I don't think there is a woman anywhere who doesn't remember that scene in Rear Window when Grace Kelly comes over with her Mark Cross overnight bag. It was one of the most iconic examples of product placement ever seen and that was 1954. The leather goods company which was founded 165 years ago was closed in 1997 after the Sara Lee Corporation couldn't find a buyer for the company. One of my lovely readers alerted me this morning that the chic company is back in business and she knows this because her son is one of the designers!
Jeffries:"This is a suitcase?"
Lisa: "Well, a Mark Cross overnight case anyway. Compact but ample enough."
The new Mark Cross bags will be available in December at Saks Fifth Avenue. I'd start looking for a peignoir set to fill it with now!