It’s March! Happy March! Welcome to the Roundup, weekend-ready readers! It’s once again time for our customary look at this week’s happenings on the PurseForum, fashion’s liveliest destination. This week, we visited our newly-rolled out a Longchamp Subforum, took a turn around Beauty and Makeup, Prada, and a popped into a few other areas of interest. Let’s get started!
Kirsten Dunst was recently spotted getting a nosh to-go in Studio City, CA while carrying a pebbled leather “Oxblood” Coach Mini Borough Bag. She does not look ecstatic to be caught schlepping around in her gym clothes, but at least she can rest easy knowing that her handbag choice is solid. You can get Kirsten’s exact Mini Borough for $378 at Coach.
Most people think that when we go to Fashion Week, we’re mainly looking at the clothes going down the runway. In reality, Fashion Week has become just as much about what people outside of the shows wear and carry as what’s going on inside, and I love seeing all the bags on display. While there were Chanel and Celine bags galore, a different bag and brand stood out to me: the Jason Wu Daphne Bag.
This week on TalkShoes, we looked at the Chanel Fall 2014 collection – if you thought the bags were crazy, you gotta see the shoes. Also spotted at the Chanel fashion show was Rihanna, rocking a pair of Chanel sneakers from the Haute Couture collection. Also discussed on the blog was the popular espadrille trend and how we styled Tod’s slip-on sneakers two ways – nothing better then a little versatility!
I don’t think I need to reiterate the love we have for handbags here at PurseBlog, but sometimes a handbag is that much better when a nice price tag is attached. The prices in this roundup of Bag Deals won’t make you faint, but I’ll warn you, it may give you the urge to buy more than one handbag. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! On the other hand, if you are really in the mood for even more great prices, check out our Deals Page for the complete list.
Bag: M2Malletier Fabricca Leather Clutch
Price: $1,290 via Net-A-Porter
Why it’s the Bag of the Week: I’m always looking for new designers, and when I first saw the M2Malletier Clutch I was hooked. A modern take on a classic black leather clutch, this bag features a gold needle top handle that was modeled after medieval armor and took two years to perfect. It looks like Kate Hudson is a big fan, too.
Sharon Stone is FINALLY making the leap to cable TV! (Can you believe she’s avoided it for this long?) Here’s Sharon wrapping up a day of filming for TNT’s Agent X in Vancouver. Sharon is carrying a black Alexander McQueen Heroine Zip Tote, which makes perfect sense because she’s playing America’s first female Vice President – a bag called Heroine seems like an obvious choice, even though powerful women in politics sometimes catch flack for carrying expensive bags.
March has finally arrived, and while it may not be snowing anymore, it certainly doesn’t feel like spring to us. As the cold weather continues in New York, our bags remain filled with plenty of chapstick, moisturizer and scarves galore. That’s why in this week’s #PBWIMB we asked you to dig deep into the bottoms of your bags and show us what you were carrying inside.
Louis Vuitton is the biggest luxury handbag brand in the world, and there’s no job that counts more in the accessories industry than that of Louis Vuitton’s creative director. For most of my life, that was Marc Jacobs, comfortably ensconced atop the French powerhouse that he reinvigorated with his signature blend of luxury and pop-cultural wit. After the Spring 2014 show, though, Jacobs passed the reigns to Nicolas Ghesquiere, formerly of Balenciaga, and he debuted Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 in Paris on Wednesday. Read More…
Paris Fashion Week is an event like none other. We love New York, London and Milan, don’t get us wrong, but the combination of clothes and celebrities that happens in Paris will always be our favorite. This season, we found even more stars and fashion insiders carrying super-covetable bags than we did back in September, and we’ve assembled them all for your viewing pleasure. Read More…