8 posts tagged with exotic handbags

Now that it’s August, practically all the bags available for purchase online are from pre-fall or fall. With stores flush with new products and designers churning out more and more exotic bags every season, we …

Fashion is a complicated topic, for sure. It sits at the intersection of art and commerce, of high and low culture, of aesthetic and functional design. Sometimes, though, when something is beautiful enough, fashion feels …

Lately I’ve been feeling more and more like a Gucci girl. I have a new bag from the brand (review to come soon!), and it reinvigorated my love for the brand in so many ways. …

Exotic ToteWell ladies and gentlemen, today is the last day of our amazing giveaway. While we love giveaways, we also love giveaways where we get to partner with some of our favorite web-based friends. I speak for the entire Purse Blog team when I say how wonderful it is to work with other phenomenal sites and amazing designers.

If you weren’t familiar with Luxaholics before, you should be now. And trust me, this is a great site to keep in your daily rotation. Beyond, that, I hope you’ve had a great time checking out some of the hottest exotic handbags on the market, thanks to Adriana Castro!

Exotic Clutch So, today being the last day, you better believe you won’t be disappointed. By entering today, you won’t just be in the running to capture one amazing exotic handbag, if you win, you will win TWO bags! That is right… TWO!

Yes, we’ve saved the best for last. If you win, you will be adding the Python Melissa Hobo, the Python Wallet and a matching card holder to your handbag collection. These bags are breathtaking and together retail at $2405. If I could, you better believe I would keep them for myself. So, make sure you enter to win!!!


Today’s secret code: Columbia

Adriana Castro Day 3 Giveaway

Happy Hump Day. It is the middle of the week and the middle of our week of amazing giveaways. We love working with our friends over at Luxaholics and promise to keep bringing you other amazing giveaways like this! With your help, today, Adriana Castro has designed an amazing clutch that could be yours. The Adriana Castro Lizard Daisy Clutch is sleek, elegant and boasts just a bit of color to spice up your handbag collection. And if you think you like this one… just wait until you see what we have for you tomorrow and Friday!


Today’s secret code: Exclusive

Adriana Castro Sale

As much as I love sales, I LOVE when exotic handbags go on sale. Through June 7th, head on over to Adriana Castro Online and receive
40% OFF on any order when you enter code SS09PRIVATESALE at checkout! Can you believe it? 40% off!!! Whether you have been waiting for the perfect time to get your first exotic handbag or you are looking to expand your collection, this is perfect!

Click here to snag your very own luxurious Adriana Castro handbag at 40% off!

Carlos Falchi Small Shopping Tote
Carlos Falchi Small Shopping Tote

When many big name designers are pushing out leather hobos for over $2,000, it is time to prioritize. I refuse to buy a lifeless, uninspired bag because the designer name on the front. I expect quality, luxury, and a bag that will last me for seasons. In fact, many are straying away from the big designer labels to find the designers who will appeal over time and through trends. Exotic handbags are still a driving force in the handbag world, and designer Carlos Falchi knows precisely how to cater to this crowd. Carlos Falchi handbags implement exotic skins, chic designs, bright colors, and reasonable (for what you get) prices. I love the bright eye-catching green of the Carlos Falchi Small Shopping Tote! The color is bold and in your face, but perfect for spring and summer, and perfect for next spring and summer, and the next and the next. The top opens with a magnetic closure and there is a zip pocket, blackberry, and cell phone pocket inside. The inside is lined with microfiber, which has become the go to for couches and the like because it is lush and easy to clean. Dimensions are 14″W X 13″H X 5″D. Buy through Saks for $1295, which is very reasonable considering it is exotic python skin.

gucci-crocodile-hysteria-bag.jpgThe craze over the Gucci USA Flagship opening was unprecedented. Many people wanted to see the store, but most wanted to grab one of the coveted Gucci Loves New York bags. This limited edition line of bags are completely sold out, but the excitement surrounding the store still exists. Today we wound down with a trip to Gucci, as it is about half a block away from our hotel. The store is HUGE. Floor one carried many bags, but floor two and three did not disappoint either. The thing is, lately I have not had much love for Gucci. The brand is one of the most recognized luxury houses in the world, and while their ready-to-wear has been amazing, the handbags have been lacking that special touch that I need. The Hysteria line brings a fresh touch to Gucci, giving it the extra nudge that it needed to get me back on board. The Gucci Hysteria line drops the expected Gucci GG logo and brings in the family crest. The emblem adds the perfect touch that is not expected but much appreciated. And with New York being the new US Gucci flagship, the handbag selection is to die for. I have never seen so many exotic Gucci handbags. Everywhere we turned there were ostrich bags, python jackets, and crocodile skins. My absolute favorite was the $300,000 Gucci Crocodile Trunk. The trunk is a taupe crocodile and a stunning collectors piece (not to mention it is the only one of its kind). Going along with the crocodile craze, Gucci took one of its best bags of the season and dressed it up in yellow crocodile, creating the Gucci Crocodile Hysteria Bag. This is unlike any other Gucci bag I have seen in the longest time. The crocodile is buttery soft as it is taken from the belly of the crocodile. The inside is lined with goatskin that is even more supple. In fact, if they could make me a big pillow out of this exact material that would be heaven. This bag had the perfect slouch, the perfect chic feel, and the color was stunning. Only problem (for me at least) is the $37,500 price tag. I love this bag, love it so very much, but the price tag is way out of my range. Instead I could settle with the goatskin version ($1950). Saks also offers a python version for $3990 and a patent version for $1790 via Saks.