Perfume Bottle Clutches: Lanvin and Charlotte Olympia

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.

Emma Stone carries Lanvin

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.

The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon

I’ve had a serious girl-crush on Reese Witherspoon since I first watched Cruel Intentions. I fell in love with her and Ryan Phillippe in that movie and loved that they were a couple and started the perfect little family together.

Nordstrom Designer Sale

It seems that Christmas has come early this year, in the form of markdown miracles. Nordstrom kicked off its designer clearance sale yesterday, and it is good. Rather then waste time describing it, let me show you what I mean.

November Birthday Gift Guide Citrine Handbags

This is probably the fastest moving year of my life or so it seems. November has arrived and that means the Holidays are upon us. Every month I feel like I say the same thing, but really, how did this happen?

Lanvin Happy Medium Metallic Canvas Shoulder Bag 1

It’s been a decade since Alber Elbaz joined Lanvin, and since his start the brand has taken a turn for the better. More people recognize Lanvin and consider it a brilliant collection, myself included. To celebrate his first ten years, Lanvin is launching a celebratory capsule collection.

The Best Runway Bags fo Spring 2013

Now that the dust has settled around the various global fashion weeks and we know what to expect from the most important collections for Spring 2013, well…what can we expect? The handbag trends weren’t quite as clear for the upcoming season as they have been in the recent past, but if nothing else, you should count on things getting a little more modern.

Lanvin Colorblock Goat Hair Tote

I stalk Net-a-Porter’s new arrivals page like a crazy person. Everyone at PurseBlog does – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, NAP unleashes upon us a lovely assortment of the best luxury goods you can find on the Internet, ranging from basics like cashmere sweaters to not-so-basics like the Lanvin Colorblock Goat Hair Doctor’s Bag, above.

Few brands evoke the level of love in the fashion community like Lanvin. Between the feminine, flattering and wearable styles to the adorable and completely obsession-worthy creative director, Alber Elbaz, whatever Lanvin sells, we want.

That said, at prices in the four figures for Lanvin ready-to-wear…it can be awfully intimidating to our bank accounts.

Lanvin Sketches Shopping Bag

Lots of designers talk about their “woman” in abstract terms. The Marc Jacobs woman, for example, enjoys a bit of humor in her wardrobe. The Rick Owens woman wears a lot of black leather and will only date those who subscribe to a similar aesthetic.