Amanda's been handling editorial duties at PurseBlog since 2009, but that's not where her skills end. Au contraire! Amanda is also highly proficient in buying black clothing, Instagramming pictures of cocktails she's about to drink and wearing jewelry that men find off-putting.
She's an Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate (go Dawgs) who now resides in New York City. The most important thing to know about Amanda is that she started putting purple streaks in her hair long before it was trendy, thank you very much.
If you’re thinking about an exceptionally bold coat for Fall 2015, you’re going to love this Fendi collection. If you’re looking for a fabulous new bag, you might also like it, but for the first time in a spectacular several-season accessories run for the brand, it felt like the collection’s focus was elsewhere and we have a moment to catch our collective breath (and save up some money for the Fendi bags we’ve been eyeing).
Over the past six months, we’ve discussed the problems that plague Prada’s handbag business (and, therefore, its business at large) on a number of occasions. Chiefly among them are the brand’s reliance on saffiano leather, which is not really a luxury material, and the lack of diversity in its bag mix.
We feel incredibly lucky to have so many readers that drop by the site regularly to chat with us about handbags, but we realize that not everyone can spend as much time PurseBlogging as we do. (We are, after all, employed here.) For those of you who just drop by once in a while, we’re starting something new: In Case You Missed It, which is an end-of-the-month rundown of the five posts our readers found the most useful, helpful or interesting during the previous five weeks.
Anya Hindmarch is a brand that’s been around as long as I’ve been into handbags, but in the past two seasons, the British designer has rocketed to wider interest than she’s ever received before. That’s largely because of the decision to incorporate a few consumer product logos into some bags two seasons ago; earlier this week, Hindmarch gave us even more of what’s exploded the brand into the mainstream.
Whether you’ve made the mental leap to spring or you’re still firmly planted in winter, this edition of our weekly search for the Internet’s best bag deals has a little something for you. From pale pink and mind green to shearling and studs, check out the best markdowns we found at our favorite online retailers, below.
When we released our last Ultimate Bag Guide, many of you asked us to give the same treatment to the iconic Chanel Classic Flap Bag, and we thought it was an excellent suggestion. This month marks the revolutionary shoulder bag’s 60th anniversary, and somehow, it’s even more popular now than it was in 1955.
There are few sacred things in handbag design, but among them is the Hermès Birkin. When Hermès is feeling creative, the brand generally looks to the Kelly to make tweaks and create new versions–we documented nearly a dozen in our guide to Hermès bag styles, and that doesn’t include limited editions.