Yesterday was one of New York’s worst weather days in recent memory (and, truth be told, perhaps in my entire time living in the city), and nothing will make you more acutely aware of your winter gear’s shortcomings that howling wind and bitter cold. Because cold weather accessories were naturally on our minds, we picked out a few that we’d all like to add to our collections in the very near future for this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday. Read More…
It’s Wednesday, and that means we are ready shop. We got a little head start and found some terrific bags on eBay this week, including a cute, rare offering from Gucci, a couple very nice small bags from Chanel and something big and gorgeous from Bottega Veneta. Happy shopping!
Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.
Hermès only sells a tiny fraction of its handbag line on the Internet, and no Birkins or Kellys at all. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to buy Hermès on the Internet, of course; it just means you have to be selective in your sourcing. At Bags of Luxury, the focus is all on hard-to-find Hermès bags. The company has a huge selection of exotics, limited editions and covetable colors available, and if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, the site’s personal shoppers can find it for you.
Although getting creative with lookbooks has become popular among contemporary clothing brands in recent years, handbag brands tend to stick to the traditional, head-on images of bags that we see all over online retailers. If you’re a little bored with those, we’d like to direct your toward Mansur Gavriel’s Spring 2015 handbag lookbook, which includes the brand’s signature minimalist bags alongside some animal friends.
Not only do the animals add a touch of whimsy to the extremely sleek designs, but they help highlight both the interior/exterior color combinations for which the brand has become famous. If a baby kangaroo or sloth is enough to push you over the edge into purchasing, then you might want to act quickly; the brand relaunched its e-commerce section yesterday, restocked with bags that normally inspire months-long, pre-paid waitlists.
Check out the full lookbook below or shop the quickly depleting bag stock via Mansur Gavriel.
Last week’s holiday travel rush had celebs busting out their biggest and best travel bags, totes and duffels. But this week, it’s business as usual. Some celebs are favoring the minis, some are still ferrying around their gigantic Louis Vuitton and Givenchy bags, and Meryl (FRIGGIN’) Streep was actually spotted carrying the same bag we saw on Kesha’s arm last week. That’s right, Meryl Streep and Kesha have something in common, besides both being blond and amazing. Read More…
Beyoncé’s shoe style can be described thusly: go big or go home. With her record-breaking hits and endless musical accomplishments, Beyoncé is the ultimate Queen Bee. So how does a queen like Beyoncé dress? Well, if you’re thinking of some exquisite sky-high heels that are over-the-top and heavily embellished, then you are correct. We’ve checked out her Many Bags, and of course, her collection is amazing, but it was also a bit more accessible than we had imagined. Her bag collection consisted of a lot of contemporary brands, and while her shoes fall to the luxury side of the spectrum, it’s no doubt her choice of footwear is equally as bold as her handbags. Check it out for yourself below.
We know that many of our readers reside outside of the US, and even if you don’t, you may very well have someone on your holiday shopping list that does. Because international shipping and duties can get expensive unless you know where to shop, we went ahead and picked out some great gifts from some of our favorite online retailers outside of the US. If you’re shipping to someone with a non-American address, all of these sites have reliable policies on shipping, duties and returns because they specialize in global shopping. Check out our picks below; if you’re shopping for someone special on US soil, you can check out our entire array of seasonal gift guides. Read More…
Bag: Tomas Maier Leather Shoulder Bag
Price: $1,450 via Net-A-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Tomas Maier is best known as Bottega Veneta’s much-celebrated creative director, but his just-launched eponymous line is also worth noting. The look is in the same quietly elegant vein as BV, but the prices are a little less dizzying. This bag, which is among the line’s first, would make a solid holiday travel companion.
We’ve got some exciting news for your after-dinner shopping break. Today only, BlueFly has a huge selection of Christian Louboutin shoes at 20% off, including much-coveted (and sometimes difficult to buy at full price) picks like black patent So Kate pumps. The sale will pull a Cinderella and turn into a pumpkin at the end of the night, so do your shopping quickly and treat yourself.
Black Givenchy Antigona Bags aren’t exactly a tough sell; not only has the brand been moving them briskly for seasons, but the ultra-expensive exotic versions sell out before they even hit the sales floor. It’s the kind of bag every designer dreams of creating, because it more or less enables a company to print money for a couple of years. There are limitations to every mega-popular bag, though, and Givenchy might have found one of them when it remade the Antigona in glossy fish skin. Read More…