The contemporary market is full of cute little crossbody bags, and for good reason – not only are they functional weekend pieces for the market’s young customers, but because of their diminutive sizes, they’re at the lower end of the brand’s price range, which helps entice new customers to check out the brand’s wares. The problem, though, is that not all designers are particularly creative when it comes to these pieces – there are a lot of zipper-topped rectangles out there right now.
There are advantages (the splendor of Grand Central!) and disadvantages (subway flashers!) to commuting to work within New York City, but one of my favorite parts of going to work in midtown Manhattan is getting to see how non-fashion people, especially straight dudes, dress themselves. When I worked at home, my main forays out into the world were in the evenings and on weekends, which meant that I was missing out on a whole slew of sartorial decision-making, especially when it came to work clothes. Now that I’ve been at the whole commute thing for a few months, I have some thoughts. Chiefly among them: Guys, stop wearing lame backpacks with your suits. You look like you’re headed to give a very important presentation to your third period American history class. If you want to wear a backpack in your off hours, though, that’s totally cool – I even have some suggestions. Read More…
We are sailing through May, and it has been a busy week for fashion. Insipired by the Met Gala, we checked in on Givenchy, Dior and Chanel, did some bargain-hunting along with some very focused PurseForum bargain hunters and rounded out the week with some fantastic jewelry. Come on in and see what we have been up to!
The Givenchy Antigona is an incredibly popular style, not to mention one that we absolutely love.
Ginnifer Goodwin stepped out of her hotel the morning after The Met Gala with her black Givenchy Pandora Bag in tow. The Pandora has long been one of my personal designer bag faves, in addition to being a perennial favorite of countless celebs. It boasts what is arguably the most unique silhouette on the market for an everyday bag, and the name of this boxy bag is a particular stroke of designer genius.
Ok, to be fair, a lot of Ralph Lauren handbags are more or less exactly what you’d expect – after all, the brand has a very distinct and well-developed aesthetic, and when you have that, there’s not much reason to stray from it for a foundational product like handbags. Seasonally, though, Lauren does deviate from the saddlery chic that we know and love with his Collection pieces, and from spring, that means a heavy Spanish influence runs through the brand’s traditionally Southwestern feel.
As we inch ever closer to summer, we also inch ever closer to the full-on spring collection sales, and online retailers are starting to put more and more interesting things on markdown. As we always do on Fridays, we’ve taken the liberty of pre-shopping those new markdowns and finding the best of the best bag deals to present to you, our dear readers. Without further ado, let’s get to shopping. Read More…
I just got back from a relaxing and very sunshine-filled vacation to Florida and the Bahamas, and while New York weather isn’t quite cooperating, I still have poolside lounging on my mind. I’m waiting for the weather up here to catch up to what I just left, and while it’s a bit chilly and rainy outside as I write this, I’m closing my eyes and taking myself back to the tropics.
When you think of Gwyneth Paltrow, you don’t exactly think “tech maven”, and yet here she is, looking extra chic at a “Meet the Developer” event at an NYC Apple store. In case you’re still (understandably) confused, Gwyneth was actually the developer in question, as she just recently launched her GOOP City Guides app. Her luxe black bag is a shiny kidskin Tom Ford Natalia Bag carried as a clutch.
For a new brand (not to mention a brand owned by celebrities), The Row’s price point can feel a bit shocking. I was definitely shocked by it when the brand started producing bags, but the more opportunities I have to see, feel and smell (you know you smell the leather, don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about) The Row’s bags, the more of a believer I am. It takes a lot of fine materials and top-notch construction to bring us around on a new brand with ultra-premium pricing, but that’s exactly what The Row provides; we were just as impressed by our preview of The Row Fall 2013 Handbags as we’ve been with anything recently.
Below, check out our exclusive photos of the collection that’s coming to stores soon. If you’re ready to shop now, shop The Row’s current collection via Net-a-Porter.
Is it just me, or do you feel like we’ve been seeing more of Sienna Miller recently? After her romance with Jude Law finally came to an end, the American press seemed to lose a bit of its interest in her, and according to IMDB, she didn’t act in movies at all from 2009 to 2012 after working steadily for nearly a decade before that. Perhaps the tabloids got a little too close and Sienna needed a break, but it seems as though that vacation is over – she was in several movies that came out last year, and she’s been making the party circuit with her new fiancé in New York lately.
Considering all that, now seemed like the time to take a look back at all the interesting bags that Sienna’s carried over the years. As you might expect for someone with such a particular aesthetic, Sienna’s collection fits her personal style quite well. It also fits her nationality – she carries more British designers than anything else.