Where To Get That That Bag
Forget the It bag. What you want is the cool new where’d-you-find-it That bag—as in, “Who made that bag?” and “I’ve been looking for a bag just like that!” And that’s the specialty of Wendy Nichol, whose covetable but not-quite-placeable bags—the cinched leopard (available in snow leopard, too, because, hell, why not?) bucket bag you’ve been eyeing, the oversized crinkled calf leather tote—are currently sold at Barneys, Stuart & Wright, and No. 6. And soon, at Nichol’s own store: The designer is opening her first shop, Wendy Nichol Studio, in Soho this September. Alongside the complete range of bags, the Studio will be selling Nichol’s line of cult-fave jewelry, a selection of vintage clothes and accessories, and special one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces, such as bags dyed by Brooklyn-based organic dyer Audrey Reynolds. “It’s going to be an atelier of sorts,” Nichol explains, “because we’ll be custom-making pieces, too. You can come in an choose the hide you want, or pick out a vintage Mexican blanket and have that made into a duffel bag or a bullet bag.” Customer can even watch their bags being made in the workshop at the back of the Sullivan Street space. “Hang out!” Nichol implores. “We’ll be painting, we’ll be sewing, we’ll be braiding.” That’s that.
Wendy Nichol Studio, 147 Sullivan St., NYC, open mid-September.