This celebrity was seen jet setting, on her way to Spain from London, when spotted with this beautiful 35cm Black Clemence Hermes Birkin. The highly coveted handbag, especially in the neutral color black in the stunning pebbled leather, is hard to come by, but not if you are this celebrity.
The shape is nothing special, but in fact, the shape of this designer handbag really pays homage to others in my opinion. Does this bag slightly resemble the Louis Vuitton Speedy to you? The Miu Miu Bowling Bag is simple enough, sporting black leather and gold hardware with double top handles. The handles would make this bag hard to put on your shoulder, unless you are far smaller than me (which is feasible, since I am 5’10). The inside is lined in canvas and there is a zip top closure. Buy this black leather handbag at Net-A-Porter for $995.
So do you think it looks like a Speedy or any other handbag?
The dreadful in between of new handbags is creating such a void in my life I feel like I’m stuck in some drab, hazzy mess (actually, come to think of it, Columbus is just that right now :neutral: ). At least the sale bags can tide us all over. A stunning little evening bag or just mini day bag, the Bottega Veneta Mini Shoulder Bag adds appeal with chain link piping on top of BV’s signature woven leather. This bag hails from the Resort 2007 collection and is already on sale. Seriously, get it. I would jump on it if I had not bought the Quarzo Clutch. The brass hardware is understated yet elegant. The bag completes itself with a top handle, hidden magnetic closure, and suede lining. Measurements are 9Â½”W X 4Â½”H X 2Â½”D. Marked down from $850 to $595 via Saks.
Black and white will always be the combination known to deliver sleek and sultry style. Clean lines, fresh concepts, and edgy style, the black and white combo has been wowing the fashion crowd since the beginning of time. The Italian brand Valextra, that you will hear much more of, touts definitive excellence in each piece and has a stunning shopping bag that shows off the black and white color combo. The Valextra Shopping Bag shows off refined white leather trimmed in black for a perfect streamlined everyday bag. The price is $900 and it can be purchased at Valextra, Italy or via Barneys New York, NYC, (212) 833-2583, and Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC, (877) 551-SAKS.
I am sure this is not really stylish or even worth playing Name that Bag, but Lindsay Lohan was spotted quite sleepy in a car the other night holding closely to her designer handbag. Granted, I have been really tired too when leaving a bar, but this could be a whole different reason just than being sleepy. I think it is time that LiLo join Paris for all 23 days in prison, they both need some help. Wonder if we can play with LiLo’s handbag collection while she is gone? Can you Name that Bag?
*Honestly though, this girl is crying out for help and is dangerous to anyone on the road*
While some parts of the world dress up more than the folk in the USA, I find the casual wear perfectly fitting for my lifestyle. Chasing a 3 year old around means I need to be able to move quick and not worry about any dirt, food, spit, etc stain. So many think that we as Americans are sloppy, but I prefer to label us business attire challenged. I keep throwing on jeans, a tee, and sandals, and my dressy bags need to stay home. I have been sporting my Gucci Horsebit Hobo, but really want a bag that has a long shoulder strap so I can wear it across my body. Funky yet fresh, the Chloe Bay Shoulder Bag is also a perfect laid-back contender. Sporting a creamy camel color with gold hardware and an adjustable shoulder strap, this Chloe Bay is a perfect version for a woman on the go. Chunky oversized zippers, a large front zip fastening pocket, and beige canvas lining, finish off this hip member of the Bay family. I really dig it. Via NAP for $1600.
Neiman Marcus is one of my favorite places to shop for overpriced designer goodies, despite not accepting my Visa card. Oh yes, I do our fair share to keep the economy flowing. And when NM has shoulder candy on sale, I need to share. Below are some of my favorites:
The Paddington craze created chaos among those searching for one and the lucky who nabbed one feeling a bit of shoulder pressure. The craze is still there, the supply is just much higher. I myself have two Paddington’s; one satchel and one tote. Chloe proves they are a receptive brand, taking in criticism and using it constructively. Love the lock but hate the weight of it? The new Chloe Small Paddington totes the typical studs and durable leather but adds a small lock to make our tendonitis minimize. The small lock is tiny but still signifies that this is still indeed a Chloe Paddington. Gold and silver metallic are still perfect for this summer, especially when adding a hint of glimmer and not an overwhelming cheap looking metallic.
Although we are on an in between season handbag low, there are still bags to be had and deals to be made. I am a laid back gal, more of a jeans and nice tee than a dress or skirt. I know how and when to dress up, but in my day to day life, I simply indulge in designer denim, a chic looking tee, and of course a designer handbag. Unlike many that own an extensive collection, I have a hard time switching bags out. I am always on the go and it is hard to keep moving things from one bag to the next. So an easy to open, large compartment, every day bag like the Anna Corinna Chain Bag is not only perfect for the gal on the go but perfect for my other laid back friends out there. This leather handbag features slight ruching at the corners, a chain link strap, a magnetic flap closure, and perfect dimensions of 13″H x 17″W x 4″D. The only con may be if you pack a lot in your bag, the chain strap will dig into your shoulder. But pack lightly, and this is such a chic option. Even better is that it is on sale via Shop Bop for $411.
After I did my shopping in Venice, Vlad felt left out. I asked what he would like and he could not figure it out. He loves his LV bag and is not the type to switch it out. So he opted for shoes. Glorious shoes. We decided he needed laid back shoes that could be dressed up. We ended up at Tod’s. For the perfect loafer, go to Tod’s. For the perfect understated handbag, go to Tod’s. A new bag to the Tod’s family is the Tod’s Treccia Bag which is the hip little sister to the Tod’s family. Adding understated yet hip gold metal hardware and detailing, the Treccia shows off a youthful flair with the hardware and grained leather mixture. The rolled handles with braid detailing also add a beautiful addition. Tod’s is your go-to brand for luxury durable leather goods and a chic young addition fits in perfectly for the younger crowd and the young at heart. Buy through eLuxury for $1490.