We are living in a golden age of things to hang from your handbag. Bag charms have been reasonably well-liked since back in the day of the ultra-collectable Prada robots, but it’s the Fendi Bag Bugs that have really rocketed the accessory-on-accessory look to its current popularity. With Fendi selling fur puff charms hand over fist, more and more companies have entered the market in the past year, to mostly adorable effect. (more…)
Hermès has been in the news this week for reasons other than the handbags to which we generally pay attention, and that’s had me thinking about the full world of uncompromising luxury that the company has created for itself. You can get an Hermès spin on practically anything from desk organizers to animal sculpture, and for the next 12 days, you can get Hermès jewelry and timepieces at Moda Operandi.
This edited selection of accessories comes to Moda via Portero, a destination for pre-owned and vintage luxury goods that aren’t often available for sale online. It includes watches both masculine and feminine, as well as some gorgeous jewelry that would make perfect everyday pieces. Check out our favorites below or shop the whole selection via Moda Operandi through August 11.
Moschino’s quirky items may leave you feeling annoyed or intrigued, depending on your taste, and the wackiest items typically attract the most polarizing opinions. While buying one of the brand’s bags is much more of a commitment, I’m pretty much in love with the many crazy iPhone cases that Moschino makes as a more attainable alternative.
Many of you have seen the teddy bear cases, which comes in a ton of colors, but there’s also so much more. From a cow that’s seemingly taken a tumble, to a Prince Charming frog, to the much-hyped McDonald’s fries box, you must check out some of the best iPhone cases Moschino has on the market right now.
Just like last season, Fendi Bag Bugs are super-covetable and genuinely hard to find in a way that few things in the accessories world are right now. They sell out so quickly in stores that I’ve never actually seen one in person for sale, and when you search the term “Fendi” on Bergdorf Goodman’s website, it’s likely no coincidence that they’re the first thing that pops up to represent the entire brand. The good news: that means you can pre-order one right this very minute.
Bergdorfs currently has six bag bugs on offer at three price points; two faceless bicolor fur pom-pom charms at $350 each, two leather-faced mini bugs (which still appear quite large) at $450 apiece and two deluxe, crystal-eyed purse monsters, complete with fluffy contrasting eyebrows, for a whopping $800 each. Check out all the styles below, and if you’ve wanted to get your hands on one, we definitely suggest pre-ordering.
We talk about a woman’s main accessory, the handbag, all the time, but I feel like we leave out the smaller accessories sometimes. That ranges from the pouches you carry in your bag to the key fob you use to organize your keys. The key fob, in particular, is an important accessory; keeping your keys accessible and functional is incredibly important, and there are plenty of options out there to spruce them up in the process.
Vlad and I both have great key fobs; mine is from Tod’s, while his is from Louis Vuitton. They’ve been beaten up over the past few years, and I’m ready for something new, so I rounded up 12 key fobs I love right now to share with you. It might be time for spring cleaning when it comes to your key ring.
Over the weekend, the PurseBlog team was scattered around the country – I was in Atlanta, Megs and Vlad were in Ft. Lauderdale, Bea was at Coachella and both Katherine and Shannon were holding down the fort in NYC. Somehow, even in our disparate locations, we all got to enjoy some gloriously sunny, warm weather that only served to remind us that we should probably stock up on some sunglasses for the coming season. As a result, that’s the focus of this week’s Want It Wednesday. (more…)
Technically, this may not be a Perfect Pair, but I just couldn’t help myself. I was in the accessories zone. Sometimes all it takes is one accessory to ignite the perfect look, and that’s exactly what sparked this ensemble. For me, it all started with the Joelle Hawkens by Treesje Hunt Satchel, and the rest was history.
With its zipper edging and front detailing, this Joelle Hawkens satchel has a laid back, downtown feel that’s compelling. The size of this bag is practical and functional, and the tassel detailing is on-trend but not overwhelming. Its great price point and edgy allure makes this a promising everyday bag. To stay with this edgy vibe, I looked to no other then Alexander Wang. These calfskin booties add polish to this look while still keeping with the initial downtown-cool feel. For a finishing touch, I chose a Dannijo necklace that blends perfectly with the rest of this ensemble but elevates it a bit. I’m a girl who loves her jewels, so I had to add this hint of sparkle.
Joelle Hawkens by Treesje Hunt Satchel
$338 via Bloomingdale’s
Alexander Wang Natasha Stretch-Front Calfskin Bootie
$650 via Bergdorf Goodman
Dannijo Izzie Necklace
$795 via ShopBop
We’ve once again reached midweek, and that means it’s time for another round of Want It Wednesday. This week, the members of the PurseBlog team have carefully cataloged our most-wanted accessories, but here’s the catch: we excluded handbags. There are so many other little details that go into a look that we don’t get to talk about all that often around here, so from caps to kaftans, we’re doing it today. (more…)
It’s nearly impossible to buy a $700+ Fendi Bag Bug and has been for months, so it was only a matter of time before other designers looking to get a piece of the irreverent-bag-charm pie. Up first is Brit Sophie Hulme, whose attainably priced, cleanly designed leather bags we already adore. Now we have the Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Pink Bag Charms, which are somewhat more restrained (and considerably less expensive) than their super-popular Fendi counterparts.
The most obvious difference between these bag monsters and the originals, of course, is that these are much, much smaller. Fendi’s fuzzy charms are so large that it’d be difficult to use one as a keychain; they’re very much meant to live on the outside of a bag at all times. These little buggies, on the other hand, are proportional to what you’d expect for a keychain, and they feature a chain long enough that your new friend will dangle below your house keys, in full view. If you like Fendi’s idea but want to spend a lot less money or would prefer a keychain, these are the way to go.
Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm
$130 via MATCHESFASHION
Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm
$130 via MATCHESFASHION
By now, you’re all well-acquainted with Fendi Bag Bugs, Buggies or Monsters (the name seems to vary depending on the retailer, time of day and direction of the wind), and even if you’re not interested in the $700+ handbag charms, you’ve probably noticed that they tend to move pretty quickly for something that lacks legs and is also otherwise inanimate. Shoppers snap up these little darlings as quickly as Fendi can make them, and the only reliable way to get your hands on one is to pre-order.
Neiman Marcus recently opened up online pre-orders for three spring styles of the Bag Bug, and as far as we can tell from the other retailers we checked, it’s the only place to secure one at the moment. Check them out below for price and pre-order information; the new Bugs are expected to arrive by late April.