Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent - Downtown Bag

Jessica is not only dating Justin Timberlake aka Mr. Sexy Back, she is also bringing sexy back to the masses with her gorgeous YSL Downtown tote. I never cared much for white bags as they tend to get dirty really quickly, and I dont have the purse strings of a mogul. Therefore, I stick to colors I can manage.

We all know gray is huge this fall and every designer has at least one bag or accessory out there that is in this popular fall shade. The YSL Downtown bag in gray is exactly what caught my attention while surfing

Yes, the price tag of $1495 is hefty; but unlike the regular downtown, this one is in pebbled patent Grain de Riz leather, meaning it lasts longer and does better against stains and normal wear. I can only get 3 bags this season, and this one is definitely in contention for a spot in my heart. What do you think? Should I get it?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tod's Softy Pochette, Ink Blue

Tod's Softy Pochette in Ink Blue caught my attention while I was going over the items for sale at Eluxury. I thought Tod's hit a home run with the Softy collection last fall. This Pochette is made of smooth grain leather and is buttery soft to the touch. The silver hardware gives it that extra kick. I am usually not a huge fan of anything gathered but the gathered sides make the Pochette look stylish and hip. I am watching this closing on Eluxury. It is now $525. Maybe when it does to the 400s, I will make my move. Considering that the version Rachel Bilson was toting costs around $4,000, this seems like a steal. Will you buy it? Check it out at Eluxury.

Monday, August 11, 2008

ChloƩ Python Bay Bag

Chloe had a few very successful seasons (or is it years?) riding on the waves of everything Paddington. I was one of those Paddingtonatic, who vowed to sell her soul to the devil in exchange for a hard to get color. My two Paddies, Silver and Red, are currently resting comfortably in their dust bags and I believe they are classics that will always be in style.

The same can be said of the Bay bag. I love everything about the Bay bag: the interior space, zipped compartments, comfortable handles, and durable construction. This is a bag that is perfect for a New York city girl like myself! I was drooling when I saw this on Net-a-Porter. But at $4,000, it is more than mission impossible since I am no longer on my parents' payroll. The luxurious skin finish can dress up any outfit!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Jimmy Choo Saba Hobo

Jimmy Choo's Saba Hobo features elegant gold hardware rings and bracelets that are part of the bag. When I saw this picture in Neiman Marcus' thebook, my heart literally stopped beating. What a stunner!

This is the perfect accessory for fall! I have not seen this exact particular bag in person but similar exotic skin bags for the collection are buttery soft yet sturdy at the same time. I love the convenience of the magnetic snap closure and the 10" shoulder strap drop makes it easy to carry.

For this particular bag, check with your local Jimmy Choo store. This multicolor Karung skin bag will set you back a whopping $3,395, or you can get the less expensive version (Medium Saba Nappa Hobo) at Saks online for $2,450.

Monday, August 4, 2008

CC Skye Nikki Clutch

Count on Paris Hilton to own all the "IT" bags. I have had my eyes on CC Skye clutch, Nikki, for a while now and finally ordered it last week!

I can see why CC Skye bags and accessories are such huge hit with young celebrities. The hardware detail on the bags parallel its famed bracelets to make any plain old clutch pop from a mile away!

I love the color, hardware, size, and durability of this clutch! I sense it will be my loyal companion for years to come! It fits my ipod, sidekick, compact, travel-size perfume, keys, mini wallet, lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara - with some space left to spare!

This is a clutch that will spice up any wardrobe, at $310, it is not a bad buy: CC Skye Nikkie Clutch.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Annual Barneys New York Warehouse Sale

For all of you LA folks, Barneys is having its annual warehouse sale Thursday, August 7th thru Sunday, August 17th!

50- 75% off regular prices on all designer clothing, shoes, and accessories *including BAGS!*

Thursday, August 7th & Friday, August 8th: 8am -9pm
Saturday, August 9th: 9am - 7pm
Weekdays: 10am - 8pm
Weekends: 10am - 7pm

Barker Hanger, Santa Monica Air Center
3021 Airport Avenue

Tel: (310) 777-5700

I was at the warehouse sale 3 years ago while visiting a friend in LA. The selections are insane and the lines are outrageous! So be prepared to get there early and dress for the occasion. Most seasoned Barneys warehouse sale patrons go in leggings and tank top as time is of the essence; therefore, you do not want to waste time with trying on stuff with bulky outfit. Also, most people leave their manners at home =) Get ready for a fight over that hot Prada bag.

Leave a comment and share your loot!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Deere Colhoun Sienna Satchel

Lindsay Colhoun founded Deere Colhoun in search of the perfect bag for day wear, yet reasonably priced. Judging from how style makers (Kristin Cavallari) have responded to the Sienna Satchel, Deere Colhoun is set to make its mark on the handbags scene. The always stylish Rachel Bilson was sported around town in her favorite Deere Colhoun's Sienna Satchel and soon the Sienna was a fixture in all major gossip magazines! That is the power of celebrities endorsement (Kate Hudson, see below), and especially one like Ms. Bilson.

The Large Sienna Satchel is perfect for every day use with multiple pockets for all your electronic gadgets, makeups, sunscreens, notebook, and designer sunglasses. This bag is so spacious it is perfect for students in school! Hey, school is boring enough, why blend in when you can stand out with this bag.

Check it out at Singer22, $789: Sienna Satchel.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alexis Hudson Madeline Handbag

The Desperate Housewives know their fashion. Eva Longoria - Parker has been spotted all around town showing off her latest stunner; no, not the five-carat-plus emerald-cut diamond ring from her husband, Tony Parker, but her gorgeous Alexis Hudson Madeline bag in Pinot Snake!

Alexis Hudson, started in 2005 by Rachelle Copeland and Emily Ironi who named the brand after their kids, is hot on the celebrity map!

This timeless satchel is a great accessory for every fashionista with extremely roomy interior and
four protective metallic feet. I love how the hardware looks (clasp closure) against the tone and texture of the leather. The 6" shoulder straps are long enough for this lovely bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or carried around as a tote! Wear this with a skinny jeans and boots or gladiator sandals and you are ready to rock the look!

Hey if it is good enough for Teri Hatcher to tote it at the High School Musical Premiere, then it must be something special! Check it out at TheHipChick, (On Sale for $398; Reg Price: $780): Alexis Hudson Madeline or Endless (On Sale for $546; Reg Price: $780): Alexis Hudson Madeline. Comes with dust bag, in case you were wondering =)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent - Large Muse

Oops, YSL did it again. The classic muse reinvents itself this fall and debuts an updated patent-pebbled skin in to-kill-for colors.

I am a huge fan of the Muse. I cannot get enough of it. I thought the White Muse was the bomb. Then, YSL followed up with the Chocolate (see Jessica Alba, left) for Fall, then Blue-Grey for Spring/Summer, and now English Skin and Road Grey. Not to mention all the gorgeous colors they have in the Ostrich leather (hello, Heidi Klum anyone?) Someone save me from committing retirement suicide!!

Since I am obviously not Paris Hilton, whom I am sure will be sporting both of these colors, I have to settle for admiring them afar. I will be making frequent visits to my favorite blogs and drool at the fortunate few who purchased them.

The Muse is one of those bags that is perfect for every day use (and especially popular with celebrities.) It easily holds all my must-have-or-die items with plenty of room left to spare. There is a zipped interior pocket for your unmentionables and a cellphone pocket. Tres Chic!

Check it out at for $1795: YSL Large Muse.

Heather Hawkins Moonlight Clutch

Yes, Paris Hilton is not like us, I get that. When normal people see a bag they like, they ponder and have sleepless nights wondering which color to get. But, if you are Paris Hilton, in your simple life, you simply get all of them and enjoy a good night rest.

I have been dying for a Heather Hawkins clutch and now, with the 20% off (see code below), I am finally going to get it! After contemplating over the three colors for a week, I have decided on the Bronze color since it seems most versatile. My best friend has it in Turquoise, so I figured I could probably exchange it with her on an as-needed basis. I have always liked this clutch and it is no wonder celebrities flock to it like bees to honey. I love how spacious it is! I can put my Ipod (music), keys (I need to get home!), lipgloss (must-have in New York winter), credit cards (I am not a Hilton and thus cannot talk my way out of paying for things), money (for cab), ID (for clubbing), powder (shine is BAD!), and celly (duh!)

If you are looking for a good clutch to tote around, buy the Moonlight Clutch in bronze (pictured top right) today at for $209. For a limited time get 20% off with code "NEW20".

Sunday, July 27, 2008

CC Skye - Lucy Bag

It is no secret that Lauren Conrad (and many Hollywood celebrities) loves her CC Skye Black Lucy bag. The lovely and stylish Ms. Conrad is often snapped by paparazzi going about her business around the country toting her favorite CC Skye bag.

Personally, I am a huge fan of the bag. I love the various colors it comes in, especially the white leather with gold hardware. Although I am not too crazy about Amanda Bynes bright pink Lucy, I do think it looks pretty cute on her and very age appropriate. This bag has a very roomy interior, with pockets for your celly/sidekick, and a interior zipper, for all your daily necessities and the straps hang comfortably on your shoulder all day long.

I love the texture of the leather and the 14k gold plated hardware. I find the combination simply irresistible to my checkbook. For those of you who find the 14k gold hardware a bit much, it also comes in silver hardware.

Buy it at for $695: Lucy Bag. For a limited time, as Label360 is celebrating its new website, shoppers can get 20% off. Enter this code "NEW20" to get 20% off this bag.

Rebecca Minkoff Nikki Hobo - Enter to Win

San Diego native, Rebecca Minkoff busted onto the "IT" handbag scene with her now iconic bags. Her gorgeous creations now serve as the arm candy du jour to many young Hollywood celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Minnillo, Rachel Bilson, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Alba, Leighton Meester, etc.

Many of these young Hollywood have been seen with more than one such bag; and in Hayden's case, at least ten variation of Minkoff's creation in various designs, colors and sizes!

Like all her bags, Nikki's sultry leather is soft to the touch, lined with the most unexpected prints, and comes with matching knockout hardware (double dog leash clasps on sides). The Nikki hobo, unlike the other "IT" bags of her creation is even big enough to hold a 12"computer! I am the proud owner of three Rebecca Minkoff's bags, the Matinee, Morning After, and Morning After Mini and definitely a big fan of most of her bags, the Nikki is no exception. This bag measures approximately 19"W * 15"H * 4"D and comes with a snap button closure. The shoulder strap measures approximately 12" with a 8" drop.

Like the Balenciaga motorcycle bags' craze, once you start with your first Minkoff's bag, you just cannot stop. Each season builds on the previous and delivers colors and textures that are just to die for! It also helps that the designer herself is so personable and down to earth!

For all of you readers out there, Just Jared has an amazing giveaway! Just go to his site, and enter to win a Rebecca Minkoff Nikki bag! This contest ends July 30th. So why wait, hurry up!

And for all of you who did not win, buy it today at Rebecca Minkoff for $600. Or you can also go to Funky La La and check out the latest Fall colors!