Eva Mendes was spotted on her way to a taping of The View in NYC carrying a glossy green Marni Top Flap Triple Gusset Shoulder Bag. This Marni bag boasts an accordion-like interior with three separate compartments, and a shoulder strap which you can expand with a series of snaps. You can’t have Eva’s boyfriend, but you can console yourself with her handbag, which is now available for pre-order in navy blue for $1,460 at Neiman Marcus.

Having spent many an evening binge-watching Say Yes to the Dress, you could say that I have opinions about feathers as fashion embellishments. Perhaps even more so than fur, they’re the accouterment most likely to look tacky in a hurry unless applied with the utmost care and a rigorous editor’s eye. Most designers are capable of either of those things sporadically at best, which means that usually, it’s a good idea to simply step away from the feathers.

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.

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.

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.


Fashion editor favorite, Marni is known for their smart, intellectual and recognizable pieces. We have long been fans of the brand’s accessories and know that adding a piece of Marni to our collection will be a long term love affair. The pieces are never trendy and always look fresh.

Today on MYHABIT, Marni accessories are being featured so its time to scope the offerings and act fast before the rest of the fashionistas beat you to the best finds.

So we’ve totally been pumped about MYHABIT and their genius flash sales on luxury brands – but today, they have not one but TWO amazing brands that are launching.

Tod’s, the luxury Italian label whom we L.O.V.E. for their classic shapes and super high quality construction – and fashion editor fave, Marni will be offering up sunglasses.

Usually I am ready and armed with a flash sale strategy, but I seriously cannot decide which sale to shop first, knowing that both brands are almost definitely going to move quickly.

Marni is such a capital-F Fashion Person brand that I can’t help but love it. Unlike most of Marni’s Italian compatriots, the brand’s aesthetic isn’t particularly sexy or even sleek; instead, designer Consuelo Castiglioni prefers an androgynous quirk heavy in retro-modern prints. The clothes are impeccably fashionable, but they do take some confidence to wear convincingly. Amateurs need not apply.

As with many brands, though, Marni gets at least one (and probably several) orders of magnitude more accessible when you turn to the brand’s accessories.

I hate it when designers do this to me. I rant and rave all the time about what a raw deal it is for luxury consumers when brands try to use the power of their name to sell us things like the Marni Printed Vinyl Totes. Vinyl is not a luxury material, no matter whose hands have touched it, and these totes’ leather handles don’t let them off the hook.

Frequent PurseBlog readers know how much our whole team loves Marni. The Italian brand seamlessly blends a sense of luxury with an almost artistic retro minimalism that yields some amazing pieces that other designers just aren’t brave enough to make (or aren’t creative enough to think of in the first place). When our friends at Saks Fifth Avenue told us about the World of Marni project that they’ve been working on, which launches in stores and online today, we leapt at the opportunity to give you guys the first look.

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