Olivia Wilde Proenza Schouler PS1

Last week I was sitting a few seats back from the gorgeous Olivia Wilde at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 show. I always arrive at shows early (it’s my type-A personality), and as I patiently waited for the show to begin, I enjoyed watching the celebrities arrive and be inundated by camera flashes.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 (7)

As we mentioned last week, Proenza Schouler tends to put its most directional accessories on the runway instead of the bags and leather goods that actually fly off of store shelves. That’s the case for most designers, but Proenza is particularly notable because there’s such a wide gulf between the runway bags and the rest of the line; you needn’t look further than Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 for proof.

Proenza Schouler Record Bag (4)

Without question, the New York Fashion Week show I look forward to the most is Proenza Schouler’s. The brand’s collections always feel fresh and directional, and even though they only show a couple of bags on the runway per season, those pieces are usually a good indication of what’s to come from Proenza’s full accessories line, as far as prints, textures and colors go.

Proenza Schouler Book Bag

Some people just don’t dig a recognizable bag, and that’s fine; most brands produce lots of bags that don’t make a big enough splash to draw huge amounts of attention from passers by, so flying under the radar and still maintaining a high standard for your bag collection is always totally possible.

Proenza Schouler Large Python PS1

I’m going to level with you guys: it’s a slow news day. We’ve reached that mid point of July, which means that it feels as though we’re as far into summer as humanly possible, but still with no light at the end of the heat-and-humidity tunnel.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Pochette Suede Crocodile

Amanda and I were just discussing how it seems entirely crazy that we have talked about handbags for over seven years now. The funny thing is there is always something to say and it is rare that either she or I have a day when we literally are grasping at straws to find some great content.

Proenza Schouler PS11 and Bottega Veneta

Some accessories are a match made in heaven, and I have found a combo that’s beyond stunning. All I want to do right now is buy both of these items and wear them all summer long, with my crisp whites as well as casual boyfriend jeans and t-shirt.

[Editor’s Note: Images from this post were removed at the request of Proenza Schouler.]

You know we hate publishing cell phone pictures, but if the picture contains something that’s exciting enough and that can’t be found anywhere else, we’re willing to do it for the sake of informing you guys about something exciting as quickly as possible.


The amazing sales just keep coming and I can’t think of a better way to kick off a dreary Monday morning than with a Proenza Schouler sale. Our friends at Proenza Schouler have marked select bags from their Spring 2012 collection 30% off.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Birthday Cake (5)

If there’s two things that all of us at PurseBlog love, it’s handbags and sweets. If you’re here, you already know about our handbag obsession, but if you follow PurseBlog on Instagram, that’s where you get a much deeper look into the collective psyche of our team.

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