New & Hot: Rebecca Minkoff Apparel

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 • Permalink • 

Some labels do apparel. Some do accessories. Some attempt to do both. But rarely does a label do both well. So, when I heard that Rebecca Minkoff-- maker of my next great handbag love-- had moved into clothing, I wanted to cry. I didn't want to see the Rebecca Minkoff label become the laughing stock of the mid-priced fashion world. Moving from a super successful handbag line to clothing can do that to a label. But, this may actually turn out to be a smart move. The new Rebecca Minkoff apparel has just hit the stores and it's not at all a disaster. In fact, there are several pieces that I wouldn't mind snapping up for myself.

The Polka Dots Dylan Blouse is sleek and ladylike, and super chic thanks to a 100% silk georgette construction. It's a perfect foil to fall's rugged, punk styling. The Double Breasted Leather Coat is ah-mazing. It has some weight to it, and the shearling lining is super lush. It looks great with jeans, but I'd also try pairing it with a pencil skirt and super high heels to make an entrance. So, does the new Rebecca Minkoff clothing line pass your test? Check out some of my favorite looks from the new line and judge for yourself...