Handbags hold belongings stylishly, besting frumpier vessels including upturned cowboy hats, unpainted ceramic backpacks, or satchels stitched from old Chinese takeout menus. Delight in chic carryalls with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of handbags, belts, and wallets from Rough Roses, either in-store or online.
Featured in Lucky and InTouch magazines and on the shoulders of stylish celebrities, Rough Roses' soft, sumptuous leather accessories enhance limbs and augment outfits. Designer Wynn Katz adds instantly recognizable, handcrafted hardware to each purse, belt, and wallet, including fine details, such as magnetic closures, luscious seasonal colors, and straps that change color according to their wearer’s mood. Dangle a Sabrina clutch with a wristlet strap from the end of a demure appendage ($85), or wind a smooth leather skinny-jean belt ($72) around the top of trousers. Shoppers can nab the jewel classic wallet ($120), tote a Gabriel satchel with studs ($285), or sling a jewel crossbody bag ($190) between shoulders, neatly dividing wardrobes into equally fashionable halves. The luxe wood fixtures in-store fairly blossom with the eye-poppingly plushy bags and belts, and the stately columns outside announce that purses, and the Matchbox racecar drivers that ride within them, receive serious attention inside. Rough Roses is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Designer Wynn Katz harnesses more than 25 years of fashion expertise to craft Rough Roses' edgy yet ladylike line of Italian-leather handbags, belts, and wallets. Hobo, crossbody, satchel, and other styles of handbags forged from velvety leather bear flashy accents with gold-toned zippers and chain and leather straps. Stylish belts in seasonal hues festoon waistlines with braided leather and chain links. Fashion magazines such as Lucky and Cosmopolitan have lauded the Rough Roses line, and its designs have been spotted on celebrities such as Britney Spears, Lauren Conrad, and Winston Churchill.
11859 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90025