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.

Intermix Flash Sale

When one of these comes around, everyone in the PurseBlog offices gets excited; this morning is no different. Today (September 24) and today only, you can get 40% off a huge selection of in-season clothing, bags, shoes and accessories at the latest Intermix Flash Sale.

Moschino Medium Biker Shoulder Bag

As any of us could have easily predicted, Jeremy Scott did not follow up his McDonald’s-inspired debut collection at Moschino with Jil Sander-style minimalism. Instead, Scott doubled down on his love of crass consumerism, churning out a collection of Barbie-inspired clothes and accessories in shades of bubblegum that Katy Perry is probably trying to wriggle into as we speak, and you can shop some of the bags right now.

Best Bags Under 600 Fall 2014

Every season, the average price of a designer handbag inches up, even if a lot of bag lovers’ budgets don’t increase along with them. Because of that, we always endeavor to cover bags at a variety of price points, and with all the new Fall 2014 arrivals in stores, we found quite a few that are totally lust-worthy while still being far below the four-figure price tags that often dot our posts.

MATCHESFASHION petits joueurs bag

Fashion people are always looking for the next big thing, and that’s even more true when it comes to handbags because they’re such a visible part of a person’s daily ensemble. Popular bags and brands hit critical mass very quickly, and we’ve always got our eyes out for stores that are picking up buzz-worthy brands or established lines that can be a little bit hard to find.

Anya Hindmarch Fixation Leather Stickers

Many of you loved Anya Hindmarch’s fun, ultra-embellished Spring 2015 bags, but opinions were mixed over whether you could justify the expense for something with such a specific look. If you’re on the fence, Hindmarch has found a way to extend the look to you, too–leather stickers of some of the motifs are now available at Net-a-Porter, which means you can add them to any of your bags or small accessories.

Smythson 1887 Leather and Suede Tote

Bag: Smythson 1887 Leather and Suede Tote

Price: $2,310 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The black accents on this olive tote set off the color just right, and the neutral, simple design makes it perfect for work in even the most conservative of offices.

Forzieri International Edit September 22

Milan Fashion Week has had European handbags on our minds (which is not to say that they’re not always on our minds, because, ya know, obviously), and to satisfy that craving, we’re taking this week’s edition of The International Edit to Italy’s own Forzieri.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 Handbags 4

At a certain point, it feels moot to review a Dolce & Gabbana collection. The Italian duo has more or less exempted itself from the vagaries of producing collections that correspond to particular seasons, trends or weather varieties; instead, they fill their seasonal collections with the same intricate, history-laden Mediterranean details they always do, and consumers gobble it up like Dolce might up and quit before fall.