Three cheers for Tracy Zych handbags in Gators, Seminoles colors
And so do sisters and handbags designers Tracy and Ashley Zych. Five years ago the Ocala natives, who now live in Tampa, launched a purse collection called Tracy Zych New York. (I'm not sure why they didn't go with a more inclusive name like -- dare I say it? -- Trashley.) Celebs like Sienna Miller, Hayden Panettiere and many other Hollywood starlets are gaga for the bags.
Recently, the sisters partnered with designer Natalie Kim of Game Day Dresses to create Team Spirit handbags. The purses come in two color combinations: Gators orange/blue and Seminoles garnet/gold. All products are available in either color combo.
The Gators take on Cincinnati in the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl Classic, so now's the perfect time to load up on orange and blue merch. The Edie handbag, above, sells for $275. If you bleed garnet and gold, then consider this Silva clutch, at right, in your team's colors for $125.
The bags are definitely a splurge, but I'm told they're made of buttery soft leather with Italian gold hardware. So you can cheer on your team in style, even if you're sitting in the cheap seats.
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Photos: Tracy Zych New York.