Today is the last day to save 25% off over at StefaniBags.
Above are my favorite picks: CC Skye Nika in lace leather, Rebecca Minkoff Boyfriend in peach wash, Botkier Venice satchel in naked lambskin, and the Treesje Jovi in purple-licious viola!
The sale applies to everything online. And when I say everything, I mean everything. There are no exclusions. Well except for the obvious, no adjustments on previously purchased stuff.
I have had an on & off relationship with Tory Burch designs as I’m simply not a big fan of logos for the featured design element in shoes, handbags etc….even though I have to admit that hers is a very attractive logo. With the new Louisa Messenger, I am certainly back “on” again!
Described as “24-hour chic”, this bag can be worn daytime as a messenger or evenings as a clutch simply by removing the handle. A trend we are seeing more and more of as consumers demand more options for their dollars. It’s a trend that I really like too!
Although I’m excited this bag can be carried as a clutch, I have to say my favorite element is the handle itself! Little gold squares woven with tan leather create a very sophisticated edge that contrasts nicely to all of the stud-work we have been seeing lately. The fold-over top can also be worn upright simply by moving the handle and tassle to the top of the bag. Thereby eliminating my biggest complaint of foldover-bags which is wasted space! It’s a nifty little trick that doesn’t lose much in the design department when worn that way.
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!
This odd handbag silhouette is nowhere near being called a classic, but apparently more than one designer house digs the oversized, trapezoid-ish tote bag look. They’re both black, edgy, and somehow remind me of a giant fortune cookie, but who exactly came up with this concept first?
The Grant Large Nylon Hobo is one of the latest totes to hit the L.A.M.B scene. A puffy nylon silhouette is held together by an interwoven leather handle and decorated with vertical zippered pockets up front. Prior to L.A.M.B’s release, Maison Martin Margiela had this idea printed on their sketchpads first. Their version of the oversized Leather Slouchy Hobo lacks zippers up front (they’re actually built onto its sides instead), and features a sturdier silhouette; a more defined braided shoulder strap and cool tassel detailing.
Chanel handbags… who doesn’t love them, right? For many bagistas, a Chanel is the ultimate holy-grail. As a poor (and starving) college student, however, owning one of these beauties is something I can hardly even fathom at the moment. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming though! And believe me, I have done a lot of dreaming! Right now I am dreaming of something quilted! But all of this dreaming has actually got me thinking. Chanel is not the only designer out there with quilted leather handbags.
Ready for some amazing designer deal event news. Set your alarms – there’s an event happening today, Friday, May 21st, beginning at 8: am PST / 11: am EST .
The event, brought to you by Madison Avenue Couture will be featured over online at RueLaLa, and only be live for 48 hours. But be aware that most of the items are expected to sell out within minutes of the doors opening. Since it’s on RueLaLa, that means there’s no “reserving an item,” so it’s first come first serve.
Madison Avenue Couture is an internationally recognized luxury boutique that focuses on high-end pret-a-porter and haute couture clothing, accessories and costume jewelry. This week, Rue La La members will have incredible access to vintage Hermes and Chanel handbags, jewelry, accessories and clothing.
What I’m craving from that picture above — I MUST HAVE that Hermes Constance! Must!
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.