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Aztec prints are a trend of Spring/Summer 2008 and will make a place for themselves next to the floral print trend. We recently introduced you to Bird Handbags and the designer behind the bags, Liz Carey. One of the biggest hits from this line is the over sized One Night Stand clutch. While the clutch is already available in leather, ostrich, and python, Liz Carey released the Bird Handbags One Night Stand in Aztec Fabric for Spring/Summer 2008. While this bag may not meet your fancy, it is a stunning piece and perfect for the over-sized clutch trend. For those that yearn for a hippie-chic bag or a fabric print, this is a great option. Bergdorf Goodman will be carrying the Fabric One Night Stand February 1st (all of the bags are one of a kind). This fabric clutch retails for $995. Buy through Bird Handbags online. Also Lux Couture is carrying some Bird Handbags.

*Additional info*: There were a few pieces of information I was missing that I’d like to add: The bags are all embroidered by hand and have ostrich handles. The vintage fabric used on these bags originates from Guatemala. Right now some boutiques that carry the One Night Stand are Fred Segal Flair, Satine and Presse. This month Elle Accessories has featured this handbag! And the list of celebrities that love this bag include Cameron Diaz, Patricia Arquette, Lake Bell and Rosario Dawson. (more…)

Eva Longoria with Coach Python Miranda  Eva Longoria with Coach Python Miranda  Eva Longoria with Coach Python Miranda

Eva Longoria Parker is living the dream. She plays on the hit TV show Desperate Housewives, is now on the big screen, and recently married San Antonio Spur basketball player, Tony Parker. Eva is all smiles nearly every time she is photographed. After leaving a photo shoot, Eva Longoria was seen wearing a hot blue number paired with her Coach Python Miranda. As prices in handbags skyrocket and buyers continue to look for more luxurious options, design houses like Coach, who are known for their more affordable bags in the realm of the handbag world, continue to raise their prices and bring in new option. In the past couple years, Coach began to release alligator and python bags to compete with the exotic push in the luxury market. Many shoppers say they would not splurge on an exotic bag from Coach, but Eva seems to love this bag! The python version of the Coach Miranda costs $1200 while the leather costs $798 via Coach. This bag is no longer available online, so inquire through Coach stores.

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Chloe Bay Bag
Chloe Bay Bag

Chloe bags have created a large following because of their casual style and sturdy leathers. After the Chloe Paddington created a huge buzz; amassing long wait lists, high eBay prices, and exorbitant knock-offs, Chloe realized they hand landed in the handbag world. Chloe continues to produce new bags each season that wow their followers, though none other have become as large of hits as the Paddington. The Chloe Bay Bag has garnered attention as being a modern classic, attracting celebrity exposure such as Britney Spears. Net-A-Porter is now carrying both a bronze metallic and rich purple version of the larger Bay tote. The leather is heavy, yet the style is simple and classic. Buy the purple at Net A Porter for $1780 and the bronze at Net A Porter for $2185.

Balenciaga Crocodile Work Bag1 When most of us think of Balenciaga Bags, we think of the B-bag craze surrounding the leathers, colors, and celebrity following. Little do many know that Balenciaga does make exotic bags for our enjoyment. A member of our forum, Purse-Oooh, was lucky enough to snag a Balenciaga Crocodile Work Bag which sports a black crocodile body on the coveted Balenciaga Work’s style. Price is around $18,000, which is very steep but great for those that are die-hard Balenciaga fans. (more…)

fake-handbags.jpg Right off the bat I will tell you that this article may get many of you really worked up. The fact of the matter is that a writer from the Miami Herald took a trip to Chinatown while visiting NYC on a hunt for an array of fake bags for herself, family, and friends. Her writing style is witty and fun, but the message behind her article really is bothersome. Elaine Pasekoff, the author, gives a play by play of how she went about getting the fake handbags. What I find most disturbing is the blurb under the seemingly pointless “Illegal Business” titled “Homework”. The homework section entails a list of how-to’s for getting ready to buy a fake bag. The list is intense and ultimately, leads people to find better ways to support the illegal manufacturing and distributing of counterfeit handbags.

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For the rest of the week we will be moving very slowly. As our life moves from blistery cold Ohio down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida we will have limited internet access. The good news once we settle we will be able to bring you more information on new handbags, limited editions, etc (as Bal Harbour is down the street and is like 5th Avenue compacted in one beautiful mall!). So for now, enjoy our web roundup.

The Rick Owens Lilies Asymmetric Jersey Top is the perfect layer [via My Couture]

Pair a color with your skinny jeans like the Chloe Slim Fit Jeans to give a beautiful pop [via My Couture]

Attend Fashion Week in NYC VIP style [via Fab Sugar]

pauric sweeney overnight bag
Pauric Sweeney Overnight Bag

Many handbag lovers, including Lindsay Lohan, have been fans of the Pauric Sweeney Python Overnight Bag. Yes, I liked it, but I did not yearn for it. Something about it did not catch my attention and keep it for enough time for me to flip out my credit card and buy it. The metallic python was really too much, but the matte black python (as seen at Lux Couture) has really been growing on me. As I started to enjoy the Pauric Sweeney Python train, I ran into another overnight bag in leather. This one gets my vote! Typically I am not drawn to bags like the Pauric Sweeney Embossed Leather Overnight Bag, as it just seems a little bland. Simple is good, bland is not. But there is this part of me that keeps looking at this bag, and keeps liking it a little more each time. The leather features corn check embossing with silver hardware and brown adjustable leather shoulder straps. Brown is the perfect option, as black would have too much of a contrast and make the bag start to resemble a bumble bee. The inside is lined in suede and has a zip pocket. The shape is square, the bag is simple and sturdy. It is the hardware and shoulder straps that really seal the deal, giving this bag the extra oomph that it needs. Buy through Net A Porter for $1425.

Longchamp Large Tote
Longchamp Large Tote

There has been speculation that the handbag bubble will burst; meaning the pricey bags will finally hit the top and the handbag world we live in will crumble apart. While I do believe people have their limits, I think true handbag lovers will continue to buy bags. But for those that only want a handbag to tote around, that really do not care for it to be all leather, the Longchamp Large Tote is an ideal signature tote from this French brand. Their signature tote sports lightweight nylon with a leather snap flap and shoulder straps. This bag truly is the ideal everyday bag, good for rain or snow, sun or shine. Even better is the fact that you can roll this bag up for storage, it will literally take about 6 cubic inches of storage space. For me, this handbag would work perfectly to take to the gym or beach. Dimensions are 19″W x 12½”H x 7″D. Available in beige, chocolate, and deep-red; buy through Saks for $135.

rebecca minkoff summer campaign

You all will see it first: here is a sneak peak at the Rebecca Minkoff Summer 2008 Campaign!!! Rebecca thought you all would like to get a glance at what they have coming for summer. These pictures are perfect for this campaign, matching the ‘Popsicle red’ Morning After Bag with the blue skies and ice cream truck. Rebecca has also informed me that the Morning After Bag and Morning After Mini’s have mesh lining and a removable cotton liner, again, perfect for summer. Enjoy the first glance here. Click on each image for a larger picture. Special thanks to Rebecca herself for leaking these pictures to us! (more…)

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