While this sale is titled the end of summer sale, let’s just call it what it is: the last sale of Bird Handbags… EVER. At least under that name. We introduced you to Bird Handbags at the end of 2007. The easy, laid back designs have a distinct upscale vibe to them; the line’s look is very haute hippy. The smaller designer line was gathering some eyes online.
But a problem arose when Juicy Couture named their new line Bird. After Liz Carey, designer of Bird Handbags, reached out to Juicy Couture informally about the issue, Carey realized she would need to sue the company. And then ensued a fight that seemed like a sure-win for Carey, but it was not.
Carey told Fashionista.com in an interview on this subject, “I want people to support young designers. I trademarked my company and did everything I was supposed to do. It’s a good lesson for people who want to start a brand, to know this and know that it’s out there. A big conglomerate shouldn’t be allowed to do this.”
With expenses getting out of hand, Carey decided to stop her fight and rename her company. Bird Handbags will no longer be Bird Handbags, rather Liz Carey Bags.
In order to sell out the last of the official Bird Handbags stock, Liz Carey is offering her notably hippie chic bags at significantly marked down prices. We have the sale info for all of you as Liz wanted to share this with PurseBlog readers! Support a great lady and her beautiful bags at marked down prices!
I love the shape of this hobo. In fact, I’ve been in love with this shape ever since I fell head over heels for the Bird Handbags Lady Bag. Megs has one and let’s just say, I’d be quite a happy camper if I had one of my own. I had a chance to borrow that bag before and it is perfect. It fits perfectly on your shoulder while never looking frumpy. So, when I came across this B-low the Belt Rocking Nita Studded Leather Hobo, I took note. (more…)
We first brought you news of Bird Handbags over two years ago. The ritzy hippie vibe appealed to many and we were digging the designs. The Lady was a favorite (I still wear my Lady often) and the One Night Stand Clutch followed closely behind.
Net A Porter is carrying another version of the Bird Handbags One Night Stand with a natural colored snakeskin body and brown ostrich double handles. (more…)
The first thing that struck me about this clutch was that it claims to be ostrich leather. And Bird Handbags are known for their use of ostrich in particular, so that wasn’t so surprising as the fact that the Bird Handbags Mrs. Ostrich Clutch looks like no other handbag made of that material that I’ve ever seen before in my life.
And I’m all about innovation, so let’s take a closer look, shall we? (more…)
Bird Handbags made their way into the Purse Blog pages a year and a half ago. Being the casual chic that I am, I obsessed over their hippie-chic vibe and loose shoulder bags that were designed with exotic skins. The pairing of casual and exotic is precisely what I would designer if I were a handbag designer. Very cool, very boho, very me. I am the proud owner of the Lady in ostrich, which is the IDEAL travel companion. The Lady folds away into smallness and this is precisely why I love traveling with it. The oversized Bird Handbags One Night Stand Clutch was my next favorite from the designer and now different versions of the clutch are being carried at Net A Porter. (more…)
Creative director of Bird Handbags, Liz Carey has lead quite a life. Jet-setting, designing, modeling, there is just so much to learn about this amazing designer. Today, she takes a moment to share Bird Handbags and love.
Do you look forward to or dread Valentine’s Day, why?I look forward to it because it is a day where you might possibly get a gift… or at least some chocolate.
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day splurge?Eating nonstop!
If/when you have a significant other, does Valentine’s Day seem more important?Umm hello, yes. Without one I find it a real bore… especially embarrassing having to mail valentines to yourself. Always awkward.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?I’m assuming I’ll be whisked away to a private island where I’ll be spoon-fed chocolate pudding by a team of handsome man servants and massaged vigorously. (Or, maybe my man will take me to dinner.)
What is the best Bird gift for Valentine’s Day, why?A One Night Stand Bag, clearly… hello. :)
Today is the third day of our amazing 12 Days of Handbags Giveaway! I have to say, that I love reading the comments you all have here on our site as well as over at Luxaholics. The best part is, I feel the same way as so many of you. So many handbags, so little time! Yet, I have to say, if you’ve been happy so far, stay tuned, there are more amazing handbags to come. For all you handbag lovers out there or for those of you who are entering in hopes of winning a handbag for a friend or loved one, trust me when I say, Day 3 is fabulous!
The Bird Corset Clutch is one that I will have a hard time parting with. This exotic clutch is one that I literally could barely set down after we received it in our office. First of all, it is a clutch. For those of you who don’t know, I LOVE CLUTCHES! But really, that doesn’t matter because this is a clutch that would compliment so many people and oh so many outfits. Bird handbags are not just gorgeous but they are elegant and classy. This is a clutch that would catch the eye of those around you… that is… if you are able to take your eye off it long enough to notice others are staring!
I am a tad late on this, but I hope some of the NYC ladies take advantage of this opportunity! We have already introduced you to Bird Handbags. The line is said to be geared toward rich hippies, and while I am neither of those two things, I adore her bags. The Lady is my favorite as the style was definitely lacking in the handbag market.
Liz Carey, the designer of Bird Handbags, will be making a Bird Handbags Public Appearance at Bergdorf Goodman October 24th from noon-3PM on the 5th Floor. Make sure to stop by NYC ladies and tell her Purse Blog sent you!!
I will tell you a secret; to go on vacation and not go online is a real and true vacation. Don’t fool yourself with that laptop that you check only a few times, it takes you over and puts your mind back on work and all things ‘real’. Vlad and I, of course, had both of our lap tops in Key West but we ran into two glorious problems: our hotel did not have internet and Starbucks internet was so slow we could not log on. This meant deciding that the work could wait and we would truly vacation. I didn’t even sneak my iPhone to check the internet (ok, maybe once or twice). So what if I came back to over 400 emails? The vacation was a relaxing time with my family, as we all celebrated my grandmother’s 82nd birthday. Now that we are back from island time and back to civilization, with high speed internet streaming throughout the house, I am feeling a tad overwhelmed and behind. But for some reason, it does not bother me. (more…)
Courtney Cox is not followed around by the paparazzi as much as her best friend from Friends is, Jennifer Aniston, but I bet she likes it that way. But at least when she is followed Courtney Cox pairs her casual jeans and tee shirt outfit with a bold red handbag. Courtney Cox was snapped while carrying the stunning Bid Handbags Lady in ruby red snakeskin. This exotic snakeskin bag is a perfect throw on your shoulder bag. The design is ultimately simple, but something about it being so simple is what lures people in. From the moment I saw the designs from Bird Handbags, especially the Lady, I was intrigued. I have the bag in Ostrich and absolutely love it! The body of the bag lacks structure completely, but that makes it light weight and easy to throw on (and easy to pack as an extra bag). These bags cater to the hippy-chic crowd, and they exist (Kate Hudson is also a big fan). Inquire further through Bird Handbags about this exact version.
If you have been reading this site for at least the past month, you will realize that I travel very regularly. Many times within the States, to NYC and Ohio to see family, but I am also an avid traveler abroad, mostly Europe. This trip to Spain has been amazing, providing us the most beautiful weather and eye opening experience. I always knew that many large European tourist cities have a plethora of tourist traps, but Barcelona and Madrid have seemed to show a little more this trip. I absolutely love both cities for different reasons. The art of Gaudi in Barcelona is absolutely stunning, the Madrid Royal Palace is breathtaking, but the cities are infested with those who can easily pick a tourist out of the crowd and lure them in. I am by no means calling myself perfect, but I have not been sucked in. Since Vlad and I are in Europe regularly, he has taught me the ropes of many of the different countries and cities and I am more ‘street smart’. Even better is that most people think I am German rather than American. I can not tell you how many times someone asks me in German where I am from in Germany, it always makes me laugh. I suppose Vlad’s growing up in Germany has rubbed off on me! The fact of the matter is in the big cities many people are looking for an easy rob; most of these people are not looking to hurt you, rather grab your wallet and run. Even better, grab your entire purse. I brought two bags on this trip, my Rebecca Minkoff Wine Matinee and my Bird Handbags Ostrich Lil Lady. Both have perks in navigating the crowded streets where people are looking to grab and go with your belongings. For the Rebecca Minkoff Matinee if someone wanted to unzip and steal something, that proves to be near impossible. I love every single extra added pocket, some even hidden! Becky has said that she would like to re-vamp the Matinee and remove some pockets, but having all of these hidden compartments has been nothing but a savior for me. Either way I still must carry this bag close to my body and hold tight. This way, if anyone is going to try to take it they will have to pull it out of my lifeless arms. The perk of the Bird Handbags Lil Lady is that it is worn across my shoulder, but I can hold it in front of my body very easily. The long strap allows the bag to have a large shoulder drop, making it simple to pull it forward and carry it close. A downside of this bag is the open top, which can be reached into, but when I hold it close to my body it is not an issue. So both of these bags are fairing well right now, as I interchange them. But the trend I see here, even with the locals, is that they all carry their bags in front of their bodies. This makes it more of a confrontation if someone is to try to steal the bag or the contents. I am by no means scared walking through the streets of Spain, but I am a tad more cautious. Then again, this could happen in any city in the US.
So my question is: what is the perfect travel bag for you? Do you take into account the area you are in?