Diane von Furstenberg

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Diane von Furstenberg has solidified herself as a designer, becoming widely popular for her wrap dresses and clothing line. But DvF continues to excite us with her success in the handbag world. This past Spring the handbag world was a buzz with the unique DvF Stephanie Hobo, which I am still head over heels for.

Fall Browns

Can you believe it? Fall is right around the corner. We are still in the middle of the typical massively hot Florida summer but I am craving a Fall trip to feel crisp air and see the leaves changing. While brown is not my favorite color, it is perfect for the autumn to bring in the natural hues. Here are three of my favorite fall browns; a Diane von Furstenberg coat, Proenza Schouler bag, and Miu Miu Studded Leather Ankle Boots. The bad news is both the handbag and coat are sold out, but the Miu Miu shoes are available at Net A Porter for $870.

What wardrobe items are you craving for fall?

Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo
We know, we know. We’ve written about the Diane Von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo ad nauseum. Surely, some of you are sick of hearing about it. Too bad! We’re not sick of writing about it quite yet, particularly when they’ve just released a gorgeous silver version for fall.

Personally, I think it’s brilliant; the gold was warm and sunny for summer weather, and the combination of steely light and dark silvers that go into the fall version would look great against winter’s dark, woolen clothing. It’s bright without being inappropriate for the season, and the suede trim makes it an even better idea. This is definitely on my short list for must-have fall bags – grab it before it sells out, because it absolutely will. Buy through ShopBop for $875.

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Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo

Just a heads up to all of you who loved the Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo, it is back! Shop Bop is carrying it in both the large and medium size. I have the large and absolutely positively love it. It can be a tad heavy at times, but this handbag looks entirely different from every other in my closet. Buy the medium through Shop Bop for $875 and the large through Shop Bop for $995 before they sell out again.

The Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo is easily one of the most sought-after bags of the season, but there’s one thing lacking about it – good pictures on the manufacturer’s website! Because the designer’s handbag line is new and isn’t sold in many online stores, it’s been difficult to get a handle on what exactly the Stephanie looks like. Megs’ pictures have helped, but what about this elusive magenta color that DVF claims to make?

Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie in Magenta

Well wonder no more! ShopBop has the medium Stephanie available in magenta, and while the site isn’t known for fantastic pictures, it’s much easier to get an idea of the color variation from the bag’s listing on their site. Oh, and what a color variation it is! It appears to include royal blue, purple, and the aforementioned magenta in the innovative leather links, and I absolutely love it. I prefer brights as neutral (as opposed to neutrals as neutrals, as with the gold Stephanie), so this is the version that I’d want hanging from my arm. Buy through ShopBop for $875.

Diane Von Furstenberg Stephanie BagI’ve got good news! A lot of you have expressed interest in the Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Slouchy Hobo that Megs wrote about last week but were unable to find it. I can totally understand the interest – I can’t wait to be able to see it in person, and I can’t take my eyes off of the few pictures of it that I’ve been able to find.

It sold out quickly on the brand’s website and had yet to ship to many retailers, but over the weekend it became available on tPF favorite ShopBop. They ship all ground orders for free and most US orders are sales-tax free, so if you’re looking to try out this bag, you can’t do a whole lot better than that. Hurry, though – with all the interest in this beautiful hobo, who knows how long it’ll stay in stock. Buy through ShopBop for $995.

Megs with her DvF Stephanie bag From the first moment I saw the DvF Stephanie Bag I knew I absolutely had to have it. This DvF bag is different from every single bag in my handbag closet. It is super large, it is super slouchy, it hangs low. It is the type of bag you would expect to see on a hipster, only it is not just intended for hipsters. This hobo gives off a rocker vibe, but there is something very goddess like about it as well. The most interesting part of this bag is the chain-link metallic leather. Upon first glance the bag may look like it is actually made of metal, but this bag features leather woven together in a way I have not seen on any other bag. I carried my new Diane von Furstenberg bag over the weekend and I am absolutely in love with it. Vlad loves it too. The bag is super oversized, but I am 5’10 so with the strap hanging low and me in flats it still hits nicely and is not dragging on the floor. I already received compliments and am sure that there are many more compliments to come. Vlad is planning to shoot this bag much more in depth, but for those of you who have been emailing me to ask about how it looks, fits, etc, I have a picture to share now (also the shot of Beyonce shows how the bag looks on). And the best news is that ShopBop is now carrying the bag! Buy through ShopBop for $995.

Beyonce with her DvF Stephanie BagI knew this bag was going to be a big hit. Totally knew it from the moment I saw it. And all of you seemed to agree, that you positively loved the new metallic slouchy bag from DvF. While I covered the medium DvF Stephanie Bag previously, the version Beyonce was spotted carrying is the large gold metallic DvF Stephanie Bag. And the Purse Blog team made sure to go out and buy the bag before it sold out completely! What I absolutely adore about this bag is that it truly is different from any other bag in my closet. It is totally oversized, really huge actually, and slouchy, and can hang low on your body (though you can adjust the shoulder straps to wear it different ways). Really, what is not to love about this bag? Spacious, comfortable, relevant, and a little metallic gleam. I know we love it, and while we wait for Vlad to shoot it we are graciously contemplating who will wear it first. I got first dibs! And while the bag is out of stock online, check out your nearest DvF boutique. We lucked out at DvF Bal Harbour (305.865.1850).

UPDATE: ShopBop currently has the DvF Stephanie in stock: $995 via ShopBop. (more…)

Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Bag The new must-have handbag floating around the DvF offices is the metallic Diane von Furstenberg Stephanie Bag. This bag is a favorite among the DvF staff (wonder if Whitney and Olivia are vying for it!). Celebs already carrying the bag include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Biel. Because I am thoroughly obsessed with The Hills and now The City, I can image this bag being the handbag of choice on Whitney and her bff Erin. The DvF Stephanie Bag is a slouchy hobo which stands out with its knitted metallic leather, either gold or magenta, and an adjustable leather strap. The shape of the bag will slouch beautifully next to your body, give you both hands, and lend that boho chic vibe. I can see why this is the new beloved DvF bag and it is totally my style. I would opt for the gold. Buy through DvF for $875.

UPDATE: ShopBop currently has the DvF Stephanie in stock: $995 via ShopBop.

Diane Von Furstenberg NYC Fashion Week I think I’ve told this story on Purse Blog before, but I’ll be brief: ever since Diane Von Furstenberg was mean to Toccara, the plus-sized model on one of the first seasons of America’s Next Top Model, she gives me a frownie-face. But since she’s actually fairly influential and makes some interesting things, we’re going to talk about her (somewhat crazy) collection anyway. You want pics? We’ve got them, after the jump. (more…)

diane von furstenberg shopping spree

When I first laid eyes on the Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag I fell in love with it! I had to tell myself to get over the $10,000 Crocodile Wrap Bag, but I am still kicking myself for not getting the chic blue leather version. So if you feel the same, and you would love a $1500 shopping spree at Diane Von Furstenberg, you must enter their DvF spree! All you have to do is enter and wait to see if you win. ENTER HERE.

Diane von Furstenberg Ceo Bag
Diane von Furstenberg Ceo Bag

After introducing the new kid on the block, the Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag, I began to really fall in love more with this bag. I have always loved DvF but her ventures in the handbag world have been small and now she is satiating our need for a handbag from her stylish house. Along with the wrap bag, Diane designed a fold over clutch, the Diane von Furstenberg Ceo Bag which has a vintage appeal. This clutch is very simple but fits in nicely with spring’s boho trend. You have the option to fold it over and use it as a clutch or open it up and carry it from the cut out handle. The leather stitching detail adds a little twang. The idea behind the bag is very simple, but is it too simple for anyone to really fall for it? Buy through Net A Porter for $440.

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