No one would describe me as a maximalist. I carry a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag almost every day, which is almost the same as wearing a sandwich board instructing people to ask me about my love for minimalism. I’ve had aspirations toward maximalism in the past, though, and I still very much appreciate the variety that it brings–as much as I love a simple, perfect bag, I also want crazy, jewel-covered bags to be available.
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.
Not long ago, I wrote about how obsessed I am with the Mark Cross Grace Box Bag, so you can imagine how delighted I am to bring you this sneak peek of the brand’s Grace bags and beyond from Fall 2015.
Bag: FINDS x WXYZ Prism Shoulder Bag
Price: $1,335 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This statement-making bag is a leather pouch inside a gold-plated metal frame, and because of the inventive handle attachment, the chain strap can also be doubled over on one end to make it a north/south clutch.
When I wrote about pastel spring bags last week, you guys were pretty much in agreement–the colors are just so nice to look at, so clean and feminine. An expensive, ultra-light purchase isn’t the best avenue for everyone, though, especially if you tend to be hard on your bags or wear a lot of black.
The Givenchy Antigona is one of those bags that continues to gain popularity at a point in its life cycle when any other bag would be starting to fizzle out as consumers move on to other things, and that’s how you know it’s one of the few truly exceptional pieces out there right now.