Jimmy Choo

I have not actually labeled a handbag a fug bag for a while. So long in fact that you all make wake up to a shock on Purse Blog. It is right, I am starting the week off with a fug bag. But can you really blame me? I mean, come on, I have a bone to pick with this bag. Where do I even begin here? Ok, let me try.

I have given so much love to Jimmy Choo bags and now I have to take it all back, at least take it back for this bag. First of all, plain and simple, what the heck is going on? Who really wants to pay nearly $1,100 for a sack of tacky PVC? I have the unfortunate task of introducing you to the Jimmy Choo Dylan Beach Bag, which is made with clear and neon pink PVC. I get it, we all need beach bags. And right now in Florida it is still in the 70’s, so it is still beach weather friendly. But this look is just all kinds of cheap. Really, there is not much else for me to say.

Do you need a good and sturdy beach bag? Yes. Even a plastic beach bag is a major plus as far as clean up goes. But to spend this exorbitant amount of money for the name is silly. And most importantly the bag does not even look great. I love Jimmy Choo, I love Jimmy Choo bags, but this bag makes no sense to me in so many ways. Over-spend at Net A Porter for $1050.

Jimmy Choo Mave Foldover Clutch

I suppose my repeated love of this clutch is jumping out and telling me to buy it. ‘Quit just staring at me and coveting me’ it says, ‘rather snatch me up!’. Ok, already! You don’t have to twist my arm much. I have covered the Jimmy Choo Marin Clutch many times, in a variety of leathers, colors, and styles. And now, there is this bright electric green leather on the Jimmy Choo Mave Foldover Clutch. It reminds me of the 80’s, with psychedelic neon colors. Is that a bad thing? I mean, come on, I live in South Florida. The glitz and glam rules the streets and I could totally pull this off. Knowing me, I will opt for a more toned-down version, but there is something neon funky about this. Makes me want to go out for a Ladies 80’s night!

This Mave Foldover Clutch features bright green leather with suede panels. There is gold hardware and my favorite, the wristlet handle. This clutch is made to be used. Some clutches just take over your hand, or have to go under your arm, but the functionality of the wrist strap is priceless. There is a zip top and a zip pocket at the front of the bag and inside. Buy through Net A Porter for $995.

I’ve said it before, and I am sure to say it again. From time to time, I stumble across handbags where I don’t know why, but I just like them. For whatever reason, this Jimmy Choo Medium Saba Bag is one that falls in the “like” category. As I think about it a bit, I find myself liking it for the simple fact that it is different. Some of you out there can pull off a variety of shapes, styles and colors while I tend to stick to things that are pretty typical of my taste. I wouldn’t say I never venture out and try something a little different, but it is definitely sporadic. I love the saffron suede. It is true, I am a sucker for suede, but I have to say, this color is simply delightful. At the same time, I am a huge fan of the slouchiness (is that even a real word?!?!) of the bag. I don’t know about you, but there is something fun, relaxed and easy going about a handbag with this kind of shape. And of course, how can you not notice the gold-tone ring detailing on the strap? Again, this is something different, something that I like. I haven’t found many Jimmy Choo bags to swoon over lately, but this could very well be one! Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1,495.

Jimmy Choo Zulu Snakeskin Clutch

Today I find myself laying in bed with my lap top watching Regis and Kelly and not feeling like starting the day. Luckily I have no one here to yell at my desired workplace for today, so I shall just continue here for the next few hours. Last night I was re-organizing my closet and I realized I was missing one of my favorite clutches.

A simple clutch, a good price, a little rocker edge, and poof! it is gone. I introduced you all to the clutch, the Jimmy Choo Zulu Clutch, a while back. Where exactly has my clutch gone? I may just lay in bed lamenting for all of eternity/today, but I am super frustrated. And because I will keep feeling a void, I had to see if the clutch (at its great price) is still out there.

What I ran into was the exotic sister of my clutch, the Jimmy Choo Zulu Snakeskin Clutch. The stone snakeskin front is complemented with a soft suede back and the perfect finishing touch of golden pyramid studs. The overall design is rather simple, with a zipper closure and an interior slip pocket. Nothing much to this clutch, but I truly do miss mine. I may shed a tear, or may just opt to buy a new one to replace it. Not sure. Buy through Saks for $795.

Jimmy Choo Sky Hobo Bag

Sorry for the late start today, but there is just so much to do so little time. As you know last week Vlad and I spent in NYC. We have amazing interviews and pictures to come (so excited to share with you all!). Things are hectic around here today as we are getting things situated before Vlad leaves on Thursday for Germany for two weeks. I am staying home to hold down the fort and Shannon is headed to California. We have so many things in store for you all, just hang tight!

While in NYC Vlad and I did not over-shop, at least in our minds. Of course we shopped, but not crazily. I nearly left Hermes with a new goodie, but I decided to wait for something else and we got Vlad a treat instead, a Hermes wallet. We will photograph it later, but it is his new pride and joy. We picked up a few items from another store, and those pictures will come later. (more…)

As almost all of us know, fringe is huge right now. Even if you don’t read up on fashion trends daily or even monthly, you are sure to have noticed the fringe accenting on handbags, shoes and clothing. Personally, I haven’t found many fringe accented handbags that I’ve liked. Maybe this style is just not one I feel I can pull off. However, when I came across the Jimmy Choo Diane Kid Fringe Hobo, I had to stop and say, “wow, I might actually like this”. To me, the fringe looks soft and movable. One of my biggest pet peeves with fringe is that it can look stiff and too rugged. But here, the soft leather style is one so many of us could pull off without looking completely out of place (even if fringe isn’t typically for you). The golden hardware adds some flavor to the leather bag and really adds to the look of the bag without seeming to be too much. Usually, I stray from handbags that have too much going on, but here, it seems like everything just pieces together really nicely. I’ve yet to add a Jimmy Choo bag to my collection and I don’t think this would be my first Jimmy Choo purchase, but I do actually like it. What do you think – is the fringe a hit or a miss? Buy through Saks for $1,495.

What is the very first thing that comes to your mind when you saw this bag? Honestly, I thought of the movie Pocahontas. I know that the bohemian chic look is one that seems to be all over the place. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the bohemian look as much as the next person, I just don’t know if I could pull of this Jimmy Choo Savannah Pouch Bag. Well, now that I think about it a bit more, this bag looks a little more folk than bohemian. Of course, in typical Jimmy Choo fashion, the bag is made with great quality. The tan suede pouch clearly has fringing, which is all everywhere this fall as well as beaded embroidery. Although the fold over top might look like it just hangs, the flap actually as a magnetic closure, which is a huge plus. Lined with suede and lilac trim, clearly, the bag was well thought about from start to finish. But, at the end of the day, if I am going to buy an expensive handbag like this one, I need to make myself feel better by figuring out a way to justify the purchase at least a little bit. I don’t really know where I would wear this nor which outfit would compliment it. I am sure there are plenty of you out there who can pull it off, but I don’t think I am a part of that group. What do you think? Is this bag worth the price? Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1,650.

Jimmy Choo Ramona Patent Bag

While Jimmy Choo got on the map for his shoes, Jimmy Choo bags have instantly made a name for themselves. One of the favorites is the Jimmy Choo Ramona Patent Bag which has quickly become a staple of the house. And this bag can be yours, for free, this month! Purse Blog has teamed up with Net A Porter to bring you a fabulous Jimmy Choo giveaway!

The Jimmy Choo Ramona bag is a large everyday bag, great for work or all-day wear. This version is made with taupe crushed patent leather, which will glimmer just right for fall. There is pale gold hardware and double handles. The inside is quite a treat; suede lining with lilac trim.

How do you enter? Just visit the sign up page and enter a bit of info, then you are good to go and in the running to win this fabulous bag!!

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Jimmy Choo Lola Patent Oversize Bag

Sometimes I like to talk about what I don’t like (with a notable example two days ago), but today, I’m going to talk briefly about what I do: the Jimmy Choo Lola Patent Oversized Bag. Surprise, surprise, right? I’m kinda predictable. Simple, large shoulder bag in a beautiful color. But, to switch it up: this time, patent! Not just patent, but a super shiny, liquid-style patent that is sure to attract a lot of attention. And a gorgeous, deep berry tone that is done no justice by the photo above. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: berry tones are the must-have colors of the season, and in my opinion, a strong bet every year. They’re classy, work with a multitude of skin tones, and are understated enough to wear to the office but fun enough to wear anywhere else. Also, I’m a huge proponent of color-as-neutral, and I’d buy this handbag instead of a black or brown version any day. Well, I’d buy it if I sailed around on a ship made of money, because it’s a tad, uh, expensive. Buy through Net A Porter for $2,495.

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Jimmy Choo Zebra Print Saba

I don’t typically turn to celebrities for style advice. But I do love to see what they wear, and there are a few celebrities whose style catches my eye and makes me look at a bag differently. Jessica Simpson is not on the top of my role model or style icon list, but when she wore the Jimmy Choo Saba I fell in love with it even more. I will give myself credit that I enjoyed the bag before Jessica wore it, but really loved to see it on her in person. I ran to the boutique and tried the bag on. It was not super heavy, the leather was divine, and the slouch was perfect. The leather versions are great, but I wanted something more, I wanted the extra pizazz. If you are looking for pizazz, the Jimmy Choo Zebra Print Saba has exactly that. The brown and white ponyskin zebra print give the bag a very sexy factor. Many animal prints add a spice to your outfit or accessory. I am a huge fan of leopard and zebra print shoes, and I am thinking of venturing this love into the bag world. Another great addition is the bangle bracelets on the strap, which really are the focal point of the bag. The inside is lined in sand suede and there is a zip internal pocket. There are two problems. Number one, the bag is sold out. Number two, the bag costs $3395 via NAP. That is a steep price to pay, but it is also a sassy bag, and it looks like enough people loved it to buy it. Keep checking with Net A Porter to see if they restock, but this bag is also available in black nappa leather for $2450 via Saks.

Jimmy Choo Zulu Clutch
Jimmy Choo Zulu Clutch

A couple of weeks ago Vlad and I stopped by the Jimmy Choo store at the Bal Harbour Shops. I went into the store assuring myself that I would leave empty handed; I just wanted to look around. Well, I am a horrible looker, I always end up wanting a little something. While the shoes enticed, there were bags that surely caught my attention. Ramonas, Marin Clutches, and Mahalas.

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Jimmy Choo Face Clutch
Jimmy Choo Face Clutch

Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon teamed up with Richard Phillips to create two Limited Edition art bags for the Spring/Summer 08 handbag line. The first bag, the Jimmy Choo Face Canvas Bag, was not accepted widely by all of you. On the face bag, the four faces are taken from Phillips portrait Riot (1998). For the 70’s style Jimmy Choo Face Clutch, the sensual Richard Phillips Nuclear portrait is showcased on the smooth curves and red background of the bag. The frame of the clutch is made with Bakelite (resin) and gives off a very vintage look. For me, the clutch is a huge improvement from the tote. The tote is said to be a beach bag, and I just find it a bit creepy really. But the clutch is subtle and sensual, adding an artistic touch without being overboard. Pre-order through Saks for $595.

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