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Man Bag Monday: Louis Vuitton Taurillon Backpack

Man Bag Monday: Louis Vuitton Taurillon Backpack

Historically, “discreet” hasn’t often been a word used to describe Louis Vuitton bags, but times are a-changing at the French leather goods powerhouse. Several seasons before Nicolas Ghesquiere was brought in to helm the women’s side of the company, Kim Jones was hired to oversee the men’s side of things; his contribution to the brand’s legacy has already been tremendous.

The Louis Vuitton Taurillon Backpack (named for the type of leather it uses) is a small piece of the masculine-luxury look that Jones has built, but it’s a good representative for the vibe that permeates much of the brand’s men’s bags. It’s luxurious and simple; minimal, but not in an architecturally aggressive way. It has a traditionalism to it, and the design is well-edited enough that it doesn’t make men who don’t want to carry a purse feel like that’s what they’re doing.

Something this good and this simple usually doesn’t come cheap, though. You can pick one up for $5,000 via Louis Vuitton.

LV s/s15

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street_style_paris_fashion_week_septiembre_2014_dia_7_386231050_1200x Here’s the pictures from the most awaited show of every season, Louis Vuitton, not just because it has been the hottest ticket in town, and to have been the only spanish female blogger invited makes it even more special :) Nichola’s third collection for the french label is already a total hit, and even that he’s keeping a very define line when it comes to style and shapes he truly knows how to make us wow every time. My favourite bits are leather skirts and accessories. Bring back the 60s! One of my favourite decades, and the make up is already a must try, something I’ve been trying for many years and that is always a pleasure to see on a catwalk. Well done once again! To attend the show I borrowed this look that my friend Miranda Makaroff sported during PFW, as I had already closed all my suitcases and I was running straight to the Eurostar right after the show, but the look is from spanish designer David Delfin which added a cool touch with his trademark upside-down shirt/dress paired with Sandro shoes.  All images by Le21Eme, Alix de Beer and Vogue.es

Aquí están las fotos del desfile más esperado de la temporada, Louis Vuitton , no solo por ser aquel en el que es más difícil tener acceso sino también por ser la única blogger española invitada lo cual hace todo más especial :) La tercera colección de Nicholas para la marca francesa ya es un éxito absoluto. Sigue manteniendo una línea muy definida entre estilo y patrones pero verdaderamente sabe cómo sorprendernos cada vez. Del desfile me quedo con las faldas de piel y los accesorios. ¡Los 60s han vuelto, una de mis décadas favoritas! El maquillaje es un must que se debe probar y que yo he implementado en mi rutina diaria desde hace mucho y es un placer verlo en la pasarela. ¡ Una vez más enhorabuena! Para asistir al desfile tomé prestado un look que llevó mi amiga Miranda Makaroff durante PFW ya que mis maletas ya estaban cerradas e iba directa al Eurostar después del show. El look es del diseñador español David Delfín que añadía un toque divertido con este vestido, todo ello combinado con zapatos de Sandro. Imágenes por Le21Eme, Alix de Beer and Vogue.es
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eBay’s Best Bags – October 22

eBay’s Best Bags – October 22

Welcome to our roundup of some of eBay’s best bags and bag bargains of the week. We have a couple of nice selections from Chanel and Bottega Veneta this week, as well as a great buy on a Coach tote. An unusual bag from Valextra and a cute McQueen clutch also caught our eyes. 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.

Rihanna Carries Louis Vuitton Bag Designed by Franky Gehry

Rihanna Carries Louis Vuitton Bag Designed by Franky Gehry

Here’s Rihanna, heading to dinner at Nobu in Tribeca on a particularly blustery night in NYC. She’s carrying the Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry Twisted Box Monogram Bag, which retails for $4,400 in select Vuitton stores as part of the brand’s “Celebrating Monogram” collaboration with six fashion and design luminaries. (The asymmetrical shape of this bag is intentional, it hasn’t been slightly smashed by Ri-Ri.)

You can get a better look at the complete collection here, and read more about it on the brand’s website. “Celebrating Monogram” is a varied and at times slightly bizarre collection, but it does feature several other notable contributions from Karl Lagerfeld, photographer Cindy Sherman, and design guru Mark Newson.

FALL ACCESSORIES

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In the latest issue of STYLEBY I share my favorite accessories for this season (as well as the rest of our editorial staff). I’ve told you about these shoes from Zara before, and as you can see, I have a major craving for this scarf from Marc Jacobs. And, of course, wouldn’t mind a belt from Louis Vuitton either..

Make sure to buy yourself a copy of issue 28. The perfect weekend treat!

Look of the Day.380: Black is the warmest colour

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Para hacer de un look algo único y que destaque, en primer lugar debes sentirte cómoda con el. Los últimos toques que se le añaden pueden ser la clave: puede ser una sandalia llamativa, una brazalete, un par de pendientes… Es la forma en la que combinas las cosas lo que aporta al look un aura única. Recientemente he colaborado con Louis Vuitton  otra vez y he tenido la oportunidad de probar la nueva colección de zapatos que han sacado. Como he comentado con anterioridad, estas piezas harán que el look destaque ya que aportan ese toque que todas buscamos. Hoy llevo sueter de Isabel Marant.

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The Best #NationalHandbagDay 2014 Instagrams – Part 2

The Best #NationalHandbagDay 2014 Instagrams – Part 2

We couldn’t help but take a look back at all the amazing bags we saw on Instagram during National Handbag Day, which is why we’ve rounded up over 100 of our favorites from all you. We’ve got tons of Chanel, stacks of Hermès Birkins, more Célines than you can possibly dream off, and even a couple you’ve probably never seen before! Get ready to get lost in a sea of designer bags, and if you’re still not satisfied, check out The Best #NationalHandbagDay 2014 Instagrams – Part 1.

Rachel Zoe Picks Pumpkins with Her Kids and a Gucci Bag

Rachel Zoe Picks Pumpkins with Her Kids and a Gucci Bag

It’s that time of year again when LA celebrities grab their kids (or kids they’ve borrowed especially for the occasion), the paparazzi grab their cameras and everyone heads on down to Mr. Bones’ Pumpkin Patch. Here’s Rachel Zoe, pumpkin-picking with her sons Skyler and Kaius and her husband Rodger Berman. She’s carrying a dark brown Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Bag. Rachel’s version of this fringed Gucci is now sold out, but you can find a python version for $3,100 at Net-A-Porter.

If you look closely, you’ll notice that Rachel also has a Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Tote tucked away in her stroller. You can peruse the rest of Rachel Zoe’s handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Rachel Zoe.” Mr. Bones is a such a beloved celeb to-do that last year we recapped the event with a blog post fittingly titled “The Many Bags of the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch.” It’s highly likely we’ll do another one this year, if celeb turnout is decent and pap handbag pics are plentiful.

The Best #NationalHandbagDay 2014 Instagrams – Part 1

The Best #NationalHandbagDay 2014 Instagrams – Part 1

National Handbag Day came and went in what felt like a blink of an eye. With thousands of handbag tweets and close to 6,000 Instagrams showing off your bags, it’s clear all of you were just as excited about the holiday as we were.

We spent some time over the weekend to pick out some of our favorite pictures from celebrities, brands, designers, retailers and bloggers. We’ll also be doing a Part 2 to highlight some of our favorites from all of you, so be sure to stay tuned! In the meantime, take a look below and get ready for some serious bag beauties.

Free People UK Pop Up

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IMG_9698 IMG_9722 IMG_9699 IMG_9716 IMG_9732 IMG_9840 IMG_9848 It’s been a while since the last time I’ve done a DJ gig, but I couldn’t wait to get on the decks again for the Free People Pop up E-Shop opening! It’s such a thrilling experience being able to work alongside such creative people and making customers enjoy while they visit and wander around this cozy little place were the shop is set at. This american brand has a huge cult of followers and truth be told I’m one of their fans since a long time ago. Just for this weekend only, you’ll get to view their handpicked capsule range from their AW collections in person. The shop is held in their Central London HQ from 10am – 7pm. You shouldn’t miss this great opportunity! I’m wearing a Free People dress and Louis Vuitton booties.

Ya ha pasado un tiempo desde la última vez que pinché, pero no podía esperar a tener mis manos en la mesa de mezclas para la inauguración de la E-Shop de Es una grata experiencia el ser capaz de trabajar junto a gente tan creativa y hacer que los clientes disfruten mientras visitan y se pasean por el acogedor lugar donde la tienda está situada. Esta marca americana tiene un gran culto de seguidores y siendo sinceros yo soy una de sus fans más acérrimas desde hace mucho tiempo. Únicamente este fin de semana seréis capaces de ver la selección de su colección cápsula OI en persona. La tienda está situada en su sede de Central London desde las 10am -7pm. ¡ No os perdáis esta oportunidad! Llevo vestido de Free People y botas de Louis Vuitton.
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PurseForum Roundup – National Handbag Day Countdown Edition

PurseForum Roundup – National Handbag Day Countdown Edition

It’s almost here! National Handbag Day is nearly upon us. As part of our coverage of this auspicious day, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite bags and posts from both the PurseForum Roundup and the PurseForum. We have been rounding up the conversations and reveals from PurseForum for nearly two years, and we’ve seen some jaw-dropping bags, to be sure. We are excited to have you join us as we visit them once again, this time with some new surprises! Kick back and enjoy a little ride down memory lane!

Red lips in Paris

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When in Paris… Try red lips, shiny glitter shoes and the most beautiful Mary Katrantzou dress.

E quando ti trovi a Parigi… Prova rossetto rosso sulle labbra, scarpe scintillanti ed il più bel vestito di Mary Katrantzou.

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I was wearing:

SAINT LAURENT GLITTER SHOES
MARY KATRANTZOU DRESS
LOUIS VUITTON EARRINGS
CHLOE MAXI RING
CHOPARD + BULGARI + CARTIER RINGS
PRADA BAG
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

These 33 Pets and Designer Bags are a Match Made in Heaven

These 33 Pets and Designer Bags are a Match Made in Heaven

Members on our PurseForum clearly also share the love that the PurseBlog team has for both our bags and our pets; our Animalicious subform is among tPF’s most popular, and members all over the forum share photos of their pets, their bags and, sometimes, their pets and their bags together.

Because we feel that the run-up to National Handbag Day is all about celebrating the way that our favorite accessories fit into our lives, we’ve assembled those photos, plus some from our Twitter friends, below. We’d love to see your pets in your bags in the comments!

Spring Trends: Eyelet

The Trend: Eyelet

How I would wear it: I really loved this eyelet detail from the spring collections– it’s delicate and feminine but still feels cool. I think the pants from Isabel Marant are my favorite!

The best looks: From left to right, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant, Valentino, Hermès

For more spring trends, click here!

What Your Handbag Says About You, Part Two

What Your Handbag Says About You, Part Two

Last year for National Handbag Day, I went about reading my handbag tea leaves to figure out what your handbag choices say about you. This year, in celebration of the holiday’s second coming on Friday, I’ve returned with a new set of highly covetable bags to do the same. Check out the results below.

75+ Bags and the Celebs Who Carried Them at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015

75+ Bags and the Celebs Who Carried Them at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015

Paris Fashion Week is the grandaddy of them all, and the street style certainly reflected that. Like Milan Fashion Week before it, brands invited fewer celebrities, so editors, bloggers and street style stars got more of a chance to shine. We slogged through a million (only a slight exaggeration) photos of the proceedings to find the best bags on the most stylish stars, and you can check them all out below.

Faves from PFW

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Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

 

Faves from PFW

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pfw02Isabel Marant SS15 - Sonia Rykiel SS15Givenchy SS15

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

 

Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 Bags Show Nicolas Ghesquiere Coming Into His Own

Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 Bags Show Nicolas Ghesquiere Coming Into His Own

There’s no doubt about it: Nicolas Ghesquiere knows exactly what he’s up to at Louis Vuitton. The designer sent his second major collection for the brand down his Paris runway yesterday morning, and the results felt like a strong continuation on what he’s built so far. On top of that, a lot of the bags were quite good.

If you didn’t like the Twist Bag that Ghesquiere debuted for Resort 2015, your feelings might be less enthusiastic. Although its raised, tubular LV logo still feels clunky to me, everything else about the bag is pretty good. Perhaps more importantly, it doesn’t feel like something Marc Jacobs would have made, and that’s vital for a brand looking for a new direction and new excitement. A particularly interesting series of Twist bags were made of Epi leather with significant color variation, which is a first for one of the brand’s most popular materials.

Another first: A red and black monogram print, as well as soft-sided versions of the Petite-Malle bag that was introduced with Ghesquiere’s first collection. Overall, there was plenty to look forward to.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 Bags Show Nicolas Ghesquiere Coming Into His Own

Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 Bags Show Nicolas Ghesquiere Coming Into His Own

There’s no doubt about it: Nicolas Ghesquiere knows exactly what he’s up to at Louis Vuitton. The designer sent his second major collection for the brand down his Paris runway yesterday morning, and the results felt like a strong continuation on what he’s built so far. On top of that, a lot of the bags were quite good.

If you didn’t like the Twist Bag that Ghesquiere debuted for Resort 2015, your feelings might be less enthusiastic. Although its raised, tubular LV logo still feels clunky to me, everything else about the bag is pretty good. Perhaps more importantly, it doesn’t feel like something Marc Jacobs would have made, and that’s vital for a brand looking for a new direction and new excitement. A particularly interesting series of Twist bags were made of Epi leather with significant color variation, which is a first for one of the brand’s most popular materials.

Another first: A red and black monogram print, as well as soft-sided versions of the Petite-Malle bag that was introduced with Ghesquiere’s first collection. Overall, there was plenty to look forward to.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

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Louis Vuitton SS15. Photographed by Juergen Teller somewhere between the Louis Vuitton Headquarters and the Fondation Louis Vuitton (which opens October 27th) in Paris. 

 

You haven’t missed that Louis Vuitton is launching a biannual magazine called The Book this month, right?! Read more here! Below is a picture of the first issue with Charlotte Gainsbourg on the cover.louis-vuitton-magazine01

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Posted by Nicolas Ghesquière through @louisvuitton.

A preview of what’s to come! Exciting!

The Fashion Watch

This will make you really want an Apple Watch.

I’m not the kind of person that has to have the latest and greatest tech accessory (I have an iPhone 5C, which I call my “Fisher-Price phone” and I have no plans of ditching it any time soon) but if these imagined Apple Watch designs were to ever become a reality, I would be the first person waiting in line (which means, I would need to get in line now, right?).

I’m torn between the Chanel and the Vuitton. Come on Apple, make these happen!

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Finz Lo was commissioned by High Snobiety to create these illustrations of high fashion versions of the Apple Watch.


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The Fashion Watch

This will make you really want an Apple Watch.

I’m not the kind of person that has to have the latest and greatest tech accessory (I have an iPhone 5C, which I call my “Fisher-Price phone” and I have no plans of ditching it any time soon) but if these imagined Apple Watch designs were to ever become a reality, I would be the first person waiting in line (which means, I would need to get in line now, right?).

I’m torn between the Chanel and the Vuitton. Come on Apple, make these happen!

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Finz Lo was commissioned by High Snobiety to create these illustrations of high fashion versions of the Apple Watch.


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#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – September 25th

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – September 25th

This week on #PBWIMB, we couldn’t help but drool over some very pretty bags and the lovely things we found inside them (including a brand-spanking-new gold iPhone 6). Take a look at which pictures made our top picks this week and be sure to continue to follow us on Instagram and submit your pictures using #PBWIMB.

STYLEBY #28

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Melissa Tammerijn wearing Louis Vuitton, shot by Andreas Öhlund & Maria Theres, styling by me. Make up by Nina Belkhir, hair by Kalle Eklund.

A smashing new issue hit stores today – yes, I’m talking about STYLEBY #28! Not a subscriber? Well, then I have the perfect deal for you, which you’ll find here. What are you waiting for!? Go get it!

Cut it Out!

1 Products Selection:

2 Balenciaga Silk cut out sweater
Saint Laurent leather pants
Redken Diamond Oil Shampoo

3 Stella McCartney fringed Dress

4 Chiara Ferragni Collection Cameron Sneakers

5 Louis Vuitton Essential V earring
Intimissimi light transparence Bra

6Chiara Ferragni Collection Lana sneakers

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

eBay’s Best Bags – September 24

eBay’s Best Bags – September 24

Welcome to autumn’s first roundup of eBay’s best bags! Every Wednesday, we search the ‘Bay for great bag finds just for you. This week, unusual clutches from Louis Vuitton and Judith Lieber caught our eyes. We also found an Hermès Evelyne in a rare color and a pretty, vintage Chanel that looks to be in nice condition. That’s just for starters–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.


Bottega Veneta Satchel
Buy It Now for $795

Bottega Veneta Satchel

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag
Buy It Now for $2,480

Chanel Flap Bag

Loewe Shoulder Tote
Buy It Now for $299

Loewe Shoulder Tote

Louis Vuitton Grenadine Vernis Clutch
Bidding Starts at $999

Louis Vuitton Grenadine Vernis Pochette

Valentino Rockstud Tote
Buy It Now for $2,099

Valentino Rockstud Tote

Prada City Tote
Buy It Now for $805

Prada City Calf Tote

Judith Leiber Clutch
Buy It Now for $1,175

Judith Leiber Alligator Clutch

Hermès Evelyne PM Bag
Bidding Starts at $2,250

Hermes Evelyne Bag

Chloé Marcie Bag
Buy It Now for $1,625

Chloe Marcie Bag

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile and Canvas Tote
Buy It Now for $850

Nancy Gonzalez Woven Crocodile Tote

Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote
Buy It Now for $1,499

Saint Laurent Cabas Tote

SELF SERVICE

Signing for SelfServiceSeen above is the signing of Self Service issue 41 with french guest editor Marie-Amelie Sauvé. As you can see she put herself on the cover wearing Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 with singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. Her longtime friend, Nicolas Ghesquière (whom she works close to, as stylist and muse for Louis Vuitton and previously Balenciaga) was, of course, at the event to support. Can’t wait to put my hands on this one!

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

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Photo by Sandra Semburg.

Shop Rare, Gorgeous Bags from Hermès, Chanel and More in Christie’s Latest Luxury Accessories Auction

Shop Rare, Gorgeous Bags from Hermès, Chanel and More in Christie’s Latest Luxury Accessories Auction

There are few things I enjoy more than poring over the lots in a new auction. When you’re already well-acquainted with what’s available in stores, a well-curated group of rare bags and accessories, culled from the world’s best-stocked closets, is the best way to get the thrill of the new. Thankfully, that’s exactly what I found in the Christie’s Online Luxury Handbags and Accessories Auction, which just launched.

The auction includes some pieces that are extremely coveted by collectors, including a Birkin from Hermès’ incredibly popular, long-sold-out, limited edition So Black collection and a Chanel Flap Bag made in the image of ice cubes. The auction also includes both leather and exotic options from the fashion world’s finest brands, including plenty of Hermès Birkins and Kellys and diverse options from Céline, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and more.

The online-only auction runs from now through October 1, and all of the handbags and accessories are available for your viewing (and shopping) pleasure via Christie’s. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the auction below.


Hermès Limited Edition So Black Birkin in Black Box Leather
Bidding Starts at $14,700 via Christie’s

Hermes So Black Birkin

Hermès Special Order Bicolor Kelly Bag in Black Box Leather and Violet Crocodile
Bidding Starts at $6,600 via Christie’s

Hermes Special Order Bicolor Kelly Bag

Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Bag
Bidding Starts at $3,300 via Christie’s

Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Bag

Hermès Collier de Chein Bracelet
Bidding Starts at $1,200 via Christie’s

Hermes Collier de Chein Bracelet

Hermès Birkin in Fuchsia Ostrich
Bidding Starts at $14,700 via Christie’s

Hermes Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag in Crocodile
Bidding Starts at $8,200 via Christie’s

Christian Dior Crocodile Lady Dior bag

Hermès Birkin in Gold Leather
Bidding Starts at $6,200 via Christie’s

Hermes Gold Leather Birkin

Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch in Rose Tyrien Epsom Leather
Bidding Starts at $4,600 via Christie’s

Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Rose Tyrien

Hermès Kelly Picnic Bag
Bidding Starts at $32,604 via Christie’s

Hermes Kelly Picnic Bag

Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Caviar Leather
Bidding Starts at $2,300 via Christie’s

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Sky Blue

Hermès Birkin in Gris Fonce Lizard
Bidding Starts at $22,900 via Christie’s

Hermes Lizard Birkin Bag

Hermès Birkin in Black Matte Crocodile
Bidding Starts at $32,600 via Christie’s

Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin

Céline Nano Luggage Tote in Leather and Pony
Bidding Starts at $2,000 via Christie’s

Celine Nano Luggage Tote

Hermès Kelly Bag in Turquoise Togo Leather
Bidding Starts at $9,800 via Christie’s

Hermes Togo Turquoise Kelly Bag

Hermès Birkin in Violine Ostrich
Bidding Starts at $14,700 via Christie’s

Hermes Violine Ostrich Birkin

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Suede and Swarovski Strass Theda Bag
Bidding Starts at $4,600 via Christie’s

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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.

eBay’s Best Bags – September 17

eBay’s Best Bags – September 17

Wednesday has rolled around once again, and that means it’s time to start shopping for the best bags on eBay! We found cute crossbodies from Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler, plus some great finds from Marc Jacobs and Hermès. It’s time to add some new bags to your collection for fall, so 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.


Marc Jacobs Antonia Satchel
Buy It Now for $699

Marc Jacobs Antonia Satchel

Prada Vitello Daino Hobo
Bidding Starts at $995

Prada Vitello Daino Hobo

Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch Crossbody Bag
Bidding Starts at $850

Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch Crossbody Bag

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Citadine GM Tote
Buy It Now for $1,695

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Citadine GM Tote

Furla Appaloosa Large East-West Tote
Buy It Now for $255

Furla Appaloosa Tote

Balenciaga Hip Crossbody Bag
Bidding Starts at $790

Balenciaga Hip Crossbody Bag

Chanel Classic Flap
Bidding Starts at $1,994

Chanel Classic Flap Bag

Louis Vuitton Tulum PM Bag
Bidding Starts at $499

Louis Vuitton Tulum Shoulder Bag

Loewe Leather Satchel
Buy It Now for $340

Loewe Leather Satchel

Céline Trapeze Bag
Buy It Now for $3,199

Celine Trapeze Bag

Hermès Whitebus Tote
Buy It Now for $3,698

Hermès Whitebus Tote

60 Bags and the Stars Who Carried Them at New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

60 Bags and the Stars Who Carried Them at New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but we’re not done with it just yet. Below, we’ve assembled dozens of photos of the week’s most notable bags on the most notable arms, all for your viewing pleasure. There’s inspiration to spare.

CELEBRATING THE LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM

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In celebration of the 160th anniversary of Louis Vuitton, the fashion house has collaborated with six icons (Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo) to reinterpret the iconic Monogram Canvas. The items will be sold in a limited edition, seen above is the shopping bag created by Christian Louboutin.

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Louis Vuitton Unveils Monogram Collaboration Pieces from Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and More

Louis Vuitton Unveils Monogram Collaboration Pieces from Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and More

The Louis Vuitton Icon and Iconoclasts Collection turned a lot of heads when it was announced, mostly because of the perennially bold-faced names from the worlds of fashion and design that had signed on to participate. Louis Vuitton tasked fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, as well as architect Frank Gehry, photographer Cindy Sherman and industrial designer Mark Newson with creating artful fashion pieces using the brand’s signature monogram print, and now we know what each of them did with the challenge.

It was rumored from the beginning that Lagerfeld, perhaps the project’s most surprising participant, would make a punching bag, and not only that, but it’ll come in three sizes, hang with handbag-like straps on its included stand and also function as a regular handbag. For more serious training, a full-size punching bag and storage trunk, both covered in monogram canvas, are also available for an undisclosed price. To finish out the theme, a set of boxing gloves and their weekender-like case are also part of Lagerfeld’s capsule collection.

Louboutin and Sherman went in particularly colorful directions with their contributions, while Kawakubo was as weird as you’d expect her to be and Gehry was duly architectural. Newson’s fleece-paneled backpacks were easily the most wearable of bags in the collection, a sensibility that should serve him well at his new employer: Apple.

Below, check out the full collection, with pricing information where available. More information about each piece is available at Louis Vuitton’s website.

Looking to Consign? Christie’s Opens Its Doors to North American Clients

Looking to Consign? Christie’s Opens Its Doors to North American Clients

If you’re an American handbag aficionado with either a desire to add to your collection or a need to clean out your closet (or both), we’ve got some great news to share. Legendary auction house Christie’s has expanded its Handbags & Accessories Division to North America, with a headquarters in the company’s Rockefeller Center offices in New York City. Previously, all accessories business was centered in Christie’s London offices, so this expansion provides unprecedented access for American clients.

Christie’s Handbag Specialists Caitlin Donovan and Rachel Koffsky will head up the division, which will source its pieces from North American collectors and have an emphasis on designers like Hermès, Chanel, Céline and Louis Vuitton. The duo is currently accepting consignments for the inaugural New York Handbags & Accessories Auction, to be held in October, with client appointments available both in Christie’s NYC offices and September valuation dates in the company’s Los Angeles, Chicago and South Florida locations. If you have a valuable piece burning a proverbial hole in your pocket, now would be an excellent time to explore its value.

If you’d like to schedule a complimentary valuation appointment for your piece or collection, all the information on doing so is available via Christie’s.

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

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

Yesterday marked the first day of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, and that means it was also our first day of street-style bag-spotting outside of Lincoln Center. Check out the spoils of Vlad’s photographic efforts below, and be sure to check back every day or for of the notable accessories that we spotted on the stylish sidewalks of Fashion Week.

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.

The Best of the Best from #PBWIMB

The Best of the Best from #PBWIMB

Over the past couple of months, you guys have submitted a seemingly endless number pictures of your designer bags and all of their contents. We have so much fun looking at them, we decided to round up some of our absolute favorites. You might be surprised what some people keep in their bags, but one thing’s for sure: there’s no shortage of Chanel and Céline in this roundup!

Take a look at who made our list of the best of the best #PBWIMB pics, and continue to send us your pictures for your chance to be featured! Be sure to follow us on Instagram to follow more of our handbag adventures.

The Many (Many) Bags of Kim Kardashian

The Many (Many) Bags of Kim Kardashian

[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.]

We’ve been waiting a long time to do this one, and finally, The Many Bags of Kim Kardashian has arrived. The controversial reality star’s bag collection is easily the biggest one we’ve ever dug through, and you might be a little bit surprised by what we found: a lot of fairly conservative choices among the seventy-plus bags we found, many of them used repeatedly over the span of years.

“Kim Kardashian” has practically become a synonym for the excessive vacuousness of fame, but when you get down to it, Kim seems to both really enjoy her handbag collection and choose its contents wisely and with considerable care. She also seems to buy a lot of her bags herself, instead of receiving endless freebies and carrying whatever brands will send her. Hermes very famously does not give freebies or discounts to celebs, and Kim has most certainly spent plenty of her wealth on the acquisition of little (and big) orange boxes. Time and again, I found bags she’s used in the past couple of months popping up in paparazzi pictures from 2009 and 2010, which is a much more judicious use of her handbag backlog than many of us can claim. I’ve never been a Kardashian hater (or a Kardashian lover; I am mostly ambivalent), but after spending a few hours putting these photos together, I wouldn’t mind having a cocktail with Kim. Or looking through her closet, at the very least.

The 10 Best Celebrity Bag Looks of Summer 2014

The 10 Best Celebrity Bag Looks of Summer 2014

Celebs kept it surprisingly covered up and professional this summer (marvel at how many of these celebs are wearing blazers or leather jackets), so much so that I sort of longed for the rampant daisy dukes that came to define summer 2013. Alas, flagrant skin exposure was mainly limited to the midriff this year. Stars mostly played it safe, and let their big, beautiful handbags do the talking. With the sole exception, of course, of Taylor Swift, who moved to Tribeca and completely reinvented herself, style-wise and (apparently!) music-wise as well.

Two other summer 2013 trends that were noticeably absent from summer 2014: neons and minis. They’ve been wholly replaced this season by moderately sized bags in pale, muted tones or rich darks. Between all the blazers and the unseasonal hues, you’d hardly know it was summer at all, if not for the fact that almost every one of these celebs is wearing a fabulous pair of designer sunglasses. But while the outfits sometimes left something to be desired, the bags certainly did not. Take a gander at our picks for the best celeb bag choices of the season, and tell us what you carried this summer!

Nicky Hilton Pulls a Seasons-Old Louis Vuitton Bag Out of Her Closet

Nicky Hilton Pulls a Seasons-Old Louis Vuitton Bag Out of Her Closet

Here’s Nicky Hilton, headed to lunch at The Smile in downtown Manhattan, carrying a Louis Vuitton Trompe L’oeil Trocadero Bag, which, according to our research, seems to date all the way back to Fall 2006. I’d like to think she pulled this one out of the archives just for us. In any case, this Trocadero looks great with her simple little black dress and eye-popping animal print sandals.

Nicky has two truly splendid editions of “The Many Bags” (which you can view here and here), but I don’t think we saw this particular Louis Vuitton bag in either one of them. Which begs the question: is Nicky holding out on us?! Oh, what we wouldn’t do in exchange for a full guided tour of her handbag stash. (Are you listening, Nicky? Let’s make this happen.)

WISHFUL THINKING

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Nail polish in the shade Secret from Chanel, hat from Hermès, skirt from Marc Jacobs, belt from Louis Vuitton, top from Stella McCartney, pants from Chloé, eyeshadow from Other Stories, bag from Saint Laurent.

So, I’m back! I’m sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been working every day lately. From now on the updates will be better! I also have a new assistant by my side whom I’m going to introduce you to within shortly so make sure to check in soon again!

Louis Vuitton to Release $54,500 Croc Bag for Fall 2014

Louis Vuitton to Release $54,500 Croc Bag for Fall 2014

Just when we thought we’d found all the mind-bending price information we could handle for the upcoming season, Louis Vuitton has gone and reminded us that one of the many internal changes it’s making is adding more high-priced exotic bags to its selection. The Louis Vuitton Crocodile Lady Bag PM, which made its public debut in the brand’s Fall 2014 runway show, will retail for a staggering $54,500.

This price information comes to us via ILVoeLV.com, which is a reliable source of intel on Vuitton’s machinations, especially when it comes to handbags. The bag includes two finishes of croc and measures slightly over a foot wide at its largest point. There’s no word on how many of these bags will be made, but it’s likely to be an extremely limited piece. After all, only so many people can afford to buy a bag that costs more than 50 grand in the first place.

On top of that, the bag has a, uh, very specific aesthetic. Most bags in this price range are simply exotic recreations of designs that the buying public has already embraced with open arms, like the Givenchy Antigona or Fendi 2Jours, but this one is an untested bag shape from new creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first collection for the brand.

The bag is easily more expensive than any of the other seasonal offerings we found online for Fall 2014, although I’d be shocked if it were made available via Vuitton’s website.

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @mwanwan

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @mwanwan

Having beautiful accessories will get you well on your way to having a great Instagram collection, but taking great pictures to showcase those beautiful accessories is just as important. This week, we’ve chosen one of our favorite Instagram collections: that of Michelle Wan, better known as @mwanwan. Not only does @mwanwan have more Chanel and Hermès bags than we could possibly count, but she manages to stage her pictures perfectly for an absolutely gorgeous result.

Mwanwan is a style blogger from Hong Kong who has a serious love for designer handbag and shoes. (Our kind of girl). Apart from the pictures of her accessories, you’ll find plenty of pictures of how she styles her bags and jewelry with different outfits, which is something we, as followers, love to see.

We selected some of our absolute favorites (it was really difficult not to pick them all) from Wan’s account, so take a look below and see for yourself. To see more of her feed, head straight to @mwanwan’s Instagram or her style blog, Mwanwan by Michelle.

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.

PurseForum Roundup – August 8

PurseForum Roundup – August 8

Welcome to the PurseForum Roundup! Every Friday we bring you the best reveals and conversations happening at fashion’s liveliest destination. This week, it’s all about bags–well, mostly–in CoachKate Spade and Proenza Schouler. We also visit the Playground to check into some of the non-fashion related topics. Come along and join us!


New Coach Bag

We dropped into Coach and immediately spotted a promising thread, with which were not disappointed! We loved this sleek Rhyder in gunmetal, which makes a great addition to ilovecoach’s bag family. Crystal-d also added a gunmetal Rhyder to her collection, and fans considering this leather will appreciate how different it looks in changing light. This is definitely a favorite of ours!

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It was such a busy week for reveals in Coach that we found several irresistible ones, including this family shot from GA Peach – be sure to check her thread to see what else she got to go with this gorgeous trio. We also found another interesting topic that many of us can relate to, regardless of the brand we favor. Drop into louisprada25′s “I’m All Coached Out” to join in the conversation. We also found a bit of a cat-related situation that you will want to check out. (Don’t worry, it looks like an easy repair)!


Printed Chocolates

Roundup readers know that we love to feature our non-fashion subforums – these are the places where our members share their personal lives, and we always find plenty to keep our attention. This week, we visited The Kitchen and found ninja-please had shared these decadent decorated chocolates in the I Ate This thread, one of our favorites on the PurseForum.

Elsewhere in the Playground, we are following the medical crisis in Africa in Up To The Minute, along with discussions on other topics topping the news charts. We also found plenty of food for thought in the Money Talks subforum, including our discussion on the end of tipping in America, staying on a budget and real estate. We hope that you will explore the Playground, find a subforum or conversation and jump in!


Kate Spade Bag

Isn’t this great! We found reenxo’s pretty new navy Minka in Kate Spade, and be sure to check out this post, where she shows us all the colorful things inside, too! Silverstar16 really “pinked” it up with her latest purchases, all together here in a brilliant family photo. Whether you are a longtime fan of the brand or just starting your discovery, you will enjoy our Show Us Your Kate Spade thread, where our members share their collections. You can also see these bags in action in the Which Kate Spade are You Carrying Today thread.


Proenza Schouler Tiny PS1 Bag

We visited Proenza Schouler, where we always find stylish, bags in stunning colors – like this shimmering blue lagoon PS1 from ichan. Loewejess also got a new PS1, this one in rich ruby chianti. And lovers of purple will not want to miss this PS1 in delicious plum from mcg3897. You can learn everything you could ever need to know in our extensive and informative PS1 thread, full of input, tips and styling ideas devoted to the PS1 line from our members. Proenza Schouler makes other bags, too, of course, including this sleek PS11 from AliciaBB. 


Louis Vuitton Luggage Tag

Big bag purchases are fun, and we enjoy sharing them. But we also love the “smalls”; the delightful little gems that our favorite design houses put out that add that special touch to a bag, outfit or even a piece of luggage, like this elegant Louis Vuitton luggage tag BlueMaude recently revealed. RhondaE also picked up a wee bit of luscious LV, this time a Pochette with a twist.

You can also find plenty of wonderful small treasures in the Hermès Ode to Leather Key Charms threads, where our members are really enjoying collecting these charming little animals and other motifs, like sparklelisab’s precious rocking horse.


Thank you for stopping by and checking out this week’s PurseForum Roundup! We know we have plenty of regular readers and we certainly appreciate that you take a bit of time every Friday to share the conversations and handbags from our Forum. We will see you right here next week, and in the meantime, have a great weekend and enjoy the week ahead. See you next week!

On Melrose

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A typical day in Los Angeles on Melrose :)

Un tipico giorno a Los Angeles, sulla Melrose :)

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I was wearing:

ISABEL MARANT WEDGES
MLLE MADEMOISELLE LEATHER SHORTS
IRO SHIRT
LOUIS VUITTON NOE BAG
RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES

Photos by Jeff Thibodeauco