Posts tagged "handbags"

5 Things A Single Woman Should Always Have In Her Bag

Most women carry a pocketbook, a bag, a purse, or whatever they may choose to call it. Aside from the basic necessities, such as a phone, planner, wallet, and an iPod, a single woman requires her own set of must-haves. Being single is all about being independent, enjoying life alone, and, if you’re ready, finding…

Carli Alexa Blau / July 9, 2010

Is Brigitte Bardot’s Handbag Collab With Lancel Slightly Hypocritical?

Oh, dear. Did you know that blond bombshell, French icon, and timeless style muse Brigitte Bardot might not be so picture-perfect in real life? We learned from Wikipedia (via The Paris Blog) that since the ’90s Brigitte has been outspoken against “immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France, and has been fined…

Leonora Epstein / June 11, 2010

Carry Cows On Your Clutch

My go-to clutch for a night out is a black leather Loeffler Randall number with silver pyramid studs. I love the thing, but can’t help feeling that something is missing, you know? Resigned to the fact that I would never find that missing piece, I came to accept my clutch for what it is. Until,…

Lily Q / June 7, 2010

25 Percent Off Vivier’s Summer Line Until Memorial Day!

Gone forever are the days of camp, those golden weeks of summer when you left your school year personality behind, actually had a shot at having a boyfriend, ate s’mores without calorie counting, and even got to play with weapons in archery class. Vivier, one of our favorite indie handbag labels, recaptures all that with…

Leonora Epstein / May 28, 2010

Wear Your Relationship Status With Anya Hindmarch’s “Available” Bag

There are certain clichéd things women can do to tell the world, “I’m single and ready to mingle.” Most involve drastic hair changes and boob-spillage dresses. Of course, there’s also the classic Facebook relationship status change, which can often draw more attention than anything else. A decent middle ground? Anya Hindmarch’s cute tactic: wear the…

Leonora Epstein / May 3, 2010

Rock And Roll On The Cheap

Sure, it’s fun to play with the studded-everything trend that’s going on right now, but it’s hard to justify the crazy price tags attached to most of these items. That’s why we’re vibing on this animal cruelty-free, chained and studded carry-all that’s so right now, because you won’t feel bad when ladylike is back i…

Erin Flaherty / April 15, 2010

Lindsay Lohan + Ed Hardy: A Match Made In Fashion Hell

It sounds like a rumor to me, but numerous blogs and entertainment sites (totally reliable!) are reporting that Lindsay’s next big design project will be a line of handbags for … gulp, Ed Hardy. Last we heard, she was on the outs with Ungaro, but this is really kind of a drastic comedown. From Parisienne…

Erin Flaherty / March 24, 2010

Did Kate Spade Steal The Book-As-Purse Idea?

There’s a big brouhaha going on right now over handbags that resemble books. Kate Spade will sell bags (above left) that look like well-worn novels starting this fall, and according to Salon’s Broadsheet, the preppy apparel company has been called “a big fat copycat” by handbag designer Olympia Le-Tan, whose similar “book bags” (above right)…

Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2010

Check This Out: Scarlett Johansson Designs For Haiti Relief

Scarlett Johansson is the latest celeb to hop on the designs-for-Haiti bandwagon. ScarJo was able to quickly contribute to the cause thanks to her position as a Mango campaign girl and Oxfam ambassador. The result of her efforts: a tote bag design (available Mar. 1) that features an old-fashioned map of Haiti. No need to…

Leonora Epstein / February 3, 2010

Has Your Handbag Lost Weight?

Hey, handbag, lookin’ good. You lose some weight?

If your purse has been looking thinner lately, it’s probably a sign of a growing trend: Glamour reports that a new study finds that women have been downsizing their handbags. According to these findings, bags are now the “lightest they’ve been in seven years, dow…

Leonora Epstein / January 22, 2010

J.Crew Beacon Purse Is The Perfect Bag

Since when did J.Crew start producing awesome handbags that easily rival Coach? We’re all about their offerings at the moment, and have a particular crush on this Beacon bag—the perfect daytime carryall with a price that won’t break the bank. The white and brown color combo adds a preppy touch to the sack, but gold…

Leonora Epstein / January 20, 2010

No Reindeer Were Harmed In The Making Of This Bag

This hand-quilted bag with a faux antler handle would have coordinated perfectly with the outfit Lady Gaga wore on Monday. And it’s the priciest item we’ve ever encountered on Etsy, so it would match the singer’s expensive taste, too. [$600, Etsy]…

Catherine Strawn / December 12, 2009

Costco, A Fashionista’s Dream Shopping Destination?

Costco used to be the ultimate shopping mecca for people who like to stock up on toilet paper, meat, and socks in bulk. But pretty soon the ladies-who-lunch crowd could become the giant retailer’s best customers, now that the cat is out of the Chanel bag. You see, the Costco store in East Harlem, which…

Annika Harris / November 16, 2009

Welcome to Your New Online Shopping Addiction

In today’s busy world, even shopping can sometimes feel like a chore. So why not put those hours spent sitting at a desk in front of a computer to better use? Former Lucky staffer Francine Ballard saw the need and created DesignerSocial.com, which serves as a hub for those who want to sell or swa…

Bianca Posterli / November 8, 2009

Um, No: Teapups Handbags At Barneys

Please tell us these “Teapups” handbags are for children!? We found them while browsing the Barneys website, and while, clearly, these stuffed dog bags seem more like toys than grown-up fashions, we wouldn’t be surprised if Paris Hilton had started this hellish fashion trend. As it so happens, one of the models, a girly Chihuahua…

Leonora Epstein / October 27, 2009

Etsy Find Of The Week: TsuroBride Orwell Clutches

Most of the handbags we own are pretty utilitarian, meaning they blend in with most of our clothes and can hold our everyday essentials: keys, wallet, iPod, phone, lip balm, magazine, camera, apple, and work ID. In short, we lug around our life. So, the few times we get all gussied up, we either have…

Catherine Strawn / October 16, 2009

Are You Prepared For A $7100 Cab Ride?

I’m all about loving New York City. After moving here at age 18 for college and never leaving, I’m still discovering new gems in my city and reasons to be even more obsessed. But when it comes to city attractions like the Empire State Building and taxi cabs, I like to keep them just where…

Bianca Posterli / September 23, 2009

Heads Up: Marc Jacobs Bag Sale Starts At Noon!

You love the man, you love his work. But you can’t always afford the goods because The Man forces you to spend your money on more practical things like rent and food. Marc Jacobs handbags will never be recession-friendly, but Gilt Groupe is once again throwing us worker bees a break and selling a whole…

Erin Flaherty / September 23, 2009

Etienne Aigner Re-Releases Bags From The ’60s And ’70s

Back in the days before Marc Jacobs, Botkier, and Foley + Corinna, the handbag label to carry was Etienne Aigner. The company’s namesake apprenticed for Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga before he started making belts out of his apartment in a single shade of burgundy leather because, as a young designer, he decided it would…

Catherine Strawn / September 17, 2009

Quick Pic: This Vag-Bag Is Great For Fondling

You know how sometimes the leather of your handbag feels so soft that you find yourself stroking it? Well, this handbag not only feels soft, but it will help you practice your masturbation technique — in case you still need help with that. [Fail Blog, 8/6/09]…

Annika Harris / August 10, 2009