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As the Rebecca Minkoff brand continues to expand, the offerings continue to appeal to a larger crowd. The design aesthetic that I continually find myself drawn to is precisely what Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2012 offered; beautiful prints, flowing clothing, and colors that are both subtle and alluring.

The collection was inspired by the 1970′s in St. Tropez, France. The idea behind the prints was to invoke the look sunlight gives as it shines through broken pieces of glass, which results in an array of beautiful, muted hues. Dominant colors of the Resort 2012 collection include azure, sunset, persimmon, and turquoise. (more…)

Right now the Rebecca Minkoff website is hosting a major sale of some of its most coveted bags. If you were not able to attend a sample sale, think of this as a virtual one that you can attend from the comfort of your home computer.

Because Rebecca loves the PurseForum and the PurseForum loves Rebecca, there is an exclusive bag marked down ONLY for tPFers. The highly coveted Rebecca Minkoff Elisha is a classic bag from the designer that is both timeless and effortless. Its roomy interior and casual style makes it the perfect everyday bag. Price is marked down from $550 to $302 via this link only.

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One of my favorite Rebecca Minkoff designs is her MAC clutch. I own six of these bags in different colors and materials and never get sick of it. The design tranitions flawlessly from day to night and is sizable enough to carry plenty of objects.

In fact, I carried my new copper snakeskin effect MAC today and it fit my continental wallet, keys, iPhone, lipstick, eyeglass cleaning cloth, inhaler, and lollipop. Actually, there was probably more in there, but it packed in nicely and was not bulky at all. This clutch is clutch.
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Balenciaga Raffia Tote, $965 via Barneys. Rebecca Minkoff Endless Love Straw Tote, $250 via ShopBop

It is here, it is here!!! ‘It‘ being summer. Well, kind of here, not totally 100% here but it is trying to arrive. With warm weather and vacation season knocking at our doors, many are working on their beach bodies and prepping their summer wardrobe. For an accessory lover, that should include a raffia tote.

While raffia totes are clearly only suited for May, June, July, and August, that is still a third of the year and that means it will be a great wardrobe addition. If you do not want to splurge on a designer option like the Balenciaga Raffia Tote, we found a look for less with the Rebecca Minkoff Endless Love Straw Tote. (more…)

One of my absolutely favorite bags to travel with is my Rebecca Minkoff Studded Rocker. The bag is small and packs easily into my suitcase, while being large enough to fit the right amount of necessities. In fact, I can fit quite a bit into this bag.

Of course black leather is a safe rocker chic option, but either the white or turquoise version ShopBop is carrying right now really lures me in. (more…)

Yesterday afternoon marked the VIP night of this year’s bi-annual Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Since we were co-hosting the sale, Megs and I were invited to enter an hour before the doors opened to the public to check out the goods, mingle with celebs like Michelle Trachtenberg of Gossip Girl and chat with the RM team.

The initial onslaught of shoppers hit right when the doors opened at 4pm. An hour after the opening the line of awaiting shoppers actually vanished off 5th Avenue, just to then resurge with people leaving work around 6:30pm. Friends told us that the line eventually wrapped nearly two blocks by 8-9pm. Click to view the full gallery

It is Sample Sale Season again. One thing I have loved about living in NYC is the ability to literally walk down the street and find sample sale after sample sale when the season arrives. One of our favorite SS to attend is Rebecca Minkoff’s, not only because we love her bags but also because we get to host it with Rebecca herself. (more…)

One of my favorite bags from Rebecca Minkoff is her Morning After Clutch. After I got my first MAC, I was hooked. I have become obsessed with smaller bags with long shoulder straps because of their accessibility, usability, and style. They also are much lighter and easier to throw over your shoulder or cross-body and wear it all day.

Obviously for spring you need to add bright hues to your wardrobe and the fuchsia Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch gets my vote. (more…)

Transitioning from The Box last season to a large stage today, Rebecca Minkoff took on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York full-force. When the lights went down we did not see a model strut down the runway at first, instead we were serenaded by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The vibe was set, a throwback to the 60′s with a gypsy feel. And then came the models, the clothing, the shoes, and the bags.

While the RTW was what most people were eying, it was obviously the handbags that caught our attention. We saw some familiar shapes, but overall the bags that hit the runway were of the small hand-held variety with a punk touch. Rebecca Minkoff did what we love to see, used her handbags as the eye-catching accessory that they are meant to be. There were bold colors, including blues and greens, along with fur accents and leopard print. (more…)

We will continue bringing you the latest Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York news throughout the week. And luckily, for both you and us, we have the exclusive first look of a few Rebecca Minkoff F/W 2011 Bags. Let’s all just outwardly admit how totally cool this is.

We will be at the Rebecca Minkoff show today and bringing you a full runway review with many more photos later! But for now, delight in this sneak preview that you can’t get anywhere other than PurseBlog.com! (more…)

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