We’re still in the thick of New York Fashion Week, which, as you well know by now, is often more interesting outside the shows than inside them. Vlad is documenting the best handbag looks he sees on show attendees every day, but handbags find themselves front-and-center in lots of general street style photos, too.
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Bag: MCM Diamond Disco Bag
Price: $1,210 via Bloomingdale’s
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This shoulder bag is a little bit glam, a little bit rock-n-roll and big enough to add a lot of personality to your daytime look.
Alexander Wang has always been a designer who played up his industrial aesthetic leanings, and after a few seasons of flirtation with tech-influenced streetwear, Spring 2016 has brought the designer back to his roots for his eponymous brand’s tenth anniversary collection.
Jessica Simpson loves handbags. We’ve all known that since she made her white Louis Vuitton Multicolore Speedy famous on The Newlyweds while I was still in high school, and although she’s transitioned from singer/reality star to businesswoman in the intervening years, her accessories obsession as not budged.
Comparing an Hermès bag to that of almost any other brand isn’t fair under normal circumstances; when you do it with a contemporary design that costs less than $500, it’s the sartorial equivalent of bringing a gun to a knife fight.
We’ve reached another Friday, and even though New York Fashion Week has begun, that doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned shopping in favor of the runway. On the contrary; today, we’re starting your weekend a bit early with over a dozen beautiful discounted bags for your shopping pleasure.
When I think of fashion brands that embrace technology, Hermès isn’t the first name to come to mind, but the company seems to be looking to change that, at least in a small way. Yesterday, Apple announced that Hermès will make three special leather bands for a new series of its Apple Watch that will also have a unique, Hermès-branded interface.