September 29, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
Francesco Biasia Tess Shoulder Bag
I’m not really sure why, but I have been staring at Francesco Biasia handbags a lot lately. I love their structured, yet slightly slouchy, shapes. I love their eye-popping colors (especially the candy apple red). And I love how they are so reasonably priced. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t discriminate against more expensive designers. But when you’re a college student like I am, you sort of want to have some money left over to buy your textbooks. So I have been eye-balling this Francesco Biasia Tess Shoulder Bag for a little while now. It is available in this color that they call Morus. I have absolutely no clue what color Morus is supposed to be, but the handbag appears to be a metallic chocolate brown to me. The contrasting trim and handles, as well as the pewter-looking hardware, really give this handbag a unique look. In fact, I think it would be just perfect for Fall and it would coordinate well with just about any outfit you can imagine. I also love the dual compartment inside, which is a must for anyone who likes to keep their bag organized.
The Francesco Biasia Tess Shoulder Bag measures 17″ x 11″ x 4″ and has 23″ long straps. The flap top closure secures neatly with a large metal clip. It retails for $390.
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July 27, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS
The Francesco Biasia Dana Bag
Berry. That is what they call the color of this Francesco Biasia Dana Bag. Berry? Nope, all I see is a juicy candy apple red! Mmmmmmm, yummy! And, you know, red is such a great color — especially when it comes to handbags. A pretty red patent handbag, like this one, can liven up even the dullest outfit without hurting the eyes of any onlookers. Personally, I think red handbags are going to be the must-have accessory this coming fall season. And if they aren’t, then they should be!
Aside from its awesome color, I find the overall style of the Francesco Biasia Dana Bag to be quite appealing as well. The pleating and slouchiness offer a nice counterbalance to the brightness of this handbag. The laced handle and tassles complete the look, giving the bag a bit of a tough-girl appearance. This would definitely make a great everyday bag. Just pair it with a black coat and you’re good to go!
The Francesco Biasia Dana Bag measures 12″ x 14″ x 6″ and it retails for the very reasonable price of $388. It has a zippered closure and three interior pockets. Check it out over at Pink Mascara. And don’t forget they offer free shipping everyday on all orders over $150!
July 14, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Francesco Biasia Happy Daisy Clutch
When I first came across this one, the term “designer-inspired” popped into my mind. Maybe it’s just me, but do certain details on this clutch resemble a specific designer? Like maybe Chanel? The few traits on this clutch that I’m referring to are the quilted upper flap and the interwoven leather and chain wrist strap. These somewhat resemble Chanel’s Classic Flap bags, which have been known years and years for having these same features. Though it’s no shock that other brands inevitably get inspired by high-end, classic, and stylish designers like Chanel.
At least Biasia didn’t attempt to completely recreate a Chanel piece. The shape of the clutch, pleats in the front, and golden slip lock closure are definitely all contrasts to Chanel’s feminine and elegantly innovative designs. So I think I give a little credit to FB for not making a bag that was heavily inspired. But would I wear this clutch? Well, I don’t think I’ll be reaching for my wallet to place an order anytime soon. Though honestly, I do like the overall design, and I think the golen hardware accents the leather very well. So if you are a fan of this one, let me mention a few more details for you: it comes with a 48.5 in shoulder strap that’s detachable, has a brocade lining with a leather bound mirror, and measures 10¾” at widest x 4½” tall at center x 2” deep.
Check out Francesco Biasia’s evening clutch over at Bluefly on sale for $167 marked down from $278!
April 4, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS
Designer Bags for $250 or less
You know that you really have a problem when you find yourself smuggling purchases in to the house when your husband isn’t home. I sure have one! Here is my typical post-shopping routine:
I usually put stuff in the trunk of my car and wait until the next day when he goes to work. I’ll go out, gather up my loot, hurry it all in to the house, and fit a place to hide it. If its a handbag, I usually take it out of the sack and place it among my other bags in the closet. Yep, it will blend in there. Right? Oh, and I must not forget to hide the receipts and intercept any bills that could be coming to the house. Now I just have to wait a little while so that when I do use the new bag, I can truthfully say that its not “brand new”.
I think my problem is that I just buy too much stuff in general. I love shopping and its especially fun when I track down a bag I have been craving. Lately though, I thought maybe I need to find a cheaper way to satisfy my urges. Okay, okay, I could just stop buying stuff. But what fun would be in that? So I came up with another solution! Pictured above are some designer handbags that won’t break the bank! That’s right, they are all $250 or less. Best of all, I tried to cover a wide variety of tastes. That means that there should be something for everybody!
So here they are (from left to right):
1. B. Makowsky Splendid Hobo
This leather hobo is made of soft, supple leather and it measures 14 1/2″ x 12″ x 5 1/2″. It retails for $250 and is available at: Nordstrom: Designer Collections and Top Apparel, Shoe and Beauty Brands
2. Juicy Couture Dogtooth Premier Tote
This roomy tote comes complete with a little zippered pouch inside. It measures 15″ x 15″ x 6″ and retails for $250. It is also available at: Nordstrom: Designer Collections and Top Apparel, Shoe and Beauty Brands
3. Francesco Biasia Perfect Harmony Handbag
A canvas and leather handbag that would look great on the beach. It measures 13″ x 12″ x 7″ and retails for $238. It is available at: Citizens of Humanity, T-Bags, YA-YA and More at Pink Mascara
4. Sloane & Alex Snakealicious Self Handled Clutch
Odd name, but a nice little snake print clutch that is available in either gold or pewter. This little guy measures 12″ x 7″ x 4 1/2″ and retails for $245. You can find it here: True Religion Jeans, Juicy Couture, Seven Jeans, Citizens of Humanity at Revolve Clothing
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Luxe Laminated Swifty
Well, at least you won’t have to worry about this one out in the rain. This little satchel measures 10″ x 12″ x 7″ and it retails for $248. It is also available in orange and is available at: Juicy Couture, Seven Jeans, and More – FREE SHIPPING – shopbop.com
This is also a perfect solution for college students and stay-at-home moms that might be on a tight budget. It is pretty difficult finding designer bags for $250 or less, but as you can see, it was possible!
December 21, 2007
Congratulations to fellow tbf’er, winner of this months Francesco Biasia Handbag giveaway…. Jessica Phillips aka JessLR!
November 16, 2007
Freebie! Francesco Biasia Secret Love Handbag
Only a couple more days to go until the virtual doors to our Francesco Biasia Secret Love Handbag giveaway slam shut. It’s simple and quick to join, probably wont take you no more than 1 minute to enter your name and read the details. How could you resist?
The Prize: Red Velvet Couture has donated a fabulous designer handbag to feed our purse addiction. The bag up for grabs is the Francesco Biasia Secret Love Bag in shiny patent leather. Double braided leather straps and shiny silver hardware are just a few of the fancy details this bag houses! Easy to open with its pull front clasp. Plenty of interior room with a center divider and zipper side pocket to organize your things. Not to mention magnetic snap closure on each side of the bag to quickly stow keys or small items.
November 21, 2007
Red Velvet Couture Giveaway: Francesco Biasia Secret Love Handbag
If you are one of the many that shadow Bag Bliss waiting to hear about the monthly free stuff then I have some great news for you – Red Velvet Couture has a gift for one of you lucky ladies.
Bag Bliss is thrilled to announce the winter giveaway will be sponsored by online designer fashion boutique Red Velvet Couture. That’s right ladies, you have a chance to score the latest Secret Love Handbag by Francesco Biasia, and all you have to do is enter your information.
The Prize: Red Velvet Couture has donated a fabulous designer handbag to feed our purse addition. The bag up for grabs is the Francesco Biasia Secret Love Bag in shiny patent leather. Double braided leather straps and shiny silver hardware are just a few of the fancy details this bag houses! Easy to open with its pull front clasp. Plenty of interior room with a center divider and zipper side pocket to organize your things. Not to mention magnetic snap closure on each side of the bag to quickly stow keys or small items.
October 12th, 2007
eBay Find: Francesco Biasia “Apple” Handbag signed by the Designer
About the Auction: The proceeds of your winning bid will be donated to beneficiaries of Macy’s Passport 2007. Macy’s Passport is the largest Fashion Theater Extravaganza on the West Coast. A fashion show to raise consciousness and entertain since 1988, Macy’s Passport has brought HIV/AIDS related issues to the center of social concern, as well as nearly $25 million to benefit HIV/AIDS research, care, prevention and education programs. Passport 2007 will support our commitment to vital vaccine research and to community-based prevention, education, care and advocacy programming.
About the Item: This beautiful brick – orange tote from the “Apple” collection was signed by Mr. Biasia on May 18, 2007 especially for this charity auction. The exquisitely soft leather is highlighted with a natural colored top-stitching on all seams and with a decorative whipstiching along the front and back plackets. The strap is a flat leather piece, knotted and attached with assertive nickel hardware. A discreet “Francesco Biasia” is embossed at the top of the front panel. Each of the side panels has a gathered pocket with an adjustable strap across the gusset and silver grommets. Interior has a zipper pocket and two open pockets.
Discover the signed Francesco Biasia “Apple” Handbag
Current Bid: $305
September 19, 2007
Francesco Biasia Star Crazy Patent Purse
Seems like almost an impossible mission these days to find a great looking, functional handbag that retails for under $400. Well look no more, and take a glance at this Francesco Biasia Star Crazy Patent Purse. I think it’s gorgeous. It’s not a bag that you would chuck up on ebay once the season is over – patent comes back every year.
The simple Star Crazy Patent Purse beauty is dressed in a soft Sahara-colored patent leather with gold signature FB hardware details. The bag also features a roomy single compartment interior with one single flat zipper-protected pocket. The price of this purse even falls under the $400 mark – only $335