14 posts tagged with Raffia
Dolce & Gabbana Glam Floral Raffia Bag
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Gucci Raffia and Leather Holdall

When I think of summer and straw clutches, greige is not exactly the first color to spring to mind. Although it’s my favorite neutral (besides leopard print, which is a neutral too, I swear), there comes a time when winter has lasted far too long and the last thing you want to see is another sullen, pallid handbag. For me, that time came this past weekend when it felt like November during my trip up North.

If that time has yet to arrive for you, perhaps you’d like to bring greige into the new season with the Matthew Williamson Raffia Leather Clutch. Although this bag has all the island-themed elements of a prototypical straw clutch, they’re rendered in a shade that still screams fall. Well, as much as greige can scream anything, anyway. (more…)

One of the biggest developments in handbag trends over the past few seasons has been the return of the reasonably sized handbag, called the “lady-scale” bag by some, in reference to the refined women who once carries purses of a similar size. Marc Jacobs was a major producer of giant, shoulder-aching handbags back when they were having their moment in the sun, but now that the entire spectrum of possible sizes is available retail, he’s downsized a bit with the Marc Jacobs Baroque Ingrid and the slightly more petite Marc Jacobs Baroque Faye. The big question, of course, is do you like them? (more…)

I’m still not entirely convinced that I would pay more than $300 or so for anything made out of raffia (Except for possibly a thatched hut on a tropical island. Do they make those out of raffia?), but that doesn’t stop thousands of women from doing so every year and dozens of brands from cashing in on their desires for a luxurious beach bag.

I’m also not sure that I’d take the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Charles Raffia Flap Shoulder Bag anywhere near the water, but if a fabulous beach party were top pop up somewhere (Preferably with a bonfire, I love a bonfire.), then this might be the type of bag that I would be inclined to carry. If, of course, I could bring myself to over a thousand dollars on straw. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a really big “if.” (more…)

Fall fashion may be rolling in to online retailers left and right (for pre-order, at least), but in most of America, it’s still scorching hot outside. I was reminded of this all too abruptly last week when I spend five days moving out of my apartment – it’s hot out there, you guys.

With approximately three months of warm weather left in my neck of the woods, it’s not too late to be looking for bags to carry at cookouts and pool parties. If you’re in the same boat, check out the Elain Turner Bamboo Handle Clutch. (more…)

I love it when I can buy a cute handbag and support a good cause in one fell swoop, and I love it even more when that handbag comes from a charity that supports women in particular. It just seems so appropriate – a product made by women, for the enjoyment of women, that not only benefits those that use it, but also those made it.

Like the Feed 2 Kenya Bag that we talked about not too long ago, the Kate Spade Hand in Hand Raffia Tote is also the work product of women in disadvantaged parts of the world – in this case, it’s women from the war-torn locales of Bosnia and Kosovo in conjunction with the Hand in Hand organization. I would think the bag was cute even if it didn’t represent a good deed, but knowing that it does makes it that much more satisfying. Buy through Kate Spade for $175.

Megs wrote about this bag a bit ago, but I couldn’t help but cover it as well. So, earlier today I wrote about the Yves Saint Laurent Yes Large Leather Tote. While writing about this tote, I expressed my concern for its price. Well, the same concern has popped up with this Fendi bag.

Ok, first and foremost, I like seeing a Fendi bag that hasn’t been covered with its logo. I’m over logos. So realizing the bag up for discussion is a Fenid AND you can’t really tell unless you look around the handles makes the bag discussion worthy – at least in my book. This is hands down a really cute shopper but my jaw dropped when I saw the price tag attached. How much would you think this bag was going to cost you? (more…)

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