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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In this tech-centric world that we live in, finding a unique gadget gift for someone always poses quite the challenge. I find that most of us buy the tech accessories we want for ourselves, before gifts can even be given, whether it’s because we know exactly what we want or we simply can’t wait to get it in our hands.
It’s easy to let resort collections slip by. They arrive at a time when shoppers are already distracted by sale season and the need to procure holiday gifts, which is inopportune for even the most attention-grabbing of bags. Nothing slips by our crack team of Internet shoppers, though, so we searched our favorite shopping haunts for all the Resort 2015 bags that you need to see.
December! Let’s get right to our first PurseForum Roundup of this month. Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can finally take the tPf Christmas decorations out of storage. We dropped into Relationships and Family because this is a busy time of year for “issues,” and we also buzzed into a few designer forums to find some terrific reveals.