Even though it seems like handbags get more and more expensive every season, there’s at least a bit of evidence that prices are leveling out at some levels of the market. Rare Hermès Birkins may be selling for ever-higher prices, but the most expensive bags from brands like Fendi, Givenchy and The Row seem to have cooled down.
Celebs were eternally “out and about” last week, and precious few seemed to have any real agenda. Even more shocking: very few had anything to promote. This is pretty unusual, and the lack of fervent PR activity makes me feel kind of useless, to be honest.
It’s that time of the week again: bag deals! Now, as every Friday morning, we’re here to bring you over a dozen of the best discounted designer bags available on the Internet right now (if you hurry, anyway).
We warned you at the beginning of March that embellished, statement-making straps were a nascent trend, and now the world’s biggest luxury brand has lent the look its seal of approval. Louis Vuitton just launched a line of sold-separately Bandoulière Straps, and compared to brands of comparable caliber, they’re actually pretty well priced.
For a group of women with whom designers are often extremely generous, supermodels tend to be pretty loyal when it comes to their bags. For example: Miranda Kerr can’t put down her Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, Gigi Hadid is obsessed with her Versace Palazzo Empire Bag and Chrissy Teigen loves her Givenchy Antigona.
When I think of a bag I’d call a “best bet,” it’s a useful, simple design that could fit into a lot of different women’s lives and that comes at a reasonable price for what you get.
“The best” is a very particular phrase. People use it in place of “my favorite” all the time, perhaps because we always want to believe that the things we prefer are also objectively valuable and worth appreciating, but its literal meaning is a little more narrow than that.