Christian Louboutin‘s nail polish line was a hit as soon as it landed in stores, and now the brand is venturing outside of its standard colors and finishes for a few limited edition polishes. The Christian Louboutin Scarabee Collection consists of two duochrome and one multichrome polish, all in special packaging with gold tops.


Now that we’re past the midpoint in summer and pre-fall pre-orders are starting to give way to fall, it’s time to do an early stock-taking of what’s available, what’s new and what’s, most importantly, worth your attention and dollars. We’ve scoured pre-orders and lookbooks, and below, we’ve presented our findings.


Last week, we took a look around Hermès‘ website to find the weirdest stuff you could spend several hundred to several thousand dollars on; the selection was bountiful. Yesterday when we checked in with the brand’s site, I noticed something that definitely hadn’t been there last week: an option to buy one of two mystery boxes with unnamed pieces inside, the most expensive of which costs $1,875.


Buying a Mansur Gavriel bag is difficult not just because they’re highly sought-after, but also because the process is decentralized. It’s hard to buy an Hermès Birkin, but there’s no confusion or mystery around where you go and who you talk to if you want to give it a shot.

Comme des Garcons Neon Continental Wallet, $280 via Net-a-Porter

Despite our obvious fondness for leather accessories, we don’t talk much about wallets. We never have. It’s not because we lack appreciation for a good wallet, but more that they’re hidden and utilitarian, when compared to pretty much everything else we spend our time obsessing about over here.


Bag: Givenchy New Line Lizard Shoulder Bag

Price: $5,450 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Givenchy’s newest design gives the brand a position in the popular flap shoulder bag category, and it does it with a bag that looks like no one else’s.


Liv Tyler and I don’t have much in common. For example, I am not the child of rock star royalty, and I do not live in a gorgeous townhome in the West Village. What we do have in common, though, is that we both wear a lot of black, right down to our sensible New York walking shoes, and we use a bag to add a little visual interest to the whole thing.


As we noted during our look at all the saddle bags suddenly on the market for Fall 2015, the 70s trend that popped up all over the runways has indeed translated to retail. That has implications beyond just bag shape, though; it also means that the color palette for the season skews decidedly retro, most notably in the resurgence of tan leather and suede bags.


If you’ve been tuned into Louis Vuitton‘s and creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere’s various social media channels over the past week, you’ve probably seen this coming little by little, but we now have enough of the Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 ad campaign, dubbed Series 3 by the designer, to collect and evaluate the effort.

Net-a-Porter-Clearance-Extra-20-Off-Code-July-2015Just in time for the long weekend, we’ve got some excellent shopping news to give you. Net-a-Porter’s sale is now in its finale clearance, which means both that prices are up to 70% off and that a huge selection of markdowns are also eligible for an additional 20% discount.

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