Houndstooth Bags

Even though tomorrow starts August, which many people think of as the last bit of summer, the fashion industry is buzzing with the upcoming trends for the fall season. New seasons mean new ideas, and while houndstooth is not new, handbag designers are integrating it into their new collections.

4th-of-July-Handbags

4th of July is synonymous with summer. It signifies everything summer is about for me, like beach vacations, bikinis, parades, barbecues, baseball games and late nights out. It will be my second summer to celebrate Independence Day in NYC and there is something magical about being here.

THE OUTNET

I rave constantly about Net-A-Porter as one of my favorite online shopping destinations, but it occurred to me recently that some of you may still not know about its sister site, THE OUTNET.COM. With deals on some of our favorite designer pieces, THE OUTNET.COM has been constantly filled with products from designer bags to the most sought after shoes since its launch in 2009.

Mother Nature seems to have skipped over winter and went straight into spring this year. Today is the first official day of spring, and I have no idea how that happened or how it is already here, but I’m not complaining.

Clearly, my nightmares revolve around missing out on amazing bag deals. Earlier this week I shared the bags on Net-A-Porter’s sale that are haunting my sleep, and today I have to tell you about all the lovelies on ShopBop’s website that I am currently eying.



Sale Season is both a high point and low point of each season for me. With sample sales galore in New York City, it is hard to walk down the street and not find a great deal on something I previously had to have.

Can you believe the most wonderful time of the year is knocking at our doors? We can sit around and chat about how fast the year flew by, but it is time to get our shopping lists made and start buying gifts for those we love (and also for ourselves, of course).

When it comes to ensuring that your belongings don’t get soaked in a sudden downpour, your pickings are slim. Go ahead, Google “waterproof handbags.” I’ll wait! See what I mean? Nothing but a bunch of camping equipment, which means that you should always carry an umbrella if possible.


Halloween is, by far, my favorite holiday. Everything about it – the brightly colored wigs, the over-the-top makeup, the elaborate costumes, the slutty hosiery and shoes – appeals to my inner drag queen, and ladies, my inner drag queen is especially glittery.

All images via Vogue.com

Despite the fact that Spring 2012 was kind of a down season for runway bags, there were still plenty of highlights that deserve to be noted. After all, in a season where Louis Vuitton gives you wall-to-wall exotics and Hermes reintroduces a long-shelved shoulder bag, things can’t really be that dreary, can they?

Editor’s Picks

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