Let me level with you here: I am a southerner, both by birth and by temperamental aversion to winter weather. Before I moved to New York a couple of years ago, I had owned one …
It wasn’t long ago that UGG’s handbags were mostly candy-colored, fuzzy shearling puffballs, but just like the company’s boots, its bags have undergone quite the sophisticated makeover in the past year. These are not your daughter’s UGGs.
You can now get UGG boots that are just as attractive as their price tags would indicate, and the handbags aren’t half bad themselves. The UGG Australian Metropolitan Convertible Hobo is a great example of the image rehabilitation the brand has undertaken since its shearling boots gained their initial popularity, and UGG clearly wants to appeal to a wider audience than just late-rising college girls. (more…)
UGG makes footwear that a lot of people think is ugly (I happen to love it, even though I admit that it is legitimately unsightly), and their bags are often even worse. They’ve gotten better in the past six months or so, but the striking UGG Australia Woven Metallic Leather Clutch is head and shoulders above anything that I’ve seen the brand do thus far. Color me surprised, and pleasantly so. (more…)
If you are reading this and you are in the Northeast US you have just finished digging yourself out of x-number feet of snow. There is something I completely miss about snow storms like the one that just happened. I don’t miss digging my car out of the snow, but I do miss sitting inside and watching the snow fall and cover everything I can see. It is therapeutic, beautiful and serene. At the same time, I am reminded of the cozy mittens, scarves, boots and coats that I had to keep me warm. Coming across the UGG Australia Small Shearling/Leather Crossbody Bag brought back all of these memories. (more…)
Don’t get me wrong; I love my shearling. I’m just not sure if I’d actually carry it in handbag form. You see, on the feet or on the body, this fabulous fur does a super job of keeping its human warm and cozy. But on a bag? Do your wallet, cell phone, keys, and other doodads really and truly need to be kept warm and cozy? It’s quite the existential question, but I won’t go into that. (more…)
One of the best things about cold weather dressing is the ability to use so many and varied textures in a single outfit. Wool, leather, denim, suede, cashmere, silk – it can all go together! Layer it up, choose some solids and patterns, and you can create ensembles far more interesting than anything that warm weather allows. As far as fashion goes, I wish it was 50 degrees outside year-round.
Which is why things like the UGG Australia Classic Knit Drawstring Bag confuse me so much. When there are so many beautiful leather and suede options, why choose a bag made out of a material that’s already so well-represented in fall and winter clothing? (more…)
Holy leather batman! Ok, I am going to say it now so you don’t judge me later, I like this clutch. It is simple, functional and versatile. I’ll be the first to say there is nothing super special about the clutch, but there is enough that I like to peak my interest. As much as I enjoy an elegant and sophisticated clutch for a special occasion, I also love a clutch that is as sporty as I am. Maybe sporty isn’t the word I am looking for, but I think you probably catch my drift. (more…)
It wasn’t too long ago that Ugg had a very unsuccessful handbag line. Their bags were kind of fluffy and boring – it looked like they had tried to take one of their classic boots and make a bag out of the exact same material, instead of using their brand’s visibility to make a refined, slightly rugged set of handbags that would appeal to the same people that spend $120 apiece on multiple pairs of trendy boots.
It appears that UGG took some time away from the handbag word, retooled, and is now prepared to make bags that grownups can enjoy. Of their most recent offerings, my favorite is the UGG Covina Lambskin Messenger Bag, and you guys can probably guess why. If you can’t, I have two words for you: “grey” and “lambskin.” Not only is grey the perfect neutral for winter, but lambskin is the perfect leather for a handbag – soft, supple, and oh-so-touchable. It’s not hugely stylish, but they’re easily on the way to bigger and better things. Buy through Bloomingdale’s for $328.