Like it or not, studded bags are a huge hit still for fall. So many of us continue to love the studded trend while others are ready for it to be over. While this may be a newer endeavor for some designers, the duo behind Be&D has been adding studs to their handbags for years. (more…)
We continue to have the pleasure of meeting some of our favorite designers, designers that I have always admired and looked up to. Meeting Be and Steve of Be&D was a total treat. The duo are inherently different yet compliment each other wonderfully. And because just one interview was not enough, we are able to share another fun read with you! Both Be and Steve from Be and D let us in on some of their Valentine’s Day traditions, thoughts, and wants.
From Be Inthavong, Co-Founder/Designer Be & D
Valentine’s Day, worth the hype or overrated? I think Valentine’s day should be viewed like any other holiday. Do we really need a designated day out of the year to remind us to love our parents, to exchange gifts, to be thankful, and to love? I think any designated day to anything wonderful is worth it!
Your favorite part about Valentine’s Day as a child: I loved buying Valentine’s day cards and passing them out in class. But when I was younger, I had just moved to America and spoke no word of English. I would pass out birthday cards and get well cards to my classmates for Valentine’s Day! I was glad the teacher didn’t call me out on it!
Your favorite part about Valentine’s Day as an adult: I’m such a hopeless romantic sucker. I love to make plans to go out and celebrate. I love dressing up, having dinner at a nice place, having drinks at a cozy bar, and all the romantic things I could think of. (more…)
When we first entered the crowded showroom back in November, we did not quite know what to expect. Our previous experiences of meeting new fashion designers had overall been pleasant ones, we did not think that meeting Steve Dumain and Be Inthavong of Be & D would be any different. Still, knowing the smashing success the two have had since 2004, one could not help but be intimidated just a bit.
Besides lots of bags on sale, this Be & D’s seasonal sample sale offers shoes to the public for the first time! Sizes are 36-40.
Be & D
30-75% off shoes and handbags
Wednesday, November 19 – Thursday, November 20th 9am-7pm
Be & D Showroom
35 West 36th Street, 10th Floor
between 5th/6th Avenue
Jessica Alba favorite Perry White Calfkskin Satchel – orig.
$895 now $375
Mena Suvari’s Beatty Black/Champagne wedges – orig.
$485 now $195
Belafonte Pump: orig.
$585 now $275
Georgia Satchel – orig.
$795 now $295
Cosette Red Plush – orig.
$995 now $495
Who: Be & D
When: November 27, 28, 29
11/27 – 9am-7pm
11/28 and 11/29 – 10am-6pm
Where: 35 West 36th Street, 10th Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
B,D,F,N,R,V,W at 34th Street and 6th Ave.
What: Deanna Patent Leather Hobo Bags –
were $1,200; now start at $350
Garbo Satchels –
were $1000; now start at $300
Greta Clutches (as seen on November 8 The Oprah Winfrey Show) –
were $600; now start at $150
Braided belts (as seen on Alicia Keys) and leather accessories –
were $500; now start at $50
Cash and Major Credit Cards Accepted.
For more information – 212 629 3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Be&D for their complete collection!
As we all await Sex and the City the movie to come out, I can’t help but wonder what each and every piece of wardrobe will be. Carrie, SJP, is a free spirit, who pulls off outfits that are sometimes ghastly and other times the next “it” trend. But the one thing Carrie was able to do was wear each and every outfit with confidence. Confidence can make or break you, leaving you to look stunning no matter what you are wearing or horribly insecure. Now I am told I am more of a Samantha than a Carrie, but I can not help but wonder if this clutch would make it into the hands of Carrie and be a hit. Alluring with the ruffled pink leather and suede trim, the Be & D Kan-Kan Ruffled Clutch manifests its beauty in a quirky design that packs a punch. The signature stud accents are reminiscent of Be & D styling, but in this bag they are toned down so as not to be overpowering. There is a detachable chain link shoulder strap. Dimensions are 13″W X 9″H X 2″D. It is different, but a good different, a very good different. Just wonder if it is different enough to be seen in the hands of Carrie? Pre order at Saks for $795.
This quilted patent leather handbag shows that Be & D can design an array of bags that look hugely different. Be&D has been known for their Crawford Hobo, which was widely accepted and loved in leather and seen as weary in black and white canvas. But a structured sister has come on board. The Be&D Audrey Handbag is a contender for an evening handbag, whether it be for dress up or a night on the town. I am actually taken off guard at this coming from the young-crowd pleasing Be & D. It is structured, sleek, and refined. The nude quilted patent leather is trimmed with black. Nothing overly fancy, but something simple and perfect in its own right. I totally love it. Buy for approximately $1241 at Luisa via Roma.
Blue happens to be one of my favorite colors. Even in pre-school, I remember painting only blue pictures- although the pictures showed no versatility they did show off my favorite color. I think that every girl should own a bag in her favorite color, whatever that may be. I have been on the search for the perfect blue/teal bag. In the running is the Be&D Large Ava Nubuck Satchel in blue slate. From their beginning, I have been a fan of Be&D. This satchel shows off a version of my favorite color nubuck with light blue pebble-grain leather trim. Even though this bag is not taken over by the signature studs, tarnished silver metal hardware and studs are still used to give this bag a boost of attitude. Along with adjustable buckled shoulder straps, there are also three studded straps at the base of the bag. When it comes to blue bags, this is a viable option for me. Buy it through Bergdorf Goodman for $995.
When you want to mix hip style with classic appeal, it turns out that many times you find that to be a hard task. Maybe it is because you are young but want to give off the vibe of being sophisticated chic, or you are reaching those older (the years that we shall not mention) and want to look young and in style. Either way I have found the perfect handbag for you. The Be & D Deerskin Satchel mixes both classic appeal through the beauty of deerskin with the hip studs to add an energetic feel.
Like all of you faithful Purse Bloggers should know, Be & D is a very new and trendy brand. They use both ingenuity and creativity to blend together an overall appealing bag to many different women. New for fall this Be & D Deerskin Satchel is made of a divine colored chocolate deerskin and accented with the signature Be&D stud trim in golden hardware. The bag also features shoulder straps with buckles and an ID tag, a zip top with leather pull tabs, a front flap pocket with extended buckle strap, and grommets on the gussets. As many of you purse and handbag fanatics know, a bag like this does not come cheap. You need to even pre-order this beaut for $1,285 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Ever since I bought my mom the Gucci Large Horsebit Hobo for Mother’s Day, I’ve been contemplating if I should be an Indian-giver and take it back. I simply love that bag. More of an obsession I have with it really. And now Be&D, one of the hippest new brands, has designed the trendy shaped hobo style bag to add to their already growing popular handbag line. The bag reminds me of the same shape, style, and size of the Gucci Horsebit Hobo, but adds its own flare. I truly believe that Be&D gives off a young and in vogue vibe for any fashionista out there.
This bag makes me melt. It is to die for. The Be&D Crawford Hobo is made of a sumptuous sand colored deerskin. The cognac leather shoulder manifests the signature studs of Be&D in gold. Other features of the hobo are the open top, slouchy body, exquisite suede lining, and inside cell-phone pocket. Like I said this is a large hobo and measures 14 1/2″H x 18″W x 4 1/2″D. If anyone (like my significant other, cough cough) wants to make me the happiest girl alive, feel free to surprise me with this bag. Or if you want to make me extremely jealous buy it for yourself (you overly-selfish person!!) at Bergdorf Goodman for $995.