The holidays get very expensive very quickly. Not only are there gifts to buy, but there are parties (both to attend and to throw), holiday dinners, travel expenses and a whole other hosts of costs that go along with a celebration. We usually talk about extravagant shopping adventures around here, but with your budgets in mind, we’ve prepared a series of gift guides that are tiered by price.
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This weeks roundup of the Internet’s best bag deals was a little difficult to put together, to say the least. Sometimes it’s difficult because we have to search high and low to find sales that contain anything worth coveting, but this week’s problems were the exact opposite – it’s an embarrassment of riches out there. Net-a-Porter, Saks, Neiman Marcus, SSENSE, ShopBop, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s – there are huge discounts wherever you turn.
Slowly but surely Reese Witherspoon has become something of a divisive figure for celebrity watchers. Some love her prim, slightly preppy style, while others take her distaste for paparazzi and a certain drunken arrest incident that you might remember as proof that she’s a little too much like one of her most memorable characters, Tracy Flick. Either way, we think you have to admit that her collection of handbags is one of the best in Hollywood, particularly if you love a good leather day bag.
Hold on to your hats, ladies – the Net-a-Porter Fall 2013 Sale just got better! Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli and Thakoon have been added to the long list of markdowns as of this morning, and that includes some great new deals on the handbag page. Hurry, hurry – the best deals at the NAP sale always disappear quickly!
When we think Gucci, we think of fabulous Italian style, best-of-the-best exotic handbags and leather goods with a rich historical context. All of that, of course, comes with a designer price tag; quality workmanship and fine materials have their attendant costs. What you might not realize, though, is that it’s possible to put a little bit of Gucci under the tree without totally tapping out your budget.
Did you realize that after this edition of Want It Wednesday, we only have three more left until we hit 2014? Not to scare you or anything, of course, but I thought it was worth a mention, in case you had some stuff on your to-do list that you wanted to knock off before the calendar flips again. Time to get cracking on learning to cook, reading more books or getting your spending under control!
There are a few obvious bag gifts every holiday season. After all, who wouldn’t want a classic Chanel or Hermes bag, if one were an option? Beyond just the obvious choices, though, there’s a whole, wide world of potential handbag gifts out there, spread among a variety of price ranges and for nearly everyone on your list. Like we do every year, we’ve taken the liberty of finding the perfect handbag gifts for everyone in your life, which you can peruse below.
Most high-end luxury brands neglect their websites when it comes time for sale season, preferring instead to offer the best discounts and the widest array of marked-down product for in-store customers. Gucci is not one of those brands, thankfully, and the Gucci Fall 2013 sale is officially live for your viewing pleasure! The online sale includes reduced prices on over 1,300 items, including tons of great bags, so you’re going to want to check it out for yourself.
Just when your credit cards thought it was safe to come out from their hiding spot under your bed, Barneys is here to frighten them back to some dark corner of your bedroom. The Barneys Fall 2013 Designer Sale has launched, and it makes the store’s Designer Preview sale last week look absolutely paltry by comparison. The selection is huge and covers a ton of brands that are hard to find on sale, so you best shop quickly.
As much as we talk about shopping and the joys of luxury, women tend to be pretty selfless during the holidays. It often falls on us to make sure everyone’s presents are perfect, all the food is delicious and no one’s drink ever runs dry when it comes time to get together for the season. Those tasks are joyous but exhausting, and we, in conjunction with our friends at Christie’s, are here to make sure that you don’t forget to treat yourself to something fabulous before the year is out.