If you’re a fan of the Coach Borough Bag, spring is going to be super exciting for you. Coach’s lookbook showed up in our inbox last week, and not only is it full of striped and patchwork takes on the bag, but the Borough now comes in sizes ranging from weekender to micro-mini. The bag’s handles also get translated to a slightly simpler bag, the Coach Town Tote, for those who found the Borough’s many compartments a bit daunting.

The collection’s color palette is couched heavily in white, navy and tan, which will give anything a bit of a nautical feel, including these bags. It’s nautical in a modern, somewhat streamlined way, though, so the finished product isn’t nearly as kitschy as it could be. Check out the lookbook below; not all of the new bags are available yet, but we’ve included price and purchase information where applicable. Alternatively, you can peruse the full set of new spring arrivals via Coach.

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Now that the frenzy of New York Fashion Week has been gone for a while, we’ve had an opportunity to look back at the collections we saw and handbags we’ve drooled over, and we’ve found another one that we think you need to see: Kate Spade’s Fall 2014 Handbags. The brand’s bags always manage to straddle the divide between affordable and editorial with aplomb, and for fall, it’s taken on everything from faux fur to faux Chinese food takeout boxes. Check out our photos of the collection below.

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Few brands create a buying frenzy like Mansur Gavriel does these days. The young brand’s minimal, sophisticated bags retail at contemporary prices and sell out almost immediately upon delivery, and until now, it’s been impossible to place a simple online pre-order for them like you can with bigger brands that retail at places like Neiman Marcus or Saks. Today, that’s changes – Mansur Gavriel Fall 2014 handbags are available for pre-order at Moda Operandi, which may very well be the only way to ensure you get one. (more…)

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It’s nearly impossible to buy a $700+ Fendi Bag Bug and has been for months, so it was only a matter of time before other designers looking to get a piece of the irreverent-bag-charm pie. Up first is Brit Sophie Hulme, whose attainably priced, cleanly designed leather bags we already adore. Now we have the Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Pink Bag Charms, which are somewhat more restrained (and considerably less expensive) than their super-popular Fendi counterparts.

The most obvious difference between these bag monsters and the originals, of course, is that these are much, much smaller. Fendi’s fuzzy charms are so large that it’d be difficult to use one as a keychain; they’re very much meant to live on the outside of a bag at all times. These little buggies, on the other hand, are proportional to what you’d expect for a keychain, and they feature a chain long enough that your new friend will dangle below your house keys, in full view. If you like Fendi’s idea but want to spend a lot less money or would prefer a keychain, these are the way to go.


Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm
$130 via MATCHESFASHION

Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm Pink

Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm
$130 via MATCHESFASHION

Sophie Hulme Fuzzy Mink Bag Charm Blue

In the luxury industry, sales don’t usually launch in February; that’s when all the new spring stuff is just arriving! That’s why today’s one-day-only sale on Contemporary/CUSP at Neiman Marcus is so exciting. Contemporary clothes already have a great price point, and with the 40% off selection that Neiman Marcus has right now, a great look is even closer within reach. If you see something, though, you better grab it – prices will be back to normal on Friday!

Shop the Neiman Marcus CUSP Sale Now!

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If you haven’t been able to get your paws on a Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag (or tote, or clutch), you’re not alone. Demand has far outpaced supply for the young New York-based brand, but with a new season nigh, new shipments are expected at retailers in late February. Those shipments will include the bags that are already sought-after, like the red-lined Bucket Bag, but the duo behind Mansur Gavriel also has some new interior tricks up their sleeves for spring.

True to the brand’s minimalist, neutral debut, Bucket Bags and Totes still come in three exterior colors: black, cammello (light tan) and brandy (dark tan). Inside is where things get interesting: spring boasts several new interior colors, including several gorgeous blues, and metallics. Fashionista has an incredibly comprehensive guide on which stores will be getting which colors and how you can pre-order or get your name on a waiting list, and for more close-up photos and a color guide to the new season, check out the gallery below.

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