10 posts tagged with donna karan bags

Over the past few days, New York’s hot summer nights felt a bit of a cool down and there was a slight tinge of fall in the air. As a lover of autumn, my excitement level for the coming season multiplied exponentially. I’ve been planning additions to my fall wardrobe for a while, and one of the staples we should all have in our accessories closet is a ladylike frame bag.

Donna Karan is aware of seasonal staples and appears to have designed the Liaison bag with feminine, chic, and efficient ladies in mind. Donna Karan bags follow closely to the brands overall feel, composing of luxe materials in a sculpted and subdued fashion. (more…)

I am still feeling warm and fuzzy over the Donna Karan Fall 2011 show yesterday. The subdued looks on each model would work perfectly with this $9,800 Donna Karan Crocodile Bag that DK is giving away now.

Yes, we are jealous. Someone is going to win this black crocodile bag that will be an instant handbag staple in your wardrobe. You know how we all talk about the little black dress? Well, in the accessory world the perfect black bag is also a necessity. (more…)

Have I told you all about my love of gray handbags? It is an amazing shade (can we even technically label it a color?. Not black, not white, but a tone between the two that is easy to wear and matches everything. Some gray tones are superior to others, and this Donna Karan bag has perfected an ash-gray color that I am completely drawn to. Actually, this bag suits me for many reasons.

Let me introduce you to the Donna Karan Bandito Bag. With an appealing slouch, the Bandito has a drawstring top with ruched paneling. But can I tell you more about every aspect of why I love it? (more…)

Ok Donna Karan, you have our attention. We are starting to find ourselves liking more of your bags and taking a better look at them. We know you are the Queen of clothing already, so you know what you are doing. The handbag world is tricky to enter, but welcome to it.

The last bag I was seriously digging from DK was the Eldridge, an uptown cool everyday bag. Now the bag that I find to be entirely simplistic yet beautiful is the Donna Karan Large Expandable Shoulder Bag. This bag is exclusive to Saks. The body of the bag is soft and slouchy, adding a slightly unexpected yet fun addition with the studded shoulder strap. The creamy leather is perfect for winter whites. The overall vibe is grown up with chic twist.
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Donna Karan Eldridge

Oh Donna Karan, I think you are understanding the handbag world! We first saw the Donna Karan Pleated North-South Tote back in July, but the picture was not doing the bag justice. But it was Blake Lively who showed me just how lovely the Donna Karan Eldridge looks when worn.

So I started to lust after this bag. But it was sold out. And now Net A Porter brings us an exclusive version which has an entirely different look and I adore it. The Donna Karan Eldridge features monochrome pleated crease-print leather. This finish is going to be seen more and more for Spring 2010, giving us a bit of a tie-dye feel but a totally grown up version. The cream and black leather with crease print could look harsh, but it does not. Donna Karan has a way to combine these two opposite colors in a magnificent manner. The gunmetal designer tag is edgy-cool. (more…)

Donna Karan Goatskin Loop Pouch I am having one of those moments. I keep staring at the Donna Karan Goatskin Loop Pouch knowing that I have seen something familiar from another designer, knowing that I featured it on Purse Blog previously. For the life of me I can not remember and can not find it when searching. So on a random note, whoever finds what I am talking about gets a virtual cookie!

Back to this Donna Karan pouch. Can I just say that I adore it? Hands free is so integral and having a loop pouch does the trick magnificently. I love the rocker edge given to this bag with the metal zipper. I don’t doubt that the goatskin is amazingly supple as well. Once you slide this on your wrist, you are good to go. Dimensions are 7″W X 8″H X 3″D. I love this design! Come on designers, hop onto the wristlet wagon, it is a fun ride. Buy through Saks for $695.

Blake Lively Donna Karan Eldridge

Blake Lively could carry a potato sack and make it look amazing. Obviously, we prefer that she carry a swoon-worthy handbag, which we see her doing time and time again. Late in the summer, Blake was stopping traffic while toting the Donna Karan Eldridge. We covered the this Donna Karan bag with an overall positive feeling. But I yearned to see it in person or on someone. (more…)

Donna Karan Zipped Clutch

As more designers break into the realm of handbags, the real contenders stand apart from the wannabes. Donna Karan is a well known label, but not in the world of handbags. Not only are a new batch of Donna Karan bags popping up, but they are grabbing our attention. Looking young, and hip, some of her fall bags feature an array of zippers. Zippers are the new rage, which you will see more of on shoes, bags, and clothing. (more…)


Donna Karan Modern Pisces Soft Tote

I was rather nice to the Donna Karan Modern Aries Bag a while back and most of you that commented thought it was nice. I happen to still like that bag. It has a different appeal, it is rather simple, but the price is exorbitant. Now, Donna Karan is designed by Peter Speliopoulos, a talented former Cerruti designer, yet Donna Karan herself still contributes little subtleties or even entire new creations.

So which mastermind was behind this bag? Unfortunately, the Donna Karan Modern Pisces Soft Tote is totally simplistic, almost resembling a large potato sack. There is not much ingenuity, not much imagination, not much to this bag at all other than the hefty price tag. I am sure if I went to see the bag in person, actually felt the very soft leather, I would give a mini ooh or ahh. But for $1100 I expect more. Now if you all have been reading Purse Blog for a while, you know that I enjoy toned down bags, I enjoy the simplistic, but this really is too simplistic, even for me. I don’t doubt that the quality is great, that the leather is divine, that it would look good and have a nice slouch on my shoulder, I just can not bring myself to really liking it. So what do you think? Buy through Saks for $1,195.


Donna Karan Modern Aries Bag

The last and only time I covered a Donna Karan Bag was a little over three years ago. Three years! And the bag was really not all that impressive, in fact, I told you all (at the time a much small ‘all) that I would use the Donna Karan clutch to keep me from being bored. But now there is this cool, comfortable, and casual Donna Karan Modern Aries Bag which is memorable and usable. It is an all together simple bag and simple design, but there is an eye-catcher with the shoulder strap. A large knot is devised out of the two leather shoulder ropes, giving a really cool and edgy feeling. This transformed the hobo from ordinary, it added that next dimension that was needed to make this bag not appear boring. The bag is large and offers an additional pocket if you unzip the base. Now I am not running around in cyber space getting out my credit card and clicking through to buy, but I do appreciate this bag. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,995.

Note, the clothing offered at Net A Porter by Donna Karan is amazing, you must check it out! Especially the Donna Karan Exaggerated collar jacket, Donna Karan Cashmere wrap sweater, and the Donna Karan Ruched jersey dress. This bag would look amazing with any of these three Donna Karan items!