We have nearly breezed through spring, PurseForum Roundup fans, and are barreling headlong into summer. This week included a holiday of remembrance that also brought with it lots of shopping. We hope you did the former, and we know many of you did the latter. This week, we found lots of reveals throughout the PurseForum, including some gloriously luxe watches, shoes and, of course, bags.
Archives for: May 2013
Twilight actress Ashley Greene was recently spotted ducking into a nail salon in LA with a Coach Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote on her arm. Coach’s Bleeker line is actually a series of glove-tanned leather bags, briefcases, and travel accessories for dudes, but I kind of feel like they missed the mark on “manly” here. While the “heritage look” they were going for is certainly on-point, the Weekend Tote looks exactly like a giant purse, though it also seems to be very functional as a gym bag.
We’ve been obsessed with bag deals all week long (or for the last 10 days, actually – I still have fond memories of Memorial Day’s sale codes), but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to quit just yet. Since it’s Friday and all, we re-shopped all the sales we looked at earlier this week and found some exciting things. First and foremost, both Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus have added additional bags to their sale sections, which happened much quicker than it usually does.
Love her or not, Rihanna seems to be on all of our screens at all times. The singer makes waves for everything from her musical career to her personal life to her fashion sense, and we are there to follow along. While I’ve been known to jam out to a Rihanna song or two, I mostly love following what the singer is wearing; she goes from edgy to downright out-of-this-world.
When I first saw the Maiyet Sophie Shoulder Bag, I spent a couple hours turning it over in the back of my mind, trying to remember what exactly it reminded me of. There was something about the hardware, but I couldn’t exactly place why it seemed familiar. Finally, it hit me – it was like a curvier, more detailed version of the clean, modern Saint Laurent Lulu Shoulder Bag.
Do not adjust your television set. There is nothing wrong with your web browser. Your eyes do not deceive you, today’s featured bag-loving celeb is…a man. And what a man! Here’s Hugh Jackman in full-on Wolverine mode, tossing his Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall Bandouliere 55 Bag into a taxi in NYC. A hot man with a hot designer bag…ladies, don’t be alarmed if your panties suddenly burst into flames.
We’ve spent the past few days in a frenzy of markdowns, seasonal sales and coupon codes, and now that we feel like we’ve scoured every corner of the Internet for great discount handbags, we figured that it was time to take a breather and see where things stand right now. Based on the rate at which the most lust-worthy designer bags have been disappearing from the sale pages of retailers left and right, we know that someone out there, possibly several someones, is buying things, and we want to hear about it.
We talk about this from time to time, but there is perhaps nothing more difficult in handbag design than creating an attainably priced bag that looks as conspicuously expensive as the ultra-premium bags that contemporary customers lust after. Someone willing to pay $500 for a purse is likely well aware of what a $1,500 bag looks and feels like, after all, which creates an extraordinary balancing act for designers who come in at a three-figure price point.
Do you understand the Cannes Film Festival? I’m not sure that I do. On the surface, I can grok that it’s a place where films both American and international are debuted to a critical audience of industry folks, and the best ones are given awards. In actuality, it seems to be something of a festival celebrating being filthy rich and beautiful as much as its a festival celebrating film, and most of the attendees and their mega-yachts and supermodel dates would make the average one-percenter feel like a pauper.
Right now, Givenchy handbags are hotter than ever – not only have they been seen on the arms of practically every fashionable star on the planet, but the designs themselves are enough to make even the most stoic accessories lover get a little lustful. Today, we’re happy to let you know that Rue La La has a great selection of Givenchy bags at a discount, but as always, you have to hurry – these bags disappear from stores at full price, so you can image how quickly they’ll fly off the virtual shelves when marked down.