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Haute bag of the week: Stella McCartney Braided Faux Leather Clutch

We tend to think that Stella McCartney‘s accessories are just a wee bit overpriced (especially since they’re not made of leather), but we do admit the eco-friendly designer makes some awfully cute stuff. Like this Stella McCartney Braided Faux Leather Clutch. It reminds us of those old 70’s-style chairs we used to sit on at our aunt’s house when we were kids; with its braided, ...

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 ...

Fashion inspiration comes from everywhere: Coach Poppy Oil Slick Boxy Bag

Oil slicks are not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of handbags. And oil and handbags are not the most likely pairs. In fact, we’d advise against getting anything oily near your precious bags, old and new. But it appears that oil was the inspiration for the Coach Poppy Oil Slick Boxy Bag, and surprisingly, somehow it works. This crossbody bag is made of a shiny, slick patent leather ...

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 ...

Daryl K launches bags “women want to wear everyday”

The utilitarian messenger bag is BIG, and Daryl K is the latest designer to create one. The brand, known for casual, contemporary streetwear is officially launching its first accessories for Spring 2011. The line will include two utilitarian leather bags plus two pairs of ankle boots in several types of leather, different colors and in-store special editions. more…  Read More →

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 ...

8 bags that vaguely resemble the Proenza Schouler PS1 Messenger Satchel

Proenza Schouler Medium PS1 Satchel, $1,595 You may have heard all the flack about Target allegedly knocking off Proenza Schouler’s bestselling PS1 Satchel. The Mossimo Messenger and PS1 do look pretty similar in design (but not construction), with a boxy satchel/messenger shape, top handle, triangular flap and decorative buckled straps. But Target’s not the only one selling a messenger-style ...

Trend Guide: 7 Handbag Styles to Shop for Spring

Spring is here and it’s time to update your handbag wardrobe! Wondering which bags to invest in for spring? Check out our Spring handbag guide to see what’s on-trend for the season, and how to wear your new bag: more…  Read More →

Who did it better – Alexander McQueen vs. Pat Field’s Lace Four-finger Knuckle Clutch

When we think of four-fingered knuckle duster clutches, we immediately think of Alexander McQueen. It was one of his brand’s signatures. We were alerted to a hugely similar (and significantly lower-priced) version by Patricia Field. Knowing the style of her in-your-face style and over-the-top brand, a knuckle clutch is right up her alley too. Both clutches feature similar characteristics – ...

Real or faux-real: Rebecca Minkoff’s Unicorn Collection M.A.C. Twinkle bag

We woke up this morning to an email from Rebecca Minkoff announcing her new collection – the Unicorn Collection. Said to be inspired by Rebecca’s ‘favorite mythical creature’, the collection features ‘genuine unicorn haircalf’, spiral horn detail and ‘a touch of magic’. At first we were enthralled! And then we realized it was April Fool’s Day. And ...

10 questions with Fossati Handbags’ Catherine Fossati

Handbag du Jour is always on the hunt for the next big handbag designer and when we stumbled onto Catherine Fossati Healey‘s exquisite creations, we knew we found one! Her limited-edition creations have been seen on red carpets and in publications worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. Fossati bags are the ultimate in luxury, made of handpicked, flawless exotic materials like python and ...

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 ...

Handbag Central, Helena de Natalio, Wardrobe essentials and more on today’s online sales

Shop today’s best online sample & flash sales at Gilt, Gilt City – New York, ideeli, Row Nine, Rue La La, Billion Dollar Babes, Editor’s Closet, Beyond the Rack, HauteLook, Enviius, Gomatta Girls, Lucky Chic, One King’s Lane, Reverse by Revolve, Jetsetter, Gilt Man, Estile, DD Push, The Top Secret, The Skinny, Mintbox, Rent the Runway and more. Just click on the links to sign ...
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