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I totally, unrepentantly love Edie Parker clutches. It’s important that you know that going forward, because if you’ve generally felt the same way in the past, you’re about to fall head over heels for the Edie Parker Fall 2014 collection that’s currently up for pre-order at Moda Operandi. The clutches are sparkling, retro-modern confections that have a sense of fun and girlishness without falling into juvenile territory, and I want every last one of them.
Considering how much drama the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have squeezed out of high school kids’ parties this season, I’ve become super curious about what all my friends’ parents were doing while we were sneaking beers at the high school graduation parties they threw for us in the back yards of their metro Atlanta McMansions. Whatever drama went on, it was in a more modest venue than the Moroccan room at Yolanda’s ex-husband’s house, that’s for sure.
I never thought myself much of an anglophile until I got into fashion. There’s something about London that brings together luxury and innovation in such a playful way that every season, I look forward to London Fashion Week more than any other, even if the names are generally newer and the brands generally smaller. British retailers are also some of my favorites to browse, which is why we’ve selected MATCHESFASHION.COM for this week’s edition of The International Edit.
After two blockbuster handbag hits with the PS1 and PS11 bags, Proenza Schouler’s accessories success has been in something of a holding pattern. That happens to many brands after an initial fit of success; learning how to turn those first instincts into stable, replicable growth requires a little bit of alchemy, at the very least. Based on the Proenza Schouler Fall 2014 handbags, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez may have hit their stride.
As you may or may not have picked up on (but probably, because you guys have two eyes and an Internet connection), New York Fashion Week ended a few days ago and we all need a rest. The long weekend helped, of course, but we’ve scoured the Internet to find the best beauty products, balms and potions for reinvigorating and rehydrating our winter-bitten skin, right down to our chapped lips.
Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and as we prepare for the Fall 2014 collections cross the Atlantic to roll through Europe for the next three weeks, it’s important to take stock of what happened in Manhattan and what it tells us about where our accessories dollars are headed in the second half of the year.
First, designers are putting their biggest emphasis ever on exotics and fur, so you should either get ready to spend $20,000 on a handbag or get ready to buy a $2,000 consolation prize.
President’s Day may not be a terribly famous American holiday, but since when has that ever stopped retailers from celebrating with a sale? We’ve been compiling a list of the sales and offers that we’ve heard about or encountered over the weekend thus far, and you can find them all below, including several very useful coupon codes, below. To shop the Internets best sales, with new offers added daily, check out PurseBlog Deals.
We know it’s almost quittin’ time this Friday afternoon, but we have one more shopping opportunity (shopportunity?) we’d like to share with you before you head home to your Valentine’s Day plans. Mark Cross Fall 2014 Handbags are currently available on pre-order at Moda Operandi, and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on one of these traditional-with-and-edge pieces. Shop quickly, though – the trunkshow ends February 17.
The day is upon us! No, not Valentine’s Day (ok, that too), but Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale day, which actually extends all the way until Monday, February 17. At this much-anticipated sale, you’ll find discounts from 25% – 60% off both items you can wear right now and pieces that will take you seamlessly into spring. Of course, the selection of handbag markdowns is pretty great – we wouldn’t be this excited otherwise.