You Know You Want It: Michelle Trachtenberg Collaborates with Botkier For Charity

01/28/2010 at 11:55 AM ET

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Beside playing Gossip Girl vixen Georgina Sparks, Michelle Trachtenberg is working on her other career as an accessory designer, first designing jewelry for Coach and now teaming up with Botkier to create a purse for non-profit Oxfam International. At a recent dinner at New York City’s Stanton Social to celebrate the bag’s launch, the star tells WWD a bit more about what it’s like being the resident bad girl on the series: “It’s a fun role to play,” Trachtenberg said. “But the fashion is what makes the show so fun. The story lines are good, but the fashion is great.” Trachtenberg’s new satchel, which already made a cameo on the show last October, comes in smoky navy leather with gunmetal hardware, contrasting black trim and braided leather handles. The bag is available for purchase now exclusively at, with 50 percent of proceeds going to Oxfam, though be forewarned: at $545, it would help to have a Gossip Girl-size clothing budget. Tell us: what do you think of Michelle’s new Botkier handbag?Emily Hsieh

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Mary on

While I personally don’t spend that much on purses, $545 isn’t unreasonable for a leather designer bag, especially if half of the money is going to charity. I think the bag is pretty nice, and I would get it if it was under $500.

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