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
You know, there’s something thrilling about coming across bags that fall into the pre-order category. Now don’t get me wrong, anything that is pre-order can also make my eye twitch while simultaneously making me want to pull out my hair. Regardless of the emotional roller coaster, I always spend time looking at pre-order items.
I spent last week in Florida for what was supposed to be a last hurrah of summer; the only problems with that plan were Tropical Storm Isaac and a wicked cold I brought from New York. What was supposed to be a week of fun in the sun ended up being a week of rest inside, but that meant more time with my family and more time to shop online.
Last week, I wrote about these really cool Must Have Boxes that our friends at PopSugar put together every month. It’s such a cool concept! Each month you know you will be getting a great box filled with all sorts of amazing items, but you don’t know what they are.
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.
As much as the PurseBlog team isn’t head-over-heels in love with the Mulberry Del Rey Bag, we do love Mulberry as a whole, and we really love getting a behind-the-scenes look at how a bag is made. (We also sorta love Lana Del Rey’s album, even if we try not to admit that publicly.) (Oops.) Luckily, Mulberry has indulged us from all angles with a construction video for the brand’s Del Rey Bag, soundtracked by Lana’s song “Summertime Sadness.” Check out the video after the jump – how do you feel about this design.
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).