Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dooney & Bourke 'Shadow DB' slouch bag

This is one of my favorite bags.  It is roomy and perfect in the office and when I go out on a shopping spree.  I had this about two years ago and I still have this although I seldom use it now.  My older sister has been wanting to have this, so being a good sister that I am, instead of giving this to her, I will buy her a new one as my gift for her on her birthday on August 5.  Shhh.... keep it a secret.

This is available at Macy's for $195.

Rafe New York 'Isla' large studded tote

Biker 'tude.  This heavily studded tote from Rafe New York is nothing but.  It is funky, chic and ready to take on a journey of a woman's busy and complicated life.  You can get this at Endless for $475.  This is also available in black and beige.

Fendi woven suede and snakeskin tote

The texture of this huge tote is so cool.  The woven suede is so luxurious and the snakeskin added more character to it.  This is the kind of bag the Hollywood it stars would bring if they will have a coffee at Starbucks or walk around the park with their beau.

This is available at Bluefly for $2,664 or 20% off from its original price of $3,330.

Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Pretty Nylon' tote bag

Minnie, is this yours?  I remember pretty well when I was just a little girl, I would ask my mom to buy me stuffs with Minnie Mouse on it--from pencils to shoes to clothes.  I think every girl goes through that stage where they think toting around a Disney character meant a really good fashion sense.  This bag, it is bright red and with black polka dots is something a woman of age who still has the little girl's penchant for anything Disney can lug around without looking goofy.  You can buy this at Nordstrom for $198.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Trend Alert: Exotic textures and prints

Big names in the bag business agree that the current trend is exotic textures and prints.  If you have bags that can be classified as such, get them out of your closet.  I have found really interesting bags that will fit any budget.  Take a look.

For the Fat Wallet ($1,000 - up)
Carlos Falchi hobo made of python and crocodile skin.  This is also available in brick color and you can buy this at Neiman Marcus for $2,795.

Christian Louboutin pony hair satchel in leopard print, chain trim and patent leather handle.  This sells for $3,495 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Wear this with a simple shift dress and killer heels of the same brand.

Be & D 'Herlihy' whipstitch satchel, sells for $1,150 at Nordstrom.

For the Not-So-Fat Wallet ($500 - $999)
 Diane Von Furstenberg 'Stephanie' woven leather shoulder bag, $600 at Net-A-Porter.  This is perfect for evening night outs.

This Prada white cut-out shoulder bag is made of 100% saffiano leather.  It also comes with a white purse that can also be used as a shoulder bag.  You can get this at Farfetch for $991.  This bag is perfect for summer.

Michael by Michael Kors 'Hamilton' embossed python tote, $528 at My Wardrobe.

For the Slim Wallet ($100 to $499)
 Moscow Blue pebble leather satchel (also available in brown), sells for $278 at Lord & Taylor.

This cross-body bag by Timmy Woods is made of wood and was imported from the Philippines, you can have it at Endless for $241.50 previously $345. BEST BUY!

Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Catty Q' cross-body bag, $202.19 at My Theresa.

For the Underweight Wallet (below $100)
Aldo 'Muehlman' leopard print satchel, $58.

Nordstrom cornhusk straw tote, $57.90 previously $88.  This is also available in turquoise.

Talbots zebra print tote with bamboo handle to add more exotic flare.  You can get this for $66.49. BEST BUY!

Marc Jacobs 'Wrath' studded shoulder bag

Perhaps Marc Jacobs' inspiration when he designed this studded bag is the actual meaning of wrath.  By definition, wrath is severe anger or fury.  Well, the bag actually seems to have a lot of angst.  You can have this at Bluefly for $3, 280... hefty price tag, and it is already the discounted price!