While the gang at PB HQ enjoys their annual summer break, let’s look back on the past few months and highlight the best of celeb summer bag picks. Pickings were by no means slim this year, and the It Bags of the season weren’t as well telegraphed as they have been in summers past.
I have a confession to make: I used to love Instagram and now I find it a bit of a drag. There are many reasons for this: one being what a time suck it becomes, the second being how perfect everything appears at every moment, and thirdly a lot of the people that I follow when it comes to the fashion realm are wearing pretty much the same thing all the time
Goyard bags always stir up a wide array of opinions. Some people are die-hard Goyard fans , and others immediately think of Goyard as either just another logo bag or a bit too unattainable. Having a point of view will always inspire disparate reactions, though
Today kicks off our PurseBlog summer break but that doesn’t mean we don’t have something amazing in store for you! I’ve been working with THE OUTNET team to offer a sale that is just for you – it won’t go public and no one else has access to it. For this week only, we have access for you to a PurseBlog x THE OUTNET Exclusive Sale with items marked up to 90% off, which means incredible deals. There’s quite a bit to go through, so you’ll want to check it out quickly to find what you want and nab it before someone else does.
Mini bags are quite miniature indeed this summer, and it makes me more aware that brands seem to to be switching their focus from doll-size versions of their most popular totes and top handles to mini designs and smaller versions of more rigid designs that are fairly compact to start with. Coach seems to have several alluring minis at the moment, and they’re even reviving little vintage designs like the Dinky, which has (re)appeared in their last few seasonal collections.
A few weeks ago, we brought you an in depth look at the new handbag brand Senreve . The brand let me pick a bag out to try for myself, and I opted for the Maestra . The designers behind the brand put a great deal of focus into usability and functionality of their designs, and since having Millie, when I carry a bag, it’s really important to me that it works well.
For how much luxury brands love to talk about quality, workmanship and the legions of highly skilled artisans they employ, most of them keep their manufacturing processes and factory employees as hidden from the public narrative of their brand as possible. Newer brand are perhaps less beholden to these old narratives around fantasy and reality, which is a good thing: it’s important for those paying a premium for a consumer product to feel confident they’re getting their money’s worth, and young companies don’t have the smoke-and-mirrors of heritage to fall back on for that purpose. The best way to counter that is simply to show us what’s up
I’m on the record as not being a major fan of of novelty bags, and that’s only become a more solidified opinion as the trend has worn on. We, the great handbag-buying populace, seem to have beaten it back in almost all situations, and the novelty purses that makes it through now are generally pretty cute in one way or another. The Anya Hindmarch Pouch Fox Clutch and its two little friends, which I just spotted this week, maybe very well be the cutest of all
If you’ve been following along in the last few months, you may have seen J.W. Anderson bags pop up here and there , and if you’re a big fan of what’s trending in fashion, then you’ve already seen the ever-popular, Instagram-worthy Pierce Bag. The Pierce Bag is the definition of downtown cool, with its foldover front flap and distinct gold metal ring detailing, and it’s a favorite among fashion’s coolest girls
With each season, handbag brand release a mix of old, new and old-but-new. Getting the balance right is important; brand need to tend to each design’s lifespan by updating it in ways that make it feel new but not unfamiliar while still making standard, well-loved versions of those same designs and moving the brand forward with completely new bag debuts. If you’re the type of person who self-selects into reading our site, you probably know what the returning favorites are for the biggest brands, so we’re here to discuss the newcomers.