I have a confession: I actually really don’t like Instagram. Not only because it is a time suck, but also because I think it is slowly ruining all of us.
For a while, I wondered every season why Fendi wasn’t reviving its iconic logo fabric, especially when it comes to bags. After all, classic logo bags have been gaining popularity for several years, and Fendi’s monogram is one of the most well-known in fashion history. The brand has apparently realized the opportunity that lay in front of it, though, because it’s been adding in more logo pieces to its collections consistently for a couple seasons, and for Fall 2018, Fendi has gone all-in.
Special treats are featured within: Chrissy Teigen , a double dose of Hilary Duff , Lupita Nyong’o , and more Kardashians and Jenners than you have time to complain about! There’s a host of luxury leather goods from Gucci , Tod’s , Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton that range from brand new to nearly vintage. There’s mystery bags! There’s even your favorite mom/aunt from film and/or television, Laurie Metcalf! Shall we dive in
Shopping for deals at the end of February is a bit of a stretch—most of the good stuff has come and gone, and I often find myself getting bored with the sale section and moving over to the new arrivals. It’s at this particular time of year that I get the itch for something new, fresh, and—gasp—full price. Mainly because I’m lazy and I don’t like to do a ton of digging
Say Hi to Danielle on Instagram or Twitter and check out her performance in Station 19 on March, 22nd on ABC. Shot at the Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel in New York City.
One of designer Alessandro Michele’s best tricks is simultaneously letting consumers feel like they know exactly what to expect from his new Gucci collections, but also that they have no idea what to expect.
Last week, you guys caught something that we did not, at first glance: Bella Hadid , coming out of an NYC hotel, carrying what was either a “knockoff” or “inspired” Hermès Birkin, depending on how you look at it. When we selected and processed the image, it just looked like a particularly battered old suede Birkin, and that she’d be toting one of those rare bags seemed—Hadid and the other young stars in her social circle tend to stay on the bleeding edge of whatever’s going on in fashion, and the first suede Birkin I had personally ever seen recently sold for a record price at auction. As our eagle-eyed readers (really, what would we do without you?) pointed out, though, a completely different strain of Young, Wealthy Handbag Syndrome was at play here: the bag isn’t a Birkin at all, but made to look like Birkin as…a joke?
When we did a deep dive into the origins of Kendall Jenner’s maybe-vintage, maybe-fake, maybe-fake-vintage Louis Vuitton Fanny Pack last year, one thing surprised me far more than the fact that a rich 20-something would carry a crappy fake: that Louis Vuitton didn’t already make a similarly retro monogram fanny pack. After all, both belt bags and logos are enjoying huge resurgences right now. Louis Vuitton has apparently also noticed that gap between dominant trends and its handbag lineup, too, because the brand just debuted the Louis Vuitton Bumbag, which looks a lot like the fake we caught Kendall carrying.
When it comes to small leather goods, my personal framework of evaluation is somewhat different than it is for bags. When looking at a bag, appearance is super important to me—after all, one of its two primary purposes is to be seen. For wallets, card cases and other little accessories, though, function trumps form in my mind, although form is still important—I may not be looking at my wallet as much as I look at my bag, but there’s no reason something useful can’t also be aesthetically pleasing.
Celebs opted for very polished, very straightforward designer styles this week, and a few obviously treated themselves to something new to celebrate various career milestones. Of course, they may not need to wait until they sign on to a reboot of a classic 90s sitcom or a multi-movie Marvel franchise to buy nice things, just like some of you, and I envy you.