REVEALED: Katie Holmes Debuts Handbag Collab with Valextra

03/24/2011 at 06:30 PM ET

Katie Holmes Bag Line Valextra
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Known for her ability to commandeer a trend faster than you can say “boyfriend jean,” Katie Holmes has lent her fashion credo to a new endeavor: purses! Partnering with luxury bag maker Valextra, and alongside style partner in crime, Jeanne Yang, Holmes has designed two versions of a luxe, calkfskin tote (pictured here in blue) for the aptly named Valextra for Holmes & Yang collection. The splurge of a bag retails at $3,950 and will also be available in white with navy or shiny black trim exclusively at Barney’s this July. Though the average customer may balk at the hefty price tag, Holmes says you are investing in the brand’s craftsmanship when you buy. “Their quality is exceptional,” she tells WWD of the Italian design house. “There’s such integrity in their work — they’re artists.” And for his part, Valextra’s CEO, Emanuele Carminati Molina, recognizes the power of Holmes and Yang as a tastemakers. “I knew that it was good for Valextra to try, and to mix our style with their style,” he says. Tell us: What do you think of Holmes’s foray into handbags?Justine Harman

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maria on

love her, love her new clothes line and the purses but way way to expensive :-( kinda made for the higher end and not for us so called Middle class. Kinda bums me out. Maybe she can have a few done at H& M like some of the other designers do? Only way I could afford her

JJ on

Not a very original style for $4k. It looks like a combination of a Hermes Birkin & Kelly, a Mulberry Alexa and a Proenza Schouler KeepAll. Is it made with exotic leather or something? If I were going to spend that much on a bag, I’d save a little more and buy a Birkin

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Kiki on

Too expensive and a bit large for my taste. What is up with Katie? She looks emaciated and exhausted in that photo.

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