We all know the handbag brand Gryson, but did you know about IIIBeCa? The handbag line was launched about a year ago by Joy Gryson. What I love about IIIBeCa bags is that not only are they affordable and incredibly chic but a portion of the proceeds are donated to three NYC nonprofits: 9/11 Memorial (911memorial.org), Family Focus Adoption Services (familyfocusadoption.org) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering (mskcc.org). Seriously, how cool is that?
Bloomingdale’s put together a collage featuring an assortment of the hottest trends for the spring and summer season in one lookbook guide; The Ultimate Accessory Wardrobe.
What I love about the lookbook is there’s something for everyone for whatever your fashion mood is.
* Browse through the ‘Brights’ for a selection of accessories to liven up your look with color popping hues.
* Jump into the ‘Athletic’ section if you are looking for sporty with a feminine twist.
* ‘Metallics’ aren’t just for the winter season anymore. It’s your moment to shimmer and shine with glimmering tones.
* Keep it ‘Romantic’ with sweet candy colored pastels.
* Check out the picks for the effortlessly stylish ‘Bohemian’ trend.
* Or if you’re looking for stylishly simple and classic, standout in some graphic high-contrast ‘Black and White’ print.
Seriously such a great selection in one guide. There are hundreds of items to discover! Here are a few of my top picks from the Bloomingdale’s Ultimate Accessory Lookbook.
I have always loved Gryson handbags. I think it was my Gryson Skye Satchel that got me hooked on the designer. But recently, Gryson handbags seem to have fallen off the face of the planet. What the heck happened? Oddly enough, there doesn’t seem to be a lack of Olivia Harris handbags out there. This is Joy Gryson’s other handbag line, which is named after her daughter. It is known for being a little younger and edgier than the original line. How Olivia Harris compares to Gryson, I don’t know. But after seeing the Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson Oversized Collar Stud Messenger, I am definitely eager to find out!
A new high-end collection by handbag designer Joy Gryson is in the works and set to debut by the time Fall 2011 rolls around and I couldn’t be more excited. These bags are seriously lux!
The luxurious 8-style evening bag collection will come in two different structured shapes: boxy square, with a removable chain strap, or a rectangular teardrop clutch. Expect to see beautiful skins (shark, stingray and python), furs (Mongolian lamb, astrakhan and Karakul wool) and accented with polished natural stones.
StefaniBags.com is website that specializes in handbags and accessories. With a great selection of items from both emerging and well-known designers, the website combines the convenience of shopping from home with the personalized customer service of a boutique. They really do listen to their customers and they try to provide them with each season’s must-haves. And with the Fall season just around the corner, it is once again time to find that perfect bag. So here is a countdown of the Top Ten Handbags available at Stefanibags.com! Get ready… get set… SHOP!
10. Furla NinFea Chain Bag
Elegant and chic, this bag is perfect for those occasions that call for a more sophisticated look. It’s perfect for everyday use as well and its neutral color would look lovely paired with the all tans and browns of Fall.
price: $595 / sale price: $529
9. Jalda Crocodile Bean Clutch
The croc-embossed leather and gold hardware give this clutch a vintage feel. It’s perfect for completing that special evening look!
price: $312 / sale price: $239
8. Olivia Harris Trapezoid Satchel
With its unique shape and distressed leather, the Trapezoid Satchel would look perfect paired with one of this season’s floaty boho-chic tops. You won’t be able to resist squeezing its ultra-smooshy lambskin leather!
7. Hayden-Harnett Havana Large Hobo
A comfy hobo that is large enough to hold all of your essentials and then some, what more could a girl ask for? And with metallics making their way back into the limelight this Fall, the Moonbeam (silver) would look perfect for day or night.
price: $498 / sale price: $448
6. Botkier Logan Satchel
Fringe is a must-have for Fall 09! The Logan Satchel provides just the right amount, without looking too hippie-ish. And thanks to its detachable shoulder strap, this satchel can be easily converted to a shoulder bag.
5. Kooba Dale Shoulder Tote
Suede is so rich and soft, perfect for the Fall season! The Dale Shoulder Tote is perfect for a casual look, with its soft pleats and belt detailing. Check out the Taupe, it can be easily be worn with black or brown.
4. Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote
What Top Ten list would be complete without a bag from Foley + Corinna? The Mid City Tote offers both style and versatility with its 2-in-1 design. Use the handle to carry it on your forearm or the shoulder strap to carry it on your shoulder.
3. Treesje Studded Asher Bag
Perfect pleats and square-shaped studs give this bag some serious attitude! Its medium size makes it perfect for everyday use, while its luxurious details make you feel like a million bucks!
2. Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag
The iconic MAB is perfectly chic for work and for play! Its clean and simple lines make it a timeless piece that can be enjoyed season after season. Try it in Plum, the perfect color for Fall 09!
1. Rebecca Minkoff Studded Nikki Hobo
Studs are super hot this Fall! So why not combine them with one of the most-loved Rebecca Minkoff styles? This classic hobo would look stunning paired with skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots (also hot for Fall).
Find these Top Ten Handbags, and so much more, at StefaniBags!
Katie Holmes was spotted leaving the restaurant Il Sole with husband Tom Cruise after grabbing some dinner. The bag for the evening night out occasion, is by none other than Joy Gryson. She is carrying the famous Tutu bag in ice.
The beautiful satchel is made of amazing super soft Italian leather and extraordinary hardware. The satchel retails at $955.
The Gryson label is synonymous with luxury melded with downtown Tribeca chic. All of the handbags and shoes are made from the sumptuous Italian hardware and gorgeous hardware. The line launched in 2006 and since its inception GRYSON has garnered much attention in a short period of time, from collaborating with mass retailer Target for a limited time only guest designer program to being nominated for the CFDA accessories designer of the year award for emerging talent. This year designer Joy Gryson has also unveiled the Olivia Harris brand of contemporary accessories.
December 25, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS
Gryson Mia Leather Tote
Joy Gryson, former Director of Design for Marc Jacobs Handbags and Accessories, has quickly made a name for herself in the handbag industry. Just a few short years ago, Gryson handbags were hitting the shelves for the very first time. Although her styles are simple and refined, the quality just can’t be beat. Some people say you can judge a handbag’s quality just by feeling how much it weighs. When it comes to Gryson handbags, you’re paying for a hefty piece of good quality leather! And with many of her handbags, you can sometimes see a touch of Marc in there. Take, for example, the Gryson Mia Leather Tote. Can you see where Marc Jacobs may have influenced the design? I think it is most notable when you look at how the interior is divided. Would owning this bag be the same as owning a Marc Jacobs? Of course not! But that doesn’t mean that this bag wouldn’t make a nice addition to someone’s handbag family. In fact, I think it would be great for someone looking for a classic handbag that can be worn several different ways.
The Gryson Mia Leather Tote is currently available in Grey or Black. It measures 12″ x 14″ x 8″ and it comes with an optional shoulder strap. You can pick one of these beauties up for $855.
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September 13, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
Olivia Harris Turnlock Flap Hobo Bag
Olivia Harris handbags are all about classic style and affordable luxury. When I look at this Olivia Harris Turnlock Flap Hobo, I see exactly that. The price is similar to that of a Marc by Marc Jacobs bag of the same size, but the style is much less trendy looking. But this bag makes up for its lack of trendiness with its gorgeous patent leather (which, I might add, comes in that beautiful teal color you see pictured above). I think this bag would be great for someone looking for a classic style bag in a not-so-classic color. After all, even the most conservative people need a little pop of color now and then! My only gripe about the Olivia Harris Turnlock Flap Hobo is its awkward depth. The bag is a whopping 8 inches deep, which I think would make it a bit uncomfortable to carry. Well, at least you know you’ll have plenty of room to fit everything in there, including the kitchen sink!
The Olivia Harris Turnlock Flap Hobo measures 14″ x 12″ x 8″. It should really be called a Satchel, instead of a Hobo, since it has those two short handles on top. The bag does offer some versatility, however, with its 34″ detachable shoulder strap. The bag also features an easy access, turnlock flap closure on top. It retails for $425. Find it over at Revolve Clothing, where they offer free priority shipping everyday.
September 3, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
The Gryson Alexa Bag
Want a basic, black leather handbag for Fall? I know I do! And during my quest, I stumbled upon this bag you see pictured here. Meet the Gryson Alexa Bag. To me, it looks like it would make a good cornerstone that someone could easily build their handbag collection upon. The Gryson Alexa Bag isn’t too dressy-looking, nor is it too casual-looking. It is the perfect combination of slouchiness and structure. You could wear this bag just about anywhere! And to top it all off, the bag is made of really luxurious-feeling leather. But watch out! If Gryson knows how to do anything well, it’s how to make a hefty handbag. This bag is going to have some weight to it! This doesn’t bother me, however. In fact, I love it when the leather is nice and thick!
The Gryson Alexa Bag is available in Black (shown) and Olive. The bag is quite versatile with its two sets of straps. My only grip is that the longer set do not appear to be detachable. It measures 18″ x 11″ x 6″ and the two sets of straps are 15″ and 25″ in length. There are two exterior zippered pockets and the interior is lined with suede.