By now, if you consume any national media in the US at all (or if you’ve read this blog at all this week before today), you’ve probably heard plenty of New York-based people complain that it’s hot. Because it is! It is very hot, and as I understand it, the astronomical rent that we pay to live in this city includes a fee that gives us carte blanche to whine about everything, always, and make the rest of the country listen to it.
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It’s too hot and humid outside in New York, it’s been that way for what seems like weeks. It also might rain at any given moment – no one knows, not even the weather people, and it’s been a constant source of wardrobe frustration. You dress for rain and it never comes. You don’t, and then you’re a drowned rat. Right now, the only activity that seems like a safe respite from the heat and dampness is online shopping, which makes it all the more convenient that today is the day that every week, we round up the best sales and bag deals on the Internet.
You may have noticed that today’s not Friday. Despite that, we’re still going ahead with our customary Friday rundown of the best bag deals to be found on the Internet, because today is Friday in spirit. We won’t be publishing again until Monday, but we didn’t want you to miss out on any of the zillion sales, deals and markdowns that are still dotting the online handbag retail landscape.
Just because sale season is winding down doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of awesome bags out there to pick up at a discount. On the contrary; lots of retailers have added to their online sales, bringing in a fresh crop of markdowns that should benefit those of us who have hedged our bets to see how low prices would go. (Personally, I bought two pairs of shoes yesterday, both for over 50% off.) This week’s roundup of bag deals brings with it designers from the likes of Gucci, Prada, Saint Laurent and Givenchy, so if you’ve got some room left in your sale budget (or even if you don’t), now’s the time to use it up.
It’s that time again! Our friends at Rue La La are launching Handbags by Louis Vuitton: Picks by Bella Bags right now, and the selection of pre-owned and vintage LV is absolutely insane. Not only does the sale include all the Vuitton classics like the Speedy and Neverfull in all of their different sizes and materials, but the it also includes limited edition pieces, past-season favorites and a selection from each of LV’s famous artist collaborations.
To celebrate yet another beautiful start to a summer weekend, we’ve scoured the Internet to find you some red hot (both literally and figuratively) handbag deals to start things off on just the right note. From bright orange and red, to leopard print, to snakeskins real and faux alike, these bags are sure to lift your spirits and perhaps lower your bank balance.
If you’re a shopper outside the US (and we realize there are a lot of you) who’ve been looking on at the American sale season with a mixture of envy and annoyance over the past two weeks, your time in the sun has finally arrived: the Net-a-Porter International Sale launched this morning, which covers all of the sites non-North American markets, including Europe and Asia.
Last night’s derecho didn’t blow all of New York City off the face of the Earth, somehow, so we’re back on this Friday morning to share another week’s worth of bag deals with you guys. The Internet has been a rather deal-laden place lately, with more merchants moving to second markdowns on their summer sales seemingly every day. We’ve slogged through the pages upon pages of deals at all of our favorite online retailers, and below, we’ve distilled them down into the nine best below-retail bag buys of the week.
The only thing better than the start of a sale is when a store marks down the sale items even lower, and over at the Net-a-Porter Sale, second-markdown season has officially begun. NAP is the first major online retailer to offer additional discounts on its sale pieces, and in addition to that, its added even more stuff to the sale section for your bargain-shopping pleasure.
We’ve talked quite a bit lately about how women can get great deals on spring and summer styles at almost every major retailer by now, but many major retailers are having their men’s sales now, too. Neiman Marcus, Mr. Porter and SSENSE all have a great selection of men’s bags on markdown, and we’ve taken the liberty of pre-shopping those sites on your behalf in order to search out the best pieces available at a discount.