Posts tagged "handbags"

Style 911: “Help Me Find The Perfect Slouchy Bag!”

Beejoli needs a bag. Luckily, I sit next to her and am free to help.
By: Megan Reynolds / March 3, 2015

Must Haves: 14 Small Crossbody Bags To Hold All Your Essential Shit

On the somewhat rare occasion that I emerge from my life as a shut-in and go out to, you know, a bar or a party at night, I do everything in my power to bring as little as possible with me. In an ideal world, I would not carry a purse at all, but pocket…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2014

Dior Let Jennifer Lawrence Look Like A Real Human For Her Latest Miss Dior Campaign

Hey, Jennifer Lawrence, WHY YOU SO PRETTY? Jen's latest ad campaign for Dior handbags is a far cry from her previous Miss Dior shoot, which was all kinds of Photoshop-chic. The divine Ms. Lawrence looks naturally lovely in these new photos, with little more than filled-in brows and a sweep of gold eyeshadow.
By: Rachel Krause / September 4, 2013

A Comprehensive Guide To Fall Handbags (All Under $300!)

It's that time of year again. I'm not even going to say it. I will say, however, that we're getting dangerously close to the point where it no longer makes sense to be carrying around tiny, brightly colored messenger bags and dainty clutches. No, my friends, we are officially within reach of carry-all hour. It'…
By: Rachel Krause / August 29, 2013

Jil Sander Is Now Selling A Brown Paper Bag For $290, If That’s Your Thing

It doesn't take much to brainwash me into buying something both exorbitantly expensive and totally unnecessary (see: anything that Anthropologie has ever sold), but I've finally found a ridiculous designer item that I don't feel at all compelled to put in my cart! Meet Jil Sander's glorified brown paper bag. This sartorial innovation, otherwise…
By: Rachel Krause / August 28, 2012

Sorry, Christina Hendricks, Your $23,980 Bag Was A Total Rip-Off

If you were going to spend over $20,000 on a single one-of-a-kind handbag, what would it look like? Would it be frankly not all that great, like the $23,980 Farbod Barsum tote Christina Hendricks is carrying? See, that is the face of buyer's remorse. She's clearly grieving the two Birkins she could have bought…
By: Rachel Krause / August 22, 2012

Piranha Purses Go With Everything

I'm usually drawn to classic bag shapes: the satchel, the tote, the messenger, the piranha. Yep, you read that right. The quilted pirhana is totally a classic in its own right. [$78, ASOS]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 5, 2012

The Essentials: 5 Bags Every Woman Should Own

I love buying handbags, so I often find myself with a huge pile of purses and a lack of uses for them. My friends who aren't so into handbags often try to make one bag work for everything, which means they're cramming their laptop and gym socks into their shoulder bag. Since both ends of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 20, 2012

Do Not Want: A Very Special Special K Snack Bag

I'm not sure where to begin, because this bag is pretty terrible on all counts. The first glaring issue is that it's ugly. So yeah — Australian handbag designer Kirrily Johnston collaborated with Special K (yes, the cereal) to create this purse following the brand's "Handbag Exposé," which found that 79% of women don't carry…
By: Rachel Krause / May 2, 2012

Miu Miu Releases 46 Unique Bags For Fashion Weeks

It's February already? Fashion weeks are fast approaching, that's for sure, and New York is the first up as always, with shows beginning on Thursday. Regretfully, one brand us Manhattanites don't usually hear much from is Miu Miu, which shows in Paris. This year, though, things are different. How different, you ask? Well, we still…
By: Rachel Krause / February 12, 2012

How To Choose The Perfect Purse

A purse is far more than a simple accessory. It is a practical carrying case, a way to express your sense of style, something to play with during awkward moments, and even a weapon in times of trouble. In fact, if I were going to write a post called How To Choose The Perfect Man,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 20, 2011

There’s A 9/11 Handbag

A purse to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks doesn't sound like it should be right. But hear me out on this. Handbag designers Jen and Chris Mascali lost their father, Staten Island firefighter Joe Mascali, on 9/11 and they are donating the wholesale portion of proceed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2011

Nicole Richie Launches House Of Harlow 1960 Handbags

Proving that she'll take her very successful House of Harlow 1960 brand as far as demand will allow, Nicole Richie has added a collection of handbags to her fashion and accessories brand. The handbag line, which includes everything from crocodile clutches to large leather bags, has the bohemian vibe Nicole is known for. The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 3, 2011

How The “It-Bag” Is Made

"The It Bag is a totally marketed bulls**t crap. You make a bag, you put all the components in it that you think could work, you send it out to a couple of celebrities, you get the paparazzi to shoot just when they walk out of their house. You sell that to the cheap tabloids,…
By: Annika Harris / January 5, 2011

Handbag Or Weapon?

This piece by Dafne Balatsos looks more like a Super Mario Brothers weapon or medieval torture device than a handbag. For real—you could do some serious damage with this guy. And we'd bet TSA wouldn't let you near a plane with it. [Trend Hunter]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 29, 2010

Trend Report: Is The Fanny Pack Making A Comeback (Again)?

One of fashion's most despised accessories: the fanny pack. The purse-alternative accessory seems to come and go, sometimes ironically, sometimes in seriousness. It's been a while since we spotted one, but today we came across a Zambos & Siega python print version as well as a Rebecca Minkoff studded model. These pouches seem to…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

Handbag Confessions: What Are You Hiding In There?

I didn't realize that I was exhibiting strange purse behavior until a friend asked me for a piece of gum and when I reached into my my black, leather bucket bag, my hand emerged full of coat buttons. She looked at me like she smelled doo-doo. Yeah. For some reason, I always have all the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2010

Let’s Hope Sofia Coppola’s New Movie Isn’t As Boring As Her Louis Vuitton Line

Sofia Coppola's new film, "Somewhere," is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival next week (sorry if you weren't invited—you'll have to wait for the December release date). We're itching to see it because, no matter the story line, Sofia's work is usually a visual playground of nostalgic places, saccharine candy colors, and…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 26, 2010

The Reason Why Snooki Has Fancier Purses Than You

Snooki may have gotten punched in the face by a gym teacher from Queens, but being a D-list celebrity is not all rough on our girl. Apparently, she gets so many designer purses sent to her for free even Posh Spice is getting jealous. Style writer Simon Doonan warns us something nefarious i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2010

Check Out Tiffany & Company’s Boring $4,800 Handbag

Sorry to be a downer, but we're totally underwhelmed by Tiffany & Company's soon-to-be-released handbags. The iconic jewelry maker is stepping into the handbag market this September with the help of the design duo formerly behind the recently-shuttered bag line Lambertson Truex. The designers, who formerly made incredibly ladylike bags, make total sense for the…
By: Lily Q / July 19, 2010
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