At a certain point, once you’ve been rich and famous for a few years, shopping for yourself has to lose some of its fun. Especially if you’re a star like Katy Perry, who’s known for …
We started the week with a discussion of an Alexander Wang bag that literally did not work at all, so it’s only fitting that we end the week with one of Wang’s bags the works on almost every level – the Alexander Wang Marion Mini Flap Bag. I got a chance to play with this bag during the same trip to Barneys as the ill-fated Jade clutch, and the results were much more satisfying.
If this bag looks familiar, it’s because Bergdorf’s Twitter girl Cannon featured hers in last week’s What’s in Her Bag post, but this little shoulder bag is cool enough to merit its own, separate review. And this time, I couldn’t find a single problem. (more…)
Having spent all of Friday carrying my yellow Kate Spade Essex Scout Crossbody Bag around a series of furniture stores in pursuit of a new bed and mattress, I cannot extoll the virtues of a small, bright bag highly enough. Being hands-free for shopping is as convenient as you might imagine, but the flourish of color that such a bag provides is the real reason I was carrying that purse.
If you’d like something a little different than the Kate Spade bag but still in much the same wheelhouse (or if you’re just a Balenciaga nut like I am), check out the Balenciaga Arena Perforated Brogues Hip Bag. It’s bright, small and brimming with trendy details to get you all the way through to fall with use of both of your hands. (more…)
The only thing better than a cute, functional bag is a cute, functional bag on sale. That’s a universal fashion truth that few people would contradict, and it continues to prove its veracity with the Tila March Manon Suede Bag. March enjoys more handbag fame in Europe than stateside, and perhaps her relatively low profile contributed to the discounting of this bag.
Whatever the reason, the bag was reasonably priced at its original $525, and it’s even more reasonably for $367. Suede has lately transitioned to a year-round material and this shade of grey is just right to be worn in virtually any season, not to mention that it won’t show much wear. This is the type of bag that you’ll get plenty of use out of, so grab it while it’s on sale if you have a gap for it in your closet. Larger picture and purchasing information, after the jump. (more…)
I’m a longtime fan of not just Botkier as a brand, but the Venice line in particular. Great leather, lots of zipper accents…what’s not to like? Nothing, that’s what. The latest iteration of the Botkier Venice Crossbody just takes that to a whole new level.
You see, I have this thing for purple bags. I’m not exactly sure why, since I wouldn’t count purple among my favorite colors if you were to ask me, but a good bag in a nice shade of violet always pulls directly at my heartstrings. (more…)
Haircalf is such a versatile bag trend that it’s only a matter of time before it makes its way around to more or less every designer on the face of the planet, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Not only does it provide texture without looking messy or too “furry,” but the presence of haircalf also often means that designers are willing to play with pattern, as with the Rebecca Minkoff Haircalf Boyfriend Mini Bag.
Something about the material just makes stripes, spots and animal prints seem so appropriate, and any way to get more print and texture into an outfit is a way that I approve. (more…)
Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US and the ceremonious eating of the turkey has become an unofficial start to the Christmas season (no matter what stores wanted us to believe by putting up their decorations weeks ago, I’m still going with Thanksgiving), now’s a great time to discuss holiday wardrobe. Red, green and metallics of almost any variety are usually what people tend to wear to holiday parties, and although it’s great to be festive, incorporating those colors too heavily makes you look like just another Christmas decoration. Do you want to look like someone mistakenly draped you in tinsel? No, you don’t.
My advice would be to dress how you would to a normal cocktail occasion but incorporate one accessory in a season-appropriate color, and if I had an unlimited budget, the Lanvin Jeweled Nyota Shoulder Bag would be my red bag of choice for this year’s party rounds and beyond. (more…)
As more Holiday (or Resort or Pre-Spring or Cruise or whatever you want to call them) bags show up online, I’m starting to think that a small handbag is far and away the best idea for working velvet into your cold-weather wardrobe. First came the Juicy Couture Flair Bow Clutch, and now, the Kate Spade Skipper Flower Velvet Mini Bag has piqued my interest. (more…)
We’ve been writing about the rise of the minibag for well over a year and a half now, and at this point, I think it’s safe to say that these little bags aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and for good reason. They provide a more modern alternative to a traditional clutch, and they’re often much more convenient to carry for long periods of time because of their long straps.
At this point, almost everyone who likes the trend already has a black minibag in their closets or has their sights on a candidate, but what if you’re looking for something to set your bag apart? An exotic is always a smart way to go if you want to make heads turn, and the Jerome Dreyfuss Twee Mini Python Bag lets you do that without cracking the four-figure price bracket. (more…)