When we started PurseBlog and PurseForum over ten years ago, the very first designer we met was Rebecca Minkoff. At the time, Rebecca and her team were working out of an apartment below her own place, and the tiny NYC office was filled with boxes and bags from end to end.
Often when I’ve talked about Balenciaga, the discussion of rare colors and the right season/year/color arises. There is a long thread (dating back to 2006!) on the PurseForum that deals with the rarest Balenciaga bags, which gives great insight into the discussion and reasoning behind which bags are most sought-after.
As we recently announced, we’ve partnered with The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to help raise awareness about and aid victims of domestic and financial abuse. Last week at The Plaza Hotel, we joined The Allstate Foundation, 2015 Purple Purse ambassador Kerry Washington and handbag designer Dee Ocleppo to celebrate the cause and catch a glimpse of the new bag.
In 1999, Pierre Hardy was created, starting with women’s shoes and following in 2006 with the introduction of handbags. Since then, the brand has made waves in the accessories world, adding a modern, geometric twist to the sometimes staid worlds of designer handbags and shoes and created a cult following in the process.
Today, we’re excited to announce our participation in a very important cause. Megs and PurseBlog are part of the 2015 AllState Foundation Purple Purse PURSEonal Voices network, which means we’re one of a handful of sites supporting the campaign’s efforts to spread awareness and assist victims of domestic violence and financial abuse.