1) Rebecca Minkoff Line Quilted Flirty Bag. $275
2) Yves Saint Laurent Belle de Jour patent Clutch. $595
3) Alexander Wang Fumo Clutch. $235
4) 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel. $895
5) Lanvin Amalia Bag. $2,190
6) Gucci Jackie Bag. $1,790
7) Stella McCartney Falabella faux Tote. $1,095
Here we go… yet another fur handbag that was introduced for this Fall season. With so many of them out there, you would think that this fur trend wasn’t really a trend. But as more and more designers jump on the bandwagon, I am seeing more and more styles that actually don’t look half bad. This coming from someone who really doesn’t care for fur on handbags! I never would have thought I would be saying such things just a few short months ago! Pictured here is a good example of what I have been talking about. Meet the Juicy Couture Ziegfield Vivian Bag!
The Italian Couture House of Prada has a new furry suggestion to carry on arm. Ditch the fussy puppy and if you dare, give this fuzzy handbag a try – the Prada Eco Mongolia Garden Tote. So much furry disorder is going on in this piece. It looks like something I wouldn’t typically look at twice, but upon further inspection of this piece, one unexpected detail caught my attention.
What looks like an orb of exotic fur actually claims to be eco friendly, that is; the tote is made of faux fur. Quite a surprise as Prada is known to compose some very exotic pieces with fine furs in past collections. If you’re a fur advocate you may dislike the faux fur feel, while a fur activist who dares to wear something out of their ordinary taste, could actually sport this, guilt free.
This adorable find is called the Momo (Did you notice all his bags are labeled with a male name?)
There is nothing simplistic about Jerome Dreyfuss‘s new Momo, so if you’re looking for something simple, you’re looking in the wrong direction.
So why have I fallen so hard for this bag? Because the mix of fabrics is purely genius! It’s a fun crossbody that can be worn anywhere. I can honestly say there is nothing quite like it in my bag-drobe.. but I wish there was!
Marc Jacobs has always been one of my favorite handbag designers. I fell in love with him when I found out he was the head designer of Louis Vuitton. I mean, and how can you not love Louis Vuitton handbags? Anything Louis Vuitton screams fabulous to me.
When Marc decided to come out with his own handbag collection I was intrigued. I loved how their was an expensive version and a more affordable version. The Marc by Marc Jacobs line is the more affordable of the two and the bags are just as fabulous.
When I came across the Marc by Marc Jacobs Ozzie Square “Lucy” Tote I was in awe. It honestly, kind of reminded me of a Louis Vuitton bag. Not one in particular, but the style of it looks as if it would be in a Louis Vuitton catalog.
All my life, I’ve been a devotee to leather handbags. Only straying to fabric bags for the good old diaper bag or beach bag and perhaps a utilitarian tote. I turned up my nose at canvas, satin, nylon and other non-leather bags. Oh, yes! I was a snob about Prada nylon too! I now have to apologize, admit I was small-minded and must re-frame my opinions! There are so many great new (and durable) fabrics in handbags that deserve a second look. Designers that were entrenched in leather now embrace nylon and other materials. It could be that they were simply looking for less expensive alternatives than leather or even more eco-friendly materials, but I believe they’d made some great design choices as well!
Yves Saint Laurent Muse
Yes, the classic Muse bag is now available in nylon! Same great shape and style for $1195. The leather version is $1550. Not a significant different, but it looks great just the same! Perhaps you can pick up a great pair of sandals for the difference?
Shop It: YSL Boutique @ Saks!
Any Kohl’s fans in here? I personally stop by at least once a month in search of cute pieces with great price tags. One of the many brands Kohl’s presents is Simply Vera by American fashion designer, Vera Wang. Whether you’re a fan, or you dislike the ‘thrifty’ looking label, you can’t beat these stylish pieces at bargain prices. Make a stop at the handbag section and discover great kick-around bags for under $100.
As a handbag enthusiast, I have never been too fond of faux leather handbags. In my opinion, nothing can beat a soft and buttery leather handbag. Whenever I choose to buy a new bag, I know that an investment in a good quality leather piece will last season after season. So why is it then that I cannot take my eyes off this faux leather bag? Meet the Matt & Nat Yacht Studded Bag! This lovely piece features a large flap closure that is adorned with dozens of assorted antiqued brass studs.