Three R’s come to mind; repugnant, repulsive, revolting. This bag looks as if it were made with a cheap shower curtain that you would find at in an in-state college dorm shower. To make it stand out even worse, there is a sort of diamond pattern, tacky leather trim, and fug Zucca print bands with beaded embroidery. Of course it is unlined, to show all your private accessories to the world. Beyond overpriced for this fugly number via eLuxury for $1580.
F stands for Fendi and F stands for fugly. Seriously the house of Fendi needs a major recall ASAP. Make up any excuse in the world; you can even use my own personal excuse; you broke your arm on the slopes and had an extremely difficult time designing. I don’t care what you say, but do something about this. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Honey Spy beyond belief, it is so mushy and the color is divine and the shape is perfect for me, but this line of bags is gaggable. Even Vlad, the mainly tech man behind Purse Blog, just looked at me and said, “Oh gawd, what’s that atrocity?” Today is designated Fendi Fug Day. Enjoy!
Never a fans of Tod’s, but this clutch is gorgeous! The Tod’s Marlene Clutch is made with dark brown lizard tejus, this frame closure clutch shows sexiness and elegance at the same time. Currently retails for $1400 through Neiman Marcus.
If I were to anticipate breaking my arm, I would have bought this Louis Vuitton handbag when I saw it in LV Bal Harbour. A stunning Limited Edition handbag, the Louis Vuitton Monogram Satin AumÃ´niÃ¨re may be a bit hard to care for because of its silk satin, but manifests its beauty in the silver with gold jacquard monogram LV. The perk of silver and gold on one bag is its ease of use and ability to match any outfit for any evening. I would only use this clutch (golden brass shoulder strap can be tucked away) on special nights to preserve the silk and keep this limited edition Vuitton in great shape for seasons to come. The handle and LV badge are both made from Ayers snakeskin and there is supple lambskin lining. Dimensions are 9.5″ x 6″ x 2.8″.
Call your local LV to check if they still have this beauty in stock or try your luck via eLuxury for $1630.
GASP! I’m so smitten I can’t even think of a clever preamble for this post! This Bottega Veneta Soft Crocodile Clutch is just dreamy. I love Bottega clutches. The pillbox structure and the signature pretzel knot detail on the closure are so elegant. Not all Bottega clutches are created equal, however, and this is one of the most beautiful clutches I’ve ever seen. The crocodile! Well, first of all, it’s freakin’ croc, so it’s pretty much as luxe as you get. Second, it’s amazing croc. This croc leather doesn’t even look reptilian in that scaley vaguely creepy way some other lesser exotics do. The texture is almost tiled in a gorgeous, soft, yet natural pattern. I feel like I could touch this and it would feel as buttery as the most delicate lambskin. The color is utterly wonderful too. I can’t even put my finger on what color it is. The description doesn’t help – it’s called “ebano,” and if that’s a color, it isn’t in English. Anyway, it looks like a soft rich brown with some purple and silvery undertones. I would love to see this bag in person as I imagine it would be even more breathtaking. If you’re swooning like I am, but with a lot more cash to plunk down on an evening bag, pre-order this gem from Saks.com for $2,400. Seriously, that isn’t bad for croc!
Yves Saint Laurent has been pushing the Downtown bag like it’s the new Muse with what looks like middling results. The Downtown doesn’t speckle the pages of tabloids, and I don’t see it dangling from a fashionably clothed arm every time I venture into Hollywood. I’m actually pretty fond of the shape. It’s interesting, and I totally understand the name. The built-in slouch has a certain bustle-coolly-through-the-crowds attitude. That said, this Downtown leopard print media tote is the first incarnation of the Downtown that has really caught my eye. The leopard print is divine. Leopard has been spotting the entire span of fashion goods for a while now, but I find that a perfect leopard print is hard to come by. I love the way the spots condense in the middle of the bag and spread out towards the sides. I love that no two spots are identical. The very leopard print looks organic, even though I know it’s just printed on calfskin. The white accents are also nice, and I appreciate the understated hardware on this outspoken bag. Will you carry this one Downtown? Pre-order from Neiman Marcus for $2,195.00 for delivery in April.
This bag is downright hilarious. It is completely impractical in my life, but can not be touted a fug bag because it is just too funny. I prefer big dogs over little dogs, but if my pup were sporting some bad-to-the-bone aviators, I’d take him if he were little. Anya Hindmarch shows her creative, funky, borderline weird style with the Russo Canvas Tote Bag. You can not tell me that you do not look at this bag and laugh. But like the class clown, this bag can not be taken seriously. A sturdy canvas build houses a chihuahua print on a 14 by 13 by 4 inch body, through Saks Fifth for just under $400.
Too much, too fast is the theme of our ski vacation. If you could all see me now. Picture this: A fashionable gal wearing my boyfriends shirt because it is all that will fit overly my arm somewhat comfortably with my right arm (my writing arm of course) snuggled close to my body in a sling and wrist brace waiting to be checked by my ortho. Ah yes, I am that first time snowboarder who breaks her arm on her first run ever. So I come to you all a bit pissed, major bummed, and left handed typing from my vacation; you envy me, don’t you. My reaction to this atrocious bag may be somewhat cynical, but now you can understand why.
We all know only a select percentage of women can pull off red lipstick, and the same goes for red bags. So attempting to pull off this racy color in a larger bag is a bit more complicated and adding ridiculous amounts of braiding and pockets makes my eyes hurt. Really Valentino? You found it necessary when designing the Valentino Braided Handle Shoulder Bag to fug out this bag with gaudy braiding thrown all over the place, tacky black stitching that is borderline trashy, and flaps and pockets that make this handbag look like a bloody mess. Don’t get me wrong, I love red bags and truly think they can be so classy (love my rouge Paddy), but all the ‘extra perks’ flung on this bag make it so fugly my eyes cringe. Do you notice the cow tongue used as a flap closure? Come on, give us something better than this. The only purpose this bag would play in my life is if it were there to catch my fall on the slopes of Jackson Hole.
Yep, every time I travel I miss a flight, have a delay, or circle the airport for at least an hour. Today, Vlad, our friend Tim, and I did all three. But after making it to Salt Lake City, we finally hopped on our mini-commuter and made it to Idaho Falls, Idaho. And tomorrow, when the temperature barely breaks 5 degrees, we are off to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to hit the slopes. We will take pictures to share with you all- hopefully fashion related, and continue to blog from our various destinations! Hope you all had a great Friday! :-D
Recognize her? No? Look a little closer. Isn’t there something just a teeny bit familiar? That boxy shape, those front pockets…ah, you get it now. Yes, our girl Roxanne has gone punk. I almost said goth, but those studs are definitely punk rock. What happened to her, you ask? Well, Ms. Mulberry here has been hanging out with Giles Deacon, who decided to give her a little makeover. He got his hands on some of her friends too, and come springtime, there will be a whole gaggle of Giles-influenced Mulberry girls. Now, do we like Roxy’s new look? Let’s see. The initial shock is none too pleasant, I suppose. Is that patent leather the Mulberry Roxanne by Giles is wearing all over her body? And studs placed right on the nipples? And gold AND silver hardware? Why this is madness, I say, what were her parents doing? But then the shock dies down. Okay, she certainly isn’t her old self and this look is anything but classic – but it’s a phase! Can’t she go through a rebellious phase? It’s even a little refreshing to see her dressed up like this, even a little…cute. This Roxanne can play with a whole new crowd of girls, a crowd that will be almost entirely distinct from the crowd she used to play with. But maybe some of her old friends will stay royal. After all, blue jeans and a simple tee don’t clash with her new style at all. Sure she’s over the top, but let the girl have some fun! Pre-order her to take for a spin at Luisaviaroma for 1150 Euros. She may not be your BFF, but hanging out with her will make you feel dangerous – and for us four-figure-purse-toting gals, that feeling sure is fun
Eye candy, fresh from the boutiques’ spring bag showcases, straight to the Purse Blog’s main page. Woven croc Nancy Gonzales with canvas, a simple, yet chic blue denim colored Prada shoulder bag and last, but not least, a very likable white Ferragamo! White’s the winner this coming season, I predict this creation will do very well for the retailers.
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