Handbag Trend Forecasting

Applying algorithmic logic to fashion is tricky at best; Google itself has failed publicly at predicting what stylish shoppers might like to buy, and a recent report from trendcasting duo Credit Suisse and NetBase makes me think they might not have quite figured it out either. According to them, Hermès is the brand with the worst online momentum for its handbags, and Ralph Lauren is the leader of the pack. Huh? Read More…

Emma Roberts Louis Vuitton Monogram Montsouris Backpack

Here’s actress Emma Roberts, leaving the salon in West Hollywood with some fresh blonde locks and a Louis Vuitton Monogram Montsouris Backpack. This particular model of backpack is no longer made, and judging by the patina on this one’s leather trim, I’m guessing Emma picked it up as a vintage piece.

Gianvito Rossi Silk Pumps We started our week off on a Gianvito Rossi foot over on TalkShoes, turning the luminosity up a notch with these silk pumps! It may be sweltering outside, but fashion is ready for fall, so we rounded up our top three fall trends and how we plan to wear them. Celebrities are really loving Birkenstock-inspired sandals this season, and another celeb that proves our theory is Alessandra Ambrosio. We’ve also turned the spotlight on you; we want to hear if you are ever afraid to wear your heels. Don’t forget to also check out the best loafers for under $500, and you won’t want to miss Miu Miu’s version of a rain boot while you’re at it.

READ ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE OVER ON TALKSHOES!

Want It Wednesday All Kinds of Prints

Because prints always have more than one color, they make uncommonly good choices to make a seasonal transition a little more seamless. Below, check out which printed pieces the PurseBlog team wants to be wearing for fall and beyond in this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday. Read More…

eBay Handbags August 6

It’s our first roundup of eBay finds for the month of August, and we have some terrific bags for you! We found a beautiful Hermès HAC–the Birkin’s elder cousin, as it were–in a classic pairing of barenia leather and toile. We also have a sharp, timeless Chanel tote, evening bags from Prada and Judith Lieber, plus some surprises. Happy shopping! Read More…

Designer Bag Charms

We are living in a golden age of things to hang from your handbag. Bag charms have been reasonably well-liked since back in the day of the ultra-collectable Prada robots, but it’s the Fendi Bag Bugs that have really rocketed the accessory-on-accessory look to its current popularity.

Coach Wild Things Animal Head Campaign

As we all know, Coach is in the middle of a rebranding effort to make itself palatable to a more discerning, higher-spending clientele, and it looks like that transition has now begun in earnest. Although Stuart Vevers’ first Coach collection has yet to start arriving in stores, the brand’s extremely slick ad campaign has already made the rounds, and now we have our first glimpse at the brand’s first in-store installation under its new creative director.

5 Under 500 Red Bags

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Jessica Alba Chloe Baylee Bag

We’ve given Jessica Alba a fair amount of flack for going through designer handbags like most women go through bottled water, but here she is, leaving her company’s office building in Santa Monica, carrying a Chloé Baylee Perforated Bag that we’ve actually seen her carry before!

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If you’ve ever seen the Sex and the City movie, which opens on Carrie’s and Big’s rehearsal dinner, then you’re already familiar with our most recent destination for PurseBlog Eats: Buddakan. With 275 seats for dining, a huge 34-person banquet table located in the middle of the restaurant and 50 more seats for drinking, it’s hard to imagine this nightclub looking hot-spot was once a Nabisco factory in the heart of Chelsea.

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