Depending on the color selection, you can choose this Kooba Leroy Handbag in suede or leather. Available in brown leather, black leather, aubergine suede, ocean suede and taupe suede, this gorgeous handbag has enough compartments and pockets to hold anything and everything you need to carry in a day. The Kooby Leroy Handbag sells for $428 at Zappos.
I love Frye for their rich leather and exceptional quality handbags, and the Cameron Clutch Crossbody Bag is absolutely gorgeous. This vintage-inspired crossbody bag is fashioned with gusset straps and a exterior flap pocket with a turnlock closure. Available in cognac and tan, the Frye Cameron Clutch Crossbody Bag measures 10 1/2x7 1/2x2 1/2 and sells for $298 at Nordstrom.
Available in a beautiful shade of meteorite, this Marc by Marc Jacobs D2 Classic Pixie Drawstring Bag is fashioned in rich leather and finished with a signature logo plaque. With an adjustable detachable shoulder strap and a top handle, the Marc by Marc Jacobs D2 Classic Pixie Drawstring Bag measures 6x8x6 and sells for $328 at Saks. Definitely a keeper.
Usually not a big fan of crossbody bags, this Patricia Nash 'Country Side - Mantova Flo' Crossbody Bag is definitely changing my mind. Made of grainy Italian leather with rough-cut edges, this adorable bag features a belted flap, adjustable straps and a magnetic-snap closure. Available in tan, the Patricia Nash 'Country Side - Mantova Flo' Crossbody Bag measures 11x8 1/2 and sells for $188 at Nordstrom.
For the ultimate in crossbody bags, take a look at this adorable Frye 'Vintage Brooke - Mini' Crossbody Bag. With a magnetic snap closure, this heavily glazed leather bag also features a magnetic pocket under the flap. Available in chocolate, the Frye 'Vintage Brooke - Mini' Crossbody Bag measures 6x4 1/2x3 and sells for $178 at Nordstrom.
Enough room for the basics, this Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini M.A.C.' Shoulder Bag features an oversized clip-lock and an optional chain strap. Available in black, bright orange and bright pink, this cute little leather mini measures 9x6x2 1/4 and sells for $195 at Nordstrom.
What's not to love about this Tignanello Perfect 10 Studded Shopper! Well constructed and high quality, this studded shopper is made of genuine pebble leather and also sports a silky print lining. With contrast stitching, metal hardware details and tab through accent straps the Tignanello Perfect 10 Studded Shopper also has tons of pockets. A perfect carry-all, it's available in burnt orange, white, honey and black and measures 12x9x6.5. The Tignanello Perfect 10 Studded Shopper sells for $93.74 at eBags.
All I can say is...wow, I really love this bag! Not only is the Red Valentino Straw & Denim Bow Bucket Bag adorable, it just screams spring. This Bucket Bag is made of chunky weave of summer-fresh straw with denim accents and tawny leather handles. With a simple drawstring closure, the Red Valentino Straw & Denim Bow Bucket Bag measures 12 1/4x12 1/2x7 and sells $395 at Nordstrom. This in one bag that will never go out of style.
Okay...for those of you that haven't read the book or seen the movie or better yet...don't have a clue what I'm talking about, the Hunger Games is absolutely amazing. And...if you're a fan, whether your young...or not so young the Mockingjay Capitol Colors Shoulder Bag is definitely for you. A perfect gift for your friends or family, this customized bag is not only unique, but functional and durable. Available in red, black and tan Mockingjay Capitol Colors Shoulder Bag measures 15x9.5x6 and sells for $88 at CafePress.
With aged goldtone hardware and adorable ladybug applique, this vintage-inspired Jules Fabric Shopper by Fossil is sure to be a huge hit for summer. Made of canvas, it features a top zip closure, 2 card slots, 2 slip pockets and a back zip pocket. Measuring 19x11x4 1/2, the Fossil Jules Fabric Shopper sells for $128 at Macys. While you're at it, why not pick up the matching Fossil Jules Ladybug Trifold Wallet for $60. Too cute...
New from Dooney & Bourke comes the Dooney & Bourke Tassel Shopper. A great addition for any spring wardrobe, this tassel-trimmed shopper is accented in red-edged leather with a top zip closure. Measuring 11 1/2x10x7, the Dooney & Bourke 'Tassel' Shopper is available in fuchsia, navy and sunflower and sells for $238 at Nordstrom.
I love a good canvas bag for summer and this Fossil Maddox Fabric Organizer Flap Handbag is definitely going on the top of my list. This handbag features leather trim, a single handle with a adjustable strap, several pockets and a zipper closure. Available in natural and yellow, the Fossil Maddox Fabric Organizer Flap Handbag measures 9.5x9x2.75 and sells for $128 at eBags. Cute.
Class and style best describes this gorgeous Brahmin 'Elisa' Handbag. Made of rich textured crocodile, it closes with a twist lock and carries with double handles and also has a removable shoulder strap. Available in pecan, the Brahmin 'Elisa' Handbag features a double compartment with a zipped divider and plenty of pockets to hold your cell phone, keys and lipsticks...the list goes on and on and on. Measuring 15 3/4x9x6 1/2, the Brahmin 'Elisa' Handbag sells for $365 at Nordstrom.
The Lanvin Gaby Python Drawstring Bag may be rediculously extravagant and a little extreme, but it doesn't make me want it any less. Absolutely gorgeous, this bag is made of exotic painted python and detailed in suede and calfskin. With a rope drawstring and tassel ends, the Lanvin Gaby Python Drawstring Bag measures 7 1/10x8 1/3x5 9/10 and sells for $2,288 at Bergdorf Goodman.
With Christmas finally all but over, now comes the after holiday specials. If you received a gift card, Nordstroms is having some great sales on their handbags like this gorgeous Fossil 'Adrina Vintage' Leather Shopper. With goldtone hardware, this vintage look of this slouchy leather bag features push tab straps and a magnetic snap closure. Available in black, brown and camel the Fossil 'Adrina Vintage' Leather Shopper measures 11x9 1/2x6 and is on sale for $138.90.
Made of luxe suede and leather, this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs Regine Suede Drawstring Shoulder Bag is totally simple with 2 inside pockets and one inside zip. Available in tan, it measures 9 1/2x10x5 and is on sale at Saks for $298.99
Cyber Sale? How about Cyber Monday all week long? Where you ask? Why...Target of course! And...this adorable Mossimo Supply Co. Plaid Material Tote is just one of many great buys. This plaid tote is made of cotton, carries with double handles and features slit, zip and cell phone pockets. Measuring 14.25x18.0x6.5, the Mossimo Supply Co. Plaid Material Tote is available in brown and is on sale for $25. Great gift idea...
I have always been a huge fan of Lucky Brand, so it's no surprise that I'm crazy about the Lucky Brand Abbey Road Leather Bag. Casual and super stylish, this enormous bag features brasstone hardware, fold over flap closure and carries with double handles. Made of lamb leather, Lucky Brand Abbey Road Leather Bag is available in wine, bourbon and dune. Measuring 11x17x3, it sells for $178 at Macy's.
Fuzzy Nation Screenprinted Crossbody Flap Bag is a dog lovers dream bag. This cute little crossbody is made of cotton/synthetic fleece with double handles and an adjustable crossbody strap. Featuring a pug, bulldog and my favorite...a chihuahua there's pockets, double vertical zips and a logo dogtag. Measuring 7x7 1/2x2 1/2, the Fuzzy Nation Screenprinted Crossbody Flap Bag sells for $23.99 at Macys. Love...love it!
Fashionably chic, this Marc By Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Drawstring Bag comes complete with a simple inside zip pocket, drawstring closure and dual carrying straps. This sumptuous leather bag measures 15 1/2x10 1/2x7, and is available in black and plantain. A perfect bag for fall, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Drawstring Bag sells for $468 at Saks.
Being a huge fan of anything Frye, it's no surprise that I have flipped over this Cameron Clutch Crossbody Bag. Vintage inspired, this crossbody bag is crafted from weathered leather with a turnlock closure and a top zip closure. Measuring 10 1/2x7 1/2x2 1/2, the Frye Cameron Clutch Crossbody Bag is available in cognac, plum and taupe and sells for $298 at Nordstroms.
Being a huge fan of anything Fossil, it's no surprise that the Fossil Leather Crossbody Bag is fast becoming a favorite pick of mine. With a vintage look, this gorgeous burnished leather bag is designed with antiqued hardware and features an adjustable crossbody strap with a front flap closure. Available in black/brown and brown, it measures 10x8x5 and sells for $158 at Nordstroms.
For Harajuku Lovers, here come a cute, fun to carry Fluorescent Slim Crossbody Bag. Perfect for a little trip out and about, or for anytime you don't want to carry your regular bag, this adorable Crossbody Bag is made of polyester twill, measures 9x8 1/2x2 and sells for $35.99 at Macys.
The Fossil Vintage Reissue Weekender Bag is a style like no other. This vintage inspired leather bag features contrast stitching, a flap closure with brasstone turnlock and a detachable hanging key charm. Available in black/brown, brown, brown multi and red, this broken-in leather bag scores a few bonus points for functionality with multi-function pockets and double handles. Measuring 18 1/4x11x5, you can pick the Fossil Vintage Reissue Weekender Bag up at Macys for $228. Gorgeous.
Nothing says class like this simply gorgeous Julian Medium Shoulder Bag from Michael Kors. Made of leather, it features logo rhodium hardware throughout with a traditional logo charm. With multiple pockets, the MICHAEL Michael Kors Julian Shoulder Bag measures 12x9 1/2x4 and is available in black, red and vanilla. You can pick it up at Macys for $298.
For a stylish, yet simple bag, check out this adorable Jessica Simpson 'Bella' Striped Crossbody Bag. Measuring 8x5 1/2x2, the black/white color canvas is accented with decorative hardware and detailed with faux leather trim. With four interior card slots, there's enough room to carry this crossbody bag to events where a large handbag is too much. The Jessica Simpson 'Bella' Striped Crossbody Bag sells for $42 at Nordstroms.
Marc by Marc Jacobs has long been one of my favorite designers, and the super stylish 'Pretty Nylon Max' Convertible Crossbody Bag rates right up there with the best of them. The jumbled, oversized logo letters accented with tonal stitching makes this a wonderful bag for any summer wardrobe. Topped off with knotted handles, this slouchy crossbody bag 11 1/2x8x5 1/2 and sells for $178 at Nordstroms.
Although I am considerably older than your average rocker, age has nothing to do with the fact that this adorable Coach Poppy Petal Print Appleque Rocker is a fun bag for girls of any age. This slouchy bag brings with its bright pink flower appliqués, leather trim, golden hardware, zippers and multifunction pockets. Available in silver/light khaki multi, the Coach Poppy Petal Print Appliqué bag measures 12 1/4x9 1/2x5 1/4 and sells for $378 at Nordstroms.
For me and my pocketbook, there's nothing more gratifying than finding a handbag that's affordable, cute, and practical. The gorgeous vintage look of the Shoreline Binetti Bag is fashioned in crochet cotton with geometric patterns and topped off with layered fringe detail. Oversized, the Binetti Bag measures 21x11x7 and sells for $189 at Free People.
Straw is definitely one of my favorite trends of Spring. This adorable GUESS Queen Butterfly Straw Bucket Bag is a really uncomplicated style that’s made totally hot with patent croc trim and finished off with a girly hardware butterfly and charm details. Available in black, coral, natural and white, it measures 8 1/4x9 3/4x4 3/4. The GUESS Queen Butterfly Straw Bucket Bag sells for $115 at Macy's.
Fashioned of smooth leather, this Kate Spade New York 'Essex Scout' Leather Flap Crossbody Bag is definitely a smart trendsetting bag for your summer wardrobe. Topped with an adjustable crossbody strap, it also has a magnetic snap flap closure. Available in bone, citronella, and hot pink it measures 10 1/4x6 1/2x3 and sells for $395 at Nordstroms. Sweet...
Nothing makes my day quite like a perfect 'Cherry - Large' Leather Shoulder Bag by See by Chloé. With exposed vertical zippers, this buttery-soft leather bag is detailed with triangular logo-embossed pulls and tasseled drawstrings. Available in black, kiddie yellow, peach, and yummy chocolate, it measures 13x9x3 1/2 and sells for $480 at Nordstroms. I love it.
You'll definitely make a fashion statement carrying this really hot Dolce & Gabbana Miss Ann Handbag. Classy and sassy, this gorgeous bag first debuted on the Milan runway this spring. With white on white, it's fashioned in napa leather with floral macrame overlay and golden hardware. Measuring 11x11 2/5x4, you can pre-order this Miss Ann Handbag at Neiman Marcus for $1,945. A bit too pricey for me, but beautiful nonetheless. I guess one can still dream for free.
Cute and sassy best describes this classy Juicy Couture 'Love Your Couture - Duchess' Velour Shoulder Bag. Available in pale linen, black, lotus rouge, and regal this adorable bag is made of soft velour with shimmery rhinestone detail. With double goldtone chain handles, the Juicy Couture 'Love Your Couture - Duchess' Velour Shoulder Bag is finished off with a foil logo screenprint and measures 18x12x6. It sells for $228 at Nordstroms.
Because spring comes in so many colors, it's hard to decide on which handbag to choose. But this adorable Cecelia Shoulder Bag by Marc Jacobs makes the pickins a little easier. A perfect addition to any wardrobe, this gorgeous bag is made up of bright color quilted leather and golden hardware. Details include pleated body, a front diagonal zip pocket and a removable shoulder chain. Available in bright pink and orange, it measures 8 1/2x15 1/4x6 and sells for $995 at Neiman Marcus.
Small, but quite stylish is this Diane von Furstenberg Piper Braided Leather Evening Shoulder Bag. With intricately woven metallic leather, this gorgeous bag boasts a unique smooth leather frame with a hammered metal plaque. Measuring 11x5x3, it sells for $350 at Saks. Perfect for evening wear, it could very well be quite suitable for casual everyday wear too. Sweet.
I have reviewed several Oryany bags, but I'll have to say, the Gwen Drawstring Shoulder Bag is definitely my favorite. Totally slouchy with a touch of class, the Gwen Drawstring Shoulder Bag is fashioned in black leather with tonal topstitching and is topped off with brass hardware detail. Loaded with pockets, it carries with adjustable top handles, and is completed with a drawstring top and magnetic-snap closure. Measuring 12x15x8, it sells for $350 at Neiman Marcus. Sweet...
Juicy Couture is surely stepping up their game with this oh so stylish Brentwood Santa Monica Bag. Fashionably done in tumbled leather, it boasts a drawstring top with tonal topstitching and golden hardware. Measuring 12x17x4, it's available in black and cognac and sells for $348 at Neiman Marcus. I love it...
If you have any Christmas money left (or just raid the cookie jar), you're sure to enjoy this adorable Coach Mia Op Art Sateen Maggie Bag. Made of Op Art sateen fabric, this stylish bag has multifunction pockets, a center zip compartment and carries with double handles. Measuring 13x12x5, it's available in khaki/mahogany, black white/black, and black/black and sells for $298 at Nordstroms.
What better way to ring in the new year than with this adorable Coach Poppy Disco Bag. Sequins with metallic leather trim, it features a zip-top closure and a detachable strap. Available in brass/coral red, the Coach Poppy Disco bag measures 7x6 and sells for $148 at Macys. Act now and receive free shipping.
Okay...If anybody is wondering what to get me for Christmas, well here it is! With two convenient cargo pockets, this Fossil 'Modern Cargo' Leather Shopper is beautifully fashioned in leather with a logo-jacquard lining. With double handles and a magnetic-snap tab closure, it's available in black, grey, saddle, and sangria. Measuring 15x11x4, the Fossil 'Modern Cargo' Leather Shopper sells for $188 at Nordstroms. Sweet...
Yeah...tis the season and with it comes special deals on some gorgeous handbags like this B. Makowsky Claremont Shopper. Measuring 15x13x3.5, this super soft leather bag features multiple pockets and a hidden magnetic closure with double handles. Available in garnet, it sells for $179.99 at eBags. The B. Makowsky Claremont Shopper is the perfect gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list.
New from Coach, and just in time for your Christmas wish list comes this gorgeous Madison Leather Large Shoulder Bag. Beautifully done in leather, it features multifunction pockets, zip closure and a detachable shoulder strap. Measuring 14x12 1/2x3 3/4, it's available in Brass/mahogany, black antique nickel/silver, brass, black, and brass/bone. It sells for $498 at Nordstroms. Act now and receive free shipping.
If you're not squeamish when it comes to snakes, and money is no object, then take a look at this gorgeous and outrageously priced Carlos Falchi Glased Python Kite Bag! This whiskey/ multicolor glazed python bag is accented in tonal topstitching and carries with a single shoulder strap. With plenty of pockets, this Glazed Python Kite Bag measures 21x14x9 and sells for $3,395 at Bergdorf Goodman. Don't get me wrong, I think this bag is absolutely stunning, but I could see some pretty wicked nightmares in my future...
If you're in the market for something different, and uniquely, indescribably gorgeous, and absolutely hot, then of course check out the Coach Poppy Star Leather Spotlight Bag! This stylish bag is fashioned in metallic leather, and features multifunction pockets with double handles and a detachablw shoulder strap. Measuring 10x11x4, it's available in silver/lilac/silver and silver/gold and sells for $398 at Nordstroms. Love it...
It's a rare occasion to see a wristlet as cute and classy as this Marc by Marc Jacobs Saddlery Perfect Mini Purse. This mini saddle bag-shaped leather shoulder style bag features a detachable striped webbed crossbody strap with a signature plaque and buckle flap. Available in black and forrest it measures 6x4 1/2x2 and sells for $278 at Saks.
One of many new Coach bags for fall comes the Madison Leather Large Shoulder Bag. This absolutely to-die-for all new leather Madison Bag comes complete with multifunction pockets, and a zip top closure with a detachable shoulder strap. Available in black and mahogany, it measures 14x12 1/2x3 3/4 and sells for $498 at Nordstroms. Sweet...
The beginning of every wardrobe begins with the handbag, and this gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff Enamored Drawstring Bag will definitely be the top of the list. Fashioned in richly hued leather, it's detailed with whipstitched grommet trim, tonal topstitching and golden hardware. Topped off with a cinched drawstring top and detachable signature tassel, the Rebecca Minhoff Enamored Drawstring Bag Measures 13 1/2x11x4 1/2, and sells for $495 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Small, but fashionably chic is this adorable Oryany 'Heather - Mini' Leather Crossbody Bag. Zip pockets accent the uniqie folds from front to back, with double wrapped handles and an adjustable strap. Made of tumbled leather, the Oryany 'Heather-Mini Leather Crossbody Bag is available in black, ginger, buttercup, and olive. Measuring 11x6x5, it sells for $165 at Nordstroms. How cute is this...
Well, hello there Cutie! New at Neiman Marcus comes the Juicy Couture Brogue Duchess Bag. Beautifully done is rich leather with choices such as deep eggplant, black and cognac it's evident that this Brogue Duchess Bag is sure to become a favorite for fall. Measuring 10 1/2x14x4 1/8, it features a magnetic closure with two exterior open pockets and sells for $398.
Check out this hot bag from Marc Jacobs. Measuring 19x12 1/2x4, this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs Q49 Franny Day Bag is fashioned in supple leather and carries with double handles. Featuring an adjustable crossbody strap and a magnetic top closure, it's available in black and stone. You can pre-order the Marc by Marc Jacobs Q49 Franny Day Bag at Saks for $498. Thanks Marc Jacobs... class never looked so good.
While browsing my many purse sites this evening, I happened across this gorgeous See by Chloé Slouchy Drawstring Crossbody Bag. Accented with triangular logo-embossed pulls, the unique dual vertical zip pockets add detail to this glossy leather bag. Available in black, jam, and lunar it measures 11 1/2x8 1/2x2 1/2 and sells for $435 at Nordstroms.
The best thing about shopping for a new handbag...they come in all shapes, colors and sizes and this Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow Patent Mini Bag is just one of many to choose from. Fashioned in shiny patent leather with a grosgrain bow detail, this classy mini carries with a simple strap complete with a top zip closure. Ideal for all occasions, the Miss Vara Bow Patent Mini Bag measures 8x5x2 3/4. Available in black and red, it's available at Saks for $595.
I'm a sucker for anything new in a handbag, and Lucky has caught my attention with this gorgeous Surreal Leather Tote. New for fall, the cool tulip shape of this enormous leather bag comes complete with cinched drawstrings and double handles. With loads of pockets and whipstitch detail, the Lucky Surreal Leather Tote is available in western brown and measures 17x13x7 1/2. It sells for $229 at Macys.
I seen this bag today, and instantly fell in love with it! The Kooba Audrey Shoulder Bag comes complete with leather and suede pleated insets, and antiqued gunmetal hardware. This gorgeous Shoulder Bag also features a magnetic button top and a front logo plate. Measuring 12 1/2x14x5, it's available in black, grey, and berry and sells for $495 at Neiman Marcus.
What's not to love about the new gorgeous Madison Embossed Exotic Audrey Handbag by Coach! Richly done in crocodile embossed leather, this one definitely exceeds all other Madison bags. With loads of pockets, the Madison Embossed Exotic Audrey Handbag is available in purple and gray and measures 11x8 1/2x6 1/2. New for fall, it sells for $598 at Nordstroms.
If you're looking for a unique and cool looking bag, well here it is. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Damisi Patchwork Alicia Bucket Bag is fashioned in a mix of embossed textured leathers and decorative topstitching. With a converting crossbody strap, it also has a zip closure and inside and outside zip pockets. Measuring 13x7 3/4x11 3/4, it's available in caramel and sells for $398 at Saks.
Elegance and class never looked so good as in this Burberry Patent Quilted Sling Shoulder Bag. Fashioned in quilted patent leather with gunmetal hardware detail, it's available in dark berry red. Measuring 5 1/2x13x2 1/2, the Burberry Patent Quilted Sling Shoulder Bag carries with a single thick should strap and sells for $850. You can pre-order it at Neiman Marcus.
This beautiful Lil Birdie Logo-Embossed Shoulder Bag by MARC by Marc Jacobs is definitely the arm candy that I've been looking for! The rich leather bag features scrambled logo embossing with golden hardware accents, and a magnetic closure. With plenty of pockets, including side snap-flap pockets, this'll be one to carry from your work week to the weekend. Available in saddle, the Lil Birdie Logo-Embossed Shoulder Bag measures 10 1/2x15x5 and sells for $458 at Neiman Marcus. Stunning...absolutely stunning.
Jimmy Choo, being one of my favorite designers has brought forth yet another gorgeous bag with this Embossed Rikki Shoulder Bag. Available in rich hues of purple and brown, this snake-embossed leather bag features watersnake trim and silver hardware with a flap top and belted detail. Made in Italy, it measures 9x13 3/4x5 1/4, and sells for $1,850 at Bergdorf Goodman.
This Urban Outfitters Ecote Summer Stripe Bucket is the perfect bag to get you through the rest of your summer. This adorable slouchy bucket bag is fashioned in cotton with summer stripes with tonal suede dawsting trim. Measuring 15x5x11, it's available in black and white and sells for $48.
Fashionably chic, this Marc By Marc Jacobs 'Q49-Franny' Shopper comes complete logo-embossed hardware, double handles and a hidden magnetic closure. Made of lightly textured leather, this simple looking handbag offers wall pockets as well as cell phone pockets. Available in black, dangerouge, and peacock, this bag measures 15 1/2x12x6 and sells for $498 at Nordstroms. A great addition to any summer wardrobe.
Sharp and just down right cute is this Lucky Brand Jeans Voodoo Leather Shopper. Fashioned in washed leather, this gorgeous Voodoo Leather Shopper features double handles with a magnetic snap closure. Meaasuring 16x9x4 1/2, it's available in black coffee and ocean blue. Details include side pockets, leather ties, and contrast stitching. You can buy it at Macys for $229.
Class and sophistication best describes this gorgeous Kooba 'Savannah' Gathered Trim Shopper. Available in black and sand, this crinkled-leather shopper measures 16x10x5, and features a magnetic snap closure and double handles. Kooba at it's best, you can purchase this bag at Nordstroms for $595. Sure to be a favorite for summer.
If you're a big fan of Fossil as I am, then you're going to flip over this Fossil Lizette Minibag. Adorned in quality fabric and genuine leather, this adorable Minibag has a top handle with a removable crossbody strap, and detailed silvertone hardware and contrast stitching. Available in orange and raspbry, it measures 9x5 1/2x1 1/4, and sells for $65 at Macys. Act now, and receive free shipping...
This very practical and fashionable Nine West Melanie Covertible Sac is the perfect everyday carry-all handbag. Made of PVC, it carries with double handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. Detailed with silvertone hardware, it's available in black, cigar, and white and measures 12 1/2x11x5. You can pick the Nine West Melanie Covertible Sac up at Macys for $99.
When it comes to summer, it's time to pack away those heavy leather bags, and bring on the canvas and hot colors! The Navy Yard Bag from Anthropologie is all that and more. Done up in hot springy colors, this flashy little bag is detailed with gold leather straps, three inner pockets, and a magnetic snap closure. Uniquely printed with street names and building numbers of good ol' Philadelphia, this is definitely a 'happy' bag for summer. Available in green, neutral, and blue, it measures 15x17x3 and sells for $68. Too cute...
Obviously, if you know anything about the fashion trends for summer, then you know that an oversized bag is all that. For a fashion accessory that won't cost a fortune, but still keep you in the click, then you have to take a look see at this gorgeous Big Buddha Sadie bag. Made of faux leather, the Sadie bag is available in simple hues of black, blue, green, orange, yellow, fuchsia, and white, and measures 11x18x4. You can pick the Big Buddha Sadie bag up at eBags for the sale price of $76.50. Act now and receive free shipping.
If you're living with a high school senior, chances are you're trying to find that perfect gift for her and with the Dooney & Bourke 'New Nylon Editors' Shopper, you can't go wrong. Available in black, olive, watermelon, khaki, orange and yellow this durable stylish nylon tote is detailed with vachetta leather trim and a narrow buckle tab. Measuring 12x11x6, you can pick this little number up at Nordstroms for $175. This is definitely a keeper.
The color described for this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs Hexi Lafayette Shoulder Bag is unique in itself. Made of variegated leather, this oversized handbag features seam detail, gold hardware and turn-lock main compartment closure. Available in storm cloud, the Hexi Lafayette Shoulder Bag measures 15x14x8 and sells for $498 at Shopbop.
Cute and sassy best describes this adorable Kate Spade Thomas Nylon Crossbody Bag. Detailed with leather trim, this fun-to-carry bag features an adjustable crossbody strap with two inside pockets, and a zip closure. Available in pinkcherry, and black, it measures 7 3/4x9x1/4, and sells for $135 at Saks.
Nothing screams style like this classy MICHAEL Michael Kors Lattington Shoulder Bag. Oversized, with a bold sporty look, this gorgeouse leather bag features buckle hardware detail, and a magnetic snap closure. Available in magneta, the Lattingham Shoulder Bag measures 15x10x5 and sells for the discount price of $245.99 at Macys.
I realize that I've been totally obsessed with this company recently but I just can't help myself. From the Juicy Couture 'Lock-It' Turnlock Wallet, to this super stylish Juicy Couture Lock-It Larchmont Leather Shoulder Bag, this ensemble would make a perfect match for any wardrobe. Featured in buttery soft leather, this chic design is detailed in gunmetal hardware accents with a front lock embelishment and belt detail. Available in black, and desert it measures 14x14x5 1/2 and sells for $378 at Saks.
I have grown to love Lucky Brand Jeans Handbags for the simple fact that they are right on the money when it comes to style, as is this attractive Patch Stash Leather Bag. Casual and loaded with style, this retro style leather bag features inlaid leather flowers and birds, with a zip closure and adjustable strap. Available in off white, it's sells for $199 at Nordstroms. Lucky...you never looked so good:)
Think spring with this adorable Zing & Tart Bag. Roomy, and slouchy this ultra casual bag is available in yellow leather with detailed golden trim andd a magnetic snap closure. Measuring 17.5x19.5x4, the Zing & Tart Bag sells for $290 at Anthropologie. A for sure favorite for your spring wardrobe! Sweet...
Practical with a touch of casual flare best describes the Juicy Couture 'Freestyle - Heritage Crest Camo' Terry Satchel. Dual vertical zip pockets and an embroidered logo front, this soft terry satchel is detailed in leather trim and features a magnetic snap closure. A perfect little carry-all for your 9-to-5 workweek, this Terry Satchel measures 15x10x6 and is available in black multi, and green multi. You can pick it up at Nordstroms for $228.
The best time to shop for a new handbag is right after Christmas, and boy do they have sales or what! And to complete the top of my 'must have' list is this gorgeous Guess Blondie Top Zip Bag. Made from PVC, this stylish Guess bag features a top zip closure, silvertone hardware, and a front pocket complete with a magnetic snap closure. Available in brown, it measures 14x12x4 and is on sale at Macys for $85.99. Sweet...
Okay, to satisfy my handbag addiction for the end of the year, here come this adorable Diesel X-Ray Winter Darling Bag. Made of soft, durable cotton, you're gonna love the fact that it's available in dusty olive, black, moka, silver cloud, and cameo rose with dual shoulder straps. Measuring 13 3/4x6 1/2x11, it's on sale at Zappos for $79. Now that's what I call a deal...
Get ready for the most important and most anticipated shopping day of the season! I for one love to cybershop, and Macys seems like my best choice for handbag bargains. This cute Lucky Brand Jeans Asian Crane Runaway Crossbody Bag is made of canvas with suede trim and brass tone colored hardware. Available in beautiful multi floral, it measures 18x15x8 1/2 and if you hurry, you can pick it up at Macys for the sale price of $82.99. Sweet...
Normally I'm not a huge fan of Kathy Van Zeeland, but the Money Talks Ball Shopper has definitely changed my mind. Made of PVC, this adorable soft croc print bag features side zip pockets, silvertone hardware and of course, the KVZ signature logo. Measuring 14 1/2x12 1/2x7, it's available in black, dark amethyst, latte, and papaya. Just in time for your holiday shopping list, it sells for $99 at Macys.
With the holidays fast approaching (yes it's almost that time of year again!), you may want to put your order in a little early for this gorgeous Kooba Juliet Shoulder Bag. Measuring 14x17x5 3/4, this Kooba leather bag features tonal belt detail with goldtone hardware and a cinched top. Available in your choice of black or taupe, it sells for $595 at Neiman Marcus. If you're into big bags (aren't we all?), then you're gonna love this Kooba Juliet Shoulder Bag.
I've never been one to like snake skin bags, but this cute little Badgley Mischka Pleated Snake Embossed Mini Bag has just about changed my mind! This gorgeous glossy snakeskin-embossed leathers mini comes complete with a removable strap, and a top zip closure. Available in indigo snake, and red snake it measures 10 1/2x5x4 and sells for $145 at Nordstroms. So adorable, that in this case, I guess size doesn't really matter.
The classic sophisticated look of the Badgley Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Aurelia Studded Leather Shoulder Bag will have you dressed and ready for any occasion. Elegantly fashioned in soft leather, this gorgeous bag features goldtone studs with hardware accents. Available in chocolate, it measures 16x14x4 and sells for $475 at Saks.
Okay, I'm sorry, something just doesn't smell right here. Fendi Skunk Fur Peekaboo Roll Bag? The description for this bag says a 'rich combination of fine leather (okay that sounds good) and soft skunk fur' (what!?) You've got to be kidding! I've seen a lot of handbags through the years and some of them just a wee bit on the weird side, but skunk? Oh well, anyway, available in dark brown, it measures 10 3/4x11x2 3/4 and sells for $1,970. You can pre-order this unique bag at Saks. Now that's original. Some people will make a handbag out of anything...
Casual and Fall-ish is this beautiful Lila Bag from Ruehl. Made of genuine Italian Leather, this slouchy, cinched top bag features custom Ruehl hardware, with additional interior pockets, and carries with double straps. Dust bag included, it measures 17x6x14 and sells for $368. Available in tobacco, sienna, brown, white, and espresso.
Something new for fall comes your way by Anthropologie with the stylish Neverending Seams Bag. Measuring 13.75x16x5, this rich soft washed leather bag features a magnetic closure and pockets a plenty. This orange harvest-hued bag sells for $228.
If you're looking for a great deal on a designer bag, then shop Nordstrom's Anniversary sale and pick up this gorgeous Steven by Steve Madden 'Pucker Up' Crossbody Bag. Available in black, dark taupe, sapphire, and yellow this oversized bag is easy on the eyes, but not necessarily your pocketbook. The puckered zip pockets add pizzazz to this roomy hobo that's pieced together from lightly tumbled leather. It also features a removable strap, leopard print lining, and a magnetic snap closure. Measuring 15x13x7, you can pick it up at Nordstroms for $218. But hurry, sale ends August 3rd.
A definite throw back from the 70's, this Linked Spectrum Bag by Anthropologie brings back sweet memories. With every hue imaginable, this urban bag has been woven together with bits of recycled leather. Measuring 14x16.5x4, it also features three inner pockets amnd a zip closure. It sells for $178 at Anthropologie. I'd say if you looked in your mom's closet, you just might find this ever so dated groovy handbag.
Lucky Brand Jeans handbags have long been a favorite of mine, and the Wings of Fortune Bag is no exception. This gorgeous leather bag features double handles, with whipstitch detail, and a top zip closure. Available in black, off white, and purple passion, it measures 14x12 1/2x5 and sells for $249 at Macys. With a bag this size, you'll have no problem carrying everything you'll ever need any day of the week. Don't you just love Lucky?
The Equestrian Crown-Baby Fluffy Bag is just one of many new handbags in the Juicy Couture collection. Available in black, bacardi, cutting glass, this adorable leather bag has studded detail, and D-rings that add to the slouchy casual style. With multi pockets, and magnetic closure it measures 11x6 1/2x7 1/2 and sells for $278 at Nordstroms.
New from the Poppy colection at Coach comes this outrageous new Pop C Large Spotlight Handbag. With signature jacquard fabric, and graphic Coach monogram decals, this crinkled patent leather features glitter trim with multi-function pockets and a zip-top closure. Measuring 12x14x5, you can pick up this hot new bag at Coach for $368. Get your sparkle on, I dare ya:)
When I think of luxury that will last a lifetime, I think of bags like this. The Ruehl Benson Handbag is made from genuine Italian leather, with custom Ruehl hardware. Seemingly impressive, this tote carries with duel handles, and has a removable shoulder strap. Available in sienna, and espresso it measures 14x7x14, and sells for $348. With dust bag included, you can preserve this classy handbag for years to come. A real keeper...
Memorial weekend has to be the absolute best sale days of the year, and this gorgeous Calvin Klein "Glazed Leather" Shopper is just one of many you'll see if you visit Macys. This simple Shopper is made of leather, with a top magnetic closure and a front flap pocket. Available in black, stone, and tga, it measures 14x14 1/2x3 1/2 and is on sale at the low price of just $167.62. A perfect bag for your summer wardrobe. You just gotta love Macys...
Simply put, you cannot possibly consider yourself a handbag-enthusiast and not love this unique Ed Hardy "Zandra" Crossbody Bag. Both beautiful and dauntless, this crossbody bag features signature touches and trademark graphics. Detailed with embroidery, and rhinestones, it measures 9x12, and sells for $235 at Macys. Ladies, it doesn't get much better than this...
To boldly go where no one has gone before, you have to check out this outrageously "Delicious Mesh" Belt Shopper by Kathy Van Zeeland! All done up in pretty florals, outstanding hardware with signature style like no other, the Delicious Mesh Belt Shopper is definitely a keeper to add to a summer wardrobe. Measuring 14x13x6, it features a magnetic snap closure, 2 slip pockets, and a back wall zipper pocket. A first rate bag just right for Mom for Mother's Day, you can pick it up at Macys for $89. Available in black, bronze, monet, and rice. Well done, Kathy Van Zeeland, well done...
If you want to talk 'arm candy', then the adorably chic B. Makowsky 'Soft Pleat' Horizontal Flap Bag is definitely on the list! The elongated design, with some stunning colors help create a handbag worthy of any wardrobe. From goldtone hardware to exaggrated zip pulls, you'll never run out of compliments. Available in black, brandy, hibiscus and mint, it measures 14x6 1/2x3 1/2 and sells for $198 at Nordstroms. Forget that it would probably only hold half of your everyday necessities, this is still a real find. Too cute...
Another stunning handbag by Ruehl comes this gorgeous Lila Bag. With genuine Italian leather detail, this cotton twill bag is not complete without custom Ruehl hardware, and double straps. Measuring 17x6x14, this perfect summer time bag is available in cream and sells for $198. You just can't beat Ruehl for quality and price.
Now that tax season is behind us for another year, we can concentrate on spring, and what better way than with a new handbag. This adorable Sak Flap Crossbody Bag features a fold-over flap with a zip pocket that gives you extra room when you need it. Made of soft supple leather, it comes complete with geometric topstitched flap pockets and measures 14x11x4. Available in gorgeous colors of persimmon, and saffron, you can buy it at Nordstroms for $199.
The best thing about spring is the fact that you can go absolutely wild with all the new vibrant colors. Diesel definitely wins the prize this week for the largest and hottest hues with this X Ray Shoulder Bag. Made of garment washed canvas, this oversized bag features pockets, pockets, and MORE pockets, plus double handles with a top zipper closure. This freaking huge bag measures 19.5x17x3, and sells for a mere $112 at eBags. Available in honey gold, black, light ecru, and roan rouge. Can I pick em, or what?
This Lucky Brand Jeans Stash Bag is definitely worthy of a repeat performance. Available in vintage brown (my all time favorite pic!), dusky citron, and black it measures 9x11 1/2x15. With amazing detail, this soft yet rugged leather bag has two exterior patch shaped flap pockets with an extra exterior zipped flap pocket that's perfect for the stuff that you need to carry but don't want to junk up your handbag. An ideal everyday casual bag for work, you can buy it at Luckybrand.com for $168. Stylish, affordable, and absolutely gorgeous...
The adjustable diagonal belt detail of the Kooba Asymmetrical Belt Shopper accents this supple leather shopper beautifully. The delicate sky color, including the size makes this a perfect spring time bag for any wardrobe. New to Kooba, it measures 16 1/2x9x6 1/2 and sells for $575 at Nordstroms. All I can say is...Kooba; you've out done yourself with this one. Classy...
Nothing says fun quite like this adorable Lucky Sweet 70's Sling Bag by Lucky Brand Jeans. Featuring bold whip stitch detail, this hot leather Sling Bag gives a whole new look to casual wear. Available in blue tapestry, bourbon, dusky citron, black, and off white, it measures 11x16x5 and sells for $179 at Macys. Groooooovy...
Litterally carry your life on your shoulder with the enormous Twisted Hardware Doctor Bag by Urban Outfitters. Made from PVC, this gorgeous Bag features twisted metal detail, a removable shoulder strap, and tons of pockets. Available in seafrom, mustard, grey, black, and brown it measures 19.7x6.7x18.1, and sells for the affordable price of $68. Quality at a good price, works for me...
With a name like Shiitake, this urban style Shoulderbag by Anthropologie is a shoe-in for my 'it' list this season. The mushy leather of this shoulderbag is detailed in gold hardware, and carries with a single strap. Loaded with pockets, this taupe colored bag measures 15x15x3 and sells for $188. I just love Anthropologie, don't you?
Just tell me, how cute is this Sidney Bucket Bag by Francesco Biasia:) Available in springy vibrant cotton and detailed leather, this adorable Bucket Bag measures 12.20x12.x20x7.48. It sells for $228 and comes in country, papaya, and vanilla. This Bucket Bag is the perfect combination to kick off that spring wardrobe. I am soooooo ready for warm weather, aren't you?
The Bottomless Lake Bag by Anthropologie could very well be functional and chic enough to carry through out the entire seasons to come. The beautiful deep-blue hue of this enormous Bottomless Lake Bag features one outer, three inner pockets and a zip closure. With 15" braided straps it measures 10.75x21.25x3.5, and sells for $288. It could very well be the best complete travel carry-all companion that I've seen yet. Absolutely hot...
As part of their new handbags for the spring season, Coach has introduced to us the ever popular, and quite irresistable Madison Leather Shoulder Bag. Available in brass/parchment, this gorgeous leather bag features oodles of pockets, a detachable shoulder strap, and zip-top closure with a patent leather hangtag for detail. Measuring 13 3/4x9 3/4x4 3/4, it sells for $498 at Nordstroms. This is definitely going on my list of "must have bags for spring"...
Because I'm a true bargain shopper at heart, you really have to take a second glance at this chic Sabina Skinny Studded Bag! Not only is it on sale, but the soft leather and stud detail makes this a must have bag for the coming season. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters, this bag carries with braided handles, and comes with 2 pockets at the front for that much needed extra stuff that we can't seem live without. Measuring 16.5x15.5x9, it's available in sienna and purple. You can pick it up at Urban Outfitters for $169.99. I love it...
Get your first real taste of spring with this hot Boogie Bucket Bag by Tano. Handsomely made in raspberry Italian leather, it features silvertone hardware with top handles, and belted sides. Measuring 15x13x7, this classy little number is available at Neiman Marcus for $200. A real find...
Be ahead of the game and carry proudly this President Obama Inaugural Super Cyclone Purse. Made from 2 recycled metal plates, and wrapped around 6-inch chrome hubcaps, this commemorative bag features artwork from the renowned California artist Gregg Valley. It's available at the Urban Wave Company for the sale price of $69.60. Totally appropriate...
Get the jump on spring with the gorgeous Flynn Handbag by Ruehl. Measuring 19x5x17, the hotness of this bag shines through with loads of pockets, and finishes off with the custom Ruehl hardware. A perfect carryall for warm weather, it's available in sienna, espresso, and brown and comes complete with its own dust bag. You can purchase it at Ruehl for $368. Go ahead, treat yourself to a little winter blah pick-me-up, you're worth it...
Mark your calendars for the long awaited Hayden-Harnett for Target Handbags when this unique line hits stores December 28th. Teaming up with designers Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett from Hayden-Harnett, Target is ready to launch this limited-edition handbag collection with prices ranging from $19.99 to $49.99. With the all important details like grommets, chains, and brass hardware that we have come to know and love from Hayden-Harnett, get ready to check out this awesome collection of handbags. The Boho-style Hobo Bag, featured in brown is just one example from this exclusive designer collection with many more to choose from. Act now, the Hayden-Harnett handbags will only be offered until March 15, 2009, I promise, you won't be disappointed.
I know that I've been on a Ruehl kick lately, but you have to admit, they represent good quality at a reasonable price as is this gorgeous Lexi Handbag. Made of genuine Italian leather, it features a top zip closure, loaded with pockets, and carries with double handles. Complete with dust bag and custom Ruehl hardware, this bag measures 14x5x10. Available in brick, sienna, cream, and mocha, it sells for $328. The holiday shopping experience has all but come to a close for another year, but you can still grab a bargain at Ruehl. Anytime...
Whether you're holiday shopping for yourself, or for someone else this Gabby Top-Zip Bag by Fossil is a deal that you can't pass up. Made of soft leather with slivertone hardware, it carries with one shoulder strap, and comes in brown and cognac. With buckle side tabs, and front zip pocket, it measures 13x8x4. You can pick it up at Macys for the sale price of just $103.50.
I guess it's safe to say that all I want for Christmas is a Ruehl handbag...Any will do...But I really have my eyes on this awesome Aubree Handbag. I love the fact that it's oversized, and carries with two handstraps. This gorgeous Italian leather bag comes with double exterior front zip pockets, and multi interior pockets as well. Available in sienna, grey, mocha, cream, and my favorite brick, it measures 15x6x14, and comes complete with custom Ruehl hardware, and its own dust bag. For your holiday shopping, go to Ruehl and buy the Aubree Bag for $368, before it's too late. If Santa reads Purseuing, (or if Ruehl wants to gift me themselves!) just remember one thing...Ruehl...Aubree...brick...Quite simple actually.
Just in time for the holidays comes this adorable Hudson Scoop Bag by Tommy Hilfiger. Made of leather, the Hudson Scoop Bag carries with double handles, and a detachable shoulder strap. With brasstone hardware and detailed stitching, it measures 9x11x5 1/4. Available in ash grey, black, cabernet, and coffee bean, you can purchase it for the sale price of $103.60 at Macys. Act now and receive a free Tommy Hilfiger "Providence" Key Chain and free shipping. It don't get no better than that...
Class and sophistication best describes this gorgeous Laine Leather Shoulder Bag by Kooba. One of the hottest new colors of the year, this purple Kooba bag is made of crinkled leather with goldtone buckles, and a hidden top magnetic closure. Loaded with pockets, and a removable shoulder strap, it measures 15 1/2x11 1/2x5, and sells for $595 at Nordstoms. For the ultimate look of luxury, the smart style of this gorgeous Laine Leather Shoulder Bag by Kooba is the perfect gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list. Act now and receive free shipping.
Big bags are back in style, and this oversized Figure Eight Doctor Bag by Urban Outfitters definitely fits the bill. Made of PVC, this durable, yet stylish bag features twisted metal detailing, and is all decked out with side pockets and a zip top. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters, it's available in black, brown, and grey, and measures 19.7x6.7x9.4. Roomy enough to carry everything you'll need for the day, and more, it sells for a mere $68. A perfect gift for that special someone on your list. Durable...affordable...and totally hot...
For the gift of luxury, check out this hot Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Lil Riz Bag. Hobo style with single shoulder strap, this leather bag features a platform bottom and inside hidden magnetic closure. Available in coral, indigo, and light brown it measures 10.5x16x14.5, and sells for $427.95 at Couture Zappos. As you can see by the picture, it's a perfect fit for everyday, and sure to be roomy enough to carry all those little necessities we feel so compelled to carry on a daily basis. Absolutely gorgeous...
To officially kick off the holiday shopping season, I find myself, literally beside myself, speechless over this gorgeous Buffalo Zipper-Pocket Sac by Dooney & Bourke! A toss up between casual and classy, this brand new Dooney leather bag features tons of pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap with a top zip closure. Available in brown, bone, black, red, and saddle it measures 14x11x6 1/2 and sells for $265 at Macys. And jump into savings on shipping! Free shipping on any items sitewide with a $99 purchase. Now that's what I call a sale...
Simply stunning comes this gorgeous Boogie Bucket Bag by Tano. The Tano team is made up of three hot designers hell bent on keeping up with the hottest fashion trends of today. Made of lamb leather, the Boogie Bucket Bag comes in your choice of truffle and mandarin with silvertone hardware detail, and belted sides. Measuriing 15x13x7, it sells for $200 at Neiman Marcus, and is definitely making it to the top of my 'it' list and must haves for the holidays! Maybe if you're extra good this year Santa will slip one of these under the tree...Never hurts to dream. Sigh...
Okay, for the overly obsessed that feels the need to carry EVERYTHING (and you know who you are!) with you everyday, anywhere, here's the bag for you! New for fall, this overly extreme, and just down right huge Cobalto Bag by Diesel will surely cover all your needs. Made of 100% cow leather, it measures 16.8x21.5x16, and features double handles. Make sure you stop by Diesel and check this sucker out! Available in grey, it sells for $845. Definitely a must see for the weekend traveler, or at the very least, everyday errands for your ordinary OCD person. I can relate to that...
I can't for the life of me keep away from Ruehl handbags, and my latest obsession has got to be this gorgeous Kennedy Handbag. This genuine leather handbag features a flap closure, zip pockets, and custom Ruehl hardware. Complete with protective dust bag, it sells for $328, measures 12x6x8, and is available in mocha and sienna. This bag would make a perfect addition to any wardrobe, dressy or casual. Visit Ruehl and indulge yourself a little. Trust me on this...
Well, we're all certainly aware that the holidays are fast approaching, and if you're like me, I don't have a clue what gifts to buy! This gorgeous Distressed Leather Fluffy handbag by Juicy Couture will definitely make a grown woman cry. With distressed grained leather and contrast topstitching, this super classy number features brushed gold metal hardware with a logo engraved closure. Available in the beautiful color called social circus, it measures 16x8x5, and sells for $375 at eLuxury. With a bag like this, my holiday shopping list just became a little smaller. (Hey all you guys out there, think of how appreciative your better half will be to open this on Christmas morning!) Absolutely hot...
I love Lucky Brand Jeans Handbags for the simple fact that they are right on the money when it comes to style, as is this attractive Stash Bag. Casual with a flare for organization, the leather Stash Bag features two front exterior flap pockets, with a fold over flap top, and measures 15x12x4 1/2. Available in dune, black, and mulberry, you can pick it up at Zappos for $167. Sweet...
If you're really into extremely large handbags as I am, then you have to check out this absolutely enormous Deux Lux Filigree Shoulder Bag! Oversized PVC with a soft vintage finish, I really love the embroidery along the top of this bag. Complete with ruched detail, it carries with top handstraps, and a removable shoulder strap. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters, it measures 20x16x18.5, and sells for the low price of just $68. It's available in sienna, black, and olive. I had to post this photo to show how freaking huge this bag is! Gorgeous..
Prada brings to our fall wardrobe this gorgeous Cervo Folding Shopper. Available in nocciolo, this one of a kind bag features top handles, removable shoulder strap, and ID tag. Aside from the fact that it's made from those cute little deer that you've seen in your headlights, I'd have to say this is one hot looking bag! Measuring 15x17x2, it sells for $1,830 at Bergdorf Goodman. Although I really love this bag, I'm sorry, but in all good conscience I just can't carry Bambi around on my shoulder...
If you're looking for an inexpensive bag for fall, check out this adorable Scarlett Crossbody handbag by Fossil. Available in classic black and red, this soft pebbled leather bag features multi-purpose pockets, brass hardware, with a zipper closure. Measuring 10x11x2, this very affordable bag can be yours for just $138 at Fossil. Now that's what I call a bargain...
How cute is this Monogram Canvas Etoile Shopper by Louis Vuitton! New from their Etoile collection, the triple-quilted monogram canvas shopper is adorned with natural cowhide leather trim, and features brass hardware. With a twist-lock closure, and plenty of compartments, it measures 16.1x10.6x5.9 and sells for an astounding $3,500 at eLuxury. And if you're credit card isn't already maxed out, check out the matching wallet. Gorgeous...
New from the liz Claiborne collection comes this classic Burbank Croco Square Shopper. With the abundance of pockets and compartments, you can organize your daily workload and activities with minimal effort. This sophisticated shopper is made of 100% PVC, features a corco finish with goldtone and grommet detail, and measures 15x12.5x4.75. Available in black, it sells for $95. A simple fashion at its best...
From the Pink Pony Collection by Ralph Lauren, the Mini Pink Pony Handbag is a bag well worth repeating this month. Designed in sturdy cotton canvas, this adorable tote is trimmed with pale pink canvas shoulder straps and a signature Big Pony embroidered in pink thread adorns the front. The Pink Pony Fund is a charity line of sportswear and accessories designed for Cancer Care and Prevention, with a percentage of sales going to the Pink Pony Cancer Research Fund. Measuring 5 1/2x5x5 1/2, it sells for $45 at Ralph Lauren. It's all good...
Introducing one of many hot new bags coming your way this fall is this very classy Dior 61 Medium Shopper. A fashion stand-out to say the least, and made of smooth grained leather you'll definitely get noticed carrying this little number. With features such as polished silver metal hardware, and a removable oversized "D" charm, it measures 16x16.5x7. Elegance at its best, you can buy this very sophisicated shopper at eLuxury for $1,850. Remember, it's only money...
I've been very pleased lately with the selection of bags at Ruehl, and this very chic Sydney Bag is going on notice as one of my favorites. Available in cacao, this genuine Italian suede is complimented with fringe tassel detail, and custom Ruehl hardware. Simple, yet very pleasing to the eye, it measures 11x8x14, comes with its own dust bag, and sells for the exceptional price of just $298. A perfect fit with jeans and a hoodie, you'll love the way it feels on you. Guaranteed...
Chloe never ceases to amaze me, and this gorgeous Heloise Shoulder Bag is no exception! Classy and sophisticated, the pacific (blue) lambskin perfectly accents the goldtone hardware and the braided handles, making this a must have addition to your fall wardrobe. New for fall, it measures 13x14 3/4x7, and sells for $1,670 at Bergdorf Goodman. One has to wonder if the price tag is worth it, all I can say is...I'd sell my soul for a handbag such as this! Absolutely stunning...
If you're looking for a smart and quite large handbag for fall, check out this adorable Flap Lock Flapship Shopper by Juicy Couture. Accented by a wide tonal ribbon on the top, this soft leather bag features contrast stitching with a flap-lock closure, and a cutesy removable heart mirror. Available in black, fieno, and social circus, it measures 18 1/2x10x6 1/2, and sells for $395 at Norsdstroms. I simply love it, don't you?
Riddle...What's hot and sexy, and would definitely put a smile on your face? Ahhhh, do we have dirty minds here? You have to know that I'm talking about the ever so gorgeous Maxi Mabel Weekend Bag by Mulberry! With a size of 20x15x7, this black leather oversized east west shoulder bag is everything you need for an overnighter. With pockets a-plenty, AND if money is no object, this outrageous bag is available at Net-A-Porter for $1,995. Can you say...priceless?
I must say, that Gucci has got the winning combination with this awesome Medium Hysteria Shoulder Bag. Available for pre-order, this seemingly soft light purple patent leather bag features a flap closure with signature metal Gucci crest detail, and side tie accents. Made in Italy, this simple, yet sophisticated Bag measures 15 1/2x11 3/4x6, and sells for $1,250 at Saks. I know, I know, it's a bit pricey, but if you're gonna splurge on just one hot bag for fall, keep this one in mind. Decisions...Decisions... Just soooo many to choose from. Oh I almost forgot, the running joke of the day...DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, A CUSTOMER MAY ORDER NO MORE THAN THREE UNITS OF THIS ITEM EVERY THIRTY DAYS. No comment...
As we are all fully aware, with dreaded sigh, winter is close at hand. But to ease that transition from beautiful summer, to depressing winter blahs this gorgeous Kiss Print Shopper by Versace is sure to ease those troubled thoughts. Brand new, and in one of my all time favorite colors this gorgeous hot pink Fuchia leather bag spells sexy with its kiss-shaped outline, and vintage feel printed-fabric pattern. With unique chain straps, it also has a removable shoulder strap and plenty of pockets for little extras. Measuring 16 1/2x11x7, it sells for an extravagant price tag of $3,325 at Nordstroms. A bit much for my pocketbook, but something to smile about nonetheless:)...
Here and now is the mother of all bags that is outrageously expensive, but shows a lot of class at the same time. The Vanity Python East/West Frame Bag by Dior keeps with the fall look of metallic accents with this unique python skin Bag. It also features polished gold metal hardware, extravagant suede lining, with a removable python coin pouch. Measuring 14.25x8.25x4, this gorgeous bag is available at eLuxury for $6,550. Yeah, you heard me right, $6,550! Who am I kidding? This bag is so totally way out of my league! I can honestly say, without a doubt, I have now found a handbag that costs more than my secondhand car...Dreams are still free, aren't they?
Okay, for your afternoon viewing pleasure, with a what the ¿hell kind of bag is that, I bring to you this outrageous Anaconda Buffalo Shoulder Bag by Carlos Falchi. This signature Buffalo bag in metallic snakeskin creates the effect of molten movement, as compared to what may I ask? Available in anthracite (dark silver) brushed metallic anaconda, it carries with a top handle, and features a front gathered detail. Measuring 11x14x5, it sells for the expensive price tag of $2,850 at Neiman Marcus. In some odd sense, way beyond reasoning this bag reminds me of something out of Star Wars...Weird, I know... Just callin' it like I see um.
Kudos to Marc Jacobs for bringing to us this very classy, and sophisticated Marc by Marc Jacobs Airliner Leather Captain Bag. Made from soft grained leather, this handsome bag offers polished gold metal hardware, and oodles of pockets. Available in black, it measures 15x13x6, and sells for $528 at eLuxury. A perfect carry-all for fall, this is one look that's sure to take you clear through to spring. Impressive to say the least.
If you're not too shopped out from the holiday, then take a look at what Coach has to offer for fall. The brand new Leather Editorial Zoe Handbag comes to us with loads of pockets and a single strap that has a ring to clip for accessories, or keyfob. Available in chocolate, and black, it measures 15x16 1/2x4 1/2, and sells for $598 at Nordstroms. Definitely in a class of it's own.
I am absolutely crazy for anything that says Diesel, and the Suave Hard Core Hudson Bag is certainly no exception. No crazy bag lady here, you can't resist this enormous leather bag for it's many, many pockets, double handles, and all around rugged look. Measuring 17x16x1, it's available coffee bean, and blue nights. You can pick it up at eBags for $395. This bag is definitely large enough to carry everything you'll need for at least a month or two...Class at its best...
Proving that once again big is sometimes better; you have to check out this outrageously Large Clara Shopper by Furla. With a croc-stamped leather finish, it features silvertone hardware, logo fob detail, and adjustable side zips for when you need extra room. Made in Italy, this hot cherry colored bag measures 20x12x3 1/2, and sells for $835 at Saks. Flashy, hot colors are definitely huge this season, not to mention oversized, and a wee bit overpriced. A great carryall, from a casual weekend, to your dreaded 9 to 5. I hate work as much as the next gal, but I must work to pay for my ever-demanding purse obsession. Sigh...
This hot, and flirty Staples & Studs Bucket Bag comes to you by way of MARC by Marc Jacobs. Loaded with gunmetal staples and tonal studs, this gorgeous leather bag features a removable shoulder strap and a magnetic closure. Available in nero, silver, and way fluoro pink it meaasures 15x16x12 and sells for $558 at Nordstroms. Perfect for fall.
Juicy Couture has the 'it' bag all sewed up this week starting, or should I say, all locked up with the unbelievably adorable Free Style Lock Shoulder Bag. Available in black and brown, this classy little bat features goldtone hardware, and shoulder straps with rings and hinged locks. Add this one to your list of must haves for your fall wardrobe. Undeniably cute. The perfect go-between from casual to your 9 to 5 work week. It sells for $395 at Neiman Marcus.
Whoever said that you could have too many black handbags, hasn't feasted their eyes on this very chic MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Cut-Out Leather Handbag! Sleek, smart, and quite sophisticated, this unique leather bag features flat round handles, raised piping with gussetted sides, and an open top with a snap closure. A definite attention getter, it measures 17.25x17x2.5, and sells for $675 at eLuxury. You could really get a 'handle' on this baby...A guaranteed hit for your fall collection.
While shopping over the weekend (real shocker!) I ran into J. Crew for a quick minute and found this Soirée Laminated-Canvas Bag to be the cutest item in the store. The laminated printed cotton canvas features leather handles with a magnet snap-tab closure. Measuring 12 3/4x12 3/4x4, it's available in such cool colors as autumn sunset, and dark cloud. This adorable bag sells for $78 at J. Crew. I've come to the conclusion that you can never have too many bags. I definitely must add this one to my already too large collection...
Take a look see at this freakin' huge Sabina Leather Foldover Bag! Made from premium leather, this bag is so versatile that I'm like, totally speechless. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters, this bag can be worn straight up, and carried with two braided hand straps, or just fold over and tote with the adjustable shoulder strap. A perfect casual bag, it measures 14.5x1x19.5, available in pomegranate, and sells for $245.
Just in time for back to school, (yes I said the BIG 'S' word!), comes this adorable Velour Daydreamer Bag by Juicy Couture. The perfect tote for teens, or the young at heart, this really chic bag features appliquéd leather flowers, a logo-printed scarf detail, with a removable heart-shaped mirror. Available in black/black, blue/roseanna, and smoke/winter white, wickedly cute bag measures 14x11x7 and sells for $225 at Nordstroms. Who am I kidding? When it comes to Juicy Couture bags, age has no barriers!
Aside from the fact that I love the color purple, or grape as the case may be, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Liz Riz Bag, is stunning and quite alluring in it's own way. This gorgeously soft gathered leather bag features silvertone hardware, with a fold-over top, and a signature nameplate front and center. A wonderful addition to your fall wardrobe, it's also available in black, measures 13 1/4x14 1/4x6 1/4, and sells for $428 at Saks. Elegant, plus sophiscation, no matter how you look at it.
Not that this isn't a gorgeous handbag and all, but the Airbrushed Wolf Medium Sac Bag by Maison Martin Margiela looks like something out of a Stephen King novel! This smooth leather bag features a very unique airbrushed wolf print that would surely scare the beegeebees right out of me. Complete with shoulder strap, and braided leather ties, it's secured with a polished silver metal clasp, and just has a phenomenal amount of beautiful leather that drapes from the top handle. Measuring 22 (at widest point)x 10x 1.5, it sells for a $1,195 at eLuxury. This bag should come with a big flashing sign-Warning! Might frighten small children and little puppy dogs. Love it, but we're talking Nightmare City... Cugo... Oh my...
Umm, I really like this bag, don't you? Seriously, when it comes to fashion, Chloé definitely know what it's all about. This gorgeous Large Joan Bucket Bag adds art deco hardware, and topstitching detail to a tricolor calfskin leather, putting this on the top of my 'it' list. Available in the unique color of forest, it features an outside bottom zip pocket for extra space. Measuring 16 1/2x19x1/4, you can purchase this very chic bag at Saks for $1,670. Ladies, let me tell ya, if you're saving for that special bag for fall, keep this baby in mind. Absolutely stunning...
If you looked up the words luxurious, fascinating, and down right gorgeous in the dictionary, I'm certain that it would have a picture of this Baby Beaton Bag! New from Burberry, this classy leather bag features silvertone hardware, and buckled shoulder straps, with accented Nova check canvas detail on the front. Measuring 11 1/2x14 1/5x6 7/10, it's available in berry red, and dark nickel, and sells for $1,595 at Neiman Marcus. At this price, you can carry this handbag through any season you so desire. For sure...
If you're looking for the sale of the season, run to your nearest Nordstroms, or laptop, which ever the case may be and take advantage of their awesome Anniversary Sale. The MICHAEL Michael Kors Harness Grab Bag, features smooth luggage straps, totally wrapped around this gorgeous leather tote giving it an almost outdoorsy rugged vintage feel. Available in black, it features a top tab closure that draws the sides in for a fitted look, or if you prefer, unsnap it for a more roomy alternative. Measuring 14x10x8, you can purchase this bag for the sale price of $265 until August 4th, while supplies last. Visit Nordstroms to find this hot item and many, many more. I must confess, I'm totally obsessed with this bag. Classic...
With a combination of luxury and a lot of attitude, this Baladyn Shoulder Bag by Gryson is fast becoming the bag to have to complete that summer wardrobe. Both classy and stylish, this Italian patent lambskin is available in yellow and white and features goldtone hardware, top handles and a drawstring top with detachable shoulder strap. Measuring 10x14x5 1/2, you can purchase this gorgeous handbag at Neiman Marcus for $975. Aside from the fact that they're using innocent little lambs, I hate to admit it, but this bag is absolutely to die for!
The new fall bags have arrived, with extremely unbelievable beauty and an enormous price tag as well. But all the news going is who is doing the Miu Miu fall-winter ad campaign. Give up? It's none other than beautiful Vanessa Paradis. For those of you unfamiliar with the name, maybe this will jog your memory. She's married to the ever so hottie, Johnny Depp. WoW! Hot flash! One of just many gorgeous handbags coming out for fall is the Cutout Bowler. Available in black/red/blue leather, it features silvertone hardware, with top handles and ring accents. You can pre-order the Cutout Bowler for $1,460. Look for this and many, many more stylish handbags from Miu Miu at Bergdorf Goodman.
Go green in high style with this sporty, yet sophisticated Tracy Morrow Shoulder Bag by Matt & Nat. With such unique styles and innovative details, designers Matt & Nat are all that with vegan fashion that goes well beyond any current craze, or fad to create a unique new kind of luxury. This very chic bag is totally made from all-vegan materials, and measures 12x20x10, and sells for $170. Available in a variety of vibrant colors, you can check this bag (and many more) out at Endless.com. I am absolutely into this bag. Sweet...
Walk off that 4th of July feast and shop til you drop at Macys. Aside by being one of the best holiday sales, you can get a crap load of good deals on just about any handbag of your liking. This adorable Crossword Mini Barrel Bag by Dooney & Bourke is made of polyvinyl-coated canvas with vachetta leather detail, and double handles. With a cutsey detachable goldtone lacquered logo charm and top zip closure, it measures 9x5x4 1/2. Not the most practical of handbags, but very chic none the less. Original price: $165. Your price: $92.81. If you're an on-line shopper, Macys is offering free shipping over $100. Just enter the promo code FIREWORKS. Now that's a helluva deal right there...
This summers style trends are all about bold vibrant colors, with a for sure touch of casual flare. And nothing quite best describes this than the Cross stitch Square Bag by Free People. Made from canvas with embroidery accents, it features plaid fabric wrapped handles, and outer side pockets with buckle closures. Available in purple, it measure 12x13, and sells for $138. Perfect for a carry-all tote, anytime, anywhere. sweet...
The Telegram Shoulderbag by Anthropologie is definitely worth a second glance. Made from silk, this sassy slouchy shoulderbag features three pockets, is adorned with nostalgic prints and weathered leather handles, and closes with a magnetic snap. Available in green, measuring in at 11x17x4, it sells for the very affordable price tag of $78 at Anthropologie. A great little tote for a casual evening, or for a 9-5 work week, it's priceless.
Simply sweet, I have to give this adorable Sultry Purse by Billabong a five star rating for cuteness, and affordability. Available in black, and mocha, with a button closure, you can stash all your summer essentials in this cotton floral themed bag. Fun to carry, you can buy it at Dogfunk for a mere $35.95.
Kooba handbags have long since been a favorite of mine, and the Lexie Pouch is fast moving up the top of the list. This sexy crinkle leather silver Pouch features a long silver shoulder strap with a top zip closure, and a cloth chocolate interior. Measuring 6x6, it sells for for $145 at Vibe the Boutique. An absolute perfect party pouch, it's just the cutest little pick me up after such a long harsh winter, don't you think?
New from Coach's Signature Patchwork collection, check out the Carly Signature Patchwork Bag! As with any Carly handbag, this summertime favorite features signature denim fabric, suede, leather, metallic leather with retro glovetan leather trim. With multiple pockets and zip top closure this sleek, classic design is the perfect bag to tote from season to season. I'm not sure if it's the new collection I love so much or just this particular bag that has me so excited. Available in indigo, it measures 13 1/2x9 1/4x4, and sells for $398 at Nordstroms. If you have extra cash, pick up the matching wallet. It's gorgeous, and well worth the money!
If you're into white, you're especially going to flip over the very stylish look of this Skyline Canvas Anchor Slouch Bag by Juicy Couture. The natural white canvas bag features goldtone hardware with a wrapped knotted top handle and a detachable should strap. The casual look and feel brings on a whole new meaning to the word fun. Priced at $250, you can pick this one up at Neiman Marcus. A really cute summer bag to have around.
Oviously, if you know anything about the fashion trends for summer, then you know that canvas is all that. For a fashion accessory that won't cost a fortune, but still keep you in the click, then you have to take a look see at this gorgeous, oversized Cargo Travel Bag by Free People. Don't let the word 'travel' throw you off, with this bag you can more than carry it everyday, anywhere, for anything. Available in camel, it's accented with leather trim, front snap pockets and a removable should strap. Measuring 19x13, it sells for $188.
I've always been a huge fan of anything Fossil, and recently become quite fond of their handbags. The Kate Bucket Bag, new for summer is brightly colored in leather, suede and fabric with leather trim and looks as though it will match anything you choose to wear. It carries with a single shoulder strap, has a floral print lining, and a cute detachable key-shaped logo charm. Measuring 14x9x6, it sells for $188 at Macys. A sure hit for your summer fun.
This gorgeous Midday Midnight Saint Germain Crazy Bag by Gerard Darel is sure to become a hot item for summer. A celebrity favorite, this outrageously oversized bag is fashioned in calf-skin leather and features outside zipped pockets and interior compartments. In such hot colors as red, purple, and green you'll definitely get notice a mile away. This bag is sure to carry you anywhere, and anytime, day or night. Shown in purple, it's available at shoprumor and sells for $895. This bag is just so hot, don't you think?
Stylish and just plain hot best describes this gorgeous Chicory Root Bag from Anthropologie. Fashioned in leather and trimmed out in deep brown piping, it carries with a detachable crossbody strap, has tons of pockets, and a zip closure. It measures a whopping 14x21x4, and sells for $378 at Anthropologie. If you're in the market for a big bag, make sure you check this one out. This one is definitely a keeper...
Okay, well maybe this adorable Logo Bag by GUESS By Marciano is not the most practical of bags, but you'll have to admit, it's darn cute! Available in silver, it features a top zip, magnetic flap, and of course, the big G. Measuring 4 1/2x12x1, it sells for $75 at Victoria's Secret. Although I absolutely love this bag, I personally, would in all probability not carry it, since I honestly need a trunk sized tote, but still a hot bag!
New for summer comes the Signature Stripe Floral Top Handle Pouch from Coach. Ever so gorgeous, this adorable pouch comes in the Signature jacquard fabric with fabric detail, and leather or metallic leather trim. The beauty is in the leather floral applique that gives this pouch just the right touch of glam. Available in Khaki/Pink, it measures 7x6x3 3/4, and sells for $168. Just add cash and credit cards for that proverbial quick jot to the mall. Are you as excited as I am!
Summer or not, leather is always in style...and this ever so gorgeous MICHAEL Michael Kors Desert - Washed Leather Large Crossbody Bag is no exception. This classy leather bag features buckled flap pockets, an adjustable crossbody strap, and a drawstring top to complete the look. Measuring 14 1/4x12x3, it's available in walnut, black, and pink, and sells for $428 at Nordstroms. Absolutely hot...
This adorable Blue Floral Handbag/Tote by Designers Guild, fashioned in a cotton floral print is all trimmed out in blue leather and ready for anything. Roomy enough to carry to the beach, office, or an overnight quickie it measures 18.5x13x1. You can pick this cute little tote up at Henry & Lulu's for the affordable price tag of $128.
There's nothing more impressive than carrying a clean, crisp white handbag, and the Perfect Harmony Soft Shopper by Perlina is right on the money. With bold goldtone hardware, this buttery-soft leather bag features zip pockets and a magtnetic tab closure. Measuring 14 1/2x11x7, it sells for $260 at Nordstroms. Available in white and black.
One of my absolute favorite bags from Ruehl has to be the ever so gorgeous XL Lane. This oversized genuine Italian Leather bag features loads of pockets with custom Ruehl hardware. Available in Sienna, chocolate, and tobacco it measures an outrageous size of 18x6x12, and sells for $368 at Ruehl's. You'll be glad to know it also comes with a protective dust bag. It's all good...
Everything's coming up flowers with this gorgeous Jessica Bag by Ruehl. Available in floral fabric with genuine Italian leather trim, it features double front pockets, custom Ruehl hardware, and double straps. Measuring 17x7x15, you can buy it at Ruehl's for $198. The perfect bag for your summer wardrobe.
Target has recently teamed up with with Gryson to bring us a limited edition handbag collection. Available April 6th through June 21st, this collection highlights some really cute handbags, one of which is this Patent Woven Bag with Cutout Handles. This stylish bag is made of Polyurethane, features a zip closure, and a removable strap with cut-out handles. Measuring 18x6x13, it sells for $44.99. Affordable, as well as adorable, what more could you ask for?
Quality fabric and genuine leather adorn this adorable Lucille Fabric Frame bag by Fossil. Measuring 9.5x3x8, it features a magnetic frame opening with a button toggle and a braided strap. Available in patchwork, it sells for $108 dollars. A perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
My obsession with Kooba bags has far outweighed my touch with reality, especially when I first layed eyes on the gorgeous Kooba 'Nelli' Double Zip Soft Shopper. Available in brown rich supple leather, this stylish unstructured shaped shopper features a magnetic closure, and two exterior front zip pockets. Measuring 14x12x6, it sells for $635 at Nordstroms. This is sure to be one of the hottest bags this season for casual or dressy wears.
New for summer comes the Miramar Alison Bag by Kate Spade. This bright fresh boxy style, available in snow/coral is fashioned in woven synthetic leather with dual handles and signature plate on back. Measuring 8 1/2x4x6 1/4, it sells for $379 at Couture Zappos. This would make for a nice style for dress or casual. Cute:)
If you're looking for something a little different in a handbag, then look no further than the Lucky Brand Jeans Turtle Dove Canvas Sling Bag. Affordably priced, this floral print canvas bag features suede trim with a drawstring closure, and adjustable leather and webbing straps. Carry to work, school, or just when you need extra space, this gorgeous yet versatile bag will get you through. Measuring 15x15x5 3/4, it's available in black, and sells for $138 at Macys.
New to Coach's Bleecker Collection comes the ever classic Leather Tooled Floral Large Duffle. Mod with a touch of retro style, it features detailed burnished leather with a tooled leather floral pattern. I'm not quite sure what appeals to me most about this bag; the size, the shape, or the fact that it's just down right cute. Loaded with pockets, it measures 16 1/2x16 1/4x7 1/2, and sells for $798 at Coach. This is one bag that'll never go out of style.
Not you typical bag, this vintage inspired Signoret Shoulderbag by Chan Luu is elegantly made of silk, with elaborate smocking, and topped witih a slim braid of leather. This simple bag has a zip closure, and measures 11.5x21x9, and sells for $278 at Anthropologie. Cute:)
I know this bag is way over my budget at the moment, but I can't help but drool over this gorgeous Baladyne Handbag by Gryson. Available in Grey brown leather, this oversized bag is accented in gold hardware with a drawstring closure. Measuring 16x5.5x14, it sells for $975 at Pink Mascara. Cute...
Absolutely loving anything that comes along from the Pink Pony Collection by Ralph Lauren, I spied this adorable Mini Black Piny Pony Handbag. Made from sturdy cotton canvas, this black on black bag is graced with the Big Pink Pony embroidery. The Pink Pony Fund is a charity line of sportswear and accessories designed for Cancer Care and Prevention, with a percentage of sales going to the Pink Pony Cancer Research Fund. Measuring 5 1/2x5x5 1/2, it sells for $45 at Ralph Lauren. It's all good...
If you're looking for a casual bag for spring, then look no further than the Denim Foldover Crossbody Bag by Lucky Brand Jeans. Made of denim with contrast stitching, and leather trim, this hot looking bag features adjustable crossbody strap and double handles with a foldover flap closure. Measuring 17x11x3, you can pick one up at Macys for $148. Cute...
Well I've been on my high horse the better part of the week, it's time to plant my feet and bow to the almighty dollar. This really cute Oxford Shopper by Guess is fashioned in metallic vinyl with perforated texture, carries with dual loop top handles and removable shoulder strap. This very stylish bag is elegantly lined in satin with metallic snap closure, loads of pockets, and topped off with a signature logo appliqué. New for your spring shopping spree, it's available in Gold, and Silver, measures 16x5x11, and sells for $98 at Guess. You can always rely on Guess to give you great quality at an affordable price. Enough said...
This adorable Patent Lites Ball Shopper brought to you by Kathy Van Zeeland, is everything you'd want in a new spring handbag. Cute, cheap, and pink, it's fashioned in leather like patent PVC, carries with double handles, silver hardware accents, and a magnetic snap closure. Flashy, fabulous, and down right shiny, it measures 14x11x6, and sells for...are you ready for this? This chic little bag is available at eBags for $89. WoW!
The classic sophisticated look of the Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Large Bucket Bag will have you dressed to the hilt, with an attitude to match. Elegantly fashioned in calf leather with patent leather stripe and goldtone hardware, you'll definitely set the pace no matter where you choose to go. Measuring 10x17x6, this gorgeous bag is new for spring, and available at Saks for the going price of $465.
If you're looking for something cute for spring, then look no further than the Dooney & Bourke Signature Small Slouch Bag. Sweet and sassy, this cotton bag has leather trim, signature-embossed leather patch on the front, a detachable goldtone charm with leather accents. Available in Black, Brown, Hot Pink, Ocean Blue Trim, and Sunflower Trim, the only decision now is to choose which color to buy. Measuring 14x8 1/4x4 3/4, it sells for $195 at Macys. My money's on the Hot Pink, or course.
New from Louis Vuitton comes this unique and I might add, simply gorgeous Monogram Vernis Vellevue GM Handbag. Available in the beautiful color of Violette, it's fashioned in embossed patent leather with cowhide trim and polished golden brass hardware. I really love the look of vintage that I'm feeling with this bag, especially the engraved nameplate elegantly done with an old english Louis Vuitton signature. This bag measures 17.9x10.9x7.4, and sells for $1,000 at eLuxury. A wee bit expensive for my salary, but well worth breaking the bank for.
I haven't posted a Chloe bag for quite some time, and I'm about to make up for it with this gorgeous brand new Saskia Bowler. Handsomely done up in Ritter (navy) sheepskin, it features gold-tone hardware with a front double-flap pocket. Beautifully accented with brown top handles, including shoulder straps, it measures 15 3/10x15x6. With tax season in full swing, if you're fortunate enough to receive a refund, put this bag on you list of must haves. At best, if you're lucky it might put a small down payment on it. Pre-order just in time for summer at the going price of $1,995 at Bergdorf Goodman. One can only dream. Sigh...
I don't know what it is that I like so much about this Leather Mod Fluffy Bag, but it's really caught my attention. This gorgeous gold leather bag is accented with gold-tone hardware, top handles, and a belted body. A sister to the Mod Fluffy Hobo, this bag also has side flap pockets and a cutesy logo charm. I think Juicy is finally catering to a more mature audience with this one. For $375 you can pick of this little bag at Neiman Marcus.
Brand new from Dooney & Bourke comes this super sporty Medium Metallic Zebra Sac. Fashioned in the hottest colors of Pink/Green, this adorable slick coated canvas tote features a twisted shoulder strap with buckled accents and a magnetic snap closure. Measuring 15 1/2x12x5, this stunning bag is hot and ready for the taking at Nordstrom's for just $240. Now that's a real deal right there...
The first of many beautiful new bags for spring comes the Oslo Bag, part of the J.Crew collection. This gorgeous leather bag features a turn-lock closure with antiqued-brass finish hardware. Available in yellow and white sand it measures 12x17x5 1/4 and sells for $425.
Two of my favorite colors come together in this gorgeous Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag by Pauric Sweeney. The unique corn check embossed leather adds a touch of sophsication with a whole lot of class to an already stylish bag. It features silver hardware with contrasting adjustable leather straps and a zip closure. Measuring 17x6x14, this satchel is available at Net-A-Porter and sells for $1,425. If you're willing and able to afford just one expensive bag this year, this one is worth checking out.
I'm starting to see some of the new spring handbags, and all I have to say is start saving your money now! The gorgeous MICHAEL Michael Kors "ID Twill" Large Shoulder Bag is fashioned in twill with leather trim and goldtone hardware. With an adjustable shoulder strap and beautiful jacquard logo on the front, this adorable bag measures 13 1/2x11 1/2x3. Available in yellow, orange, and vanilla it sells for $328 at Macy's.
Lock and load with added piece of mind with the DailySafe H100 Bag by PacSafe. This stylish and most importantly, anti-theft bag is made from twill, nylon, and high-tensile stainless steel wire. It features eXomesh Slashguard front panel, snatchproof shoulder strap, and tamperproof zippers. Available in Trappist Red/Red Liner, it measures 10x10.2x2.6, it sells for $83.95 at Zappos. I guess if all these features fail, you can always carry your trusted mace, or better yet, a ball bat. A little style with a whole lot of cuteness, it's still a sad day when we feel the need to carry such a bag.
The Gucci bag I posted yesterday may have been a wee bit pricey to ask for Valentine's Day, but the Roses Are Red Bag by Diesel is right up my price range! This absolutely adorable canvas bag carries with dual shoulder strap, buckle accents and signature detail. Available in Red Print, it measures 13 1/2x4 1/4x5, and sells for $63.95 at Zappos. This charming little bag is the perfect gift that your sweetie can buy, and not break the bank! Trust me, you'll love it...
Sweetest Day is next month, and it's time to do some major sucking up! Work it up, and get what you want starting with this outrageously priced and might I add, absolutely gorgeous Hysteria Medium Top Handle Bag by Gucci. Richly fashioned in black patent leather, with metal Gucci creat detail, it measures 17x14, and you can pre-order this bag at Neiman Marcus for $1,790. And if your sweetheart hasn't had a major meltdown after this, order up a romantic candlelight dinner for two as a token of appreciation.
New to the list of celebrity designers comes 19 year old Hayden Panettiere with Dooney & Bourke's Hayden Bag. Absolutely gorgeous, this limited edition bag features a large pleated front, with a buckled magnetic front closure and 18 carat gold finish hardware. Measuring 17x5x11, it's available in Black, Brown T-Moro, Red, and White. It's available at Dooney & Bourke for $500. As with the hit TV series Heros, this bag is definitely going to be on the hot, most popular drooled after bag this year.
I've always been a huge fan of Urban Outfitters, and when you take a look at this enormous Sabina Leather Convertible Bag, you'll see why. Elegantly fashioned in leather, it's all decked out with buckle detailing around the top, 2 front snap pockets, and conveniently divides into 3 large interior compartments. It carries with a hand strap and a removable adjustable strap. Available in Sienna and Black, it measures 15.5x4.5x15, and can be picked up at Urban Outfitters for $225. And if you have last minute shopping to do, with their incredible holiday shipping, you can still get it by Christmas! But you better hurry!
Okay, if you're a true bargain shopper, then you're gonna love this gorgeous New York Handlebar Shoulder Bag by Kenneth Cole. Fashioned in rich glazed leather, it carries with deep double straps and features a top zip closure. Available in a beautiful shade of Cranberry, this bag measures 15x7x6. Regularly priced at $298, you can buy it at the sale price of $148 at Macy's. Sweet!
Okay, I'm sorry to say that the irrational side of me has taken over for now with this outrageous Ramona Metallic Leather Bag by Jimmy Choo. Way out of my price range, but absolutely beautiful none the less, this Jimmy Choo Bag is fashioned in Bronze and chocolate striped eel with gold hardware. With double handles, an abundance of eyelets and leather buckles, this bag has left me speechless! It measures 16.5x8.5x13 and sells for $3,500 at Net-A-Porter. Sorry guys, Santa's on a budget, even he couldn't fill this wish list!
Being a big fan of anything Lucky, it's no wonder that I picked up on this Leather Foldover Bag by Lucky Brand Jeans. This versttile leather bag has leather detail with goldtone hardware and a flap closure. What really sells is the fact that if can be carried with the double handles or with the detachabe shoulder strap. Available in Ginger and Mulled Wine, this gorgeous bag measures 17x11x3 and sells for $168 at Macy's. Awesome...
Feast your eyes on one of the hottest bags this season. The Kooba Jennifer Handbag is fashioned in gorgeous leather, and features antique gold hardware with front and back buckle detail. Available in Taupe/Chocolate, this rather rich looking bag measures 18x13x6 and sells for $645 at Pink Mascara. Not only is this tote huge, it's loaded with enough pockets to carry everything you need in a day. This beautiful tote is definitely going on my list of 'it' bags for the season. I honestly can't think of a better way to spend my money!
New and noteworthy comes this uniquely gorgeous Billie Top Handle Bag by Zac Posen. Elegantly fashioned in pebbled leather with metallic leather trim, this deco-inspired handbag would make a smart edition to your fall collection. This outrageously shaped bag features golden hardware with stud accents and double handles. Measuring 9x7x5 1/2, it's available in Emerald and sells for $995 at Saks.
If you're looking for an inexpensive bag for fall, you're gonna love this Sydney Drawstring Handbag by Fossil. This adorable leather bag features multiple interior compartments with knot and braided detail. Available in Black, Brown, Tan, Blue and Mustard, this drawstring bag measures 16x3.25x11.75, and sells for $138. Ready for casual wear or your 9 to 5 work week, this comfortably proportioned bag will keep you in style all winter long.
It's never too early to start thinking and shopping for that new fall bag. One of the hot bags of the season is the Woven Handle Eva Bag by Tanner Krolle. Fashioned in smooth grained leather with fine topstitching, it's finished off with silver metal hardware. A flap top with an elaborate hook-and-bar closure and thin clasped band is just one of many extras that makes this bag just all the more tempting. Available in Dark Brown, it measures 15.5x14.75x7.75, and can be bought at eLuxury. This mighty fine bag has a mighty fine price tag of $1,995.
If you're crazy for Coach, then you're gonna flip for the Bleeker Laced Leather Large Flap Handbag. This sleek, classic design features leather lacing with oversized hardware. Fashioned in vintage leather, this gorgeous bag is loaded with pockets and measures 10x10x4. Available in Walnut, it sells for $528 at Nordstrom’s. We're all aware that Coach screams sophistication and quality that is sure to last and treasure for many, many years.
The new celebrity 'it' bag of the season comes this gorgeous Elvie Patent Leather Bag by Alexander McQueen. Fashioned in patent leather, it carries with short leather handles and is lavishly accented in silver hardware detail. The enormous size of this bag, which by the way measures 18.5x10x7 makes it an exceptional bag and would be just perfect to carry you 24/7 right through til spring. A little bit pricey at $1,495, but well worth the money, you can pick this exceptional bag up at Net-A Porter. You won't be disappointed.
New from Louis Vuitton comes their Something Blue Collection, with my favorite being the Monogram Denim Néo Speedy. Fashioned in monogram denim with calfskin leather detail, it carries with rolled leather handles with link attachments and shiny brass hardware. This very elegant bag measures 6.2x6.2x12.5 and sells for $1,500 at eLuxury. If you're really loving this new collection, check out these matching must have Alyssa Ankle Strap Sandals. Gorgeous...
Well folks, if you have a few grand just lying around, here's a good way to blow it! This Metallic Python Doctor Bag by Oscar de la Renta is fashioned in gold python and leather with gold and tortoise buckles, as well as a gold and lizard frame closure. This outrageously expensive bag measures 13 1/4x15x5 and sells for $3,895. I'm really loving all of that gold, but those reptiles! Eweeeee! And if you're still not in hock up to your eyeballs, check out these matching boots! Okay, so I have to admit, aside from the fact that I hate any kind of reptiles, if I were rich, I'd probably go crazy for this bag!
I don't know about you, but Betsey Johnson has really got their stuff together with this gorgeous Take A Bow Frame Bag. This vintage-inspired leather bag features chain-link handles and a cutsey goldtone bow clasp. Measuring 9x5x3 3/8 this hot little bag is available in black, bronze and burgandy (being my favorite!). It's available at Macy's for an affordable price tag of $250. Stunning...
Zac Posen has long been one of my favorite designers, and this gorgeous Ariel Shoulder Bag is one of the many reasons why. This beautiful leather shoulder bag features contrast patent leather trim and carries with double shoulder straps. With goldtone stud accents and top zip closure, this bag measures 14 1/2x4x4 1/2. Available in Ruby, it sells for $1,100 at Bloomingdale's. Needless to say, this bag is not very practical, being as it's rather small and somewhat expensive. But for those who can afford it, the Ariel Shoulder Bag makes up for it with a design that’s as elegant and luxurious as it's name.
Looking for an awesome, yet terribly expensive handbag for fall? Then look no further than the new Elvire Hobo Bag by Chloé. This gorgeous bag is fashioned in rich pebbled leather with covered stud detailing and darker leather piped trim. Part of Chloé's pre-fall collection, it measures 15x12 1/2x4, and sells for $1,370 at Saks. Available in Moka and Tan.
My obsession with the new Elvire Hobo Bag has me simply beside myself. And my sensible half is telling me, there's no way in *! I can possibly afford this bag!
Burberry has definitely got their act together with this gorgeous Quilted Mini Manor Bag. Elegantly designed in quilted house check canvas, it features dark nickel leather with silver-tone hardware. It carries with top handles, and includes a key charm and a padlock tab closure. Measuring 7 1/2x10x4 12, you can buy this beautiful bag at Nieman Marcus for $1,195. A bit pricey by some standards, but when I think of luxury in a handbag, this is one that will last a lifetime. Sure to be a fall favorite.
Well guys, here's one for the record books! A big fan of Jimmy Choo, this Crocodile Ramona Bag is WAY beyond anything that I will ever be able to afford in this lifetime! Beautifully fashioned in Cognac crocodile, it features gold-tone hardware, with a double buckled top and an extended tab with key lock closure. This outrageously overpriced bag measures 11 4/10x16x6, and sells for, are you ready for this? $14,000 at Neiman Marcus. Seriously, this bag is gorgeous, but if you could possibly afford to buy this you better take out some heavy duty insurance and keep this baby under lock and key!
You'll definitely feel like a she-beast carrying this outrageous Jaguar-Print Bag by Fendi. With natrual/brown/black jaguar-print hair-calf and black patent calfskin trim accents, you're likely to stand out among all the rest, not doubt about that! It features a double front closure with oversized buckles and signature logo prongs, and measures 8 2/5"x13 3/5"x3 2/5". New for fall, this wild looking bag is in stock at Bergdorf Goodman for $2,550.
Of all the new handbag collections available now at Banana Republic, I'm going to rate this gorgeous Somerset Triangle Bag as on of the best all around buys of the season. This classic extra large should bag is crafted with premium leather that gives it a casual and chic look at the same time. Loaded with pockets, it features brass hardware with zip and magnetic closure. Available in three distinctive colors as Cinnamon, Dark Walnut, and Black, this very stylish bag measures 14x12 1/4x4 1/4, and sells for $228. Beautiful...
If you only purchase one new bag for fall, keep in mind this gorgeous Tribal Spy Bag by Fendi. Fashioned in tribal style, this elegant leather bag features gold-tone hardware and multicolor woven top handles. Fashionably pieced style in black/brown/tan leather, it measures 10x14x5. Sophisticated and classic, you can break the bank buying this one with the price tag of $2,190 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Normally not a huge fan of Kathy Van Zeeland, this absolutely wicked bag has definitely caught my attention. The Basic Instinct Belted Shopper is fashioned in metallic PVC and features double handles and a hidden magnetic closure. From croc-embossed trim, metal hardware accents and rhinestones, this gorgeous bag is available in black, deep gold, rose, and silver. Measuring 14x9x4 1/2, it sells for the very affordable price of just $89 at Macys. Too cute!
If you're looking for a bag that's easy on the eyes, but not necessarily your pocketbook, then this Embossed Metallic Leather Snap Out of It Bag by Versace will have you bug eyed and tongue tied! Sharp, and sooo classy, this exquisite designer bag is fashioned in Shiny vinyl-coated metallic golden patent leather with golden hardware. It's literally dripping rich with a geometric jacquard-embossed pattern with Medusa emblems and a mirrored golden nameplate on front with raised Medusa icon. This bag has way too many accessories to mention, you'll just have to see it for yourself. It measures 13x8x7.25 and sells for $1,945 at eLuxury. You'll definitely break the bank with this one.
When I think of luxury in a handbag, this beautiful Burberry Drawstring Shoulder Bag fights to be right up there with all of the other designer bags. This gorgeous, yet expensive bag is stylishly fashioned in House check fabric with leather trim accents, not to mention nickel hardware and leather-covered buckle detail. Sure to be a favorite for fall, this is one classy bag and measures 15x14x4. You can pick up this little number at Nordstroms for $1,665. You'll definitely break the bank on this one, but it's well worth the price.
Do you ever just look at a bag, and instantly think, I need this bag! Well, I was out shopping over the 4th, (shocker!) and I ran across this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Groovee Handbag. Let me tell you ladies, I spent quite a long time browsing handbags, but this one was like a neon sign that just kinda sucked me right in! The pebble-grained leather, signature engraved brass hardware and the rolled leather handles makes this bag well worth the $498 price tag! It measures an astounding 17x9.5x6, comes in Chocolate and Nice Tan, and is available at eLuxury.
If you're browsing around for a new bag for fall, and you like Kooba, then you're going to absolutely love the Natasha Large Shopper. This gorgeous limited edition bag is fashioned in leather and accented with topstitch detail. The flap has a turn-lock closure, and the cool thing about this bag is the turn-lock hardware on the sides that actually converts it to a smaller size. So it makes you feel you're getting two bags in one! Measuring 18x15x2, this luxurious bag is available in Silver Mirror and sells for $825. You can pre-order this outrageous bag at Nordstroms.
This just in from Chloe, the Heloise Bag is one to definitely save your pennies for! Fashioned in Taupe leather with gold-tone hardware, this gorgeous bag is just one of many to drool over for your fall line-up. With braided top handles, and pleated front, it measures 13x14 4/5x7. It sells for $1,670 and you can pre-order this baby at Neiman Marcus. I may be jumping the gun a little on this fall thing, but we have to start stashing some cash now to pay for these beauties!
For all practical reasoning, I can honestly say, without a doubt, I can in no way, shape or form afford a bag like this! The Le Privè Bag by Jean Paul Gaultier is fashioned in soft, grained leather with a trench-style leather overlay and topstitching accents. The two front flaps are adorned with decorative buttons and concealed magnetic closures that secure open front pockets. With tons of space, and decorative belt, this absolutely gorgeous bag measures 16.5x9.5x6. Available in white, black and red, it sells for $1,385 at eLuxury. Kinda makes ya sick to just look, doesn't it? But we can still dream that someday maybe some rich long lost distant relative will leave us with a tidy little nest egg.
What's not to love about this gorgeous Medium Mirror Bag by Vasace. Fashioned in vinyl-coated metallic leather and accented with enbossed geometric pattern, you'll definitely make a fashion statement carrying this little gem! Very sophisticated and dripping with style, it has grained metallic leather trim and polished gold metal hardware. Loaded with pockets, inside and out, signature logo, and charms, you're sure to fall in love with this bag! Measuring 14x9x9, it sells for $2,320 at eLuxury. If you really have your heart set on a designer handbag, but can't bring yourself to spend your whole paycheck, be sure to check out eLuxury for one heck of a sale!
New for spring comes this gorgeous CM 712 Bag by Carla Mancini. Stylishly fashioned in fine soft leather, it features a top zip closure flap with a leather loop finish. Accented with decorative contrasting top stitching, it comes with plenty of pockets and is available in Off White with Tan, Orange, Black with Tan, and White with Tan. Measuring 18x14x7, you can buy this adorable bag at the Bag Shop for the sale price of $399.
Not being a big fan of Tommy Hilfiger, I was surprised to find this adorable Grenada Small Bucket Bag. Made of PVC with a broken in leather look and topstitch detailed accents, this is a bag so versatile that it would look great with jeans or dressed up for your day job. Available in Butterscotch, it features top magnetic closure, a front zip pocket, and two front snap pockets and sells for a mere $69 at Macy's. Cute...
If you've ever shopped at the Gap, you'll know that they have some really cute bags for spring and this Canvas/Leather Classic Bag is no exception. Fashioned in high-quality cotton canvas with genuine leather straps, this very attractive bag is sporty enough to carry 24/7. Accented with metal grommet detail and topstitching this cute canvas bag is available in Pebble Beach and sells for $68 at the Gap.
While browsing a magazine today, I ran across this gorgeous Heritage Field Bag by Banana Republic. Great as an extra carry bag, it's fashioned in richly distressed buffalo leather and accented with front pockets and double buckles. Available in Brown, this roomy bag measures 9 1/2x12x5 and sells for $398 at Banana Republic. Love...love this bag!
Least you forget Mother's Day is just one week away. Now, if you're looking for something inexpensive, this unique "Eco-Adventrue" Bucket Bag by Fossil would make the perfect gift. Fashioned in leather and suede patches with contrasting topstitching and tooled flowers, this bag is gorgeous. Accented with brasstone grommets and leather whipstitching this Bucket Bag measures 14x13x5 and sells for $168 at Macy's. Loaded with lots of extras, believe me when I say...your mother would love this bag!
The gorgeous Emmy Leather Bag by Mulberry has all the style and class that one would expect to get in a handbag such as this. Fashioned in rich vanilla leather with accents of pale leather trim and brass hardware, this bag is remarkable. From the large buckle on the front, right down to the large clasps on the end of the handles, this bag is definitely on my "it" list for spring. Measuring 13x9.5x7.5, you can buy it at Net-A-Porter for $1,195. My "it" list is getting so out of control, I'll need a serious advancement on my salary to pay for this baby!
From the Resort 2007 Collection, this absolutely gorgeous Calfskin Flap Bag by Jimmy Choo is fashioned in calf leather with contrast top stitching. Accented in metallic leather piping and buckle detail it measures 11x15x8. Aside from it being just a bit pricey, I could see me carrying this beautiful bag. And aside from the fact that I'm penniless makes it all the more reason for me to start playing the lottery. You can buy this Jimmy Choo at Saks for $1,595.
I guess you could say that I'm a real sucker for anything pink, and I'm just crazy about this new little bag from Kathy Van Zeeland. The Crown Royal Flap is fashioned in PVC with imitation crocodile trim. With a shoulder strap and accents of silvertone hardware, it has cute detachable charms and a rhinestone logo buckle. This adorable metallic bag is available in pink, leopard, metallic bone and silver and measures 11x9x4. You can buy this bag at Macys for the low price of just $69.
I seen this bag today, and instantly fell in love with it! This Large Meredith Style Shoulder Bag by Kooba fashioned in distressed leather and accented with antiqued brass hardware has me drooling all over my keyboard! It features a removable shoulder strap, a top handle and a flap top with a lock closure. With a large inside zip and cell phone pockets, this gorgeous bag measures 10x16x5. Available in blonde or brown, you can buy it at Neiman Marcus for $625.
The Paris Bag by Barbara Bui is fashioned in Camel leather with silver-tone hardware accents. This very stylish bag comes with a signature plate and logo charms and side straps. Even though it’s a little outta my price range, the rich sophisticated look of this Paris bag makes the price tag a little more acceptable. It's available at Neiman Marcus for $1,393.80.
New from Dolce & Gabbana comes the Large Canvas Doctor's Bag with Calfskin Trim. Made of woven canvas, this adorable bag features perforated calfskin straps with contrast stitching on front and back. Fashioned in one of my all time favorite spring colors, Fuschia, it has a detachable shoulder strap with a zip top and a signature square tag. This gorgeous bag measures 14x9x7 and sells for $445 at eLuxury.
Ahhhhhh...to be 16 again! This adorable Harajuku Lovers Water Color Girls "Baby" Bag is fashioned in canvas with cutesy baby watercolor print. With it unique shape, it carries with double straps and comes with an"H" heart-shaped logo pin. It measures 4 1/4x10 3/4x3 and sells for the very low price of $42 at Macys. It's not big enough to carry everything I have to carry in a day, but this sporty little bag would be perfect for that casual evening out. Uh, forget what I said about being 16... this bag passed cute a long time ago.
The Leather Sweetheart Bag by Valentino is one sweet bag. Fashioned in red leather and accented in tonal topstitching with gold-tone hardware it measures 8x14. This very attractive and somewhat expensive bag sells for $1,590 at Neiman Marcus.
Another great bag coming your way brought to you by J. Crew. The St. Barth Bag, fashioned in cotton seersucker features a wood-frame handle with a magnetic snap-tab closure. The absolutely adorable bag, available in blue has an interior front patch pocket and a back zip. Perfect for any spring outing, this bag sells for a mere $58 at J. Crew
The It-Girl Fairy Tale Shoulder Bag by Juicy Couture is fashioned in natural canvas with grained leather trim. Accented with antiqued silver metal hardware, this really cute bag carries with a leather shoulder strap with adjustable buckle and links. What really offsets this bag is the top flap with the Juicy fairy tale-embossed plate and lock closure. I'll have to say, I think Juicy Couture is finally growing up and getting away from that whole teen scene thing. This very smart and ohhh sooo stylish bag looks like something I'll need to save my lunch money for! Measuring 15x8x6.5, you can pick up this little number at eLuxury for $450.
Well, I've really liked the bags that Marc By Marc Jacobs has put out recently, until now. The Safety Net Cotton Shopper is fashioned in chocolate-and-purple polka dot cotton and accented with a bird print, a cloud and all tied up with a big knot. With a signature tag on the front and measuring 18.5x17x3, you can buy this bag at Net-A-Porter for $190. (I’ll give them credit where credit is due, it is cute, but it's gonna take more than a signature tag and a little bird for me to pay this much for a measly cotton bag.)
Like I've said before, I'm no expert when it comes to handbags, I just know what I like. This Leather Shoulder Bag by Gryson is fashioned in Italian cowhide leather with tonal leather trim. Accented in solid brass hardware, it carries with a braided handle and adjustable buckled shoulder straps. This gorgeous bag measures 9x22x7 and features a front flap pocket with interior zip and slide pockets. This beautiful bag is available in black and camel, and has a price tag of $995 from Neiman Marcus.
The Medium Lotus Shoulder Bag by Carlos Falchi is fashioned in super soft washed leather and accented with grommet details. With a single cross body style strap and top drawstring closure, this bag is definitely unique. Most bags of this size are great to carry that is until you try to find something in it! If you're like me, you end up digging clear to China looking for that tube of lipstick or a pen! Well, another reason that I love this bag...it has a removable mini pouch that will hold all of those important 'things' that seem to disappear, that is until you completely empty your bag. This adorable bag is available in aqua, and measures 10x7x10. You can buy it at Zappos for $688.95.
This Small Patent Bay Shoulder Bag by Chloe, made of black patent leather is absolutely gorgeous. Accented in gold-tone hardware, two-way zip top with oversized pulls and signature plate on front makes this bag perfect for spring or summer. It carries with a shoulder strap and sells for $1,380 at Neiman Marcus.
I'm gonna try something a little different today, it's all about saving money. It doesn't matter if we like the bag or not, we can say we got it cheap! But I have to admit, I really like this Caroline Distressed Stripe Flap Over Handbag by Shopintitution. Besides being cheap, this pleather tote bag features multi colored strips and is accented with contrast stitching and unfinished edges. Measuring 16x13, it has button closure and interior pockets, and sells for $85. Look at it this way, not only would this be great for summer, the money you save buying this adorable bag you can easily afford to go shopping for another one!
This Versace Leather Bucket Bag has got to be the sharpest, classiest bag I've run across in quite awhile. Fashioned in rich Italian leather, it's accented in light goldtone hardware with topstitched detail. Featuring a signature medallion accent on the front, it carries with double straps and a magnetic snap closure. The gorgeous bag is available in white, measures 11x10 1/2x3 and sells for $3,127 at Saks. Beautiful…
Okay, forget what I've always said about overpriced handbags, this Metallic Cannage Shoulder Bag from Dior is one big attention getter. Fashioned in quilted metallic lambskin, it features cannage pattern embroidery and is accented in aged metal hardware. I just love the way the flat leather shoulder straps are woven through the large grommets and I'm really loving the logo jacquard lining. With plenty of interior pockets, and the unmistakable signature "D" charm you can buy this classy little bag at eLuxury. Available in Aged Gold or Aged Silver, it measures 19x9x7. With a price tag of $1,795, it'll definitely set you back a few paychecks, and you may starve for a few months, but who cares, at least you'll look good carrying it, right?
Well ladies, I think I just found a handbag that cost almost as much as my car! The Bottega Veneta Struzzo Intercciato Bag is constructed in exotic ostrich with a signature weave pattern. With a push-lock top, this extraordinary bag carries with double top handles and is accented with smooth leather trim and brass hardware. It also features a suede lining and two exterior flap pockets with hook closures. Available in Ebano, and measuring 8x12x4, you can pre-order this bag from Saks for a whopping $6,520. (It's a known fact that ostriches with their acute eyesight and hearing, can sense predators such as lions from far away, unfortunately just not human predators).
This sporty, yet stylish Dooney & Bourke "New Leather" Small Slouch Bag is constructed of signature pebbled leather and features contrast stitching and goldtone hardware. Accented with a metal duck-stamped charm and an embossed logo on the front it carries with an 8-inch drop adjustable handle. Loaded with zipped pockets, this very attractive bag measures 8 1/4x 9 3/4x6 and is available in honey, black and pure white. You can buy it at Macy's for $275.
This fascinating Check Shoulder Bag from Burberry is stylishly done in classic novacheck with signature Equestrian Knight logo. Embellished in dark brown leather trim, it carries with shoulder straps and is accented with tonal topstitching and golden hardware. This enchanting little bag is priced at $795 at Neiman Marcus. And if you haven't already maxed out your credit cards, you may want to pick up the matching Burberry Check Fold-Over Wallet for $350.
I've been looking at this bag now for a couple of weeks, not quite sure of what to make of it. Definitely different, in a unique kind of way the Leatherock 'Heart Tattoo' Shopper details a metal rose buckle, keeper and skull-shaped ornament with tattoo-inspired appliqués. With the magnetic flap closure and chain and leather straps, it measures 16x9.5x5. Available at Norstroms, it sells for $298 and comes in black leather.
Okay, I admit, I'm totally irrational and compulsive when it comes to Chloe bags, I just can't help myself. I guess I'm a purse addict. The Chloe Paddington Cross-body Bag is beautifully constructed of Muscat calfskin and accented with gold-tone hardware. Measuring 13 1/5x13 1/5x7 1/5, it carries very well with a whipstitched shoulder strap and top handles. With a slouched top and the Paddington style padlock, you can buy this remarkable bag at Neiman Marcus for $1,800. I guess the old saying is true; you always want what you can't have. Well, duh...
Having an all out irrational preoccupation with handbags is starting to become a real problem for me. So imagine how happy I was when I ran across this adorable, and very affordable bag from Banana Republic. The Bedford Pocket Shoulder Bag is small, very classy, and stylish enough to carry every day and clear through to the weekend. Made in the traditional style of soft-pebbled leather, this bag is accented in polished nickel hardware, which includes a magnetic flap closure. With an outer envelope pocket at the back and four zipped side pockets, it measures 8.5x12x4.5. Available in such colors as chalk, black, mocha, whiskey, and grass green, you can buy Banana Republic for $178.
If you're looking for something to blow your tax refund on, check out this Romy Medium Boston Bag from Gucci. This very expensive bag is made of black python with a horsebit ring buckle and accented in metal plate details. Available in black, and measuring 5 9/10x15 3/4x3 9/10, you can buy this bag at Neiman Marcus for the very extravagant price of $3,490. If you weren't fortunate enough to get money back from Uncle Sam, you'll just have to rob that proverbial piggy bank.
New from Marc By Marc Jacobs, the 'Mark Fast' Bag carries well with striped web handles and is accented with laminated logo-print canvas. It includes interior zip and side pockets with 5" drop hand-held straps and a removable shoulder strap. Measuring 14 1/2x9x7 1/4, this adorable bag is available in multi color and blue. You can purchase it at Norstroms for $238.
I've never seen a Fendi bag that I didn't absolutely love; unfortunately I've seen plenty that I can't afford! The Logo New Selleria Bag by Fendi, made of rich pebbled leather is stylishly accented with embossed logo design, and contrast stitching. With double top handles, and silvertone buckle accents this gorgeous bag is available in dark brown and measures 10x15x5. It's available at Saks for $1,920.
What's made of cocoa and hazelnut and just as sweet as can be? If you guessed chocolate, you're close! This fascinating Gianduiotto Handbag by Anthropologie is not only tempting enough to drool over, but also very pleasing to the eye. Made of rich and extremely smooth leather, this enchanting bag has two interior pockets, four exterior pockets, and a magnetic snap closure. Measuring 13x14x5, with 6" drop straps you can buy this adorable looking bag from Anthropologie for $448.
The Athena Top Zip Bag by Guess may not be big enough to carry much, but it sure as heck is pretty darn cute! Designed in signature print, this sporty little bag is accented with shiny mock croc vinyl trim, and features a detachable shoulder strap. With side snap flap pockets and a big G metal design on the front, this bag measures 14x4.5x6.5. Available in Berry and Black, you can buy this bag from Guess at an affordable price of $65.
I'm just absolutely sick over the fact that this gorgeous Jimmy Choo Doctor Bag is way outta my price range! The awesome vintage look of this bag is made of rich Italian leather and accented with goldtone buckles and studs. It features double top handles, outside front and back open pockets, as well as inside pockets. Measuring 13x19x5, this bag sells for $1,600 and you can pick it up at Saks.
This Multi-Pocket Double Handle bag by Pietro Alessandro is one of the most unique bags I've seen in quite awhile. Made of glazed Italian leather with croco embossed trim, it's roomy, loaded with pockets and antique brass studs. The very trendy, not to mention, enormous bag measures 17x11x5, and features croco embossed trim and tassel detail. Available is such rich colors as Bordeaux, and black you can buy it at the Fashion Plate for the very affordable price of $335.
With so many new bags coming out for spring, it's hard to decide which ones to look at first. The Ellen Tracy "Melrose" Drawstring Bag, done up in a very soft leather is definitely worth taking a second glance. With a functional drawstring, scalloped perforated trim and adjustable handle this beautiful bag is available in tan and black. Accented with goldtone hardware, and loaded with zip pockets it measures 10x13x7. You can buy it at Macys for $328.
The Gucci Pelham Medium Shoulder Bag features green flora canvas and stylishly accented with leather and silvertone hardware. Measuring 13x17x4 3/4, you can buy this gorgeous bag at Saks for $1,595.
At some point and time, Juicy Couture bags were not on my list of favorites, but here lately, I'll have to say, I'm really loving their new styles. The Juicy Couture Bowler bag, made of soft-grained leather with contrast topstitching is accented with polished silver or brushed gold metal hardware. This unique bag features key charms galore and signature textile lining. It measures 14x11x4, and is available in black or dark beige. You can buy it at eLuxury for $325.
This adorable Tisbury Monaco bag by Kate Spade is made of 100% wicker straw with patent or metallic calfskin leather trim. With abbeville rose cotton twill lining and accented with gold plated hardware, this handheld basket bag would be perfect for that casual weekend outing. It measures 4.7x8.7x5.9 and come is toast/gold, toast/orange, and toast/wheat and sells for $325.
If you're looking for a nice bag for your bucks, then the Giani Bernini Flap Satchel is the one for you. A toss up between chic and sophisiticated, this adorable leather bag features silvertone hardware, accented with contrast stitching and a magnetic snap closure. With 8 inch drop handles and a silvertone signature charm, the Flap Satchel measures 13x7 1/2x3. Available in black, brown, and tobacco, you can buy it at Macys for $75.
The Aviator Quilted Handbag by Versace is fashioned from white quilted leather and accented in gold tone hardware. This exquisite designer handbag features a woven top handle, two-way zip top and a signature plate on the front. Perfect for that extra special evening, you can purchase this gorgeous bag at Neiman Marcus for $2,389.
I'll have to say, I haven't been this excited about a canvas bag in a long time! The Just Cavalli Canvas and Leather Handle Bag, bursting with red croc-stamped leather is accented with aged brass studded detail and a magnetic top closure. Loaded with pockets, aged brass buckles, and a signature leather tag, this gorgeous bag measures 14.5x6.5x5.5. You can buy it at eLuxury for $625.
The new Dior Jeanne Aged Goatskin Medium Bag is made from, you guessed it, aged goatskin, and features antiqued silver metal hardware. With whipstitch details throughout and accented with round studs, it features a front flap with goatskin and inset link chain pull tab. This very expensive bag features a zip top closure with a logo jacquard lining and 5.5" drop leather handle with link chain straps. You can purchase this Dior at eLuxury at a bargain price of $2,400. I don't know about you folks, aged goats or not, I still can hardly fathom killing goats for a handbag. (No matter how cute the bag is).
Have you ever bought a new handbag only to find that it doesn't match anything in your wardrobe? Well, the Luba J Gecko Handbag, is sure to match anything and everything you decide to wear. Made of fine luxurious leather with a top zip closure, it's accented with a foldover top and turn latch. The unique double leather handle is loosely twisted together giving it a style all it's own. Available in Brown, and measures 18x9x4, you can purchase this gorgeous bag at Pink Mascara for the low sale price of $510.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I simply adore Chloe bags, and the Ava Leather Bag is definitely going on my list of must have bags. Stylishly done in Whiskey (brown) soft leather and accented in gold-tone hardware and studs, makes this bag all that more desirable. It features top handles with rings, as well as a detachable shoulder strap, and an extended flap with turn-lock closure. This gorgeous bag measures 14 1/5x7 9/10x1 3/5 and is available at Neiman Marcus for $1,800.
Marc by Marc Jacobs never ceases to amaze me with his unique bags. This Marc by Marc Jacobs Softy Camera Bag is made with butter soft leather, features a top zip closure and is loaded with exterior pockets. This adorable bag measures 10x4x5.5, has an 8" drop single shoulder strap, and is available in black. You can purchase it at Zappos for $248.
I have to tell you guys, I am Soooo excited about this bag! If you're like me and have to carry everything you own in your purse, at all times, then Butler Bag by Jen Groover is the one for you. This absolutely gorgeous patent design features top grain leather with built in compartments that let you place items in separate spaces. No more fumbling and bumbling! With organized fashion such as this, who needs a billfold! The Boutique Line is available in Black Licorice, Coffee, Iced Plum, Toasted Almond, Creme Brulee, and my favorite, Espresso. Measuring 15x5.5x5, you can buy this classy bag for $95. They also carry the Hybrid Bag collection for the professional woman. A little bigger, this bag measures 15x9.5x6, and sells for $150. Keep your eyes peeled for the Bouture collection featuring rare leathers, available in March.
I ran across this bag today, and just about freaked out. The Celine Anatomic Bag is constructed of grained leather and accented with polished silvertone hardware. I absolutely love the way the leather shoulder straps wrap around the bag making the oversized snapped flap pockets that much more appealing. The Interior leather-trimmed zip pocket with the signature lining, and the fact that it measures 17x7.5x7, makes this bag worth every penny! You can buy it at ELuxury for $1,600.
The new Luxy Leather Ruth Bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs, made of supple leather features a single adjustable shoulder strap and a top flap with a magnetic snap closure. Measuring 10x12x3 1/2x8 1/2, accented with signature hardware and printed interior lining, this gorgeous bag is available at Zappos for $268.
If you're a big fan of Jessica Simpson bags, then you're gonna love the "Monterey" Bucket Bag. Measuring 11x15x8 1/2, this slouchy shaped leather bag features a tortoise-detailed closure with double handles and three side pockets. Available in rust and black, you can buy it at Macys for $228.
Get ready to raid your piggy bank ladies, cause you're gonna go crazy over this Prada bag. Just in time for spring, this Canvas Frame Bag makes a bold statement with flashy colors of red, yellow, and green. Trimmed in leather, accented with braided rope handles and the studded detail make this bag absolutely gorgeous. Measuring 11x14x7, is secures with a magnetic snap. You can pre-order this Canvas Frame Bag at Saks for $1,750.
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Kate Spade and this Hudson Street Francis Bag rates right up there with the rest of them. The grainy cowhide leather trimmed bag with waxed cowhide has inside double slide pockets and is topped off with a zip pocket. With the leather signature license plate logo and antique brass hardware, you can bet your booty that I'll be running to the nearest mall to get my hands on this baby! Available in black and measuring 9.6 x 15.9 x 6.3, you can purchase this bag from Kate Spade for $575.
The Francesco Biasia Stellar Style Bag, made with fine Italian leather and antique gold tone hardware has just the right amount of vintage appeal to be perfect. The Stellar Style Bag measures 12 x 7 x 8 inches and has a top zip closure with a horn shaped pull. This bag is available at Pink Mascara for $335.
Very different and very fun is this Irina Quilted Shoulder Bag from Marc Jacobs. In cherry red with golden hardware and an interesting diagonal zip on the front, the bag has both smooth and quilted leather. Measuring 11 x 19 x 8 inches, Neiman Marcus is taking Pre-orders now and are expected to ship the Irina Quilted Shoulder Bag in February, 2007.
I felt like I simply had to mention that Kate Spade is having a hella-sale on handbags including this beautiful Bennington Baylor in wool felt. Personally, the previous price was a bit much to me to pay for a wool bag but now that it's $319, it's getting a little closer to meeting my expectations! Take a look at the entire sale page here.
I don't know what it is about the Marc Jacobs Collection handbags that I find so appealing, but the Striping Hudson is no exception. Adorned with shiny leather stripes and brass hardware, the Marc Jacobs Striping Hudson is designed in cracked leather and available in dark brown and chestnut. Measuring 14 x 10 x 4 inches, this awesome bag has two top zipped pockets, a cell phone pocket and lipstick holder. The Striping Hudson is available at eLuxury and sells for $1,275.
I'll have to say that I really love this Annika Leather Bag from Theory. In pebbled leather, the bag is available in black with double shoulder straps and measures 9 x 17 x 4 inches. The Annika Leather Bag is available at Saks for $595.
When I think of Granny bags, I think of little old ladies with long frumpy dresses and HUGE purses, loaded with zippers, and filled with junk! Well, the Ed Mott Granny Bag may be large, but with the petal soft brown leather and the foldover flap, this is one classy bag! Measuring 9 x 17 inches, the Ed Mott Granny Bag ($525) has a crisscross front pouch and twin top handles for easy over the shoulder carrying. This Granny Bag may pack like a suitcase, but it has the style and class that my granny and yours would surely be envious of!
When I saw this bag, I went a little slap happy to say the least! This awesome leather Bons Bag, designed by Mike & Chris is accented with brushed silver hardware, and has two large exterior pockets. You can purchase it at Standard Style for $792.
I will yet again voice my concerns for the poor little creatures that had to die to make this bag possible, but in the same breath admit to loving the Kooba Jessie East-West Shoulder Bag. Made of grained italian lambskin leather and secured with four buckled belts, the bag features antiqued brass hardware and a long strap. The Kooba Jessie East-West Shoulder Bag is available in black and raisin, and measures 16 x 8 x 5.5 inches. You can purchase it at eLuxury for $495.
If it's the last thing I ever do, I'm getting a doctor bag this fall and Rafe's Medium Doctor Bag seems like a pretty good place to start. Shown here in khaki, the generously sized bag features radiant waxed Italian leather and antiqued brass hardware. Available also in black, Rafe's Doctor Bag sells for $475 at Neiman Marcus.
I'd like to send out a special thanks to Marc Jacobs for again giving me an awesome bag to drool over. Just in time for fall, the Total Turnlock Teri measures 12 x 12 x 8 inches, comes in a gorgeous wine color and is all around absolutely beautiful. The bag, which sells for $428, features three large compartments, double handles, and is lined in monogram cotton.
I have nothing to say except that I threw up in my mouth a little bit at first sight of this bag. Juicy Couture's Velour Backpack is not only ugly, but ridiculously priced at $225. With all the purple and the poms, I don't know what to even say about it other than what I already have. Yuck. Vomit. Yuck.
I can always trust Old Navy to give me yet another cute, inexpensive accessory such as this Slouchy Bag to fall back on when everything else is outrageous and expensive. With two zipper pockets in the front and a snap closure compartment in back, this would be roomy enough for me to carry everything I need in a day, and then some! The Slouchy Bag, available in black and chocolate, also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and a top zipper. Made of faux leather, the bag measures 9 x 7 x 13 inches and is reasonably priced at $33.
Designed by Ukiyo5, this amazing Miyuko Handbag comes in turquoise with pink microfiber and has a magnetic snap closure. Not only is it unique and original but this absolutely gorgeous bag has a nice, flat bottom that's sure to keep me from accidently knocking it over and dumping everything out. The Miyuko Handbag sells for $60 at Pixelgirl Shop.
Named after a classy neighborhood in San Francisco, Kate Spade's Russian Hill Maya is dainty and elegant in midnight blue velvet. Available only for advanced sale and expected to ship the first of September, the bag features dark wood handles and snakeskin trim. Measuring 11 x 19 x 4 inches, the Russian Hill Maya sells for $425.
Adorned with a can't-miss-it Gucci logo, this Medium Shoulder Bag in anthracite guccissima leather is both classy and trendy. At 12 x 13 x 1.5 inches, there is plenty of room for all of your necessities, and with a price-tag of $1,900 you won't need room for that empty wallet of yours.
Just one of many awesome handmade bags from Luchaworkshop, the Factory Print Bag is designed using a unique screen-printing on canvas, and topped off with cute red hearts. Reasonably priced at $38, the bag measures 11 x 13 inches and has an inner fleece lining and a magnetic closure. Seriously. Adorable.
When I think of luxury that will last a lifetime, I think of bags like this. Burberry certainly has another hit on their hands with the Leather Double Flap Bag ($780). Measuring 11 x 13 x 5 inches, this beauty has me speechless. The spectacular attention to detail and expert craftsmanship make justifying the price tag at least a bit easier.
Ok, it's made of deerskin, which I'm not wild about, but it sure is amazing, huh? Prada's Antic Shoulder Bag in cacao is fashioned with gold tone hardware and has dual top handles and a detachable shoulder strap. The bag measures a huge 14 x 14 x 5 inches and is available to pre-order for $2,680. It's expected to ship October 23rd.
To say I flipped over this bag would be a real understatement. Handmade with leather and multicolored flower detail, the Susannah Hunter Daisy Garden Bag is accented with silvertone hardware, and is seriously begging to hang off my shoulder. At just about the perfect size (10 x 14 x 5 inches), but the unfortunately not-so-perfect price ($915), the Daisy Garden Bag is available at Saks.
From Coach's brand new Signature Stripe line, check out Taffy! With a cute, dainty shape, I'm not sure if it's the new collection I love so much or just this particular bag that tickles me. The Signature Stripe Taffy ($128) has signature jacquard fabric with leather trim and features a zip-top closure. Measuring 8 x 3 x 3 inches, you can also chose to have this as well as any bag from the Signature Stripe line monogramed.
Also, I think I'll have the matching iPod case too if you don't mind. My Nano gets super-ticked when she gets left out of things like this.
The great thing about Marc by Marc Jacobs line is that you get the same elegant style you see with the more expensive line but for a bit smaller of a price tag. I'm liking the Luxury Leather Pochette made of soft grained leather and aged brass hardware. The bag features an 8 inch drop leather shoulder strap and a Marc Jacobs logo plate on the side. The leather pochette has a magnetic closure, measures 11 x 6.75 x 1 inches and sells for $228.
Umm, I like this bag! Made with a combination of smooth leather and woven sides, Bottega Veneta's Flap Bag is classy and refined with brass detailing and a suede lining. The bag features two handles that sport chain link/ring accents, and the Italy made purse has an inside cell-phone pocket. Saks is selling Bottega Veneta's Flap Bag for a steep $2,380, but if you're like me, you'll be glad to stare at it and drool for free.
Oh how I love $75, pink bags! And this one from Gravis has many reasons to be loved with its ultra suede/canvas exterior, special little PDA/iPod pocket and cutesy outside zip pouch. Shown here in petal, the Laci Le is so casual it's scary, and I dig it! The bag measures 10 x 9 x 5 inches and also comes in khaki and ice blue.
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I don't know about you but it looks to me like Jimmy Choo is getting pretty serious about this handbag business. This Patent Calf/Suede Bag in distressed red leather has suede patches and two handles attached with large studs and square rings. Measuring 10 x 16 x 7 inches and lined in suede, the $1,895 bag is available for pre-order at Saks. It also comes in black.
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Admittedly, Louis Vuitton has been on my nerves lately, so I was glad to see the Epi Passy GM today at eLuxury. In black textured Epi leather, the Passy is rather simple yet quite urbane with it's interesting shape and palladium-finished hardware. The bag features a gusseted interior, rolled shoulder straps, and is virtually huge at 15 x 11 x 5 inches. Louis Vuitton's Epi Passy GM sells for $1,350. (Hey I said I liked it, I didn't say it was affordable!)
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So fun and flirty is the Nola Bali Bag from Tocca. In ocean blue canvas, the bag has contrasting leather accents and features yarn piping. Made of bamboo, the dual handles drop 4 inches and split to reveal a zip closure. Saks sells the Tocca Nola Bali Bag for $355. It measures 12 x 20 x 6 inches.
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While I'm not too keen on the idea of letting everybody see what I'm carrying around, the Carrie Scott Cargo Handbag is sure to help you clearly stand out among all of the boring-ish bags you're sure to see this summer. Available in 14 color combos, the $70 bag is made from a genuine polycarbonate tube carrier just like the ones used at drive-thru banks. And yes, it flips open on the ends for quick access just like when you make a deposit.
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Straw is definitely one of my favorite trends of Spring. Cole Haan's Straw Bag from the Sarah Collection is a really uncomplicated style that’s made totally hot with metallic bronze accents and laced ribbon trim. Lined in nylon and featuring open side pockets, the Sarah Straw Bag measures 8 x 17 x 6 inches. It sells at Neiman Marcus for a refreshing $195.
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Obviously the Novak was and still is a pretty big success, topping every "It" bag list last season, so I'm anxious to see how the smaller version of the bag will do in comparison. Besides it's shorter frame, the Small Novak is structurally the same as the original, but the addition of a golden chain with leather insets is what sets this Novak apart from it's predecessor. Available in black leather at Neiman Marcus, the Small Novak measures 7 x 12 x 2 inches and sells for $1,120.
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Never in my life have I been in the presence of something so granny-like and ultra-hip at the very same time. Dolce & Gabbana's Embroidered Straw Framed Bag is just that however, with its flowered straw exterior and red snake-embossed leather trim. The bag also features a green framed top and kiss-lock closure and although may be a bit confusing to my senses with its old yet new vibe, is in no way fooling my wallet with its totally unaffordable price tag of $2,150. Ouch!
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Before I tell you about the first suede line ever to exist in the history of Louis Vuitton, let me say this: My God, I love this color! Ok, now that I got that out of my system, let me introduce to you the Pochete Onatah, a new and exciting bag from Louis Vuitton featuring monogram suede with natural tanned cowhide trim. Also available in cocoa (although this burnt orangey color is making my toes curl), the perforated bag features a viscose-and-acetate monogram jacquard lining and golden patina finished hardware. Louis Vuitton's Pochette Onatah sells for $1,070 at eLuxury. Also, be sure to check out the Onatah GM, which is also gorgeous if you're in more of a hobo-ish mood.
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I had the distinct pleasure of seeing this bag in person over the weekend and let me tell you about the scene I made in the middle of the Kenneth Cole store due to the reaction it gave me. Larry's voice of reason saying "you don't need another bag" won out in the end, but for a while things got a little ugly. I begged. I pleaded. I even promised to take back everything I bought that day in order to get my hands on this bag. Something about it just really made me lose my cool! The framed structure felt unbelievably comfortable on my arm and the heavy, brass turn-lock somehow seemed more "me" than any other turn-lock ever had or probably ever will again. Kenneth Cole's Balance Bean Flap Bag, which sells for $238, is available on Kenneth Cole's website or if you're interested, I know where one can be found living out it's days in a lonely mall window front in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stupid voice of reason.
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Ever wondered what you'd get if you added flashy studs to an iconic Bottega Veneta woven bag? Well here you go. This lavish bag featuring double top handles and suede lining is highlighted with multicolor studs that accent its popular woven style for a look that’s simply stunning to say the least. The Stud-Trimmed Woven Bag from Bottega Veneta measures 7 x 12 x 4 inches and sells for $1,770. Also, I discussed this on a previous post many months ago but thought I'd mention again that Saks has attached my favorite disclosure to this bag. "DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, A CUSTOMER MAY ORDER NO MORE THAN THREE UNITS OF THIS ITEM EVERY THIRTY DAYS." I get a side-stitch every time I read that. Ha ha, no more than three. Those sillly Saks people, ha ha.
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I've found myself a little less than impressed with Dolce & Gabbana in the past few months but all that changed when I saw this hot little number today. The "Miss Ruches" Small Bag is made of unique washed red leather and has a ruffled trim covering its top and handles making it anything but boring. The bag, which measures 10 x 13 x 4 inches, also features golden toned hardware and an elegant coin purse attached to its front. Now available at Saks, Dolce & Gabbana's "Miss Ruches" Small Bag sells for $1,395.
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I am absolutely in love with the detailing on this bag. Botkier's Skeleton Drawstring Bag (shown in ivory) is made with soft leather and has interestingly placed vertical leather straps incasing it. The "skeleton" straps, which extend from one side of the bag to the other, are topped with large, golden studs, giving this bag a truly unique look. Closing with a drawstring and featuring side patch pockets and a logo-embossed ID tag, Bergdorf Goodman sells this beauty for $625. Botkier's Skeleton Leather Drawstring Bag also comes in black.
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I'll admit, $396 is a little much to spend on a bag that is not in any way "perfect", "functional" or to be quite honest "remotely worth it", but that’s completely beside the point. In the case of Ya-Ya's Pewter Bag, it’s not in the least about “bang for your buck” but instead it’s simply about how fun it is! And even if it’s true that flashy metallic may be on its way out, I’m determined to like it at least this one final time. In metallic canvas and metal square detail, the Pewter Bag has a soft suede strap and an interior patch pocket. Measuring 16 x 8 inches, Ya-Ya's Pewter Bag is available now at Pink Mascara.
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I realize that I've been quite obsessed with this company recently but I just can't help it. I mean, do you see this thing? It's gorgeous! Now available for pre-order at Saks, the Summer Frame Bag from Miu Miu features soft nappa leather in cuoio (brown color shown), and has a unique rope detailed handle. Measuring 8 x 10 x 4 inches, the Summer Frame Bag sells for $850.
Ok, so it's got tattoos on it... and I do mean all over it. And the tattoos are of little red hearts and flowers. And it’s without a doubt Dooney’s latest attempt at luring every teenage girl with $175 and a ride to the mall into buying one. And it just might possibly be the most cliché piece of crap I've ever laid my eyes on, but for some reason... a reason that I can't quite find a way to explain nor can I fully comprehend myself... I sorta, kinda like it. I'll totally understand if you never want to talk to me again.
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So I've been talking with Renee LaTulippe from Renee Davide Handbags over the past few days not only about their beautiful 2006 Signature Collection, but also about the interesting way their company got its start.
Renee started Renee Davide Handbags with Dave (brother/artist/New Yorker) in early 2005 with the hopes of "bringing something new to the market that breaks away from all the trends, and stands on its own as a unique bit of functional art." Renee, who calls herself a handbag freak and entrepreneur (much like myself only less entrepreneur, more freak), takes care of sales and marketing, while Dave does most of the designing and production work. Together they are responsible for a gorgeous line of bags that Renee claims are made especially for women with "flair, who are drawn to classic and graceful shapes but aren't afraid to add some drama to their everyday wardrobes".
The Spring/Summer line is geared towards vacation and resort wear with its abundance of color, art and to put it plainly -- its overall fun. Renee says to be on the lookout this Fall when the line will likely take a turn towards fresh classic shapes, a richer color span and the obvious addition to the family -- the City Tote.
Standout bags from the new collection for me personally include the Signature Satchel in lime and the Catsanova Wristlet (C'mon, pink with kitties? You can't possibly go wrong). Both bags feature embroidered European linen, polished Italian leather, and sell for $525 and $195, respectively.
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After a much needed week-long vacation from my usual life, I was pleasantly surprised to come home at the end of last week to find that Saks is filling orders for a few new spring designs from Burberry. The first (and my personal favorite) bag I noticed was the very delightful Leather Hobo shown to the right. With a pleasing mixture of clean, white leather and Burberry's traditional plaid canvas trim, this bag is so perfectly springy that I don't think it could get any springier if it grew purple spring lily’s from its lining. It sells for $650 and is available now for pre-order.
Also charming (but sort of in an opposite kind of way), the Leather Tote shares the same principles as the hobo with the canvas plaid trim, but replaces the soft look of white with a much bolder black leather. The tote has a classy shape and features two interior pockets as well as a large one on the outside. Measuring a large 11 x 15 x 5 inches, the Leather Tote from Burberry can also be pre-ordered for $695. And hey, if you're feeling frisky (and just inherited a fortune from a grandmother you didn't know you had) you could buy both the Hobo and the Tote and rotate them depending on your mood.
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Santa did a pretty good job of bringing me everything on my list this year, but I think he may have forgot to slip one of these under the tree. The Leather Shopper from Dior's Flight collection features stunning white leather and has polished silver hardware detailing. Closing with a magnetic snap, the bag has gathered sides, rolled leather handles, and a fun and familiar orange neoprene flight tag. It's rare for me to say that I might even think about a handbag being worth $1,250 (and I cringe at the thought that it might become a habit), but I'm pretty sure I would trade my thumbs for this one. The Dior Flight Shopper is available at eLuxury and measures 12 x 8 x 5.5 inches. In Santa's defense, he did bring me a new pink limited edition Razr cell phone so I ain't mad at him.
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Although I believe suede to be a simply dreadful materiel when it comes to keeping it clean, there’s no doubt about its beauty and appeal when it comes to constructing a handbag. J. Crew's Georgia Suede Small Shoulder Bag in cool aqua has a chain handle, cotton herringbone lining, and a showy suede tassel on the front. The bag also comes in citron and petunia and sells for $168. It measures 7 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches.
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Vomit. Vomit. Vomit. This bag makes me want to vomit on the floor. I really don't even know what to say about it, except that it's ugly, and weird, and extremely nauseating. And after such a long break from Purseuing for shopping and preparing for Christmas, this is what I come back to? A gypsy-looking basket with a handbag growing out the top of it? Nordstrom's fit tip says: Holds at least a cell phone, small wallet and lipstick. I say: Let's pray there’s also room in there for a bottle of Pepto and a puke basin because you're gonna need it carrying this thing around. Gag.
P.S. I hope your holiday went well!
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You know, I don't believe I've ever met a Miu Miu bag I didn't like. In fact, I find the more I look at the company’s clean, fresh and exciting designs, the clearer its becoming my obsessive need to own one of these handbags. Take for instance, the Floral Print Frame Bag shown here. Made of canvas, the wooden frame bag sports a color neutral enough to finish out the winter months with, yet has a beautiful floral print more than capable of giving us a little nudge into the upcoming spring. The bag measures 9 x 14 x 4 inches and sells for $740 at Saks.
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If you weren't already sick of seeing Chloe Paddington bags on this and other websites, you're probably about to be. A few weeks back it was the metallic Lizard Satchel available through Bergdorf Goodman, and now Neiman Marcus is joining in on the fun with the Chloe Paddington Washed Leather Lizard Bag. The chocolate-colored bag is made of washed lizard skin and has dark brown leather trim. You can order the bag now at Neiman Marcus for $7,200 and while you're at it, go ahead and pick one up for me if you don't mind.
Ok, I promise not to mention any more Chloe Paddingtons for a while. That is unless of course they come out with one in the near future that’s actually affordable to us common folk.
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It's been a while since I've been this excited about a Louis Vuitton line but the new Monogram Mini Lin collection is definitely something to celebrate! Consisting of cotton and linen monogram mini canvas and leather trim, the Trapeze GM has dual rolled leather straps, vintage brass hardware and honey microfiber lining. The bag closes with a unique double-magnet closing system and measures 16 x 9.3 x 5.4 inches. Eluxury sells the Trapeze GM by Louis Vuitton for $1,350.
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It's obvious that I have a real problem with designers using rabbit fur on their handbags, but I feel that in order to be a true handbag journalist (although I promise there is no such thing), I must at least report on such designers and their said ridiculous creations. Be & D, whom I've praised in the past for their rich leather designs and beautiful, exaggerated stud detailing, have evidentially decided to kill some bunnies. The Fur Shoulder Bag, available now from Bergdorf Goodman, has metallic bronze leather trim, tarnished golden hardware and is fashioned with... well you know what it's fashioned with. So now all you have to do is come up with $1,495 and a way to lose that guilty conscious and you'll be well on your way to bunny-covered handbag heaven! The saddest thing is that no matter how dreadful and horrible it all seems to me, I still can’t deny that this bag is down-right gorgeous. Darn you, Be & D!
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Elsewares, which I've mentioned in the past on Purseuing, feature some of the hippest and most unique designers found on the web, and right now they're carrying some wonderful accessories by Imooi, including the Kimono Bag shown right. The bag, which comes in red, tan and black (the red looking much more like a delicious shade of pink that was made especially with me in mind), is made with ultra suede and faux leather. Measuring 12 x 8.5 x 4 inches, Imooi's Kimono Bag sells for just $60 at Elsewares. Also, check out the Nebula Clutch. It's also cute and even cheaper at $50.
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Evidently, when you mix Dior's elegant saddle bag with a Japanese-esque flower print, the results are astounding. The Japanese Patchwork Saddle Bag from Dior is made with pure white canvas and boasts a very colorful and inviting Japanese-inspired floral design. With a caramel leather handle and trim, the bag features signature silver C and D charms and logo jacquard canvas lining. Measuring 9.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 x inches, Dior's Japanese Patchwork Saddle Bag sells for $1,080 at eluxury.
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Sometimes it’s the story behind the designer that makes its way into my heart and on to the front page of Purseuing. Sometimes it's the bags themselves -- so incredibly unique and/or beautiful that my blog simply refuses to go on without them. And sometimes, as in the case of Hayden-Harnett Handbags, it's both.
Based out of Brooklyn, Hayden-Harnett is ran by Toni (long-time handbag designer), Ben (fashion company computer-guy) and Py (Siamese, special-agent purse-kitty). Together, they put their "love of beauty and utility, of travel and adventure, and respect for quality products" into making some of the most chic and original handbags I've witnessed in a while. The company, whose brand has been featured in Lucky and is currently being sold at Searle NYC, has not only thrived on a hit canvas line, but is now enjoying the success of a new, stylish leather collection released earlier this Fall. As a special treat, Toni and Ben (and Py of course) are offering a 15% discount to Purseuing readers on all styles found at their store. Simply follow the links in this post to their site and the discount will be applied. Enjoy!
Update: The 15% off discount has expired. I'll keep you posted on future Hayden-Harnett deals!
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I was shopping today for a new pair of tennis shoes at the mall when I spotted this cozy little friend on the arm of someone in front of me in line. I didn't have to ask where she got it thanks to the GIANT eagle on the front, and went straight to the store after buying my shoes. The cotton AE Cord Bag is trimmed in sherpa and has a removable (thank God) eagle icon pin attached to the front pocket. It's not like I give two-craps about who sees me carrying an American Eagle bag either, I just don't like big-ol'-eagle pins, that’s all. American Eagle sells its Cord Bag for a reassuring $24.50 and if you're really in the mood, the matching wallet is just $12.50. The bag comes in apple green, sea blue and poppy besides the deer one shown.
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I spotted two new Bottega Veneta designs this weekend and just had to share! The first is the Perforated Leather Tote with braided shoulder straps and woven detail. With suede lining and a large 16 x 19 x 3 inch body, the Italy made bag sells for $2,690 at Saks. It comes in black and walnut, with the walnut obviously being my favorite. (Shown right)
Next, in luxurious, white woven leather, the Leather Shoulder Bag features golden hardware and scalloped, perforated trim. Bottega Veneta has some obviously gorgeous bags but this one's probably my favorite yet. With inverted, buckled gussets, it's available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman for $2,350. It's expected to ship by January 6, 2006.
I'll have one of each please! Oh, and a better paying job and less bills too, if you don't mind!
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My God, I love this bag! Moschino's Shoulder Bag w/Horseshoe (I know what you’re thinking, Saks has to be wrong about that name) sort of makes my toes curl when I look right, straight at it. The beautiful leather bag features two shoulder straps, a long tasseled zip top closure and a giant, good-luck horseshoe charm. On the inside is a silk lining and magnetic snap pockets. The Shoulder Bag w/Horseshoe from Moschino measures 8 x 15 x 7.5 inches and sells for $990.
Oh, and I almost forgot. Larry, if you're reading, and if you can get your head out of Uncrate land for a single minute, and if we somehow won the lottery yesterday (though strangely we don't even play), and if you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for your wonderful, faithful Fiancé, I'd say this bag right here would definitely do the trick.
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I came across Sea Bags over the weekend and their story was so intriguing that I simply had to share it with all of you. Started 6 years ago by Hannah Kubiak, Sea Bags is operated now by Beth and Hannah, who create handbags made out of old sails from retired sailboats. Basically, whether donated or bought, the girls are always on the lookout for used sails and they use the most unique portion of the materiel to make into beautiful handbags. According to Beth and Hannah, these bags are "sailed around the world, and recycled in Maine."
Prices for these remarkable bags range from $75 for the mini version to $110 for the large tote and orders can be customized (with certain colors, numbers or letters) for an extra $20. Another interesting fact about these adorable bags is that the rope handles are all hand-spliced, which is evidently a technique that only the most seaworthy individuals know. Visit Sea Bags website to see additional pictures of their bags and please be patient as they are updating their site to soon accommodate online ordering. For now, however, you can order either by email or phone.
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She's at it again. After a half dozen successful, normal looking designs, Isabella Fiore is back to her same ol' freaky-looking bags with the Ingrid Patchwork Hobo. This bag is so busy with its honeycomb shaped, multi-colored patchwork and various tassels that I feel like I'm in sensory overload. At $575, I'm Sorry to say it girls, but Isabella Fiore has again gone bananas.
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Rebecca, a delightful new member of the Purseuing Lounge has recently informed us of her new website, which showcases all of her wonderful handbag designs. According to Becky, "Each bag is a one-of-a-kind piece. I make each using fabrics that appeal to the eye as well as the hand." Although all of the bags I saw were absolutely adorable, I personally fell for this little wool bag shown right in taupe with flower accents. Like all bags on the site, this one’s very reasonably priced at $58. Head over to Purseuing Lounge's Indie Designer Discussion board and let Rebecca know what you think about her stuff. I'm loving it!
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If I worked as an executive for a big company instead of a nurse for a surgery center, I would so trade in my Dickies tote bag for this Sac Bosphore from Louis Vuitton. The Monogram canvas bag, which can be carried over the shoulder, across the body or by hand, can be conveniently attached to any Louis Vuitton rolling luggage piece but looks especially great attached to the Trolley 50 Bosphore (as if you could afford to buy two Louis Vuitton bags in one lifetime.) Other features of the Sac Bosphore include textile lining, golden brass hardware and a cowhide-trimmed zip pocket on the front. The beautiful and very professional Louis Vuitton Sac Bosphore sells at eLuxury for $940.
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In beautiful Italian Leather, the Espresso-colored Saddle Shoulder Bag from Botkier is gorgeous with studded accents and custom silver hardware. Featuring double shoulder straps and a zip top the bag has four diagonal zip pockets on the front and an open pocket with a clip tab. Bergdorf Goodman is offering the Saddle Shoulder Bag from Botkier for $625.
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Hello Beautiful! Chloe's Python Doctor Bag is made with metallic gold python and trimmed in light brown leather. The Italy-made bag comes complete with whipstitching on the shoulder straps and large flap pockets on the sides of the exterior. The Chloe Python Doctor Bag is available for pre-order now at Bergdorf Goodman for $2,245. A simple, second mortgage on your home and this baby's yours!
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In a beautiful tan hue, Dior's Doctor Bag with Velvet Flower features a rose appliqué on the soft, suede fabric and has enameled flowers on the C and D links. Inside the bag, you'll find nothing less than Dior's fine Logo textile lining and a zippered pocket while the outside sports metal feet to protect your $1,825 investment from harm. The frame bag has two 4-inch drop leather handles and measures 13 x 6 x 5 inches. It's available now from eLuxury.
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We all know this familiar, beautiful shape, but what we didn't know was that making it metallic would blow our minds! New from Mulberry, the Metallic Roxanne is now available for pre-order at Saks and according to the online store is expected to ship no later than October 15th. The leather bag is offered in metallic gunmetal and has suede lining. It sells for $995.
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For reasons that I can't comprehend (I know this because I've tried to figure it out all day), Saks is calling this bag the Mulberry Metallic Buckle Tote. To me, however, it's a Roxy in Metallic and that’s what I'm calling it. Someone please come along and correct me if I've lost my mind.
Gilli's Little Red Riding Hood bag is so charming and ridiculous at the same time that I'm speechless. The unique purse is made of white leather and boasts a clever wrap-around Little Red Riding Hood scene created with different colored pieces of suede. It's cube-shaped and has dual rounded shoulder straps, two-way top zip closure and at $712, costs enough to scare the bejesus out you, me and the mean ol' wolf hiding in Grandmothers bed.
Knowing what I do about "it" bags, I'm predicting that this bag will not only be one, but will also be sold out very soon if it isn't already by the time I post this entry. Alexander McQueen's Novak Leather Bag is a bowling style bag with double top handles and metal feet at the base. The chocolate handbag has a zip closure that’s protected with a braided leather turn clasp and is lined in cotton.
According to Net-a-Porter, the Novak Leather Bag is already sold out in red, but still shows the brown available to order for $1190. There is, however, a notice posted on the page that tells you they are "expecting further deliveries of this item", and asks you if you want to be updated on such deliveries so it may be too late for the chocolate as well. Either way, its a gorgeous bag, even if most of us will never actually see or touch it.
From the new aviation-inspired Flight collection, Dior's Large East/West Bag is made with soft grained leather and has polished silver metal hardware. It comes complete with a wide shoulder strap, front flap pocket, and leather belt with grommets reaching across the top of the bag. Hottest thing about this purse: the orange rubber Dior Flight tag that reads "Remove Before Flight". Not quite as hot: the price tag that reads $1.550.
Featuring vintage Vuitton elements, the Sac de Nuit is made of Toile Trianon canvas and striped cotton lining, both of which were used in the first Louis Vuitton trunks. In Suhali goat leather trim, the bag has gorgeous varnished brass hardware and can be changed into a flatter shape by unbuckling the sides. The bag measures a large 13 x 8 x 5 inches and the outside leather label on the Sac de Nuit reads "Louis Vuitton Inventeur". Unfortunately for us, there’s another label on this bag as well. It reads: $2,140.
Like its name suggests, this bag looks as though it was carried by a Jim Morrison groupie many, many years ago. The Studded Suede Rock N Roll Bag from Lucky features an earthy green suede exterior paired up with very rocking studs and a free-living tassel. The bag is priced at $128 and may just bring out a little of the "Oh my gawd, I want to have your baby!" idol worship in all of us.
Lots of bags from Tod's have come and gone this season, but this one pretty much takes the cake for me. According to eLuxury, the Kate Mini Bag is "stunningly chic yet supremely practical" due to its supple leather exterior and multiple, convenient compartments. There is a snap and zip pocket on the front of the bag while the backside hides a small slot pouch. The $790 purse closes with a padlock zipper and measures 11 x 5 x 6 inches. It comes in dark brown as well as the dark red shown.
Although completely outrageous in price, the Cashmere Flap Bag from Valentino is also very unique in gray cable-knit cashmere and brown vachetta leather trim. The bag has a decorative jeweled logo plate attached to the front flap and measures 7 x 10 x 1.5 inches. For $1,050, you can pick up Valentino's Cashmere Flap Bag at Bergdorf Goodman or you can tie the arms of your favorite cable-knit sweater together, toss it over your shoulder and wish you had $1,050 to blow on a cashmere purse. Both are viable options and I promise not to judge you either way.
It’s been 50 years since the launch of Dior's Grand Boutique on Avenue Montaigne, and to celebrate, the company has introduced the Vintage Frame Bag made with original logo jacquard canvas. The bag features red, leather trim, has sheen silver hardware, and closes with a "CD" clasp. The front of the purse shows off a beautiful Dior-embossed leather patch while the interior is lined in black satin. Eluxury is offering Dior's Vintage Frame Bag for $1,195.
New from Coach, the Chelsea Metallic Leather Demi shines with its beautiful metallic finish and silver hardware. The pebbled leather bag features a turn-lock closure, 15 inch strap with dogleash clip and has an inside zip and multi-function pocket. Priced at $238, the bag measures 8 x 5 x 2 inches and comes in the gorgeous silver/gummetal shown right. By the looks of it, the metallic craze that’s been so popular this summer is carrying over into fall with designers like Coach introducing new lineups packed with more of the flashy trend. I don’t know about you but I am so fine with that.
Hand Maid's Lady Canvas Bag in pink is quite charming with gold, charm accents and dual handles. Made of 100% leather, the vintage canvas-inspired purse has both a front and back slit pocket and closes with a top zip. Inside the bag, you’ll be glad to find a posh, satin lining as well as a handy compartment for a cell phone and/or PDA. The Lady Canvas Bag from Hand Maid is on sale now at Pink Mascara for $92 (down from $132).
This rich brocade frame bag from Guess may remind me a little of Mary Poppins, but it won't take a spoonful of sugar to make Julie buy it. The Marrakesh bag sports mock croc trim, copper hardware, a rear zip pocket, and a studded flower charm. The $88 bag has satin lining with an interior zip pocket and two slip pockets. Flying umbrella not included.
Kidskin (n.) - Soft leather made from the skin of a young goat. Ugh. No Matter how much I love this bag, there's no way I'm going to support slaughtering defenseless baby goats just to serve my purse addiction. However, the Moschino Stitched Shoulder Bag is such a looker that I bet many of you probably wouldn't care if it was made from human kids. The $265 bag comes in bordeaux (dark purple, shown) or black with contrast stitching. It has two front flap pockets with buckle closures, silver hardware, a white shoulder strap, and drawstring top with stitched heart charm.
New from Louis Vuitton's Epi collection is the Ségur PM, made of textured leather with smooth leather corners. The Ségur has palladium-finished hardware, canvas lining and closes with a brilliant, modified S-lock. Eluxury is selling Louis Vuitton's Ségur PM for $1,080 and carries it in noir, myrtille and rouge. If you had a larger bag in mind, the Ségur MM is also available in the same splendid colors for a less-splendid $1,250.
Saks has added some new Miu Miu bags for fall including this Suede Sac Bag. In khaki distressed suede, the bag has two front pockets, one being a zipper pouch and the other a flap-closure. The Italy made purse is trimmed in leather, has an adjustable strap and includes an inside zip pocket. Saks sells the Miu Miu Suede Sac Bag for $750 but be sure to check out the other new Miu Miu bags available as well. It was tough picking my favorite.
As part of Juicy Couture's Fall 2005 Trunk Show, Saks is offering a new line of Juicy handbags that are available now for pre-order. Included in the series is this adorable Babe Charm Handbag in metallic leather that has chain-detailed handles and a crystal logo charm. In dirty gold color, the Babe Charm bag from Juicy Couture sells for $295 and measures 7 x 10 x 3 inches. Some other Juicy bags due out this fall that I liked were the Lola Handbag and Baby Fluff Bag with Chains. All of the Trunk Show items can be viewed here.
J. Crew has added some new bags for the upcoming fall season including this Beacon Street Small Shoulder Bag. Made of New Zealand tumbled deerskin (just skinning the deer wasn't enough, they had to roll it around for a while too) the small version of the bag comes in either laurel, black or vicuna. The handle has a solid brass chain woven together with ribbon for a very finished look while the inside features an interior pocket and cotton lining. A larger version of the Beacon Street Shoulder Bag is also available, although the smaller size for $158 better fits my taste and my budget.
Sometimes there’s a bag that stops you dead in your tracks the first time you lay eyes on it. Say hello to Dior's Romantic Flowers Doctor's Bag in gorgeous, polished brown leather. With floral and butterfly embroidered accents and attractive topstitching, this bag is very fresh and feminine while maintaining its graceful, antique charm. I've covered a lot of bags from Dior that I thought were either clever or creative and usually beautiful as well, but never have I been as stunned as I have been by this bag. This I would spend $1,445 on.
Ebags is now offering a full line of Roxy handbags including this Artsy bag that's constructed with pink suede and a decorative floral scarf. Inside, the bag features three pockets and a pink satin lining and the main outside compartment closes with a magnetic snap. The Roxy Artsy comes in sand and black as well as the pink shown and eBags is selling it for $52. I've come to the conclusion that despite popular belief, Roxy is no longer only for teenage surfer girls. It's also for twenty-somethings who used to be surfers as well as thirty-somethings who always wanted to be.
I am so glad to see Mulberry moving on a bit from the Roxy-mania that's been going on for the past year or so. The Blenheim Antique Glacé Leather Bag features Mulberry's signature buckle detail on the two front pockets and strap and it's small, cozy shape makes it perfect for daytime carrying as well as night. Mulberry's Blenheim Antique Glacé Bag sells for $795.
New from Banana Republic, the Python-embossed Oversized Slouch is stunning in sabia-colored Italian leather. The bag features a 14-inch shoulder strap with a large golden buckle and a zip closure with chain tassel. Inside the slouch you'll be pleased to find a pair of zip pockets and a supple cotton twill lining. Measuring 11 x 16 x 2 inches, Banana Republic's Python-embossed Oversized Slouch comes with its very own protective duster and sells for $198. What I enjoy most about this bag is how the embossed leather reminds me of a fall accessory yet the sabia tone on the fabric keeps it light enough to wear for the rest of the summer.
As noted yesterday on Luxist's handbag site, Bergdorf Goodman is now taking preorders for Giorgio Armani's new collection of purses. Nine bags in total, the collection includes an array of classy handbags ranging from a beautiful satin clutch to the supple Leather Shoulder Bag illustrated here. The bag is fashioned with black napa leather and accented in silver hardware. Distinct gathered straps and Armani's logo charm finish off the Leather Shoulder Bag that sells for $1,095. Most handbags from the series are said to ship in October.
After an extra long and much-needed holiday weekend, I was very pleased to see this very casual, canvas bag from Obey. Available at 80's Purple, the High Society bag features a snap top closure and tan suede handles for $48. My fiancé, who knows much about everything else, but nothing about handbags said "that's a cool one" when he saw this bag. I think he's right (don't tell him that though).
I've been on a mission to find something by Paul Smith that I like, and as funny as that sounds, it's been no easy feat. In spite of my utter hatred for the maddening swirl-print bags from the company, I managed to come across this much calmer and classier Multi-Pocket Bag in green leather. The bag features three front pockets, a buckled shoulder strap and the notorious swirl-print, which has been neatly tucked away as a lining. Note to Paul: the crazy swirls freak me out way less when they're on the inside, thanks. The Multi Pocket Bag from Paul Smith sells for $895 but is backordered until November.
While searching for a bag to highlight in relationship to the Fourth of July holiday, I remembered an important point--whether it be the anniversary of our independence or not, I would rather take a bottle-rocket to the eyeball than to wear Americana-themed apparel. I'm just not into the whole patriotic-till-you-puke looks and it's likely I never will be. Having said that, there are those rare occasions when red and blue mesh together perfectly and steal your heart away. This is the case with Burberry's new Patchwork Handbag. As part of the Fall/Winter collection, the bag features deep red and navy blue leather panels and gathered front pockets for a very sexy and sophisticated look. Although not due out until September and therefore clearly not designed with this weekends holiday in mind, to me this bag has Independence Day written all over it.
It appears the Gap-fairy is here again to impress yet another cute, inexpensive purse upon us. Let us rejoice! The Large Corduroy Shopper Bag in mini cotton corduroy features two front button pockets and a sassy, shank handle for casual carrying. The bright multi-color pattern on the shopper clearly label it as "cheerful", and more importantly, the $35 price tag label it as "cheap". Life is sweet.
There's no easy way to report on all of Coach's new fall bags and stay within my normal "short and sweet" template that I've been praised for in the past, so I'm going to do my best. Here's what I loved, and what I hope you will too, starting with my favorite, the Hamptons Weekend Scarf Print Hobo (right). The bag features the signature scarf print fabric with suede trim and a sweet pom-pom accent on the zipper. Other bags updated with the signature scarf print are the Pocket Flap, Small Tote, and regular-sized Tote. The Hamptons Weekend collection as a whole got a little boost with the addition of lilac, khaki and black nylon as an option on all its bags, including the new Hamptons Weekend Baby Bag that's very adorable.
Another thing I liked for fall was the addition of a few new colors to the Soho collection handbags, including fall-friendly bordeaux, black and white. Also, for a limited time, the Soho Studded Demi Flap and Flap Satchel are gorgeous and sure to be a hit with exciting studded detail covering camel and blue leather. Lastly, I'll mention another limited edition bag I noticed on Coach's site that I unfortunately won't miss when it's gone - the Zebra Soft Duffle. We should all write Coach and beg them never, ever to go there again. Yuck. See pictures of it and all the bags I mentioned above by going to Coach's online store.
You'd better bet that this is my 18-month-old niece, and yes, she's carrying her very first purse. Shown here, Rease is sporting a delightful, pink Hello Kitty bag purchased at Dots for $10. What might you find inside an 18-month-old's purse you ask? Well, her sunglasses for one (when she’s not using them to hold back her hair like the true diva that she is) and her Elmo cell phone of course. I've never been more proud. Really.
By the way, in case you're squinting your eyes to figure out what's on Rease's other arm, click here for a bigger picture. Hint: She not only loves her new purse but it appears the dog's collar is equally as fascinating. A handbag fanatic and an animal lover. It's like we're sisters!
Designs like this Morellino bag from Francesco Biasia seem so timeless to me. Dark, burgundy leather and sturdy, silver hardware make up this classic look now available at Pink Mascara. The outside of the purse has a double zip closure and two front slip pockets, while the inside features a smooth, black satin lining. Francesco Biasia's Morellino could easily be carried as an everyday bag or even a small briefcase bag measuring 14 x 11 x 6 inches. It sells for $345.
While you could use this colorful pouch as a purse, I think it would be best used as a dedicated make-up bag or as a digital camera case. Priced at $315, the Louis Vuitton Wapity Case is fashioned from the company's Monogram Multicolore canvas and sports a handy wrist strap. It has golden brass hardware, raspberry alcantara lining, and measures a compact 4.3 x 3 x 1.7 inches.
First of all, let me point out how much I love Urban Outfitters. I adore their vintage approach to fashion and most importantly their modest outlook on pricing. Take for example this Cracked Leather Pocket Bag for $78. This shoulder bag is perfectly distressed and plenty big enough to carry anything you might need for your day measuring 14 x 10 inches. Shown here in brown, the bag is lined in cotton and features two large flap pockets on the front and a 24-inch strap. The Cracked Leather Pocket Bag from Urban Outfitters also comes in green as well as black.
As hard as it's been, I've been steering clear of pink bags for a while because as much as I adore pink, I was afraid of burning everyone else out on it. Well, I've reached my limit. Had all I can take. I must hightlight a pink bag and I love this one! The Chloe Small Lockable Saddle Shoulder Bag in pale pink features golden rivets and clasps, stud fastening under the front flaps, and a signature buckle that locks with a key hidden in the leather tag. Stitched in beige, the purse has a inside zip pocket and measures 25 x 17 x 7 cm. The Small Lockable Saddle Shoulder Bag from Chloe sells for $1300.
Are you as disturbed by this thing as I am? And it’s not even the design that makes me sick (but yes, it is pretty ugly!) What disgusts me about our furry little friend here is that he's made of none other than...you might want to sit down...are you ready for this? Rabbit fur. That’s right folks, Thumper skin. The Easter Bunny. On your shoulder. Holding your lipstick and cell phone. I know I write about crocodile skin, ostrich leather, and other exotic materials, but this is pushing it for me. Rabbits are little and cute and we should not be killing them for what little bit of food they provide, much less for their fur. I owned a bunny as a kid until he got loose one day. No way am I taking the chance that I'm carrying little Bugsy around with me. No ma’am. I wonder if they hired Elmer Fudd to fill all the pre-orders that they have undoubtedly taken. Can't you just see him out there in the woods whispering "Shh! Be vewy, vewy quite, I'm hunting wabbits!” I swear I could vomit.
Much to my surprise, this month’s issue of Elle magazine features an article about the direction John Galliano, designer for Dior, is taking the popular Detective bag this fall. According to the article, this season will reveal a limited-edition tie-dye crocodile Detective bag that will start at $18,240. Galliano, who is credited with being the first to successfully tie-dye crocodile leather, states that this bag is for both "the hippie chick that grew up and the classicist who's a rocker at heart". The Tie-Dye Detective bag from Dior by Galliano is said to come in red, lilac and brown and will be available at select Dior boutiques nationwide. Purseuing projects that your estimated time on the waiting list for this bag will be: A frickin' decade.
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Thanks to In My Bag, we now know there's hope for all of those broken-down handbags wandering aimlessly in the world. Artbag, a New York-based company, repairs and restores damaged purses, and can give you a repair estimate if you send them your bag in the mail. According to In My Bag, many top retailers send their customers to Artbag for repairs and even she has used the service to replace the lining in one of her vintage purses. This is actually a very valuable service for anyone who owns rare or hard to replace handbags.
Following in the footsteps of the esteemed Field Bag mentioned in an earlier post, the Schooly Field Bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs adds a touch of grace to the rugged satchel. The bag is covered in soft leather and has fine, denim trim. Featuring a large flap closure with two pockets underneath, the Marc Jacobs Schooly is lined in a nautical-inspired textile print. The endless adjustable shoulder strap can either be worn over the shoulder or across the body. The Schooly Field Bag is $298 at eLuxury.
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of chatting with Liz Potter, creator of Bolsa Bonita bags. She told Purseuing that "Designing purses for me is about making something truly unique for women who want more than what’s at the mall". I found each of the Bolsa Bonita bags to be very unique, and simply full of charm. Possibly the most unique thing I spotted was the printed fortune sewn to the back of most styles. The fortune varies from bag to bag and truly sets them apart from anything I've ever seen. Shown here, the "If Darth Vader was a Purse" bag from the Splurge collection has become my favorite and if you can't see how this bag got its name then I’m not going to tell. (I'll give you a hint: That looks like the frickin’ Death Star, people!) Made of Dupioni silk, the bag has a bright red appliqué with a circular top stitch, all completely handmade. Just think, for $90 you can carry a little piece of the dark side with you where ever you go.
Clever is this designer. The force is strong with her.
Listed as an "exclusive" on Dooney & Bourke's site, the Double Handle Shopper shows a very fresh and sleek side of the company in black leather with contrasting khaki canvas. I can't say enough about Dooney's improved image with the addition of some solid-colored fabrics and elegant shapes. Measuring 14.5 x 5 x 11 inches, the shopper could easily house a 12-inch PowerBook, or be used as an everyday carryall if you prefer. The bag comes in eight colors total including lilac, red and green although I personally like it in black. Very lustrous and ladylike, Dooney’s Double Handle Shopper sells for $285.
The Marc Jacobs Grace handbag is full of charm with its tanned leather body and brass hardware. The outside of the bag features a pair of push-clasp pouches with logo closure while the inside is full of many other surprises. Lined in suede, the interior has a Viennese-clasped compartment that borders the other two nifty pockets. The handles are made of rolled leather and there's also a removable shoulder strap for a different look. The Grace bag from Marc Jacobs measures an impressive 13.5 x 7.5 x 5 inches and sells for a not-so-impressive $995.
Beautiful, and $300 off the original price I might add, Tods Ispirazione Capri Media is stunning with its saddle-style stitching and rich leather feel. Shown here in Turquoise Nappa, the bag has a matching canvas lining with two inside pockets. The Italy-made Capri Media is generous in size at 14 x 7 x 4 inches and as part of eLuxury's Euro Sale, can be purchased for $697 (down from $995). Tods also offers the purse in White Nappa.
Especially for all my UK readers, I went to eBag's UK site for some cool finds and boy did I succeed. It seriously took me like 20 minutes just to decide which Orla Kiely bag to highlight but quickly settled on the Reversible Perforated Leather Shopper in green. Although all of Orla Kiely's designs are awesome, this one stole the show for me not only with its unique reversible structure but its beautiful shape as well. The shopper has a large zipper pocket on the outside and if turned inside out, the pocket will be hidden while the cute, snap-closed cell-phone pocket decorates the exterior of the bag. Either way you decide to do it, you are going to look killer carrying this purse. The Orla Kiely Leather Shopper sells for £243, which for us here in the U.S is around $440.
eLuxury has added a few new handbags from designer Louis Vuitton, one being the Monogram Panda Trotteur by Takashi Murakami. Best known for creating the Monogram Cerises collection released earlier this year, Murakami now puts yet another artistic spin on the classic Monogram Canvas line. A colorful flying panda decorates one side of the bag while the back of the critter shows on the other. The purse features an adjustable cross-body strap and a sturdy leather bottom. Previously available only in Japan, the Panda Trotteur bag is now offered at eLuxury for $585.
Also new from Louis Vuitton, the very elegant Stillwood Vertical shopper in perle, indigo and noisette has become the newest member of the Monogram Vernis series. The Stillwood Vertical is made of embossed patent leather and the inside textile lining features a cell phone and patch pocket. Although the shopper is a handheld, Louis Vuitton was sure to add two golden rings on the sides for attaching a shoulder strap if you prefer. The Louis Vuitton Stillwood Vertical sells at eLuxury for $815.
A very bold effort by Dolce & Gabbana, the Whipsnake Frame Bag in yellow is both beautiful and dauntless. The whipsnake bag has vibrant golden hardware including the radiant double chain straps. Inverted gussets accent the Italy-made bag and the DG logo finishes off the frame top. The 4 x 7 x 4 inch purse sells at Neiman Marcus for $1275.
Just when I had all but given up on Saks having any affordable handbags for the season, this killer purse from Cynthia Rowley slides in at just under $190. The Satin Cargo Bag has leather trimmed canvas straps and a cotton canvas lining. The distinct flip-top cover houses a zipper pocket while both sides of the Cargo Bag feature pockets with buckled flaps. Cynthia Rowley's Satin Bag comes in green (shown) and brown.
The Jute Cut-Out handbag by Giuseppe Zanotti is a cute little top handle purse made of fabric with satin lining. The bag has an inside magnetic tab closure and zip pocket. The front of the Jute Cut-Out features a Giuseppe Zanotti logo plate and the bag is on sale now at Zappos for $380. In khaki and lilac the handbag measures 9 x 2 x 4 inches.porthole-handbag-by-neal-decker
I wandered upon Neal Decker's online boutique today and fell in love with the Porthole Handbag in grey flannel and cognac leather trim. The designer claims the bag is "perfect for traveling" since it folds completely flat with side snaps. Also offered in seven other fabrics including velour and woven Haitian cloth, the Porthole features an inside pocket, brass feet and a key lanyard. The purse is lined in grosgrain and according to the site, all materials used to make Neal Decker's handbags are limited edition vintage fabrics. While the $195 Porthole is my top pick, you might also enjoy the Slouch, Slim, and Town and Country Tote all of which come in an array of colors and prices.juicy-couture-jetset-box-bag
Offered exclusively from Saks Fifth Avenue, Juicy Couture really gives me something to smile about with their Jetset Box Bag. Although some of their bags are a little over-the-top for me with all the teenybopper colors and styles, I'll have to admit that this little guy is pretty cute, bopper or not. Composed of faux snakeskin (thank God, the reptile-butchery was getting out of hand) and signature canvas lining, the bag has a charming heart-shaped lock securing its contents. A pink, twill bow completes the honey-colored purse and adds just enough frill without overplaying the cutesy card. Juicy's Jetset Box Bag is priced at $225.valentino-jeweled-straw-bag
Although the price of this little bag is extremely exorbitant, that doesn't change the fact that it is also absolutely delightful. The Jeweled Straw Bag from Valentino is composed of natural straw and beaded flowers in green, blue and purple. The linked chain of the purse is golden as is the metal frame, which closes with a purple/clear jewel snap. As I said, the price of the Valentino purse is pretty steep at $1,525, but for those who can afford it, the Jeweled Straw Bag makes up for it with a design that’s as elegant as it is carefree.andy-warhol-paul-frank-purse
Paul frank has acquired the rights to some of legendary pop culture artist Andy Warhol’s pieces according to an ad in the June 2005 issue of Dwell Magazine. The ad features a purse with the Warhol ice cream sundae illustration and the quote "Why Andy Warhol? Why not Andy Warhol. You can't do better than Andy Warhol!” The pastel-colored bag (and supposedly a clutch with the banana created for the famous Velvet Underground album cover) will be featured in the collection. Traditionally, Paul Frank artist collaboration projects have produced small amounts of rare, pricey items such as the limited edition Hula Bag from Shag, which sold for $315. While no pricing has been announced yet for the Andy Warhol bag, my best guess is that it will cost $300-$500 and most likely be limited in quantity. No word yet on when the bag will be available or if the proceeds will benefit the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which is listed in fine text on the page. Click here for a larger picture of the bag that was scanned from the magazine.francesco-biasia-stromboli-zip-shoulder
New from Francesco Biasia, eBags is offering the Stromboli Zip Shoulder Bag. In soft leather, the purse is lined in bright floral fabric. The adjustable shoulder strap measures 30 inches and attaches to the bag with beautiful polished stud hardware. Francesco Biasia's Stromboli comes in Azzurro (shown), Bianco and Naturale. eBags sells the purse for $280. Very cute and not too awfully expensive, a combination hard to come by.a+n-nicole-carryall
Anna Medvedeva, creator and designer of A+N Bags, started out as an "accessories obsessed" New Yorker. Soon after, she started collecting quality fabrics and accent pieces, putting together what is now A+N Handbags. All of her purses are made in Manhattan including this gorgeous Niclole Carryall. Made of weather-resistant nylon satin with leather trim, the bag features lots of handy pockets and two 22 inches handles. There are five other styles listed on A+N's site besides the Nicole highlighted here, all priced from $140 to $200.
You know, I wonder if being "accessories obsessed" will soon lead me to a successful career in purse-making too? My bags could be Southern Ohio themed. Made with authentic Red Man pouches and gravel.eluxury-semi-annual-sale-dkny
Now at eLuxury, as part of their Semi-Annual Sale, DKNY is offering 15 different handbags at discounted prices. The Antique Calf Round-Link Satchel (shown) has been marked down from $195 to $136 as well as many other DKNY bags presented in the sale. Other handbag designers included in the markdown are Dior, Christian Lacroix, and Marc Jacobs with the majority of the deals being on DKNY handbags. By the way, eLuxury has other items besides just handbags included in their sale as well. (Not that I'll ever get past the purses page.)rafe-new-york-slim-shoulder-bag
The Rafé New York Slim Shoulder Bag is made of beautiful leather and has studded hardware. Shown in coral, the purse has contrast stitching and includes two large outside pockets. The cotton-lined purse has various inner compartments and also comes in Ivory. Made in Italy, Rafe's Shoulder Bag measures 13 x 7 x 3 inches and can be purchased at Nordstrom for $375. A very minimalist style that’s simply overflowing with appeal. Very. Cool.miu-mu-pre-fall-lineup
In the spirit of screwing me up, Saks has announced some new pre-fall purses. Just when I was getting used to all the new spring trends, Miu Miu's Nappa Collection comes out of nowhere and blindsides me. Among the six new bags in the fall series, the Nappa Swing is my favorite with its short, double handles and large embossed logo. All of the Nappa bags feature either suede or leather in warm, solid hues and prices range from $715 to $860. Furthermore, I can't believe I am looking at pre-fall bags already. Is it May where you live?celine-leather-chouquette
I've had this bag saved on my desktop for a week trying to decide what I like about it so much. I've decided that it isn't one particular thing about it that makes it great, but the sum of many things instead. Starting with the classic, gathered shape and perforated full-grain goatskin leather, the Celine Leather Chouquette comes in fresh, banana yellow and is finished off with golden hardware accents. The Chouquette's top flap has tonal lacing and a beautiful buckle. The Celine bag sells for $820 at Bergdorf Goodman.maxx-new-york-wicker-shoulder-bag
I thought Friday would be a good time to mention the Maxx New York Wicker Shoulder Bag. After all, nothing wraps up the week better than a perfect, casual wicker purse with leather accents. The shoulder bag features an interior cell phone and makeup pocket, and is lined in cotton. Closing with dual drawstrings, the bag measures 13 x 7 x 6 inches and sells for $250 at Nordstrom. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!marc-jacobs-leather-field-bag
My boyfriend and I have been getting more and more into photography lately, and we're on the verge of buying a $1200 Nikon D70S and all the other goodies. So, like the good little bag mistress I am, I've been keeping an eye out for a stylish bag that I could carry it in (like my laptop, I would despise carrying the new camera around in a black nylon bag from Best Buy). The Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Field Bag looks like it would be perfect. It's got all the little outside pockets for lenses and stuff, and just reminds me of what someone in the 1940s would have carried their equipment in. It's available for $298 in honey (shown right) and orange.moschino-cheap-chic-bow-detail-bag
The Cheap & Chic Bow Detail Shoulder Bag from Moschino is made from woven canvas and has leather trim. The sporty bag features cotton lining and two bucket pockets that close with twist-lock flaps. The zipper that tops the Moschino purse is attached to an adorable bow perfectly matching the fresh orange and white canvas body. Saks is offering the Bow Detail Shoulder Bag for $590. Chic? Definitely. Cheap? Not so much. Either way, I dig it.lauren-by-ralph-lauren-linen-bag
Made of beautiful linen and luscious croc-embossed leather, the Ralph Lauren Linen Shoulder Bag reminds us that spring is here and in-color. In green, turquoise and black, the bag closes with a top zip and has outside front and back slip pockets. The dimensions of the purse are 13 x 6 x 3.5 inches and with its 7-inch strap drop, the bag should fit perfectly underneath your arm. You can find the Linen Shoulder Bag from Lauren by Ralph Lauren at Nordstrom for $155.dior-girly-glamour-camera-bag
New from Dior's Pink Collection is the Girly Glamour Camera Bag that was inspired by vintage camera bags. In pink and white Dior logo fabric with patent leather trim, the bag is accented in white flowers and butterfly detail. The textile shoulder strap lengthens from 10.6 up to 19.75 inches and the Camera Bag is lined in pink satin. Measuring 9 x 7.8 x 2.75 inches, the Dior Girly Glamour Camera Bag sells for $760.henry-cuir-anniversary-house-bag
At first glance I thought it was just another cute, springy, green tote with leather detail, but wait… Are those windows and shutters I see on the front of this bag? And is that a front door? And, looking even closer it appears there’s a small dog down there and…hold on...yep, that’s definitely a bicycle. I like to think that I’m very open-minded when it comes to purses but this is ridiculous. Maybe if it were $14.95 instead of $1,495 I could at least appreciate it for what it was but even then I’m not sure. The 25th Anniversary House Bag from Henry Cuir is nuts people. Just plain nuts. If you want a house, get a house. If you want a purse, get a purse. And if you’re confused about the difference between the two, get a bigger brain.salvatore-ferragamo-gancini-shoulder-bag
The Gancini Shoulder Bag from Salvatore Ferragamo has all the elements to be this years next "It" bag. With its turquoise (shown right) or lime goatskin exterior, the purse features signature Gancini silver hardware. Ferragamo's Shoulder Bag comes complete with dual shoulder straps and the buckled side-straps compliment the slouchy, gathered body of the bag perfectly. Measuring a huge 10 x 20 x 2 inches, the bag sells for $1080.gucci-small-studded-flap-bag
Just as I recently listed my "It" bags for the season, USA Today has also named theirs. Among other big designer bags, Gucci's Small Studded Flap Bag unsurprisingly found its way onto the list. The purse comes in many variations, with colors ranging from cranberry to olive and materials from velvet to crocodile leather. With its signature web strap, the flap bag is covered in rivets and studs. Of all the Gucci Small Flap Bags, the cranberry velvet bag shown right is my favorite. It comes complete with brown crocodile trim and gold hardware. Prices start at $890 for the beige and black fabric bags, while the velvet cranberry sells for $3790.purseuing-shefinds-newsletter
Purseuing will be featured this week in the SheFinds.com weekly newsletter. SheFinds studies hot fashion trends on the web and links you up to them in their free online newsletter. Promising to "shop the web, so you don't have to", SheFinds works hard to bring you the latest and greatest in everthing from fashion crazes to beauty. I feel fortunate to have been asked to guest author an article about this seasons "It" bags and am very proud to have worked with the team over at SheFinds. To read the article, and many others from SheFinds, simply visit SheFinds.com and sign up for the free newsletter. Subscribing only takes a few minutes and I promise you'll be glad you did.chloe-covent-garden-east-west-bag
Just because the waiting list for the Chloe Paddington is as long as my handbag-wish-list doesn’t mean you can't take advantage of all the other great Chloe bags available to you. The Covent Garden East West Bag in chocolate brown leather shows both an eloquent and expressive side of Chloe and I love it. The doctor bag features dual, brass-riveted straps and a brass "Chloe" inscribed lock. Lined in canvas, the Covent bag sells for $1190 and measures 32 x 17 x 14 cm.gymboree-wicker-basket-purse
So it hit me today when I was at the mall that there is a whole other side of handbags that I have totally been neglecting. Evidently, when I wasn't looking, little girls began carrying purses. Not that I am complaining or anything, as a matter of fact nothing makes me happier than to see 10 year olds toting around floral clutches and such. One bag that I find extremely intriguing is the Wicker Basket Purse from Gymboree. The $16 white bag closes with two flower ties and if you're lucky, your third grader will start a long, successful relationship with purses from this day forward. In all seriousness, handbags are kind of like sex. It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about it.fendi-large-tortoiseshell-doctors-bag
This beautiful Doctor Bag from Fendi is made of brown tortoiseshell-embossed leather and has a rolled leather handle. Inside the bag is a brown canvas lining with a zip pocket and the Italy-made purse closes with a gold metal Fendi turn-lock. With protective metal feet, the doctor bag measures 19 x 10 x 6 inches and sells for $1590.j-crew-provence-small-straw-bag
The J. Crew Provence Bag combines two important spring purse elements: Straw and metallic. Made of smooth cornhusk straw, this posh, basket-shaped bag from J. Crew is accented in Scandinavian tumbled leather in gold. The lining of the Provence Small Straw Bag is printed cotton canvas and features an inside pocket. Measuring 9 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches the purse sells for $135 at J Crew.banana-republic-bamboo-accent-leather-slouch
Closely resembling the very popular Metallic Leather slouch, Banana Republic is now offering the Bamboo-accented Leather Slouch. In radiant leather, the zip-top handbag is lined in cotton twill and has a metal clasp closure. The slouch comes complete with gold-toned hardware and a bamboo shoulder strap. Inside the bag is an inner zip and cell phone pocket. The $98 Banana Republic Slouch comes in lanai yellow, white and pink ice (shown).pollini-apple-shoulder-bag
I'm not sure why, but for some reason I'm strangely attracted to this bag. The Apple Shoulder Bag from Pollini has a taupe leather exterior with yellow/green apple and leaf decor. With dual shoulder straps and a top zip closure, the purse measures 15 x 5 x 8 inches. This Apple Shoulder Bag gives off a very organic vibe with its earth-toned leather and nature-inspired accents. I think its the simplicity that makes this handbag beautiful. It sells for $615.coach-wal-mart
Coach and Wal-Mart today announced that the two companies have teamed up to offer Coach's complete line of handbags and accessories in the more than 4,200 Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. "We're very excited to have Coach products in our stores," said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Judith Mowery. "Bringing designer brands such as this to the heartland of America has and will continue to be our top priority at Wal-Mart." According to the press release, the Coach bags will start to show up in the discount retailer's stores as soon as today -- April Fools Day.ellington-hailey-bucket
I bookmarked this bag on Ellington’s website a few months ago, but it only came available for purchase today. The Hailey Bucket is an unlined suede purse with a magnetic snap closure. It features an inside zipper pocket, three pen loops and an interior cell phone pocket. The bag is very roomy at 17 x 14 x 4 inches and the strap drops 12 inches. Camel, Celery and Mulberry suede are available and the purse sells for $156. The Hailey Bucket joins the also cute Hailey Shoulder Bag to complete the beautiful Suede Collection from Ellington.kate-spade-wainscott-small-basket
Over the weekend, I got a chance to see the Wainscott Small Basket from Kate Spade in person and I will tell you that this picture does it no justice. The purse feels really nice in your hands with its sleek wicker exterior and smooth leather lid. When I carried it around for a minute, it made me feel like it was summer right there in the mall. The Wainscott is lined in printed cotton and a gold latch closes the basket. For $195 the bag comes in rose in addition to the grass one shown. Need a bigger basket? The Medium Wainscott is available too for $245.carry-handbags-pompadour
I've gotten a dozen emails from readers suggesting that I highlight a Carry Handbag. After checking out their website, I realize that this post is long overdue. "Carry Handbags are handmade and individually designed using charming and nostalgic one-of-a-kind vintage and unexpected materials for women who insist on coloring outside of the lines". I can only add that their unmatched originality is truly unbelievable.
The Pompadour is made with a vintage kitchen linen towel placed on urban denim with red stitching. Overall the bag is pretty simple -- pockets on the front, back and inside and a zip top closure. The lining of the bag is also red and the Pompadour measures 12 x 5 x 2 inches. Carry Handbags has a ton of cute styles and prices to choose from but this one pretty much took the cake for me at $78.j-crew-parker-leather-bag
The Parker Medium Leather Bag from J. Crew is made of gorgeous English Leather that's tanned in Norway. The interior of the bag is lined in cotton herringbone and features a back-wall zip pocket, front-wall patch pocket and a pen holder. The $188 bag closes with a two-way zipper and measures 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. If that's not roomy enough for you, there's also the larger one for $298.
The $58 Las Colinas Shopper from Fossil is yet another cute pick for spring/summer. The bag is made of lightweight summer fabrics and is detailed in leather. Inside the bag there's a zip pocket and an second open-pocket. The strap is adjustable and the bag measures 12.5 x 7.5 x 5.5. My personal favorite is pink accented one shown, but the shopper from Fossil also comes in white, tan, and green stripe.1154=lill-bag
The folks over at 1154 LILL have totally caught my eye and I'm amazed by their creativity and ingenious ideas. 1154 LILL creates custom-made bags, and what I mean by custom-made is that you get to create the bag yourself. First you pick your style (and there are a ton), then go to the fabric palettes and choose from over 100 different fabrics. Once you have settle on your fabric, you decide where you want to place it. You can put the selected fabric on the exterior, trim, straps, exterior, or on the pockets depending on which style you chose. You can then reselect a different fabric to place on a different part of your bag. Lastly, just order your purse and give it about 3 weeks to arrive. The bags seem to run between $30 to $130 as far as I can tell. You can also just order an already-made bag from the company, and completely defeat the whole purpose of creating your own. Either way, it's up to you.lucky-magazine
Man, The Bag Blog totally got the new issue of Lucky before me. The April issue features one of the biggest bag guides you'll see this side of France. I'll definitely be able steal lots of good ideas from it (I kid, I kid). Lucky also features my favorite fem-political Ana Marie Cox from Wonkette in its "Week Worth of Style" section. She's now my hero more than ever with this quote: "Splurge on a great bag twice a year." Word.louis-vuitton-monogram-cerises
For Spring/Summer 2005, Louis Vuitton is offering a fresh, new take on the popular Monogram Canvas line with the Monogram Cerises. The Pochette (shown right) sports a gorgeous set of red, smiling cherries adding some color to the normally brown and tan bag. The Monogram Cerises collection was created by Takashi Murakami and features natural cowhide and red topstitching. The Pochette measures 8 x 5 inches, sells for $355 and makes me want to go to Dairy Queen for a banana split.banana-rebublic-metallic-python-leather-slouch
We've all seen the bright new colors for spring handbags this season, so I was kind of surprised and refreshed to see that to Banana Republic, spring is all about this beautiful, python-embossed metallic leather bag. The leather slouch has bamboo-shaped gold-tone links and is lined in satin. The exterior of the bag is 100 percent Italian leather with metallic finish and the bag closes with a chain tassel zip. Inside the slouch is a cell phone drop pocket and a zip pocket. The bag is priced at $128 and I definitely think we all need one.ann-taylor-loft-bamboo-bag
The Ann Taylor Loft Suede Shopper is fashioned with soft suede and polished, silver accented bamboo handles. The bag features a main zipper compartment and an inside zipper pocket as well. The bag comes in honeydew, canteloupe and my favorite, astor tan (shown to right). I am digging the gathered suede underneath the handles and think it gives the shopper instant class. You know what else I dig? Paying only $50 for such a cute purse.louis-vuitton-fall-2005-collection
My invite must have gotten lost in the mail. Louis Vuitton recently showed off its 2005 fall lineup at a fashion show in Paris. And wow, did they ever debut some beautiful bags. "It's luscious and structured, with regal sophistication and sexiness," Louis Vuitton spokeswoman Uma Thurman said of the collection after the show. Couldn't have said it better myself. Anyway, the new bags feature "amazing confections of mink, python, embossed quilting, tulle, jet crystal beading, leather passementerie, gold bookbinder printing, Art Deco chains, and cabochons of semiprecious stones," according to Style.com. Check out photos of the bags here and pics of the celebs here. [Thanks, Sarah]ae-boardwalk-bag
I haven't highlighted a truly affordable bag in a while, so here's a very cool one from American Eagle that would look great with your upcoming Spring outfits. The AE Boardwalk Bag is on sale for $25 and looks to have just the right mix of cotton and leather. It features snap-close exterior mini pockets, a leather strap, and an inside zip pocket and satin lined interior. And best of all, it doesn't have a lame "American Eagle 77" patch that screams "I'm 14" or anything dumb like that. The AE Island Wallet matches perfectly and is also on sale for $12.whats-in-your-bag
The "What's in your bag?" photo pool over at flickr is like a bag voyeur's dream. You can see all the crap that people carry in their purse or bag, and with flickr's cool feature that allows you to hover over items, you can find out exactly what that item is (if the person took the time to describe all of their stuff that is). Be sure to check out the comments too.burberry-white-handbag
Minimalist sexy. That's how I describe the Burberry White Handbag. There's really not much else to say about the Italy-made bag. It is beautiful white leather, measures 13.5 x 6 x 5 inches and is priced at $595. If you can afford this bag, all you'll have to worry about is not getting it dirty or scratched. This thing would show dirt and scuffs like a mud-covered Wal-Mart floor-model television.fendi-zucca-chef-pochette
"Fendi's gorgeously feminine aesthetic transforms the classic chef hat into an envy-worthy shoulder bag." I have searched deep within my soul for the chef hat in this Fendi Zip Pochette but I just don't see it. I guess they're talking about the puckering at the top just under the zip top closure but that by no means makes it a transformed chef hat. At any rate, the Zucca canvas along with the deep red leather detailing in this Zip Pochette is gorgeous. Golden studs, logo hardware, and red canvas interior finish off the $465 Italy-made bag that measures 8 x 6 x 3 inches. Me likes.gucci-crocodile-flap-bag
If I had $9800, I would probably buy ten $500 bags and a used Honda Civic. But if for some reason I couldn't, this Gucci Crocodile Flap Bag might be my second choice. The medium sized bag has a bamboo handle, bamboo turn-lock closure and did I mention yet that it is made of genuine crocodile leather? You bet your life savings it is! The gorgeous Gucci measures 11.8 x 3.9 x 6.9 inches and just incase your shallow-purchases-piggy-bank is running low on funds the bag also comes in blue ostrich for an easier to swallow $3790. Or you could just get the Civic and save the wildlife.paris-nicky-steve-madden
Paris and Nicky Hilton were seen at the Sundance Film Festival wearing these B-sweater bags from Steve Madden. Paris is in natural and Nicky is in pink, but the bag also comes in black. The $150 sweater bag is pretty big as you can see in the picture. How big you ask? Probably so big that Paris could lose her T-Mobile Sidekick inside for long enough to let someone hack into her phonebook and publish all her celebrity contacts on the internet. That’s how big.abercrombie-victoria-bag
This classic style leather bag from Abercrombie & Fitch fits the company's "casual luxury" slogan to a tee. I struggled with highlighting this purse because I don't always agree with Abercrombie's blatant discrimination of those of us who are not impossibly good looking--however, their Victoria Leather Bag is very nice and too great to skip. It's available in cream (shown to the right) and dark brown, and appears to feature zippered pockets on both sides and chrome buckles that adjust the length of the straps. Unlike most Abercrombie products, this bag isn't really overpriced at $80.target-purses
Apparently, at some point in time, Target decided that having one isle of handbags just wasn't cutting it and figured they'd add a wing to the department store exclusively for purses. While shopping at my local store this weekend, I was bombarded by the rows and rows of totes, satchels, hobos, mini bags and clutches. My heart was racing and I was surely salivating at the sight of all the styles and shapes. I could not get enough bags on my arms to suffice. I would pick up one and think "cute" and put in on my shoulder then pick up another and do the same. Pretty soon you could hardly see my torso, just legs with a head on top and hands sticking out to the sides. It was quite a sight. People were staring at me and whispering "look at that nut-ball with all those bags on her arms!" It was like Heaven.
Click here for a ton of "spy pics" I took with my camera phone. Enjoy.tigerbrown-monster-dot
Tigerbrown's Dot bag is a completely homemade bag that's constructed of 100 percent alpaca wool. This is the cutest I have seen from them yet. It measures 8.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches and is "scary orange" color. The Monster Dot is completely original and sells for $40.seatbelt-bag
This is a purse that is made of, well, seatbelts and can hold up to 5000 lbs of stuff. I personally don't have 5000 lbs of stuff to put in my purse (yet), but I can see this material being a necessity for me in the very near future. The lining is made of flight satin, which is used by the Air Force to make flight jackets, and is stitched with NASA-approved Nylon 69. Ok, now that we have covered the extreme durability of the purse, have I mentioned that it is pretty stinking cute too? Well it is. And it comes in nine other color besides the green one pictured to the right.
The small tote is priced at $80, the medium one is $86, and the large sells for $91. The seatbelt bag also comes in messenger, overnight, clutch, backpack and other styles.