Last week on our sister site TalkShoes, we discussed a pair of Lanvin men’s sneakers that will likely skew a little bit feminine for even open-minded male fashion lovers. In writing the post, it was interesting to examine all the deep-seated assumptions we have about almost every element of fashion and how they relate to perceptions of gender and sexuality.

Here’s actress Sophia Bush, one of our favorite celeb bag lovers, headed to a salon in LA, carrying both a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Gusset Tote and a Lanvin Love Pouch. You can snatch up Sophia’s oversized Target tote for the extremely reasonable price of $55 at Target, natch. (It looks like it would make a pretty decent carry-on bag, in a pinch.) You can also get her metallic Lanvin clutch for $508 at farfetch.com.

Here’s Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, carrying a Lanvin Trilogy Tote in LA. This pebbled Italian leather bag is a fabulous choice for summer – big enough for eight different pairs of sunnies, a giant bottle of sunscreen, a few beach reads, plus all your usual accessories. It’s currently available for $1125 on SSENSE – that’s half off the original retail price!

Lanvin’s bag line has already been a bit of a mystery to me. With the beloved Alber Elbaz at the helm and such a strong place within the industry, why doesn’t Lanvin do more with bags? The opportunities are endless, but the brand’s efforts have always seemed a bit limited – nice, but not as good as they could have been.

Here’s one of my top five starlets-who-can-do-no-wrong, Emma Stone, drenched almost head-to-toe in Lanvin at the LA premiere of her new flick Gangster Squad. Her garnet strapless dress and statement necklace are both Lanvin, and you’ll notice she’s carrying the Lanvin Brass Trim Box Clutch. If you’re going for an Emma-inspired evening look, check out a similar clutch from Lanvin for $2,390 at Luisa Via Roma.

It’s been a decade since Alber Elbaz joined Lanvin, and since his start the brand has taken a turn for the better. More people recognize Lanvin and consider it a brilliant collection, myself included. To celebrate his first ten years, Lanvin is launching a celebratory capsule collection. The widely recognized Happy Medium bag is a spotlight in the collection, and pictured above is one of the limited edition versions that was just released.

I stalk Net-a-Porter’s new arrivals page like a crazy person. Everyone at PurseBlog does – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, NAP unleashes upon us a lovely assortment of the best luxury goods you can find on the Internet, ranging from basics like cashmere sweaters to not-so-basics like the Lanvin Colorblock Goat Hair Doctor’s Bag, above. And the less basic something is, the more quickly it seems to disappear off of NAP’s metaphorical shelves; by the time I woke up yesterday morning, the quad-colored goat tote above had already been bought up.

Few brands evoke the level of love in the fashion community like Lanvin. Between the feminine, flattering and wearable styles to the adorable and completely obsession-worthy creative director, Alber Elbaz, whatever Lanvin sells, we want.

That said, at prices in the four figures for Lanvin ready-to-wear…it can be awfully intimidating to our bank accounts. What’s a fashion-obsessed girl to do?
Enter, THE OUTNET.

Lots of designers talk about their “woman” in abstract terms. The Marc Jacobs woman, for example, enjoys a bit of humor in her wardrobe. The Rick Owens woman wears a lot of black leather and will only date those who subscribe to a similar aesthetic. The Rebecca Minkoff woman has a Tumblr. Who’s the Lanvin woman? Well, she’s right there on the front of the Lanvin Sketches Shopping Bag, of course.

It may be sweltering right now, but ladies – Fall is coming. And with it, apple cider, pumpkin pies, cashmere sweaters and of course – the best part – fall handbags. Rue La La is all over it and the genius buyers there have our back.

Rue La La has curated a selection of designer handbags from the likes of Lanvin, Chloe and soooo many more in buttery soft leathers & jewel tones.

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