As much as we love seasonal colors and prints, it’s hard to deny the everlasting allure of the black handbag. Unless you’re a lady of leisure (lucky!) or the kind of person who’s meticulous about changing her handbag to match her outfit every morning, you probably have a workhorse bag in your collection, and that bag is, in all likelihood, black.
New York Fashion Week (or, more accurately, New York Fashion Eight Days and Some Presentations Before and After) is, to be blunt, never the best place to spot excellent luxury handbags on the runway. (That honor goes to either Paris or Milan, depending on the season.) It always boasts a few winners if you’re willing to search, though, and, as it turns out, searching is my job.
Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and as we prepare for the Fall 2014 collections cross the Atlantic to roll through Europe for the next three weeks, it’s important to take stock of what happened in Manhattan and what it tells us about where our accessories dollars are headed in the second half of the year.
Diane Kruger was recently spotted doing a little shopping in West Hollywood with the Jason Wu Daphne 2 Snakeskin Satchel. From a distance, that snakeskin pattern looks like a fine tweed, but it is in fact a most unusual spotted, black and white “watersnake” skin, which is a much less expensive alternative to python, and the pricepoint of this bag would certainly indicate as much.
As January draws to a close, so does the traditional luxury sale season, but that won’t stop us from scouring the Internet each Friday for our weekly dose of bag deals. This week, we searched the best sales that are still ongoing and found some treasures, from calf hair, to exotics, to the perfect Marchesa spring wedding clutch for 60% off.