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?
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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.
Pre-Fall 2015 shows seem like an extremely distant memory, but now that the bags are available in stores, its time to revisit them. Dior had never staged a pre-fall show in the past, but for its first one, the brand went all-out, flying the collection to Tokyo to court Japanese consumers and press attention alike.
Of all the celebrities that we’ve profiled over the years, Hilary Duff and her enormous collection have always felt the most relatable to me. Hilary’s personal style is relentlessly casual and often dotted with workout clothes, and she uses her bags to dress things up a little bit, just like lots of non-famous women.
Tiny bags may be a huge (and persistent) trend, but not all little purses are created equally. While some are simply a small receptacle for whatever you can wedge into them, others provide a level of organization that makes it easier to leave the house without one of the biggest, most important things in any woman’s purse: a wallet.