The best thing about Friday is that we get one every week. Nothing beats the anticipation of waking up on Friday morning and knowing that there are only eight hours of work standing between you and two sweet days of freedom and relaxation. To speed that process along, we’ve done what we do every Friday – scoured the Internet for discounted bags that we believe will be relevant to your interests.
As much as I love and adore the quirky retro-modern aesthetic that designer Consuelo Castiglioni has created at Marni, I don’t always love the prices the brand charges for simple, non-leather totes in graphic prints. I always have a hard time reconciling designer price tags on those types of bags, though – there’s no such think as luxury cotton canvas, no matter how much anyone will try and convince me otherwise.
After a small hiatus for my spring vacation last week, we’re back today with your weekly dose of Friday bag deals from around the Internet. If you’re in New York, as I am, you may want to salve your frustration over the fact that it’s gotten cold all over again by buying a handbag, and if that’s the case, we always suggest that you do it while said bag is on sale, if possible.
I once heard on some HGTV design show that in order to successfully incorporate an accent color into a room, the color should appear in three places. I’ve never personally tested that theory, but it seems true. When working with the decreased surface area of an outfit, on the other hand, that number can be decreased to two; a single note of color can feel random or ill-conceived, but if you can pick up that color in a second, more subtle place in your ensemble, you’re on the way to success.
For some reason, celebrities seem to love basketball above and beyond other sports. I have a theory on why that might be: Not only is the sport quite popular in both New York and Los Angeles, but the indoor, controlled environment in which the game is played allows celebs to dress up and look good because they know they’ll be photographed.
I can’t believe it’s already the end of Milan Fashion Week! Paris is underway as we speak, but before we fully commit to a new city, we’d like to take a look at some of the best pieces and trends that came out of Italy for Fall 2013. Both fur and exotics are still going strong, and you might want to look for pieces in bright red and cyan to hit stores six months from now.
Fashion insider favorite Marni is known for an intellectual take on fashion, but let’s be honest, we really just care about the attractive accessories. Today on MYHABIT, shop discount Marni handbags and save on some luxe Italian leather.
Personally, I love the ladylike bags with top handles in seasonless neutrals.
I’ve always been a big fan of Bethenny Frankel, the sometimes-controversial former star of Real Housewives of New York who parlayed her reality TV fame into a booze-for-girls brand that she sold for a reported $120 million last year. She’s funny, direct and willing to cop to most of her flaws – that’s about all I ask from someone on a reality show, personally.
Now that Spring 2013 bags are starting to show up for pre-order all over the Internet, it’s time that we started talking about the season’s biggest trends so that we can all begin the delicate process of planning our seasonal handbag purchases. (I’d be lying, though, if I didn’t admit that at least half of the time, they’re a result of spontaneous lust instead of sound budgeting and a realistic appraisal of my existing wardrobe.)
If you’ve been studying your handbag textbook, you know that spring’s huge black and white trend has been a long time coming.
Let us all take a moment to ponder the crazy-amazing Christmas that A-list infant Blue Ivy Carter just experienced (and has already forgotten). Photographers snapped celeb super parents Beyonce and Jay-Z exiting Mary Arnold Toys on the Upper East Side a few days before X-mas, where they were presumably buying some last-minute gifts for their one-year-old daughter. (What does one buy for the baby who has everything?) On Beyonce’s arm is the embossed croc and stingray Diane von Furstenberg 440 Bag, which you can snag at Shopbop for $895.