Tag Archives: satchels

Handbag Phenom: Onna Ehrlich

I’m lusting over Onna Ehrlich’s Francoise Croco Bowler and Dawn Croco handbags!  They are so gorgeous, roomy, and look well-made!  Simple design- I love that because some handbags are wayyy overly designed… ugh…  I’ve only seen these two particular bag styles offered no more than once or twice in sample sales.  Both times I missed out =(.  Drat!

*Photocredit: Onna Ehrlich

Studded Sensation, Sara Berman

Totally irresistible accessories by Sara and Amiee Berman. You know that I’m a sucker for studded belts and boots but this love also translates to handbags and cosmetic pouches. Wow, hehe… an actual studded makeup bag and with leopard print satin lining too- how cool is that?

*Photocredit: The Out Net

Fendi Sequin Baguette

One of the most coveted of all Fendi baguettes. I believe this bag was featured in the movie, 13 Going On 30, starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. The pathetic thing is, I can’t seem to find any close-up pics of her bag (Fendi silver sequined baguette). Surely someone mentioned/reviewed such a gorgeous bag somewhere on the web? I’ve also included pics of my top choice bags featured at a recent Hautelook sale (solid grey backdrops).

*Photocredit: Hautelook, Various Sources

Katherine Kwei at Gilt

Today was the KK sale. I was keeping my fingers crossed that I would see something from her Spring 2009 Collection, and I did =)! I posted my top picks from the sale below. At regular price, her bags are tres expensive so this was considered a pretty good sale. I personally don’t care for the new canvases done in powder blue/periwinkle but the knotted design is really beautiful. The new moss tote is really nice and was offered at a good price. I’ve realized that I prefer her handbags and accessories with color contrast. While the Edna Shopper done in wine is gorgeous, I do prefer the wine colored knot design against black leather rather than a tonal effect of top to bottom wine. For a red lover, it’s probably euphoria. My top choice for a cute summer bag is the Donna Large Hobo in salmon. Please remember to double click on all pics for enlargement.

*Photocredit: Gilt

Marc Jacobs, Old & New & Louis Vuitton Shimmer Halo

Just found these pretty bags via ShopStyle. Beautiful but crazy expensive- priced like an inexpensive or pre-loved Chanel. The costs of creating designer bags from an industry point-of-view may be rising but the prices are becoming out-of-control. I’m mad at MJ for his continued price hikes. Some of his bags in the Spring 2009 Collection should be at least a few hundred dollars lower than they actually are. I’ve also included bags from other seasons and of course, his Stella, the one that started my love for this brand. I know I’m a little behind with LV but I love love love the Shimmer Halo from 2008 =), TDF!!!

*Photocredit: Various Sources

Yves Saint Laurent Handbags & More

I was just browsing the YSL sale at Ruelala *drool.* All I can say is wow!!! I was hoping to see the Easy Y/Crest in gold/bronze there but oh well… that would be too good to be true. But anyway, WOW ;). Almost all the bags sold out in a half-an-hour, which confirms that in general women are not recession shoppers =). The more exotic-looking leathers were TDF. I’m not a huge fan of the Muse 2 but I can understand its appeal. I love the Muse 1 more but I’m concerned that it may not be the most comfortable to carry since it’s bulky and I love shoulder bags over hand-helds- its shape reminds me of the LV Alma. I also wish I was more of a patent leather fan but I worry that the finish makes these bags even more prone to revealing scuffs. On the upside, the pebbled leather on the Easy Y is so beautiful. I love the Teal and Ombre colors of the Downtowns. I’m featuring shoes, sunglasses (love the semi-puffed heart detail), and almost all the bags below LOL. My top picks? Gee, it’s almost unfair to narrow it down so feast on these–>

*Photocredit: Ruelala