Today in Things I Didn’t Expect: Alexander Wang offered a very limited pre-order of his very literal, sneaker-inspired Spring 2015 runway bags on his website yesterday, and the three bags, all priced in the mid-$1,000 range, were sold out and completely gone from the site within a matter of hours. As we mentioned earlier today, the fashion community’s thirst for novelty pieces seems almost insatiable right now. (more…)
In case you were wondering how deep fashion people’s capacity for purchasing branded novelties is, yesterday morning’s quick sell-through of a thousand Karl Lagerfeld-designed and -branded Barbies at Net-a-Porter should tell you all you need to know, thanks to a little digging by Tyler McCall at Fashionista. The Barbies went for $200 a pop, and they were gone before I got to work in the morning. (more…)
If you’re not a cat lover, these are hard times for you. First Charlotte Olympia sold a pair of cat-embroidered flats to basically everyone in the fashion industry, then Taylor Swift started toting around her cat, Olivia Benson, on her arm. Now, Karl Lagerfeld has decided to emblazon a new line of bags, clothes and accessories with a cartoon version of his beloved cat, Choupette, according to Women’s Wear Daily. (more…)
As any of us could have easily predicted, Jeremy Scott did not follow up his McDonald’s-inspired debut collection at Moschino with Jil Sander-style minimalism. Instead, Scott doubled down on his love of crass consumerism, churning out a collection of Barbie-inspired clothes and accessories in shades of bubblegum that Katy Perry is probably trying to wriggle into as we speak, and you can shop some of the bags right now.
Two Italian boutiques that list their wares on farfetch.com currently have a selection of the collection’s goods available for purchase, and the choices include Scott’s now-infamous biker jacket bags in Pepto pink. If you want to dress like a pop star (and only if you want to dress like a pop star), you know what to do. Check out the bags below or shop the full selection via farfetch.com.
Many of you loved Anya Hindmarch’s fun, ultra-embellished Spring 2015 bags, but opinions were mixed over whether you could justify the expense for something with such a specific look. If you’re on the fence, Hindmarch has found a way to extend the look to you, too–leather stickers of some of the motifs are now available at Net-a-Porter, which means you can add them to any of your bags or small accessories.
The product descriptions are very careful to stipulate that once you place the $70 stickers, they’re going to be stuck for good, but they’re a great option if you want to revive a bag you’ve had for a while or make small leather goods, like an agenda or cosmetic case, a little bit more fun. Because the stickers are made of leather, they’ll blend right in. Check out all the currently available options below.
Anya Hindmarch Pointy Finger Leather Sticker
$70 via Net-a-Porter
Anya Hindmarch Thumbs Up Sticker
$70 via Net-a-Porter
Anya Hindmarch Victory Sign Sticker
$70 via Net-a-Porter
It’s early in the season and none of the handbag heavyweights from Milan and Paris have shown us what they’ve got quiet yet, but I’m here to make a bold prediction: Nothing that we see on the coming runways will be as fun as Anya Hindmarch’s Spring 2015 bags, and I’d be surprised if any of them manage to be more compelling. (more…)
There is only one acceptable way to celebrate an occasion in corporate America: cake in the conference room. Because Yahoo! Style is both fancier and flush with appreciably more dollars than the average American company, not only did employees probably get their requisite celebration, but the new vertical put cake front-and-center on its homepage, in the form of handbags. (more…)
It seems as though, with every passing season, extremely literal accessories become more and more popular among luxury customers. If you’ve got Charlotte Olympia tastes on a contemporary budget (or if you just don’t want to shell out huge bucks for a piece that’s more novelty than wardrobe-staple), you’ll want to check out the Kate Spade Hello Tokyo line, new for Fall 2014, which finds its inspiration exactly where you’d expect. (more…)
In the world of Jeremy Scott’s Moschino, nothing is ever what it actually is. That motorcycle jacket? It’s a handbag, or maybe a backpack. Those red and yellow arches are not actually a McDonald’s advertisement. That bag that looks like a Chanel suit and has the handles of a Chanel handbag? Chanel didn’t produce any part of it. Now, Moschino has taken a handbag and draped it around the neck of a basic black hoodie, because why not. (more…)
“Weird” is having a big month so far. Fall deliveries have given us such a bumper crop of oddball bags that we went ahead and picked our favorite dozen last week, and then Coach put some giant animal heads in its latest in-store campaign. Now, somehow, Alice + Olivia has out-weirded them all. (more…)