Feeling Down? The Prada Fluo Collection Will Brighten Your Outlook
Feeling Down? The Prada Fluo Collection Will Brighten Your Outlook
There is perhaps no better identifying icon for the success of Prada's handbag line than that of the nylon bag. Most handbag enthusiasts can reach back into their memory banks (and quite often their closets) and pull out one or Prada's early black nylon delights; the sleek design, the lightweight effortless feeling of it on our shoulders...since the beginning we've loved everything about Prada's use of nylon in their handbag line. For this reason, it gives me great pleasure to turn your fashion-loving eye back to the days of the Prada nylon bag, and in doing so into the future of the Parada nylon bag! Ladies and gentlemen, the...
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Virgil Abloh Pushes the Louis Vuitton Men's Division to the Edge
Virgil Abloh Pushes the Louis Vuitton Men's Division to the Edge
Those who follow the accessories design world will already know that Virgil Abloh is a force to be reckoned with on the fashion scene. Recently voted one of Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People for 2018, the Ghanian-American designer recently took the reins at Louis Vuitton's Men's Division, and is already turning heads with his debut collection. Even before his days as a designer, Abloh was always interested in the structure of things. He obtained a degree in civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2002, and went on to earn his Master of Architecture from the Illinois institute of Technology in 2006. It wasn't until 2009...
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In Memory of Kate Spade 1962-2018
In Memory of Kate Spade 1962-2018
This week the handbag and accessories world was shocked and saddened by the untimely death of iconic handbag designer Kate Spade, the victim of an apparent suicide at her New york Apartment. Spade launched her Kate Spade New York line in partnership with her husband Andy in 1993. The collection featured a series of clean-lined, classic silhouettes that became a 1990s It-Girl staples; this author still remembers the black nylon baguette style top-handle bag that my roommate had back in the 90s - how I coveted its simple, understated matte black simplicity. The brand really took off in the 90s and grew rapidly for just under a decade...
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The Best Deals on Straw Summer Bags for 2018
The Best Deals on Straw Summer Bags for 2018
Straw handbags lend an effortless vibe to any look, so it's easy to see why they have been the harbinger of summer fashion for most of our lifetimes. However, unlike many of the seasonal "it bags" that have come and gone over the years, a straw handbag is something that you absolutely do not have to spend a lot of money on. After all, even with the most careful use, straw bags have a shorter overall life span than your average leather bag, so you really don't need to be spending hundreds, or even thousands on something that might get taken out by a flash summer monsoon. Need a...
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Two Quick Fixes for Warm Weather Handbag Disasters
Two Quick Fixes for Warm Weather Handbag Disasters
A recent incident involving an exploding tube of hand cream and the ivory suede of a favorite spring handbag reminded me that it's been a while here on the blog since we've discussed the care and maintenance of your prized handbag collection. Summer is right around the corner after all, and there are no conditions quite like warm weather conditions to bring about some of the messiest handbag disasters out there. Lipsticks and glosses melt, those tubes of sunscreen always seem to leak, and that ziploc bag containing your lunch sandwich that's leaking mayonnaise all over your bag sure seemed like it was sealed when you left for the office...
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Louis Vuitton's New Travel Accessory - A Travelling Control Freak's Dream
Louis Vuitton's New Travel Accessory - A Travelling Control Freak's Dream
We've been talking a lot about Louis Vuitton here on the blog lately, and for good reason. It would seem that the brand really has its finger on the pulse of what makes classic handbag enthusiasts tick. Their latest offering, while not strictly a handbag per se, is yet another example of just how well the iconic design house seems to know its audience. This time around, the brand has dipped its toe into the waters of the gadget industry, and come up with a gadget that for the small sum of $370 (a drop in the ocean if you consider the cost of a piece of Louis Vuitton...
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New From Louis Vuitton - The Flower Bag
New From Louis Vuitton - The Flower Bag
Just in time for spring (or where spring would normally be if you are living in a part of the world that is still being battered with late-season freezing temps and snow), iconic design house, Louis Vuitton has released yet another collection of must-have bags that is fanning the flames of a renewed interest in their famous logo bags. The brand's creative director Nicholas Ghesquiere is practically singlehandedly responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the newly-released iconic LV logo bags – it is his sheer commitment over the last several fashion cycles to introducing several new logo bag design options that has piqued his audience's attention, and recent...
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Bella Hadid's Faux Birkin Bag; Political Statement or Stylist Snafu?
Bella Hadid's Faux Birkin Bag; Political Statement or Stylist Snafu?
For those who follow the fashion world, the names Bella and Gigi Hadid are instantly recognizable as the young, rising model sister-stars of the street style world. In addition to being born with a certain amount of inherent privilege (genetic and otherwise), the Hadid sisters are practically the poster children for some of fashions most covetable trends. That is why it was considered an interesting deviation for Bella Hadid, when about a month ago, she was photographed sporting a bag that looked quite a bit like a small-sized Hermes Birkin, but (gasp) wasn't. Upon closer inspection, the fashion world drew in a collective breath. Could it be!? Hadid was...
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These Two Designers Can Provide You With an "It-Bag" Antidote
These Two Designers Can Provide You With an "It-Bag" Antidote
There has been a lot of buzz over the past few months about the fact that there seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of "it bags." It seems these logo-festooned, hardware-heavy concoctions that were so popular in the late 90s to mid 2000s appear to be making a bit of a comeback on the Spring runways and Cruise collections. However, we know that for many people, a flashy bag is just not their thing, so for those of you who prefer their bags to whisper instead of shout, we've provided this short peek at two designers who are very successfully designing the antidote to the "it bag" in...
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The Quiet Revival of the Logo Bag
The Quiet Revival of the Logo Bag
Back in the 90s to early 2000s, the emergence of the status bag meant that on any given day, you could walk down the street and see logos staring back at you from just about every handbag slung over just about every shoulder. However, these showy bags soon fell out of favour as our fashion sensibilities turned to the more pared-down minimalism of the late 2000s. Lately, murmurings in the fashion world are alerting those in the know to the fact that all this may be about to change. If the Spring 2018 runways were any indication of what is to come, we could very well be in for...
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