Ankle boots have never seemed less relevant than they do this week. High-heeled over-the-knee and even thigh-high boots were both extremely popular picks for Kardashians prowling around LA and UK celebs hitting the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards in London. And while boots seem like an obvious choice for winter, the majority of boot-clad celebs were based in Southern California, of course, and one might not have been even wearing pants. That's Christmas in LA for you.
Here's 16-time (!!!) Victoria's Secret runway model Adriana Lima, giving her double a squeeze at the unveiling of her new Madame Tussaud's wax figure in NYC. She's wearing beautiful, black Gianvito Rossi Over-the-Knee Suede Boots paired with a sporty, floral silk jumpsuit.
Alessandra Ambrosio recently swung by the set of Extra! in LA to rev up the crowd in a black and gold patent leather pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, paired with a skirt and bralette combo from Fausto Puglisi's Resort 2016 runway collection. What else would one wear in December?
Here's British recording artist and TV personality Cheryl Fernandez, walking the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards in an intricately embroidered pair of black thigh-high Sergio Rossi boots. Her gown is a custom design from Topshop, of all places.
Emmy Rossum recently hosted Godiva's "Hot Chocolate for a Cause" launch in NYC while wearing a festive pair of red suede Louboutins. From now until December 15th, Godiva will donate a dollar of every hot chocolate beverage sold in their shops to Toys for Tots. Next time you feel another mid-mall holiday shopping breakdown coming on, just take a breather and indulge in a hot chocolate at Godiva. It's for a good cause.
I feel I'm in danger of twisting my ankle just by looking at Khlo¨¦ Kardashian's stiletto-heeled Aquazzura Giselle Suede Boots. Khlo¨¦ recently wore these boots while visiting her lawyer's office in LA. We can only assume this exchange was filmed for KUWTK posterity.
Meanwhile, Khlo¨¦'s sister Kourtney Kardashian was spotted doing a little shopping at Saint Laurent in Beverly Hills and wearing a much more supportive pair of black suede Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots. She's also carrying one of our favorite bags, the Givenchy Pandora Mini Bag, which you can find in both red and black for $1,790 at Saks.
And here's sister Kylie Jenner leaving the West Hollywood launch of her highly coveted lip kits, which took place at Dash, of course. (Where else would it be?) She's wearing a cream-colored pair of cut-out Christian Louboutin Salonu Pumps.
It's the best time of year for bag deals; it's rare that you see sought-after bags like Givenchy Antigonas and Saint Laurent Sacs De Jour on sale, let alone in several sizes and colors, but that's exactly what we've got going on this week. Add to that some Valentino Rockstuds and a Gucci or two, and now's the perfect time to be looking to pick up a new addition to your collection. We scoured our favorite sale sections to pull out exactly those bags, and they're available for your shopping pleasure below. If you act quickly, that is.
Why It¡¯s the Bag of the Week: The Row might be more under-the-radar than when the brand first released its highly coveted backpack, but standout bags haven¡¯t stopped. This bag is entirely different than anything we¡¯re seeing, and the beaded strap is entirely awesome.
Yes, but remember that when you buy in euros you get the VAT(taxes) back in the airport so it actually makes it much cheaper to buy in Europe with the current exchange rate. You can basically buy your ticket to whatever country you want AND buy the bag for the same as the USD price.
Someone I know flew to Paris to get a small black flap, nowhere in France had one. They told her that she can get one in Venice! She flew from Paris to Rome to Venice to be told it was a mistake, they don't have one either. It was the Milan store that had one, she flew to Milan but it was beige they had not black!
As celebrity fashion endorsements go, Jennifer Lawrence's partnership with Dior is one of Hollywood's most high-profile; the French brand got in on the ground floor, so to speak, and it has dressed Jennifer for nearly every high-profile occasion in her meteoric rise to the A List. She's also the face of the Be Dior handbag line, but with Raf Simons out as creative director and 2016 the last year of her current, $15 million Dior contract, we noticed the Hunger Games star has been carrying Valentino almost exclusively for the past two months.
It doesn't happen that often, but sometimes I come across a bag while working on something and just can't get it out of my head. That's the case with the Kara Tie Shoulder Bag; I discovered it while looking for a handful of affordable black everyday bags, and it struck me as a particularly great option. You guys thought it was too; Shopbop sold out of the design the day after we included it in the post.
For me, the design has a similarly clean visual appeal to Mansur Gavriel's much-sought-after bucket bags, but with a little more slouch and without the interminable wait lists. It's the kind of bag I could see myself carrying every day.
When I first saw this bag here I thought it was Mansur Gavriel, not saying its a copy, this bag is definitely original. It looks nice on (see images on net-a-porter). Wish the strap was adjustable though.
There are plenty of worthy gifts most of us would be overjoyed to see under the tree this year, but as you might have guessed, the gift we're hoping you all receive is a beautiful new handbag. (At least as far as material gifts go.) When it comes to handbag gifts, as in all things handbag-related, we have some opinions and suggestions as you begin your journey into the gift-giving season.
Maybe you're a regular PurseBlog reader who would like to give your loved ones a nudge in the right direction on what you'd like this year, or maybe you're the relative of a bag-lover who's found him- or herself here looking for some help in selecting the perfect gift; either way, we've assembled over two dozen suggestions. Those include bags in many different styles, sizes and colors in prices ranging from attainable to extravagant; we think they're all crowd-pleasers.
Christie's expanded its Handbags & Accessories division to North America for the first time in 2014, and now the storied auction house is taking its presence in New York one step further. On December 11, Christie's will hold its inaugural New York live Handbags & Accessories auction at 20 Rockefeller Plaza; as you might have guessed, the handbags on offer will be as exceptional as the occasion.
The full auction includes 223 bags, and within that selection are numerous limited edition, one-of-a-kind, special order and exceptional pieces from iconic brands like Herm¨¨s, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Judith Leiber. Even in a burgeoning resale market for designer bags, they're the kinds of pieces you rarely see on the market, thanks to Christie's expert sourcing.
If you're more in the mood to add an everyday staple to your collection, the auction also includes a beautiful assortment of leather day bags with estimated sale prices as low as $1,000. If you're in New York, you can see the bags on display December 4 through 10 at Christie's Rockefeller Center Galleries, ahead of the live auction on December 11.
The Christie's New York Handbags and Accessories Live Auction will take place at 12:00pm on December 11, 2015 at 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. From December 4 to December 10, the handbags available in the auction will be on display at the same address from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, except for December 10, when the public display will end at 12:00pm.
The holiday season has snuck up on us once again, and with the season comes a rush of parties, dinners, cocktails and miscellaneous soirees that require a bit of fancy dressing. Just because you're dressed up doesn't mean you have to be uncomfortable, though; this year, you have our permission to ditch your stilettos for a pair of party-appropriate flats.
Just like festive party heels, these flats shimmer, sparkle and come covered in all manner of embellishment. Trust us, you don't need a staggering heel to make a statement; just let these fifteen party flats do all the talking.
By now, you know what to expect from Fendi: beautiful bags in familiar shapes, reinvented in colors, embellishments and finishes that require a closer look, plus added accessories that will inspire a thousand copycats. That's exactly what's on deck for Fendi Pre-Fall 2016; the brand released the upcoming collection's lookbook over the weekend, and we pulled out all the bags.
There are no new shape launches for Pre-Fall; instead, Fendi riffs on its recent classics with new versions of the Peekaboo, 2Jours and By The Way. There are also new accessory straps and bag charms in abundance, so make sure you take a close look at the photos below.
As much fun as it is to fantasize giving everyone in our lives extravagant gifts (including lots of handbags) for the holidays, that kind of budget is a reality for relatively few people. For most of us, the trick to gift-giving is finding things that are significant and personality-appropriate without being ungodly expensive, and if you poke around a bit, luxury retailers are teeming with gorgeous gifts under $500. So, naturally, that's exactly what we did.
If you¡¯re looking to give a very hard-to-find gift this holiday season or finally add a sought-after bag to your own collection, you¡¯ve got one more big chance before Christmas. Today at 11 a.m. Eastern, Mansur Gavriel will update its website with its full product line, and you can snag one if you act quickly. (I know people who have managed to do it! It can be done!)
For those of you who have never participated in the Mansur Gavriel Hunger Games, here¡¯s how it¡¯s worked in the past: at 11 a.m., the brand¡¯s website will come back online with a full-line restock. Shoppers are limited to one bag per person in order to fend off resellers who are trying to buy in bulk and flip the bags on eBay, so it¡¯s best to have something in mind before you shop. This restock will be of the Fall 2015 collection, as far as I know, so there shouldn¡¯t be too many wild cards.
It¡¯s also a good idea to be sure of what you want, because orders places through Mansur Gavriel¡¯s website are final. If that makes you a little nervous, you might want to consult our guide to where else to buy Mansur Gavriel online right now; most of the retailers in it have more forgiving return policies.
If you're not familiar with Pantone, the company is the steward of a color-matching system used primarily in the printing industry, which helps standardize shades across media and create consistent printed results, cataloging thousands of shades along the way. Every year, Pantone predicts which shade will be the trendiest over the next 12 months, and 2016's the first time the company has chosen two.
I hope you're done with burgundy, because according to Pantone, we're all going to be moving away from Marsala, 2015's big color trend, and on to something a little bit softer: Rose Quartz and Serenity. The soft shades of pink and blue are Pantone's 2016 Colors of the Year.