Happy Friday! We wrap up this busy June week with some Coach reveals, an amazing find in the Bag Showcase subforum, a trip to the Playground and a long overdue visit to the Beauty Bar. Join us for all this and more in this week’s PurseForum Roundup!
Archives for: June 2013
I never have a problem choosing a handbag to go with my day-to-day outfits. After all, I have plenty of time to contemplate bags as much as I want, and like anyone else, I have my go-to options. When it comes to a special occasion when I’m outside of my normal routine – say, a holiday or special gathering – sometimes even I draw a blank.
One of the most stand-out collections in recent memory from Chanel is its Métiers d’Art Paris-Edimbourg Collection. The Scottish theme took center stage in everything from the clothing to bags. This collection is a personal favorite, with tweeds, plaids and metals showing through in classic Chanel fashion.
We just couldn’t get enough of the collection, and while we’ve covered it before, we decided to take another look at some of our favorite bags.
Just because sale season is winding down doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of awesome bags out there to pick up at a discount. On the contrary; lots of retailers have added to their online sales, bringing in a fresh crop of markdowns that should benefit those of us who have hedged our bets to see how low prices would go. (Personally, I bought two pairs of shoes yesterday, both for over 50% off.) This week’s roundup of bag deals brings with it designers from the likes of Gucci, Prada, Saint Laurent and Givenchy, so if you’ve got some room left in your sale budget (or even if you don’t), now’s the time to use it up.
Miuccia just gets me, man. I should just sign my entire wardrobe budget over to her, between Prada and Miu Miu. I just bought a pair of Prada shoes earlier this week (after initially going shopping to scout out a pair of Miu Mius), and now I’m scheming to making one of these Prada Mini Bags my next big purchase. There’s something about the simple, traditional lines of these bags, miniaturized for more casual carry, that makes me see stars.
Here’s Fergie toting her trusty Saint Laurent Ligne Y Tote around Santa Monica. As you can see, she is still heavily pregnant. Thankfully, she’s staying out of her signature platform pumps and trekking around town in a pair of comfy Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro sneakers. (There’s further evidence that old school high-tops are making a comeback over on TalkShoes.) You can pick up Fergie’s Saint Laurent bag at Nordstrom for $2,695.
As I told you last week, Vlad and I were honored to be part of LUISAVIAROMA’s 7th Annual Firenze4Ever Event. The event, which gathers fashion and style bloggers around the world to celebrate Italian style, is magical in a way that I can only fall short in describing. Every detail is so thought-out, each gather, dinner and activity is more amazing than the next.
In case you’re not yet familiar with CR Fashion Book, let me explain – the “CR” stands for “Carine Roitfeld,” the incredibly influential and generally brilliant former editor of French Vogue. When she left her former post, she consulted for a little while before forming a new indie magazine, which is pretty great. Also great: the magazine’s look behind the scenes at the construction of the iconic Hermes Constance Bag, which promises to be the first in a series of features on the making of iconic accessories by CR editor Shiona Turini and photographer Ulysse Fréchelin.
Since we started our The Many Bags of… series over a year ago, we’ve been making periodic mental note of the celebrities that we’d like to revisit for a second round. Some stars have simply been too bag-crazy for too long to do justice to them in one shot, and others, like supermodel and all-around perfect human being Miranda Kerr, have stepped up to the handbag plate so much in the past year that their bag choices in that time period totally eclipse whatever they had going on before that, no matter how good at was.
For a man who’s just been given a new job, the detail that former Loewe creative director Stewart Vevers went into when talking to Women’s Wear Daily about his nascent arrival at Coach and what it means for the future of the brand was pretty impressive. Vevers has clearly had some time to consider the company’s idea of its future and how his creative vision fits into it, and we’re feeling pretty excited that it may be a great match indeed.