You know it’s a seriously dramatic episode when Kim’s divorce and baby drama alone can almost fill the full 40-45 minutes. All of the plotlines on this week’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians made me extremely tense – but these were highly emotional, nerve-hitting issues, weren’t they? I mean, gun control and Kim Kardashian’s divorce? Have you seen more headlines about anything else this year?
Here’s Sandra Bullock, being ushered out of a restaurant in London by a large entourage acting as human buffer zone between Sandra and her overzealous English fans/paparazzi. Sandra is currently in the UK promoting her new movie with Melissa McCarthy, The Heat. Her bag is the super luxe, hand-painted Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Python Bag, available for $3,595 at Net-a-Porter.
If you’ve ever walked along Canal Street, you probably have a good idea of just how big of a business fake handbags are on the black market in New York City. Even when you’re walking quickly, by yourself, with your sunglasses and headphones on (which are basically all the quick visual cues for “not a tourist, don’t bother me” in NYC), it’s hard to make it more than a few steps down that famous street without hawkers shoving price lists and stock cards in your face. Take your headphones off, and even above the roar of traffic and casual conversation, you can hear people murmuring “handbags, handbags” at every passing body. Those salespeople are out there for a reason – tourists flock to Canal to buy fake designer handbags and watches, which are illegal to sell, but not to purchase. If one New York City councilwoman gets her way, that’s about it change. Read More…
Considering the beloved menswear collections that Hedi Slimane created as the head of Dior Homme, it’s perhaps no surprise that his men’s clothes at Saint Laurent feel like they’ve found their groove more quickly than his womenswear. That’s where his experience lies, after all, and Slimane’s rock star aesthetic lends itself well to dressing cooler-than-thou dudes with narrow hips, who make up much of the premiere designer menswear audience in the first place.
If you’re a shopper outside the US (and we realize there are a lot of you) who’ve been looking on at the American sale season with a mixture of envy and annoyance over the past two weeks, your time in the sun has finally arrived: the Net-a-Porter International Sale launched this morning, which covers all of the sites non-North American markets, including Europe and Asia. Like the American sale, discounts on handbags, shoes, clothes and accessories reach up to 50% off retail, and the best stuff goes quickly. If you’ve got a credit card that’s itching for a workout (and don’t we all), head on over to shop now!
Surprise, surprise! You’re going to be happy that you’re up and at ‘em early this Monday, because the Kate Spade Surprise Sale just launched, with prices up to 75% off regular retail. The sale includes a huge selection of handbags, plus plenty of clothes, jewelry and small leather goods to keep you looking feminine, quirky and totally Kate Spade all summer long. Shop quickly, though – not only will the most covetable things disappear before you know it, but the sale only lasts through midnight tonight.
Happy Friday Roundup Readers! If you were with us last week, you know we are working our way through the list of Premier Designers and finding super reveals along the way. We wrap up our tour this week, so pack some fabulous luggage and come along! Read More…
Here’s heiress Nicky Hilton, pairing what we’re going to call a Chanel Quilted Chain Strap Bowler Bag with a casual, hi-low skirt and a top that says – yes, you’re reading that right – “LOVIN Paris.” Get it? We’re a little unsure of the exact name of this style of Chanel bag, but we welcome input from Chanel aficionados in the know.
When it was first announced that Sofia Coppola would be directing The Bling Ring, which comes out tonight in NYC (the rest of the country will have to wait a week), I nearly jumped for joy. It’s been a couple years since the original story of Alexis Neiers and her crew of celeb-robbing buddies came into the public eye, so naturally I went back and read just about every news article and story on the case I could find.
Last night’s derecho didn’t blow all of New York City off the face of the Earth, somehow, so we’re back on this Friday morning to share another week’s worth of bag deals with you guys. The Internet has been a rather deal-laden place lately, with more merchants moving to second markdowns on their summer sales seemingly every day. We’ve slogged through the pages upon pages of deals at all of our favorite online retailers, and below, we’ve distilled them down into the nine best below-retail bag buys of the week. Because nothing starts a weekend off right like a little covert online shopping at your desk.