It¡¯s that time again, friends and purse fans! Each week we bring you some of the best reveals and conversations on the PurseForum, our favorite place to talk about fashion and whatever else strikes our fancy.
Sometimes a sale comes along that¡¯s so good that we have a hard time believing it ourselves, and today, dear readers, is one of those wonderful days. The Barneys Warehouse Best Sale Ever somehow lives up to its name with up to an extra 50% off the site¡¯s already very competitive prices on great brands like Givenchy, Chlo¨¦ and Proenza Schouler.
We¡¯ve taken the liberty of assembling ten of our favorite sale finds below, but you¡¯re going to want to check out the full thing. Think of this as a jumping-off point for your weekend shopping excursion. Hurry, though¨Cthis deal expires on November 23.
In spite of the fact that it¡¯s yet to get genuinely cold in NYC and it therefore does not feel like the holidays quite yet, we are exactly one week out from Black Friday 2015. If you¡¯re a longtime PurseBlog reader, you already know what that means around here: bag-centric coverage of the Internet¡¯s best designer deals so you guys know you¡¯re nabbing the best purses at the best prices.
In just one week it will be the beginning of the biggest shopping season of the year (and the single most important day in American retail, but, like, no pressure), but now, things are a bit quiet on the shopping front. That doesn¡¯t mean there aren¡¯t exceptional bag deals to be had, though¨Cit just means we had to dig a little, and that¡¯s exactly what we did. Below, check out the fruits of our labors.
Although sale season doesn¡¯t get its official start until next week, our friends at yoox.com have a little something special that you can enjoy right now. Through November 21, you can take an extra 15% off the site¡¯s vast sale selection, no code required. On top of that, all orders from the site will ship free through November 22, so that¡¯s even more savings to factor in. Yoox.com¡¯s prices are already fantastic, and this gives you an opportunity to get as much as 55% off!
Every fall, without fail, we look forward to the rich textures and warm hues the cold weather brings to our wardrobes. We already showed you some of our favorite burgundy bags to covet this season (and, might I add, we¡¯re still swooning), but handbags aren¡¯t the only way to showcase this gorgeous shade.
As you¡¯ve probably noticed (you¡¯re observant!), premier designer brands price the majority of their handbags between $1,500 and $3,000, and a select few even manage to exceed that average range for everyday leather pieces. Those are the bags we most often cover because they¡¯re usually the pieces with the most interesting details and variations, and because of that, they generate the lion¡¯s share of the consumer interest.
When we started PurseBlog and PurseForum over ten years ago, the very first designer we met was Rebecca Minkoff. At the time, Rebecca and her team were working out of an apartment below her own place, and the tiny NYC office was filled with boxes and bags from end to end.
Here's an extremely excited Behati Prinsloo, greeting the paps in NYC. She's carrying a black leather Balenciaga Cable Bag. I've probably pointed this out before, but I don't love this Balenciaga style, mainly because at first glance, it's easily mistaken for a shopping bag. Your mileage may vary.
One of the trickiest winter beauty problems I¡¯ve ever encountered is how to keep my lips from turning dry and chapped in the harsh Northeastern weather. It¡¯s a problem I never had when I lived in more humid climates, and over the past four winters, I¡¯ve gone through a lot of trial and error in how to fix it.
Waltzing into a boutique or pulling up your favorite retailer¡¯s website and buying a new bag at full price is great (trust us, we love it), but it¡¯s not the only way. For the huge number of consumers who want to find a good deal, search down a bag they missed in seasons past or find a way to access designs that may not otherwise be readily available to them in their hometowns or online, a new cottage industry has sprung up: designer bag resale sites.
From the moment Stuart Vevers took the helm at Coach as the new creative director, there was an immediate impact. I¡¯ve loved seeing the changes take place and Stuart has revamped the brand and brought a freshness that was needed.
You can¡¯t really blame us for concentrating almost entirely on women¡¯s bags; they have, for PurseBlog¡¯s entire existence, been much more aesthetically interesting than those made for men. The male-focused accessories market is starting to expand a bit, though, and it¡¯s a great time to be a man in the market for a new bag.
Reese Witherspoon was recently spotted out and about in Santa Monica with her latest handbag acquisition from Salvatore Ferragamo. Reese's love of the Fiamma is well-documented; she owns at least three of them, and this black leather version is her newest. We love the Fiamma, but I'd still love to ask: Why this bag, Reese? Why this bag, out of all bags?
We brought you an in-depth look at Chanel¡¯s Cruise 2016 handbag lookbook last week, but when we got to poking around the brand¡¯s website, we realized that wasn¡¯t the full story. The number of small leather goods, including the popular Wallet on Chain (WOC) bags, the brand includes in the seasonal spotlight fluctuates with each collection, and this time, there were quite a few pieces well worth some attention.
We so rarely get to feature dudes in these celeb round-ups, and when we do feature a men, it¡¯s usually Rich Kid EJ Johnson, flaunting his ridiculously high-end handbag collection. (We get it, EJ. You have great taste in bags.) In recent days, however, we¡¯ve seen several celeb dudes stepping out with the ladies in their lives (and their handbags), or simply using giant designer bags to ferry their personal effects through LAX.
First Chanel moved into online sales with its sunglasses, and following in its footsteps is Dior, one of the last premier-luxury brands to hold out on e-commerce. In a world where shopping online has become many consumers¡¯ preferred method, it was only a matter of time before Dior took the plunge.