Television Fans Gift Guide

My favorite thing about fashion is that people’s choices are so telling. When you understand the social language of fashion (and, by extension, of handbags), how people choose to adorn themselves is a little window into how they see themselves, just like their favorite books or college major.

Valentino VaVaVoom Leopard Shoulder Bag

We’re still in the midst of the best sale season of the year, and now that a couple sites have gone to second markdowns (including Moda Operandi and SSENSE), things are even better. Below, we’ve listed over a dozen of the most sought-after discounted bags we could find in our usual sale haunts.

Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale December 2014If you thought that we had completely left Friends & Family sale season behind in favor of season discounts, think again. Now through December 17 at the Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale, you can take 25% off almost any apparel, accessory or shoe purchase with code FRIENDS.

Beauty Gift Guide 2014

Beauty gifts are some of my favorites, both to receive and to shop for. During the holiday shopping season, beauty brands pull out all the stops and put together boxed sets that include some of their most popular products, often at a net discount to buyers.

Botkier Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Although the contemporary bag market is full to bursting with companies vying for your handbag dollars, it’s still somewhat difficult to find a well-priced bag that feels luxurious. That’s why we’ve been huge Botkier fans for so long; since the early 2000s, Monica Botkier has been turning out beautiful leather bags at attainable prices, all designed in New York City.

Hermes Crocodile Birkin Braise

In case you ever doubted the seemingly bottomless demand for Hermès Birkins, Neiman Marcus’ decision to sell the bags pre-owned on its website and the available bags’ quick disappearance from the site should tell you all you need to know. Even at a sometimes steep markup, the bags, which debuted on the site earlier this week, have already more than half sold out.

Want It Wednesday Winter Accessories

Yesterday was one of New York’s worst weather days in recent memory (and, truth be told, perhaps in my entire time living in the city), and nothing will make you more acutely aware of your winter gear’s shortcomings that howling wind and bitter cold.

Bags of Luxury Hermes ResaleHermès only sells a tiny fraction of its handbag line on the Internet, and no Birkins or Kellys at all. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to buy Hermès on the Internet, of course; it just means you have to be selective in your sourcing.

Mansur Gavriel Handbags Spring 2015 Lookbook 2

Although getting creative with lookbooks has become popular among contemporary clothing brands in recent years, handbag brands tend to stick to the traditional, head-on images of bags that we see all over online retailers. If you’re a little bored with those, we’d like to direct your toward Mansur Gavriel’s Spring 2015 handbag lookbook, which includes the brand’s signature minimalist bags alongside some animal friends.

International Gift Guide 2014

We know that many of our readers reside outside of the US, and even if you don’t, you may very well have someone on your holiday shopping list that does. Because international shipping and duties can get expensive unless you know where to shop, we went ahead and picked out some great gifts from some of our favorite online retailers outside of the US.