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Jeff Koons’ ballon dogs are coming to H&M!

If you’ve been around New York City, you’ve likely spotted one of Jeff Koons‘ balloon dogs adorning a building or two. The stainless steel sculptures resembling balloons feature brightly colored mirrored coating and are so popular in the art community that one was sold last year to an anonymous bidder for $58.4 million, which, according to the New York Times, became the most expensive ...

Longchamp x Mary Katrantzou AND Jeremy Scott

Longchamp is best known for those ubiquitous nylon tote bags you see all the college girls carrying around campus. But it’s their handbag collaborations that really pique our interest. They’ve got not one, but two recent collaborations, with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou and the other with American designer Jeremy Scott. The limited-edition release of Longchamp x Mary Katrantzou ...

Test-drive a Chanel Classic 2.55 Coco Flap bag (for only $350!)

The bag that remains at the top of my wish list is the Chanel Classic 2.55 Coco Flap Bag. The reason it’s not yet in my closet and still on my list? It costs several thousand dollars. I’ve had my splurges on bags here and there, but never a price that high, so I’ve yet to make the leap from Chanel bag stalker to proud Chanel owner. But still I covet a classic Chanel bag like there’s ...

Kate Spade partners with Current/Elliott designers for Westward by Emily and Meritt for Kate Spade New York capsule collection

Kate Spade is known for its lively, colorful bags but the brand is taking a bit of a different direction this fall. WWD reports that President and creative director, Deborah Lloyd reached out to designers and stylists, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, behind the denim brand Current/Elliott to design a capsule handbag collection. She said, “We loved the idea of partnering with Emily and Meritt. ...

Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa collection – exclusively on YOOX

Vivienne Westwood may be the reigning queen of British punk fashion but she charitably lent her creative vision to a group of African women through the Ethical Fashion Africa Project. The project is backed by the International Trade Center, a joint effort of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization and through it, Westwood traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to teach the women how to use locally-sourced, ...

Furla ups its luxury ante with new line of python and leather satchels exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue

And the collaborations keep on coming. WWD reports that Italian accessory brand Furla has collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue to create an exclusive collection of high-end luxury bags. Furla‘s core contemporary line consists of leather and embossed leather goods (like this one) priced at around $500 but the Furla for Saks collection will range from $1,200 to $1,900. Why the price jump? Well, ...

Fiona Kotur designs capsule collection of handbags for J. Crew

Kotur Barnes Tassel Clutch We absolutely love the recent slew of designer collaborations at J. Crew. We were impressed with Eddie Borgo’s punky jewelry collection for J. Crew; now it’s been announced that luxury handbag designer Fiona Kotur will create a capsule collection of handbags for the retailer. We’ve featured Fiona’s stunning Kotur clutch bags before on Handbag du ...

Pre-order now: Hammitt for True Blood handbags

Vampires and werewolves and handbags – oh my! With the new season of True Blood premiering on June 26 comes the launch of the Hammitt for True Blood handbag collection. Designer Stephanie Hammitt is known for her signature studded and grommeted Italian leather bags, and she designed her new True Blood line in the same fashion. Inspired by and named after characters onthe hit HBO show, the 5-piece ...

Alexander Wang limited-edition leather goods on sale for 24-hours only on eBay Fashion Vault

Calling all die-hard Alexander Wang fans! This Friday, June 17, you can snag one of the downtown designers’ limited-edition collection of “highly-anticipated” leather goods, for one day only! The eBay Fashion Vault will be selling wallets, coin purses and travel cases, hot off Alexander Wang’s Fall 2011 runway. The designer says that he loves when women carry their wallets ...

Judith Ripka debuts luxury lifestyle handbags exclusively for QVC

Her luxury jewels have graced the ears, necks and arms of many celebrities, like America Ferrera, Courteney Cox, Jessica Simpson, Kate Hudson and Vanessa Williams. And now she’s expanded her brand to include luxury handbags. Judith Ripka recently launched an exclusive collection of luxury lifestyle handbags with daughter-in-law Allison Ripka, for QVC, and the bags now are available for purchase ...

Louis Vuitton “petite maroquinerie” beautiful creatures by Billie Achilleos

I’m not much of a pet person but I wouldn’t mind having one of these luxury creatures in the house. According to WWD, London-based artist Billie Achilleos was commissioned by luxury house Louis Vuitton to create four “beautiful creatures” by layering pieces of “petite maroquinerie” (French for small leather goods). Achilleos fashioned an iguana, a bear, an aardvark ...

Coach will reissue 5 of its iconic leather handbags this summer

If you like your Coach bags covered in leather, rather than logos, then you’re in luck. According to WWD, Coach is reissuing five of its iconic leather handbags from the seventies, to be sold exclusively on Net-a-porter.com. Starting June 15, you can purchase one of the original Coach utilitarian designs (priced from $298 to $498) – you know, the bags made of thick natural gloved tanned cowhide ...

LPLP Linea Pelle handbags and accessories now available at Target

Coming into its 25th anniversary, Linea Pelle has become known for its classic Italian leather bags that have a huge celebrity following. You’ve seen Linea Pelle bags on the arms celebrities like Lauren Conrad, AnnaLynne McCord and Ashley Tisdale. Now these celeb-coveted bags are affordable and accessible for everyone. more…  Read More →

Katie Holmes newest title is handbag designer of Valextra for Holmes & Yang

We already know Katie Holmes the actress (we’ll always remember her as Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek), wife to Tom Cruise, mother to Suri and even fashion designer (she’s one half of the brand Holmes & Yang). And now she’s adding handbag designer to her list of accomplishments. WWD reports that Katie, along with partner Jeanne Yang, collaborated with Valextra (a fave bag ...
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