In the world of big-name leather goods, shifts in strategy rarely come as a surprise. There are rumors and whispers of declining sales, or, alternately, talk of the designer becoming enough of a star in his own right that he or she doesn’t need the brand anymore. That’s why designer Christophe Lemaire’s exit from Hermès, announced yesterday and reported by Women’s Wear Daily, caught so many people off guard. Read More…
One of the best things about online shopping is that you can access stores from around the world, which means that you’re not beholden to the American sale schedule and good deals can always be found. Today, those deals are at farfetch.com, whose sale section just got a lot fuller. On top of those new discounts, you can get an extra 20% off your sale purchase with code x20july14. Be sure to act quickly – this deal ends Friday, July 25.
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs In The Grain Satchel
Price: $560 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs is in the middle of an image revamp, and as a result, the bags are starting to skew noticeably more sleek and sophisticated than they have in recent seasons. Luckily, they’re still just as affordable as ever.
The Tom Ford price tag is a hefty one, and over on TalkShoes, we want to hear your thoughts on whether or not you would spend the money on a pair of his shoes. Check out which celebrity is obsessed with Stuart Weitzman’s super popular sandal, (but not as much as we are), and take a look at Emmy Rossum running errands in a pretty pair of Jimmy Choos. Also, be sure to check out The Ten Best Shoes for City Walking, and be sure to also check out our weekly Instagram roundup that feature some of our favorites. (Spoiler: Rockstuds, Chanel espadrilles, and Louboutins.)
PurseBlog may be New York-based, but we know we have a lot of readers whose locations reach far beyond our shores. With that in mind, we’re bringing you another edition of The International Edit, in which we scope out the newest wares at our favorite non-American online retailers. With pre-fall and fall deliveries piling up every day, there’s a ton of new stuff to check out below. Read More…
Let’s be real: not many bags age well. Poor craftsmanship and materials become obvious over time, and most brand design to trends rather than having strong looks of their own that defy them. Chanel is one of very few exceptions to that rule, and that makes the brand’s vintage and pre-owned bags all the more covetable.
First of all, the name of the Westbrook XO Barneys New York x Want Les Essentiels de la Vie Kastrup Backpack is absurdly long. It has a lot to tell us, for sure, but it’s choosing to convey all that information in a really convoluted way, and it’s making this very simple, modern backpack seem complicated.
Good Afternoon, Purse Fans! Another week has flown by and that means it’s time to round up some of our favorite bags and conversations in the PurseForum Roundup. If you read here regularly, you know we can’t stay away from The Kitchen.