I don’t know what the weather is like right now for our European friends, but based on the new arrivals we found for this week’s edition of The International Edit, it should be warm and sunny over there aaaaany minute now. (Except for in Scotland. As I understand it, it is never warm and sunny there.) Today, we’ve gathered lots of spring-appropriate prints, both on bags and clothing, plus a few open-toed shoes to go along with them.
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Ralph Lauren has been making top-flight handbags for years, but the designer has always held them a bit close to his vest. You could see the Ricky and others in Lauren’s flagship boutiques and buy them online at the company’s site, but beyond that, the retail opportunities were scarce. If you’ve been looking to get your hands on one, though, you now have one more option: Neiman Marcus now carries a small (but hopefully growing) selection of the Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag online.
Even if you’re someone who hates surprises, we’re betting you’ll like this one. Today through February 14, you can get up to 75% off a huge selection of handbags, jewelry accessories and clothing at the Kate Spade Surprise Sale. Kate Spade’s cheery, bright aesthetic is perfect for spring, and at these prices, you’ll definitely want to stock up for the coming season.
As all fashion watchers know, the clothing and accessories that grace fashion week runways is generally the most experimental and forward-thinking of the full line of items that any designer will eventually offer in a particular season. It’s important to keep that in mind when you see the Alexander Wang Fall 2014 Handbags, which debuted over the weekend in a show that hilariously required a bunch of fancy fashion people to schlep to the Brooklyn Navy Yards.
Fashion Week is a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work, even though most members of the media try to make it look like one glam fete after another. There are indeed some fun parties to attend, but you’ll be going to them after more than a full day of work, and after a few days, that can wear on a person.
It’s nearly impossible to buy a $700+ Fendi Bag Bug and has been for months, so it was only a matter of time before other designers looking to get a piece of the irreverent-bag-charm pie. Up first is Brit Sophie Hulme, whose attainably priced, cleanly designed leather bags we already adore. Now we have the Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Pink Bag Charms, which are somewhat more restrained (and considerably less expensive) than their super-popular Fendi counterparts.
New York Fashion Week usually proceeds in ways that are somewhat predictable, but for Fall 2014, some important things have changed. Not only have venues and guest lists gotten a shakeup this season, but Coach Fall 2014 debuted on a runway instead of at a private event later in the season, which is something that both we and legions of Coach lovers were pretty interested to see.
Here’s a great way to set your weekend off to a good start: today and tomorrow (February 7 and 8), you can enjoy 20% off all full-price purchases with our friends at Kate Spade. All you have to do is enter code SPRINGWD20 at checkout to receive the discount. Kate Spade’s current offerings are full of the type of bright, cheery colors that’ll help your get straight out of your winter funk.
Friday has rolled around once again, and not even New York Fashion week, which we’ll be covering over much of the next week, can keep us from our weekly installment of bag deals. Now that sale season has largely concluded, we’re searching even harder to find you the best handbag steals and markdowns around the web.
The week is almost over, and we’ve got a suggestion for how you should treat yourself in this cold, dreary weather: something from ShopBop’s huge selection of new markdowns. The site’s sale now includes tons of new items up to 70% off, and much of it is exactly the kind of stuff you can wear and carry well into spring.