The world lost a true legend today, Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82. The famed designer captured the hearts of many long before I ever met him, but from the moment I attended my first Oscar de la Renta show and had the chance to meet Oscar, I fell in love.
Bag: Valentino Bird-Embroidered Suede Shoulder Bag
Price: $3,775 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino generally reserves this level of embellishment and detail for its exquisite evening gowns, but this graceful, elegant bag pulls off the look with aplomb. If you want to carry a piece of art, look no further.
Fashion is like any other form of creative expression: an opportunity to be publicly clever or publicly inane, depending on your natural predilection. Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane generally chooses the latter, even if he makes some damn fine Chelsea boots, and he’s at it again with the Saint Laurent Metallic Gun Clutch.
A new season always brings with it lots of new choices, but Fall 2014 feels particularly full of brand-spanking-new handbag options from some of the biggest accessories labels in the world. Now that all the dust has settled and these designs have arrived in stores, we combed through the collections to find those that are most worthy of your new handbag dollars.
Reese Witherspoon was recently spotted picking up her own takeout in LA (!!!), while carrying an aubergine calf leather Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag, which is the brand’s new marquee style for Fall 2014. You can currently find Reese’s exact bag for $2,242 at MyTheresa.com (but probably not for long, now that it’s gotten the Reese Witherspoon bump, so get clickin’).
Happy Friday, Roundup Readers! We hope you are all rested up from the National Handbag Day festivities. We certainly had a lovely time revisiting some of our favorite bags and collections last week and hope you did too.
This week, we dropped into Coach and checked in on the Snoopy Line conversation, which you’ll want to check out!
Hart of Dixie star Jaime King was recently spotted out and about in the East Village, looking perfectly casual and carrying an extremely wee Christian Dior Lady Dior Mini Bag. Our powers of purse premonition are telling us that Dior is about to have a huge handbag moment, and celebrity fandom is, of course, always an integral part of making that happen.
Valentino’s uber-popular Rockstud bags have enjoyed a longer tenure toward the top of consumers’ wish lists than most brands can ever dream of, and there’s little indication that buyers’ love for the bags will wane any time soon. The brand’s seasonal takes on the bag often disappear from shelves especially quickly, so now that pre-orders for the brand’s rainbow-colored 1973 (that’s the stripes) and Psychedelic Camo (you can figure this one out) lines are available at Bergdorf Goodman, you might want to jump on them.
Friends & Family sale season is in full swing, and we’ve got another exciting edition to the coupon code roster to add to the list. Now through Sunday, October 19, you can get 30% off your purchase at Kate Spade using code F14FFUS at checkout. If you need to add a smart little bag or some fun jewelry to your fall wardrobe, look no further.