33 posts tagged with Bag

When Cleobella handbags come up, I brace myself for something very hippie-esque. So, today, I was a bit surprised when I came across a recent Cleobella design.

To be honest, at first glance, I thought this bag had some kind of metallic element going on. Upon further investigation, I realized that while there is some kind of weaving going on, there is absolutely no metallic involved. Perhaps I glanced at the bag too quickly or perhaps I have metallic on the brain, so I am not exactly sure why I thought I saw metallic. Either way, there is something about this bag that screams out, “carry me”. (more…)

It is absolutely no secret that I am a huge Linea Pelle fan. I love their bags, belts and accessories. The great thing about this brand is that nothing is bogged down with too much hardware, frills, or random designs – just because. This brand sticks to what it is good at and that is one of the main reasons it is so successful. Each item is made of fabulous leather that seriously gets better the more you use it. I dare you to show me a Linea Pelle bag that doesn’t age gracefully.

All of this being said, it doesn’t mean that I don’t yearn to expand how many Linea Pelle bags and accessories I have in my closet. In fact, I think that is something I need to do ASAP. Perhaps this Linea Pelle Dylan Leather Messenger Bag is where I might start. (more…)

It’s here! A few months ago, we covered the impending arrival of this Marc by Marc Jacobs Happy Dot Mabel Tote to Shopbop. Lo and behold, it’s here, and right in time for summer.

As expected, the price is rather reasonable, at $228. It’s a rather large bag, though. Would you carry it? It’s very on-trend with it’s mixed prints, but I find the choice of prints to be rather matronly””giant dots and gingham. Surprisingly, the braided handles pull it all together and bring it out of the boondocks. (more…)

You may have noticed that I was a little MIA (missing in action) last week. I spent most of the week driving from the West Coast to the East Coast. For those of you who have never experience a cross-country drive, it was a long one. My brother flew out to California and did the drive with me, which made it much more exciting. But leading up to the drive itself, I did a complete top to bottom cleaning of my apartment which included assessing all of my belongings. So as you can imagine I got caught up on my handbag collection.

While going through all of my bags, I was once again reminded about my lack of cross-body bags or even good/new shoulder bags. I do have several shoulder bags, but I think it is time for me to diversify my collection a bit. No reason not to, right? (more…)

It is not uncommon that those of us on Team PurseBlog tend to envoke some sort of curiosity or interest in what we cover. In fact, it was just last week that Amanda wrote about how she doesn’t cover or look at as many Coach bags as perhaps many of you would like. As soon as I read that I began nodding my head in total agreement.

Coach is such a staple in the handbag world that I almost cannot believe we don’t cover more Coach bags. Perhaps that will be a mid-year resolution of mine. I’ll start my resolution out with the Coach Madison Floral Embroidered Maggie Bag. Can you say quintessential feminine handbag? (more…)

I’m beginning to sound like a broken record player, so forgive me. But, crossbody and bucket bags are all the rage this season as well as seasons to come. So, it is no surprise that I have yet another crossbody bag to share with you. I don’t know about you, but there is something about a simplistic bag that makes me so happy. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a great eccentric bag as much as the next person, but there are days when I want a great bag without a lot of fuss. Thankfully, Treesje is a brand that continues to bring me bags I cannot get enough of. (more…)

As PurseBlog’s resident proponent of the bohemian style, I feel it’s my duty to introduce yet another Antik Batik style to you readers. This Antik Batik Ciena Big Bag is quintessentially boho, but manages to be rather un-messy and simple as far as the style goes. That’s quite a feat, no? Let’s take a look.

The bag is an easy messenger shape, if slightly rounded and loose. And, gasp, it lacks the ubiquitous fringing and beading and embroidery that one might find easily on a more traditional boho bag, like, oh, anything by JADETribe. Here, there’s not an ethnic print to be found. (more…)

Matt & Nat is another handbag company that has come a long way. When I was first introduced to Matt & Nat bags I have to say, the jury was out. Sure, there were elements of the bags that I liked, but they also seemed a bit boring to me. Ladies and gents, that is no longer the case.

Recent bags from this design team have really impressed me. The Matt & Nat Yacht Studded Bag is rather fabulous, don’t you think? (more…)

It’s been a little while since I reviewed a L.A.M.B. handbag. It’s not done on purpose. In all reality I find myself staring at L.A.M.B. bags on a daily basis. I love watching this brand evolve. The bags aren’t just loud and obnoxious, they are actually wearable.

While the bags are wearable, they still make a very distinct statement. For the most part, you should know that you won’t be carrying a boring black bag. Even when the bag is a bit low key in the L.A.M.B. design world, it still packs quite a punch. (more…)

Perhaps you’ve seen gorgeous drapey dresses in silk and jersey lately at high-end department stores, and, upon closer inspection, you find them to be Halston Heritage. Halston basically keeps coming back, spearheaded by different groups of people who just want to make a rebirth of the brand work. The dresses work. And while I’m a fan of most things flower child, bohemian, and slightly strange, I fail to see how this Halston Heritage Tie Dye Sac Bag fits in with the rest of the new collection. (more…)

One of the things I really love about working on PurseBlog Savvy is that I get a chance to look at bags that are actually reasonably priced. In addition to this, I come across brands that I’m not familiar with. We are all familiar with brands like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton or Chanel, but until I had the chance to work on this site, I had never heard of a brand like IRO. Now that I have, I am pretty happy. Granted, I don’t own one of these bags but if I were to, this one might be an option. (more…)

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