As much as I enjoy the heart palpitations that come with Barneys’ biannual warehouse sale, I have to say the sale prices right now are so hard to beat, you would be crazy to wait. And the bags? Even better! Many of my most beloved designers are here, in some of the year’s winning styles. An occasion that’s not to be missed, whether you have a bag snob on your holiday list you still need to grab a gift for or if you’ve been so good this year, you know you deserve to buy yourself a present or two. Even if you’ve been a little naughty, at these discounts, you can still treat yourself, guilt-free!
1) Derek Lam Suede Anthea Satchel, for $699 (from
$1,790): A modern classic, Derek Lam’s ram’s head hardware will never grow tired, and in delicious plum suede, this is a winter delight. Use it day after day and let it wear in nicely.
2) Lanvin Miss Sartorial Flap Pochette, for $759 (from
$1,890): I love the fact that Lanvin has gone sleek and chic this season. With a dash of golden hardware and several precision-perfect stitches, their grained-leather pochette is right on.
3) Valextra Capri Tote, for $379 (from
$950): Right in time for a warm-weather getaway, Valextra’s deeply elegant tote of navy leather and creamy jute cotton will take you from the plane to the beach with understated sophistication. And I adore the inclusion of a matching pouch!
4) Alexander Wang Dimanche Satchel, for $519 (from
$1,295): This fall, Alex Wang showed signs of maturity by taking many of his satchel styles from slouchy to structured. With a detachable shoulder strap, this one is business-casual, so you will happily take it from the office to the street.
5) L’Wren Scott Large Lula, for $1,079 (from
$2,700): L’Wren’s lovely Lula is a ladylike carryall made with satin-soft calf leather and attention to tailored detail. A slick frame-top makes this purple top-handle extra femme.