Rebecca Minkoff Valentines Day Pouch Set We had the chance to steal a few moments from the vastly popular and busy Rebecca Minkoff to nab her thoughts on Valentine’s Day. Rebecca Minkoff is busy with her handbag lines and up next is a clothing line, which will be debuting soon. If her clothing line is anything like her handbag line, get ready to fight for what you want!

Love/Hate Valentine’s Day: Like- its fun and romantic but sometimes its too blown out of proportion!

Favorite movie to watch on Valentine’s Day: P.S. I love you

Best gift you have given on Valentine’s Day: A guitar to my fiance that me and some friends and family bought

Valentine’s Day plans: Hiding in a dark corner of our favorite restaurant and eating by candlelight

The best Rebecca Minkoff bag for a Valentine’s Day gift, why?: The Valentine’s Day Pouch Set, its a set of 3, is affordable and brightens up winter!

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Adriana CastroWhat is your favorite thing about Valentines Day? I love to celebrate a day that is filled with love. It is a day that should be about the person you love, not about what you can give or receive. It is a time when people who normally have trouble expressing their feelings may find it a bit easier to communicate. I love to celebrate being in love.

What is your least favorite thing about Valentines Day? I often think about the people who do not have a significant other, and how they would be spending the day. I do feel that it gives everyone the opportunity to reach out to everyone we love, not just our mate. I also do not like all of the commercialization that comes with the Holiday.

What is your dream Valentines Day like? My dream Valentines Day would involve spending a FULL day with my husband. I would plan a schedule of things that we love to do together and make sure we only have time for each other; turn off the outside world for a day! (more…)

Alexis Hudson Venus ClutchValentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Today, Rachelle Copeland of Alexis Hudson talks sheds some light about love and Valentine’s Day.

Dinner or a movie? Which would be your pick for Valentine’s Day and why? Definitely dinner, at a movie there is no conversation.

Any bad Valentine’s Day moments you’d like t share? No, I am happy to say I cannot recall any bad Valentine’s day moments -this may be because I have unconsciously blocked them out. The years I did not have a boyfriend I would go out with my girlfriends and we would have a fabulous time! Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate with people you love. I believe friendships are just as important to celebrate! (more…)

Kooba RyderOh how this brand holds such a special place in my heart. A Kooba bag was one of my very first designer handbag after all. As we gear up for Valentine’s Day, Kooba’s founder, creative director, and recent interviewee, Abbe Held, sheds a little Valentine’s Day insight.

Go out or stay in on Valentine’s Day? I definitely prefer staying in… it’s one of my daughters’ favorite holidays. They will never give up the opportunity to eat sweets!

Which would you prefer on Valentine’s Day, chocolate or flowers? Neither! A Thai Massage is sounding really good to me now. But, if I had to pick one of these two options, it’s definitely dark chocolate. (more…)

Jalda Handbags

Back in November I had a chance to meet the wonderful, gracious and chic Jalda.
Soon, we’ll be sharing that interview with you, but to give you some what of a teaser, enjoy Jalda’s Valentine’s Day answers below and definitely click here to see some of her amazing designs!

You love LA. What would be one of the best things to do in LA on Valentine’s Day? Find a secluded spot on a cliff overlooking the ocean somewhere near Malibu and have a picnic for hours…

What is your favorite part about Valentine’s Day? The Fact that it makes you think about celebrating love. It’s really something to appreciate. (more…)

Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain

When we first entered the crowded showroom back in November, we did not quite know what to expect. Our previous experiences of meeting new fashion designers had overall been pleasant ones, we did not think that meeting Steve Dumain and Be Inthavong of Be & D would be any different. Still, knowing the smashing success the two have had since 2004, one could not help but be intimidated just a bit.

Click here to read the full interview!

Ignes Handbags

The co-founders (and brother sister duo) of Ignes divulged some of their Valentine’s Day plans:

If you were making Valentine’s Day dinner for your significant other, what would you make and why?
Maria: Mmm, we are both not so great cooks, yet chicken cordon bleu and roesti (swiss potatoes) is a favourite of my husband, I must try and remember how it was made.
Ignacio: I would make a barbecue and then strawberry cake for dessert, Chiara has a very sweet tooth!

Since you are brother and sister, do you make sure to always get one another a Valentine’s Day gift?
Maria: Not really, yet I do help him find something special for his wife, Chiara! She complains that she can’t always receive a handbag for Christmas, birthday, or Valentine’s, since these should arrive to her at different times (no occasion attached!) and she wants an extra effort in the selection when it’s a special occasion. I agree. (more…)

Linea Pelle Dylan BowlerCreative Director for Linea Pelle, Andrew Cotton, took some time to spread love with Purse Blog and all of our readers! Even better yet, after you enjoy reading Andrew’s answers keep reading to find out about an AMAZING deal going on over at Linea Pelle!

This Valentine’s Day, is there a certain bottle of wine you’d definitely like to have on the menu? Can’t go wrong with a vintage Dom… but a very, very, very dry Belvedere martini works just as beautifully to set a mood!

Since you get a chance to travel a lot, if you could pick any city in the world, which city would you spend Valentine’s Day in? Paris – one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Romantic in every way… Merci!

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Undecided as of now, but let me assure you I want to spread LOVE!!

What is the best Linea Pelle gift for Valentine’s Day? Why? Easy! A Dylan Bowler or any Dylan in our gorgeous cherry red, special for VDay – roomy, washed and supple Italian leather -what more could a girl want?! (Except maybe a real live Italian to carry it for her!) (more…)

Sang A Your favorite Valentine’s Day memory: My favorite memory is waking up next to my husband on our first Valentine’s Day after our wedding and realizing that I would be able to wake up next to my Valentine every year forward (So excited for you both, Meaghan and Vlad!).

Your favorite Valentine’s Day gift: My favorite gift was when my husband Jamie surprised me with an original song he wrote especially for me. Now I love seeing him give this same gift to our daughter, Olivia.

Worst Valentine’s Day: One year, Jamie asked if we could postpone Valentine’s Day. I would rather not celebrate at all than pretend another day is Valentine’s Day.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year: My girl, Olivia is very excited to go on a special date with her parents this Valentine’s Day. We’ve reserved the birdcage at Sweetiepie in the West Village. Olivia will absolutely love the whimsical menu and playful environment.

The best Sang A bag for a Valentine’s Day gift? I think my new card case in brilliant colors and beautiful, soft crocodile is the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day. It’s a recession-proof way to add a flash of luxury. Buy through Sang A.
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Ben Harnett Interview

In November of last year, we had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Harnett of Hayden-Harnett. The young entrepreneur managed to impress us with a savvy business sense, he explained how his young company managed to grow from its establishment with his significant other, to being the globally-operating bag and accessory powerhouse it is today. Meaghan and I walked out of the interview quite intrigued, we can expect great things from this brand in the near future.

Click here to read the Ben Harnett Interview.

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