Happy February! And Happy Friday. This week crawled for us, we hope yours was better. Friday is upon us and that means it’s time to eavesdrop on our PurseForum Family and see what has been going on this week.
Spring arrivals are flooding into stores left and right, and if you want to shop the best new bags, the Barneys Purple Card Event is a little incentive going right now to make the proposition even sweeter. Now through February 7, all US orders will receive a $25 gift card toward a future purchase for every $250 spent, no code required. That means your new spring bag could also finance a new, ultra-luxe spring fragrance.
This post is almost a continuous stream of red carpet photos, with exactly two interruptions. (Some celebs didn’t attend film premieres this week, or maybe they were still wearing great shoes while doing other stuff, but that’s allowed.) In quasi-related news, it has recently dawned on me that Lily James and Lily Collins are two different people, and the former is dating one of my celebrity boyfriends, which instantly makes her my celebrity nemesis.
The calendar might read February, but in the fashion industry, spring has sprung. Take a peek in the New Arrivals section of your favorite retailer and you’ll likely see scores of Spring 2016 pre-orders; if you tend to like seasonal embellishments and variations instead of basic black, it’s time to start making some decisions about what your wardrobe will look like in the coming months.
Yesterday, Racked writer Chavie Lieber took a deep dive into the history of a bag most of us have probably had in our closets at one time or another: the Longchamp Le Pliage Tote. If it feels like the simple, functional Le Pliage has been unfalteringly popular with everyone you know for years, you’re right: they’re everywhere, but in a very careful way.
When the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour first came out, Amanda shared that it wasn’t for her. I took a liking to it and my feelings toward the bag have only grown over time. Saint Laurent hit it big with this bag, and it’s proven to be accepted into the handbag world and given a permanent slot in the must-have bag category.