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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diane von furstenberg shopping spree

March 8th was International Women’s Day, of which Diane von Furstenberg is a huge supporter. In the spirit of this holiday, Diane von Furstenberg has launched a contest in which you can win a $5,000 DvF Shopping Spree, trip to New York City, and a chance to have a seat at the 2009 DvF Fashion Show. This prize package is absolutely amazing and it is simple to enter. All you have to do is write an essay about the women who inspire you. The contest runs through April 19th, 2008.

Description: Diane von Furstenberg believes in the transformative value of women’s participation in society. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, DVF invites you to share the love with an inspirational story about a fabulous, strong, intelligent woman who has nurtured or inspired you. What woman has accentuated the spirit of camaraderie of women, mentored or encouraged you? Submit a photo with a detailed description or write a blog, with photos if you’d like, of a woman who has positively impacted your life. The winner will win a trip for them and a friend to NYC for a $5,000 shopping spree at Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship NYC store plus two tickets to the DVF Spring 2009 fashion show!

Read more and enter at Diane von Furstenberg Women You Love HERE!

diane von furstenberg crocodile wrap bag
Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag

We have an update on the Diane von Furstenberg bag we brought you earlier this week. The Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag costs $10,000. It is the epitome of casual-chic with a touch of exotic refinement! But the price tag is very high. Start counting pennies in your piggy bank. For now, I am sticking to loving the leather version. This is going to be a huge hit for DvF and really put her name into the handbag market.

Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag
Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag

We all know Diane von Furstenberg for her stunning clothing collection, mainly her dresses. There is not a season that passes that I don’t buy at least one of her amazing numbers. Her innovative design and casual feel appeals to all audiences. And while her clothing is top notch, her handbags that we have seen have ranged for the very affordable Floral Tote to the outrageous Gold Heart Bag costing $36,000. While her handbag collection has been few and far between, I kept yearning for the chic appeal that is seen in her clothing line on a bag. She has done it! I am enthralled with this bag. The Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag combines her house favorite wrap dress into a stunning leather bag, making a must-have option from DvF. This is the ideal bag that I have been waiting for from Diane, combining the practical ingenuity and the laid-back design. This leather choice is named denim, but it is very reminiscent of the fabulous Hermes Blue Jean color. The pale gold hardware adds a delightful subtle sheen and the wraps of leather straps finish off the look to make it very recognizable. This large tote comes with a small DvF embossed purse which is a great addition. This is a total must and now I am thrilled to watch Diane create new and exciting handbags for seasons to come. Buy through Net A Porter for $900.

And if the leather version is not enough for you, there is an exotic crocodile version that was spotted on the runway also. I am awaiting information on the price of the crocodile bag.

Diane von Furstenberg crocodile Wrap Bag
Diane von Furstenberg Crocodile Wrap Bag

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