When Spring 2012′s shows were done and it had become clear that pastels were one of the biggest trends in accessories that the season had to offer, I was somewhat disappointed. Pastels just didn’t feel as exciting or vibrant as spring trends usually are, and back then, I made a mental note not to buy in when it came time to make my purchases for the season. And then I saw the Alexander Wang Donna and Brenda Bags in mint leather, and my mind changed entirely. Who would have guessed that prince of darkness Alexander Wang would bring me over to the light side? (more…)

When I posted about the Alexander Wang Fall 2012 runway bags a few days ago, some of you seemed concerned that Wang was going too grown-up and leaving his young, hip downtown girls behind, at least when it comes to accessories. I promised you then that you shouldn’t fret, and now I have proof by way of the Moda Operandi Alexander Wang Fall 2012 accessories pre-sale.

If you’re getting tired of the Rocco, Wang has a slight reboot ready in the Alexander Wang Rockie Bag. The weekenders and clutches that dominated the runway will be known as the Pelican line, and the best of the bunch is one we’re just seeing for the first time – the quilted Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel, above, which retails for just under a grand. There are also new versions of old favorites like the Emile Tote and the Marion Shoulder Bag. Check out all the bags from the presale after the jump, or get to ordering at Moda Operandi. (more…)

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As Alexander Wang’s line grows and grows, he shows fewer and fewer bags on the runway, much to my dismay. Alexander Wang Fall 2012 yielded enough accessories for us to get an impression of what we should expect come fall, but too few to really satisfy my curiosity as a Wang fangirl. I’ll be waiting impatiently for images of the full line to emerge.

Until then, it seems like we’re in for a little bit of Wang by way of Louis Vuitton, at least where the runway bags are concerned. Big, crisp duffels and smaller clutches alike sported locks and clochettes that were more reminiscent of the great French accessories houses than Alexander Wang’s particular brand of downtown cool. A more complete look would have been nice, but my interest is piqued and I’m looking forward to seeing the entirety of what Wang does with the somewhat foreign elegance of these handbags. (more…)

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I am much more of a college football fan than I am a pro-football fan, but since moving to New York City, I’ve begun embracing the Giants and will cheer them on tonight. I love Super Bowl Sundays for the commercials, food, and casual clothing. To show my support for the team I am rooting for, I gave myself a Giants manicure, and to finish off the perfect football Sunday look, I am carrying my oddly amazing Alexander Wang Football Clutch. A total novelty bag, this football shaped clutch from Alexander Wang is the perfect accessory for Superbowl Sunday.

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Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Dragon, everyone! Since our cultural knowledge of the traditions of Chinese New Year is admittedly somewhat limited, we thought that the best way we could join in on the festivities would be by highlighting the work of one very talented Chinese American designer – Alexander Wang. After all, what better way to celebrate a culture than by appreciating the contributions of its people?

Wang’s bags are likely familiar to most of you already, but he’s done something a little different for Resort and Spring 2012 – he used color. The man known for black and grey did an admirable job of brightening things up and even incorporating a print or two for the new season, and today seemed like a perfect day to feature several of our favorites. Take a look after the jump and let us know how you’re celebrating in the comments. (more…)

Alexander Wang Neoprene and Resin Rocco, $770 via Alexander Wang

Anyone who’s ever picked up an Alexander Wang Rocco Bag knows one thing for sure – IT’S HEAVY. As tempting as the bag might be for a certain subset of customers, weight is always a surefire way to dissuade a large portion of handbag lovers from considering a particular design as a viable option. It looks like Alexander Wang has heard that message loud and clear, because he’s promising that the Alexander Wang Neoprene and Resin Rocco is the lightest version of the bag yet. So how exactly did he accomplish that? (more…)

Alexander Wang Marti Convertible Backpack, $850 via ShopBop

Can I start off by telling you all that I’ve not been a big fan of the whole backpack in place of a handbag movement. It simply is not my style and even in school I always carried messenger bags (aside from the years where I took every possible book with me at all times and you could tip me over with the slightest nudge). But this morning at the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012 show, I ran into fellow blogger friend, Rachel of The Greyest Ghost, who helped change my opinion on wearing backpacks.

We were chatting after the show and both Vlad and I realized she had quite the nifty camera bag. But this wasn’t an ordinary camera bag, instead she opted to use the Alexander Wang Marti Convertible Backpack as her camera bag. (more…)

Alexander Wang Devere Shoulder Bag, $855 via Net-a-Porter

Obviously, we believe in the power of pictures. Our entire business model is based on them, and the right photo actually is worth a thousand words – or, in the case of a high-end handbag, a thousand dollars. Sometimes, though, with some bags, a picture doesn’t tell the entire story. When I finally saw the Alexander Wang Devere Shoulder Bag in person, I realized that perhaps I had judged it too harshly. When looking at it face-to-face, it turns out that I totally love it. (more…)

Images via Moda Operandi

As not only a fan of Alexander Wang but also an owner and wearer of both his clothes and accessories, I always look forward to new stuff popping up from him anywhere I might find it. When I saw the listing for the Alexander Wang Spring 2012 presale on Moda Operandi last week, I got especially excited, but now that it’s here, the handbag offerings look a tad…disappointing.

Although the sale offers a few runway shoes, the slick, sport-inspired backpacks that graced Wang’s Spring 2012 catwalk are nowhere to be seen. Instead, they’ve got a couple of new colors or materials for the brand’s old favorites, like the Rocco Duffel or Diego Bucket Bag. I do like the eelskin iPad case and Rafael Satchel, but other than that, I’ll wait to see the rest of Wang’s spring collection before buying. Check out our gallery after the jump or join Moda Operandi and get your pre-order in now. The sale ends November 14. (more…)

Photo via Vogue

I’m a big lover of Alexander Wang‘s accessories, and when the designer debuted a boxy, hefty wristlet called the Alexander Wang Jade Bag for Spring 2011, I was so stoked. I was totally going to get one. The heft, the proportion, the hardware caps on the corners – it was perfection! Except that when I finally got to play with one of these precious little darlings, the bag had one very noticeable design flaw. Now, though, all of that is fixed. Or at least it looks like it’s been taken care of in this Spring 2012 preview photo from Vogue. (more…)

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