From covetable carryalls to luxe duffles and totes, the lineup of 2011 It bags looks pretty juicy — and especially lust-worthy on the arms of our favorite celebrities. We've spotted fashion fixtures like Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ashley Olsen toting the goods, and now we're testing your handbag IQ. Do you know the designers behind these celebs' hot handbags?
This season, we're shelving our heavy leather totes in favor of lighter, brighter arm candy. We're craving bolder prints and color to lend a fresh finish to our Spring wardrobes. After scanning the selections, we've narrowed it down to 10 favorites — a classic canvas Wang, a citrus-hued Marc Jacobs, a sweet floral clutch, and just a taste of the '70s on a crossbody bag. Some are timeless investments, others just for fun — click through to shop the bags we're coveting this season.
OK, I am totally embarrassed to post this picture, but I have a real big bag dilemma/disaster in my closet. I have quite a few purses and I have no idea how to store them. Right now they are in a pile, half in their sleeper sacks, half not. I tried putting them on shelves, but they just kept falling off. I'm not a fan of hanging them on hooks, because I don't want the handles on my nicer bags to get ruined. What do I do? Does anyone have any suggestions for handbag storage? We're remodeling, so please excuse the awful mess, but this is making me nuts and I need help fast!
Ah, the age-old handbag dilemma — I know it well and have a few simple fixes to try. To see what they are, just read more
Chief curartor Randi Molofsky from Portero.com tells us how to distinguish a real Birkin bag from a fake. From the authenticated Hermès logo stamp to the unique engravings on the lock and key, Randi outlines all the important details that make it so special and what to look for when purchasing a coveted Hermès Birkin bag.
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Even though everyone says shoes are the new It bag, I still got love for my hobos, clutches, and purses. Over the years, I've developed a fine eye for identifying handbag designs. Certain brands stick to their trademark while others use their favorite embellishments over and over again. Have you fine-tuned your senses? Take my quiz to see if you can match the hot handbag designer to the hot creation!
Wasn't I just just saying red accessories are red hot right now? Perfect, then, that I ran into this lovely Vintage Red Chain Purse. If you're into the vivacious hue, consider buying it for the following reasons: it's sassy, the gold chain detail is fabulously unique, and it's the perfect size for day or night. Sold.
The current bidding price is $12.99 and the auction ends on Thursday, Aug. 6. Good luck and happy bidding!
From what Molly tells me, Pug owners have a special love for their smooshies – after all we celebrate "Pug Sunday" here in San Francisco! I shouldn't be that surprised to see this breed as a bag, right? Well, as the designer, Jennifer Liu, explains, it's "all of the affection, none of the responsibility" with this dog purchase. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly way fancier than any dog I've seen – crystal paws and silk linings – and can be scooped up for under $50 . . . my only question is: Are you doing the scooping?