The PurseBlog team took the day off yesterday to celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends, and because of a very pressing nice-weather-on-a-patio situation, I missed last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. If you had already finished your day-off revelry and made it inside in time to watch the episode, we’d like to provide you with a spot to talk amongst yourselves about what transpired.
We included a look at this clutch within last week’s examination of the beautiful bags of Chanel Cruise 2014, but we couldn’t bear to let this little beauty – the Chanel No. 5 Perfume Bottle Clutch – sit in obscurity within that gallery of images any longer. No, no – a piece this fun needs its closeup, even if it was already a standout in a collection full of great pieces.
Knowing that certain things never go on sale is one of the realities that most bag lovers face every day, but it doesn’t have to be. For so long, we’ve told ourselves that we have to buy designers like Chanel at full price, because the brand doesn’t put bags and jewelry on sale and buying secondhand can be risky – those were just the rules of the game. Like with so many things, though, the Internet has reordered the universe and brought us Portero, a site that allows you to confidently buy authentic, pre-owned Chanel bags, jewelry and accessories online, often at a huge discount from full retail. Somehow, it’s not too good to be true. Read More…
If you’re an online shopping veteran (and we know you are), then we don’t have to explain this to you: the Net-a-Porter Sale just launched, and you want to get yourself over there right now to have first dibs on all the incredible stuff in the first round of discounts, which run up to 50% off regular retail. There is literally no time to spare. If you’re looking for only the best bags in the entire selection and don’t want to chance missing out while you’re wading through the options, we’ve pre-shopped the sale and picked out the best of the best, for your perusal below.
PurseBlog HQ is empty today so that we may spend the holiday celebrating and remembering with our family and friends, but we wanted to take a moment to celebrate with you as well. Let us know what your big plans are for the day in the comments!
If you’re stuck inside because of bad weather (or worse, work), remember to check out the great Memorial Day sales that are happening this weekend, like fresh markdowns at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and ShopBop!
Another Friday means another PurseForum Roundup of the week’s conversations over at the Forum. This week, we pop into Chanel and Proenza Schouler and stumble into two live reveal threads. We also gave some thought to frugality, found some attention grabbing animals, and lusted over some shoes. We have been very busy. Read More…
Here’s Reese Witherspoon shopping at a Whole Foods in LA (where the daytime lighting is strangely perfect), carrying a paper bag of fresh flowers and other goodies in one arm and an orange Fendi 2Jours Tote on the other. I suddenly have a fiendish urge to buy something orange. This Italian leather shopper is available in eight different colorways and can be bought for $2,260 at Nordstrom.
Before you head off to your Memorial Day plans, we have something you need to check out: the Bloomingdale’s Designer Handbag Sale, where you can get up to 40% off a whole slew of great bags that are totally in-season and ready to carry immediately (and for the next several months). If you’re not feeling a bag purchase right now, Bloomie’s also has markdowns on a huge selection of shoes, clothing and accessories – seriously, you need to get to shoppin’ at Bloomingdale’s ASAP.
When fashion writers talk about travel, we’re mostly concerned with what you’re going to take and what you’re going to put it in. Our advice ends where your trip begins, and after that, you’re largely on your own. Anyone who’s actually been on vacation, especially to the beach, knows that’s insufficient – packing to get home takes way more skill than packing to leave home.
Since it’s mid-morning on the day before most of us (at least in America) get a three-day weekend, I’m sure you need a little bit of online shopping fun to distract you. Don’t let me twist your arm or anything, but Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer sale season, which means that sites like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s have taken a ton of fresh markdowns on handbags and beyond, and all of it is in-season stuff that you can wear for months to come. That, plus an impending long weekend, makes today a pretty special Friday. Let’s start it with some bag deals, shall we? Read More…