Roger Vivier Mikado Flat Handbag | Sleek and Edgy Black Python Shoulder Bag

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Roger Vivier, inventor of the stiletto heel, has created some of the most amazing, and fashion-historically important, shoes of the twentieth century. Sadly, the man himself passed away in 1998, but his name and inventive spirit live on in the House of Vivier, which, thankfully, expanded its designs to include handbags. Both classic and cutting edge, Bruno Frisoni, who now heads the House of Roger Vivier, is known internationally as a couturier of amazing accessories.

The Mikado, which translates as “heavenly sovereign” from Japanese, is indeed heavenly. And its other-worldy elegance has caught the eye of numerous celebrities, including Katie Holmes, who has been spotted sporting the bag no less than two dozen times in the few months since its debut as part of the Fall 2008 line.

Just looking at the bag, the appeal of the Mikado is no mystery. The gorgeous black python leather adds depth to the flat envelope shape of the bag, and the center-inset seam details set off the texture of the snakeskin beautifully.

I think the pairing of the black python with the goldtone chain and python strap is particularly stunning, and the gold side-frame detail adds an extra little glimmer of glamour. The top flap closure also makes the Mikado easy to get in and out of.

It’s available in a large version for around $2000, which is the one that Katie carries, and a smaller version for about $1300. But whether you go big or small with the Mikado, its sure to attract attention with its mix of exotic snakeskin and decadent details.

More Features of the Roger Vivier Mikado Flat Bag

  • Logo-engraved closure
  • Fabric-lined interior


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