Nobody understands the importance of showmanship as well as Karl Lagerfeld. For Fall 2014, he took us to market, and the once-in-a-lifetime Chanel Shopping Center experience was one that left all attendees reeling. Strolling into the Costco-sized big-box market made for a surreal moment, one that made me wonder to myself (and I was not alone!), “Where am I?”
Of all the kitschy bags I have seen in my life, this collection is the most wearable (pun fully intended). If you can get away with carrying a Bible, milk carton, or Frosty the Snowman around as a bag (extra points for maintaining a straight face in the process), why not your favorite jacket?
Ladies, we have a winner. This is the most sophisticated backpack I’ve seen yet. Just a few weeks ago, I was captivated by The Row’s pairing of canvas and ostrich skin, but their luxurious creation just got trumped. By a simple concoction of all-black leather, no less.
Need a last-minute holiday gift idea? These Adopted cushion wrap iPhone 5/5S cases are perfect for all the Bag Snobs in your life! After all, it’s no secret we love quilting (see: Chanel), and with nine color options, they make for easy stocking stuffers. Not only will their cells be protected by bright upholstery, but also by metallized frames hiding beneath the quilting.
My love of the biker jacket is no secret, but this season it’s gone full throttle with equally sharp biker bags. Quilting, hardcore hardware, zippers, studs – everything you expect from your favorite leather jacket compacted conveniently onto a tough girl carryall.
Thanks to all who came to the Rag & Bone Family Fun Day I hosted at Highland Park Village this weekend! Dallas’ finest families came out in full force, kids made bags for their moms and we all danced to tunes spun by Jane of Sea of Shoes.
There were a lot of great contenders, but the snob votes are in and we pronounce Alexander McQueen’s Heroine mini the “it” mini bag this fall. Heroine’s miniaturized structured shape has been seen on the likes of Zoe Saldana and Sienna Miller who chose to wear them crossbody.
Some bags come and go as blips on our fashion radars, but a Chanel flap bag will always be in style and our generous friends at Vaunte want you to have one! They’re sponsoring the giveaway of a vintage classic flap bag in petal pink caviar leather (the retail value is $4,400).