While we all sit under a blizzard in New York, a lot has been happening in Paris. Couture shows just started, and immediately before them, the world’s biggest menswear brands opened the Fall 2015 show season. One of the last shows on the schedule was Louis Vuitton, and under the guidance of men’s creative director Kim Jones, the brand’s iconic monogram canvas has made a comeback.
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Bag: Gap Python-Embossed Leather Tote
Price: $120 via Gap
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Sometimes we come across great bags in unexpected places, and in this case, it’s also at a great price. Gap has been slowing expanding its leather offerings, and this versatile shape in greyscaled python is hard to pass up, especially for well under $200.
While we wait for designers to begin unveiling their Fall 2015 collections next month, Spring 2015–or, as Céline calls it, Summer 2015–collections have started arriving in stores. Today, we have Céline’s full handbag lookbook, including those weird, curved runway bags.
If you’re looking to get your weekend started with a little bit of shopping, we’ve got just the thing to tempt you. YOOX is the fashion industry’s favorite piece to look for designer pieces from previous seasons at a discount, and this weekend, YOOX has marked down its sale selection yet again, with some discounts of over 70%.
Somehow, it’s almost February, and that means it’s almost time for New York Fashion Week and the debut of the first Fall 2015 collections. Pre-Fall 2015 presentations have barely wrapped up, and when we went back to survey the pre-season in advance of the NY shows, we noticed one that we skipped in all of late December’s holiday tumult–Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2015, which was shown in Tokyo.
For today’s edition of our weekly Bag Deals roundup, we ventured into a couple of sale section in which we hadn’t checked recently to see if they had anything interesting to offer. Our extra efforts were met with bags from Fendi, Gucci, Givenchy, Valentino and more, and we think you’re going to want to check out the full spectrum of sale bags below.
Getting dressed for work is something that women’s fashion magazines and websites tackle regularly, and with varying results. (Who thinks that putting a blazer over a crop top is going to fly as a good day-to-night option in most workplaces?) Because we spend most of our time thinking about a particular part of the fashion industry, though, we’d like to think that we can scope out good workwear with slightly more accurate results.
If you thought that perhaps Jeremy Scott and Moschino had found some chill in the time since we last checked in, I have some bad news for you. Moschino recently released its Pre-Fall 2015 lookbook, and the bags (and clothes) are as fiercely literal as ever.
Last Friday, we asked you to submit your burning questions about handbags, accessories and personal style, and you responded with lots of interesting queries and conundrums. We’ve picked one of our favorites of the bunch to kick off our new advice column, and it hits on a nagging insecurity that a lot of fashion lovers have–what happens when your wardrobe feels a little bit fancier than you are?