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Haute bag of the week: Alexander Wang Small Emile Tote

We love Alexander Wang for all of the edgy, downtown-girl stuff that he designs. And we love this bag even more because it brings to mind another designing Alexander we loved – McQueen. This Alexander Wang Small Emile Tote feels like the two collaborated on it and designed it together – even though we know it’s not possible, but it just has that feel. It brings to mind a cross between ...

Coach unveils high-end accessory line: The Legacy Collection

Have you heard – Coach is unveiling a new, unisex accessory collection? The dual-gender, luxury line is called The Legacy Collection, “a 360-degree lifestyle concept that includes an expansive selection of classic handbags with modern touches, vibrant small leather goods, funky shoes, hats, jewelry, eyewear and outerwear for fall and winter.” It’s inspired by the Coach heritage ...

Haute bag of the week: kate spade new york “eat cake for breakfast” terry tote

If there were ever a mantra we would stand behind, it would be this one: “Eat Cake for Breakfast”. The tongue-in-cheek phrase is emblazoned on Kate Spade’s Spring line of accessories, including an iPad case, a cosmetics pouch and this colorblock tote! more…  Read More →

The bag that gives back: Rachel Roy’s ‘Kindness is Always Fashionable’ Ghana Clutch

We’ve always loved Rachel Roy‘s commitment to empowering women and giving back to those in need. Through her “Kindness is Always Fashionable” platform, she previously created a celebrity-signed tote to raise funds to benefit the children of Pakistan, and then the  Japan Tote to help raise funds for tsunami victims. The newest item in her philanthropic handbag line is the Ghana ...

MARNI Foulard Spring/Summer 2012 collection

If we had to choose one designer’s clothes to live in for the rest of our life, it’d be Marni. The retro colors and prints make us swoon time and time again and we’d be happy to be swathed in Marni garments and accessories forever! Added to our ‘want’ list is practically every item in the Marni Foulard Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Marni first debuted Foulard last year. ...

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 ...

Handbag cookies and cookie jars for the holidays!

The holiday season always gets me in the spirit of eating – treats, to be specific. So for the handbag and treat lover in me (and you too), check out these cute gift ideas – handbag cookies and cookie jars! For the luxury treat lover, try these Chanel Handbag/Purse Favors made by Flourpotcookies.com. They’re sugar cookies topped with pink, white and tan colored ‘quilted’ ...

Haute bag of the week: Rebecca Minkoff Getaway Clutch

This is the time of year when evening bags start making their grand appearances, and we love to see all the new twists on old classics. If you’re looking for an evening bag with an interesting design, the Rebecca Minkoff Getaway Clutch does not disappoint. This cowhide leather bag takes the classic flap bag/shoulder bag style and mixes it up with ostrich stamped ‘figure 8’s’ ...

Capsule by Joy Gryson bags are now at Saks!

We first came to know Joy Gryson’s handbags through her first designer label, Gryson, then her edgy diffusion line Olivia Harris. We told you earlier this year that she was also set to launch a luxury evening collection, Capsule by Joy Gryson. Well the bags are finally here! (Well, at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, anyway). The high-end bags were designed because Gryson wanted a modern alternative ...

Haute bag of the week: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel

It’s only natural that during the fall and winter, we tend to gravitate toward neutral or darker hued bags. But I’m all for a pop of color as a little pick-me-up to shine through grey days. And this 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel is just the bag to do it. This glossy pistachio green bag is made of a beautiful croc-embossed cowhide leather. It also has a cool shape, with zip gussets ...

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 ...

Candy-coated: kate spade new york Chacha Chocolate Clutch

Like many women, two of my favorite things are handbags and chocolate. So it was only right that a designer would merge the two into a sweet piece of arm candy! A unique take on the evening bag, kate spade new york‘s Chacha Chocolate Clutch is a candy coated bag lovers delight! The bag resembles a chic chocolate bar, with a diagonally striped and 14-karat light gold plated ‘wrapper’ ...

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 ...

Five pink designer bags to buy in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month

So you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and of course there are many ways you can support the cause. Since we’re into handbags, and you are too, we’ve rounded up five pink bags that also give back! We’ve got a pick from Coach who, during the month of October, is donating 20% from the purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)®. The BCRF is dedicated ...

Haute or not: Marc Jacobs Spotted Teddies shearling hobo bag

What’s up with all these strange furry bags this season? We recently showed you the Louis Vuitton Pulsion Lockit in sheepskin that looked like leftovers from a stuffed animal factory, and recently we came across this Marc Jacobs Spotted Teddies shearling hobo bag that also looks like a toy gone wrong. MJ is the Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton, so it makes sense that this similar hideousness ...
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