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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] Keep reading »

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 add an edge to the style, making the look a bit more luxe, rocker-esque, and bad-ass. Think we can expect to see the fanny pack return as a winter trend? Would you be ready to saddle up with one? [Shopbop, Kitson] Keep reading »

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 buttons that have fallen off my coats looming around in there. I don’t sew them back on (I don’t even know how to), I don’t throw them away. They just remain forever and always in my purse. I even transfer them when I change purses. I have no idea why. Also, I make crazy person notes to myself on receipts and keep them in my wallet. They are barely legible so I don’t even know why I bother. I can’t be the only one with weird crap in my purse. I asked Frisky staffers what they were hiding in their handbags. How about you? Fess up. What have you got in there? Keep reading »

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 compelling landscapes. We’re surprised, however, to see a new example from her decidedly un-creative work with Louis Vuitton. Keep reading »

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 is afoot, though. “Allegedly, the anxious folks at these various luxury houses are all aggressively gifting our gal Snookums with free bags. No surprise, right?” Doonan wrote. “But here’s the shocker: They are not sending her their own bags. They are sending her each other’s bags! Competitors’ bags! Call it what you will — ‘preemptive product placement’? ‘unbranding’? — either way, it’s brilliant, and it makes total sense.” I guess nothing warms a cold fashionista heart more than seeing a girl who just got arrested for public drunkenness during the daytime carry the competition’s wares on her arm as she trots out of the slammer. Still, that is so mean. [New York Observer] Keep reading »

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 brand, but the prices don’t. Tiffany & Co. is, of course, an expensive brand, but while that may be understandable for their jewelry, there are plenty of bags we’d rather spend thousands of dollars on if we could! Charmed though we are by the promise of a classic Tiffany blue lining and the Holly clutch (named, we assume, after Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast At Tiffany’s), the bags just don’t pack enough bang for all that buck. [The Bag Snob] Keep reading »

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