Monday, May 16, 2016

Want: BLTRX Bags




First, a disclosure: the designer of these lovely bags is distantly related to me (her oldest brother is married to the Husband's youngest sister, so we share a niece and two nephews). We don't actually know each other, since we live on different continents, but I have been following Tamar Friedman's work for a while. BLTRX spring 2016 is especially appealing, and has produced two items that are now on my Coveted List. The Tila fold-over clutch ($195) looks like the perfect thing for a summer night (and it's actually large enough to hold more than a lipstick, which is always appreciated) or any event.  Olari Big ($339) is a fun bucket bag. It caught my attention thanks to the textures and that bold orange color, which is among my favorites. There's also a clutch version of this pattern and colorway that I like very much.

BLTRX design studio is located in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The bags are hand-crafted and made in small limited edition batches. They can be purchased directly from the designer on BLTRX.com as she ships worldwide and accepts PayPal. She also has an Etsy store under the same name, for those who prefer that route. I'm not commercially affiliated and was not asked to feature the bags or the store.

13 comments:

  1. True lovely, and my birthday is coming up;)

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    1. That's an excellent occasion for a little splurge :)

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  2. WOW! Jin would flip for one of those bucket bags.
    On the list.
    Portia xxx

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  3. Those textures...that tassel...with orange equal stylish fun! Thank you for letting us know about this.

    Kathy

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    1. Kathy, I can't resist items that combine various textures. It adds so much visual interest even to the most simple forms.

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  4. I am going to check out BLTRX design studio when I am going to Tel Aviv in november.

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    1. November is a good time to visit Israel. There are some interesting local designer stores in the old flea market area in Jaffa.

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  5. I live in Tel Aviv. Going to check them out. Love the fold-over clutch!!!

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    1. Raya, I suggest you contact the designer directly. I'm not sure if her studio has regular opening hours, but I'm sure she can accommodate.

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  6. Really love these bags - beautiful and they have an incredibly cheerful, light hearted spirit about them. First commentor mentioned their birthday, but mine has just passed, so I can't really use that, but our anniversary is in a few days, so that definitely has potential for me to choose my own gift (which I usually get to do) and, if I *really* stretch it, DH's birthday is tomorrow (both birthdays and anniversary packed into one week - impossible to forget any) and I could say that as an extra gift for him, I could get myself a second bag since I know how happy it makes him to see me happy. OK, serious stretch there since he (of the incredibly thrifty soul) is not actually always *that* delighted with my spending. But I really will find a reason to get one of these bags. Or two.
    Anna (she who is, shall we say, not exactly a paragon of thriftiness).

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    1. Anna, I love your reasoning! And what a wonderful special occasion week! Ori's birthday was last Monday (the 16th), our anniversary (both dating and wedding) is in September, and you know when my birthday is, so it's all spaced evenly throughout the year, with Valentine's Day conveniently popping in the middle. I love gift-giving occasions :) .

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  7. Dear Gaia, Thank you for writing about BLTRX! I'm happy to read that you like my creations and would love to meet you once in Israel :-) All of these warm comments really made my week! Thanks again ! Xx Tamar

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