Editor Obsession: A Handbag by Asprey

We’d love to get our hands on this Cerulean Crocodile tote by the classic British brand.

Apr 26, 2013
Belgravia Darcy Handbag by Asprey
A combination of lambskin, patent leather and raffia is woven to create the intricate design on this Asprey handbag.
Photography courtesy Asprey

I’ve been obsessed with Asprey since I stayed at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) for a Four Seasons Magazine fashion shoot. The bathrooms at the Hotel were stocked with the brand’s luxury bath products, which led to the following discovery: The greatest fragrance in the world is Asprey’s Purple Water. Upon my return to New York, I visited the Asprey store to supply my home with the same deliciously fragrant shampoo, conditioner and bath gel.

On my most recent trip to replenish, I fell in love with the Belgravia Darcy handbag, shown here in beautiful Cerulean Crocodile with raffia details. A combination of lambskin, patent leather and raffia is woven by hand on a wooden loom in Paris to create the simple yet elegant pattern. The handles and side panels are crocodile in a cerulean shade that inspires daydreams about the Mediterranean. Whether I go there for the season or stay close to home, I want this bag on my arm.


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