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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 ...

Splurge du Jour: L’Wren Scott Large Python Lula shoulder bag

It’s rumored that the ‘It’ bag is over, but we can’t help but think there may be a few still out there. One of which may very well be this shoulder bag – the mauve python Lula by L’Wren Scott. The designer recently made fashion news when Oprah wore one of her custom looks on her finale show, and she also recently launched her line of handbags exclusively at Barneys ...

New Fall/Winter 2011 Miu Miu Matelassé bags – available now!

Of all the Miu Miu handbags that we love (and trust us, there are many), the Miu Miu Matelassé style has to be one of our absolute faves. The unique V-shaped quilted leather and buckled lock closure are just some of the signature details that contribute to our bag lust. Miu Miu has launched several new soft matte nappa and patent matelassé bags in the 2011 Fall/Winter accessories collection. The ...

Haute bag of the week: Chloé Irvine Large Hobo in Ruby

We’re suckers for any leather bag that looks slightly weathered, aged, or distressed and a classic red hobo with a burnished finish along the edges is right up our alley. The Chloé Irvine Large Hobo comes in a brilliant shade of ruby red calfskin leather, with an ombré effect all around. The hobo is of the unusually larger variety, detailed with gold hardware like a weighted chain embellishment ...

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 ...

Haute or not: JOYRICH Cat Studded Waist Pack

There’s something about this JOYRICH Cat Studded Waist Pack in Leopard that’s equally tacky and trendy. Now we’re no fan of fanny packs – they conjure up awful images of the early 90’s when everyone paired them with biker shorts and cut up T-shirts as a ‘look’. But there’s something about this bag that makes us not want to turn away just yet. Perhaps ...

Strange But True: A Chanel bag made from Beef Jerky

Look at what Lady Gaga started. Her MTV Video Music Awards outfit seemed to spark the idea of meat products worn as fashion items, like meat necklaces. I don’t eat beef jerky, let alone want to carry it in handbag form. Nancy Wu, a product design student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, crafted her ‘100% Beef Jerky’ purse, entirely out of – you guessed ...

Haute or not: Marni Medium leather bag

We’ll whip out our credit cards for Marni, virtually anytime. The shoes, the clothes, the accessories – they mostly make us swoon. We have to literally stop ourselves from clicking the ‘Buy’ button on all the Marni goodies we see. But then we saw this Marni bag which stopped us in our virtual tracks. We’re used to the vintage vibe of Marni – think chunky platform heels; ...

Haute bag of the week: Sonia Rykiel Crystal lip-embellished leather bag

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – we love, love love Sonia Rykiel’s cheeky handbags! Our latest love is the Sonia Rykiel Crystal lip-embellished leather bag. We adore the black pebbled leather bag that’s folded like an envelope, with a gathered shoulder handle and silver chain attached. So edgy. But then it gets the signature Sonia Rykiel cutesy treatment, with ...

8 nifty neon bags

We’ve told you over and over again that this is the season of colorblock, but why not kick your color up a few notches? Take your look to the next level with a neon bag. We love the comeback of the 80’s and it’s influence on present-day fashion, and a neon accessory is the perfect way to add an over-the-top pop of color to your look. But caution – these super birght handbags ...

Clutch for a cause: MZW ♥ Japan limited-edition Hamish Pouch

As Japan continues its recovery from the massive earthquake and tsunami, it’s nice to know many are still reaching out to help. New York-based handbag brand MZ Wallace designed the MZW ♥ Japan limited-edition Hamish Pouch ($20), with 100% of proceeds supporting the Japanese Red Cross Earthquake relief efforts. It’s made of natural canvas and features an image of Japan’s flag screen-printed ...

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 →

Yves Saint Laurent launches socially-responsible Muse Two Artisanal Recycled bag

Yves Saint Laurent is not just committed to designing beautiful luxury goods; they’re committed to social responsibility as well. YSL recently announced the launch of its limited edition ‘Muse Two Artisanal Recycled‘ bag, which is available from April, 2011 online at ysl.com in the U.S. and U.K as well as in select flagship Yves Saint Laurent stores. The bags will only be produced ...
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