The whole trick of the luxury industry is to make consumers feel like they’re buying something rare when, in actuality, whatever we’re buying is almost certainly made in enormous quantities. As the industry expands, putting your hands on something unique gets harder and harder, which is why I took note of these Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Small Patchwork Exotic Bags at LUISAVIAROMA – they’re all one-of-a-kind.
When it comes to adding novelty to high-end luxury, shoe designers have found the most recent success; shoes have relatively little surface area and are far away from the natural line of sight, so they seem like less of a risk.
No matter how big your handbag budget may be, no one would turn her nose up at a free $100 toward the handbag of her choice, and that’s exactly what our friends at Forzieri are offering for the next week. Through August 10, any handbag purchase over $300 (not exactly a tough-to-hit minimum, right?) is eligible for a $100 discount; all you have to do is enter code 72E6BE at checkout.
I’ve got a Monday morning confession for you guys: I listen to too much Drake. Arguably, any Drake is “too much Drake,” but I probably listen to too much, even by lenient standards. We all have our crosses to bear. In one song that comes up often on my iPod (“Up All Night,” if you’d like to Google it and then judge me accordingly), rapper Nicki Minaj makes a guest appearance in which she speaks of giving Lil Wayne the “Louis Presidential Briefcase.” If she’s speaking of the Louis Vuitton Président Classeur Briefcase, Ms.
There’s been some noticeable crispness in the morning air lately, and now that the calendar has turned to August, we can no longer avoid the fact that fall is coming at us. While it’s too warm during the days for fall clothes, there are little ways that you can start your seasonal transition without producing any excess sweat; one of the best is with a new nail polish.
When I assembled the first edition of Nicky Hilton’s Many Bags series, it was the largest collection we had profiled to date. In the little over a year since then, it’s been eclipsed in size by a couple of other stars, but Nicky’s collection is still among my favorites because she’s so clearly One Of Us: a woman who looks to her handbags to pull our outfits together, whether she’s attending a formal event or just walking to her local bodega.
Whenever a bag from the handbag market’s highest price tier hits a certain point of critical mass, it comes time for designers at lower price points to adapt the look for their own purposes. Céline and Givenchy have been the most popular sources of this kind of “inspiration” over the past few seasons, and now the Rebecca Minkoff Love Bags have the Chanel Boy Bag in their sights.
Over the past few months, tons of people have asked me about the size difference between the uber-popular Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag and the design’s mini version, which is brand new for Fall 2014. Although I had seen the regular and mini sizes side-by-side in the brand’s showroom, I could only be so helpful; words, after all, are a bit abstract in these sorts of situations.