Perhaps my favorite thing about the coming seasonal shift is that the closer we get, the more season-appropriate stuff goes on sale. It may have snowed on me on the way to work yesterday morning, but I’ve surrounded myself with images of enough beautiful spring bags to keep my spirits up until the weather actually warms. (If I say that enough times, maybe it’ll actually be true.) Conveniently, some of today’s bag deals also featured spring-friendly colors and prints.
As Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stumbles toward its eventual season finale, it continues to be a show without a real narrative. Brandi’s issues with Adrienne and Paul have stayed resolved. Taylor, who we were accusing of alcoholism last week, wasn’t so much as mentioned in passing in this week’s episode. Bravo tried to get us to believe that Kim may have drunk herself to death in her hotel room, which is a pretty bad way to try and drum up tension when we all know that Kim’s alive and well.
March is one of my favorite birthday months because it’s Vlad’s birthday, and I love my friends’ and family’s birthdays as much, if not more, than my own. I always try to find the best gift for others, and although making this guide isn’t going to help me pick a gift for Vlad, it may help you pick something for your March birthday friends.
In addition to our weekly bag deals roundup, we’ve got an extra treat for you this week. Starting today, you can take 15% off your Bloomingdale’s purchase (20% if you use your Bloomies card) through March 3 with code SHOP13. As we say often, there’s no sale better than the sale you pick for yourself, so get to shopping at Bloomingdale’s.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from covering the evenings bags that stars carried at the Golden Globes, Grammys and SAG Awards this season, it’s that relatively few celebs are willing to take a chance with an interesting clutch for a stroll down the red carpet. Perhaps their stylists just don’t think about it amidst all the dress drama, or maybe they’re afraid that anything that distracts from the dress is a unwanted opportunity to pull focus away from getting the star onto the Best Dressed List.
Lanvin’s bag line has already been a bit of a mystery to me. With the beloved Alber Elbaz at the helm and such a strong place within the industry, why doesn’t Lanvin do more with bags? The opportunities are endless, but the brand’s efforts have always seemed a bit limited – nice, but not as good as they could have been.
Is it just me, or was this week the longest one ever? The last several have been truncated by holidays, travel days and, in my case, strep throat, so doing a full five days of honest work felt like a marathon this week. The good news, though, is that we’re all on mile 23 or so – we’re almost done! The other good news, of course, is that it’s time for our weekly roundup of the best bag deals to be found online.
I was prepared to write about the Charlotte Olympia Perfume Bottle Clutch all by itself – the design is a continuation of designer Charlotte Dellal’s strong history of whimsy and irreverence – but then I got to thinking that the concept sounded familiar. Not in a ripoff way, but in a way that made me feel like another designer had also thought of the idea this season.
Here’s one of my top five starlets-who-can-do-no-wrong, Emma Stone, drenched almost head-to-toe in Lanvin at the LA premiere of her new flick Gangster Squad. Her garnet strapless dress and statement necklace are both Lanvin, and you’ll notice she’s carrying the Lanvin Brass Trim Box Clutch. If you’re going for an Emma-inspired evening look, check out a similar clutch from Lanvin for $2,390 at Luisa Via Roma.
At this point in the season, it’d be reasonable to be a little shopped out. You’re here reading this post, though, which means that you probably have a little bit left in your tank (or your wallet). As we posit every Friday, we think a discounted handbag would be the best way to fill out your post-holiday closet, and we’re prepared to back up that assertion with this week’s best bag deals.