[Editor’s Note: We’ve teamed up with Rachel Zoe’s team at The ZOE Report to bring you their take on the season’s most covetable handbags and accessories. Below, they’ll get you summer-ready with raffia!]
Forever obsessed …
Nothing irritates me more than an overpriced “designer” canvas tote bag, particularly when that tote bag looks suspiciously like those totes people buy to carry their groceries. Believe me when I say that there are no differences between those bags and the “designer” version and any difference in price is merely the brand’s marketing department at work. Don’t let them fool you, you know better than that.
Which is why I was so pleased to see that the M Missoni Horoscope Bag is only $29. Sure, a cheaper alternative can probably be had at Target, but it wouldn’t be that much cheaper. And besides, the fun colors and silly zodiac theme make these totes a fun option for a run to the store. (more…)
I spent a few hours yesterday looking at lots of new spring handbags, and if there’s one thing I noticed, it’s that there are a lot of elongated black messenger/hobo hybrids out there. Possibly too many – Barneys COOP was full of them, as were Intermix and the contemporary bag section at Saks.
It’s a smart handbag for any girl to have in her closet right now since it sits firmly at the intersection of fashion and function, but I’m not sure if it’d be the bag I’d make if you want people to notice your neophyte handbag line. The people behind the M Missoni Long Messenger Bag probably need to take a lesson from Diane Von Furstenberg when it comes to gaining attention for an established brand that doesn’t specialize in accessories. (more…)