I lot went on at the end of last week. Rihanna has a new fave bag, Giada is taking a new brand for a spin, Chloë Grace Moretz gets bespoke Coach bags and we are henceforth using the Fanning sisters as a sort of litmus test for handbag popularity.
New York Fashion Week is upon us again and over the years we’ve learned that the content you love most as a whole is seeing the style and bags people carry to the shows. Of course we’ll still cover some of the best handbags being sent down the runway, but there’s nothing better than seeing what people wear outside of them.
When you write about something for a living, it’s easy to look at it and think, “Will people like this?” instead of, “Do I like this?” How a particular design plays to the market at large and to our readers is always the first thing on my mind when I see a handbag; my personal opinion whether or not I’d carry it in my leisure time is way down the list of my concerns.
The worlds of fine art and high fashion make sense together. Not only do their clienteles overlap, but appreciation of both requires a keen eye and appreciation for the history of aesthetics. Since 1982, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been helping art aficionados around the country expand their collections, and on September 13th and 14th, the auction house wants to help you do the exact same thing with your wardrobe.
Even though we’re not technically in sale season right now, we found a couple bags for our weekly roundup of bag deals that generally only appear at discounted prices for a couple weeks a year. If you passed up your opportunity at the beginning of the summer, you might just be in luck today.
The three-day holiday weekend may be long gone, but the awesome shoe deals from this past weekend are still going strong. We browsed the Internet in search of the best footwear discounts we could find, and get ready to see slashed prices on brands like Christian Louboutin, Gianvito Rossi, Aquazzura and more.
A love of high-end fashion and a love of international travel often overlap. Both require considerable expendable income and aesthetic curiosity, and both fashion and travel have a sense of glamor to them, which compounds on itself when the two are combined.
Chloé‘s popularity has spiked in the last few year, and that’s made the brand’s fans very interesting to follow on social media. The brand’s accessories profile first surged in the mid-to-late-2000s on the strength of the Paddington, Silverado and Paraty bags, but after Phoebe Philo’s departure, it took Chloé a few years to regain its status as an assured hitmaker.
“Classic,” when it comes to handbags, is an idea everyone conceptualizes a little differently. A bag can be classic-looking without being a classic, and today, my interest lies in the latter concept. When it comes to designer bags, classics are a small group that rarely expands; it takes a special piece not to look dated after a handful of years, and the current market emphasizes seasonal trends to help churn through inventory.