Like many little girls, I always looked forward to trips to my grandmother’s house. In addition to great food and unconditional love, I would almost always get to play with my grandmother’s jewelry, clothes, shoes …
Belstaff Cotton Canvas Messanger Bag, $395 via Net-a-Porter
Oh Man Bag Monday, we have left your category so under-loved the past few weeks. I promise it was not purposeful, it just…happened. But we are back and giving the men who read PurseBlog and the ladies who shop for their men who don’t read PurseBlog our suggestion for a bag this Monday. Thus far many of the bags we have covered are much pricier than what many men would ever consider spending on their bags. Today I found a very fashionable but rugged and affordable look in the Belstaff Cotton-Canvas Messenger Bag. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, in a blind panic and looking for things to post about during the summer fashion doldrums, I asked my Twitter followers what they’d want to read. Several responded back wanting …
Yves Saint Laurent Muse Two Artisanal Recycled, $1720 via YSL.
Usually, women only ask two things of their handbags: That they be fabulous and functional. Increasingly, though, some women are making a third request of their clothing and accessories: That it also has a sense of social responsibility. Admittedly not everyone cares about what impact their purchases have on the world or on the people who produced them, but the number of people who do are growing, which makes it fashionable for global brand to debut products like the limited editionYves Saint Laurent Muse Two Artisanal Recycled Bag, which was produced by artisans in Burkina Faso with Fair Trade cotton and recycled plastic bags. For real. (more…)
Pinpointing the beginning of any trend can be a little tricky because most of them have some sort of organic, street-level origin before they were adopted by fashion at large, but I don’t think it’s too difficult to place most of the credit for the current wave of leopard-love squarely on the shoulders of Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse collection from several seasons ago.
Since then, nearly every brand has created something in leopard print, including the See by Chloe Tieta Carryall that we see here. This particular handbag is more notable, though, because it seems to take its inspiration so squarely from the Sprouse work that Louis Vuitton has made so much money plastering on all manner of leather goods and accessories. (more…)
The popularity of striped, bright baby bags still continues to slightly baffle me, just as it did the last time I wrote about one. My questions still stand: doesn’t the pattern make it hard to incorporate into most outfits? Wouldn’t new moms feel a bit more like themselves if they were carrying a bag that looked like something they’d normally carry, rather than a bag that screams OMG DIAPERS?
Having not had a child myself, I suppose I just can’t understand. Despite that, I think that the Kate Spade Jubilee Stripe Stevie Baby Bag may be a happy medium from what I would conceptualize as a stylish bag and the busy paisley patterns that many moms seem to choose. (more…)
It seems as though many handbag lovers think Sonia Rykeil handbags are too much. I can understand this because there is always a lot going on with Sonia Rykiel bags. However, I am a huge fan. There was quite a bit of controversy when it came to the Sonia Rykiel Dita Shoulder Bag: I loved it, most others hated it. The other thing about these bags is that they usually come with a large price tag. So, when I came across the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel line, I couldn’t wait to see more. (more…)