There is no designer handbag in the world as elusive as the Hermès Birkin. The legendary French leather goods house keeps a tight lid on everything about the bag, from the best way to get one to which colors and leathers might be available in a particular size or hardware type at any given time.
It’s exceedingly rare that I peruse a fashion retailer’s new arrivals and think to myself, “Whoa, that’s a good deal.” Even when it comes to contemporary designs, bags usually look more or less as expensive as they are, and when they don’t, we try to document the fashion world’s rare good values in as much detail as possible.
It should shock no one who knows the history of Louis Vuitton that the brand’s luggage is still an enduring, functional favorite of luxury travelers (and plenty of globetrotting celebrities) the world over–after all, the company got its start by building custom travel solutions for European royals and nobility.
I love to make fun of the oft-used Real Housewives trope of structuring episodes around some sort of party that unifies the group and allows the plot to advance, but episodes that don’t lead up to that sort of conclusion do tend to feel a little bit more scattered and less dramatic.
First and foremost, let me say that I have come here this morning without any malice for the beloved Chloé Marcie Bag. Its existence has made innumerable bag shoppers happy for years (it’s been around since 2009 at least, based on our own posts about it), and although I’ve never felt personally attracted to it, the Marcie is a workhorse design with a lot going for it.
It may be blindingly hot and humid in New York City today, but in just a couple weeks, that will invariably yield to slightly cooler weather and fall wardrobes. Because of the various and sundry wonders of the Internet, you can get a head start on yours via pre-order, and tons of Fall 2016 bags just hit our favorite retailers on Friday.
The biggest sale news of the week is early access to the hotly anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but if you’re not a Nordstrom cardholder, there are still some ways you can distract yourself until the sale opens to the general public on July 22.
Nordstrom always does things a little differently, which is why it’s so beloved among shoppers. For most retailers, one of the year’s two major sale periods is just wrapping up. For Nordstrom, another major sale is just beginning: Early access to the highly anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here for Nordstrom cardholders, and it lasts through July 21!
We love sales of all kinds, but we especially love when a sale goes on even further sale. That’s what’s happening over at Shopbop right now, where everything in the Designer Boutique Sale can be had for an extra 25% off its already discounted prices, which adds up to enormous savings off premier designer goods. All you have to do is enter code DESIGNER25 at checkout, but hurry–the offer expires tomorrow, July 13.
Real Housewives is, at its core, a show about small but abject suburban horrors. Although last night’s episode was the kind of quasi-filler that the series serves up every three or four weeks to fill out the season, it was subtly packed with the kind of stuff that would drive even the most stable McMansion dweller to guzzle some white wine and start a fight at an outdoor cocktail party.