Saturday, April 7, 2012

Marvelous Mary Jo Matsumoto Handbags

Exciting news, darlings! Fashion designer Mary Jo Matsumoto, known for her unique and whimsical evening and bridal bags, has launched her first day bag line, offering on-trend colors and consummate craftsmanship with a relaxed feel inspired by life along the Pacific Coast Highway. Priced well under $1,000, the bags speak to a need in the marketplace for a quality luxury bag offered in more relevant high fashion colors with a hip and modern take on classic shapes.
For over a decade, Mary Jo Matsumoto designed evening bags that were sold at over 300 stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Takashimaya, and Neiman Marcus. The bags were worn to the Oscars, appeared on Oprah and were featured in magazines such as In Style and Cosmopolitan.
In her personal life, Mary Jo was always seeking a stylish every day bag that had a high fashion appeal but would fit into the more laid back lifestyle of Southern California. Feeling that there were only two basic options on the market—either an extremely structured city bag that felt too formal/stuffy for life on the go, or a completely unstructured boho bag offered in drab earth tones—Mary Jo decided to design her own line of day bags for women like herself, who were seeking high fashion with a slightly relaxed feel and a bit of fun.
Another consideration for the line was price. What woman doesn’t lust for the latest Chanel or Celine bag, and yet spending thousands of dollars for a designer bag isn’t always a practical consideration. In the mid-range price between Chanel and H&M, the options often feel safe: black, brown, or tan. The Mary Jo Matsumoto line offers high fashion on-trend colors with the highest level of craftsmanship, something that is hard to come by in this price range.
All items at
Balboa Island Shopper with Turquoise Snake Handles.
Crystal Cove Knot Clutch.
Newport Harbor Soft Tote.
Ritz Cove Bowler. CC adores!
Ritz Cove Oversized Clutch.
Which bag do you find most beautiful?


Georgina Si said...

I saw that tote a few days ago and LOVED the idea of it for a work/city bag but I'm not sure about how I would do with something almost all white.

It is so gorgeous!!

Lolita Stylez said...

I love them all...oh the possibilities : )

Women in Dress said...

lovely bags ^^

Erika said...

The Ritz Cove Oversized Clutch is divine! :)

chaos kontrolowany said...

Great bags;)

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

stuuuuunnning x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are beautiful. I especially love the Crystal Cove one. The color is stunning.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Thanks so much CC for the wonderful post! Love being featured on your blog!

xoxo Mary Jo

md said...

Me gusta el blanco y turquesa.

Saludos, Carrie

besosmulticolor said...

Lovely bags!!!
Great blog, I follow, follow mw back if you like

Samantha said...

I love the turquoise clutch! That is absolutely my favorite color! :D

Grace said...

Sounds like a fantastic concept! Loving that first shopper!

Kashaya said...

Beautiful handbags!

Color-Block said...

i like your blog...
we can follow each other if you want..