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eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – October 29

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – October 29

Our last eBay Roundup for the month of October is a great one. We have a surprising Fendi 2Jours, a smart little vintage Gucci shoulder bag, a Prada shopper just in time for shopping season and so much more. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

12 Bags to Finish Your Halloween Costume Perfectly

12 Bags to Finish Your Halloween Costume Perfectly

We can turn almost any occasion into an excuse to shop for handbags, and Halloween isn’t even a particular challenge. We already found more than a dozen bags that are just straight-up creepy no matter the context, and today we’re back with another 12 that fit particularly well with particular costumes. Is it an objectively smart idea to spend a couple thousand bucks on a bag for your costume? No, but personally, I’ve rarely let that stop me from doing anything I wanted to do, for better or for worse.

ELLE Magazine Posed Fall’s Best Accessories with an Adorable Piglet

ELLE Magazine Posed Fall’s Best Accessories with an Adorable Piglet

We found out a couple of weeks ago just how fond you guys are of combining your loves of pets and bags, and as it turns out, the staff at ELLE is right there with you. Recently, the magazine styled an otherwise straightforward array of Fall 2014′s most compelling accessories with two utterly adorable piglets. Somehow, the little critters make their photo costars seem even more glam than a human model would.

We’ve picked out a couple of our favorites below, but you can see the rest of the Danielle Prescod-styled, Katie Friedman-lensed photos at Elle.com.

Color Story: 15 Bags in Lovely Winter White

Color Story: 15 Bags in Lovely Winter White

By now, everyone knows it’s totally acceptable to wear white any time of year, no matter the date’s position relative to Labor Day. Today, I’m here to tell you why you should and offer some handbags in support of my point of view.

A woman with a white bag looks innately luxurious in the same way that a woman carrying a clutch looks luxurious; because it’s a less practical choice than some of the other available options, that woman’s life must have an ease to it that’s not available to everyone. That impression isn’t always in sync with reality, of course, but it’s an undeniably elegant look to those who put in a little extra effort to pull it off.

Below, we’ve picked more than a dozen of our favorites, from functional totes to fuzzy fur clutches. They’re worth the slight inconvenience, especially in the doldrums of winter greys and navys. Remember, though–never rub your white bag against blue denim.

5 senses

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01 Yazbukey Eyes earring

02Opening Ceremony x Spring breakers Mask
Fendi Monster key chain in Red
Fendi Monster key chain in Pale Pink
Linda Farrow with Jeremy Scott Hands sunglasses
Asos Halloween Lips Clutch Bag

03 Di$count Univer$e Hands-off Tee
Kenzo Eye sweater
Anya Hindmarch Mickey Mouse hand textured-leather adhesive sticker
Redken Clear Moisture Lotion
Redken Body full Volume Mousse

04 Chiara Ferragni Collection Flirting slipons

05Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch in Gold Glitter
THE WHITEPEPPER Halloween Eye Clutch Bag
Au Jour Le Jour Black Skirt
Au Jour le Jour Pink Skirt

06Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

Fendi’s Monster Peekaboo is Back for Another Season of Staring

Fendi’s Monster Peekaboo is Back for Another Season of Staring

When the first version of the Fendi Buggie Peekaboo made its debut last season, it sold out in a matter of hours and wasn’t replenished after it was gone. If you’ve been irritated with yourself for not snagging one ever since, you’re in luck: a Fall 2014 version of the bag is now available!

For the low, low, value price of $5,300, you can now intimidate men at your office and random passersby with a bag that looks like it contains a bird waiting to peck their eyes out, which is as hearty an endorsement of a bag as I can imagine myself ever giving. Peekaboos can be wildly expensive, but not all of them makes people think twice before bothering you. This one provides that extra bang for your buck.

Pick up your own aggressive handbag for $5,300 via Net-a-Porter.

15 Creepy Handbags for Halloween and Beyond

15 Creepy Handbags for Halloween and Beyond

Kitsch, quirk and extreme literalness are accessories trends that have survived through multiple seasons and only seem to be gaining steam among both designers and consumers. Mostly these ideas manifest themselves in things that are charming or nostalgic, but it’s a very fine line to cross between a cute and cartoonish Fendi Bag Bug and, well, the bags below. They all feel at least a little odd to me in some way, from disembodied, reaching hands to a stuffed bear bag that looks like it would sneak into bed with you in the middle of the night. They’re all sure to turn heads, but the attention you get may not be exactly the kind you were looking for.

Fendi’s Delightful, Bird-Themes Resort 2015 Bags Now Available for Pre-Order

Fendi’s Delightful, Bird-Themes Resort 2015 Bags Now Available for Pre-Order

It’d be difficult to argue that Fendi isn’t absolutely hitting it out of the park right now when it comes to handbags, and now that the brand’s Resort 2015 offerings are starting to trickle into stores, it looks like the brand’s streak shall continue. (It’s already got Spring 2015 locked up, too.) Pre-orders for Fendi’s next round of bags are up at Saks, and the collection includes a bunch of the brand’s most popular shapes in the colorblocked, multi-textured embellished with bird motifs.

Birds, like monsters, make an easy target for Fendi’s particular brand of literal luxury, and in these bags, embroidery, jewels and fur, in addition to multiple textures of leather, create the animals, both on the bags themselves and beyond their traditional bounds.

The Peekaboos are far and away the most expensive of these bags, with Demi-Jours and Petite 2Jours coming in at slightly less painful price point. All are slated for delivery sometime in December. Check out our favorites below or head to Saks to shop the site’s full edit.

Vintage Dior

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Paris as a background, wearing a Dior vintage dress and the new iconic Fendi sandals.

Parigi come sfondo, indossando un abito vintage di Dior e i nuovi iconici sandali di Fendi.

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FENDI SANDALS (ss 2015)
DIOR VINTAGE DRESS (from Vintage Delirium)
LOUIS VUITTON EARRINGS
MONTBLANC WATCH

Photos by Andrew Arthur

PurseBlog Asks: What are the New It Bags?

PurseBlog Asks: What are the New It Bags?

Creating an It Bag requires a little bit of alchemy. Designers can follow all of the correct design steps, put all their marketing dollars behind a design, cast the perfect It Girl for the campaign and still fall well short of handbag hysteria. With that in mind, who are all those variables coming together for right now?

Céline’s Luggage Tote was the last industry-shifting It Bag; the kind of phenomenon that doesn’t come around every season or even every year. Céline’s Trapeze was a strong follow-up, but like all the pretty, popular Chloé bags that came after the Paddington, it never inspired quite the devotion of the original. It’ll probably be a while before the industry manages to produce the perfect bag at the perfect time again, but in the meantime, here are three bags that are competing for the title.

By your definition, what’s the biggest It Bag in the industry right now?

A Look Into the Life of the Fendi Karlito

A Look Into the Life of the Fendi Karlito

When I saw Karlito being carried ever so perfectly down the runway by Cara Delevingne, I knew I had to have him. At first I was told the kitschy bag charm wasn’t intended for product, but with many others like me pining for our very own Karlitos, Fendi decided to make the little guy after all.

Then came trying to track one down, which was hard because all of NYC was sold out and the waitlists were long. Since I knew I was moving down to Florida, I called up the Bal Harbour Fendi boutique and ended up talking to the manager, who was lovely and told me they weren’t sold out of spots! I pre-ordered Karlito and couldn’t wait for him to arrive.

Since his arrival, Karlito has made a place for himself and taken his own journey. There will be many more photos to follow, but for now, take a peek at what it’s like for the #LifeofKarlito (and yes I made a hashtag on Instagram and you should totally follow along!).

The 30 Best Bags of the Spring 2015 Runways

The 30 Best Bags of the Spring 2015 Runways

Now that the Spring 2015 fashion show season has drawn to a close, it’s time to look back, evaluate and separate the notable pieces from the fluff. It seems like more brands stock their shows with handbags every season, and Spring 2015′s best bags include both handbag stalwarts and notable-but-lesser-known accessories brands.

There were few all-encompassing trends this season; instead, novelty found its way into a lot of collections, whether it was through fun prints, micro-mini bags or charms. Many brands also kept up with the seasons-long trend of showing ultra-expensive exotics, which serves both to wow regular customers and entice the affections of the super wealthy. Check out all of our picks below.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

An Exclusive Look at the Fendi Soho Store

An Exclusive Look at the Fendi Soho Store

In July, Fendi opened a pop-up store on the corner of Greene and Prince Streets in NYC’s shopping mecca of SoHo. The brand continues to lure in a larger consumer base with its quirky take on bag charms (hello Karlito) while also delivering stunning bags as well.

This pop-up store isn’t going away, and we had the chance to stop in for an exclusive peek at some of the newest bags to hit the shelves. The #FendiSoho neon sign is prominent upon entering the store as are the custom vending machines that have products hanging inside.

The small space has an intimate feel and upon entering I felt like this was my own little slice of Fendi heaven. As of now the store changes themes and items, bringing in new exclusives and some of the most divine exotics and rare Fendi bags we’ve seen grace the runways.

If you are in the NYC area, add the Fendi Soho store to your must stop by list. And for now we have some images from the current setup, which has bag after bag I’m lusting over, from the By The Way to the 2Jours to bag charms galore.

Spring Trends: Denim

The Trend: Denim

How I would wear it: As you maybe alreayd know, I’m a pretty big fan of white denim which means I usually never wear blue denim. I think that might change for next spring…

The best looks: From left to right, Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Chloé and Kenzo.

For more spring trends, click here!

eBay’s Best Bags – October 1

eBay’s Best Bags – October 1

Happy October! This week, we have a great selection of fall eBay finds. We found a beautiful vintage Hermès shoulder bag, an unusual Dior tote and two gorgeous bags from Bottega Veneta. And, of course, there’s much, much more. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Tom Ford Jennifer Bag
Buy It Now for $2,495

Tom Ford Jennifer Shoulder Bag

Hermès Vintage Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $1,998

Hermes Vintage Shoulder Bag

Christian Dior Romantic Flowers Tote
Buy It Now for $499

Christian Dior Romantic Flowers Tote

Saint Laurent Duffel Bag
Buy It Now for $2,199

Saint Laurent Classic Duffel Bag

Coach Legacy Haley Perforated Satchel
Bidding Starts at $239

Coach Legacy Haley Perforated Satchel

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $410

Bottega Veneta Shoulder Bag

Chloé Silverado Hobo
Bidding Starts at $340

Chloe Silverado Hobo

Fendi 2Jours Tote
Bidding Starts at $1,599

Fendi 2Jours Tote

Bottega Veneta Large Veneta Hobo
Buy It Now for $1,225

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Veneta Hobo

Gucci Bamboo Handle Python Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $1,150

Gucci Python Bamboo Mini Bag

Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote
Bidding Starts at $1,255

Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote

C’est la vie

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Between one fashionweek and one other I spent few days in Milan hanging around in a super casual outfit… C’est la vie!

Fra una fashionweek e l’altra ho trascorso qualche giorno di relax a Milano in un outfit super casual… C’est la vie!

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I was wearing:

STELLA McCARTNEY PLATFORM SHOES
ANIYE BY SWEATER
COS DRESS
FENDI SUNGLASSES
RALPH LAUREN MINI RICKY BAG

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Favorite light

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And while I’m the middle of Paris fashionweek… Here I am portrayed on the Hollywood Hills, in my favorite light of the day.

E mentre sono immersa nella fashionweek parigina… Eccomi ritratta in queste foto sulle colline di Hollywood, nella mia luce preferita della giornata.

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI SLIPPERS (available worldwide on CHIARAFERRAGNICOLLECTION.COM)
LEVI’S VINTAGE SHORTS
MY GRANDMA’S VINTAGE TSHIRT
BLESS THE MESS BLAZER
CHANEL BOY BAG
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Social Eyes

Last week we met Cècile Togni (maybe you remember her from our project with Whistles?! ) to check out Safilo’s new Parisian sunglasses showroom.

In celebration, Cècile invited a few of her friends to pick out their favorite singlasses, we caught Candela in some funky Fendi speckled cat-eyes, while Lou and Pauline went for more classic styles from Gucci.

Her showroom was a perfect place to run into some cool girls!

Click on the arrows to see more images.

PurseForum Roundup – September 26

PurseForum Roundup – September 26

This week flew by! We hope you had a great one. It’s our last PurseForum Roundup of September, and we’re going out with a bang–a whole heap of reveals, plus a peek at one of our favorite threads! This week, we reveal some small bags from Proenza SchoulerBottega Veneta and Balenciaga and so much more. Thanks for joining us!


Balenciaga Bag

We found two very smart bags in Balenciaga this week, both in the Early Anniversary Reveal thread from Maice. Her reveal of a pretty lilac Mini and a dolma Twiggy is fun and informative, particularly for those wondering what you can fit in these less-common Bal bags. Happy anniversary, Maice! Rainneday also shared a sweet reveal of similarly colored bag, this time a City in cherry.

Balenciaga City Bag Purple

On our way out, we spotted a stunning bag we missed earlier this month–London 411′s gorgeous sapphire City; her reveal thread includes plenty of photos that will make you wish this bag was in your collection! For more incredible Balenciaga bags, you can stop into the busy September/October Purchases thread, which is going strong and showing no signs of slowing down. If you are considering classic black bag, be sure not to miss this pretty Town from pinaybaglover.


Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Next, we dropped into Rebecca Minkoff and found a reveal of a wonderful Cupid in a color very aptly named “twilight sky.” Heart Star was kind enough to share family photos, and her thread has plenty of bags to enjoy. We really love the brushed gunmetal hardware on this new bag! BeachBagGal also got a brand new bag this month, and it’s a pretty neutral MAM that will go with everything!

Rebecca Minkoff MAC and Espadrilles

If you are not familar with Rebecca Minkoff, be sure to check out the the Action thread, where we found a fabulous modeling shot of Kpoxa kicking back with her mini MAC in a color perfect for fall.


Margarita and Guacamole

We don’t know about you, but National Guacamole Day slipped right by us again this year. Fortunately, CreativelySwank was on top of things and shared this absolutely luscious vision of what this special day is all about. Guacamole and margaritas! Roundup regulars know we can’t stay away from The Kitchen’s I Ate This thread, and this is a perfect example of the reason why!


Bottega Veneta Collection

We dropped into Bottega Veneta this week to see if anyone has picked up anything new and found that dintegrity started a thread to reveal her new mini messenger –Bottega Veneta’s Disco Bag (which is fabulous) and as a bonus, we got to compare several small handy bags and got quite a lot of thinking done about our next mini. Also in Bottega Veneta, there is quite a buzz about the new fragrance, The Knot, with our members weighing on their take. What do you think?


Proenza Schouler Tiny PS1 Bag

Speaking of sweet little bags, look what we found in Proenza Schouler this week! We love this petite lemon gem of a bag from member COPENHAGEN, what a treat! Makeupmama also got a new bag, and we have to say that this anniversary present really takes the cake. You can find plenty of fantastic photos of this concrete grey treasure in her reveal thread, where we fell hard for this color.


Fendi 2Jours and Celine Phantom Luggage Tote

When you find your favorite bag style, it’s magic. Ryrybaby12 has it bad for embossed croc, and this lovely family photo of her new Fendi 2Jours and Céline Phantom Luggage Tote says it all.

Fendi Karlito Charms

If you are a fan of Fendi, then you know about the brand’s whimsical charms, and if you know about the charms, then you know that Karlito is the holy grail for charm collectors. This week, BagMonsta stopped every Bag Bug charm lover in her tracks with her trio of Karlito charms. We love a family photo, and the only thing better than Karl Largerfeld is three furry Karls finding a happy home!

Well, that’s how we’ll end September here at the PurseForum Roundup. We hope you will join us next week for another edition of our weekly romp through our Forum. Have a great week ahead, and we look forward to seeing you right back here next Friday!

PurseForum Roundup – September 26

PurseForum Roundup – September 26

This week flew by! We hope you had a great one. It’s our last PurseForum Roundup of September, and we’re going out with a bang–a whole heap of reveals, plus a peek at one of our favorite threads! This week, we reveal some small bags from Proenza SchoulerBottega Veneta and Balenciaga and so much more. Thanks for joining us!


Balenciaga Bag

We found two very smart bags in Balenciaga this week, both in the Early Anniversary Reveal thread from Maice. Her reveal of a pretty lilac Mini and a dolma Twiggy is fun and informative, particularly for those wondering what you can fit in these less-common Bal bags. Happy anniversary, Maice! Rainneday also shared a sweet reveal of similarly colored bag, this time a City in cherry.

Balenciaga City Bag Purple

On our way out, we spotted a stunning bag we missed earlier this month–London 411′s gorgeous sapphire City; her reveal thread includes plenty of photos that will make you wish this bag was in your collection! For more incredible Balenciaga bags, you can stop into the busy September/October Purchases thread, which is going strong and showing no signs of slowing down. If you are considering classic black bag, be sure not to miss this pretty Town from pinaybaglover.


Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Next, we dropped into Rebecca Minkoff and found a reveal of a wonderful Cupid in a color very aptly named “twilight sky.” Heart Star was kind enough to share family photos, and her thread has plenty of bags to enjoy. We really love the brushed gunmetal hardware on this new bag! BeachBagGal also got a brand new bag this month, and it’s a pretty neutral MAM that will go with everything!

Rebecca Minkoff MAC and Espadrilles

If you are not familar with Rebecca Minkoff, be sure to check out the the Action thread, where we found a fabulous modeling shot of Kpoxa kicking back with her mini MAC in a color perfect for fall.


Margarita and Guacamole

We don’t know about you, but National Guacamole Day slipped right by us again this year. Fortunately, CreativelySwank was on top of things and shared this absolutely luscious vision of what this special day is all about. Guacamole and margaritas! Roundup regulars know we can’t stay away from The Kitchen’s I Ate This thread, and this is a perfect example of the reason why!


Bottega Veneta Collection

We dropped into Bottega Veneta this week to see if anyone has picked up anything new and found that dintegrity started a thread to reveal her new mini messenger –Bottega Veneta’s Disco Bag (which is fabulous) and as a bonus, we got to compare several small handy bags and got quite a lot of thinking done about our next mini. Also in Bottega Veneta, there is quite a buzz about the new fragrance, The Knot, with our members weighing on their take. What do you think?


Proenza Schouler Tiny PS1 Bag

Speaking of sweet little bags, look what we found in Proenza Schouler this week! We love this petite lemon gem of a bag from member COPENHAGEN, what a treat! Makeupmama also got a new bag, and we have to say that this anniversary present really takes the cake. You can find plenty of fantastic photos of this concrete grey treasure in her reveal thread, where we fell hard for this color.


Fendi 2Jours and Celine Phantom Luggage Tote

When you find your favorite bag style, it’s magic. Ryrybaby12 has it bad for embossed croc, and this lovely family photo of her new Fendi 2Jours and Céline Phantom Luggage Tote says it all.

Fendi Karlito Charms

If you are a fan of Fendi, then you know about the brand’s whimsical charms, and if you know about the charms, then you know that Karlito is the holy grail for charm collectors. This week, BagMonsta stopped every Bag Bug charm lover in her tracks with her trio of Karlito charms. We love a family photo, and the only thing better than Karl Largerfeld is three furry Karls finding a happy home!

Well, that’s how we’ll end September here at the PurseForum Roundup. We hope you will join us next week for another edition of our weekly romp through our Forum. Have a great week ahead, and we look forward to seeing you right back here next Friday!

30 Bags and the Celebs Who Carried Them at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015

30 Bags and the Celebs Who Carried Them at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015

This year, London Fashion Week got compressed down to nearly nothing and we found ourselves looking down the barrel of the Milan Fashion Week collections before we even knew what hit us. Ultimately, though, that’s okay–MFW brought out tons of fashion industry insiders, basically all of whom were carrying pretty bags at which to gawk.

Last season’s Milan shows felt at times like an orgiastic tribute to celebrities, but this season, designers scaled things back a bit. Instead of attempting to fill every from row with the Katy Perrys and Rita Oras of the world, the people that the paparazzi spotted outside of the shows are mostly famous because of their involvement in the industry. Check out the best bags we spotted below.

Faves from MFW

01 GucciCostume NationalPucciEtro

02 N21

03 MissoniAlberta FerrettiFerragamo

04 Ermanno ScervinoRoberto Cavalli

05 Jil Sander

06 Fendi

07 SportmaxGiorgio ArmaniMarni

08 Max MaraPrada

09 Moschino

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011 Versace

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Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

All my MFW looks

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Five days of Milan fashionweeks, 16 looks :) Which one is your favourite?

Cinque giorni di fashionweek di Milano, 16 look :) Qual è il vostro preferito?

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MILANO, 17th-21st September 2014

Photos by Timur Emek, The Urban Spotter, Maxim Sapozhnikov, Valentina Frugiuele, Bold Streetstyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Le21eme, W Mag, The Styleograph

You Have Six Months to Fortify Your Wallet Against Fendi’s Spring 2015 Runway Bags

You Have Six Months to Fortify Your Wallet Against Fendi’s Spring 2015 Runway Bags

In journalism school, my favorite professor once told me that reviewing something you love is much more difficult than reviewing something you hate, which means I’ve got my work cut out for me when it comes to Fendi’s Spring 2015 bags. After scoping out the dozens (literally) of bags and small leather goods that models toted down the brand’s runway, I’ve become convinced that Karl Lagerfeld loves me and wants me to be happy. The bags are that beautiful.

Fendi’s made a habit in recent seasons of pushing the fashion conversation forward when it comes to construction and textiles, and this collection does that while maintaining a pale, feminine, decidedly spring-like aesthetic. The collection largely avoids launching entirely new bags; instead, Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi went about reimagining and embellishing fan favorites like the Peekaboo, Baguette, 3Jours and By The Way.

The brand’s huge successful small accessories were also all over the place, including Bag Bugs in new colors and a new, miniaturized Karlito, ripe for wait lists. Many of the bags were also adorned with teeny-tiny versions of other Fendi bags; after all, who doesn’t want to hang a little Baguette or Peekaboo on her 3Jours? Check out all the bags (and the bags on bags) below.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @bibi2cuori

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @bibi2cuori

Instagram has been flooded with both amazing bags from fashion week and new fall purchases, but we couldn’t help but notice one Instagram user in particular, @bibi2cuori.

Maybe it was the pictures from her recent travels that caught our eyes, or maybe it was her extensive collection of colorful Hermès and Chanel bags that caused us to find ourselves endlessly scrolling through her feed. While we know very little about who Bibi actually is, she has no problem showing her identity in her photos.

After scrolling through every single photo (literally, every single one), we’re thinking she might be Italian, based on the fact that Italians often have a way of looking effortlessly glamorous. (Okay, some of her captions may have hinted at it as well.) Take a look below at some of our favorite bags from Bibi’s collection or head straight to her Instagram to see the full feed.

NYFW Day 2

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Here is another look from my second day of NYFW: total black and white contrasts with a giant hat and the funny Karlito.
PS: Watch how my day looked like on TheScene.com!

Ecco qui un altro look dal mio secondo giorno della NYFW: total bianco e nero con un maxi cappello e il funny Karlito.
PS: Guardate come è stata la mia giornata su TheScene.com!

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GUCCI STUDDED LOAFERS
VALENTINO DRESS
HERMES KELLY BAG
FENDI KARLITO BAG CHAIN
STYLESTALKER HAT

Photos by Leslie Kirchhof
Hair by Redken and make up by Nikki De Roest

The Best Bags of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Street Style – Day Six

The Best Bags of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Street Style – Day Six

New York Fashion Week is starting to wind down, but we’ve still got tons of photos of the attendees’ bags for your viewing pleasure. Below, check out Vladi’s street style highlights from Day Six.

NYFW day 1

8F3A9131 The first day of NYFW was all about colors! Color Rebel hairstyle by Redken, super simple outfit and my favourite accessories from Chanel fall/winter 2014/2015 collection!

Il primo giorno di NYFW è stato sicuramente un’esplosione di colori! Hairstyle Color Rebel di Redken, mixato ai miei accessori preferiti della collezione autunno/inverno 201472015 di Chanel! 8F3A9147 8F3A90668F3A9153 8F3A9128 8F3A9135 8F3A9322 8F3A9117 8F3A9133 8F3A9261 8F3A9151 8F3A9120 8F3A9156

I was wearing:

CHANEL HIGH SNEAKERS
LEVI’S VINTAGE SHORTS
CHANEL NECKLACE
CHANEL BAG
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Leslie Kirchhoff

NY Fashion Week

It’s finally here – fashion week!

A few ideas of what I’m looking to wear and more onPinterest!


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Products Selection:

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Stella Mccartney Denim Jumpsuit

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Neil Barrett Chemise Crop
Stella McCartney Vivian wool-twill tapered pants

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McQ Alexander McQueen Dress

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Miu Miu Sunglasses

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Acne Sweater
Saint Laurent Glitter Boots
Fendi Peekaboo medium leather tote

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

The Del Val #29

US Open time here in New York and we know you’ve not forgotten about Andre Agassi.

You can’t escape Father Time and neither can Kobe Bryant. Here’s a preview of an eagerly anticipated documentary about his long road back to game-ready coming out later this year.

A recent Lunch with the Financial Times featured Mr Man of the World Jean Piggozi, and it reminded us how much we love his photo books, especially this old one, of which you should not hesitate to buy a good used copy here or wherever you find one at a price you like.

Who said all good design must be functional? We say there’s always room for clever little things which make us smile and see the world anew.

Staying on the clever tip, you already know Legos, and if you know movies (of which many of these you will recognize) you’re in for a cute treat.

We rejoice whenever Loïc Prigent has a new fashion film. Here’s a glimpse of his latest all about the goings-on at Fendi.

While we were in LA last week we were feeling all-Bret Easton Ellis all-the-time, listening to his podcasts in the car, buying his books, and rereading this great interview with him. And when we spotted Bret at one of our favorite restaurants, well, let’s just say Delphine had a hard time fully concentrating on her food, or her dinner companion!


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50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels

50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels

[Editor's Note: This week, the PurseBlog staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We'll return after Labor Day, but in the meantime, we'll be running both new posts and a few of our favorites from the past few months to get you ready for fall.]

Models and great handbags go together like peanut butter and jelly. Some of our all-time favorite collection profiles have come at the hands of supers like Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss and Alessandra Ambrosio, and if there were a photo agency dedicated purely to documenting their daily outfits, we’d gladly delve into the handbag closets of even more models. Because there isn’t, though, we’ve decided to put together all that we could find from five of our favorite supers whose collections we’ve yet to dissect: Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel.

The results include over 50 gorgeous designer bag, including some super rare exotics (mostly courtesy of Ms. Upton, who seems to have used entire paychecks to buy things even most handbag lovers can barely dream of). The level to which these ladies are both genetically and sartorially blessed may cause a little bit of envy, but once you get past that, there’s certainly a lot of pretty going on below.

8 Reasons Spending $1,000 or More on a Bag is Totally Worth It

8 Reasons Spending $1,000 or More on a Bag is Totally Worth It

[Editor's Note: This week, the PurseBlog staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We'll return after Labor Day, but in the meantime, we'll be running both new posts and a few of our favorites from the past few months to get you ready for fall.]

Sticker shock from friends and family members has probably happened to anyone with an interest in fashion or high-end handbags. They ask about your new purchase, they sheepishly ask how much it cost and then they shame you in some way for having the gall to be so extravagant, even if they aren’t blunt enough to put it in those words. Not only are we here to assure you that it’s okay, but we’re here to explain exactly why.

Even for those of us who are somewhat desensitized to fashion prices, handbag prices can sometimes seem a little bit silly. We’re nothing if not professional enablers, though, so if you’re doubting a future purchase or need to convince someone who has his or her nose in your business, we have some arguments that might come in handy.

Want It Wednesday: Mini Bags Aren’t Just for Summer

Want It Wednesday: Mini Bags Aren’t Just for Summer

Mini bags are most often associated with warm weather; after all, who doesn’t want her hands free during the season’s outdoor activities? They’re just as useful during the fall, though, especially when coat weather comes around and regular shoulder bags compete with your outerwear for shoulder real estate. Now that basically every popular bag comes in a mini size, along with all the bags that were designed to be mini from the beginning, your choices are vast no matter the season. For this edition of Want It Wednesday, the team has enumerated its favorites below.

20 Burgundy Bags to Start Your Fall Wardrobe

20 Burgundy Bags to Start Your Fall Wardrobe

Burgundy may be the perfect fall color; it’s rich, versatile and basically a neutral, but it’s not quite as obvious a choice as an actual neutral. Black, grey, tan, navy–burgundy looks flawless with all of them, and depending on the undertones of the particular shade, it can read as anything from a particularly warm brown to just a shade off aubergine. All of that, of course, makes it a perfect choice for a new handbag.

Burgundy (or, as everyone suddenly decided to call it, oxblood) had a huge fall last year, and based on the deliveries currently rolling into stores, the industry’s appreciation for the color hasn’t abated. If you’re all stocked up on traditional neutrals and want something a little bit more interesting in your wardrobe that will still be appropriate for frequent use, we’ve got 20 options below, in a variety of shapes and price ranges.

The Many Bag Of InStyle Magazine’s Editors

The Many Bag Of InStyle Magazine’s Editors

We love our glossies as much as any fashion people, and one of the industry’s major magazines is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. InStyle Magazine launched in 1994 with Barbra Streisand on its cover, and since its inception, the magazine has grown its global reach to over 21 million subscribers. With Ariel Foxman at the helm, InStyle has made waves in the fashion sphere with an approachable attitude along with an ever-expanding online presence.

This year’s September issue is the biggest in the brand’s two-decade history. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary, Julia Roberts graces this milestone cover, which will hit newsstands this Friday, August 15th.

Recently, we spent the day with 20 InStyle editors (to celebrate the 20th Anniversary, natch!) to see which bags they carry to work. From Louis Vuitton, to Balenciaga, to lots of Saint Laurent, take a look at the many bags of InStyle Magazine’s editors.

Want It Wednesday: Not-Quite-50 Shades of Grey

Want It Wednesday: Not-Quite-50 Shades of Grey

Not only is grey one of my very favorite colors (it totally qualifies as a color, okay?), but it’s perfect in a transition because it comes in so many seasonless variations. Since we continue to barrel through August at an alarming rate, it’s now time to think about making those transitions, and we’ve got a few suggestions in this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday.

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Here I am back: after some days roadtrippg in California, with these photos shot in San Diego, on Coronado Island on a sunny summer sunset.

Eccomi di nuovo: dopo qualche giorno di roadtrip in California, con queste foto scattate a San Diego, a Coronado Island in una soleggiato tramonto estivo.

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I was wearing:

SUPERGA X THE BLONDE SALAD SNEAKERS (summer 2013)
STYLE STALKER ROMPER
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK QUARTZ
VALENTINO ROCKSTUD BAG
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

The 10 Most Expensive Bags of Fall 2014

The 10 Most Expensive Bags of Fall 2014

Now that it’s August, practically all the bags available for purchase online are from pre-fall or fall. With stores flush with new products and designers churning out more and more exotic bags every season, we wondered how how the highest of high-end bags compared to last season’s crop.

The biggest difference from Spring 2014 is that this season, both Givenchy and Fendi have put a much bigger emphasis on both producing their most popular styles in exotics and making sure that they’re widely available to shoppers online. In the past, these bags might have existed in a boutique here and there, but now you can click a few buttons and have a $41,000 handbag carried to your door by your local UPS man.

Below, check out the most expensive handbags that are currently available online in a variety of both leather and structure categories.

Eyelet + Pearls

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Some times I like to do pretty. But in my own way. I love eyelet by default of it showing skin. Anything that is transparent, mesh-y, see-through is up my alley. The tiers, the length, the color–is all sorts of perfect. I decided to wear it with my go-to Senso ‘birks’. I think it really brings the outfit down to earth. Find out where to shop the look after the jump!

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Wearing Self Portrait Eyelet Dress

THPSHOP.co Pearl RingDouble Back Earrings + Ear Cuffs

Senso Sandals

Fendi Mini Bag

Ray-Ban sunglasses

eBay’s Best Bags – August 6

eBay’s Best Bags – August 6

It’s our first roundup of eBay finds for the month of August, and we have some terrific bags for you! We found a beautiful Hermès HAC–the Birkin’s elder cousin, as it were–in a classic pairing of barenia leather and toile. We also have a sharp, timeless Chanel tote, evening bags from Prada and Judith Lieber, plus some surprises. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Prada Sequined Tote
Buy It Now for $1,999

Prada Sequined Tote

Mulberry Lily Bag
Buy It Now for $1,092

Mulberry Lily Bag

Tom Ford Jennifer Bag
Buy It Now for $2,195

Tom Ford Jennifer Bag

Gucci Dragon Evening Bag
Buy It Now for $1,440

Gucci Dragon Evening Bag

Hermès Haut a Courroies Bag
Buy It Now for $6,500

Hermès Haut a Courroies Bag

Chanel Caviar Tote
Buy It Now for $2,299

Chanel Caviar Tote

Loro Piana Leather Hobo
Buy It Now for $498

Loro Piana Leather Hobo

Judith Leiber Snakeskin Evening Bag
Buy It Now for $599

Judith Leiber Snakeskin Evening Bag

Fendi 2Jours Bag
Buy It Now for $1,650

Fendi 2Jours Chevron Tote

Balenciaga Work Bag
Buy It Now for $969

Balenciaga Work Bag

Introducing the Fendi By The Way Bag

Introducing the Fendi By The Way Bag

Fendi bags have upped the ante in the past few years, with many of the brand’s new releases quickly becoming must-haves. From the Peekaboo, to the 2Jours, to the adorably playful Bag Bugs, Fendi has yet to disappoint.

I’m always interested to see what a brand comes up with after a several-season hot streak; few are able to sustain that kind of success for long, but Fendi looks to have a solid hold on its accessories. The newest bag to hit the family is the Fendi By The Way Bag, which is also known as the Fendi Bauletto.

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The By The Way will be making waves for so many reasons. First, the design is pretty. The shape is a bit different from most bags on the market and very different for Fendi, but the bag can actually be carried multiple ways. The top handles easily pull tighter so you can slide your hand under them and use the bag as a clutch, which works best with the smaller size. Then you can also carry the bag by hand with the top handles, or with the strap either over your shoulder or across your body.

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Very few bags are taking the East-West shape and doing it well right now, but this is a bag that does. The By The Way comes in two sizes; the Piccolo is the smaller option and is big enough for daily use but also can move into the evening, and the Grande, which will carry much more. I adore this bag and am so happy to see Fendi continuing to design bags that the accessory market needs.

Prices for leather By The Way Bags start at $1,400 for the smaller (available via Nordstrom) and $1,750 for the larger (available via Net-a-Porter).

Gummy Bear

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I was wearing:

DR.MARTENS CREEPERS
CAROLINA WYSER CREAM JEANS
MSGM SHIRT
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA GUMMY BEAR CLUTCH
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Denim Days

I’m declaring it the summer of the denim skirt.

Okay, maybe that is kind of a big call, but I’m seeing a ton of them lately. This one on Jana is ultra chic, super tight and super high-waisted. I like mine a little bit baggy, lower on the waist, a bit distressed, the kind that feels like it’s been really lived in. Whats your denim skirt style?

You Can Now Shop our Instagram!

You Can Now Shop our Instagram!

It’s safe to say that, at one point or another, almost all of us have found ourselves lusting over something we saw on Instagram and spent endless hours on shopping sites trying to find the exact match, only to come up empty-handed.

Now, thanks to our friends at LIKEtoKNOW.IT, you can get ready-to-shop products delivered straight to your inbox by simply ‘liking’ a photo on Instagram.

Here’s how it works:

1. Register on the www.LIKEtoKNOW.IT website
2. Like an Instagram on our feed that has a “liketk.it” link
3. Receive ready-to-shop product links straight to your inbox

You can also shop our sister site’s Instagram, TalkShoes.

Bag Battles: Fendi Petit 2Jours vs Saint Laurent Micro Sac Du Jour

Bag Battles: Fendi Petit 2Jours vs Saint Laurent Micro Sac Du JourNote: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

There was a lot of debate when I named the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour as the bag of the week back in March. While Amanda and I differ on how much we like the Sac Du Jour, we have been on the same page about our admiration for the Fendi 2Jours all along.

Both of these bags continue to garner attention in the accessory world, and both are on my wish list as bags I love. I’m majorly feeling the mini bag trend, and both of these bags come in a pint-sized version.

Today, I’m turning to you to see which of these bags wins in a bag battle, the Fendi Petit 2Jours or the Saint Laurent Micro Sac Du Jour.

Both bags are pretty in pink and both are similar in size, with long crossbody straps. Both designs are very recognizable by now, and the prices are similar, with each bag coming in under $2000. (The Saint Laurent bag is $240 more than the Fendi.) Both bags are celeb magnets, however lately the Sac Du Jour has been the bag of choice for Nicole Richie, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Jessica Simpson and Reese Witherspoon.

Vote in our poll and tell me which of the bags you prefer, plus leave a comment below! Buy the Fendi bag for $1,750 and the Saint Laurent Bag for $1,990, both via Nordstrom.

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Micro Tote
$1,990 via Nordstrom

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Micro Tote

Fendi Petit 2Jours Elite Leather Shopper
$1,750 via Nordstrom

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eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – July 2

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – July 2

Welcome to July’s first eBay Roundup. The deals are great this week; we found some unusual pieces, including a beautiful Goyard Saigon, a perfectly simple Louis Vuitton and a sparkly embellished clutch from Alexander McQueen. We also have a lovely Fendi Baguette, and a scrumptious  Chanel jumbo flap and some other surprises. Happy Hunting!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag
Buy It Now for $2,499

Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Skull Clutch
Buy It Now for $3,695

Alexander McQueen Embellished Skull Clutch

Gucci Soho Chain Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $898

Gucci Soho Chain Satchel

Goyard Saigon Bag
Buy It Now for $2,500

Goyard Saigon PM Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo Small Sofia Bag
Buy It Now for $950

Salvatore Ferragamo Mini Sofia Bag

Louis Vuitton Portobello Damier Bag
Buy It Now for $1,340

Louis Vuitton Damier Portobello Shoulder Bag

Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag
Buy It Now for $1,100

Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag

Bottega Veneta Cabat Tote
Buy It Now for $2,499

Bottega Veneta Cabat Tote

Jil Sander Tote
Buy It Now for $199

Jil Sander Leather Shoulder Bag

Fendi Baguette
Buy It Now for $1,750

Fendi Embroidered Baguette Bag

Kesha Looks Polished at the Airport with a Fendi Bag

Kesha Looks Polished at the Airport with a Fendi Bag

Kesha was recently spotted at LAX looking rather well put together for someone whose name used to include a dollar sign. She’s carrying a very sophisticated black Fendi 2Jours Bag, customized with her initials. You can grab one for yourself for $2,350 at Nordstrom. This is a completely different Kesha than the one we saw at LAX back in April.

Kesha and her dude pal are traveling with his and hers pastel floral shorts, but don’t let that distract you from Kesha’s completely transparent top. (Though if you’re going fully transparent, that’s exactly the sort of bra you should wear underneath. I approve.) On a related note, lingerie as daywear seems to be trending as of this week – we just saw LA native Kourtney Kardashian flouncing around NYC in this pajama party-appropriate ensemble.

Fringed denim

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Who would have thought to fall in love again with my childhood sandals, the beloved/hated Birkenstocks?
Here they are in one of my “Los Angeles everyday outfit”: denim, basic bodysuit, and a jacket with loads of personality.

Chi avrebbe mai detto che sarei tornata ad amare i sandali della mia infanzia, gli amiati/odiati Birkenstock?
Eccoli indossati in una di quelle che considero le mie “divise da Los Angeles”: denim, top basic, ed una giacca che certamente non passa inosservata.

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I was wearing:

BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS
LEVI’S VINTAGE DENIM SHORTS
AMERICAN APPAREL BODYSUIT
LEVI’S VINTAGE DENIM JACKET
FENDI SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

The Many Bags of Anna Dello Russo

The Many Bags of Anna Dello Russo

I’m not even sure how to explain Anna Dello Russo. She’s a fashion luminary and Editor at Large for Vogue Nippon, but she’s also a street style caricature whose willingness to wear all of the most fabulous things, all at once, has helped change the way that everyone from high-ranking editors to budding bloggers conduct business. Love or her hate her, ADR is always worth looking at.

We’ve seen a lot of pictures of her this week while she attends the men’s shows in Milan, so now seemed like as good a time as any to delve into what Anna carries, both at work and on her personal time. Check out our findings below.