Behind The Scenes

The Making of A Christian Dior Handbag 8

Brand blogs can be a little dry and sales-y, but some designers and retailers do a much better job than others of offering insight, news and behind-the-scenes peeks into the fashion world. Bergdorf Goodman’s blog, …

Making of Gucci Nouveau Fringe Bags 1

Among the things that handbag lovers tell ourselves in order to make exorbitant accessories prices seem reasonable, “The crafstmanship is exquisite!” is one of the most popular. It’s rare that consumers get much of a …

Louis Vuitton David Bowie Ad Campaign 2

Not long ago, we took a closer look at why, exactly, designer handbags cost as much as they do. Materials and labor play a part, of course, but a lot of money goes into convincing …

The Story of PurseBlog.com

Leading up to National Handbag Day on October 10, we want to share our love for handbags with some of the best editorial, photos, and stories, starting today. I’ve told the story of how Vlad …

The Making of a Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag by CR Fashion Book (2)

At the time of this writing, we don’t know if Marc Jacobs’ show today for Louis Vuitton will be the last in his 16-year tenure as the creative leader of the incredibly powerful French brand. …

CR Fashion Books looks at the making of the Loewe Amazona Bag (1)

A couple of weeks ago, we noticed that something interesting was going on over CR Fashion Book’s Tumblr-fueled website: the fashion mag had taken it upon itself to look behind the seams of luxury handbags, …

The Making of an Hermes Constance Bag by CR Fashion Book (1)

In case you’re not yet familiar with CR Fashion Book, let me explain – the “CR” stands for “Carine Roitfeld,” the incredibly influential and generally brilliant former editor of French Vogue. When she …

Bloomingdales Best Sellers

As consumers, finding the right wardrobe balance of classic pieces and trendy accents can be tough. So many trends will look obviously outdated after a season or two that even if you love them, it …

Behind-The-Scenes at Loeffler Randall (4)

One of our favorite parts of being members of the PurseBlog team is working with designers and companies I both love and respect. We partnered up with with Beth Kanfer from SaksPOV to go behind …

Jerome C. Rousseau

As consumers, we see just one side of the design process: the finished product. Even in the democratized world of the Internet, the creativity and hard work that go into making fashion inspiration come alive …

Hermes-ss12-Passe-Guide-bag

First released in 1975, it’s been decades since the Hermes Passe-Guide Bag graced the shelves of an Hermes retail store, but the heavily hardwared bag made a comeback for Spring 2012 and will be produced …

As handbag lovers, we’ve been very lucky recently. Luxury brands are notoriously secretive about their behind-the-scenes processes, particularly their manufacturing, and anyone who knows anything about the counterfeit trade knows exactly why that is. Letting people behind the curtain not only risks trade secrets, but it also chances taking some off the luxurious mystique off of the final product. Don’t be fooled, that mystique factors heavily into the prices that these brands are able to charge for their goods.

Last week, though, Chanel threw open its doors and let a bit of sun shine on the work that goes into a Chanel Classic Flap. This week, our interest goes to Valentino, which has released images to document the making of the lovely Valentino Rockstud Net Bag. You can check out all of the up-close-and-personal images after the jump or shop the design via Neiman Marcus for $3345. (more…)

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