In the past few years, no bag has gained the quick and steady popularity of the Céline Luggage Tote. The bag reached mass It Bag hysteria in 2011 and has yet to to waiver from the pedestal everyone has placed it on.
Let’s be honest: most bags on our wishlists aren’t “needs,” they’re “wants.” Some of them we want because they fill a gap in our accessories wardrobe, and others we want because they are pretty to look at. Some bags are much more usable and functional, while others are just fun to own.
I’m always ready for a lively debate when it comes to this topic, and it’s something anyone who carries an expensive bag is faced with daily. When you’re out and about – grabbing lunch, sitting on a park bench or at the movies, for example – do you put your handbag on the ground?
Christie’s is a name that stands on its own as the world’s premier luxury auction house. From the black dress Audrey Hepburn wore on Breakfast at Tiffany’s to a $106 million Picasso, Christie’s is known for some of the most notable auction sales ever.
When we met Kei Izawa from LXR & Co. in her Soho store at the end of April, I also took a tour of the store and walked through what the shopping experience is like. With so many online resale sites popping up seemingly everywhere, it’s hard to find one that also has a brick and mortar (two in this case: one in LA, one in NYC) location where you can visit the items you’re eyeing in person.
On Saturday, famed French champagne house Veuve Clicquot hosted the 7th annual Veueve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The Classic has become synonymous with impeccable style, and Vlad and I were fortunate to attend the event and scope out the best bags and style of the attendees.
The Givenchy Antigona Bag is not new; in fact, the design first debuted in late 2011. Unlike other designs, which are lucky to be in the limelight a few seasons in a row, the Antigona has not only stayed relevant and well-loved, but there’s also been a recent surge in popularity for this Givenchy design.
Bag: Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Nearly every brand has a signature box clutch, but few have the pizazz that Edie Parker brings to the table. There are customizable versions galore (remember Anna Gunn’s specially made Breaking Bad version?), but this week I’m loving the stripes and colors of this particular clutch.
When the new Louis Vuitton ad campaign staring Michelle Williams came out, both the bags and Michelle were incredibly well-received. The standout bag of the bunch was a twist on a classic, the Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit. The new version seems to have lured in everyone, from the classic Louis Vuitton lovers to the skeptics, with its beautiful leather, softer sides and extremely elegant design.
While it’s not holiday season, it’s still the most wonderful time of the year! Sale season is upon us, and some of our favorite e-tailers are marking down our favorite items. Net-A-Porter only has a sale twice a year, so when the sale happens it is major news.