Givenchy Antigona

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you for help deciding between a grey or pink Givenchy Antigona. If you follow us on Instagram, you know I’ve made my decision: the winner is PINK!

eBay Designer Handbags November 12

Wednesday is here, and it’s time to shop. We have been busy scouring eBay for the best bags up for auction, and we have quite a nice selection this week. A pretty pale blue Balenciaga aught our eyes, along with totes from Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Prada. The selections on eBay seemed especially interesting this week, so have fun shopping. Read More…

Buying Luxury Goods Online

The central paradox of luxury handbags has always been that brands need to sell as many as humanly possible while still convincing every customer that he or she is getting something exclusive and sought-after. Until now, a cheap-and-easy way to do that was to eschew online sales in favor of forcing customers into brick-and-mortar boutiques, but according to Businessweek, the effectiveness of that strategy might have come to an end. Read More…

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West head to an office building in Los Angeles, CA

Oh yes, you read that correctly. Kim Kardashian recently became the proud recipient of an Hermès Herbag that was lovingly (and intentionally) hand-painted by her daughter North. This “customized” Herbag is, of course, a gift from Kanye. Here’s the happy couple walking into a meeting together in LA, with Kim’s new bag/North’s handiwork on full display.

Dior SoHo Store-1

Last week Soho, got a little more fashionable with the addition of the new Dior Soho boutique, a store that differs greatly from the brand’s 57th Street flagship. The new store’s aesthetic is more contemporary, with a loft-like feel and open layout that showcases the products wonderfully.

Getting Started Gift Guide

As soon as Halloween passed, we started getting emails from brands and retailers about their newly unveiled gift selections. It seemed early, but a quick look at the calendar explained why: Thanksgiving is late this year, so if shoppers wait as long to shop as they might normally, things are going to be a bit tight for all involved.

Botkier Leroy Anaconda Satchel Metallic

You can’t talk about contemporary handbags without talking about Botkier. In 2003, Monica Botkier introduced the Trigger Bag, which became incredibly popular on both the strength of its rock-n-roll-luxury design and its accessible, mid-three-figures price tag. Over the next decade, the contemporary market exploded, and Botkier’s bags were carried by everyone from Rihanna to Angelina Jolie.

Jeff Koons Hermes Birkin Art

The Hermès Birkin has been an iconic art object for fashion lovers for decades, but now uberartist Jeff Koons is intent on turning the sought-after bags into actual art. Koons has sourced bags from the likes of Sofia Coppola and Diane von Furstenberg and incorporated them into sculpture to benefit Project Perpetual, an arm of the United Nations Foundations that helps at-risk youth the world over with the help of powerful artists. Read More…

Saint Laurent Small Velvet Monogramme Shoulder Bag

Bag: Saint Laurent Small Velvet Monogramme Crossbody Bag

Price: $1,850 via Barneys

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Hedi Slimane has remade Saint Laurent as a clothier for rockstars and those who want to dress like them, and this little bag, with its lush velvet finish and equally luxe gold logo and tassel, feels like the first of Slimane’s bags to fully capture that feeling.

Coach Surrey Mini Snoopy Satchel

The fashion industry has hosted a logo renaissance over the past few season, with brands like Alexander Wang and DKNY plastering their logos all over clothes, much to the pleasure of streetwear-obsessed fashion customers. When it comes to accessories, though, the trend has been a bit different. Instead of the monogram-covered bags that were a hallmark of the early 2000s, handbag lovers have turned their attention to bags festooned from everything from Snoopy to Cornflakes, and the fit of nostalgia doesn’t appear to be waning. Read More…