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January 26, 2012

New Mark Cross Bags

By Jordan Kisner | Fashion

Courtesy Mark Cross.

As we recently noted, the revival of storied handbag company Mark Cross is something to celebrate—a new chapter for a luxury brand whose owners rubbed elbows with Hemmingway, Picasso, and Cole Porter, and whose devoted customers included Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Now the brand is launching a collection exclusively at Barneys New York, set to hit stores January 30. The line features eight pieces inspired by vintage designs. Those looking for an extra dose of old world glamour will head straight for the Grace Box, a calf leather valise inspired by the iconic overnight case that Grace Kelly carried in Albert Hitchcock’s 1954 film Rear Window. Over 50 years have passed since its debut, but no matter: this piece is timeless. From $1495. Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue, 212-826-8900; markcross1845.com.