Around the PurseBlog offices, we spend an inordinate amount of time poring over photos of celebs and their favorite handbags, and over time, one thing has become apparent: famous people really, really love Chanel bags. Non-famous people do too, of course, but those photos are harder to come by.
[Editor’s Note: Hello! This week is our annual PurseBlog Summer Break, where our team take a couple days to rest up before the season ends and fall kicks into high gear. We’ll be running an abbreviated post schedule this week, which will feature both brand new articles and a couple fan favorites from our archives.
It wasn’t so long ago that $1,500 was a sweet spot for designer bags. In the mid-2000s, sough-after bags like the Chloé Paddington retailed for prices near that magic number, and even as recently as 2010, the Céline Luggage Tote debuted at $1,750.
Recently, Megs responded to one of our readers who was looking to choose between three options to buy her first premier designer bag, and her question got me thinking about how the accessories landscape must look for someone just beginning in 2016.
Labor Day Weekend will be here far sooner than I’d prefer (only two weeks!), but with that summer-ending cloud, there’s at least one silver lining: the advent of fall dressing, which provides opportunities to both whip out some old favorites and pick up some new pieces to flesh out your wardrobe.
At the PurseBlog offices, we’re putting the finishing touches on some new stuff before our we all get a little bit of much-needed rest next week (don’t worry, there will still be plenty of things to ready every day!), but for now, we’re here to do a different thing of great importance: look at the best designer bag discounts on the Internet this week.
Coach is America’s biggest homegrown accessories brand, not to mention arguably the world’s most important contemporary handbag brand, so we always pay attention when there’s a new Coach collection to see. That’s especially true since creative director Stuart Vevers launched Coach 1941, the company’s more fashion-forward and luxurious offshoot, and the Coach 1941 Fall 2016 collection, which just launched on Coach.com, demonstrates exactly why.
In some ways, celebrities live on a different planet than you and I, but in other ways, they’re not that different at all. Most famous people weren’t born famous (or rich), and if they became that way in adulthood, they probably still remember what it was like to be a normal.
We spend the majority of our time hear talking about handbags, but what goes in them is just as important, and thankfully, some designers put as much care into the design of their wallets and small leather goods as they do into their big-name bags.
The most interesting Real Housewives episodes have some sort of central question, and last night’s was all about the limitations of reality TV alliances. To what extent can you expect your friends and cast mates to fight your battles?
For whatever reason, I’ve been feeling a little bit of fashion fatigue for the past couple seasons, but thankfully, it seems as though the malaise is lifting; everywhere I look, Fall 2016 deliveries are full of stuff I want to have in my closet immediately.