Celebs Take to the Skies with Old Favorites from Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton

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Fall Bags

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 With temperatures rising around the country, I’m feeling festive in a warm, wild sort of way, and I want a bag to match my mood. Bring on the colors of the rainbow, and some sparkle, to boot. I suggest you treat yourself, too!
1. Fendi Baguette Pailette-Embellished Shoulder Bag:icon What does an explosively infinite amount of candy-colored pailettes on a single white Baguette add up to? Countless smiles, of course! 
2. Sophie Hulme Embellished Mini Leather Tote:icon Sophie’s signature style is stiff structure loosened up with humor and whimsy. All this sparkle, thanks to cobalt, pale pink, and yellow crystals, makes for an instant mood-boost.
3. Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Mini Metallic Python Shoulder Bag:icon The monsieur of the red sole loves to prove that bright, bold things can come in small packages, and this kaleidoscopic silver python mini bag is no exception. 
4. Roger Vivier Pilgrim Floral Silk Satin Clutch: Whether you want to brighten up the evening or take a treasure out to lunch, this abstract sequin-covered clutch will be your new best friend. 
5. Paula Cademartori Dun Dun Leather Crossbody Bag: iconCan’t commit to one punchy bright this spring? Try a fresh cocktail of them with the help of this colorblocked baby bag, inspired by the designer’s vibrant homeland of Brazil. 
It’s hard not to like J. Mendelicon bags. With an aesthetic that tends to lean towards the simple and sophisticated, and an undeniable taste for all things luxe (hello, they’re a famed fur house!), their bags may not induce shock and awe, but they do incite an urge to get dressed up, in an elegant sort of way. And they’ve taken things up a few notches for Fall ’15.

The revolving-handle hardware is genius, and the hard, brushed metal looks so chic set against plush black-and-white mink, as seen on the Noir Shadow Minuit minaudière. The Melodie clutch is pared down as ever in matte-satin, while in gold-metallic Baroque embroidered lace, it feels overtly seductive for evening. The Baroque-inspired theme carries through to the embossed leather midi-clutch, featuring a low, front handle that makes for an invited twist, while J. Mendel’s interpretation of metallic gold leather is as gleaming and liquid-like as I’ve ever seen. Fit for date nights and galas alike, if their goal was to inspire the urge for an evening on the town, then mission accomplished.


There is nothing better than the annual spring bloom. You know what I mean: that first sunny day when you look around and see colorful blossoms have sprung and the foliage is suddenly verdant again. This year, the most precious petals arrive in the form of appliqués on beautiful bags, which is better because these will never wilt. Instead, the love of these flings will flourish for many seasons to come. Sure, you’ll pack them away for winter, but come the start of spring, you won’t want to wait to take these out.

1. Alexander McQueen Salamander Knuckle Embroidered Box Clutch:icon This just might be the most romantic take on the McQueen knuckleduster yet. An explosive satin bouquet gets topped with – surprise! – a crystal-coated salamander. 
2. Marni Leather-Appliquéd Suede Shoulder Bag:icon Who says the best nosegay (and yes, I’m going old-school with my garden terminology) has to boast a rainbow of colors? Go for the gold with this evening bag, topped with a detachable woven strap for a casual twist. 
3. Nancy Gonzalez Floral-Appliquéd Crocodile Shoulder Bag:icon On a similar note, all-white can be festively romantic, especially when each blossom has been hand-stitched to enduring perfection.
4. Simone Rocha Mad Flower Tote:icon Then again, it’s fun to get your floral fix with a great burst of color. Clever as ever, Rocha gives us a double dose of pretty flowers here. 

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Bags and shoes go hand-in-foot like the enduring combo of peanut butter and jelly! There’s something about a great, even match between your bag and shoes, particularly heels, that makes everything click. No surprise one can literally build an entire wardrobe each season around a brilliant pairing of the two. With that, my favorite duos of the moment:
1. Jimmy Choo Cloud Gold-Tone Box Clutchicon + Prada Crisscross-Strap Platform Sandals: What to wear with demure-sweet satin shoes, made slightly less docile with a chunky platform? Opt for a teeny clutch in caged gold metal for a textural contrast. Clutch, $1,625, on NET-A-PORTER, and sandals, $830, at Barneys New York.
2. Victoria Beckham Leather and Python Shoulder Bagicon + Stuart Weitzman Queen Croc-Embossed Pumpsicon: Don’t be intimidated by a bag that boasts a trio of colors. Play up the semim-neutral palette and the element of crocodile with a pump that combines the elements. Shoulder bag, $4,600, on NET-A-PORTER and pumps, $405, at Neiman Marcus.
3. Les Petits Joueurs Frida Princess Perspex Clutch + Givenchy Lace-Up Leather Sandalsicon: Channel your inner artsy street-style star with this unexpected union. A quirky clutch is complemented with a pair of whipstitched sandals that have a hand-touched feel. Clutch, $968, on Luisa via Roma and sandals, $1,525 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
4. Fendi Baguette Micro Leather Shoulder Bagicon + Prada Scalloped Suede Sandalsicon: There’s something about this mash-up of soft blue and deep red that oozes spring in a most untraditional way. Pack light with Fendi’s Micro Baguette, and bare your soles with Prada’s skimpy yet striking stilettos. Micro bag, $1,100 on NET-A-PORTER and sandals, $830 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
5. Saint Laurent Classic Small Emmanuelle Metallic Leather Bucket Bagicon + Laurence Dacade Pete Studded Suede Ankle Bootsicon: Here is a great example of the power of context. While this bag that could easily go slob with the wrong shoes, these studded, semi-casual ankle boots give it rock ‘n’ roll edge. It makes for a pairing that will inspire a mischievous night on the town. Bucket bag, $2,150, on My Theresa and ankle boots, $905 on NET-A-PORTER.


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Shoulder Bags

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Mary Katrantzou Leather and Glitter Envelope Clutch

 Our resident queen of wildly original and wickedly noticeable prints, then you’re not alone. Not content to be a super-talented one-trick pony, Mary is showing a new side to her design aesthetic and – surprise! – it includes a healthy dash of glitter.
With an architectural envelope structure and captivating twinkling texture over soft calf leather, this light and sweet accessory is the perfect foil to the multi-dimensional graphics for which Mary has come to be known. Who knew subtle sparkles in pale hues would suit her so well? The size walks the line between day and evening scale, so you can carry this clutch whenever you want to shine. I’ve already taken mine out for a fanciful test run, and it reminded me how satisfying it can be to invite some sparkle into your life! 
Wear with: I recently styled mine with a rather minimalist crepe camisole, which counters the clutch’s gleam perfectly. Try Chloé’s Iconic silk crepe de chine tank for a similar effect. 

How could you not love blush pink? The soft hue goes with literally everything! I know I’m guilty of saying this often (especially while justifying an irresistible new purchase), but in this case, the shade really does. Striking the right note between sweet girlishness and pretty confidence, it’s pink without being saccharine and neutral while maintaining its identity as a true color. Best of all, I can’t think of another color that makes one feel as harmonious with femininity as blush pink. So embrace yours now!
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim The Pashli Mini Messenger Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag: It’s refreshing to see a bag that doesn’t air on the side of bold femininity in a juxtaposing hue. The semi-tomboyish Pashli looks great with some blush on.
2. Opening Ceremony Lele Handbag: I like how Opening Ceremony is taking the term “handbag” in the literal sense, with their now-signature little hand hinges cleverly designed into the bag. 
3. Erin Dana Mini Bond Street Backpack: This bucket-inspired mini backpack may be under $250, but it looks luxe with the addition of gold-chain details.
4. Saint LaurentPink Quilted Monogram Shoulder Bag: This is the blush-pink bag for the logo-loving Snobs. Flaunt your love for old-school Yves while showing off your sweet yet structured side. 
5. Tod’s D Cube Shopping Mini Leather Tote: This staple is tried and true and admittedly not very exciting, but then again: less is often more, is it not? 


I’m not opposed to a light dusting of bronzer to highlight your own natural glow, but there’s only one kind of tan skin you need this summer, and it doesn’t require any exfoliation beforehand. Instead, it comes in the form of lovely leather bags. These versatile staples make the perfect complement to bare shoulders, no matter how pale you are!
1. Jason Wu Diane Leather Shoulder Bag: Who says a bag can’t multi-task? This luscious little shoulder bag is ideal for dressing up or paring down. 
2. Givenchy Medium Pandora Box Bagicon: A yummy leather body that happens to be the perfect shade of luggage tan manages to pop, thanks to the contrast of black accents. 
3. Kenzo Raindrop Leather Shoulder Bag: Neutral does not necessarily mean dull! Take Kenzo’s way with tan, showcasing quirky details to suit the modern hippie. 
4. Thakoon Hudson Leather Shoulder Bag: Thakoon proves it’s good to be two-faced. This accommodating saddle design features doubled-up compartments for superior functionality. 
5. Coach Dakotah Studded Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag: The era of Stuart Vevers at Coach is making me rethink the brand. It doesn’t hurt that their cool new aesthetic comes with a nice, old-school price, either. On NET-A-PORTER for $350.
Pair with: Summer’s little white dress is the iconic essential that will go with any and every one of these bags. 


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Valentino In Action: Check Out Our PurseForum Members’ Beautiful Bags and Shoes

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5 Bags Every New Yorker Will Be Carrying in 2016

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We’re serious about our bags, and for the past few years, the bags we’ve seen fashionable New Yorkers carrying have been serious, too: Black, neutral and totally minimalist. Yawn.

While structured basics aren’t going anywhere, 2016 is all about whimsical details and pops of color. Here are the five handbags you’ll see everyone carrying--bring on the tassels.

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This Gucci beauty is all over Manhattan this year, but thankfully, you don’t have to cash out your 401K to rock this style. Keep an eye out for structured, boxy shapes (slouchy bags need not apply) and simple embellishments.

Get the look: Aldo ($55); Tory Burch ($475); Gucci ($1,650)

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OK, this teeny-tiny purse isn’t going to fit your Kindle, your laptop, your makeup bag and all of the other stuff you lug around on the regular, but we guarantee it’ll be the most fun bag in your collection--especially if you get it in a color like lavender or pink.

Get the look: H&M ($20); Zara ($70); Fendi ($1,550)

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While this bag didn’t technically ever go out of style, this '70s throwback will be super popular this year. Stay neutral, sling it over your forearm (never the shoulder; that’s a fashion no-no) and you can’t go wrong.

Get the look: Asos ($42); MICHAEL Michael Kors ($368);Cartier ($2,030)

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These guys have been around a few years, but they’ve finally gone mainstream (yesss). You’ll have your pick of sophisticated backpacks, and by “backpack” we are not referring to that monogrammed L.L. Bean monstrosity you wore in high school.

Get the look: Silence + Noise ($69); Rag & Bone ($595); Dolce & Gabbana ($2,600)

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Tassels are all over the place this season (including your new favorite Loeffler Randall slides), but it’s easy to go overboard on this fun trend. Stick with a neutral base color so you can use it as a wardrobe staple.

Get the look: Joseph D’Arezzo ($25); Rebecca Minkoff ($245);Chloe ($2,390)

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Coach Debuts New Collection With Disney, Featuring Mickey Mouse Bags, Accessories and More

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