Spotting a bag that you really, truly adore during a fashion show is one of the most agonizing things about working in this business. You know it’ll take six months for the object of your …
Leghila Neoprene B-Bag Tote, $375 via Luisa Via Roma
Around here, we have plenty of fun pointing out those companies who seek to ride each others’ design coattails to financial and sartorial success. Almost every company, big or small, well known or not, fits that descriptor from time to time, but then there are those who take the whole enterprise up several degrees of magnitude. When that happens, we get bags like the Leghila Neoprene B-Bag Tote. (more…)
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced holiday gift that you’re sure the recipient has a use for, it’s hard to go wrong with something tech-y. No matter how girly the girl, we all have …
Alexander Wang Neoprene and Resin Rocco, $770 via Alexander Wang
Anyone who’s ever picked up an Alexander Wang Rocco Bag knows one thing for sure – IT’S HEAVY. As tempting as the bag might be for a certain subset of customers, weight is always a surefire way to dissuade a large portion of handbag lovers from considering a particular design as a viable option. It looks like Alexander Wang has heard that message loud and clear, because he’s promising that the Alexander Wang Neoprene and Resin Rocco is the lightest version of the bag yet. So how exactly did he accomplish that? (more…)
With so many people saying that yesterday’s ASOS oversized clutches looked like laptop cases, it’s such a coincidence that I should run across photo of a Marc by Marc Jacobs Jumble Neoprene Laptop Case used as a clutch today. Photographed by the immensely talented Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil blog, on what appears to be the streets of Italy, this stylish lady (who I am sure is a fashion editor, her name just isn’t jumping to the front of my mind) looks lovely with something other than a computer inside her laptop case.
Not too long ago, I wrote about a neoprene Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag on PurseBlog Savvy that I absolutely love, and I explained exactly why I think that neoprene is a cool material bags. I still think that’s absolutely true, and I still love the bag, but I just don’t know if I can justify to myself spending $350 for a bag that’s not leather.
The Gucci Techno Horsebit Large Tote, also made mostly out of neoprene, has put the price of the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag in stark perspective. And, in it’s own way, it’s made me more likely to spend money it. (more…)
Oddly enough, I’ve always thought that neoprene was a bit of an underrated fabric for bags. It’s a particular (and maybe peculiar) look, for sure, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be stylish if used smartly.
The reasons that I like it so much are at least partially on display in the absolutely adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs Macro Marc Neoprene Tobo Bag. If you’d like to know what they are (or if you’d like to tell me I’m nuts), I think you know where you need to click. (more…)