Be&D Kitty Studded Satchel, $1350. Be&D Gia Satchel, $975. Both via Bloomingdale’s.

What struck me the most about seeing the Be&D Studded Kitty Satchel and Be&D Gia Satchel in quick succession was how different the two bags were for being released by the same independent brand in the same season. The Kitty satchel is big and soft, almost like a really luxe weekender, while the Gia is all corners and angles and sharp edges, done up in a comparatively petite size.

With the roaring popularity of leopard print seemingly chugging into spring unabated (Givenchy, anyone?), it looks like haircalf bags are here to stay. For those of you who wince at furry things of any type, that’s too bad. For those of us who like the slick, neat look of a good haircalf bag, this development couldn’t find us any more pleased.

Be&D has both a tiger and leopard studded card case, both of which are the perfect way to add a little accessory zing.

While the military trend has mostly seemed to stick with solid colors, Be & D and some other brands are bringing in camouflage print. And to be honest, I kind of sort of totally adore it.

Camo-print has such a negative connotation to so many people, believing it is overly masculine and as far from fashion forward as possible. But this is not the case.

Be&D Tower of Garbo

Who: Be & D Sample Sale

What: Be&D Sample Sale. 30-75% off Handbags, Footwear and Small Accessories
Original Garbo Satchel: $895, Sample Sale: $275
Kan-Kan Portfolio: $595, Sample Sale: $200
Wristlets: $295, Sample Sale: $50

Where:: 35 West 36th Street, 10th Floor West, NYC

When: Tuesday, May 25th – Thursday, May 27th. 9am-7pm. Cash & all major credit cards accepted.

If you read this blog regularly, you probably know that I have something of a love affair with the color black that dates all the way back to when I declared it to be my favorite color at five years of age, which worried my kindergarten school counselor. I’m the girl that buys black sundresses and black shorts for summer, and it’s not out of an appreciation for the goth aesthetic or a desire to let everyone know I’m in a bad mood – I just really like black.

There’s almost nothing I like better in fashion than when it reminds me of something slightly fantastical or science fiction related. I know, clothing and handbags are supposed to be useful and realistic, because we need to protect our bodies and belongings from the elements; Well. To that I retort: we’re beyond that age, and now fashion can look to the future.

I covered the Be&D Genesis first during NY Fashion Week, when Bryan Boy, Olivia Palermo, and Mena Suvari were spotted carrying it. I will be posting more of the available options, but wanted to note that the classic black version Bryan Boy carried is now available online at Bloomingdale’s.

This bag entails two aspects of many Be&D bags; whipstitched detailing and supple washed leather.

*Note: Saks had labeled this bag as the Dodstock, but it is actually the Woodstock*

Firstly, I must apologize for the extremely slow start to the week on PurseBlog. You woke up, checked PurseBlog, and saw no new posts. That is because when my alarm went off this morning I somehow convinced myself that it is Sunday so I could turn off my alarm and sleep as long as I wanted.

Fashion Week in New York is coming to a close and one of my favorite aspects of it is to see who is going to which show and wearing what. The Fashion Week bag of choice for Olivia Palermo, Mena Suvari, and Bryan Boy has been the Be&D Genesis from the Summer 2010 line.

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