It wasn’t so long ago that $1,500 was a sweet spot for designer bags. In the mid-2000s, sough-after bags like the Chloé Paddington retailed for prices near that magic number, and even as recently as 2010, the Céline Luggage Tote debuted at $1,750.
Last week we spotted the very first few Pre-Fall 2016 handbag pre-orders to hit the Internet, and today, we have even more upcoming bags to share with you. Bergdorf Goodman just launched its pre-fall pre-order section, and the handbag selection includes pieces from sought-after bag designers like Fendi, Valentino, Givenchy and Prada.
As you might have heard, Reed Krakoff is back, and celebs have rallied around him to help him launch his new collab with Kohl’s. Launching a collab with a mass-market retailer a year after you shutter your luxury brand is strange timing indeed, but if you liked Krakoff’s old line but balked at the prices, there’s a 100% chance you’ll want to see these ultra affordable REED x Kohl’s bags.
When I first became interested in handbags, hobos were huge. I mean that both literally and figuratively; not only was the style super popular, but the most popular versions were enormous. A recent wave of hobos from The Row harkens back to those days (The Olsen twins were, of course, infamous for carrying bags big enough to live in during those years), and it has me feeling pleasantly nostalgic for the mid-2000s.
Here’s something I don’t get to wax on about nearly enough for my liking: Netflix celebrities. If you’re a fellow cord-cutter, you’re probably aware that a well-received Netflix series can quietly boost the celebrity profile of actors and actresses that have had a harder time finding success on network television, who haven’t worked in a while (by choice or not) or who are way more popular across the pond.
It’s late February, so of course that means it’s time for Los Angeles celebrities to bust out the barely-there denim. It’s basically a seasonal rite of passage. I jest, of course–this seems a tad early for short shorts, even by LA standards, but that’s certainly this week’s most notable trend, right behind giant black designer totes.
It’s time for another round of weekly bag deals, which means it’s also Friday, which means that this is really two pieces of good news wrapped into a single-serving package. Actually, I also have a third piece of good news: lots of online retailers are giving extra discounts or incentives on top of existing sale prices right now, so it’s the time of year where a little bit of digging can pick up the kind of crazy-good sale find that your friends will be mad about for months to come.
No matter how long I cover the accessories industry, it never fails to mystify me what it’s possible to buy with a couple mouse clicks after a few too many glasses of wine. Every season, we survey the most expensive new women’s bags on offer in order to look for trends at the top tier of the market, and that’s just what we’ve done today.
Everyone on the PurseBlog sees a ton of bags every day, so when one sticks with you for a little while, that’s always something to pay attention to. I first spotted The Row Duplex Hobo when scouting out which Resort 2016 bags the Internet’s big retailers already have on offer, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.