronze and brown, which prominently display the detailed interweaving. Each one of the handbag’s body style has such a distinct personality, it makes perfect sense that every one is named after the designers close friends and family. By creating such unusual and elegant shapes, ChristineB shows that her designs are nothing short of ‘trend-setting’.
A strong advocate of charitable foundations, Christine Belonogoff is donating10% of proceeds from sales of the ‘Elizabeth’ clutch to Toys for Tots in time for the Holiday season. And, on November 17th, 2007, one of Christine’s handbags will be auctioned off to raise money for “Cuties for Canines” in Hollywood, CA. Attendees will include, Rob Schneider, Lena Headey (from the 300), Jonah Hill (Knocked Up, Superbad), Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210), Megan Fox (Transformers), Seth Rogan, Amy Smart and Shannon Elizabeth.
The collection, which retails from $370 to $890, is available at: www.christinebhandbags.com.