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Handbag trends: the square-shaped tote bag

Tote bags have long been associated with the canvas variety but over the years have become quite more stylish. And we’ve been noticing a transition from the elongated rectangle shape with two, thin top handles, to more of a boxy, squared-shaped silhouette with shorter, wider top handles. Designers like Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent all offer their versions ...

Jennifer Lopez makes us want the Fiat 500 by Gucci AND the collection of bags, clothes and accessories

You can’t miss the Fiat commercials with Jennifer Lopez driving the mini car through her old neighborhood in the Bronx. And we definitely paid attention to the new commercial featuring her driving the Fiat 500 by Gucci. The new car is full of fashionable details, like the brand’s signature red and green “web” throughout the interior and exterior. But this is a blog about ...

Haute bags on the cheap: Karl Lagerfeld Faux Crocodile-Embossed Graffiti Chain Tote Bag

If you don’t yet have the funds for a Chanel but still want a little piece of Karl, we found this chic and cheap option: the Karl Lagerfeld Faux Crocodile Embossed Graffiti Chain Tote. This structured tote features a glossy faux croc body, chain link straps and Lagerfeld’s signature ‘graffiti’ed’ in white at the bottom corner. It measures 16-1/2″ x 12″ x 6-1/2″ ...

Want to bid on this Hermès Diamond Birkin: the rarest, bag in the world?

Despite economic concerns and the “Occupy” movements all over the country, the luxury handbag market is still going strong. Heritage Auctions is hosting its Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction on Dec. 6, which will be selling one of the rarest, and probably one of the most expensive handbags in the world – the Hermès Diamond Birkin. It’s expected to sell for over ...

Colorblock luxe: Pour La Victoire ‘Bordeaux’ Medium Tote

There’s just something about calf hair that adds a luxe appeal to handbags. Mix it with colorblock and you’ve got the perfect fall bag. Pour la Victoire may have started off as a footwear brand but their bags are just as covet-worthy, and the Pour la Victoire ‘Bordeaux’ Calf Hair Tote is a great example of that. Made of a silky black calf hair body, this structured satchel ...

Steal du Jour: NKHenry ‘Kimmy’ Leopard Print tote bag

The classic tote always has a place in a woman’s wardrobe, but even more so when it’s done in a fun leopard-print! We love this NKHenry ‘Kimmy’ Leopard Print tote, made of a printed, corded cotton fabric with luxe black Italian leather handles with gold stud detail and a leather trimmed bottom. Unlike most tote bags that feature an open top or a small snap closure, this one ...

Splurge du Jour: Proenza Schouler Python PS11 Tote

After first seeing it in ads all over the ‘net, I quickly became obsessed with finding this green, tan and black Proenza Schouler PS11 Tote. For the longest time it was sold out but recently restocked at Barneys. After buying it, I have to say this is one of the best bags I’ve ever owned. The leather is amazingly supple yet sturdy and the shape is a unique boxy silhouette that’s different ...

Designer-inspired or knockoff: Céline Leather Luggage Tote vs. Jeffrey Campbell Girls We Hated In High School Handbags Jay Bag

You know your bag is an ‘It’ bag when other designers begin to ‘copy’ it. The Céline Leather Luggage Tote is the latest victim. It’s one of the most highly coveted handbags right now. Don’t believe me? Read here. And here. I had to make several phone calls and trips to a few Neiman Marcus stores just to find one myself. The bag is pretty much sold out before it ...

The handbags in Paco Rabanne’s “No Couture” line are literally stapled together. Really.

So here’s a new concept in handbag design – seam-free bags. Designer Paco Rabanne‘s new handbag line, called No Couture, is entirely seamless, and all of the bags are in fact held together by metal staples! If this sounds like a weekend craft project to you, don’t worry, it’s not. Rabanne used his iconic style of incorporating metal-linked rings (like he’s used ...

Haute bags on the cheap: Pauric Sweeney Moonwalker patent-leather tote

Never in our wildest shopping dreams would we imagine finding a Pauric Sweeney bag at such an unbelievably low price, but when it comes to snagging chic bags on the cheap, the Outnet always delivers. Pauric Sweeney‘s luxury handbags generally retail for well over $1,000 but one of our recent finds, the Pauric Sweeney Moonwalker patent-leather tote is marked down 75% off! This haute bag is Sweeney’s ...

Splurge du Jour: VBH Animal-Print Brera Tote

VBH has come a long way from its simple yet chic envelope clutches. The handbag line created by V. (Vernon) Bruce Hoeksema, former president of Valentino, debuted back in 2000 in multiple hues and variations of leather, python, eelskin and other exotic materials. The brand later entered into big bag territory and the results were just as stunning. Our splurge of the day is this VBH Animal-Print Brera ...

Haute bag of the week: Alexandra de Curtis Audrey Tote

Since 2005, Alexandra de Curtis has been the go-to girl for chic, designer baby/diaper bags, with celebrity fans of her Alexandra Bee line including Courteney Cox, Angelina Jolie and Naomi Watts. In 2010, Alexandra decided to expand and design for another market – the ‘modern chic’ woman. Her namesake line of crocodile and python-embossed leather handbags exude understated luxury at ...

Guess the celeb behind the Gucci ‘Seventies’ Large Houndstooth Tote!

This well-known celeb was spotted leaving the airport in London, all bundled up in a thick, rust-colored coat and scarf with a large brimmed hat and her Gucci ‘Seventies’ Large Houndstooth Tote with signature web. Any guesses? Find out who it is after the jump. more…  Read More →

Haute or Not: Beirn Appliqué Grace Tote

We’ve been fans of Beirn bags ever since the Beirn Jenna Watersnake Tote made its debut in the very fashionable film, Sex and the City 2. And owning several Beirn bags has only amplified our love for the brand. More recently Beirn has introduced chains, rivets and other hardware to their bags, adding a tough edge that we like. And we’ve found that Beirn bags are versatile – they make ...
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