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Devi Kroell debuts Dax Gabler Fall 2011 line at New York Fashion Week #NYFW

I can recall the first time I spotted Devi Kroell‘s luxury exotic handbags in a magazine feature. It profiled the new designer, and her unique technique of spraying the undersides of python skins on her highly coveted handbags in the Devi Kroell collection. While she has since moved on from the company that bears her name (she sold Devi Kroell in 2010) and won her the prestigious CFDA Swarovski ...

One to watch: Nyla Noor – eco-friendly, New York-made handbags

New York City is full of ‘New York-based designers’. However, most of these designers’ bags are made somewhere else. So it was refreshing to happen upon Nyla Noor – a truly New York, made-by-hand, handbag line. Last night I attended the Nyla Noor press preview and chatted with the designers, sisters Saifra and Romaana Zia, about their stunning eco-friendly collection. These ...

The Bag Coalition – Fall 2010 handbags + giveaways!

Handbag Report is hosting an exclusive Onna Ehrlich giveaway Senora Cartera features the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection: Back To Basics Handbag du Jour reviews fifties-inspired Fall 2010 bags by Louis Vuitton  Read More →

First look: Alexander Wang’s spring bags on shopbop

Alexander Wang‘s spring bags have just debuted on shopbop.com and we can’t wait to get our hands on the entire collection. But the true standout is the Alexander Wang Darla Pyramid Clutch. If you loved the Alexander Wang Coco Duffel and adore clutches, this bag is the best of both worlds. Made of the same black pebbled leather found on most of Wang’s bags, this clutch is pyramid ...

Handbag Report features Hayden Harnett’s new fall bags

Staci, our friend at Handbag Report shares our love for haute handbags, and our bag lust for Brooklyn-based  design duo Hayden Harnett (I’m currently carrying and loving their Havana large hobo). Handbag Report previews the fall collection at HH which is to die for – classic shapes, edgy, modern pieces, geometric hardware in totemic patterns and more. To answer the question: which is ...
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Handbag du Jour interviews handbag designer Joanna Maxham + a giveaway!

In the ever-growing field of handbag design, it’s always nice to come across a fresh collection full of classic, wearable pieces that don’t follow trends, but instead, allow you to set your own. I first had the opportunity to preview some of Joanna Maxham‘s Fall 2009 collection while judging a recent “Rock the Look” fashion event held at Shoegasm. (That’s me pictured ...

Bag review: Kooba Alex tote

I’ve loved Kooba handbags pretty much since their inception, so when I received the Kooba Alex tote from the Fall 09/10 collection, I was thrilled! My chat with Kooba designer and creative director Abbe Held is soon to come, but for now I’ll tell you all you need to know about this must-have bag! I received the aubergine (plum) color – the bag also comes in black and cognac. The ...
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Camenae’s Fashionable & (Truly) Functional Leather Bags

Most handbag lines boast ‘fashion’ and ‘fucntion’ but one line I recently discovered actually lives up to its claims. Camenae is a line of Italian leather handbags with innovative interchangeable straps. Camenae’s signature is a ‘3-part C-lock’ system – a two-part lock with a key that allows you to change your strap to fit your body, your handbag, your ...
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