Over our years of covering men’s bags, we’ve noticed two things. First, when most designers have a super-popular women’s bag, they modify it into a more traditionally masculine version for their menswear audience. Second, those bags generally seem like a better deal than the women’s alternative, even though they’re usually bigger and feature nearly identical finishing and hardware.
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We’re inching ever closer to the biggest shopping day of the year, and with that comes the addition of new sales and discounts every week. As we do every Friday, we’ve combed the Internet’s best sale sections for the most notable handbag markdowns, and you can find a newly expanded version of our weekly bag deals roundup below.
The number of full handbag collections that Chanel puts out ever year is insane; as soon as one lands in stores, you can be that the next is on its way, complete with a new theme and variations on some aspect of global live.
We write about very expensive things with great regularity around here, so, to a certain extent, we’re all desensitized when it comes to expensive consumer goods. It’s hard to shock us, but when we started hunting for items to include in our annual gift guide series, it became clear that retailers have really upped the ante when it comes to gifts so expensive that they make you go cross-eyed.
yoox.com occupies a very particular place in the online shopping world: the site specializes in the one that got away. Whether it’s Miu Miu runway shoes that you shouldn’t have passed up on sale last season or a Dolce & Gabbana coat that appeared in your favorite editorial of the past decade, you might be able to find it (at a discount) in the incredible designer archive that is yoox.com.
Heritage Auctions pioneered the resale of rare designer bags in the auction world, and that means that the Dallas-based auction house has the experience and client list to source not just hard-to-find bags, but also the kind of VIP-only, limited edition and special order pieces that are only ever offered to extremely dedicated and loyal customers at luxury brands’ boutiques.
Mansur Gavriel bags are already incredibly hard to get your hands on. The tales of wait lists and eBay hunts for the accessibly priced line are well known in fashion circles at this point, and now the brand has introduced something even more rare and special: four of its most-loved bags in silver saffiano leather, available only at Opening Ceremony.