Gabriela Hearst To Sell A-List Favourite Handbags To Public For First Time For Charity

The women's luxury, ready-to-wear and accessories designer has teamed up with Net-A-Porter and Bergdof Goodman to release her handbags to the public for the first time, and we're too excited.

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How does the sound of owning a Gabriela Hearst iconic 'Nina' 'Ella' and 'Billie' handbag, coveted by the likes of Emma Watson, Brie Larson, Dakota Fanning, sound to you?

Well, from 1-8 October, you'll finally be able to get your mitts on a wide range of the fashion designer's celeb-favourite handbags, and help raise money for charity Save The Children in the process.

As many a fashion aficionado will know, Hearst's handbags are currently sold via a lengthy waiting list that averages a reported 1,500 names (*sigh*) and have been sported on the arms of Mira Duma and Lauren Hutton in recent years.

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The making of Nina Crocodile Handle #GabrielaHearst

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Now, the designer has partnered up with Net-A-Porter and Bergdof Goodman, enabling the public to buy the bags for the first time and we for one couldn't be more thrilled.

Seriously, the chance to own anything from one of Emma Watson's favourite fashion designers is a rare opportunity, my friends.

The collection ranges from £1,480 to £12,000 and is available in Nappa, Calf, Suede, Snake, and Croc skins.

Hearst hopes the collaboration will raise awareness to the ongoing hunger crisis and impending famine in Kenya. She has also pledged approximately £447,000 to the charity to help relief efforts.

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A press release announcing the news epxlains that the designer's generation donation will provide cash grants of around £40 per month to more than 1,0000 families in the Turkana region, in the hope the money will give them the ability to purchase life-sustaining food, livestock and clean water during the harvest drought.

'Currently, 1 in 8 children under 5 years old in parts of the region now suffers from severe acute malnutrition and is at risk of dying from drought-related hunger,' says Hearst.

🙏 @savethechildren US CEO Carolyn Miles for giving me the chance to come with you to Turkana County, Kenya.The current famine in Africa due to the devastating drought is threatening more than 20 million children and families in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and neighboring countries. In Kenya alone, 3.5 million children and families are in need of food, and in rural Turkana County, where visited, more than 60,000 children risk starving to death in a few months unless the international community rapidly increases funding to the region. Meeting the regional @SavetheChildren team in Kenya was an honor, It is evident how hard-working and dedicated they are in trying to aid families affected by this unprecedented drought. We visted#SavetheChildren supported outreach center where children are screened and treated for malnutrition and other illnesses and families are provided with water purification tablets to make their water safe to drink. The screening exercise we witnessed for malnutrition and child health was impressive from a logistical point of view, serving hundreds.Inside wooden sheds with thatched roofs that make up the outreach center, we saw acutely malnourished children receiving pouches of nutrient-rich peanut paste, which provide a daily caloric boost. The most severe cases of malnutrition were being referred to the nearest health clinic, more than an hour’s drive away. #FightFamine @globalemergencyresponse

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'We can't continue to think that starvation is a problem of past generations or our parent's global problem, this is real and happening right now in front of us. It is time to act as humane global citizens and make this aid immediately available.'

Fashion. Action. Donation.

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