Tag Archives: shoulder bags

Rebecca Minkoff’s & Lanvin’s Cute Crossbodys

I’ve been loving crossbody bags recently for the obvious reasons (hands-free option and when a big heavy bag isn’t preferable).  They are great for date nights (especially theater nights) and when you need to carry only necessities for classes or on errands.  Here are two favorites of mine:

Rebecca Minkoff Classics MAC Crossbody Clutch:

“Oversized clip-lock boldly details the front flap pocket of a lightly textured leather clutch designed with an optional chain strap for versatility.

  • Top zip closure.
  • Exterior zip pocket under flap.
  • Protective metal feet.
  • Interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets; key clip.
  • Logo-print lining.
  • Leather.
  • Imported.”

 

Lanvin Metallic Chain Crossbody Bag:

“Signature ribbon-detailed chain strap completes the utterly feminine look of this metallic lambskin bag.

  • Bronze quilted lambskin and self piped trim.
  • Chain shoulder strap with black leather top and ribbon detail on side.
  • Golden hardware; front zip with loop slider.
  • Pleated corners.
  • Fabric lining; inside open pockets.
  • 11 1/2″H x 14″W x 5″D.
  • Made in Italy.”

 

*References: Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

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

MapTotes

Looking for a new shopping or school/study tote?  Look no further.  Maptotes is a cute and affordable solution to every day needs.  I especially love their denim and organic cotton styles =).  I was just wondering the other day why companies like 7FAM or Rock & Republic haven’t released a collection of denim bags?….  It’s to my surprise since they specialize in denimwear.

*Photocredit: Gilt & Maptotes

Maison Martin Margiela Shoulder Bags

I love MMM’s Poppy Shoulder Bag! It’s the perfect combo of navy and ivory satin with floral print- so silky soft to the touch too. I only wish all their bags were made in either small or medium. The large is enormous! I think the large may be even too large for tall women but maybe much better than for a shortie like me =(.

*Photocredit: eLuxury (I am sorry to see them close down their online retail site for those of you who are unaware. I think they will be fully shut down by June 2009 and that’s why they’re having all these special sales). The LV stuff on their site will be made available via LV’s website from what I understand.

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