Last week we brought you the information that Hermes would have its own farm to breed crocodiles in Australia. PETA did not like that and neither did many of you. It only seems fitting that today we feature a socially responsible vegan line. (more…)
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This bag is not just about being Eco Friendly, but it is for a great cause. Bergdorf Goodman just launched Lauren Bush’s newest FEED bag exclusively. The FEED 2 Kenya bag will help feed 2 people for one whole year for each bag sold.
Each FEED 2 Kenya Bag will feed two Kenyan kids in school for one year. The bag will cost $100 which is a donation to the United Nations World Food Programme’s School Feeding operations in Kenya. The FEED Kenya Bag is handcrafted by a coop of women in Kenya featuring colorful beading. The materials may not be worth $100, but the point of the bag is to donate to support the kids in Kenya while also supporting women artisans in Kenya. This bag is being sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. (more…)
It’s always great to see a big brand give back, and Jimmy Choo is putting their money where their mouth is with a new limited edition collection in partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The line, named Project PEP, will send 25% of its proceeds to help fund South Africa’s Simelela Rape Center. The center is often instrumental in administering patients the preventative medicine that lessens the likelihood that a victim will contract HIV from her attacker, as well as providing psychological services after the fact.
The collection itself will feature the collage-like pattern that you see here as a representation of some of the iconic elements that make Jimmy Choo all that it is today. This should look familiar to anyone that involved in punk culture in their formative years – the gritty look is a clear take-off of that subculture. It will be printed on coated canvas for the line’s bags, clutches and pouches and also used in several types of shoes. Prices will range from around $100 for flip-flops to almost $1000 for a large bag. If you like the pattern or are a Choo fan, this is money you can feel good about spending.
We started Purse Blog in the beginning of 2005. Can you believe that? I had no idea what I was doing. One day Vlad set up and site and told me, “Ok, now you can write about bags”. I laugh and almost cringe at my first posts, they are totally different from where we are now. At the same time I love seeing where we came from to get to where we are. We started with 30 visitors a month and now have over 500,000 visitors a month.
Clutches have long been an obsession of mine. A small handbag which fits in your hand and speaks to you and others. Clutches are like a little piece of fashion heaven. We all know the typical designs, but to find a design that stands out and will be remembered by all who view it is a special piece indeed. This is why Paige Gamble has caught our attention; her one of a kind and limited edition clutches tantalize our handbag loving senses.
Paige Gamble uses exotic skins including alligator, stingray, anaconda, python, and lizard. On top of that she implements exotic gemstones and minerals found around the world. Her clutches have our attention as there is no detail left unattended. A little black dress with a standout clutch will catch attention from anyone. Our pick, the Paige Gamble Ostrich Fish Clutch with its sky blue matte ostrich body and hand-enameled goldfish. $1400 through PaigeGamble. We have our eye on Paige Gamble now and will continue to bring you more of her fabulous designs!
Now that summer is knocking on our doors, it is time to bring out our bright and bold colors in full force. I have pulled out my yellow Botkier Morgan for our vacation we are going on today and bringing a bright green Line Pelle clutch as well. Forget the Marc Jacobs handbag line, go to Marc by Marc Jacobs for colors! From clutches to totes to shoulder bags to shoes, Marc by Marc Jacobs infuses fun and vibrant colors for the spring and summer season. They have the ever popular Dr. Q line, remember how much everyone loved the Doctor bag?, along with many other options. Shop Marc by Marc Jacobs at Net A Porter.
Purse Forum has been buzzing about Lockheart bags recently and I can see why. Jennifer Tash and Trang Huynh are the founders of Lockheart, whose mantra is “Follow your heart”. The duo first created Isabella Fiore. In 2006 the duo started Lockheart, whose bags still make a statement but are more toned down than many Fiore bags. Their bags continue to gain exposure and the fan base continues to grow. Because of this, we are deeming Lockheart Buzz Worthy. Stay tuned for more from Lockheart in the future.