As we talked about last week, summer brings with it its own set of challenges for almost every aspect of your beauty routine. I spend a lot of time outdoors when it’s warm and tend to be very demanding of my skincare, haircare and makeup, which means that over the years, I’ve found some tried-and-true summer beauty winners.
I love this point in sale season. Second markdowns have been taken, people who are satisfied with 25% or 30% off have snatched up their bags, and now the real bargain-hunting can begin. It’s a bigger challenge than earlier in the season, of course, but the reward is high if you have the fortitude to hold out this long.
For most large brands, men’s bags are something of and afterthought. If a satchel or tote design works well in the women’s line, it gets simplified, enlarged and made more neutral in order to appeal to dudes, and that’s about as far as most brands go when it comes to innovative design for their male fanbases.
It was around the time I saw Magic Mike XXL last year that I began to think we, as a society, might not be giving Jada Pinkett Smith her due. She drove home that point to me with a bravura trip through Paris Fashion Week a few months ago, and since then, I’ve taken note whenever I see her pop up in our photo service.
Resort and pre-fall shows are always harder to pin down than the spring and fall shows that take place during the global fashion week circuses, but as the in-between collections become ever more important to designers’ bottom lines, the hype around them (and the availability of photos of the collections) has increased exponentially.
The only thing better than a sale is when the sale itself goes on sale, and that’s what’s happening right now at Shopbop. The site already has a great selection at a hefty discount, but from now through June 25, shoppers can take an extra 25% off all markdowns with code 25EXTRA. Seriously, though, what are you waiting for? We know you love Shopbop.
While we’ve all been occupied with sale season (and for good reason), the new arrivals sections at our favorite retailers have been quietly filling up with brand new bags to peruse and contemplate. Many of these bags are new colors and embellishments of old favorites, but some of them are even more interesting: new structures of existing bags or brand new designs unto themselves.
Thom Browne is a small American brand that’s highly influential in the worlds of menswear and suiting, which means Browne’s is probably not the first name anyone thinks of when it comes to handbags. The brand has made a small selection of totally gorgeous, impeccably made doctor bags for years, though, and they were a largely under-the-radar pick of people in the know.