It’s Friday, and Friday is exciting for two reasons: Not only do you (probably) not have to go to work tomorrow, and we spent yesterday afternoon scouring the Internet to bring you the Best Bag Deals of the Week, just like we do every week.
Archives for: August 2012
Labor day is upon us and while it’s always a bittersweet holiday, the seriously good sales ease my pain over the impending shorter days and weekends without beaches. Tory Burch’s Labor Day sale just landed in my inbox and I had to share.
Back when Anne Hathaway was cast as Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises, there was a lot of hemming and hawing over whether or not she’d be able to pull off the beloved comic book role. Inexplicably (to me, at least), people have some harsh opinions about Anne, despite the fact that she seems to be, at worst, a perfectly competent actress and a pleasant, intelligent person in interviews.
The perennial cool kids of Opening Ceremony have taken one more step into the accessories realm: just this week, they’ve launched their first in-house bag line, which feels like a long time coming. As you might expect, the bags ring up at a contemporary price point and they look like exactly the sort of thing that Opening Ceremony’s hipper-than-thou clientele wants to carry when their It Bags start to feel overexposed.
It’s rare that I come across a line of bags at Neiman Marcus that I don’t immediately recognize, but that’s what happened when I was browsing the retailer’s new fall arrivals online recently. The SW1 Podplaza Satchel, above, immediately caught my eye for its spare, confident design; it takes some nerve to design a bag that’s so aggressively minimal, because the eye doesn’t have anything by which to be conveniently distracted when evaluating the finished product.
The line between inspiration and imitation is wafer thin in the fashion industry. Any time we post something about a bag that looks like another bag, no matter whether the post is positive or negative, a whole host of people chime in to both agree and disagree in seemingly equal measures (and with plenty of enthusiasm for their points of view).