1. 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...
  2. Trend Pick of the Season: The Velvet Investment Bag

    Trend Pick of the Season: The Velvet Investment Bag
    Despite a few distant murmurings in the fashion world over the past few holiday seasons, velvet is something that we really have not seen trending on the runways in quite some time. Sure, those of us who are old enough to have come of age in the 80s and 90s have a very strong recollection of the heavy velvet dresses...
  3. The Man Purse - Tough Enough For the Vikings, Tough Enough for You

    The Man Purse - Tough Enough For the Vikings, Tough Enough for You
    Despite the modern shift towards inclusiveness in fashion, increasing gender fluidity, and (with some rather stubborn holdouts), an attempt at dismantling gender stereotypes in the clothing and accessories industries, the subject of purses for men never ceases to be a source of stigma and ridicule for those who choose to carry a purse. It would seem that our collective masculinity...
  4. Rumors of Discontinuations — Louis Vuitton May Stop Making Some of Your Favorite Bags!

    Rumors of Discontinuations — Louis Vuitton May Stop Making Some of Your Favorite Bags!
    While it's true that you have to take little pieces of gossip that might come your way with a grain of salt, there are times to sit up and take notice. Recently, rumors were circulating among handbag collectors; the word on the street was that storied handbag brand, Louis Vuitton, was going to be discontinuing a few of their classic...
  5. Hurry Up and Wait: Buying a Hermes Bag from the Flagship Store

    Hurry Up and Wait: Buying a Hermes Bag from the Flagship Store
    Last week, the good folks over at Purseblog blew the lid off of a little-publicized, yet widely occurring practice that is going on in the handbag world. Apparently people from all over the world, enthusiastic to purchase a coveted Hermes handbag from the Paris flagship store, are putting themselves through some pretty intense rigmaroles for the privilege. Part of the...
  6. BOYY Bags: Creating Quiet Classics for a Decade.

    BOYY Bags: Creating Quiet Classics for a Decade.
    While any handbag fan can rattle-off his or her favorite luxury handbag brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, or Dior, those of us who love handbags are no less enthusiastic about a lesser-known brand that hits all the right sartorial notes. Sometimes, it even turns out that these smaller brands have been operating successfully under our noses for longer than...
  7. Another Record-Breaking Birkin Sale at Auction in Hong Kong

    Another Record-Breaking Birkin Sale at Auction in Hong Kong
    It wasn’t that long ago that Christie’s in Hong Kong hosted their first-even auction featuring a series of high-end designer handbags. The auction was hugely successful, solidifying a place for handbags among other high-value auction items such as antiquities and art. Christie’s now holds twice-yearly handbag and accessory auctions in Hong Kong. Christie’s Hong Kong has been at it again...
  8. Peace & Love At The Coach Pre-Fall 2016 Collection: Adorably Retro or Ugh?

    Peace & Love At The Coach Pre-Fall 2016 Collection: Adorably Retro or Ugh?
    Iconic American handbag line Coach has given the fashion media an early-look at their pre-fall 2016 handbag collection, and we’re not exactly sure what to think. While there is absolutely no denying that the 60s and 70s trends have been dominating the runways for the past few seasons, most of the successful collections that have drawn heavily from these periods...
  9. Fall Handbag Trends: Pin It!

    Fall Handbag Trends: Pin It!
    These days, to “pin” something takes on a very different meaning than it did a few decades ago. In the 1980s, to “pin” something literally meant to stick a pin on it, not post it to a virtual mood board that you could share with others in the public social media complex of cyberspace. However, it appears that in the...
  10. Prada Ups Their Game with the Inside Bag

    Prada Ups Their Game with the Inside Bag
    Bloggers and fashion writers everywhere are all praising the merits of Prada's latest offering, the Inside Bag. This praise comes none too soon; Prada's handbag line had been suffering from some pretty lacklustre sales figures for the past several seasons, so the buzz that their latest design has generated comes just in the nick of time. One of the first...

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