Among the things that handbag lovers tell ourselves in order to make exorbitant accessories prices seem reasonable, “The crafstmanship is exquisite!” is one of the most popular. It’s rare that consumers get much of a peek inside that process, though. Late last year, we took you behind the scenes into the making of Gucci’s iconic bamboo trim, and now Gucci has thrown open its workshop doors once again to reveal a few of its secrets, this time with the Gucci Nouveau Fringe Bag. Read More…
Bag: Anya Hindmarch Albion Bag
Price:$2,250 via Net-a-Porter
Why it’s the Bag of the Week: Rarely do we find a bag like the Albion that’s not already hanging from the arms of every in-the-know fashion person on Earth. It’s a modern, exquisitely edited day bag that’s perfectly suited to the season’s trend for minimalism and pastels, but without looking trendy. Everyone will want to know what this bag is and where you got it.
You might have heard a whisper here and there about some sort of basketball tournament that’s starting this week. Most members of the PurseBlog team went to football schools, so while this may not be our time of year in a sporting sense, we believe in substituting handbags for literally anything in which we are not naturally interested. With that in mind, we’re proud to announce PurseBlog March Madness!
We’ve chosen 16 of the biggest handbag brands in the world at a variety of price levels, and we’d like you to help us determine the best bag brand of 2014. You’ll have two days (work days – even handbag critics need a weekend) to vote on each round, and once we’ve tabulated the votes in each bracket matchup, we’ll move the winners on to the next round to face a new opponent and a new round of voting by you, our readers. We’ll do this all the way until a winner is crowned!
I still haven’t caught up with last week’s season finale of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after my trip to Texas, it didn’t really matter one way or the other when it came time to figure out last night’s reunion. That’s because the Housewives only talked about the same things they’ve been discussing all season, and they said more or less the same stuff they’ve been saying the entire time.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne recently spent some time shopping together on a sunny day in Los Angeles. Ozzy Osbourne very much dressed the part of Ozzy Osbourne, but Sharon kept it low key in a long black maxi dress and white cardi. In most of these photos, she’s carrying a large, bright white Goyard St. Louis Tote, but in one of them, Ozzy is carrying it on her behalf.
If you felt a bit of warmth in the air this weekend, you know it’s coming. No, not just spring (although yay, spring!), but wedding season. If you’re in your 20s or 30s (and, to a lesser but still significant extent, living and breathing at all), you’ve probably received a Save the Date or six in the mail so far. Alternately, maybe you’re the bride yourself, or serving as an attendant at a friend’s wedding. If any of those situations apply to you, or if you’re just in the market for a great deal on a new spring bag, you’ll want to check out the Kate Spade Surprise Sale: The Wedding Edition. Read More…
Christian Louboutin continues to work his way into the handbag market, though the famed designer is still most well-known for his red-soled shoes. Sometimes one of his bags really makes an impression, while others don’t translate the designer’s quirky-sexy footwear aesthetic quite as well. For example, Louboutin creates some of the most enticing studded pumps around, but bringing those studs to his handbag line has been a bit more challenging.
Kimora Lee Simmons was recently spotted arriving at LAX with an Hermes Birkin, which seems like a natural choice for her. We just saw Kimora Lee traveling with a Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag and her investment banker boyfriend Tim Leissner last month, mere DAYS before it was revealed (by her ex, Russell Simmons, no less) that the couple had secretly wed some time ago.
Now that we’re back from Texas and fully re-adapted to frigid northeastern life, it’s time to get back into our normal routine. That means that I’ve recently spent some time poring over a couple of our favorite non-American retail sites for this week’s edition of The International Edit, and spring has definitely sprung overseas. Below, you’ll find the latest bags, shoes, accessories and clothes from two European retailers, The Corner and My-Wardrobe, which include several European brands that can be a little trickier to come by in the States.
We have a whole lot of goodies for you over on TalkShoes today! For St. Patrick’s Day, we are celebrating appropriately with a roundup of the 15 Best Green Shoes and Accessories! We also have your daily dose of Shoe Deals, as well as the Best Shoes from Paris Fashion Week. Then in our daily shoe-spotting celebrity post, Anne Hathaway wore a pair of Proenza Schouler sandals that are making us feel very envious.