Three Major Fall Handbag Trends 2017
Three Major Fall Handbag Trends 2017
Temperatures all across the country have taken a noticeable turn towards the cooler days ahead, and right on time, our thoughts are starting to turn to Fall. Fall is truly one of the fashion industry's biggest times of year, and that is reflected in everything from the thickness of the glossy magazines that they produce to the selection of garments in your local main street shops. Here are three of our favorite Fall handbag trends, ripped straight from the Fall runways. The handbag world is certainly not immune to the hype that leads-up to the fall fashion season, and this year we are going to see a lot of...
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The Threat of a Fanny Pack Comeback Looms Large
The Threat of a Fanny Pack Comeback Looms Large
No, we're not kidding. It seems that on the streets of major cities like New York and LA, big-name influencers like the Kardashians and model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid are all trying to breathe some new life into that oft-maligned staple of days gone by. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the fanny pack (affectionately known in the UK as the "bum bag") has once again started appearing in the sartorial expressions of many a major celebrity, and quite frankly, we're more than a little suspicious. For those of us who are old enough to remember the first iteration of the fanny pack in the 80s and early 90s, this...
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National Treasure Michael Kors Rolls-Out the New Bancroft Bag
National Treasure Michael Kors Rolls-Out the New Bancroft Bag
There are a few names in the fashion and accessories world that can celebrate almost certain success with any new launch. Perhaps at the top of that list is none other than American designer Michael Kors. Kors is truly the embodiment of the American Dream, and has built his empire from the ground-up, having started his career as a model, actor, and when his sensibilities turned to fashion, a window dresser at the iconic New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman. After turning his attention to the fashion world, Kors enjoyed a particularly good amount of success with his accessories lines, particularly his handbags. Among some of his most...
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The Canvas Tote: A Quiet Classic
The Canvas Tote: A Quiet Classic
We've long held the belief that in the veritable sea of handbag options that exist today, there is no one bad as consistently underrated as the simple canvas beach tote. This longtime staple of summer is sturdy, comes in a variety of designs, and in its largest permutation can easily double as a laundry basket or storage hamper. With the beach season well underway, we thought it was time to share our favorite stylish and serviceable canvas beach bag options that over the years have come to enjoy iconic status. The LL Bean Canvas Boat and Tote This canvas LL Bean tote is perhaps the...
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Moynat is Taking the Handbag Scene by Storm
Moynat is Taking the Handbag Scene by Storm
One of the downfalls of being a fan of luxury handbags is that it seems that the very top end of the market comes with a certain amount of predictability. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Chloe...the list of fashion editors' “must haves” always seems to boast a very familiar list of names. However, for the hardcore collectors in all of us, there are still a handful of smaller operators out there that while they may not have the name recognition of some of the larger design houses, certainly do not skimp on either style or substance. One such brand is Moynat, a small French design house that was founded at...
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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 styles. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we were able to do a bit of research on the matter, and gain a little insight into some of the rumors surrounding the Louis Vuitton discontinuations. Here is what we know. The Pouchette The Louis Vuitton Pouchette...
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Christies Planning More Handbag Auctions This Summer
Christies Planning More Handbag Auctions This Summer
For the past few years, the storied auction house, Christies, has blazed a new trail through the handbag world by entering into the world of high-end handbags. Over the past few years, they have successfully auctioned-off scores of valuable high-end handbags in several locations around the world. In fact, their auctions proved to be so popular that this year, they've come up with a few new ways to re-invigorate their handbag auction game, and collectors all over the world are getting ready to pounce! This time around, Christies, is planning on offering an edit of some of the world's most exclusive, hard to find handbags that have never been...
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Into the Void: What Men Really Think About the Mysteries of a Woman's Purse
Into the Void: What Men Really Think About the Mysteries of a Woman's Purse
For a lot of men, being asked to hold a woman's purse, even for a moment, causes a flush of anxiety and dread - but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, for some it may be an image issue, although most men these days are secure enough with the ever-evolving gender roles of modern living that they don't have a problem touching a woman's handbag. More accurately, it's simply that a lot of guys are overwhelmed with the responsibility of being in charge of your...well, everything (whatever it is that you keep in there). It's a mystery to a lot of guys, and quite frankly, a responsibility that...
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Does the World's Most Expensive Handbag Have a Nonexistent Pricing Structure?
Does the World's Most Expensive Handbag Have a Nonexistent Pricing Structure?
Historically, any and all information surrounding the iconic Hermes Birkin bag has been incredibly hard to come by; everything from pricing to the procedure you have to go to source and purchase a Birkin seems to be a well-guarded mystery known only to a handful of the world's elite. However, despite all the secrecy, the guessing game of the Birkin pricing structure may finally be decoded, thanks to our friends at the PurseBlog website. They've trolled their handbag forums, and using data that they've gleaned from actual Birkin customers who patronize their pages, have put-together a loose price structure for four of the Birkin bag sizes, in three of...
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The Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: Less Than Spectacular?
The Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Collaboration: Less Than Spectacular?
Ever since Louis Ghesquiere took the helm at Louis Vuitton, the brand has flourished in a way that always happens in the fashion world when a fresh set of eyes breathes new life into a storied institution. But even the most visionary of re-brandings are not immune to the occasional stumble as they reclaim their cool-kid status. If the buzz in the fashion press is to be believed, the latest collaboration between Louis Vuitton and artist, Jeff Koons, is one such stumble. The idea is not exactly revolutionary; Koons has used an edit of masters paintings as a backdrop for this collection of bags, and added what can only...
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