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I see London, I see France, I see…Jalan Sahba’s Ophelia bag

Our latest ‘Fashion Inspiration Comes From Everywhere‘ find is this interestingly-shaped ‘Ophelia’ clutch by designer Jalan Sahba. The website desribes it as “an iconic silhouette that exudes a sense of restrained luxury.” Hmm…ok. I will restrain myself and refrain from commenting on what it reminded me of at first glance, because maybe I’ve got a different ...

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 ...

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 ...

Splurge du Jour: VBH Animal-Print Brera Tote

VBH has come a long way from its simple yet chic envelope clutches. The handbag line created by V. (Vernon) Bruce Hoeksema, former president of Valentino, debuted back in 2000 in multiple hues and variations of leather, python, eelskin and other exotic materials. The brand later entered into big bag territory and the results were just as stunning. Our splurge of the day is this VBH Animal-Print Brera ...

Sample sale alert: Judith Leiber luxury bags marked down 70% off

No matter if it’s wedding season, holiday party season, a red carpet event or just a regular girl’s night out, every women needs a chic evening bag. And Judith Leiber, the evening bag queen, will be holding a sample sale next month. If you’ve been wanting to splurge on one of Leiber’s luxury creations, here’s your chance! Crystal-covered minaudieres, exotic-skin handbags, ...

Introducing Emily Cho – a stunning new line of clutch bags!

When you get a pitch that reads “Not your typical handbag!”, your expectations are pretty high. Skeptical, I opened the email to view some of the most stunning line of clutch bags I’ve ever seen! The brand is Emily Cho, designed by Emily Gellis and SJ Cho who worked together at the same contemporary clothing line in 2009. Combining their skills (fashion buying, painting, pattern ...

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 ...

Capsule by Joy Gryson luxury handbag line to launch this Fall

While other designers are busy launching lower-priced diffusion lines, WWD reports that Joy Gryson is luxe-ing up. She already has two wildly successful handbag lines, Gryson and Olivia Harris, and now she’s adding a third – the high-end “Capsule by Joy Gryson“. The brand is set to launch this fall and will include eight styles, including frame bags, chain-strap bags and clutches, ...

Luxury redefined: the Reed Krakoff handbag collection

From the man who re-established Coach as a major player in the accessories market comes a mature collection of stunning handbags. Reed Krakoff is Coach’s Creative Director but his namesake line is full of pieces that will have you whipping out your credit cards mercilessly. You can see clear similarities in his line and some of the Coach pieces but while Coach is for multi-generational women ...

Stuart Weitzman’s 2011 spring/summer collection handbags are made of nanai salmon leather

We’re quite familiar with the bevy of materials used to make exotic handbags, including crocodile, caiman, python, watersnake, ostrich and eelskin. But salmon? It never entered our minds. But innovative shoe designer Stuart Weitzman has incorporated the fish skin into four handbag models for his 2011 spring/summer collection. more…  Read More →

‘What’s In Store’ at Bergdorf Goodman: handbags from the Nancy Gonzalez Heritage Collection

We know and love Bergdorf Goodman for being one of Manhattan’s luxury retailers and this Thursday, April 8, they’re giving you the chance to meet one of our favorite luxury handbag designers. Santiago Gonzalez, son of Nancy Gonzalez, maker of a line of exotic crocodile handbags, will be on hand at Bergdorf’s to present the Nancy Gonzalez Heritage Collection. more…  Read More →

The Sang A. Hand-Painted Eel River Tote makes a strong statement

If you’re going to invest in a statement bag, then it better make a strong statement. And the Sang A. Hand-Painted Eel River Tote bag certainly does. This bag is uber-haute, and there’s several reasons why. First, it is the roomy Sang A. River tote silhouette which, in itself, is a pretty great bag with its large shape, long double rolled handles and signature rectangular gold zipper pull. ...

Haute designer: Alexis Fallah

Are you a sucker for a pretty bag? We are. Reviewing purses on a daily basis can get a bit routine at times but every now and then there’s a fresh new designer with a bevy of beautiful bags that grab our attention. Alexis Fallah is one of them. She makes pretty – no, gorgeous – Italian leather and exotic skin handbags. This West African-born/Oregon-bred designer uses only Italian ...

Haute bag of the week: Beirn Jenna Hobo

You might be one of those gals who loves exotic bags but balks at those exorbitant luxury price tags. Well the Beirn Jenna Hobo is what we call an affordable little luxury (priced at $335). The Jenna, which made it’s debut in the Sex and the City movie more…  Read More →

Mark your calendars for the Ted Rossi NYC Sample Sale

If you’re a New Yorker, chances are you know Ted Rossi designs. Even if you’re not a New Yorker, you’ve probably seen his designs on the arms of celebrities like Eva Longoria, Hillary Duff, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge, Ashlee Simpson and Fergie more…  Read More →
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