Zac Posen has always been a step ahead: At age 14, he honed his talent in the pre-college program at Parsons School of Design, after which he was mentored by curator Richard Martin at the Costume Institute. At 18 he was accepted into the womenswear degree program at London’s Central Saint Martins College. When he returned to New York in 2001, Posen set up an atelier in his parents' living room. Showing astonishing talent, he debuted his ready-to-wear collection in February 2002, at the tender age of 21, and he keeps expanding. In spring 2010 he unveiled Z Spoke, a lower-priced line, exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue. His strong, feminine aesthetic is a favorite of style leaders like Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren, and Beyoncé.
It’s no wonder ladies ranging from Helen Mirren to Beyoncé love Zac Posen—just take a look at this handbag selection from his newest venture, Z Spoke. A perfect balance of uptown chic and downtown cool, choose from an array of feminine silhouettes marked by fresh details like bows and scarf-style leather straps.
A classic handbag is worth the investment — carrying you through the seasons and holding your essentials in style. We’ve rounded up a mix of timelessly chic carryalls to pair with absolutely everything in your closet, including Kooba’s python-print hobos, GREAT by Sandie’s distressed leather totes, and Z Spoke’s structured metallic satchels.
Want to score of-the-moment wintertime styles by some of your favorite designer names for less? This mix of essentials makes dressing for the cold weather simple. Keep your eye out for cashmere sweaters, sleek denim, flirty frocks, chic handbags, footwear and more — all handpicked with the holiday season in mind.
It’s no wonder ladies ranging from Helen Mirren to Beyoncé love Zac Posen — just take a look at this stunning selection of dresses and separates from his secondary line, Z Spoke, which achieves a perfect balance of uptown chic and downtown cool. His cropped jackets, flared skirts, ruffled dresses, and panel blouses boast feminine silhouettes all marked by fresh details like ruching and soft prints.