Since arriving at Louis Vuitton for the Fall 2014 collection, creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has overseen the creation of a handful of new handbag designs the company hopes will attract luxury shoppers who feel ambivalent about the company’s traditional monogram offerings.
Celebs were extremely busy this week, and if you don’t already feel like you’re wasting the precious remainder of summer in the office, you will after you finish reading this post. Rihanna launched a new fragrance, Kris Jenner just released her new cookbook (yes!) and everyone else was flocking to and from the VMAs or checking out exotic destinations like, uh, Toronto.
Christian Louboutin’s first foray into beauty was nail polish, which made total sense–his famous shoes adorn and accent a woman’s feet, just as nail color so often does. Louboutin’s next beauty venture, lipstick, also makes a certain amount of sense–his signature color is a vibrant red, after all, and no place in beauty is the color more beloved than on the lips.
If you think of Tory Burch bags and can only call to mind logo totes, you’ve been wrong for a while now. The brand’s runway bags, in particular, have been interesting and highly detailed for years now, and doing that at a relatively accessible price point is always worthy of note.
Of all the major European luxury houses, Christian Dior‘s status in the handbag world has arguably risen the most over the past few seasons, and that means we (and many of you) look forward to a new line from the brand more than we ever have before.
Every season, we dig around for the best values available to designer bag shoppers looking to keep their expenditures solidly in the three-figure range, and every season, it gets a little tricker. Prices are forever heading northward, and even when a brand decides to resist those market forces, it can risk compromising the quality of the materials it’s able to use.
While this is certainly a fairly diverse edition of our celeb bag round-ups, bag-wise, the big names continue to steal the show. There’s a stunning croc Fendi bag on display that costs as much as I make in many months, as well as a bevy of Hermès Birkins (per usual) and a few fun selections from more mid-range brands that might not completely devour your entire paycheck.