As we mentioned last week, sale season is drawing to a shut, and that makes compiling our weekly listings of bag deals a little bit tricker. We’re undaunted, though, and we have 15 beautiful bags, all at discount prices, to prove it.
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Finding information on Hermès bags is not easy, and that’s by design; keeping its bags mostly shrouded in mystery helps the brand maintain the sense of exclusivity and scarcity that makes them the most coveted–and most expensive–accessories in the world. The Hermès website features only a tiny fraction of the brand’s full lineup available for purchase, and if you want more information than what it provides, you better get very familiar with our PurseForum or spend a lot of time trying to sift through conflicting information on the Internet at large.
Last Sunday’s Golden Globes were just the beginning of Hollywood’s awards season, and they left us feeling inspired to take a second look at the world of tiny, sparkly evening bags that online retailers have to offer. The market for clutches has expanded by leaps and bounds over the past few years, with indie brands like Edie Parker, Rauwolf and Lee Savage shaking up the tried-and-true lineup of Roger Vivier and Judith Leiber bags that usually show up at awards shows.
Nicolas Ghesquiere wasted no time in putting his own stamp on the iconic codes of Louis Vuitton, and the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 collection is the latest continuation in his reimagining of the monograms and materials that we all know and (maybe) love.
It’s somewhat rare that brands discontinue popular bags from their popular collections, but we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about the potential end of the Chanel Grand Shopping Tote–it might be a thing of the past in the near future.
The 2015 Golden Globes took place last night, and that means that awards season has officially begun. As we do every year, we’ll be scoping out all the best handbags from the industry’s fanciest red carpets. Although our photo service was inexplicably light on pictures from last night’s main red carpet, we scoured both those photos and those from the after-parties to bring you over a dozen celebrity bag choices from Sunday’s festivities.
Last week, I spoke with Chavie Lieber of Racked about Prada’s current profit woes, much of which are tied to the recent underperformance of the leather goods that make up roughly 40% of Prada’s business. Lieber also talked to PB contributor Pattie Rechtman, luxury shoppers and industry analysts, and we all more or less agreed: Prada needs to do something about its handbag offerings.
Bag: Bottega Veneta Nappa and Leather Intrecciato Tote
Price: $4,400 via LUISAVIAROMA
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Bottega Veneta usually sticks with the classics, but the irregular stripes and gentle shading at the edges of the flat blush panels give this functional tote a ton of texture and visual depth.
Sale season is winding to a close, but that simply means we’re redoubling our efforts to bring you the Internet’s best bag deals on a weekly basis. Today, we’ve found great pieces from brands like Valentino, Givenchy and Fendi, which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are still great deals to be had for those willing to put in the work.