Monday, June 28, 2010

Hermes special edition Birkin Bag with diamonds

Love the bag but I will not be lured to buying this because I don't have the money to top off its current price of $77,999 on eBay.  Even my credit card shied away upon learning that this bag costs more than 3 million pesos!  This special edition Birkin bag is made of crocodile skin, 5.72 carats of diamonds and 18 carat white gold details.  You can take your breath now ladies.

If you are Victoria or happens to have an alter ego of the same name, you can click on this link and bid away.  Good luck!

Longchamp toile canvas tote

I think when Kate Moss became the image model for Longchamp, their sales has increased tremendously.  Longchamp's designs are actually classic and no fuzz like this pink tote.  It is roomy--you can put a pair of shoe inside.  This tote is made of canvas, leather handle, zipper closure and linen lining.  You can get this at Bloomingdale's for $340.

Lanvin 'Happy MM' shoulder bag

I love this shoulder bag by Lanvin.  I like that it has chains, charms and ribbon to add more flare to the bright red color of the bag.  It is made of leather with turnlock closure.  It is roomy enough to carry your daily essentials.  You can buy this at Barney's for $1,760.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jimmy Choo raffia hobo

If you are planning to take a summer vacation, be sure to carry summer-proper items like this raffia hobo by Jimmy Choo.  Never ever bring a metallic bag to the beach or the pool... it is simply tacky no matter how expensive your bag is (I hope you can read this Paris).  This bag is big enough to carry your travel essentials, like your Kindle, iPod, sunscreen lotion, shades and cellphone.  The handle is made of elaphe snakeskin with a snake hardware detail.  What is best about this is that this is on sale at Neiman Marcus for $653 previously $975.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Judith Leiber clutches are to die for!

I have heard about Judith Leiber clutches so many times, in fact her clutches are almost always the first choice of Hollywood stars for their red carpet appearances.  I think it shouldn't be a topic of argument why her clutches are one of the most expensive in the bunch, here are some proofs:

Unique inspiration: The Animal Kingdom

Humphrey Tortoise minaudiere, fully covered with Austrian crystals.  Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $5,295.

Botswana Zebra minaudiere, fully covered with Austrian crystals.  Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $4,995.

Jinx the Cat minaudiere, fully covered with Austrian crystals.  Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $3,495.

Da Yan Tiger, fully covered with Austrian crystals, available at Bergdorf Goodman for $5,495.

Romeo and Juliet dog minaudiere,  available at Neiman Marcus for $5,795 each.

Nightingale Birdcage clutch, $5,595 at Neiman Marcus.

Trend Alert: Flower applique bags

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Stars like Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfreid and Kate Bosworth are toting the cutest bags with floral applique in Tinseltown and of course I want you to lug along the same style without breaking the bank.  Here are your options:

Asos corsage ruffle across body bag with golden chain link, $33.82.

Big Buddha 'Mia' rose dome satchel, $88 at Dillard's.  This is also available in white and tan.

Steve Madden coral satchel with large floral applique, $118 at Lori's Shoes.

Mary Frances Accessories flower patch clutch with chain link handle, $285 at Endless.

Lulu Townsend satin clutch, $29.95 at DSW.

Big Buddha 'Sasha' clutch, $50 at Piperlime.  This is my favorite of all, I love the sculptural-origami style of the floral design.  It can go from casual to formal attire.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Givenchy embroidered metal chain evening bag

What you are seeing isn't a wig, an alien or a mop head... it is a bag made of embroidered metal chain.  Embroidery plus metal chain plus Givenchy is equals to expensive.  Is my equation correct?  This bag costs $3,670.  If you want to make a buzz, you can buy this at Barneys.

Rafe New York 'Kim' minaudiere

Remember the 'Karolina' clutch by Rafe New York?  Also from the same designer, here is the super cute 'Kim' minaudiere that can fit your date essentials--lipstick, credit card, cash and cellphone.  It has a gold tone chain handle for easy carrying and a push lock closure for easy access of your belongings.  This minaudiere, like the 'Karolina' clutch is made of Tinalak--a fabric that is carefully weaved by the T'boli tribe of South Cotabato in the Philippines.  You can have this at Zappos Couture for $279.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Barneys New York Spiral Box clutch

Do not be confused.  This is really a clutch that looks like a spiral notebook.  It is roomy enough to bring your date night essentials--lipstick, powder, credit card, and cellphone.  This is available only at Barneys and you can also have this in brown for only $795.

Fendi skin handle bag

This Fendi tote in bright yellow competes with the summer sun's brightness.  It is made of calf leather with golden studs, linen inner lining, and zipper closure top.  You can own this for $2,050 at Barneys.

Steal Edition: Fringe Bags

If you are tight on a budget but would really like to stroll around town carrying a fringe bag, here are your best wallet-friendly options.

Linea Pelle 'Vanessa' cross-body with detachable strap, available in four different colors, $250 at Endless.

Hype Handbag 'Ellie' shoulder flap clutch, available in three colors, $120.99 previously $130.00 at Macy's.

Rebecca Minkoff 'Lovespell' rocker clutch with strap, available in three colors, $206.50 to $295 at Endless.

Tory Burch 'Sawla' messenger bag, $350 at Tory Burch.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Marc Jacobs 'Boho' fringe hobo

Many Hollywood stars are running errands, having lunch with friends and walking around town toting large fringe bags, some of them are Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson and Vanessa Hudgens.  If you want to strut their style, your option is this Marc Jacobs 'Boho' fringe hobo... this is a tongue twister.  Anyway, you can get this at Bluefly for $1,516 or less than 20% from its original price of $1,895.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tory Burch wicker tote

Although it is not anymore summer here in the Philippines, I still love the nautical feel of this wicker tote bag by Tory Burch.  This would look great when worn with summer dresses or khaki shorts and button-down shirts with a really cute ballet flats or sandals.  This is also available in purple and yellow and you can buy them at Tory Burch's official website for $195.

Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara Plate' tote

This bag definitely exudes luxe.  For a woman to have a bag like this signifies she has established a very successful career.  The leopard print design is not for the faint of heart.  You can have this bag at Neiman Marcus for $1,290.