No matter what your budget might be, one thing is probably true: the bags on your wish list cost more than you’d really like to pay for them. Handbag prices just keep going up, and often, it feels like accessibly priced options are few and far between.
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If you’ve been eyeing a new Gucci bag for spring (and who could blame you?), the deal just got a little bit sweeter. Now through March 31, shoppers at Gucci.com can enjoy free shipping and free returns on any purchase. That makes it easy and hassle-free to check out a few bags; just send back the ones that don’t suit you.
Bag: Kate Spade New York Spring Foward Flowerpot Shoulder Bag
Price: $328 via Saks
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Friday marks the official change-over to spring, but when we saw this whisical little bag, we couldn’t help wanting to celebrate a few days early.
Paris Fashion Week is always such a pleasure. The clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty looks on display always eclipse nearly everything that came before them during the first three weeks of fashion month; there’s just something about Paris and what it brings out in the creative minds that inhabit it.
Late last week, Women’s Wear Daily reported that Reed Krakoff would suspend operations while in pursuit of new investment to keep the line afloat. While the news itself is a surprise, it’s not shocking that something was up at Krakoff’s company; it’s the third young, well-known brand in the past several months to either partially or completely shut down.
It’s been two weeks since we had a plot-centric episode of Scandal, and honestly, I needed the break. I can only take so much Fitz-Olivia intrigue before I have to sit in silence with a Diet Coke for a while to quell my irritation with Fitz’s entire existence, and it’s nice to go two weeks without the necessity of anti-murderous meditation.
Over the past few years, we’ve been witness to a shift in how Dolce & Gabbana conducts its accessories business. Slowly but surely, the emphasis has moved from mid-range crowd-pleasers like the leather Miss Sicily bag to small, precious, intricately adorned pieces that feel as much like art objects as they do bags.
Being a handbag lover requires a healthy bit of online shopping, and that means we’re just as interested in goings-on at our favorite retailers as we are our favorite brands. We considered it exceptionally good news, then, when we saw the brand new online face of Barneys New York, which launched just a few days ago.
That’s it, guys–another Paris Fashion Week is in the books. It’s always the most glamorous of the four global fashion weeks, and it always attracts the most celebrities and fashion insiders (and, of course, their best bags) of the four fashion month pitstops.