Japanese handbag line "An American in Paris"???

  1. On a recent trip to Tokyo I picked up this gorgeous bag. I'd never heard of this brand, An American in Paris (A.I.P.), and I was immediately impressed by the detail (whipstitching on sides and handle, antiqued gold hardware) and quality of leather (amazingly soft and light) on this particular design.

    I bought it at a department store called Estnation, very similar to Barneys (and in fact has a lot of the same merchandise, imported from the US marked up!) The SA told me the brand is designed and sold in Japan only.

    What do you think? Can anyone tell me more about this brand? Do any of you own other AIP bags? If so, please post pics :yes:
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