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The Handbag Blog, daily purse reviews and resource for everything bag related.

Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:47:53 PST


AERIN by Aerin Lauder Floral Embroidered Suede Crossbody Bag

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:47:53 PST

In my neighborhood, we have been experiencing very spring-like temperatures. As nice as this warm weather has been, it has really got me thinking how it isn’t quite winter and yet it isn’t quite spring. Welcome to the Goldilocks Zone. Personally, for me it’s difficult figuring out what color handbag I should carry during this medium. Anyone else? With the weather the way it is, black just seems too drab, conversely it isn’t spring yet so maybe a pastel color isn’t such a good idea. Luckily, a solution is still within our grasp. Gray handbags are still a hot item and, in this scenario, they seem to be a perfect fit. One piece that caught my eye though is the AERIN Floral Embroidered Suede Crossbody Bag. I think it would be perfect for this transitional period inbetween the winter to spring season. It may just be me, but before today I didn’t realize Aerin Lauder did anything besides cosmetics and fragrances. I mean, yeah, she has her eponymous label (aside from Estee Lauder) but it is mostly beauty products. Apparently she does handbags and accessories as well. Who knew?! When I saw this particular handbag though, it was definitely love ...

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Spring Summer Handbag Trend: rose quartz pink and baby blues

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:03:38 PST

When it comes to handbags, powder shades are in this season. You’re going to see a lot of rose quartz pink and baby blues this Spring Summer 2017 season, especially from handbag designers like Gucci, Valentino, Miu Miu, Prada, Saint Laurent, Fendi, and so many more. Below you will find my current top 4 picks for this season. Saint Laurent Monogramme Blogger Bag The Saint Laurent Camera Bag is now called the Monogram Blogger Bag. Everyone needs a grab-and-go bag that can easily go from day to night. What makes the Saint Laurent Monogramme Blogger Bag so unique is the instantly recognizable signature jumbo tassel and Cassandre hardware. Crafted just right into a compact style that is proportionate to fit just the essentials. AVAILABLE AT NET-A-PORTER: Saint Laurent Monogramme Blogger Bag Hermes Evelyne Feed Bag Forget the Hermes Birkin or Kelly Bag, and check out the equally as fantastic Evelyne purse. Of course, you can buy this bag brand new, but check out this previously owned Hermes baby blue beauty available from high-end reseller WGACA. The Hermes Evelyne Feed Bag is styled in pebbled leather and topped off with that iconic perforated Hermes “H” logo. AVAILABLE AT SHOPBOP: WGACA Hermes ...

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Summer Worthy: Lancaster Paris Pur Smooth Optic White Mini Bucket Bag

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:43:37 PST

As we get closer to the spring and summer 2017 season we can without a doubt expect to see more drawstring bucket bags. I love the style, especially in white. I have a white Dolce & Gabbana Drawstring Bucket Bag that has always been my go-to summer casual handbag for over 5 years now. Crazy, huh?! For a white bag, it has really held up to the test of time. Of course, there are special Tips for White Handbag Maintenance. However, I’m about ready to retire that bag for something new and this Lancaster Paris Pur Smooth Optic Mini Bucket Bag is a top contender. It’s only $150. Which sounds fantastic, but I’m a firm believer in “you get what you pay for,” and as someone who has never purchased a Lancaster Bag, I wonder how durable it is. And when I say durable, I’m talking test of time. It probably won’t last as long as a $2500 Dolce & Gabbana Bag, but should get at least a couple summers use. So if you have feedback on Lancaster Handbags I would love to hear it in the comment section!! Also, if white isn’t your color, the Lancaster Paris Pur Smooth Optic ...

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Balenciaga City Bag- Still in Style or Pass?

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:57:08 PST

When it comes to handbags, Balenciaga without a doubt is not the powerhouse that it once was. Back in the early to mid-2000′s, Balenciaga was at its peak. Since then we’ve had a flood of contemporary designers that offer new fun and trendy styles season after season. For Balenciaga to rely on only one style as their signature piece, such as the City Bag, and to offer season after season only to change the color gets monotonous after a while. Balenciaga does have other styles like the Papier A4 Tote but still, has the same signature hardware look. There still is a Balenciaga fan base of course, but I just don’t hear as many people flocking to pick up the newest color of the season, like before. If you still like this style you can most certainly find it at most department stores. Neiman Marcus has the biggest selection of Balenciaga City Bags online! Pictured above is the Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City Bag in beige, $2,125. Looking for a previously released color from a reputable seller? Check out this Spring-worthy turquoise blue Balenciaga city available by What Goes Around Comes Around.

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Chanel Cerf Bag Look for Less- Kate Spade Candace Satchel

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:29:55 PST

At first glance when I ran across the Kate Spade Candace Satchel, it reminded me of the Chanel Cerf Bag. It pretty much looks identical and definitely scores a B+ when it comes to a look-for-less version. The Kate Spade Candace Satchel is pretty spot on when it comes everyday work style. It has all the features that one looks for in a work purse. First, you have the overly spacious size, which is ideal for anything and everything- laptops, papers, snacks, water bottle, umbrella, etc. The rain protecting top closure- something most people don’t think about until it’s too late. One thing that this bag has that the Chanel Cerf Bag does not, is the zip top closure. Brilliant! I live in Seattle, where it rains every so often, so this is definitely a nice feature to have. I love to use my Cerf Tote on most work-occasions because of the size, clean style, and simple structure. However, on rainy days it has to be left at home. Also, I would say this bag is a little bit more structured than the Chanel Cerf. Not my much, but it definitely has a more blocky look. All and all if you’re looking ...

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Coach 1941 WESTERN embroidery Rogue Bag

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:27:48 PST

It seems like the fall and winter season just flew by! However I’m when it comes to color palettes, I’m a huge fan of traditional autumn colors like dark red, burnt orange, mustard yellow, and olive green. These colors were everywhere this fall season, obviously. However, Coach has managed to update the traditional color palette, with the classic Coach 1941 WESTERN embroidery Rogue Bag! Everyone knows off-white looks great during the winter months. Coach managed to build on this idea by creating this off-white tote with a burnt orange vertical stripe. And the flowers are a perfect transition to the spring season. The flowers sort of blend in, while the burnt orange stripe really pops. I can see this handbag making it all the way until spring! Coach 1941 Western Rogue Bag retails for $995. Available in white at available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Also available in black over at Coach

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Rebecca Minkoff Power Puff Keychain

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:30:50 PST

Rebecca Minkoff Power Puff Keychain with a hidden surprise! Remember when the bag charm trend was in full swing a few years back? Lately though, there just don’t seem to be as many out there. What better way to revive the bag charm trend than with a keychain charm that doubles as a tech accessory? At first glance you wouldn’t think there was anything else to the design, but in fact this little fluff ball is actually a phone charger. Pretty cool huh? It’s stylish, and a convient way to store away your phone charger. Being stranded without a phone charger is the worst situation to be in. The Rebecca Minkoff Power Puff Keychain is made of soft rabbit fur, and secretly equipped with USB and lightning charging cables. Attaches to your purse, keychain, or backpack by a lobster-claw style clasp. The Rebecca Minkoff Power Puff Bag Charm is available here at ShopBop

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Zimmermann Circular Link Bag

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:23:36 PST

There are not a ton of Australian handbag designers out there, but when a new one pops up it’s always interesting. Here we have Zimmermann, who is one that didn’t necessarily recently pop up- they have been around since 1991. Instead, it’s more like a revival. Zimmermann has been putting out some really beautiful handbag styles and I, for one, am taking notice. Pictured here is one particular style that caught my eye. Take a moment and discover the Zimmermann Circular Link Bag! Somewhere between casual and chic, but with a twist, Zimmermann handbags are said to epitomize Australian style. Now I can’t speak to that since I’m not Australian. What I do know is that this bag is definitely a very fun and unique piece by anyone’s standards. I absolutely love the nude color. It’s such a hot color, even as we progress into the winter months. I also love the linked leather design. It creates such a great, almost crochet-like texture and an interesting pattern. It sort of reminds me of a sunburst in a way. The crossbody strap also adds some versatility to this style, while also helping to maintain that semi-casual element. I think this lovely ...

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Marc Jacobs Retro MTV Canvas Tote

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:33:01 PST

I literally grew up watching MTV. Back in the good ol’ days, they actually had music videos. Yep, that was basically their entire lineup – blocks of music videos. Of course, I would have to watch when my dad wasn’t home because he did not approve. Too much inappropriate content or something like that. By the time I was able to watch without worry, they had stopped showing as many music videos and had moved on to this new, revolutionary thing called reality TV. Oh well, I still have fond memories of MTV. That is why I was so excited to see this tribute to MTV from Marc Jacobs. Check out the Marc Jacobs Retro MTV Canvas Tote! Who doesn’t need a canvas shopping tote or two? Or three? They are perfect for trips to the farmer’s market and even to the beach! They are so simple and easy to keep on hand just in case you find yourself needing to carry some extra things around. But there is nothing that says a canvas tote needs to be plain or boring. Nope, they can (and should) be fun! That is why I like this tote. What could be more fun ...

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The Everyday Essential: Basic Black Handbag Guide

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:49:36 PST

You simply cannot go wrong with a basic black handbag. They are versatile, they go with just about anything, work any season, and they make the perfect staple for a well-rounded handbag collection. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered there too! Check out these lovely pieces I have been eying recently. Botkier Bowery Tote – Available Here A simple tote is the perfect bag for everyday. It’s big enough to hold all of your essentials and more. Even comes with an extra pouch! I love this particular tote because it has nice, subtle details that set it apart for other similar pieces. The perfect bag either to the office or using as a weekend tote! The Botkier Bowery Bag retails for $173 (orig $246) Cambridge Satchel Company Poppy Bag – Available Here When I think of the Cambridge Satchel Company, I think of the classic school satchels and not of their full handbag line. They have so much more to offer and this piece is an excellent example of that. I love the classic, retro-ish styling of the Poppy Bag. It’s a bag that you can carry for years to come. Although, the bag is ...

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