Over the past few seasons, the most impressive thing about Gucci’s handbags is what the brand has managed to resist: over-branding, over-embellishment and over-baked design of all kinds. Every collection seems more well-edited than the last, and the results get simpler and more beautiful with every new collection released.
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If I can be unguarded for a moment (and I feel like this is a place of honesty), I’d like to admit that I spend a lot of time thinking about my hair. I always have. It’s naturally curly, fine and thin, but I come from a region where a woman’s hair should be her perfectly coiffed crowning glory, so I’ve spent my entire life changing its color and learning how to make it do whatever I want.
If you liked the cheeky post-modernism of Anya Hindmach’s Spring 2015 runway bags but thought that the super-styled versions that the models carried were just a bit much for you, you’re in luck. Many of the bags from the runway will be sold as separate components, meaning that you’re free to embellish a plain tote as little or as much as you’d like.
Kate Spade is a brand that knows how to treat its customer well, and the Kate Spade Surprise Sale, which just launched today, is yet another example of that. Now through November 11, customers can enjoy up to 75% off a huge selection of current season bags, shoes, accessories and apparel.
The resale market for rare designer bags is hotter than ever, but what’s often lost in the news stories about the ways those bags change hands are the stories of the bags themselves. British auction house Bonhams keeps those personal tales of shopping triumph in mind when sourcing fine handbags and accessories like the ones in its latest auction, set to begin November 10 in Los Angeles.
Traditionally, Dolce & Gabbana is not a go-to source of ultra-formal, ultra-expensive clutches; the brand has generally focused on day bags in the past, with a few evening options here and there. The Dolce woman is one with a lot of events to attend, though, and now the brand is turning out party bags to go along with its party clothes.