So, many of you might already know this, but designer brand Goldenbleu is going out of business. It seems like almost every time I read the news or turn on the tv I hear about a company laying off workers or closing down for good. Although this can get you down, I am trying to take more of an optimistic approach. Everything will turn around, we just need to be patient and continue to pump what money we can back into the economy. And speaking of being optimistic, although we are sad Goldenbleu is going out of business, you know this means there will be several sales to capitalize on. Not only that, but if you don’t already own one, this could be your time to grab a Goldenbleu handbag! Take the Goldenbleu Dallas Patent Patch Hobo for example. This is a great day to day bag, yet at the same time, the hint of patent patchwork helps turn this day bag into one you might consider carrying at night. Get this sleek and chic look through Luna Boston for $250.
I love to watch designers reinvent themselves. Actually, I will go as far to say they don’t need to necessarily reinvent themselves, but keep us on our toes. Over at Luxaholics, trendsetting and style watching is paramount. There are always certain celeb trends I’d love to be able to sport and of course there are others I could do without. Megs wrote about the Dior Medium Dior 61 Tote about a month ago. And in her post, Megs mentioned how the color of the bag was one of the best parts of it. Since then, we’ve seen countless celebs carrying this statement of a handbag around. But, let’s be honest, dropping $1,850 to get the look might not be an option. (more…)
What’s your favorite handbag style? I think most of us have a favorite, be it practical or not. For those of you who are familiar with Purse Blog you certainly know about my love for clutches. Of course I need a day to day handbag and a clutch wouldn’t be very practical, but I can’t help myself when it comes to clutches. I saw the Goldenbleu Carmen Clutch and had to take a minute to write about it. I like this clutch because it is fairly casual. This is the kind of clutch I would take with me as I head out for movie night or to grab dinner or drinks with friends. At the same time, with the right outfit I could see this clutch being perfect for a Friday or Saturday night out. With handbags, as much as I love to splurge, it has always been important to me that my handbags are versatile. I think that is one of the reasons I think this clutch is great. The crinkle patent leather clutch is perfect for holding the necessities: credit cards, money, ID and maybe even your lip gloss. Actually, the interior lining has credit cards slots which really couldn’t be any more perfect. Again, I simply love how usable this clutch could be! Buy through Zappos for $203.