Stella McCartney Superhero

I’m not a huge Stella McCartney handbag fan. I’ve always loved different aspects of her accessories line, but I tend to find her clothing much more appealing than her bags. Much of that’s because I carry leather bags, and when I look at Stella’s line of vegan bags, there has never been an item that really stands out to me.

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If you thought that perhaps Jeremy Scott and Moschino had found some chill in the time since we last checked in, I have some bad news for you. Moschino recently released its Pre-Fall 2015 lookbook, and the bags (and clothes) are as fiercely literal as ever.

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Last Friday, we asked you to submit your burning questions about handbags, accessories and personal style, and you responded with lots of interesting queries and conundrums. We’ve picked one of our favorites of the bunch to kick off our new advice column, and it hits on a nagging insecurity that a lot of fashion lovers have–what happens when your wardrobe feels a little bit fancier than you are?

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Welcome to Wednesday! Terrific bags and accessories pop up on eBay every day, and we love to hunt for the best of the batch. This week, a beautiful Hermès Birkin in one of the best colors ever produced hit the market, along with an unusual Fendi we don’t often see come up for auction. We found some nice statement jewelry, too. Happy shopping! Read More…

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Bag: VBH Trevi Demi Python Bag

Price: $4,200 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week:Winter is a great time of year for rich textures and colors, and rarely gets richer than deep burgundy snakeskin. The Trevi is a great bag if you want to carry something elegant but not immediately recognizable.

ShopBop-25-Percent-Off-Designer-Sale-January-2015This is not-so-secretly my favorite part of sale season; the selection isn’t as huge as the very beginning, of course, but the discounts are enormous, and there are still plenty of awesome things to choose from. Today, the best deals are at ShopBop; the site is offering an extra 25% off its designer sale with code DESIGNER25, and that leaves many of the pieces with final prices well over 70% off. As in all things sale-related, though, time is of the essence–this discount code only lasts through January 22.

Shop 25% Off Designer Sale at ShopBop Now!
Louis Vuitton Price Increase

We recently brought you news of an impending Hermès price increase, and now rumor has it Louis Vuitton will be increasing its prices soon as well.

TS Notice 1_20 We have tons of great shoe deals happening over on TalkShoes right now, and you won’t want to waste any time before heading over to shop our picks. What’s one of the perks of awards season? Celebs are making more press appearances than usual, which means more shoe sightings. The lovely Jessica Chastain hit the talk show circuit wearing a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals. Last but not least, be sure to check out which designers will be on our radar in 2015.

READ MORE OVER ON TALKSHOES!
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Fair warning: this edition of our celeb bag round-ups is a solid 50% Chanel, Céline and Hermès. This intel probably elicited one of two responses: squeals of excitement or groans of fatigue. If you’re in the latter camp: I sympathize, but our celeb friends clearly do not.

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On the strength of its Rockstud bags, Valentino has become a major player in the accessories industry in a relatively short amount of time. Now that the Rockstud has transitioned from trend darling to a potential classic, though, the brand has taken on the task of slowly moving customers on to the next things.