We hope you have a happy, safe, and fun 4th of July! We will be taking off today and tomorrow to enjoy the day with friends and family, and of course to celebrate our nation’s independence. So pick out your best red, white and blue accessories and eat all your favorite summer foods – we will see you back on Monday.
PurseBlog HQ is empty today so that we may spend the holiday celebrating and remembering with our family and friends, but we wanted to take a moment to celebrate with you as well. Let us know what your big plans are for the day in the comments!
If you’re stuck inside because of bad weather (or worse, work), remember to check out the great Memorial Day sales that are happening this weekend, like fresh markdowns at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and ShopBop!
If you didn’t know about the Kate Spade Surprise Sale before now, don’t worry – the fine folks at the brand have been so benevolent as to extend the markdowns, which go as high as 75% off regular retail – for a few more hours. Head on over to Kate Spade and shop an enormous selection of handbags, clothes, jewels and shoes, way below retail, until 11:59 p.m.
I’ve had a long obsession with Cambridge Satchel Company and the brand’s now-iconic satchel bags. From the first season that these bags were released, the trend caught on so much so that you couldn’t walk through fashion week tents without seeing one Cambridge Satchel bag after the next. A classic school bag look is what makes this bag pop, and the designers continue to offer an amazing amount of color and personalization options, season after season.
When you live in a particularly intense place – New York with its overcrowding, LA with its smog, Atlanta or DC with their endless traffic – the lure of a road trip can be enormous, especially when spring gets into full swing and the weather by itself is enough to make you want to leave the house. We all need a little break, and sometimes the only way to satisfy that urge is to physically remove yourself from your normal environs.
Even though we’re back in the 50s today, it neared 70 degrees in New York City yesterday, so I can confidently say that it’s time to start bringing out all of our spring finery, even if it’s in defiance of the actual weather outside. That means that pastels like the Mulberry Flower Mini Bag are fair game, and if you’re lucky (and if you followed the clues from our Net-a-Porter x PurseBlog Ultimate Fashion Hunt riddle yesterday), this adorable little bag might be headed your way.
We’ve got a special challenge today for our most bag-savvy readers, and especially our most bag-savvy UK readers! Pippa Middleton was recently spotted in London with this mysterious, buttermilk-hued top handle bag – can you ID it? Pippa and her sis are both known for implementing lots of pieces from smaller, more reasonably priced labels into their wardrobes. One such bag from Modalu London became so popular after it was spotted on Pippa’s arm that the company renamed it after her.
English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was recently photographed at the airport in LA carrying a cheetah Mulberry Del Rey Animal Print Bag. (You’ve definitely seen Rosie in Victoria’s Secret lingerie, and you might’ve seen her in Transformers 3, but I’m kind of hoping you didn’t.) Young British celebs love their Mulberry, which is of course based in London, like so many of my other fave designer brands.
Here’s Kirstie Alley in New York City, matching her cobalt blue trench to her extra chic Celine Luggage Tote. We find this particular tote truly interesting because the front panel is bright blue snakeskin instead of regular leather. The combo of blue snakeskin, black leather, and white gussets make this an especially gorgeous version of the Luggage Tote. Celine Luggage Totes, like all Celine bags, are only available at high end department stores and Celine boutiques.