Houndstooth Bags

Even though tomorrow starts August, which many people think of as the last bit of summer, the fashion industry is buzzing with the upcoming trends for the fall season. New seasons mean new ideas, and while houndstooth is not new, handbag designers are integrating it into their new collections.

Chloe Alice Spring Satchel

It’s been a long time since the handbag world has had a new shape emerge. For the past several seasons, it’s mostly been wall-to-wall small crossbodies and tailored, ladylike satchels with a few popular north-south totes thrown in, and just like any predilection that’s been around for a while, those norms were bound to be challenged sooner or later.

I think most of us can agree that we could always use another pair or ten of new shoes in our wardrobe. While we cover shoes daily on TalkShoes, we don’t forget that our handbag lovers also love their shoes. Today, Rue La La started their Semi Annual Shoe Sale and you won’t want to miss it.

Louis Vuitton Heartbreaker (3)

To be perfect honest, it’s been a long time since I even felt 100% sure that Louis Vuitton was still making its brightly color Monogram Multicolore canvas. It’s a look I associate so heavily with the early 2000s, with Jessica Simpson when she was still married to Nick Lachey and toting her Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolor Speedy all over MTV on Newlyweds, and when the economy crashed and Simpson and Lachey got divorced and people mostly stopped wearing Juicy Couture sweatsuits, the majority of Vuitton customers moved back to regular monogram or on to one of the brand’s other materials.

Kourtney and Khloe

So where were we with Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Right – Kris Jenner was exacting revenge on Bruce for having golf dates with a former supermodel by getting some “closure” with her long-ago ex, “Todd.” I put his name in quotes because I remain unconvinced that he’s not just a talking blow-up doll.

Dolce & Gabbana Bulldog Tapestry and Python Bag

First, a little bit of background: the PurseBlog team is obsessed with bulldogs. We love dogs in general, of course, but we have a collective fascination with English Bulldogs that leads to us exchanging adorable pictures and videos of the scrunchy-faced little nuggets throughout the work day.

Clutches

Ladies (and gentleman too, but this only applies to the most fabulous among your ranks), I’m here to talk to you today about an issue that’s plaguing the closets of all too many women: clutch neglect. I’m not talking about formal evening bags; I think that a lot of us have a sparkly little something-or-other ferreted away, just in case.

Abingdon Laptop Bag

We tend to write mostly about expensive man bags for Man Bag Monday, which I suppose makes sense in the context of the rest of the things we tend to fawn over; the men’s luxury market is opening up in an exciting way right now, and it’s fun to explore that.

5 Bags for Olympians

I am so excited for the 2012 Olympic Games I can hardly contain my excitement. We are having an Opening Ceremony party tonight and there is a good chance I will be jumping up and down on the couch for the next few weeks watching and cheering on my favorite Olympians.

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