A very funny friend of mine once referred to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a “self-esteem serial killer,” and although I’ve never been the type to proactively hold myself to the beauty standards of those who are beautiful for a living, I have to admit that she kind of had a point.
Bags and shoes occupy a unique spot in the fashion world because of their need for practicality. They’re where fashion literally meets function; in order to make a hit handbag, shoppers not only have to like what they see, but they have to like how they feel when they use the bag, and there are only so many structural variations the consumer market is willing to consider.
As we creep ever-closer to the true Designer Sale Season (end of May!), some sites are starting to throw us a bone or two, discount-wise. That includes a host of new markdowns at retailers that specialize in contemporary fashion, which means some choice picks from brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch and Alexander Wang.
We’re all a little prone toward procrastination, so we’re not here to admonish you for not ordering a Mother’s Day present yet. Instead, we’re here to give you a great way to solve that problem: 25% off Coach purchases! Now through May 8, all you have to do to get the discount is enter MOM2016 at checkout. If you use it on yourself instead of mom, we won’t judge you.
As we have been all week, we’re celebrating the arrival of Mother’s Day this Sunday with a look at the intersection of moms and their beloved handbags. For the past two years, we’ve taken a deep dive into celebrity moms and the bags they use while spending time with their families, and today, we’re here to do exactly that again.
By and large, the looks at Monday night’s tech-themed 2016 Met Gala were a little bit boring (the world has now been emptied of silver sequins and beads because they were all on the Upper East Side last night), but there was one very bright spot (for us, anyway): tons of celebrities carried interesting clutches.
We know you have visions of pool parties and summer fun in your head just like we do, but you may not have your wardrobe for those activities worked out just yet. If that’s the case, you should definitely take advantage of the just-launched Shopbop Surprise Sale. Now through May 5, you can take up to 40% off a huge selection of in-season ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories and shoes, and based on what we’ve seen of the sale, you’d be wise to do so.
We’ve been anticipating the retail arrival of former Céline accessories director Johnny Coca’s first bags as the creative director at Mulberry since he was hired, and their day has finally come. A selection of the bags are available for purchase on Mulberry’s website now, and fans of the brand will probably be relieved to know that their prices are in line with the old incarnation of Mulberry with which everyone fell in love.