I honestly don’t remember the Hendrikje Museum for Bags and Purses when I was in Amsterdam because I would have made a bee line towards it right after the Rijksmuseum. Lucky for us, Richard Nahem paid the handbag museum a visit and brought back plenty of photos to share. What I do remember is a visit up to the Judith Leiber showroom to repair a bag of mine way back when. It was a black circle suede shoulder bag with passimenterie and the grommet […]
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While its double-digit price tag may stop you at hello, there’s no denying the simple sophistication and beauty that this luxury timeless classic bag from Balenciaga boasts, making it the kind of bag to keep your eye out for this season. Why? Besides its irresistible bordeaux hue, its equestrian inspired details and restrained use of hardware, its signature zipper pulls and tricks lend it a chic yet subtle strength. Not too large, not trendy and age-appropriate for any age, imagine it with just about anything, anytime. >>A […]
Over the past few years London based designer Mary Katrantzou has made quite a name for herself with collections that boast signature out-of-this-world collaged prints and could be considered a harbinger of the digital print craze that has had designers of all types trying to out-do each other with the never-before-seen. Starting Jan. 23rd fans of Katrantzou’s namesake collection and her witty use of vivid prints will now be able to get their hands on something a bit more practical […]
Ohhh, how we quiver with gorgeous anticipation whenever we open correspondence from the House of Dior. When it includes the fantastic melding of art meets glam, our pointy toe pumps click to attention. German artist Anselm Reyle collaborated with the iconic French fashion house on a new capsule collection of bags, shoes, costume jewelry, sunglasses, small leather goods, scarves, and beauty products for the Anselm Reyle for Dior collection. All feature bright, color saturated & fluorescent camo prints based on the artist’s freestyle interpretation to shake up […]
From Celine comes our latest obsession, this ultra-sleek minimal black leather bucket bag that’s destined to make its way to the top of our wish lists. While bucket bag styles come & go in & out of vogue every so often, they have always remained a perennial favorite of ours when it comes to an unexpected however practical shaped and sized purse. SHOP: Best Bags We’re certain that its lustrous sheen and lack of hardware and design flourishes are sure […]
Funny Story: Once upon a time I purchased a vintage Judith Leiber round suede bag with fantastic passementerie detail. The bag was a unique style and exuded absolute timeless chic. The little finding that held the shoulder strap popped off so I took it up to the Judith Leiber showroom for repair. As I sat in the waiting area, Ms. Leiber walked by. She looked at my bag and in her deep Hungarian accent declared, “Such a young girl, such an […]
Surveying Marc by Marc Jacobs and his mainline collection together we’ve culled a covetable, colorful assortment of goods that are certain to add a boast of riotous cheer for you and your loved ones just in time for the holidays. Above, a bright metallic contrast tote from Marc Jacobs. Highlights from Marc by Marc Jacobs: An assortment of ultra-girly jewels is certain to dazzle those in your life for many a season to come thanks to their quirky takes on […]
While animal prints may be as banal and captive of the traditional feminine mystic as polka-dots or bows, there’s no denying the subtle sexuality and graphic, ostentatious charge they can add to just about any outfit. >> SHOP: Animal Prints And this Yves Saint Laurent “Softy Chyc” animal-print calf hair shoulder bag brings home the point beautifully with its explosive print and lady-like, heritage minded shape and details. Use it to pump up just about any look from your average […]
Inside the atelier with Sally Perrin… Sally is glamorous, chic, and fun. She spends about 2/3 of her time in Los Angeles and the rest in Paris with her husband who is originally from Limoges and their two daughters. She recently started to design a line of sumptuous handbags and leather accessories and invited me to the atelier, where I went ga-ga over the gorgeous leather goods. Later that afternoon Sally kindly invited me to her apartment for tea and […]
The Top Seven Accessory Trends for Fall 2011 with StyleSight, Day 3, From Miu Miu to Margiela, this season the ubiquitous clutch goes from compact and evening appropriate to practical and ready for the girl-on-the-go in charmingly oversized proportions with a vaguely 40's inspired sensibility and glamorous ease.
Most-Wanted/Must-Have: We love a bag that you will want to wear everyday! Channel the heritage mood that’s been brewing over the past few season’s with Marc Jacob’s latest update on the classic tote, the Crosby Bowery.
Most-Wanted/Must-Have handbag: A crazy cool pop art print to spice up your schlepping! Marni Glossed Canvas Printed Tote