Diane von Furstenberg Wrap Bag in Purple

October 28, 2008

The queen of the wrap dress has applied that timeless design to her handbags. I must say the look thrills me. It’s elegant but not pompous. Comfortable and casual looking, but still classy. DvF can do no wrong! Plus, did you notice? It’s purple! My favorite Fall color that goes all year round. I can see this popping with whatever you’re wearing and giving an extra oomph. Buy through Diane von Furstenberg for $900.

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Jalda Python Julie Clutch

October 27, 2008

Okay, now I’m really in love. I’ve been really needing a clutch. I love Jalda, I love Luna Boston, and I love exotics. Luna Boston is carrying Jalda now and they have the most gorgeous snakeskin clutch! It’s perfect. It’s edgy but classy, and I am drooling! For the same price I could get a Louis Vuitton Multicolor Pochette that I’ve been thinking about, but can you really compare the two? This is an exotic! Available in black, fuschia, and natural, buy through Luna Boston for $595. I’m totally craving the natural.

3.1 Phillip Lim Tally Oversized Carry-All

October 27, 2008

I love it! Mildly distressed lambskin leather, this would make an excellent work bag. For a high-end designer product, the price shocked me because it is so reasonable. What’s not to love? The different carrying options, which is almost a staple with a lot of my bags is a plus and doesn’t it look so soft, so luxe! I want, I want. Buy through Eluxury for $725.

Rebecca Minkoff Exclusive Morning After Mini Bag

October 26, 2008

This Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini Bag in Cobalt is an exclusive of Luna Boston. Luna Boston is a brick and mortar store right off Newbury Street in Boston, but they also have a great website offering all of their designers as well as free shipping over $100 and free returns. How are they carrying Rebecca Minkoff exclusives you wonder? They get to choose leathers and colors that Rebecca Minkoff has come across in her travels but that she couldn’t fit into her editorial “story” for the season. So, it makes me happy when I find that they are carrying an exclusive blue RM bag that I have been craving, but cannot find anywhere else. You can pre-order through Luna Boston for $550.

Funky Lala Weekend Sale

October 25, 2008

There is nothing that I love better than online shopping armed with coupon codes. My weekend just got better when Funky Lala announced that they are having a sale all weekend until Sunday night 11:59 pm EST! Just type in TAKE20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount off your order. They have a great selection of designers: Botkier, Foley+Corinna, Gryson, Rebecca Minkoff, and Sissi Rossi to name just a few. Click here to find a great deal. Here’s some of the things that I’ve been lusting for:

 

Botkier Heather Black Leather Boots

Botkier Heather Black Leather Boots

Buy for $540 (originally $675) at Funky Lala.

 

Botkier Gemma Hobo in Grape

Botkier Gemma Hobo in Grape

Buy for $540 (originally $675) at Funky Lala.

 

Rebecca Minkoff Nikki in Navy Luxe

Rebecca Minkoff Nikki in Navy Luxe

Buy for $476 (originally $575) through Funky Lala.

J. Crew “The original” leather postal messenger

October 24, 2008

J. Crew The original leather postal messenger

I love expensive bags, but does my husband? I wanted to buy this for him and he was about to let me until he saw the price. Ahem. Despite loving the worn leather/masculine appeal, he was not about to buy an expensive man bag. He said he leaves it to me to buy that kind of thing, he would rather get a new sound system or up his car to a Stage 3. That means “make it super fast” in guy talk. But just because my man draws the line at expensive bags, doesn’t mean someone else’s will. I noticed this bag a few months ago and blindly hoped it would go on sale. It hasn’t. But that doesn’t mean it still isnt a good buy. Handcrafted, old-school, oil-tanned leather in a package any guy can appreciate. Purchase through J. Crew for $795.

Bird Handbags

October 24, 2008
Bird One Night Stand in Ostrich

Bird One Night Stand in Ostrich

Liz Carey, the mastermind behind Bird handbags, has such lust-worthy bags that I practically want one in every style and color. I want a lil lady, a corset clutch, and maybe 2 or 3 one night stands. That’s all. The style is self-described as “rich hippie”, but the designs go beyond that. They are simply beautiful. The bags are handmade using exotic leathers like snakeskin and ostrich as well as lambskin, in a variety of colors. You are going to have trouble deciding too! You can contact brooke@birdhandbags.com or call 310.457.7787 to place orders. If you are interested solely in the one night stands be sure to check out Rarechic, who happens to carry several colors, some of which are on sale right now! 🙂 Click here to see all available Bird handbags at Rarechic.

Zagliani Medium Python Puffy Satchel

October 24, 2008

I have not been a huge snakeskin bag fan. But then all the snakeskin bags that I have ever touched felt rough and cheap to me. But a dermatologist changed all that I ever hated about exotic bags. Mauro Orietti-Carella, genius that he is, injected silicone into his exotic skins and then created gorgeous designs for these skins to make women like me swoon with pleasure and joy.The silicone gives the skin a smooth and supple texture. And when that technique is used on python? Well, we have a winner! I love the grey version of this Zagliani bag. It shows off the quality that Zagliani is known for. And they didn’t just stop there, oh no. You have to see the inside of the bag to see how useful they made it. Are you convinced? Is Zagliani after my own heart? This python exotic is one that I would invest in. You can buy through Saks for $2,900.

Zagliani Medium Python Puffy Satchel

Zagliani Medium Python Puffy Satchel

Bottega Veneta Ostrich Tote

October 24, 2008

Bottega Veneta makes classic leather bags, but their exotics are what make the brand. I’ve already posted about their men’s crocodile wallet but I have fallen in love with their ostrich bag. Top zip closure with suede lining, cell phone compartment and interior pocket, this exotic comes with all practical aspects. It’s not just for looks. What really turned me on about this bag was the first time I saw it in their advertising campaign. It wasn’t shown in the nice neutral color above, but the most beautiful shade of purple. Not too strong, but not too light, just perfect. I’ve been a good girl, I think I deserve this for Christmas! 😉 Buy online through Bottega Veneta for $5,700.

Told you. Perfect.

Clutches by Jalda

October 24, 2008

I already posted about Jalda’s amazing laptop bag, but she has other incredibly gorgeous bags and clutches too that I just have to mention. Check these out:

JALDA Patent Python Deniz Clutch

JALDA Patent Python Deniz Clutch

Her patent leather clutch with python detailing is stunning! Turquoise lining gives it some extra flair, and the ample room (11½”W X 5″H X 1″) will not leave you short of space.The magnetic closure makes it easy to get in and out, I hate difficult to open bags. Jalda knows how to do it right. Buy through Saks for $360.

Jalda Stingray Bean Clutch

Jalda Stingray Bean Clutch

This clutch folds over to make an adorable exotic to take out on the town. One side has distressed Italian leather and the other has the stingray, which makes it interesting. What’s even better is the price: Buy through Armcandy for $225.

For an overload of clutches (check out her lambskin Julie Clutch) go check out Stefanibags.com.