Late last week, word broken that more than $100,000 worth of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories had been swiped from Saint Laurent’s Chicago boutique in a brazen smash-and-grab robbery in the middle of the night, and now we’ve received an interesting note from a tipster: a Saint Laurent Crocodile Sac de Jour Bag, priced at over $29,000, was among the loot missing from the store when the cops arrived.
New York is a city of rich, intense, constantly changing visuals. From the iconic architecture to the endlessly interesting people who dwell here, there’s so much to look at and take in that sometimes we don’t know where to look next. That means that sometimes we miss the incredible work of New York’s legions of talented muralists and street artists, but now that spring is in the air, we’ve teamed up with Coach to hit the streets, shoot some exclusive photos, explore the brand’s beautiful Spring 2014 collection and highlight some of our favorite public art in the city we all call home.
Karl Lagerfeld is, to put it lightly, an interesting dude. Not only does the Kaiser have a knack for the utterly luxurious (as seen at Chanel, Fendi and beyond), but he seems to have a parallel appreciation for low culture as well; his designs often feature inventive spins on the kinds of objects that regular people interact with everyday, recast as fashion pieces that are purposefully fantastical and ripe for discussion in the fashion press.
If your interest in designer handbags has sprung up any time in the past ten to 15 years, then you’ve heard the tales of “factory extras.” They’re not fakes, according to the people who would like to convince you to part with your money. No, they’d never sell you fake bags!
It wasn’t that long ago that holding any of the Kardashians up as style inspiration would have seemed a bit silly; for people who consistently wore expensive clothes, bags and shoes, the finished product just never felt all that chic. Times, they are a-changing, though, with Kim on a very controversial Vogue cover and Kendall Jenner walking a slew of prestigious runways from Marc Jacobs to Givenchy.
Tomorrow, I set off for a week in Georgia to visit my family and attend my college’s spring football scrimmage, so I’ve been thinking a lot about travel bags in lieu of, you know, actually packing a travel bag. They’re the unsung heroes of the leather goods industry – they do a lot of work, and none of it is in optimal conditions, no matter how many ads leather goods brands show us that depict beautiful Italian men loading immaculate weekenders into the back seats of vintage convertibles.
Sale season doesn’t come around all that often in high-end fashion, but a couple of times a year, we get something that’s basically as good – Friends & Family Sale season. We’re in it right now, and today, we’re happy to report that through April 7, you can get 25% off any purchase at Kate Spade, Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade with coupon code S14FFUS.
Intellectually, we all know that the world of Hermes (and, by extension, the world of Hermes customers) is not like ours. It’s easy to forget that, though, until something like the Hermes Plein Cuir Alligator Desk Set comes along, providing countless hours of workday luxury for a mere $91,600. If you have less desk space than the ability to purchase nearly $100,000 in Hermes exotics to adorn your office might imply, fret not – all of the pieces can be purchased individually, including a pencil cup that costs nearly $6,000.
The further we get into “official” spring (and the more it feels like actual spring might be here to stay), the more colorful and diverse the Internet’s sale offerings become. Today’s weekly roundup of bag deals features everything from chartreuse to salmon pink, with a few neutrals thrown into the mix for those of you who prefer something a little more subtle.