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Fri 01.23

Snow-Proof Bags: Snow Day

Just like people, many bags prefer certain climates to others. I’m not just talking seasonal styles. While some only function happily on the balmiest days of summer, others are made with winter weather in mind – and the messiness that arrives with it.

Wed 12.17

Best Bags to Shop with: Shopper’s Delights

This one’s for all the mall warriors and department store troopers braving the last-minute holiday crowds.

Fri 11.14

Valentino Close-Up Sequin-Embellished Suede Shoulder Bag: Sparks Will Fly

Like pastel and bright hues, butterflies may initially seem better suited to make their first fluttery appearance in the springtime. But also like pastels and brights, they are so much more uplifting as we fall into the cold, dark months of winter.

Tue 11.04
Thakoon Spring 2015 Bag Collection: Personality Driven

Thakoon Spring 2015 Bag Collection: Personality Driven

Thakoon’s Spring ’15 runway show marked his eponymous line’s 10th year anniversary. As one of the most thoughtful designers of our generation, it’s no surprise he has taken his time when it comes to releasing his first full collection of handbags. Consider this latest step a major one.

Fri 10.31
Christopher Raeburn Hare and Polar Bear Shoulder Bags

Christopher Raeburn Hare and Polar Bear Shoulder Bags: Snob or Slob?

Has kitsch gone too far? I think we’ve already established the answer is yes, probably. There is a fine line between animal magnetism (just look at Fendi’s cute yet intelligently abstract Demi Jour Penguin bag and animal madness.

Wed 10.15

Valentino Bird Embroidered Suede Shoulder Bag: What’s Good for the Goose is Good to Gander

We’ve become so accustomed to the spectacular embroidery and detailing showcased on Maria Grazia’s and Pierpaolo’s epic dresses for Valentino, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see similar work on one of their bags. But that doesn’t make taking a gander at this bag any less special…

Mon 09.22
Alexander Wang Chastity Leather and Suede Tote

Alexander Wang Chastity Leather and Suede Tote: A Tote-al Success

Love! This is an Alexander Wang bag I can get behind wholeheartedly: sophisticated, cool, functional, and gimmick-free. A gorgeous toned-down tote to carry every day? I’m all in.

Wed 08.13
Pierre Hardy Leather, Suede, and Calf-Hair Clutches

Pierre Hardy Leather, Suede, and Calf-Hair Clutches: Eyes on the Prize

Following up on our discussion on Pierre Hardy’s attention-seeking shoe, the art-inspired designer has now unleashed another eyeful on us. Think of this embellished clutch as the second installment in his cheeky nod to Pop and graphic art, as well as fashion’s recent romance with all things overtly silly.

Tue 07.29
Chloé Medium Drew Suede & Leather Shoulder Bag

Chloé Drew Suede & Leather Shoulder Bag: Off the Chain

This is one of my favorite bags from Chloé, and given how many gorgeous contenders there are, that’s no small statement!