As of late, financial news for Prada hasn’t been great. According to Fashionista, the brand’s overall growth was just 1% in early 2014, which is well below what investors would generally hope for in a luxury sector that’s seen sustained expansion overall in recent seasons. A big part of that slowdown comes from consumers’ apparent ambivalence toward Prada’s bags; the category, which is among the brand’s most important, is down 5% so far this year. It’s questionable where the brand’s Spring 2015 collection, which debuted only days after this news emerged, can help. Read More…
Welcome to autumn’s first roundup of eBay’s best bags! Every Wednesday, we search the ‘Bay for great bag finds just for you. This week, unusual clutches from Louis Vuitton and Judith Lieber caught our eyes. We also found an Hermès Evelyne in a rare color and a pretty, vintage Chanel that looks to be in nice condition. That’s just for starters–happy shopping! Read More…
When one of these comes around, everyone in the PurseBlog offices gets excited; this morning is no different. Today (September 24) and today only, you can get 40% off a huge selection of in-season clothing, bags, shoes and accessories at the latest Intermix Flash Sale. All of the available pieces will go back to full price tomorrow, so now’s the time to be decisive. Personally, I’ve got my eyes on the A.L.C. bags and Rag & Bone shoes.
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.
Every season, the average price of a designer handbag inches up, even if a lot of bag lovers’ budgets don’t increase along with them. Because of that, we always endeavor to cover bags at a variety of price points, and with all the new Fall 2014 arrivals in stores, we found quite a few that are totally lust-worthy while still being far below the four-figure price tags that often dot our posts.
Fashion people are always looking for the next big thing, and that’s even more true when it comes to handbags because they’re such a visible part of a person’s daily ensemble. Popular bags and brands hit critical mass very quickly, and we’ve always got our eyes out for stores that are picking up buzz-worthy brands or established lines that can be a little bit hard to find. With MATCHESFASHION.COM’s recent accessories expansion, the UK-based site has done a bit of both. Read More…
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.
Bag: Smythson 1887 Leather and Suede Tote
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The black accents on this olive tote set off the color just right, and the neutral, simple design makes it perfect for work in even the most conservative of offices.
Over on TalkShoes, we recently checked out British model and It Girl Cara Delevingne’s for huge shoe collection, and we loved for more than just her great kicks. Green shoes seem to be having a moment, and we love this hue on everything from booties to pumps. We always love learning about emerging designers, and we are loving Alexis Isabel’s debut collection. We’re also dreaming about all kinds of ankle boots, and we were lucky enough to and we also have a few workout tips courtesy of one of our favorite designers!