Fashion, as an industry, takes itself very seriously. When designers try to have fun, they often lose their footing and go full-on into kitsch that just doesn’t feel very luxurious; designing pieces that feel both playful and expensive is harder than simply going whole-hog into the obvious trappings of high aesthetics.
Prada is hard at work diversifying its handbag selection season after season, proving there’s much more to the brand than Saffiano bags. (Although, if you ask me, those are still some of the best bags out there for long wear and daily use.) We got our hands on the Prada Woven Madras-Pattern Shoulder Bag last week, and I fell for it immediately.
The number of ways to follow any given person or website seemingly always increasing, and while we aren’t the biggest Snapchat fiends, we love to share a look into our world (and, of course, a look at great bags)! This morning, we headed to the Coach Pre Spring 2017 Women’s Preview, and while we’ll share pictures from the event on the site tomorrow, we have your first glimpse on our Snapchat right now. Be sure to follow us on Snapchat at username PurseBlog to check it out!
Chanel is one of the biggest and most sought-after accessories brands in the world, and although its best known for its iconic handbags, those are only part of the story. Each season, Chanel also releases an impressive array of wallets, pouches, almost-handbags and other small leather goods, and Chanel fans go justifiably nuts for them.
A couple years ago, we attended our first Vueve Cliquot Polo Classic in NYC, and it was one of those experiences you don’t forget. This year, Vlad headed back to NYC to shoot the event again (I had serious FOMO back in Florida), and from what he shared and the photos I saw, it was another one of those pinch-me-is-this-real kinds of days.
It seems almost unfair to call Alessandro Michele’s work at Gucci just fashion collections. In his relatively short stint at the brand, Michele has created an entire aesthetic universe that somehow feels both brand new and like it’s how Gucci has looked forever, and for Cruise 2017, that world has expanded once again.