Monica Botkier's career started in fashion industry
being a fashion photographer. Among magazines she worked for there were Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and other. She is a native New Yorker and has a degree from New York University. The New York appeal has been one of the strongest selling points in her handbag collections and there is definitely something chic and urban about her bag designs. Also it has to mentioned that Botkier has never sacrificed the functionality of the purses over the style.
All totes, satchels and hobos are smartly crafted, easy to carry and pretty to look at. The Botkier style had attracted attention and since the launch of the first collection in 2003 (where the Trigger bag was featured) her fans are among the famous people, Halle Berry, Ashley Greene, Beyonce are only few of her clients.
This designer is also actively participating in Oxfam project helping to fight poverty around the globe. Her purse collections are available in the United States, as well as in international luxury stores. Monica Botkier herself lives in Brooklyn and is managing her career together with raising her three kids. She is also a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In 2008 the handbag collection was supplemented with the shoes line.
The small Trigger models is 8 x 11 x 6 inches. It has outside flap with zipped pockets (all pockets have a leather string detail) and an additional pocket. The shoulder sraps are studded and all details are made of nickel. This purse is quit versatile and current color availability is the moss green and black. This small satchel costs 565 USD and can be obtained online.
Currently there is also Trigger Moto Clutch - a mini version of the famous handbag, the size of which is 8.5 x 1.5 and 5.75 inches. This clutch bag has also a removable shoulder strap and nickel details.
Bianca satchel is a larger purse, it has double external pockets that can be zip closed. This purse has a lock closure. For more convenience and organization there is an inside pocket that can also be zipped. The color choice is quite earthy - deep brown or black for the current collection online.
One of the most recent additions to the purse gallery is the new Horizon tote. A little bit fancy, a bit of playful and very elegant as well. This is the purse for dreamy and romantic girls, but it can be also very versatile and can be used as a daily - hold it all - bag. The new campaign launched behind this new line is very down to earth and appealing to younger crowd. This bag also has a smaller cross body version.
As the regards the sizes:
14" is the height, 8.5" length and 4" depth.
It is made in cowhide. Inside you will find a lined interior with several pockets, including a zip pocket as well. It costs USD 395 and is sold online from the Botkier official web site. Shipping is free in the United States.