The Bad Idea Files: Questionable Handbag Choices from Around the World
The Bad Idea Files: Questionable Handbag Choices from Around the World
As some great fashionista once said, “there’s no accounting for taste.” While we here at our blog firmly believe in finding your own unique voice when it comes to expression through fashion, there are certain things that are just...beyond. Here, we take a look at two of our favorite (or perhaps we should say least favorite) questionable handbags. Head Hand Bag (2008) by Yael Mer If you can say anything about this creation by Israeli artist Mer, it's that this handbag is quite literally a head turner. We're not sure if it's the plain burlap sack, the drawstring closure, or just the face itself, but this...
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Frame Bags: New Trend on the Horizon?
Frame Bags: New Trend on the Horizon?
The fashion and accessories industries have always been obsessed with “newness”. Each season, it seems that the collections are getting rolled out earlier and earlier, shoving us towards our springtime wardrobe planning long before the subarctic temperatures of the cold season have begun to let up. To that end, designers are always keen to be the purveyors of The Next Big Thing: the next Speedy Bag, Chanel Flap, or some such accessories icon that will not only entice the masses, but perhaps endure for decades. Design house, Celine, has long been one of the arbiters of all that is cool in fashion. Their minimalistic yet forward-looking architectural designs speak...
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Chanel's Newest Line: The Next Big Thing?
Chanel's Newest Line: The Next Big Thing?
Chanel has launched something new for spring — the Gabrielle. The Gabrielle is not so much a single bag as it is their newest capsule collection; it includes smaller and larger shoulder bags, a shopping tote, a backpack, and a drawstring bag. All around the blogosphere, accessories editors are remarking on the sheer firepower that Chanel has put behind this particular campaign, likening it to the campaign they launched before the unveiling of their now iconic Boy Bag that launched a frenzy within the fashion world and a thousand copycat styles that are still going strong today. So if a shared history of a full court publicity press by...
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Paris Fashion Week: Street Style Standouts
Paris Fashion Week: Street Style Standouts
The Fall 2017 fashion came to a conclusion last week with the finale of the Paris shows, and as usual, what was going on outside of the invite-only shows once again proved to be at least as interesting as what was coming down the runways, if not more so. As always, Paris show attendees chose bags that ran the gamut from tiny to statement-making, and everything in-between. However, there were a few notable standouts this year that are worth mentioning. The Chloe Nile Bag - $1,700 The Chloe Nile bag is an interesting hybrid designer handbag. It's kind of like the love-child of a 1970-inspired...
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Louis Vuitton Has Created the Most Covetable iPhone Case of the New Season
Louis Vuitton Has Created the Most Covetable iPhone Case of the New Season
We almost feel like a bit of a broken record with this news; iconic design house, Louis Vuitton, has once again created an accessory that has the fashion cognoscenti clamoring over each other to add to their respective collections. What is perhaps the most surprising part about this headline is that it's not what you might expect. It's not another Speedy bag, or a new launch of that old standby the Neverfull tote...no, this time the big news coming from Louis Vuitton is much, much smaller. After much anticipation, the iconic brand has launched not another handbag, but their new iPhone case...created to look like one of their iconic...
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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 process of purchasing a luxury product form a storied design house is the expectation that you will be pampered; ushered into a VIP suite and fawned-over for a while, ultimately making the experience of parting with a significant wad of cash more palatable. However, it appears that for Hermes...
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The Bamboo is Back: Gucci's Bamboo Handle Bags are Still Going Strong
The Bamboo is Back: Gucci's Bamboo Handle Bags are Still Going Strong
Gucci has been bringing us their bamboo top handle bags for multiple seasons now. While you would expect that something that might be considered a specialty bag with a warm weather appeal would have a finite life span, the bamboo top handle bags that Gucci are putting-out have exceeded everyone's expectations and are still going strong. While this might seem a bit counter-intuitive, a closer look at their current offerings reveals that when it comes to the Gucci Bamboo handle bags, there is truly something for everyone. Below are two of our favorites. For the Minimalist The Nymphaea Leather Top Handle - $2,390 The sleek...
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A Look at Chanel's Wild Side
A Look at Chanel's Wild Side
When you hear the iconic Chanel brand mentioned, your thoughts tend to turn to time-enduring classic pieces like quilted leather chain-strap shoulder bags, cropped wool bouclé jackets, and multiple strands of pearls. However, Chanel also harbors a wilder, more irreverant side to its brand that might leave you more than a little bit surprised. Whimsical “theme bags burst onto the scene about a decade ago, and while they have dwindled in number, have not altogether gone away. Every handbag fan worth their salt knows about Judith Leiber's covetable miniaudiere confections, or can recognize a Fendi Monster Bag from afar, but who knew that all along, Chanel has been quietly...
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Vanity Case-Inspired Bags Are The Next “Bag” Thing
Vanity Case-Inspired Bags Are The Next “Bag” Thing
Each and every season, you certainly could not complain of a shortage of trends in the handbag world. However, this spring the fashion world appears to be ushering-in one of the most practical handbag trends we've seen in a long time; the vanity case bag. While soft-box type bags are certainly nothing new to the handbag scene (as any collector worth their salt will tell you, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have been doing these for years), there is a pragmatism to this roomy, accessibly simple design that comes like a breath of fresh air after seasons of furry “monster” bags, fiddly backpacks, and the never-ending depths of the revival...
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Celebrities Who Aren't Ready to Give Up Their Oversized Handbags
Celebrities Who Aren't Ready to Give Up Their Oversized Handbags
Calling all handbag lovers who came of age in the 90s and early 2000s — this post is for you! Yes, yes, we know that large, oversized handbags have been gradually disappearing from the catwalks over the past several fashion cycles...we're not blind, but there are a lot of us out there that simply are not ready to give up the pure joy of lugging a 30 pound, midsize carry-on bag with us everywhere we go. There is just something comforting in knowing that you have absolutely everything you could possibly need for any contingency over the course of your day. If this sounds familiar to you, know that...
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