Givenchy Basketball Leather Pouch

In case you were afraid that the men’s market was going to miss out on the highly literal novelty accessories that have become so popular among female luxury consumers, I (with help from Givenchy) am here to alleviate your concerns.

The Making of A Christian Dior Handbag 8

Brand blogs can be a little dry and sales-y, but some designers and retailers do a much better job than others of offering insight, news and behind-the-scenes peeks into the fashion world. Bergdorf Goodman’s blog, 5th/58th, has long been one of the industry’s best and one of our personal favorites, but even we were blown away by the beautiful photo series that BG recently published, which details the intricate process of assembling a Christian Dior bag.

Bag Deals September 26

Somehow we’ve found ourselves near both the end of September and the end of the week, and that means it’s time for another group of bag deals. Below, check out a carefully curated selection of the best sale bags on the Internet this week.

Karl Lagerfeld Choupette Bags 2

If you’re not a cat lover, these are hard times for you. First Charlotte Olympia sold a pair of cat-embroidered flats to basically everyone in the fashion industry, then Taylor Swift started toting around her cat, Olivia Benson, on her arm.

Kirna Zabete Mansur Gavriel GiveawayWith a new season comes a new crop of handbags to sort through, and while that’s huge fun for us, it can be a little bit overwhelming when it comes time to decide where you hard-earned dollars are going to go.

Edie Parker SS15-4

During New York Fashion Week, we were lucky enough to drop by Edie Parker’s presentation to check out what the brand has coming for Spring 2015. If you’re a fan of designer Brett Heyman’s retro-modern acrylic evening bags, you’ll no doubt be a fan of what’s to come: more colors, shapes and inlaid designs.

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 Celebrity Handbags

This year, London Fashion Week got compressed down to nearly nothing and we found ourselves looking down the barrel of the Milan Fashion Week collections before we even knew what hit us. Ultimately, though, that’s okay–MFW brought out tons of fashion industry insiders, basically all of whom were carrying pretty bags at which to gawk.

Hermes-30cm-Matte-Himalayan-Nilo-Crocodile-Birkin-with-Diamond-Hardware

Not long ago, we brought you the tale of one very rare bag: the Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin above, complete with pavé diamond hardware. The bag, arguably the most sought-after in the world, was about to be sold at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, and some speculated that it might break price records.

Want It Wednesday Olive Stuffs and Things

We’re still in the foundational phase of fall wardrobe-building, and that includes finding wear-anywhere pieces in colors that aren’t neutrals, exactly, but that function as such while still providing a little bit of visual variation to an outfit. Burgundy is a great example of one such color, and today, we’re turning our attentions (and our Want It Wednesday) to olive.

Prada Spring 2015 Handbags 5

As of late, financial news for Prada hasn’t been great. According to Fashionista, the brand’s overall growth was just 1% in early 2014, which is well below what investors would generally hope for in a luxury sector that’s seen sustained expansion overall in recent seasons.