This is the one our readers outside the US have no doubt been waiting for! The Net-a-Porter International Sale has arrived, and the discounts are up to 50% off. Check out out favorite bags from the sale below, but we won’t blame you if you get straight to shopping.
Bag: Valentino Butterfly Camouflage Easy Tote
Price: $3,395 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino had incredible success with colorful camouflage bags in seasons past, but for fall, the brand is putting its own ultra-feminine spin on the traditionally masculine concept. Combining those two disparate ideas has long been a strength of the brand, and the layered intricacy of this print is breathtaking on closeup.
Last week, while we were discussing celebrity handbag placements, one of our comments mentioned the Michael Kors Vivian Bag and her budding interest in it. Her timing couldn’t have been better; I’ve been looking at the brand new Vivian line for a couple of weeks now, and the more I do, the more I like it.
If you already love Givenchy, we’ve got some great news for you: Givenchy is as Givenchy as ever for Fall-Winter 2014. (That’s what the brand calls the collection we’d generally just call “fall” – that term is instead applied to Givenchy’s pre-fall wares.
Actress Emmy Rossum was recently spotted at LAX carrying an exotic Ralph Lauren Alligator Ricky Bag. Emmy has a very close relationship with the RL brand and has several Rickys to show for it. This particular Ricky is one of Ralph Lauren’s priciest handbag offerings to date, and it’s currently available for $22,500 at Ralph Lauren.
Fancy men’s clutches are, perhaps predictably, a bit of a tough sell. Even for the most progressive of fashion bros, they don’t always have an intuitive place in a wardrobe. (After all, how often do women, who are far more conditioned to bag-carrying, even use them?) Read More…
A very furry pair of sneaker wedges are getting a bit of a facelift over on TalkShoes. Be sure to check our look into Miranda Kerr’s huge shoe collection, as well as the shoes we wish were in our own. In slightly more functional news, Charlotte Olympia’s ’9 till 5′ collection is perfect for wearing to work.
3.1 Phillip Lim bags are something of a universal language. The brand’s modern styling, sharp editing and sweet-spot price positioning between the contemporary and premiere designer markets mean that basically everyone I know in the fashion industry either already has one in her closet (I have two) or is plotting the eventual acquisition of her first.