Salvatore Ferragamo Apollonia Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo is a brand known for its ready-to-wear and picturesque shoes (that are divinely comfortable might I add). The shoes are statement pieces that stand on their own immaculately. But the handbags from Salvatore Ferragamo are not as well known as the shoes, but they should be. While I have not loved every Ferragamo bag, I have found an ultimate drool-worthy bag from the company, one so lovely that it is officially on my want/need list. The Salvatore Ferragamo Apollonia Bag radiates this sort of subtle perfection, this simplistic look that just has me infatuated. This bag stands out and has a different look to its exotic body, seeing as it is made with black and white hardwick, which is a type of huge reticulated python that weighs in at over 200 lbs. The skin does look different, very uniform, very patterned. But for me, it flows wonderfully. And who was caught wearing this bag? None other than refined simplicity herself, Reese Witherspoon. The picture of Reese carrying this bag only sealed the deal for me, putting it on a person and showing me how beautiful it is! The bag comes from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection and is available in Ferragamo boutiques for about $3,350. You can also buy Ferragamo bags through Saks.

So what’s up this week? Who’s in? Who gets Auf’d? Now that the adorable Wesley is gone, will his boyfriend (YES! THE TRUTH!) Daniel be too sad to sew? What adorable outfit will they have Heidi in this time? Will Tim strangle Blayne for calling him ‘Timlicious?’ As always, spoilers and this week’s roundup, after the jump. (more…)

At this point, we’ve seen the Marc Jacobs Stam in many incarnations. There were the original black and petrol quilted versions, way back in 2005. We’ve had oversized quilts, silver and blue python, and, for one season, the Stam Hobo (anyone know where I can still get one of these?). I myself have the traditional black version with the original suede lining, and it’s one of my favorite bags I’ve ever had – both men and women stop me to gawk at it, even though it’s 3 years old and has been ripped off a hundred times by a hundred other brands and stores.

What we’ve yet to see, though, is a regular, leather, UNQUILTED Stam. Well, ask and we shall receive, because that’s one of the things that Jacobs has up to bat for Fall/Winter 2008, by the name of the Marc Jacobs Sunburst Stam. I’ve been waiting for it to show up online for quite a while, and Saks finally has it up for presale today for $1395 in charcoal grey (grey, people, grey!). (more…)

Richard Lambertson and John Truex have quickly become one of our favorite design teams. Their designs are flawless, meticulous, pay close attention to each detail, and are ultimately wearable. The only downfall they ever fall on is being too safe, too far away from monogramming their bags. I am not asking for a tacky monogram all over, but they should show off a bit more, let us all know that this is theirs! With their clutches the signature LT closure signals that this is Lambertson Truex without going overboard. After reviewing the Lambertson Truex Gallo, I was left in love and wanting more. And with a shipment of quite a few Lambertson Truex Bags from the resort collection, we had a selection to choose from. (more…)


Shirt found on eBay

I think I get the reference here. I really think I do. I think Maison Martin Margiela is trying to give a not-so-sly nod to those eternally unfashionable t-shirts from the late 80s and early 90s with majestically airbrushed scenes of wolves or tigers or other predatory beasts on them. Their wearers could often be found in arcades, playing Dance Dance Revolution and sipping a slurpy.

Or now, they’ve experienced a new awakening with ironic Brooklyn hipsters, who will mine second-hand stores for anything awful and too tight to wear, possibly as some sort of mating call to other hipsters. I don’t understand this logic and don’t pretend to understand it, but there it is. So.

And now, as with all stupid grassroots trends, an ‘edgy’ designer has co-opted it and decided to charge big bucks for those that want to get the trend without going to the thrift shop. For this particular piece of pop culture, the Maison Martin Margiela Airbrushed Wolf Bag has an airbrushed wolf head on the side of a while leather hobo (incidentally, the white leather hobo by itself would be something I would carry – very soft-looking and unstructured; very much my style). Words simply fail me here. There’s nothing to say about the utter stupidity of this bag (and its price tag, which is absolutely asinine for what is no more than a novelty item) that isn’t glaringly obvious just from the photo. So, have at it in the comments. Buy through eLuxury for $1,195.

I have a purple obsession. Not a small liking, an extreme loving of the color! Back in high school, as I was still trying to find my style and way in the world, I read in Cosmo magazine that girls with blue eyes and blond hair look best in purple. Now at that time, I was not much of a girly color lover. There was no pink, or frills, or glitter. I was all about the color blue, but purple really went from being my frienemie to my friend around junior year. Furthermore, purple can be in deep sultry shades that are ravishing. I read that magazine article, I started tuning into my girly side a bit, and bought a cute purple and white backpack for the new school year. Since then, my infatuation with purple has grown immensely. The color really does look amazing on me, so I try to wear it often. And one of my favorites ways to bring purple into my wardrobe is through handbags.

I adore my Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Montaigne Clutch in purple, it is my companion for many occasions. But for dress down, I would love another funky purple clutch to play around with. I found an array of great options at Shop Bop that are perfect for my casual style. Now it is time to narrow it down and pick one out! Which purple clutch would you pick? (more…)

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A few months ago Vlad and I found ourselves viewing the Michael Kors showroom. We have tons of pictures, that we really need to show you all. It was like a little slice of heaven. The showroom was a maze of room after room of runway clothing, handbags, shoes, and resort wear. It was like a never-ending joy ride.

One of the handbags that stuck out in my mind was Michael Kors Python Hinge Clutch, which immediately caught my attention as its metallic exotic python skin gleamed and the finished product was a perfect statement piece. The clutch is a foldover style with two side hinges that help open and close. I saw this bag in white, but the gold really stands out and will be able to add a nice touch to your outfit. This is one of those clutches that I imagined myself wearing from the moment I saw it, pairing it with dark jeans, a black top, and heels. The gold will give my outfit the perfect pop, the perfect stand-out accessory. At the time, I was considering it, but now it is hard to skip out on it. The clutch is marked down substantially and I am drooling! This is a GREAT deal!! Marked down from $995 to $398 via Vivre.


Juicy Couture Gossip Hobo

I’ll go ahead and say this now: I’m not great fan of Juicy Couture. I don’t like wearing sweats out of the house, making their signature track suits well nigh useless in my wardrobe, and I’m definitely not a fan of the (mercifully dying) trend of wearing messages across one’s bum, a communication tool that their creators pioneered.

It seems, though, that with changing tastes and changing markets, Juicy Couture has started to get their grown-up act together a bit. I noticed some absolutely covetable coats in last year’s fall/winter collection, and I think their line of jewelry charms is darling. I admit all this begrudgingly: their heretofore unimpressive line of sweatpants and message tees makes me really want to continue to snark about them, but I’m now willing to admit that I may have to reevaluate my opinions. (more…)

The so-called style of the Olsen’s twins has received quite a bit of press, but not always good press. The once cute-as-a-button Full House stars have transformed their looks into quite the memorable look. Very casual, very covered up, and very grandma-chic. Don’t ask me to explain it further, I just have no idea what the girls are thinking most of the time!

And when Ashley began incessantly carrying an exotic and vintage Fendi bag, the handbag lovers of the world went nuts. What is this bag they asked, where can we find it they demanded, I need it they exclaimed! I quite liked her bag, but word on the street was it truly was not in stores and was vintage and quite unattainable. So I stopped looking, as I do not eBay like the rest of the world (I know, I am out of the times).

But as some speculated, the exposure and popularity that came from Ashley carrying the bag catapulted Fendi into designing a bag to satiate the wants and needs of their customers. This is what the Fendi Vintage Leather Twins Tote has come here to do; satisfy the never ending customers who have yearned for the Olsen Fendi bag for over a year now. The problem is that this version is new but Fendi attempted to make it vintage-like. And then there is the simple leather version, not the exotic crocodile. And really, we all WANTED THE CROC! So, while Fendi did what they thought the public was asking for, and recreated the Twins Tote, they may not see it flying off the shelves. I can say that I for one am not very moved. The bag is made of smooth grained leather, finished with polished gold metal hardware, and features the same double F link attachments as the handbag Ashley sported constantly. Dimensions are 15.5″x 12″x 6″. And the price, well again, to me not even close to worth it. Also available in black, buy through eLuxury for $1630. (more…)

The Purse Blog and Devi Kroell present this month’s Purse Forum giveaway!

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Devi Kroell Small Bucket in Purple Python

What’s to win?

A wonderful Devi Kroell Python Bucket Bag in purple python, retailing for $2,390.

This handbag stood out among the rest when we were visiting the Devi Kroell showroom. After interviewing Devi Kroell we browsed the bags and my eye stuck on the Small Python Bucket Bag. The bucket shape stores many essentials while offering a casual-chic appeal. Dimensions are 11 1/2″ X 14″ (at opening).

Devi Kroell bags have been spotted on the arms of countless celebs and vary in use of a day bag to an evening bag for the red carpet. Devi Kroell has become known for her use of exotic skins; python being one of the skins she uses most.

How do I enter to win?

Simply, visit Devi Kroell’s web site and tell us which one of her bags you like the most!

Post your pick in this thread, only one entry per member. The contest runs until July 31, 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entries.

Good Luck and many thanks to Devi Kroell for sponsoring our fabulous July giveaway!

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The allure behind Rebecca Minkoff bags continues with a sneak peak at the Holiday 2008 collection. We got our hands on some exclusive goods to show you all what is to come from this young, hot designer. Pairing the success of the Morning After with the funky basketweave-like touch, the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini is ready for Holiday in a Navy Luxe Combo. You know why I love this bag? It is the supple deep navy leather paired with the stiff brighter patent leather blue. And while the patent stands out, it is not completely distracting. It is like the perfect little combination of colors that look like blue jeans with a punch. (more…)

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