It’s the end of an It Bag era. Late last week, Women’s Wear Daily broke the news that after a dozen years in continuous production, Louis Vuitton would be ending its Monogram Multicolore line for good. The line was the last of the brand’s popular collaborations with artist Takashi Murakami to still be manufactured, and it’ll be gone from stores by the end of July.
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Bag: Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Satchel
Price: $595 via Shopbop
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Alexander Wang has followed in the footsteps of many brands by again shrinking an already shrunken version of one of his most popular bags, but don’t worry; you can actually fit stuff in this one.
A couple months ago, I reviewed the bags from Fendi’s Resort 2016 lookbook and noted that many of the bags were hanging from thick, wide straps that were unlike those the brand generally includes with its bag. At the end of last week, we learned why: Women’s Wear Daily reports that they’re part of the new Fendi Strap You line, and they’re sold separately.
Regular, non-seasonal Chanel flap bags in basic black can be hard enough to get your hands on, so when it comes to the one-season-only stuff (or, even worse, limited editions), who knows if you’ll ever be able to get your hands on that one special bag you fell in love with from the brand’s runway photos?
You might not be familiar with Monnier Freres, but you should be. The French site specializes in luxury accessories, and right now, we’ve got an exclusive deal from the MF team: from now through July 20, you can take an extra 15% off the site’s sale selection with code SALE15, for a total of up to $85 off.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other. Not only does the venerable department store cut prices on thousands of in-season things that will eventually go back up to full price, but it also offers a slew of beauty deals, ranging from markdowns to limited-edition palettes and sets.
Sometimes, the hardware makes all the difference. Bags themselves are constrained in shape and size by functional concerns, but creating the hardware that holds them together (and that often makes them distinct) allows designers a little bit more aesthetic freedom. On the brand new Victoria Beckham Money Clutch Shoulder Bag, that freedom was put to excellent, restrained use.
It’s good to have goals. Healthy, even. I’m not sure if that applies to shopping goals, exactly, but many of us have them nonetheless. On our PurseForum, our members have taken to calling the ultimate bags of their dreams their “Holy Grails,” or HGs for short.