Coming soon at Net a Porter

We have all been doing it. Sitting here getting rather bored with spring and summer bags and waiting patiently impatiently for the fall and winter bags to arrive. Net A Porter wants to give us a sneak peek, letting us know that new bags will be on their way and sharing a few of them with us. The array of designer handbags includes a cream python Chloe Paraty, a Bottega Veneta intricate number, the Alexander McQueen Knuckle Buster Clutch we featured this week, a studded Louboutin clutch, and a funky McQueen foldover bag with a glove attached among others. All I can say is FINALLY!

The Find Again this fall the leopard print has it marks on handbags of all shapes and sizes this season. Love it or leave it, leopard print handbags are not for everyone, yet the trend returns each year with out fail. Not to be overused, leopard print handbags add visual interest to your favorite LBD or all black ensemble.

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LeSportsac Leigh Bag

LeSportsac‘s durable fabrics, whimsical prints and modern palettes are always a great combination. The LeSportsac Leigh bag in silver is no exception. The oversized profile and lightweight ripstop fabric make this tote the perfect tote for carrying all of your summer vacation essentials. The interior is made of 100% nylon. That is it won’t be ruined if you accidentally forget about your wet bathing suit from last weekend. The rolled handles and wide shoulder strap make climbing up the hundredth step to your hotel in Cinque Terre a breeze. We also love the metallic silver color which makes us feel like a real jetsetter.

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Lanvin Reporter Leather Bag

We are loving so many Lanvin handbag styles this season. Our obsession du jour is the Lanvin Reporter leather bag. It is a luxurious combination of two distinct textures accented by an adjustable gold tone chain strap. The contrast of the navy blue distressed leather against the shiny black patent is a unique combination that is tied (literally) together with a grosgrain ribbon woven thru the gold-tone chain strap. The boxy compact shape makes the perfect accompaniment to sophisticated linen pencil-skirts or sultry summer dresses. To keep all of your essentials in order there are inside compartments and a detachable Lanvin logo key fob.

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Bag that Style

Ok folks, it is Friday. And over at Bag that Style we do the best we can to identify as many bags as humanly possible. But sometimes we just don’t know what the heck a celeb is carrying. Perhaps the angle is bad or there isn’t enough of the bag visible to actually identify it. Other times, I’ll be honest, we just don’t know! So if you are anything like me, you are watching that clock tick and you are waiting for the weekend to start. Whether you have big time plans or you are simply ready to veg out, I have a way to help pass the time!

Head over to Bag that Style and check out some awesome celeb images. There are so many fun pics to check out and even if you can’t identify any of the bags, pass some time looking at celebs you love (or perhaps hate)!

Click here to get your daily celeb/handbag combo fix!!!

As I have mentioned before, I love surprises, yet I have a very hard time keeping secrets to myself. (Remember the Linea Pelle giveaway teaser?) Well, this past weekend I traveled up to DC and surprised a group of my friends. The looks on their faces were priceless. Now, flying to DC from South Florida this time of year, there is a good chance the weather is pretty similar. DC, like South Florida, was gorgeous last weekend. I had a great, bright, handbag to tote with me, but I couldn’t help but think about how I wished I brought along a bright, bold clutch.

Marni Violet Suede Frame Bag

When I saw the Marni Violet Suede Frame Bag, initially I thought this bag would fit what I was looking for. You can carry it by the handle, or use the foldover to its fullest and carry the bag as a clutch. I am a huge fan of suede, but is suede a bad idea in the heat? I would hate to have a lovely adult beverage in hand then go to pick up this bag only to have the suede bleed on my hand. Gross! So, perhaps it wouldn’t be the bag of choice while outside, but it certainly would be gorgeous in hand as you check out a show. The push lock closure and pleating help give a little bit of structure to the otherwise slouchy-esque bag. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1090.

Just because Earth Day has passed, that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to keep the idea of Earth Day in your mind. Get fabulous and indulge your globetrotter fantasy while supporting fair trade products such as these fair trade handbags and fair trade totes. Fair trade products help third world artisans to make a living wage while they create one of a kind designs using traditional techniques. The colors, fabrics, and details often inspire the likes of the cool Parisian label “Maje” by Judith Milgrom.

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From top left clockwise:
Color Splash Sari Bag Recycled Sari Sling Tote – Made from recycled sari patches these bags are made by an artisan co-op in Northern India. $32.00

Bird Handbags One Night Stand fabric bag, $955 at Net-a-Porter

Taraluna Silk and Hemp Net Bag – A Recycled Sari Silk and Hemp bag designed and created in a Fair Trade co-op in Nepal and pays a fair wage to mostly female workers. $18.

Maje Jelica beaded bag $245, at Net-a-Porter

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Sonia Rykiel may be best known for her knitwear and her namesake ’90s tune by Malcom McClaren, “Who the Hell is Sonia Rykiel?” Today we are swooning over her stud fringe handbag. Made from the softest buttery letter around, the stud embellished shoulder bag has a long skinny shoulder strap and fringe along the bottom. Our favorite detail is the giant tassel zipper pull. This lovely bag comes in turquoise and black. Sonia Rykiel Stud Fringe Handbag, $945 at IntermixOnline.com.

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Everybody is talking about Proenza Schouler. Even though the “it” bag craze has died down, there are still designers that are churning out handbags that are must have’s. The newest addition to this group is Proenza Schouler bags. Celebrities have been flocking to this line and sporting the coveted Proenza Schouler PS1 around town (Mary Kate Olsen and Leighton Meester are two fans). Is the craze really worth it? We believe so. While the suede bags from Proenza Schouler are great, the idea of a suede bag scares most people off. Suede is undoubtably hard to keep clean and shows wear very easily.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Pochette

This is why we would opt for a bright color in leather, just like the Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Pochette which is done in vibrant chartreuse. Lime green can be a scary color to wear, but it is brilliant to add the perfect pop of color to an accessory rather than an entire outfit. This bag will stand out with a little black dress or look perfectly chic with jeans and a tee shirt. The PS1 Pochette adds a cool dimension with the strap detailing, which is what this line has become known for. There is a fold over flap with a lock and strap fastening as well as compartments at the front, a zipped compartment at the back, and an inside zipped compartment. Buy through Net A Porter for $895.

The Find: Metallic Handbags

Metallic handbags have made yet another appearance this season. On the spring ’09 runways everyone from Prada to Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga garnished their models in shimmery head to toe gold, silver or bronze metallics. Handbags are a clever way to embrace metallics, but keep in mind “less is more”. Just a hint of shimmer is all you need. The metallic handbag runs the gamut of styles: clutches, hobos, satchels and totes. Shown here are the Versace Large Metallic Hobo Bag, Jimmy Choo “Keeya” metallic tote, Corto Moltedo box clutch with tassle and a Zagliani Python Puffy Satchel.

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