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Reed Krakoff makes some really expensive ‘Gym Bags’

Boy, gym bags have changed quite a bit since I was in school. I would stuff my gym clothes in a nylon bag, of the Jansport variety, or in the occasional trendy nylon drawstring bag or even a transparent Benetton backpack. Yes, I had one of those. Fast forward many years, the school kids are getting even trendier when it comes to school and gym bags – Louis Vuitton and Gucci backpacks; Tory Burch ...
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Win this haute red colorblock ‘Kristina’ hobo from Free Endearment & Handbag du Jour!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good entrepreneurial story. Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises was my grad school ‘major’, so I have amassed a library of business entrepreneurship books and love to read inspirational stories that propelled people to launch and run successful small and large businesses. Combining my love of stories about great entrepreneurial and my passion ...

Shop 6 eco-fabulous bags in celebration of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today marks the day that we celebrate our planet and continue to raise awareness about saving the environment. Do you live a ‘green’ lifestyle? Do you shop ‘eco-friendly’? As bagistas, we love new bag finds. But did you know you can buy a bag and save the earth too? Check out these six eco-friendly and fabulous bags! Matt & Nat Laroux Bag more…  Read More →

Studs, skulls and leather: ASH Fall/Winter 2011 handbag collection

We love everything about ASH Footwear. They’re a super hot, cutting-edge brand that takes the traditional (leather/rubber-capped toe sneakers; moto boots) and edges it up several notches, with embellishments like studding, distressed leather, calf hair and skull details. The ASH Fall/Winter 2011 handbag line has everything we love about their shoes, but in bag form. Styles include messenger ...

Beyonce takes in Paris with Jay-Z and her Jimmy Choo Rosabel tote

Beyonce and Jay-Z truly live the ‘champagne life’ – globetrotting, shopping, fine wining and dining – all at a moment’s notice. The two superstars recently hit Paris possibly to belatedly celebrate their third wedding anniversary (which was April 4th). They were spotted out having dinner near the Champs Elysees. Beyonce looked relaxed and refreshed with her newly lightened ...

Haute bag of the week: Fendi rainbow Zucca laminated canvas ‘Roll’ tote

There’s nothing nicer than some cheery accessories to get you in the mood for Spring! The Fendi rainbow zucca laminated canvas ‘Roll’ tote does multiple duty. Use it as a day bag to store all your work/after work essentials, a weekend shopper, a travel tote to hold magazines and snacks, or even a beach tote. However you carry this Fendi bag, you’ll appreciate the multicolored ...

Lauren Moshi Horseshoe Fringe Tote – toeing the line?

When Chanel announced that its trademarked name could not be turned into an adjective, editors and bloggers quickly took notice. But what about designers? Sure, you could probably still design a tweed jacket that brought to mind that some other famous brands’, but could you design a bag with interlocking horseshoes that possibly resembles an iconic brand’s logo? It’s safe to say ...

You can wear stripes in a flattering way – featuring the Prada Striped Tote

Fashion experts (like myself), will ALWAYS advise that you stay away from wearing horizontal stripes. It’s not flattering, at any size. But we never said anything about ‘carrying‘ them! The Prada Spring 2011 collection is full of horizontally-striped pieces, and while you may want to steer clear of the skirts, you can tote one of their colorful, nautical-inspired striped bags. The ...

We really cannot get enough of the Chloé Paraty – especially this coral perforated leather version

We really cannot get enough of the Chloé Paraty. It has come in every material and fabrication you can possibly think of and it’s still tops the list of some of our favorite bags of all time. This Spring it comes in a pink coral perforated leather version which is both lovely and luxurious. The Chloé Paraty Medium Perforated Leather Tote features the standard double top handles plus more…  Read More →
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Our pick for the perfect weekend bag? The Kooba Sophie Tote

Kooba is the king of weekend bags. There’s something about those slouchy, relaxed silhouettes and distressed leather and hardware that says “pick me up and take me out” on a Saturday afternoon. A proud owner of a Kooba handbag, I love to reach for my bag on the weekends, whether I’m taking a weekend road trip or just doing some local shopping. It’s the perfect size, the ...
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Missoni is more than just knitwear – check out the Missoni Square leather tote

Missoni may be best known for its printed knitwear but its handbags also are worth a second look. The Missoni Square leather tote is a sleek and gorgeous, caramel-colored leather tote. It’s square-shaped and framed in black leather piping around the edges, and features gold ball studs and other hardware. The boxy shape and north-south style makes it great as a work bag to keep all your papers ...
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Rebecca Minkoff now makes manbags – introducing the Ben Minkoff collection

We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of the Morning After Bag – it’s the bag that shot Rebecca Minkoff to handbag designer fame. Since that first style, the Rebecca Minkoff brand has grown into a wide array of covetable satchels, clutches, totes, and more, women’s apparel and jewelry. Now she’s moved into men’s with the launch of her manbag line – the Ben Minkoff ...

Bag lust: Balenciaga Lux Lambskin Quilted Matelassé Tote Bag

Want another reason to add more Balenciaga bags to your collection? Here’s a good one – the Balenciaga Lux Lambskin Quilted Matelassé Tote Bag is so hot that it promptly sold out in stores, but Portero has one in excellent condition that you just might want to snag! The retail price was $2395 but is on sale for $1437 – you save $958! And it’s so unique – unlike many of ...
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Gift yourself: Marc by Marc Jacobs Save The Birds Lenny Day Bag

Do you find that when shopping for Christmas gifts for everyone else, you start to make notes of some things you want to grab for yourself too? Compiling gift guides and doing online shopping for others is proving to be dangerous for my wallet! While browsing bags for holiday gift ideas, I found one that, fingers crossed, someone feeling generous will gift to me: the Marc by Marc Jacobs Save The Birds ...
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Haute bag of the week: Beirn Jenna Chain-Stitched Tote

The Beirn Jenna Bag is personally, one of my favorite bags in my bag closet. The bag, which shot to fame from being featured in the Sex and the City movie, is a unique mix of lightweight and sturdy (made of a lightweight watersnake exterior and canvas lining) which makes it super versatile. It’s perfect for travel – it packs flat and it holds a lot. Despite being packed to the brim multiple ...
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