Change is afoot. Designers, brands and retailers have been trying to figure a way to recalibrate Fashion Week in the age of digital media since before I arrived in New York to work in the industry five years ago, and brands are finally starting to put their money where their mouths are in hopes of alchemizing the press circus around fashion shows into real, tangible sales.
Not long ago, I was carrying my white Proenza Schouler PS1 and my friend remarked how clean and stain-free it is. Fast forward two days later and I checked the back of the PS1 to find pretty noticeable color transfer, most likely from a dark pair of jeans I was wearing during that very same conversation with my friend; the bag now looked dirty and gross.
In spite of the fact that it’s yet to get genuinely cold in NYC and it therefore does not feel like the holidays quite yet, we are exactly one week out from Black Friday 2015. If you’re a longtime PurseBlog reader, you already know what that means around here: bag-centric coverage of the Internet’s best designer deals so you guys know you’re nabbing the best purses at the best prices.