In general, when we look at bags, we look at the big picture: how a bag looks, feels and functions as a whole unit. After all, that’s how women use their bags, and even a great detail or two can’t make up for a bag that has other serious shortcomings. That’s why we love it when Chanel gets super creative with the iconic Chanel Classic Flap Bags; the feel and function of a Classic Flap are time-tested, so Chanel’s frequent reinventions of the exterior are almost literally the icing on the cake.
This week on TalkShoes, we spotted Jennifer Lawrence rocking a pair of Louboutins at The Hunger Games Premiere in Paris, and Proenza Schouler continued to find ways to steal our hearts – this time, with the d’Orsay Horn Heels we’re obsessing over. We also discovered that a designer brand has now started making fashion duplicates of the nostalgic Adidas sandals.
Fashion loves Rita Ora, and the burgeoning British pop star seems to love fashion right back. Ora’s Rihanna-esque personal style perfectly straddles the divide between streetwear and luxury that the industry is exploring with gusto at the moment, which makes her exactly the kind of celebrity on whom brands want to see their clothes. One brand in particular, DKNY, wants to see them on her so badly that it tapped Ora to be the face of its Resort and Spring 2014 campaigns.
When I first laid eyes on the RED Valentino Embroidered Quilted Shoulder Bag, I felt confused. Surely the brand was marked incorrectly; this design has every bit as much detailing as you’d expect from a full-fledged Valentino bag, and it has the same refined, utterly ladylike look. I felt even more confused when I saw the price. Less than $500?
Here’s UK singer/songwriter Lily Allen, heading in to do some press for her snarky, satirical new single “Hard Out Here” on BBC Radio 1. She’s carrying a Givenchy Mini Lucrezia Snakeskin Duffel Bag in lieu of her usual Chanel picks and wearing the Christian Louboutin Leopard Daffodile Pumps. You can get Lily’s bag in “Pearl Grey” leather for $2,595 at Barneys.
Did you know that Thanksgiving is next week? I genuinely did not have any idea that was the case until yesterday, when one of my PurseBlog teammates hauled me into the present and reminded me that the end of the year is hurtling at us at a fever pitch. That sounds kind of intimidating, right? I think it does, so let’s slow it down, even if it’s only for a few minutes, with our customary Want It Wednesday festivities. Read More…
I’ve been so in love with the Coach Borough Bags since they first debuted, and since I added one to my collection, the bag has made its way into my regular rotation. Even salespeople at high-end stores have asked question about my Borough, and when I noticed how much attention it’s received, I realized I needed to give it a spot in our Purseonals lineup.
Every website’s sale traditions differ, but for a rarefied echelon of luxury online retailers, a coupon is more or less unheard of. Luisa Via Roma isn’t generally known for offering sweeping discounts on full-price items, but the site wanted to show some love to our readers by way of a 15% discount on a wide variety of full price Winter 2013 bags, shoes, clothes and accessories. All you have to do is enter code PURSE15 at checkout, now through November 25!
I always forget something at Duane Reade. Dry shampoo, Diet Coke, toilet paper, Ziploc bags…that’s everything, right? And then I get home and realize that, duh, I forgot to throw a handmade Hermes Cavale Saddle in my basket. Conviently, Sotheby’s, Apple creative head Johnny Ive and legendary designer Marc Newson have joined forces to make one such Hermes saddle available to support a very worthy cause during the 2013 (RED) Auction. It’ll match the horse that I ride to my subway stop perfectly. Read More…
As much fun as the holidays are, they can be a tad…stylistically stifling. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve each have their own set of heavily ingrained visual cues and references, complete with predetermined color palettes and textures. Predictability can be comforting and times, and there’s something to be said for tradition, certainly, but if you’re a non-traditional girl, you probably still want to feel like yourself while you get in the spirit with your family and friends. I’m wholeheartedly with you on that one, and I’d like this Christopher Kane Black Embroidered Sheer Crackle Clutch to be with me. Read More…