After a week visiting my parents, I’m back in the office today and back to my weekly look at the internet’s best in bag deals. We’re inching closer toward sale season, and with that, sites’ discount pages are starting to get ever so slightly more interesting.
You don’t have to watch many episodes of Top Chef to notice that Padma Lakshmi is extremely polished. That might be an understatement: she’s almost imposingly polished. When you stack that on top of being beautiful and very smart, it’s not surprising that even the paparazzi rarely catch her looking at all ruffled.
When I first became interested in handbags, hobos were huge. I mean that both literally and figuratively; not only was the style super popular, but the most popular versions were enormous. A recent wave of hobos from The Row harkens back to those days (The Olsen twins were, of course, infamous for carrying bags big enough to live in during those years), and it has me feeling pleasantly nostalgic for the mid-2000s.
It was just last June that we reported to you about a new high in handbag resale prices: Christie’s Hong Kong had just sold a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin for a record high of $221,000. That record didn’t even make its first anniversary; earlier this week, Privé Porter announced it had broken that record with a $298,000 Birkin of its own, and it’s one that will look familiar to PurseBlog readers.
We’re currently at the peak of the full-price designer retail season, but if you’re looking to stock your spring closet and still get a little something in return, we have an excellent opportunity for you. The Barneys Purple Card Event starts today and runs through April 17, and during that time, you can get a $25 gift card toward a future purchase for every $250 you spend. For an average designer bag, that’ll put you well on your way toward a new pair of summer sandals.