5 Tips on how to buy a real Birkin

Waiting list or not, it can still be super tricky to get the Hermès Birkin of your dreams. If you walk into an Hermès store, anyone can buy anything off the shelf, but you will rarely find a Birkin or a Kelly waiting for you.

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Fashion Week

While I don’t share every clothing collection shown during fashion week season, Vlad and I love to share the bags attendees carry to the shows. This New York Fashion Week Vlad and I decided to stay in Florida (where it’s warm and we don’t have to de-thaw every 5 minutes), but we did want to give you a taste of the bags being carried to the show.

Kate Spade New York Fall 2016 (14)
Kate Spade

kate spade new york always provides a fun atmosphere and show during New York Fashion Week. The Fall 2016 collection was no different, perched high above the NYC skyline in the famous Rainbow Room, Deborah Lloyd took cues from ballet and jazz singers, with models standing on a circular, rotating stage.

Chanel Boy Bag and Chanel Eyeshadow
Chanel

I’ve been wanting to get a new Chanel Boy Bag for a while now, and can’t seem to settle on the exact version I want. Chanel reintroduces this bag every season in new materials and renditions to match with the theme of the runway show while continuing to keep the classics.

One Bag Two Ways Saint Laurent Monogramme croc-effect shoulder bag
One Bag Two Ways

Saint Laurent is definitely one of the brands getting its bags right. The Sac de Jour bag that I found myself loving is highly sought after and I continue to see many people carrying one of the many renditions of shoulder bags with the YSL logo.

Gucci Padlock Printed Shoulder Bag
Gucci

We reported last year that Louis Vuitton and Gucci were leading a monogram comeback, and that continues to be the case. Gucci is probably one of the hottest handbag brands at the moment, with everyone carrying and wearing the brand (including Lady Gaga during her amazing Super Bowl opening with the national anthem).

Handbag Stains
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Not long ago, I was carrying my white Proenza Schouler PS1 and my friend remarked how clean and stain-free it is. Fast forward two days later and I checked the back of the PS1 to find pretty noticeable color transfer, most likely from a dark pair of jeans I was wearing during that very same conversation with my friend; the bag now looked dirty and gross.

Miu Miu Club Bag
Miu Miu

There was a time when I loved Miu Miu bags even more than Prada, and you could spot the bags being carried all over the place. The brand’s handbag production seemed to go to the back burner for a bit, though, and how I felt about them went along with it.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Light Blue (1)
Saint Laurent

When the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour first came out, Amanda shared that it wasn’t for her. I took a liking to it and my feelings toward the bag have only grown over time. Saint Laurent hit it big with this bag, and it’s proven to be accepted into the handbag world and given a permanent slot in the must-have bag category.

Coach New York Spring 2016 Campaign 1
Coach

Coach has been on point for a few seasons now. With Stuart Vevers at the helm, there’s been a shift and that change has helped the brand evolve greatly. Coach bags have always been popular and for many the first foray into designer bags, but now Coach bags are sought after by many again.

In My Bag vol I (2) (1)
In My Bag

Sometimes I forget how much I love bags. I love the purpose a bag serves; not only to carry everything you need, but also to hide your smaller possessions from the outside world. I’m intrigued by what people carry in their bags and I know many of you are as well, which is why our What’s In His/Her Bag posts are a reader favorite.

Prada Bicolor Double Bag

When it comes to bags, the Prada Double Saffiano Cuir Bag is easily one of the most recognizable out there. It’s very elegant, timeless and has been spotted on the arms of celebrities, as well as one of my favorite TV characters, Olivia Pope.

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