A couple weeks ago, I read an article on Racked that noted straw baskets were all over Instagram. Even though I’m a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to that particular social network, writer …

I’m not an Hermès girl. I understand why people like Hermès, and I fully acknowledge that its bags are, on average, objectively the best in the world when it comes to major brands. They’re beautiful, …

We’re in the depths of winter weather right now in New York City, and if your skin is anything like mine, this is the time of year when it’s begging for attention the most. I’m …

If you’ve been paging through various retailers’ spring arrivals in the past couple weeks (and if you’re a PB reader, you probably have been), then you’ve probably noticed at least one thing: a lot of …

If you’ve felt recently that Givenchy‘s bag assortment was getting a bit stale, it’s probably not just you. In spite of the massive favor the brand enjoys among tastemaking celebrities and Instagram starlets, Givenchy’s last …

Raf Simons had a very particular viewpoint at Dior from the very beginning: futuristic, architectural, innovative and extremely feminine. His successor, former Valentino co-creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, has established her own very different viewpoint …

Valentino usually just releases a lookbook for its pre-fall and resort collections, but since Maria Grazia Chiuri left for Dior and her former partner, Pierpaolo Piccioli, assumed full creative control, how the brand does things …

Sale season as we know it is drawing to a close. Lots of sites are in final markdowns, which means that both prices are dropping and supplies are dwindling. Many of the bags below are …

We first took a look at actress Emma Roberts’ enviable handbag collection in 2012, which is wild for a couple of reasons. First, it’s wild that I’ve been trawling paparazzi pics to piece together handbag …

Now that we’ve made it a solid week and a half into the new year, retailers are starting to look solidly toward spring, even if I’m literally looking at snow on the ground outside my …

One of the hardest parts of building and maintaining a brand is that once public perception shifts from “this thing is great” to “this thing was great,” it’s always difficult (and sometimes impossible) to turn …

If you’ve ever looked at the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour and thought, “Ya know what? I want that, but soft,” then I have some good news for you: “that, but soft” now exists. For …

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