Over the past few years, we’ve been witness to a shift in how Dolce & Gabbana conducts its accessories business. Slowly but surely, the emphasis has moved from mid-range crowd-pleasers like the leather Miss Sicily bag to small, precious, intricately adorned pieces that feel as much like art objects as they do bags.
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Being a handbag lover requires a healthy bit of online shopping, and that means we’re just as interested in goings-on at our favorite retailers as we are our favorite brands. We considered it exceptionally good news, then, when we saw the brand new online face of Barneys New York, which launched just a few days ago.
That’s it, guys–another Paris Fashion Week is in the books. It’s always the most glamorous of the four global fashion weeks, and it always attracts the most celebrities and fashion insiders (and, of course, their best bags) of the four fashion month pitstops.
Even though it’s still chilly in the mornings (and I wiped out on some black ice on the way to work yesterday morning), there’s no denying it–spring is almost here. Even though sweaters and jackets are still going to be a part of our everyday wardrobes for the next few weeks, there’s one surefire way to bring a little bit of spring sunshine into our outfits immediately: lipstick and lipgloss.
At Louis Vuitton, handbags are king. The brand might now make full lines of ready-to-wear, outerwear, shoes, accessories and jewelry, but if the bags are selling, none of that other stuff really matters. With the new bags that debuted as part of the brand’s Fall 2015 collection this morning, that shouldn’t be a problem.
We love any kind of sale, but we get especially excited when the sale goes on sale–stacking discounts is the fastest way to big savings. Fortunately for all of us, that’s exactly what’s happening right now at Macy’s. Through March 12, you can now take 25% off almost any sale purchase of apparel, accessories, bags or shoes; looking for stuff for your home?
Although handbags are certainly central to Céline’s growth, profitability and ascension to the top of the fashion industry’s prestige market, the brand tends not to over-emphasize its bags on the runway in favor of centering clothes and a few other seasonal accessories.
Something about the light outside has changed. Even though it’s still cold in New York City, I wake up every morning and, somehow, my body just knows that we’re one day closer to spring. I’m ready for my closet to know, too; new collections are popping up all over the Internet, but I’d suggest starting with a little inspiration from the Bloomingdale’s Luxury Shoe and Handbag Lookbook.