Jil Sander

Jil Sander’s Spring/Summer line is very classic with a modern twist. Sander’s fashion style is minimalist.  She is originally from Germany and her fashion brand has made its way to the US.

There are a lot of handbags to choose from and none of them are budget friendly, according to my budget.  Maybe these can go on a wish list for a later date 🙂

This first bag costs $1245.  It’s a white bag with a macroflower print, metal closure, feet and optional shoulder strap.  It’s perfect for spring and has lots of room.  Oh yeah, check the weather report before you wear this bag out, it’s made of silk faille and we all know what happens to silk that gets wet.

Macro Flower Handbag

This is another one of Jil’s bags made with silk.  The Madame bag will cost $1445. This bag screams sailing to me because of the blue stripes.  You can wear it as a shoulder bag or hand bag.

Madame Bag

Jil Sander’s Hobo bag has a vintage feel to it and is absolutely adorable. This bag costs $1195.  It has an optional shoulder strap, has contrast color along the fold and it’s all leather.  The leather has irregularities which makes each bag unique with its markings.

Hobo Bag

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Kenny Cool aka Kenneth Cole

Hello!

Here are some of the latest bags from Kenneth Cole.  Kenny Cool has some reasonable options purses in comparison to some other designers, so Kenneth Cole gets a + in my book!  I hope you enjoy these selections.

The Silver Edition Tote is a very roomy tote with a split interior and a middle pocket that’s zippered.  There’s a removable strap for versatility. The tote comes in one color,  Cactus Flower.  It’s a snake-skin leather exterior and this tote is $398 (one of their most expensive purses).

Photo Credit - Kenneth Cole

Photo Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

The hobo style seems to still be pretty popular and I really like Kenneth Cole’s version due to the deep v-cut.  This comes in 2 colors, Stream, Tropical Wood and Red.  The purse has silver hardware and an interior pockets.

Uptown Hobo Tropical Wood, $129. Phot0 Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

Uptown in Stream, $159. Photo Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

Uptown in Stream, $159. Photo Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

Photo Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

If you are into the Fringe trend, these 2 purses are right up your alley!  There are 2 handbags with fringe; the satchel and hobo. The satchel only comes in black and costs $298.  The hobo comes in Tropical Wood as well as White.  The hobo costs $278.   Enjoy!

Fringe Satchel, Photo Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

Fringe Hobo, Photo Courtesy - Kenneth Cole

COACH celebrates 70 years this Fall

How would a popular handbag celebrate its 70th anniversary?  By making limited editions handbags!!!  That’s right, limited edition Coach bags…squuuueeeeeee!

Available in October, these limited edition bags will range anywhere between $798-$1600.  These bags will be available in metallic and traditional leathers, croc and python, as well as, ocelet hair calf.

For those if us on a tighter budget, Coach will also have some pieces in dark and rich colors in leathers and some will be embellished with metals and skins.  Here is a sneak peek of what will be available in October 🙂

Photo Courtesy - Coach

Is it October yet???

Totes

Here are some totes from Old Navy that are great for the Spring or Summer.  If you want to brighten up your purse collection without making a huge dent in your wallet, I would suggest these.

The Canvas Bubble Bag, comes in black and silver.  It has plenty of room on the inside and the pleats at the top and bottom of the bag give it the bubble shape.  There are 2 pockets on the inside and this purse closes with a snap.  The strap is combines with chain and ribbon to soften the look and feel.  The bow adds a splash of color.

Canvas Bubble Bag $24.50

I think the variety of prints for this next tote is what caught my eye.  These Scarf-Print totes have faux leather handles and a snap closure.   This tote has lots of room and has lining on the inside so it’s not too thin to carry the many things you can’t leave home without!  There are a few more prints available than what I am showing below.

Scarf-Print Tote $19.50

Scarf-Print Tote $19.50

Scarf-Print Tote $19.50

Nine West Handbags

Nine West has a great variety of handbags that I wanted to share.  I will also warn you that if you run to the website to order one of these bags, it might not ship right away because most of these bags are on pre-order.

Hey Jute Foldover

A great neutral clutch for the summer!  The Hey Jute Foldover Clutch will cost $65 and is on pre-order until March 15th. Order yours soon!

If you are on a budget but yet need a unique bag for the summer, this may be an option for you.   I have this bag on pre-order 🙂

Perfect Circle Handheld

Last but not least, is the Two Time Large Tote.  Pre-order for a April 19th release.  This bag is perfect for  a weekend at the beach or a trip to the island.  The crochet has sparkle cotton webbing and a wood handle with a removable shoulder strap.  This tote costs $99 but if you order now, you get 20% off!

Two Time Large Tote

Celebrity Stalking, sort of.

Every once in a while, I will see a bag on the arm of a celebrity that I am curious about and would love to have.  Lately, Eva Mendes has been that actress.  I’ve seen a tote on her arm in a few photos and I finally tracked down the purse. 

It’s Dior, the Libertine handbag.  This handbag comes in petal, black and hazel.  Eva has the bag in petal, pictured above.  It’s such a neutral bag, you might be able to convince yourself that it’s worth the cost of $2300.  

I think the great thing about this bag is the braided handle and there’s ton of space.  There are 3 pockets on the inside; 2 open and 1 zippered.  The folds of leather are also a plus for me, style wise, it makes the bag flirty and fun.  This isn’t your typical tote!

The Party Clutch

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to talk about New Year’s Eve!  How are you bringing in the New Year?  Hopefully your NYE will consist of  bubbly flowing in a flute, plenty of noise makers, funny hats and glasses and I can’t forget the countdown into 2011!  You get all dressed up and need a clutch for you last evening of 2010!  

Below are a few clutches that I like.  I tried to do a mixture to please all budgets.  Enjoy!  If you have a favorite clutch, please feel free to add a pic of it in your comment or the link where it can be bought.

Carlo Fellini Emma $40

 

BCBG Max Azria Satin Pyramid Bow Mesh Bow Cluth $128

 

Menbur Lacito Cluth $63

 

Street Level 103 $34.99

Perfect for work or school

After my trip to NYC for work with all of my work stuff plus my purse which had my phone, kindle, wallet, mp3 player and lip glosses; my bags were heavy and then I had to lug my coat, scarf and hat around because going to NYC at the end of November I needed to stay warm to avoid getting sick.  HA! HA! HA!  That worked out real well since I was sick my entire trip 😦   I digress,  the point to my ramble, is that I realized a shoulder bag was needed hopefully with room for most of my things for a plane ride.  One bag is best on the airlines now anyway, less drama.   I started looking for some  shoulder bags and here are a few of my faves.

Cole Haan has a great shoulder bag that has canvas lining, an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap and cell phone and PDA patch pockets. 

Valise Jenna Shoulder Bag $428

 
Rebecca Minkoff has a shoulder bag that contains magnetic snap closure, fabric lining and double patch pockets.  It is pretty roomy, not sure if a regular size lap top would fit in there but there’s definitely a lot of room.  This bag will run you close to $600 but of course you can find it on other sites for at least 50% retail.   
 

Rebecca Minkoff Devote $595

There’s also the Rubi Laptop Dome bag comes in black, red, brown, nutmeg and crimson.   There are interior pockets and an exterior pocket.  This bag also has a detachable shoulder strap for diversity.  Check out the website there are a ton of different bags to choose from. 

The one below is out of stock 😦  Of course the bag I think is the best is sold out! 

Rubi Laptop Dome $296

 

Gucci’s New Tote

Gucci has been around for 80 years and are known for their quality and unique design. With that being said, here’s one of the newer totes from Gucci, I believe they focused on quality for this bag.

New Bamboo Medium Tote $1980

The bag has a bamboo handle and closes with a tab snap at the top.  There are 2 tassels and feet at the bottom of the bag.  This isn’t a purse for my collection, it just seems to be a regular black purse, no WOW factor.  For $2000 I need some serious SASS!  Wouldn’t you want some more UMPF for your accessory?

A Handbag Made with Love…for Vegans

The past 2 weeks have just been crazy!!!  Life and work have been keeping me away from my blog 😦  I have missed reading other blogs and  searching the internet for trends, new ideas and most importantly, handbags.  I digress, I found something truly unique and special and have to share. It’s the Medhi Canvas Handbag by Matt & Nat.

Mehdi

This bag is made with caramel vegan leather and lined with 100% recycle pink faux suede.  It comes in caramel, black and scarlet.  This bag also has a detachable shoulder straps and comes with pockets for your cell phone and/or pda.  This bag was originally $235 and is now $141 (sale!)

Matt & Nat’s site will let you explore all of their environmental and socially conscious handbags…see kids, fashion does care about the environment 🙂  Seriously, I think it’s great that there are companies that are making fashion products in a caring and responsible way!  Check out their site and show some love!