Designing a bag that looks both silly and extremely expensive is no small feat. Luxury, as a concept, is very self-serious, the fashion industry is endlessly self-aggrandizing. People who work in luxury fashion are not, …

It seems wrong, or at least incomplete, to say that we all know what to expect from Gucci at this point. While it’s true that designer Alessandro Michele went about setting the codes for his …

When consumer perception of a high-end brand goes severely off course, righting the ship is a long, expensive process that takes both luck and little bit alchemy to succeed. Mulberry is in in the midst …

At the moment, it’s hard not to get the sense that New York Fashion Week doesn’t know what it wants to be, or what it’s likely to become over the next few years. Compared to …

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We’ve made it to both the end of the calendar week and the end of New York Fashion Week, and for your troubles you will be richly rewarded with our customary crop of over one …

New York’s February Fashion Weeks are never quite as much fun as September’s. Mid-February is always a period of particularly brutal winter weather in the Northeast, and New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 saw a …

In recent memory, Kate Spade‘s aesthetic has always been one of quirky cleanliness. Edgy prep, irreverent femininity, whatever you want to call it–Kate Spade is traditionally ladylike and youthful, but not without self-awareness of the …

Fashion’s accessibility on the Internet means trends churn fast than they ever have because we get sick of looking at things more quickly than ever before, and when it comes to handbags, that means it’s …

Exploration of the visual conventions of the American West has been a hallmark of creative director Stuart Vevers’s tenure at Coach, and for Coach 1941’s Fall 2017 NYFW show, Vevers moved into prairie territory with …

Fashion brands have–somewhat inexplicably–been trying to make fanny packs (or, as they’re more diplomatically termed, “belt bags”) cool for years. Part of the rationale makes sense: trend variation is key in order for brands to …

Although we love to carefully examine what’s going on at the most rarified strata of the luxury industry, four figures is far from the only place you’ll find luxe, functional, totally covetable handbags. As many …