Born in Florence, Italy, Elsa Peretti lived a privileged childhood. In 1968, she moved to New York and began a stint of modeling.

She dabbled at designing jewelry for her jet-set friends including fashion designer Halston. 

Halston recognized a fresh talent and had Elsa designed the containers for Halston's perfume and cosmetic lines. The most famous was the silver tone tear drop adoring the top of the Halston fragrance.

Her first jewelry design was for Giorgio di Sant'Angelo in 1968, which was a small open bottle suspended from a chain.

Halston arranged the meeting between Elsa and Tiffany's. The famed jewelry store was in need of revitalization of their collection to capture the current mood that was changing dramatically. The ‘ladies who lunched’ no longer wore strands of pearls with white gloves, smart dresses and hats. The new diva was strutting in jeans and turtlenecks during the day and a mini dress at night.

Elsa Peretti was that ‘new’ modern woman Tiffany’s was seeking along with another they hired shortly after, Paloma Picasso.

For Tiffany & Co., she created affordable and perfectly pieces to be comfortably worn during the day and yet work as a signature piece by night.   

The sterling silver floating heart on a fine thin chain had every girl in town wanting one and getting it. Tiffany’s sales soar the first time in years.  Later on more high end pieces such as diamonds on a yard were introduced.

For over 30 years, Peretti's unique and simplistic sculptural designers still have remained among Tiffany’s best sellers. The collection may be vintage but will forever look ‘now,’

Own a vintage piece of designer handbag in a style that mimics an Elsa Peretti design. The authentic Louis Vuitton Epi Noir Cannes Vanity Bag is a distinctive tote with simple lines but is packed full of pizzazz. It is always a rare to find item.

The cosmetic vanity bag is  crafted in the much desired textured Epi leather that is always attractive and durable to the elements. Even the LV monogram logo is embossed near its bottom.

The pre-owned Cannes is framed in a not-seen-too-often cylinder shape.  To gain access, a wrap around gold tone  top zipper opens it up. It is lined in grey microfiber and there’s an open slip-in pocket trimmed in black leather.

The scrumptious authentic Louis Vuitton Epi Noir Cannes Vanity Bag is versatile to be used as a vanity case for makeup, jewelry or even as a trendy handbag that goes from day into night.