Zagliani is known for injecting their handbags with silicone to add a super buttery feel to the bags. This is true of their python and crocodile bags. But what would make a suede bag from this line special?

Hello, Kooba! As I’ve followed Kooba over the years, I am able to pick out on of the bags from a mile away. However, this is a bag I never would have thought of as a Kooba.

Here at Purse Blog our yearning for more supple leather almost always leads us to Bottega Veneta. We adore the understated simplicity of the designs and can not get enough of the super soft and luxurious leather.

Now here’s an interesting one. A curiosity for the eyes, some would say. It’s the Jack Rabbit The Bandit Studded Leather Crossbody Bag, and, in true Jack Rabbit style, it’s taking what we know, mixing it up, and adding on some sprinkles.

I’m underwhelmed, and I hate being underwhelmed. I’m not a huge fan of Prada‘s Fall 2009 offerings, and I’m even less of a fan of Prada Spring 2010. So much so that it kind of makes my head hurt.

I know we’ve covered the Diane Von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo ad nauseum, but it’s one of few bags that EVERYONE on the PurseBlog team can agree on loving, so we get a little excited when a new version of the bag surfaces.

Sometimes, you have to judge a bag based on the context of the brand that makes it. A bag that might be a strong effort from one brand might look like a failure from a brand that usually make gorgeous stuff and, you know, not everyone can be one of the cool kids, in high school or in handbags.

The Fendi Spring 2010 Handbags Collection is the very definition of a “mixed bag.” Har har, bag pun. I know, it was bad. I’ll stop.

Anyway, yes, the bags! Some were amazing – the new soft leather Peekaboos with wood or clear plastic handles were among my favorites, and the addition of exposed stitching, combined with the different handle textures, gives the shape a sense of style that it was missing in its more staid initial iterations.

Today, Vlad and I took a trip to Jungle Island off of Miami Beach. There we mingled with our friends; the colorful, loud, and beautiful parrots. Our friend, Sky the Macaw, was chatting with me about my Gerard Darel Midday Midnight Hobo.

Get ready to vote! I’ve been hung up on the Emanuel Ungaro Studded Leather Clutch for over a week now. Net-a-Porter is one of my favorite sites to peruse. I love all of the amazing designer bags that the site consistently has in stock.