I’m always on the lookout for bags that look more expensive than they are. That can be a hard thing to pull off, with ever-rising leather prices and executive boards that expect high margin percentages, so when it happens, it makes my day. If you’re looking for a solid work bag that looks professional and sophisticated without a price tag higher than your monthly rent, look no further than the Kate Spade Alice Street Adriana Satchel. Read More…
At times, it feels like the handbag and jewelry markets are slowly converging into one. Customers who like one type of high-dollar designer accessory are likely to be interested in others, and costume jewelry designers like Dannijo, Mawi and Shourouk have taken that opportunity to expand their reach into the handbag market with lines of metal-and-rhinestone-accented clutches and bags that combine the best decorative aspects of their jewels, with generally well-received results.
Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Monica Bag
Price: $1,865 via SSENSE
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Call it the Taylor Swift Effect; we’ve been taking increased note of Dolce & Gabbana’s bags lately, and this structured, textured little purse caught our attention with its gleaming, intricate lock.
New fall arrivals are rolling in all over the globe, and that means we’ve had our eyes on some great handbags, shoes and accessories from online retailers both near and far. Whether you live outside the US or you live here and are just hoping to find a gem that might not be as readily available in America, check out our selections in this week’s International Edit. Read More…
Burgundy may be the perfect fall color; it’s rich, versatile and basically a neutral, but it’s not quite as obvious a choice as an actual neutral. Black, grey, tan, navy–burgundy looks flawless with all of them, and depending on the undertones of the particular shade, it can read as anything from a particularly warm brown to just a shade off aubergine.
Over on TalkShoes, we have a feeling your new favorite boot this fall is going to be a stud-covered moto boot! We may not know Kim Kardashian personally, but we think these Alaïa Embellished Suede Sandals may be one of her favorites. (She’s actually been seen wearing them more then once!) Since we’re talking about Kim Kardashian, we checked out the shoes she wore to the Teen Choice Awards, along with all the other attendees! We also received an exclusive invite to celebrate with London-based shoe designer Mary Alice Malone of Malone Souliers on the arrival of her shoes at Bergdorf Goodman, and we have some great photos from the event! Lastly, our day wouldn’t be complete without directing you to your weekly dose of Shoe Deals!