Heart you Tote
I really like these practical totes with a simple message, "LOVE". The tote is made of canvas and has leather handles, the heart print is on both sides, one is red and the other is black as shown on this picture. This is one step above the common everyday and sometimes boring tote. The tote is made in the USA and it's available at Fluffyco.
A.P.C Fall Collection
A.P.C is the perfect example of classic style and timeless styling. A.P.C is a french label that designs men's and women's clothing, footwear and accessories. Their Fall 2011 line caught my eye today because of their beautiful and unexpected bright colors, the website is now organized by color which I think makes for a much better and more fun way to experience the full line. This is just a small snapshot of their line and if you want to see more click here. I should also let you know they are having a huge sale right now so check them out if you are looking for a new classic piece for your wardrobe.
Alexander Wang Gets Strappy
The latest collection of bags by the talented Alexander Wang uses neutral, understated colors with eclectic and eye-catching designs.
It's the juxtaposition of color and style makes this line such a staple for the season. His bags this season are out there in terms of design details but these grey and nude tones give them an added touch of luxury and make them more relatable. I am loving the straps on these bags! for more on his work click here.
Although I love working in the shoe business, designing and developing new styles, I have a crazy obsession for handbags, especially leather bags. I can pass up on shoes at a store but if I see a bag that fits my formula of perfection I have to have it and I will search everywhere for it until I get it. I think my bag collection is twice as big as my shoe collection and I do admit that I am not the type that uses a new bag everyday but I love having my options available for the perfect occasion in my closet. These is my latest find, these beatiful handbags are by Liebeskind and the leather on these beauties just looks gorgeous and super soft. Their prices are on the mid $300's which is expensive for a bag but really affordable for such a big leather bag. Check more on Liebeskind here.
River Island Bags
Since we are on the topic of bags I wanted to show my lady friends these wonderful finds from River Island. These are a fantastic example of trending styles with a great use of hardware and materials. Some of these are real leather and some are synthetic but they are all very affordable. Cross over bags are the must-have item right now, they are comfortable, relaxed and super functional, so stock up on your bag needs and start the season with the latest new trends! for more affordable fashion and accessories click here to visit River Island.
These are the perfect small handbags for those days when women only have a phone and ID to carry, like a night out around town with the girls. They look fun and casual but they are very practical and unique. These bags are from Maxine Dillon and they come in a variety of colors and fabrics. If you want to see more of these bags click here.
Here is a brand that know a thing or two about luxury leather bags and refreshing new ideas. Every piece in the Entermodal collection is unique, for example the duffel bag above is made out of one big piece of leather. The wallet above has a fun opening feature, the wallets have a cover that rotates from the bottom corner and the allow the wallet to fold out. Every piece made at Entermodal is made with really rich leathers and in very elegant colors. To see more click here.
Discovering new brands is something I enjoy. This one is such a treasure, bags made in leather make me so happy. Jas MB is an UK contemporary brand with emphasis in unique treatments and finishes. Their wide variety of designs makes this a versatile label for all ages. These are some of the designs that will be available in Spring 2011. To learn more about Jas MB click here.
Bags For Your Dad
If you have a jet setting dad who is always on the go on a business trip or on a weekend trip you should check out Urban Outfitters. They have a good lineup of men's bags, these are some of my favorites. You can't never go wrong with a good duffel, messenger or even a backpack. The options are endless this is just an idea for you to start the hunt for the perfect one. For more Urban Outfitters click here.
When it comes to reusable bags we have seen it all, but I thought you might want to check these Baggu ones because these are actually fun and easy to carry everywhere. They fold into a small pouch with a zipper and you can buy them in sets of three, five or just one. There are so many colors combinations that I suggest you check it out for yourself. Now you can reduce your plastic bag consumption and also look good grocery shopping. Check out their website here.
How sweet are these bags by Sohie Hulme? Beautiful leather, nice details and top of the line hardware. These bags are as unique as they come and I love the vintage whistle on the chain. I thought their line of accessories was really nice so I thought I would share some of the jewelry with you as well.
The whole mix and match of chains, pendants, metal pieces and whistles fit right in with the hardware trends. If you are into this blend of luxurious leather and shinny hardware check Sophie Hulme's work here.
Moores and Giles
The more I browse the Moores and Giles website the more details I find. Their whole line is out of this world and they have a wide variety of collections all targeted for different consumers. Here is a snapshot at some of them. The top two items is a collection for the bartenders on the go, it fits everything you will need to set up shop. the bags are made with waxed coated canvas and beautiful supple leathers. The bottom two bags are for the traveling costumer, it includes a classy duffel bag and a garment bag made with canvas and leather combination. They are basic and timeless pieces, for more of their work click here.
Romygold. BAGS TO LOVE!!!
Keep your eyes on this brand. They are making beautiful bags in all sorts of sizes and for all occasions and in really nice leathers. These are my favorite pieces. Keep your eyes on Romygold, they are my new temptation. Visit their site here and enjoy the eye candy.
Heritage Leather Co.
Here is a brand that makes handbags based on an utilitarian and vintage idea. These are made by Heritage Leather and sold at Hickoree's. They come in different sizes, they are made with a heavy gauge canvas and a leather bottom. I like the details that went into them and how simply and functional they are. They seem like a great bag to carry to the beach or on a weekend trip. Check out these bags and more vintage inspired designs here.
Alexander Wang’s New Bags
Alexander Wang continues to make beautiful bags, here are my favorite bags of the season. They are made with supple leathers, metal zippers and have a very relaxed look to them. The deconstructed look and long strap bags are still strong trends, this is a beautiful mix of both movements. Even though they have a edgy look they are still very wearable styles that can be worn for years to come. You can visit Alexander Wang's website or you can visit Aloha Rack to get these and other designer's collections. Aloha Rack is a great place to find designer brands that are elegant and easy to wear.
Alexandra Cassaniti's Neoprene Line
One of my favorite local designers is Alexandra Cassaniti. I first saw her website and felt in love with her reversible spring wetsuit and bags. Then I found out she also made a reversible bikini suit with the same neoprene material. What I admire the most from her brand is that everything she designs and manufactures is made in the U.S.
A month ago I found out she was having a sample sale in LA. I couldn't miss it, this was my chance to try the suits out and finally give them a space in my closet. When I like something I keep going back to check it online which I did for over 8 months! When I got to the sample sale I went right to the table and grabbed the last suit and bikini left.
I was helped by the nicest woman ever, and after I tried them out I mentioned to the lady how much I love the designer and how I keep visiting her website every other week. To my surprise I was talking to Alexandra Canssaniti herself!. I have to say that Alexandra is not only a talented designer bu...