Few models have the career longevity of the perptually gorgeous, seemingly-aging-backward Naomi Campbell. She’s been a fixture in the industry since I was in elementary school, still walks in runway shows with some regularity and is still beloved by fashion people as one of a dying breed of bad-girl models.
If you had as much money as reality star-turned-model Kendall Jenner, what would your handbag closet look like? (If you’ve found your way here, I’m taking it as a given that you’d have a dedicated handbag closet.) Would it be diverse?
Both Moda Operandi and Heritage Auctions are well known for their abilities to wrangle rare fashion pieces into something a little more friendly for online shoppers, and when they get together, it usually means good things for the bag-buying public. (If you’re trying to get your hands on something hard-to-find and luxurious, anyway.) Now through September 6, you can shop a selection of pre-owned and vintage Hermès bags at Moda Operandi, curated by the experts at Heritage.
This week, celebs have surprised us with a few rather obscure handbag choices from lesser-known brands that are at the peripheries of our radar, as well as bags from the major brands that generally have a lower profile. In a bizarre and disorienting twist, this week’s most boring bag pick actually came from Rihanna , of all people, but only because she’s been carrying her Dior Diorama bags for months now, as if it were her job.
Almost a year ago, Vlad and I moved back to South Florida. While we are still in NYC often and the PurseBlog team is still based in the city, Vlad and I have taken to our old roots. Miami has changed so much since we last lived here five years ago; the art scene has taken off, the design district is booming and new shops are popping up left and right.
Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Margarita Python and Leather Tote
Price: $3,495 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This bag is like a master class in the effective use of exotics. The bag is a minimal take on a classic shape with a simple leather body, all of which accentuates the gorgeous grey python flap closure.
Every few years, designers try to give belt bags (often known in the US by their more pedestrian name: fanny packs) their day in the sun, usually to limited-at-best success. These pushes usually coincide with a general trend toward 70s neo-bohemian fashion, and since that’s what we’re in the middle of right now, there are suddenly a lot of belt bags available.
A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the Mark Cross Resort 2016 collection, and today, we have some photos of the lovely bags to brighten up your Monday. You can expect a lot of the brand’s classic shapes, rendered in new shades and exotics, plus new versions of the popular Grace Box Bag.