If you’re regular reader of the blog, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a pretty hot secondary market for handbags right now, especially when it comes to brands with tightly controlled product supplies like Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, which don’t sell their wares through third-party retailers. Businessweek recently looked into the secondary market for luxury goods and confirmed what people in the market already knew, anecdotally–there’s money to be made. Read More…
We’d like to thank you all for celebrating the second annual National Handbag Day with us on Friday; we had a great time celebrating in the office, as well as at our National Handbag Day party at Bloomingdale’s Soho the night before.
Smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, and it’s not uncommon to hear bag lovers gush about the lovely leather scent that emanates from a brand new luxury bag. Some brands, like Dior and Tom Ford, even work that scent into fine perfumes because of its close association with luxury and quality.
It’d be difficult to argue that Fendi isn’t absolutely hitting it out of the park right now when it comes to handbags, and now that the brand’s Resort 2015 offerings are starting to trickle into stores, it looks like the brand’s streak shall continue.
It’s officially F&F season, and we’ve got a big one to bookmark for a little lunchtime shopping. ShopBop’s Friends & Family Sale 2014 has begun, and it’ll get you 25% off of almost everything the site carries through October 16. The list of brand exclusions is relatively short, compared to many F&F sales, so odds are that you’ll be able to pick up what you want for 25% off with code FAMILY25 at checkout.
Our favorite sales are the ones where we get to pick where the discounts go, and the Saks Friends & Family Sale is just that. Now through October 19 online, you can get 25% off a huge selection of designer apparel, shoes and accessories (and 20% off jewelry!) when you enter code FRNFAM at checkout. Some brand exclusions do apply, so make sure you check those out before you make your final decisions.
National Handbag Day came and went in what felt like a blink of an eye. With thousands of handbag tweets and close to 6,000 Instagrams showing off your bags, it’s clear all of you were just as excited about the holiday as we were.
Every online retailer has its own personality; even if most luxury sites carry many of the same brands, the choices of products and the new designers that a store decides to add into the mix gives each one its own point of view. If you’re looking for something fantastical, for the most interesting version of a must-have bag or the best selection of pieces from a buzzy European upstart, you go to LUISAVIAROMA, subject of our latest edition of The International Edit. Read More…