Chanel Price Increase 2015

Price increases for the big brands all seem to be hitting around the same time this year, and that is not good for anyone in the market for a new bag. First we told you Hermès was upping its already steep prices in the beginning of the year, next came the rumors of the Louis Vuitton price increase, and now it’s Chanel.

Givenchy Antigona in the Rain

Over the weekend, there was quite the rainstorm as I headed out for a pedicure. I snatched up my Givenchy Antigona, as that was the bag I’ve been using the previous few days, and quickly headed into the car. I had to park about 50 feet from the nail salon, so I needed to make a run for it in the rain with my bag.

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Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Monogram Infrarouge

Monogram bags may wax and wane with customers, but they’ll always be a huge part of many brands’ sales. Monograms easily identify brands to onlookers, and many customers first find their way to love designers by recognizing the monogram; it’s an easy association.

Kylie Jenner Givenchy Antigona

I know, I know–so many of you don’t want to hear anything else about the Kardashians. But I’m not here to gossip about them, I’m here to share a bag I spotted on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram page that I fell in love with, and I just now found it available for sale online.

Fendi 3Baguette Project (1)

Last week, when New York City was experiencing one of its coldest days ever, the Fendi Madison store was heating up. The store had its grand opening with a star-studded event, but earlier in the day, Vlad and I had the ultimate pleasure to see the store prior to the official opening.

Dee Ocleppo Fall 2015 Bags (1)

You might not have heard of Dee Ocleppo handbags yet, but expect that to change. Dee Ocleppo launched her handbag line in 2012, and this year, Dee is already making an impact on the accessory market. We featured Dee last year when we looked in her handbag, and this past fashion week we joined Dee, her husband (Tommy Hilfiger) and a group editors in her apartment in The Plaza to preview her Fall 2015 collection.

Louis Vuitton Price Increase

UPDATE 2/24/15: We’re being told by multiple members of the PurseForum that the price increase for Louis Vuitton will be hitting next week, with one person saying March 1st is the date their sales associate told them.

We recently brought you news of an impending Hermès price increase, and now rumor has it Louis Vuitton will be increasing its prices soon as well.

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This past New York Fashion Week was a bit of a let down on a variety of levels, from the seriously frigid temperatures to the lack of great bags that went down the runway. There were some magnificent collections when it came to the clothing, but overall, the handbags weren’t amazing.

Chloe Drew Mini Chain Shoulder Bag in Red

Last April, I wrote about my feeling that Chloé had lost its groove. When it-bags were all the rage, Chloé was leading the pack with its Paddington bag; I bought two of them, which I still own. But over the years, Chloé struggled to keep its handbags in the limelight, and as a handbag lover, I found myself rarely looking to see what the brand released.

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