Several years ago, The Row put backpacks back on our handbag radar with the buzzworthy $34,000 Alligator Backpack, and ever since, backpacks have been popping up all over the fashion industry. I didn’t go crazy for The Row’s backpack, or any backpack after that – as bags, they simply remind me of my awkward middle school wardrobe. As of right now, though, this Yliana Yepez’s Capri Python backpack is quickly making me rethink my previous stance.
Lindsay Lohan took a minute to pose for paps and fans outside her Soho apartment last week. On her arm is a eye-catching, bright orange Hermes Soft Kelly. Lindsay’s new reality show on Oprah’s OWN network just premiered this past Sunday, and it’s put Lindsay back in the public eye again after a lengthy (Oprah-enforced) absence. While her lifestyle habits have hopefully changed for the better, some things always stay the same: her taste in handbags remains as high-end as ever.
For the second installment of PurseBlog Eats, we ventured down to the Lower East Side of Manhattan to pay a visit to The Fat Radish. Upon arrival, the restaurant provides an immediate sense of warmth and coziness – it’s the kind of soft-lit candle glow that feels completely effortless and genuine. The walls are decorated with hooks for customers’ coats and perfectly aligned filtered photographs.
Over on TalkShoes we went through our Instagram to see all of your Manolo themed shoestagrams. We rounded up our top favorites, and let’s just say we were swooning! Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted wearing a covetable pair of Valentino pumps and we looked at the shoes from Nicolas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton. We even styled a pair of René Caovilla sandals that is desperately making us wish for warmer weather. We want to hear your thoughts!
In the luxury industry, there’s nowhere to go but up. As the fortune’s of the planet’s uber-wealthy continue to balloon, so too does their collective taste for the most outrageously expensive luxury goods; it’s keeping up with the Joneses on the grandest of scales. That means that more brands than ever are wading into the waters of the five-figure handbag, yielding ever-larger seasonal bumper crops of bags that cost as much as a mid-size sedan.
After seeing the full Gucci Spring 2014 Handbags collection, I instantly fell in love. However, like the our original review mentions, I also worried a bit about practicality. New York weather is not always in a fashion girl’s favor; one gust of wind and I’d be hitting an innocent bystander with the fringe of my Gucci Bamboo Fringe Shopper, not to mention that the fringe is probably a bit long for my rather petite stature.
Some designers have such a specific design aesthetic and consistently use such specific details in recognizable ways that you can spot a new bag from the brand a mile away – think Bottega Veneta’s iconic woven patterns, or Mulberry’s classic postman’s lock. The same can be said of contemporary designer Alexander Wang when looking at this Wallie Washed-Leather Backpack; Wang never ceases to amaze me, and I was instantly intrigued by this backpack. Read More…
It’s March! Happy March! Welcome to the Roundup, weekend-ready readers! It’s once again time for our customary look at this week’s happenings on the PurseForum, fashion’s liveliest destination. This week, we visited our newly-rolled out a Longchamp Subforum, took a turn around Beauty and Makeup, Prada, and a popped into a few other areas of interest. Let’s get started!
Kirsten Dunst was recently spotted getting a nosh to-go in Studio City, CA while carrying a pebbled leather “Oxblood” Coach Mini Borough Bag. She does not look ecstatic to be caught schlepping around in her gym clothes, but at least she can rest easy knowing that her handbag choice is solid. You can get Kirsten’s exact Mini Borough for $378 at Coach.
Most people think that when we go to Fashion Week, we’re mainly looking at the clothes going down the runway. In reality, Fashion Week has become just as much about what people outside of the shows wear and carry as what’s going on inside, and I love seeing all the bags on display. While there were Chanel and Celine bags galore, a different bag and brand stood out to me: the Jason Wu Daphne Bag.