Posts Tagged ‘handbag’

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.

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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.

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

Tufi Duek Plum Leather “Ana” Weekend Tote

October 23, 2008

Coffee and Plum. Those colors look so rich together. So perfect for Fall, especially when it’s on sale. Large enough to hold everything, but still comfy enough to fit on your shoulder and use as an everyday bag. This designer even remembered the small details that seem to be forgotten nowadays, like protective metal feet on the bottom. Oh how I wish some high-end designers would add this! Who wants to put their unprotected $2,000 purse on the ground!? Comes with extra pockets to keep you organized, I liked another larger version of this bag a few months back, but I really like this one more. You can buy through Bluefly for $381.

Furla Latté Twine Shoulder Bag

October 22, 2008

Furla surprised me. Price point is affordable for a designer label. check. Leather used is superb. another check. Craftsmenship wonderful. happy dance. This one is sleek and simple. Might not be your favorite bag in your collection, but it can get the job done and make you look good in the process. Plus it’s really really on sale. You can buy through Bluefly for $166.99. It was reduced from $370. That does deserve a happy dance.

Banana Republic Cambridge Large Metallic Zip Satchel

October 22, 2008

Banana Republic Metallic Satchel

I am predictable in a lot of ways, but helloooo I’m not just a creature of comfort. I’m a creature of habit too. For a long time Banana Republic has impressed me with their clothing and bags. I just never took the plunge, prefering to spend my money on their cute coats and sweaters. But since they are doing a discount now through Oct. 22, now might be the time. I took it upon myself to find a bag that would make that discount even sweeter. I found this one: practical (shoulder strap and hand-held option), everyday size, cute braided handle, and cell phone pocket. All the things that I like in a bag. Plus its metallic leather and edgy! I usually don’t jump for metallics but this bag just looks so cool and squishy. You can purchase through Banana Republic for $295. But that price gets you a 25% discount by entering SAVEMORE at checkout. You can thank me later. 😉

Twenty8Twelve Harlech Patent Bag

October 21, 2008

I’m usually not the patent-bag-loving bag addict, but I like this color. Maybe seeing so many black patent bags just bored me, but this color entices! Burgundy is always a great neutral, like dark purple, it just goes with everything. This shoulder bag could probably hold everything you could think of and still look amazing. Push-lock closure adds a nice little detail and the inside has two patch pockets and one zipped pocket. So you won’t lose your cellphone and have to dig around in public. Not cool. You can buy through Shopbop for $696. I think I might try to wait out for a sale though. Oh wait, Shopbop is doing a Today only (Tuesday Oct. 21) 20% discount off your purchase. 😀 Just enter TREATS2008 at the checkout and bring the price down to $556.80. And my husband doesn’t think I’m a bargain shopper!

Coach Classic Stewardess Bag

October 20, 2008

If you are going to do Coach, please bypass all the logo canvas and get a piece of their affordable Classic leather line. Yes, they do still have their classics surprisingly. I have been looking for a saddle bag that’s not gigantic, has soft tan leather that I can just beat around and abuse. Make it look like I found it in a vintage shop instead of online. That was what Coach used to be, old school. Yes, I know I do buy other monogram canvas for outrageous prices, I’m a hypocrite, but at least I’m not buying Coach monogram! Trend of all trends. Another thing, have you seen some of the prices they have on their newer bags? I actually liked one leather bag and almost passed out over the $1,000 price tag! 😯 Stick with the classics, because they only get better with age, and won’t look so last season. You can buy through Coach for $298. Breath of fresh air if you ask me.

Muxo by Camila Alves Crock Bag

October 20, 2008

This Muxo by Camila Alves Crock Bag is similar to the bag that I posted about earlier, Paulista’s Little Sister. This one is cheaper and more interesting though. It is croc-embossed on the front, but it’s also distressed all over, which gives it character and prevents this bag from being bo-ring. Again, her bags are handmade and look a little rough, but that’s the appeal for me. A good bag collection needs a little variety, you can have your lady-like (uptight *cough cough*) bags, but you need the fun ones too that still rely on amazing quality in order to stand out.  The closure is magnetic, and there is also an interior magnetic-snap pocket as well. Buy through Shopbop for $650. I had to add this detailed shot, it looks gorgeous!

Yves Saint Laurent Overseas Leather Tote

October 19, 2008

YSL has a gift. And that gift is making stunning, carry-me-everywhere handbags. This one is no different. I’m already partial to soft, pretty things, especially if I can carry it over my shoulder. YSL has also perfected the croc-embossed nubuck suede so well, it’s practically their signature look. The drawstring closure is not my favorite thing in the world, but it does make it easy getting in and out of this pretty number. Isn’t the color gorgeous? Grey, or Sky Anthracite, is such a hot color, and even when it inevitably does go back out of style, it’s still a classic. Purchase through Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,895.