For most brands, a distinctive, successful line of shoes or bags can be expected to remain popular for only a couple of years before it needs to be moved to the back burner in favor of what the brand hopes will be its Next Big Thing.
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.
Even if you live in a place where it’ll be hot and sticky outside for another month, there’s no denying that fall is on its way, at least in stores. Coach is the latest brand to get its autumn assortment in stock, and that means a whole bunch of new Swagger bags, plus some debut styles we think are well worth a look.
It’s hard to believe that September is starting tomorrow and that fall has already come knocking, but according to my calendar, that’s the reality of the situation. To get you ready for the new month (and the impending long weekend), we took a look back at what your fellow PurseBlog readers liked best this month.
Usually when we say a celebrity “just can’t get enough,” we’re talking about someone who really, really loves a particular bag in her collection. When I saw down to go through some photos of Reese Witherspoon, though, I noticed a different pattern–she has a particular affection for a certain shade of pink.
Bag: M2Malletier Fabricca Metallic Calf Hair Clutch
Price: $1,295 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The textures and finishes on this little clutch make it feel unique; calf hair is hardly ever done in a metallic, and the dark leather strap and gleaming metal top handle finish the look perfectly.
[Editor’s Note: We’ve reached the last day of PurseBlog Summer Break, in which our editors take some time to recharge before fall (and fashion week) begins. To sign off, let’s take a look at the bags celebrities carry to the beach, now updated with a dozen knew seaside designer bags over which to gawk.
Many of you have heard me say how much I love my Gucci Soho Disco Bag, and the bag makes frequent appearances on our Instagram as well, so it seems like it’s about time the bag gets a full review.