Kooba Launches Collection Inspired By Prep School Reality Show

July 14, 2009 • Accessories

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Kooba's collection inspired by NYC Prep's characters: (clockwise from left) Camille, Jessie, Kelli, and Taylor.

Handbag label Kooba is following in Target's footsteps and getting a piece of the television-themed action.The bag label has just announced their newest collection  will be a small screen homage, inspired by the characters of Bravo's haughty reality show NYC Prep. The totes are named after the characters of the show—Camille, Jessie, Kelli, and Taylor—and are designed n Kooba's signature use of brightly colored leather and suede and accented with gold hardware. This new trend of designing apparel and accessories after television characters has been in the media since retail chain Target announced its plans for a Gossip Girlthemed collection created by designer Anna Sui. Reports surfaced yesterday that Target is second guessing its affiliation with the sitcom due to the blatant raciness of the show, so will Kooba find itself in the same predicament? Or is unscripted reality t.v. exempt from making a bad name for itself? Ah, we're not so sure. Yet, so far the only problem with the line is that we're just not sure whether the bags are designed from the characters or for them. Because at a price point that hovers around the $600 range, the only students seemingly able to afford a NYC Prep Kooba bag are the ones already on the show!

Article Show: newyorkmag
Photo Source. shopbybravo
-Alia Rajput

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