The “VBH” in VBH Luxury stands for Vernon Bruce Hoeksema — the stylish businessman, Valentino alumnus, and designer who founded this exclusive Italian accessories brand in 1999. Hand-sewn in Florence, Italy by highly skilled artisans, VBH Luxury handbags represent quality and craftsmanship at its finest. The label creates its mustard-yellow alligator skin totes, double-zip satchel bags, Art Deco-inspired crocodile clutches, and other stunning styles from ultra-luxurious leathers and exotic skins, and includes an engraved, limited-edition plaque inside each bag. Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, and First Lady Michelle Obama are just some of the many boldface names seen sporting VBH, whose other creations include jewelry and home décor accessories.
Based in Rome and produced in Florence, VBH handbags characterize Italian craftsmanship at its finest. Individually hand-sewn by a small team of artisans whose expertise and experience is unsurpassed, each piece is made from the most luxurious leathers and exotic skins and has a limited-edition number engraved on a plaque inside. Alluring and feminine but with a distinct modern edge, VBH’s famed clutches, satchels, and totes have been spotted on Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Obama and featured in fashion bibles from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar. Available at VBH’s flagship boutique in New York City and Bergdorf Goodman, this coveted collection can now be found at Gilt Groupe.
Live the luxe life ... or just accessorize like you do, with this selection of plush handbags and fine jewelry. Look to Judith Leiber’s clutches for shoulder candy that makes a statement in edgy combinations of aluminum and crystal, beading and metallic leather, and python and canvas. Or opt for look-at-me baubles: Moonstone and pearls stun on Assael’s drop earrings, and Kara Ross goes big with an oversize sterling silver, amethyst and white sapphire pyramid ring.