Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ONO accessories - Making Fashionable Handbags That Are Sure To Please

Are you searching for that perfect handbag that is casual yet sophisticated, affordable yet exquisite, and at the same time Fashionable? Do you want to stand out from the crowd with a handbag that truly shows your individual side and is handcrafted with the utmost quality and attention given to every detail? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then ONO accessories is for you!

Are you searching for that perfect handbag that is casual yet sophisticated, affordable yet exquisite, and at the same time Fashionable? Do you want to stand out from the crowd with a handbag that truly shows your individual side and is handcrafted with the utmost quality and attention given to every detail? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then ONO accessories is for you!

ONO accessories’ bags are stunning pieces of wearable art that are perfect for both day and night, look great in traditional restaurants and theatres and are the accessory of choice in trendy bars and clubs. The bags epitomize the distinct personality of their owners – fun, hip, sophisticated or flirty.

With a variety of colors and textures there is sure to be a handbag for whatever style you are trying to achieve. Do you need a handbag for that “first date”? No problem, we have one for you. Do you want a bag that you can carry to the office and still make an impression on those around you? No problem, we have one for you. ONO accessories has a passion for creativity and knows that the “purse does make the outfit”.

According to Debra Zalvan, founder and designer, “I created my company because I wanted women to be able to have hand-made and hand-finished handbags that truly were a reflection of their personalities. Our bags are all about quality and the ability to be fashion forward yet at the same time accessible to those that want to purchase our products. My true hope is that you enjoy using our bags, expressing yourself and having fun with your accessories!”

For those women getting married, we also have a wonderful bridal collection. The bags are designed with classical elegance for that “special day” but can also be used after this blessed event. They are perfect for evening wear or formal occasions. Your bridal bag can be more than just a memory; it can become your “bag of choice” for future nights out with your new husband and friends! The possibilities are endless!

For further information about any of the ONO accessories products, call 617.469.6302 or visit http://www.onoaccessories.com

Source: prweb.com

Coach Profit Rises on Fancy Handbag

Coach Inc.the largest American luxury leather-goods maker, said first-quarter profit increased 34%, led by the introduction of Signature Stripe handbags. The company raised its earnings forecast for the year.

Net income in the quarter through September 30 was $125.6 million, or 34 cents a share, exceeding analysts' estimates. A year earlier, profit was $93.6 million, or 24 cents, the New York-based company said today in a statement. Coach expects full-year earnings of at least $1.63 a share.

Chief Executive Officer Lew Frankfort is unveiling wallets and other gifts under $100 and a line of pet accessories to spur shopping during the holidays, Coach's biggest selling period. Coach also introduced its highest priced collection called Legacy at the end of September.

Separately, Coach spokeswoman Andrea Shaw Resnick said in an e-mail statement that the company has settled a lawsuit against Target Corp.regarding counterfeit versions of some handbags. Target is the second-largest American discount chain.

David Schick, a New York-based analyst at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., expected profit of 32 cents a share, according to his October 17 report. Schick was a topranked by StarMine Corp. for the accuracy. His projection was 1 cent more than the average forecast of 19 analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial, which doesn't disclose the basis of the projections to Bloomberg News.

Coach's earnings have beaten analysts' estimates in 24 of the past 25 quarters, Mrs. Resnick said.

First-quarter revenue climbed 23% to $553.9 million. The company sees sales for the year of $2.55 billion. In August, Coach projected annual profit of at least $1.55 a share on sales of $2.5 billion.

Shares of Coach gained $2.23, or 6.1%, to $38.56 as of 9:55 a.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The stock had gained 9% this year through yesterday, lagging behind the 10% advance in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Sales at Coach's American retail stores open more than a year rose 16%, whiles sales at the discount outlets surged 27%.

In Japan, total sales increased 21%, excluding the impact of translating the yen to American dollars. Sales at stores open at least a year in Japan, Coach's second-largest market after America, rose in the "mid-single-digit" on a percentage basis, Coach said. Indirect revenue, which includes sales to American department stores and international locations that are not owned by Coach, jumped 11%.

Coach had 230 retail stores and 87 outlets in North America as of September 30. In Japan, it had a total of 130 sales locations, including 126 owned by Coach.

Signature Stripe, a line of reversible bags featuring Coach's interlocking C designs with a stripe on top, accounted for 15% of the company's American and Japanese retail sales in July, when it became available, Mrs. Resnick has said.

Source: nysun.com

Purse Fetish

They hold our credit cards. Cell phones. Lipsticks. Calendars and to-do lists. Maybe even a few secrets. The purse is, in short, a woman's most trusted accessory. But purses aren't just mere keepers of stuff - they're style statements. And for two local designers, they're big business.

Rebekah Scott - Rebekah Scott Designs

Rebekah Scott isn't ashamed of her purse addiction.

"I'm a purse fanatic," says the Valley Springs woman, who usually has at least 10 purses in rotation at any given time. In fact, Scott usually picks out her purse before getting dressed in the morning. "You can tell what's important to me, right?"

So it's no surprise that Scott has turned her love of purses into a business, Rebekah Scott Designs, and spends her days (and sometimes nights) designing and constructing purses out of her home. She sells her creations online, at several local stores and at trunk shows.

Scott's formal venture into purse design started about three years ago when she began making purses for friends and family. But she's no stranger to the sewing machine. "I started sewing when I was 4 years old, on a little Fisher-Price sewing machine."

Now, instead of the Fisher-Price model, Scott uses an industrial sewing machine that allows her to sew leather, suedes and other thick materials while speeding through seams at 1,400 stitches per minute. "You've got to watch your fingers," Scott says. "This thing will go, go, go."

Purse-making has taken over Scott's rural farmhouse. She cuts the fabric in the kitchen because that's where the lighting is best. She sews in the office. And when she's packing up for a show, the purses are just about everywhere.

Design inspiration comes from everywhere, too.

"I love being creative. That's the part of my brain that's the biggest," she says. Scott usually sticks to a daytime schedule, but there are times she keeps going until the wee hours of the morning. "And then I'll see that it's 2 a.m., I'll head up to bed and then get an idea that I have to write down," she says. "It energizes me. It doesn't exhaust me."

A lot of Scott's designs are inspired by what she herself is looking for in a purse. "I'm designing a lot of big purses right now," she says. "I'm usually a bag lady these days. I like them big." After all, a girl needs space to store her stuff, right?

Of course, a good purse isn't just about function. It's about fashion, too. "A good purse finishes an outfit," Scott says. That's why she's constantly reading fashion magazines from Germany and France. "They're about six months ahead, so I know what colors, textures and styles will be hot in the upcoming seasons." (Look for a lot of tone-on-tone colors and mixing of different textures in the coming months, she says.) And Scott's always searching for the perfect piece of fabric - although she rarely buys more than four to five yards at a time of one kind. "I want my bags to be exclusive," she says, noting that she's made more than a thousand purses since she's been in business.

That's part of the reason she's patented the sash she uses on many of her bags. "It's my signature sash," she says. "It's how you can tell that it's a Rebekah Scott purse."

Scott names each style of purse she designs, usually after a woman in her life. One big bag is named Peggy, after her mother. "She helped me figure out how to do the bottom. Her favorite bag right now is named Jocelyn, after her cousin. "There's not a lot of frill to it, but just enough. It's kind of like her - a tomboy." The Cassidy bag is Scott's most popular. "Cassidy is Jocelyn's little sister. She's a little girlier."

Soon, Scott will have additional inspiration for her purses. She's expecting her first baby in December. But don't think a baby will slow her down. The baby's birth is perfect timing business-wise, she says - sales are typically slower at the start of a new year, and she's already started booking trunk shows for early spring.

"I predict this baby will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sewing machine," Scott says.

Sarah Sola - Sarah and Company

Sarah Sola can't go shopping without at least looking at a few purses. It's a weakness, she says.

"My husband collects baseball hats, so I'd always tease him and say that every time he gets a new hat, I'd get a new bag."

Of course now, Sola admits, "I think I have him beat."

Sola started making purses and handbags in spring 2005. She was running a daycare at her home in Brandon at the time, and when the kids were napping or otherwise occupied, she'd sew a few stitches on a purse. And when the moms came to pick up their kids, they saw - and liked - what Sola was creating, and encouraged her to make more. A few orders here, a few more there and Sola was in business, and now sells her original creations through home parties and at Serendipity. "Here we are, a year and a half later, and it's going stronger than ever."

Ideas and inspiration can come anywhere. A couple of weeks ago, Sola was sitting in church when the muse struck. "I asked friend for a pen - she thought I was going to be taking sermon notes," she recalls. "But no, when she looked over, I was drawing a bag. I guess you could call it divine inspiration."

The designs are all uniquely Sola's. "I don't use anyone else's patterns. I want to genuinely, honestly from the heart say they're original handbags." Once she's determined the design, Sola creates a prototype that she'll carry around for a while to see how it feels and how it functions. "If it's not usable, it's a waste," she says. Right now, she's working on the design of a hobo-style bag. "I think I'll change out the zipper and make it a little rounder on the ends," she says.

Whatever the style, the design of Sola's bags have a very distinct look to them, she says. They're somewhat tailored and classical, but they can be very playful and whimsical, depending on the fabrics. "I'm a coordinate with the outfit kind of girl, but it is fun to have something different."

And since her customers all want something different, most of Sola's bag-making business is custom orders. That way, buyers can choose the exact fabrics, embellishments, handles and closures. "It's nice to have a retail environment to display the purses," Sola says of the Serendipity shop. "But as soon as people find out they can custom-order a bag specific to their liking, they're excited." After all, every woman wants something unique. "I like that they're all different in some small way," she says. "Very rarely do I make two the same."

And considering that Sola's made almost 1,300 bags in the last year, that's quite a feat. "You'd think that after a thousand or so handbags, I'd be in a big state of burnout," she says. "But it's really just the beginning."

Source: argusleader.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Coach withdraws lawsuit against Target

Luxury handbag and accessory maker Coach Inc. has dismissed it's lawsuit against Target Corp. The company had alleged that the Minneapolis retailer was selling a counterfeit handbag that claimed to be an authentic Coach product.

The New York-based luxury goods company claimed a counterfeit handbag that is an "exact replica of a genuine Coach handbag" and that had a counterfeit of at least one Coach trademark was purchased from a Target store in Largo, Fla.

Target denied the allegations and insisted it doesn't sell forgeries.

As it turned out, the authentic purses were purchased at a department store liquidation sale.

Yay! - CoachChick

Source: kare11.com

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Candy's A-list accessories

Direct from New York, Milan and Paris - a star-studded line up of bags, shoes and jewels. Click here to go to the video montage and slide show at style.com. Below are my top 10 picks from the lavish (and luscious) coverage of hundreds of more items:

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Source: style.com

Ashley Doyle explains to us how she can rock out Converse to Coach while quietly dreaming that she can beat the wait list and cash necessities for a real Birkin bag

Because I am a fashion student exposed to many more trends than the average college student, it influences my purchases when I go clothes shopping or even to my neighborhood Target. My friends tease me because I have a flair for buying some pretty “ugly” items and turning them into adorable outfits. I feel most at home in a T-shirt and jeans with flats and a fitted hoody. However, that’s where the boring basics end. I love to dress up my staples with attention-grabbing accessories such as a colorful necklace, several bangles, a large man’s watch, sparkly shoes, and a statement purse, usually large enough to fit a small child.

I find that celebrities play a large part in my style influence, such as Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and Ashley Olsen (post-dumpster chic days, of course). I like bright scarves, chunky jewelry, and big sunglasses (and you know you like them too). I can’t be classified into one style since I like to mix it up frequently. One day I’ll wear heels and pearls but the next, I’ll wear green high-top Converse and a studded belt. I like to wear what feels comfortable and take fashion one day at a time.

My most frequent purchases are on handbags and shoes. They are two of the easiest (and sometimes expensive) ways to spruce up an outfit. I am a fiend for Coach handbags; it is really a sick addiction. I have a few major designer bags, but I adore Coach. My last purchase was a large Hobo-style with patchwork design in neutral shades. I tend to favor earthy colors, so this bag was a perfect addition to my ever-expanding wardrobe. I had to have it the second I laid eyes on it.

The bag I most covet is out of this world; a picture of perfection with a touch of rock-and-roll. I would sell my soul for a purple ostrich-skin Hermes Birkin bag, priced from $18,000.00 and up (my father would kill me and make me change majors if he knew how much bags actually cost). A person like me understands the value and status of this particular arm-candy and would probably agree that this is a better investment and will last longer than any car in that price range; it is the very definition of chic.

You must remember that fashion is not how you look but how you feel. Once you are lucky enough to own this bag (the wait list is about 5 years), I’d imagine you would feel pretty darn fabulous. Just remember to sit down and breathe when your credit card bill comes in…Cheers!!

Source: handbagdesigner101.com

Friday, October 20, 2006

Louis Vuitton, peers fight sale of fakes - Luxury retailers take eBay, other sellers to court to fight knockoffs

It's getting harder and harder to fake it.

Louis Vuitton's brown-and-gold entwined LV logo, one of the most widely duplicated, pops up on fake handbags and accessories sold on downtown Atlanta street corners and online. But luxury design companies, including David Yurman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry and Tiffany & Co., are fighting vendors who sell blatant copies of their merchandise. Also, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says counterfeit goods cost U.S. companies up to $250 billion a year.

Fakes are big business. At the recent "Countering Global Counterfeiting and Piracy" conference in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated that fake goods cost U.S. companies between $200 billion and $250 billion annually. China is the No. 1 source of counterfeit products seized at the U.S. border, accounting for 68 percent of all seizures in 2005, according to the Chamber of Commerce.

Also, the government estimates that fakes are responsible for the loss of more than 750,000 U.S. jobs.

Louis Vuitton — owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton — and sister company Christian Dior Couture recently filed a civil suit in France against eBay. The luxury firms hold the online marketplace liable for sales of products they claim to be counterfeit. LVMH alleges that 90 percent of Vuitton bags offered on eBay during the first six months of this year were fakes. The luxury firm could not be reached for comment.

Under the category "designer handbags," eBay offered 50 Vuitton items in a recent search. One, "an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag/purse white with gold" was selling for $157.50. Another "authentic Louis Vuitton crescent-shape LV handbag" was selling for $105. Authentic Vuitton canvas handbags — sold in Vuitton stores and authorized retailers — start around $600.

EBay spokesman Hani Durzy said, "We believe this lawsuit is without merit and disappointing." EBay has 203 million registered members who have bought or sold $45 billion worth of goods this year.

"Counterfeiters are bad for eBay and undermine the trust that e-commerce shoppers have with us," Durzy said. "Oftentimes, there is no way we can tell if an item is counterfeit."

To combat the problem, the company has created Vero, a program for companies to easily report misuse of their trademarks on the site.

But, the crux of the suit, according to New York lawyer Helen Hill Minsker of Banner & Witcoff Ltd., is whether eBay is obliged to take a more active role in policing its site for known and unknown counterfeit auction items.

"This is the question that the courts in the United States, France and elsewhere are trying to resolve," Minsker said.

In June, LVMH successfully brought a similar suit in France against the Internet search engine Google. The French Court of Appeals ordered Google to pay nearly $400,000 in damages to LVMH. Tiffany & Co. has a similar case pending against eBay.

Online retailers aren't the only companies under attack.

In June, the Italian fashion group Fendi sued Wal-Mart, accusing the megaretailer of selling counterfeit handbags with the Fendi logo at its Sam's Club warehouse stores. In September, the menswear firm Ermenegildo Zegna filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against New York store 56th Street Menswear for allegedly selling a counterfeit suit. Coach handbag firm also filed a lawsuit against a Target store in Florida, accusing the store of selling fake Coach bags.

While Louis Vuitton rarely comments on lawsuits, New York jeweler David Yurman aggressively protects his cable jewelry designs. Turning a blind eye to counterfeiters diminishes the value of the brand, Yurman has said in recent interviews.

Pursuing counterfeiters "sends a message to those who bottom feed from American design talent — do so at your peril," said Susan Spagna, vice president and general counsel for the jewelry company.

When counterfeit goods flood the market, both company owners and customers get hurt. "The companies suffer loss of income and loss of reputation and goodwill," said Minsker of Banner & Witcoff Ltd. "The public suffers when it receives counterfeit goods instead of genuine ones.

"If LVMH is successful in this suit, then it may result in eBay and others adopting new safeguards to prevent, or at least police, counterfeiting.

Source: ajc.com

Come on if you think you're hard enough ...

When Coco Chanel launched her classic quilted handbag in 1955 she did not, so far as we know, describe the long leather strap that slinked through its gilt links as hardware. It was simply, she said, a means by which women could carry all they needed and keep their hands free. She could not have known that her legendary design would prove to be the precursor to the mass of heavy-metal handbags now weighing down the shelves in every high street accessories department.

You do not have to look far to see the hardware trend at work. You can even, without straining too hard, hear it coming along the street as all those brassy clips, clasps, buckles and rings swing and chime in collision. Gritty zips bare giant teeth. Chains rattle. Fobs, tabs and tassles shake. These are the 4x4s of the handbag world: ungracious on the pavement, heavy to handle, their glint and steel the equivalent of an oversized grille and bumper.

In purely fashion terms, it is easy to see why this is happening now. The punkish overtones fit with other elements of an 80s revival (sweater dresses, ankle boots, leggings), and over the past few seasons boisterous bags have offset the softer edges of a predominantly feminine silhouette, all curvy skirts and soft ruffles. But look beyond fashion and another, darker reason for the metallic leer of our handbags emerges.

"There seems to be an allusion to security and surveillance," says Alice Rawsthorn, design critic of the International Herald Tribune. "There have often been little baby padlocks on bags - Hermès, Prada, for instance - but on these new bags the hardware has been blown up, grossly exaggerated in allusion to all the paraphernalia of security. They are sinister and ungainly. There is more metal than leather on some. They are bags as weapons."

If that sounds far-fetched, consider this. The distinguishing mark of Chloé's bestselling Paddington bag, launched in September 2004, is the chunky gilt padlock that stands guard over the front pocket. Marc Jacobs' hit Stam bag, which went on sale last year, can be identified by the chain that swings from its handle. While its quilted leather nods to Chanel's classic bag, this chain is too heavy to look entirely harmless. Now the hardware is hardening further. For £425 it is possible to buy a bag by BE&D, from Harvey Nichols, covered in the sort of spiky studs that normally decorate a knuckle duster. Even Armani, a house known for its timelessness, has this season produced a bag whose exaggerated decorative links look like interlocking handcuffs. Gucci has gone further still, its glittering clutch encased safe-like in a riveted metallic trim while a chain hooks the bag to the wearer's wrist: the handcuff is no longer an allusion but a matter of fact. Handbag designers, it seems, are responding to a world that feels less safe post 9/11.

It was the launch of the Mulberry Roxanne in October 2003 that signalled the moment, says Harriet Quick, features editor of Vogue, "when the trend for substantial hardware really kicked off". The Roxanne was so swiftly taken to hearts that it fast became known as the Roxy. Kate Moss was among the first to order it. Even if you don't know its name you will almost certainly have seen it at her side in paparazzi pictures. The Roxanne was unlike anything else on sale at the time. It had (and still has, for at £595 it continues to be a bestseller) 62 exposed rivets, five faux buckles, six rings that hoop its various straps and, empty, weighed 1.4kg. Everything about it was extrinsically expressive, from the stand-out pockets to buckle straps that licked outwards.

And yet there was a different impulse at work in the Roxanne compared with the aggressive hardware of its successors. What it did not have was a logo - unless you knew where to look, in the tiny indented flecks that speckled into the shape of the mulberry tree on every one of those rivets. It was, Quick says, "a reaction to the logo mania of the first part of the noughties - canvas [bags] that had to have a logo all over, leather that was embossed".

Today hardware has replaced logo as the single identifying characteristic of the bag - creating, says Quick, "a new kind of signature with the hardware itself". The Chloé Paddington's padlock, the chain of the Marc Jacobs Stam, the "postman's lock" on the Mulberry leatherware have become the means by which the bags are identified. Hardware confers status. The clasp of the Paddington is not only the bag's signature but a wry nod to its expense (around £790 for a tote). This bag costs so much, it seems to say, I need to keep it under lock and key. And while Stuart Vevers, creative director at Mulberry, still sees hardware as a "subtle status symbol", it can be far from subtle. Emblazoned on the front of Gucci's clutchbag with cuff is the double "G" of its logo, just like the maker's badge on the boot of a 4x4. "The irony," notes Rawsthorn, "is that in an era of mounting street crime, nothing screams 'this bag is eminently stealable' more than all that hardware."

Perhaps it is not so surprising that emblems of personal and international security have found their way into fashion. Anna Wintour, editor of US Vogue, commented recently on "a much darker, more aggressive [aesthetic] ... that I believe can only be the result of the darkening political climate". Before fashion got hold of it, of course, the word "hardware" was more commonly used to denote heavy military equipment. Maybe things have not changed so much after all; even Chanel, with such practical ambitions for her classic bag, is thought to have been inspired by soldiers' rucksacks.

Source: guardian.co.uk

Jessica Alba Says Handbags Are Perfect Accessories

Los Angeles, CA (BANG) - There's nothing like walking around with a nifty purse and having all the girls commend you on your good taste - and Jessica Alba would just happen to agree. The brunette actress recently said happiness can be found in the perfect handbag. The "Sin City" star - who has revealed her favorite purse is a brown Italian lamb-leather Gustto Parina tote worth $625 - says women are never really dressed properly without one. She told the USA Today newspaper, "Aside from the sheer practicality of something you can carry your whole life around in, a bag really pulls an outfit together. A great bag can make an everyday outfit something special."

Source: allheadlinenews.com

Designers fight retailers - Luxury leather-goods makers say companies sell knockoff handbags

With plush leather or crystal beads, upscale handbags remain one of the best ways for women to wear their taste -- and their bank accounts -- on their shoulders. But how do you know that high-priced handbag with the designer label is the real thing? In the eyes of high-end luxury designers, you can never be too certain. And they've launched an all-out war to keep fake handbags out of the hands of mainstream merchants.

Last week, luxury leather-goods maker Coach Inc. sued Target Corp., accusing Target of selling knockoff copies of its handbags. Target denied the charges and insisted it doesn't sell forgeries. A few months ago, Italian fashion group Fendi S.R.L. filed a lawsuit alleging that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam's Club sold counterfeit handbags, passing them off as genuine. Wal-Mart denies the charges. The dispute has some retail experts wondering whether the products are really fakes, or whether the luxury designers are simply upset that their products ended up in mainstream discount chains -- which cheapens the image of their products.

"There's an aura of style related to a Coach trademark," said Jim Nikolai, a Minneapolis attorney and a specialist on trademark infringement. "That aura is diluted if it ends up in the hands of discount retailers." In the past, one easy way to tell if a product was fake was to look at who was selling it. Typically, counterfeit luxury items were peddled on street corners and at flea markets, and the real deals were in high-end department stores. But with more luxury items appearing in mass-market retail channels, location is no longer a determining factor. Costco Wholesale Corp. has sold Gucci watches. And Chanel perfume can now be found at midtier department stores. There is no law that prohibits those retailers from selling high-end luxury items, even if the designers don't want them to.

"If Coach sold a product to a third-party supplier that sold it to Target legally, then Target has every right to sell it," said Dan Butler, vice president of retail operations and merchandising for the National Retail Federation. "But Target has to be prepared to say in court where it got it." In a lawsuit filed in New York, Coach said Target sold copies of a Coach bag it "explicitly identifies as a genuine Coach product" at a store in Largo, Fla. Kira Doughan, a spokeswoman in the legal department at Coach, said the company's engineers analyzed the bag, which sold at Target for $200, and determined that it was a counterfeit. The company is investigating reports that Coach handbags have appeared in Target stores in Michigan and California; Coach bags have been spotted at Twin Cities-area stores this past week. A Target store in St. Paul on Monday was selling Coach handbags for $134.99 and Coach wallets for as much as $164.99.

Coach is seeking a court order barring Target from selling the bags. The lawsuit also requests any payment of profits the discount retailer made on sales of the items. "Target has procedures in place to ensure that we do not sell counterfeit products to our guests," Target spokeswoman Carolyn Brookter said in a prepared statement. "We have been assured that the Coach product showcased in our store is authentic; therefore we believe the lawsuit is without merit." She declined to answer further questions, including where Target got the bags. This is not the first time Coach and Target have gotten into a tug-of-war about purses. Also, Coach recently complained that some of Target's private-label handbags too closely resemble Coach designs.

Source: redding.com

Handbagdesigner101.com, the Handbag Designer Resource Launches -- Handbag Enthusiasts Everywhere Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Handbag Designer 101, the handbag designer resource, announces their launch of their long-awaited website. This new soon-to-be hotspot on the web is where handbag designers, aficionados and experts unite. At handbagdesigner101.com, you can find undiscovered handbags by independent designers; learn about the latest handbag trends; see the handbags that celebrities are wearing today and find out about the latest handbag shopping events.

Brainchild of Yasmena and Yazzy Bag creator and handbag designer consultant, Emily Blumenthal, Handbag Designer 101 is bridging the gap between designer handbag fan blogs and high-fashion glossy websites. “As a designer, I was always searching for a website where independent designers could be featured for inspiration, find out the latest handbag trends, see where what the latest “it bag” was and also where I could post if I was having bag party or trunk show,” says Blumenthal. “After many years of grass-roots marketing and developing a handbag line from nothing with no design background that made it to QVC, I have had many aspiring designers contact me for advice of my “how to” story. It was clear that I wasn’t the only one who knew that the voice of the independent handbag designer is being passed over for name-brand accessories especially when their biggest following are real bag-maniacs want the bag that no else has. I wanted to give a platform where they can tell their story and plight of giving birth to their lines and humanize their handbags and therefore become a destination purchase.”

Already featured on Handbag Designer 101 is French & French by 2 sister-in-laws, Amey & Shane, whose unique handbags made out of stingray whose production samples survived Hurricane Katrina. Also to come is Fort Cloudy, a handmade line by a 21-year-old named Sarah Maier who sells her line on Etsy.com and London-based Jackie Cawthra’s handbag line called Belen which was born soon after her love affair with Spain began. In addition, HB101 encourages local handbag enthusiasts to participate in letting us know which trends are hot and scout out new talent where they live. This combined with the “Celebrity Bag Watch” and “Bag Events” section with industry expert writers makes Handbag Designer 101 truly the something-for-everyone resource for handbag fanatics everywhere.

Handbag Designer 101, the handbag designer resource, was inspired by the need for the handbag designer, aficionado and critic in all of us. Handbag Designer 101 trademark is owned by handbagdesigner101.com, a privately held company based in New York City.

Today’s HB101: www.handbagdesigner101.com/designer
Bag Trends: www.handbagdesigner101.com/trends
Celebrity Bag Watch: www.handbagdesigner101.com/celebrity
Handbag Events: www.handbagdesigner101.com/handbag_events

Source: prweb.com

Accessory of the Moment: The Fendi B Bag

Every once in a while, a bag comes along that creates an undeniable buzz. It makes our knees wobble, our eyes glaze over and our credit cards shrink with fear. This season, it's the fabulous Fendi B Bag. This cult-status must-have accessory is adorned with two oversized buckles and comes in a multitude of breathtaking fabrics, from butter soft calfskin with patent leather trim to chic straw with green python trim. And unlike most other must-have bags of the past, the B Fendi comes in two sizes, both of which are practical as well as beautiful. So what's the catch with this amazing accoutrement? Not much, if you have a Donald Trump-size bank account. For others, start saving your pennies now. The B Bag will set you back anywhere from $1,300 to $5,000. And if you've got the cash, you better work fast. The totes are selling out as we speak, and you'll have to compete with the likes of Lindsay Lohan to get on the waitlist.

Source: ivillage.com

What's your purseonality?

Can you guess a woman's personality from the contents of her bag? We asked four women to share what they carry (and can't live without), then asked a panel of experts to comment. How would you measure up?

Our Panel
The therapist: Jill Choder-Goldman
The bag designer: Lauren Merkin
Average guy: Joe, 26, account manager
Average guy: Adam, 30, graphic designer
Average guy: Ted, 30, mariner
Average guy: Kiffin, 28, editor

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Source: ivillage.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Trend Watch - Oversize Bags

Think big! Move over clutches and baguettes; as far as bags are concerned this season, bigger is certainly better. Almost every trendsetting celebrity has jumped on the oversize-bag-bandwagon (think Nicole Richie, Beyoncé, and Kate Moss) – roomy carryalls are versatile (perfect for day and night) and practical (you can carry your entire life in them!), as well as überstylish. And the best part of all? You can find this totally cute look without breaking the bank. While we'd all love to tote a supersized Chloé bag around, many retail chains have their own twist on big bags that are still super stylish!

Source: glam.com

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Mimisworld USA Unveils Distribution Portal To Market its Luxury HandBags - Diamond Devi Collection

Never before designs in women’s fashion accessories showcasing talents of Indian artisans now featured on mimisworldusa.com

Mimisworld USA announces the launch of its distributor portal featuring its line of luxury handbags - Diamond Devi Collection. Never before has the fashion world seen a collection that expresses a woman’s personality and spirit through the art of symbolism. Crafted in rare, butter-soft leather, every handbag features an icon - a symbol of a woman's special quality. Each icon has been hand-painted in 22K gold, embellished with genuine diamond and the entire collection is completed with original 18K gold-plated fittings. Diamond Devi Collection sets a new trend, bringing mysticism and a touch of diverse culture, elegance and class.

“The comprehensive distribution portal will provide quality service to fashion boutiques, specialty stores as well as our market representatives, ” says Russ Young, the business consultant for Mimisworld USA Inc. “Business partners and potential customers can place orders online from any geographical location and the technology will ensure speed and accuracy on information relating to orders, inventory, shipments and other transactional elements.”

Inspired by the many wondrous forms of the Indian Devis, the Sanskrit word for “Goddess”, 4 personal icons or Devis have been artistically created for this collection. Each Icon is a reflection of a woman's inner beauty - LOVE & COMPASSION, WISDOM & CREATIVITY, COURAGE & CONFIDENCE, FREEDOM OF SPIRIT & INTUITION. Designed for every occasion, reflecting every mood of a woman, the collection displays more sophisticated and mature trend in feminine style. It not only makes a personal fashion statement but also highlights a woman's individuality.

Available in 6 styles, including totes, handbags and evening purses, the collection blends functionality with versatility, bringing luxury to everyday life. Mimisworld USA's committment to quality is supported by a 3-year warranty on the gold painting, the diamond and the gold-plated fittings. Mimisworld USA also offers a gold-plated lotus charm as a gift.

Mimisworld USA, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of some of the finest, most luxurious, elegant and exotic accessories available. Spear-headed by Kim Hamilton, Mimisworld USA Inc. is headquartered in Georgia. The company is committed to providing the highest quality products that focus on a unique sense of fashion and lifestyle. The timeless essence of Mimisworld accessories elevates them to the status of collectibles. A true believer and supporter of women’s empowerment, Mimisworld USA helps impoverished women develop new skills and creates work opportunities for women artists by delivering exciting and timely products to the world market.

For more information visit www.mimisworldusa.com

Source: prweb.com

Friday, October 13, 2006

Helping others: Handbag auction to aid Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary will present the second "Helping Handbags" luncheon and auction Oct. 21 at the Radisson Hotel, with a reception at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.

Billed as a charity event with style and heart, the highlight will be the auctioning of handbags and other items from notables near and far.

Kitty O'Neal of KFBK (1530 AM) will preside as emcee at the event, which will benefit underprivileged women and children in the Sacramento area.

More than 200 items will be offered in the silent auction, including specialty items for the Red Hat Ladies. On the live auction block will be handbags donated by Louise Mandrell and her sisters; a Mary Francis bag donated by Jan Scully, including a gift certificate for lunch for four with the district attorney; a tote bag from Sacramento Magazine, including lunch for two with the magazine's Dining Divas; a foursome for golf at Winchester Country Club; an oversize handmade needlepoint bag valued at $500, donated by Grace Mason; Mary Francis bags donated by Mona Clevenger; dancing lessons at Arthur Murray; a Vera Bradley tote donated by Linda Clifford; and a gift certificate from Craig Evans Photography.

Luncheon tickets are $35 per person. For information and tickets, call Capt. Pam Brackenbury at the Salvation Army, (916) 563-3771.

Source: sacbee.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cosmoda Introduces Elle Handbags and Lunchbags

Cosmoda Corporation has introduced the inaugural Elle handbag line.

The launch is anchored by the Elle Signature Collection. This group includes a business tote, shopper, top zip, satchel and shopping tote, all of which are available in brown or black exclusively designed Elle Signature jacquard.

This collection is joined by the Elle Uptown Flavor collection. This group of handbags are made from a textured pebble grain material and feature large turn locks. It includes stylish hobos and satchels.

The Elle Insulated Lunch Bag combines stylish shapes and colors with such practical features as water- and stain-resistant interiors. The bags are available in a wide variety of colors ranging from soft pink, chocolate brown, green tea, camel, cranberry and black.

For more information, contact Cosmoda Corporation at 416-633-6303, or visit www.cosmoda.com.

Source: gifts-and-tablewares.com

Versace's Handbags Shown At Milan Fashion Week For Spring 2007


It seems Donatella Versace has certainly saved face with this last collection unveiled at Milan Fashion Week, critics are proclaiming it as one of her best in several years. The handbags, as you can see, were mostly totes, all decorated with different colours, embellishments, and chains. The occasional clutch was thrown in, both snakeskin-esque and quite utilitarian and hardy. This is one collection I can't wait for, although I doubt it contains a muchly-craved 'It' bag, due to the tote size not being especially popular for everyday use.



Source: thebaglady.tv

Louis Vuitton's Spring 2007 Collection At Paris Fashion Week


Marc Jacobs has obviously been a busy little boy for Louis Vuitton, frantically ripping up faded jeans and sewing the pieces together, glueing buttons over everything he can find, spraypainting, and generally raiding the arts and crafts cupboard at his local kindergarten. This collection for Spring 2007 was very eclectic, amongst all the glueing and stapling on of feathers and fake fur, he obviously found time to nip down to Walmart to pick up some of those red, blue, and white checked plastic carry-bags and stamped the Louis Vuitton logo onto it. What was left of the collection was a confusing mish-mash that is better left to the 5 year-olds. If his aim was to create butt-ugly monstrosities that not even Victoria Beckham would use, then he succeeded brilliantly.





Source: thebaglady.tv

Miu Miu's Spring 2007 Collection For Paris Fashion Week


Miu Miu's few handbags shown at Paris Fashion Week were complete opposite notions of one another, yet had a few complimentary details thrown in for good measure. Several 80s disco-inspired clutches with geometric triangles and large silver handles gave a nod towards the future, yet the few soft suede and satin tie-dyed bags were reminescent of the 60s bohemian style. Similar half-moon handles were shown on both styles of bags, as were the complimentary shades of red, purple, and blue. This is one collection that will do well next Spring.

Source: thebaglady.tv

YSL's Handbag Collection For Spring 2007 At Paris Fashion Week


More Paris Fashion Week coverage, this time in the form of lovely Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). As you can see, there weren't that many bags thrown out on the catwalk for Spring 2007, and certainly none of the delicious 'Muses' we've all grown to covet. Instead, the three clutches shown were embellished with lady-like decorations, little silver and gold fragile flowers and jewels. The matching nailpolish to handbags was delightful, and I'm sure Charlotte over at Kiss and Makeup is thrilled that YSL are pushing dark colours for Spring next year.

Source: thebaglady.tv

What NOT To Put In Your Handbag


Our 'sleb-crazed brother, Star Trip, has the goss on Paris Hilton's latest escapades, where she was recently papped with some suspicious looking 'herbs' in her silver Balenciaga at the Milan Fashion Week. The photo was taken as she was touching up her pink nailpolish in the front row of the D&G show, as you do, and a bag of what is though to be marijuana was visible. Girls, if you're lucky enough to have papparazzi follow you around, please leave your stash at home!

Source: thebaglady.tv

Borrowing handbags hits Berlin

Berlin, Sept 17: Louis Vuitton one week, Prada the next - designer handbags may be appealing, but they don`t come cheap. German company "Luxusbabe" (luxury babe) is changing all that, allowing customers to rent and later return designer handbags.

Luxusbabe is the brainchild of Maike Senger who set up the firm on discovering that U.S-based online handbag rental services wouldn`t deliver to Germany.

"I myself am addicted to handbags and last year I read in an American women`s magazine that this was totally normal, being able to rent designer handbags," Senger, who also owns Luxusbabe, told Reuters Television. "So I immediately went onto the internet site but they told me they wouldn`t ship bags to Germany. I was completely devastated. Handbags are expensive so I came up with the idea of doing it myself."

Senger soon discovered there were plenty of other women who shared her love of designer bags.

Luxusbabe`s minimum contract lasts three months and has three levels of monthly subscriptions, ranging from 29 Euros (36.80 USD) to 79 Euros (100.2 USD).

Customers then choose their favourite bag from the selection available.

The designer bags are ordered online and delivered to the customer`s door.

Bags can be swapped as often as desired and Senger says nothing beats the real thing: "Quite simply, a real bag feels nicer, and personally I find it`s justifiable compared to a fake."

Luxusbabe has introduced customer Sophia Schmidt to online shopping. She had never bought anything on the internet before.

"I just like designer handbags because they`re made of real leather and because not everyone has them," Schmidt said, clutching an "MCM" bag, adding "it`s not some average bag."

According to Luxusbabe, their online shop gives customers the chance "to look like a million dollars without having to spend it."

Source: zeenews.com

Shreveporter journeys from stay-at-home mom to handbag designer

Four years ago, Shelley Wenum of Shreveport was a stay-at-home mother.

Today her designer handbags have graced the pages of Neiman Marcus Direct catalogs nationwide and are sold in some of the finest boutiques in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Atlanta and more.

Her designer handbags line, Shelley Wenum Designs, has even been featured in Harper's Bazaar and most recently Southern Lady magazine.

And she does it all right here, in town. "I think we're never leaving because it's a great place to be," Wenum said.

The Columbia, S.C., native moved to Shreveport 11 years ago with her husband Casey and their two sons, Alex and Zachary.

However, it wasn't until her husband, a former Air Force pilot, was serving overseas that she tried her hand at designer handbags.

"I was just doing this to pass my time while my husband was overseas and I'd shown them to Frances (Peyton) in Sue Peyton's and it just kind of progressed from there," Wenum said.

Wenum was doing a trunk show at Sue Peyton's, she explained, and a representative from the World Trade Center in Dallas was there and asked her to showcase her line there.

"They liked my line and we started selling at boutiques all over the U.S. and Canada and now I'm in Dallas, New York and Atlanta showrooms," Wenum said.

Wenum describes her handbags as specialty whimsical evening bags that come in precious stones, mink, fox and leathers. Prices range from $125 to $425. She also recently launched a new line called Shelley Wenum, Too with partners Karin Barro and Kathy Johnson, who also serves as Wenum's assistant for Shelley Wenum Designs.

"Karin and my assistant Kathy came to me with an idea of how we can do this and bring fashion to friends, not just through retail," Wenum explained.

The new line will consist of mostly leather bags and everyday cutting edge bags, as well as pashminas and belts. Prices range from $69 for belts to $229 for handbags.

What makes Wenum's bag so popular is that it's not the norm, said DeBruhl's owner Salley DeBruhl.

"She puts a lot of detail into her bags that you don't see in a lot of other evening cut bags, and they're versatile," DeBruhl said. "They don't necessarily have to be paired with an evening gown in mind. You can mix it up and wear them with jeans."

The success of Wenum's business is mind-blowing even to her.

"I never imagined this. I've always been a stay-at-home mom," she said. But these days she's on the go. "It's gotten very busy and very hectic traveling and working all the time. If I didn't have Kathy (her assistant) I'd be lost because she's the one who keeps me going," she said.

Wenum has this advice for any other budding entrepreneurs out there wanting to break into the industry: "Just go for it."

She said: "If it's something you really want to do, just try it because believe me, I'm not business-minded. I only went a year and a half to University of South Carolina and I was dyslexic. This just took off, and I've been very successful and very blessed."

WHERE SOLD: Sue Peyton's, 721 Southfield Road in Shreveport; DeBruhl's, 6535 Youree Drive in Shreveport; and online at www.shelleywenum.com.

Source: shreveporttimes.com

High fashion is in the bag – the bigger the better

The cult of the handbag has reached new heights, literally. The hottest handbags are as tall as 60cm and wider than a doorway; power bags large enough to hold a small bureau and topple a passerby with one swing of the shoulder. And the price tags are just as hefty at $2000 and up.

Chalk it up to the celebrity culture, women’s rising economic clout and one undeniable, intoxicating fact: You don’t have to be model-thin to wear one.

Observers of fashion and culture say “it bags” are to women what sports cars are to men; a competitive status symbol that knows no rational limits.

In a day when jeans and T-shirts are common and upper echelon executive women dress down to preserve authority, an outrageously expensive must-have “it bag”, especially one so big it’s hard to miss, announces its owner has arrived.

“It’s like a Hummer; built to do the kind of things no driver would ever do,” said Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University in the US. “It’s excessively overbuilt for what you need it for. The really giant purse has got that same sense. It says, ‘I can afford this excess even though all I’ve got in this is a wallet and an LG Chocolate cell phone’.”

In the past two years, sales of handbags in the US soared at a pace of nearly six per cent a year to an estimated $US6 billion ($A8 billion) in 2006, according to a report from market research firm Mintel International Group. While the pace of growth is expected to slow slightly, to more than five per cent a year through 2010, luxury analysts and culture experts predict the handbag hoopla will continue.

Celebrity and fashion magazines devote pages to stars and their handbags. Online chat forums and blogs, including Purseblog.com and Handbag.com, have sprung up for fans to swap tales about their favourite purses and the famous people who lug them... Kate Moss strolling down the street with her Mulberry Bayswater. Victoria Beckham hopping out of a car with her super-sized quilted Prada shopper. Lindsay Lohan swinging her curvy Fendi B. Heidi Klum voguing with her oversized YSL white ostrich Muse.

The Birkin is the holy grail of handbags. It takes years just to get on the waiting list. The price can range from $13,000 to $67,000 (AUD). And carrying one sends a signal of privilege that is difficult to match.

The TV show “Sex and the City” built an entire episode around the outrageous length the character of Samantha goes to in order to secure the coveted treasure.

Stewart isn’t the only woman to splurge on a handbag after reaching a certain echelon. It’s a common practice, say several executive women.

“It shows you mean business,” said Melissa Giovagnoli, president of Chicago-based Networlding.com, who totes a $2000 Prada. “It doesn’t matter if I’m using a Bic pen, as long as I have my Prada bag.”

Giovagnoli bought her first designer handbag four years ago. She was window shopping, eyeing a $800 Ferragamo purse, but decided to wait for a big account to justify the splurge. When a call came in from a long-time client asking her to speak at an event, she offered to do so for free as a favour.

The client insisted on paying, so Giovagnoli charged $800 and bagged the handbag. She carried it for years as a good luck charm and a reminder that she should charge what she’s worth, a message she shares with other businesswomen as part of her networking and coaching business.

Women have always been attached to their handbags. They carry them close to their sides. It holds all their personal belongings. It’s almost an “intimate extension of the body”, writes Anna Johnson in her book “Handbags: The Power of the Purse”.

Research shows women buy on average three bags a year, up from one every two years in 2000, according to NPD Group.

Anne MacDonald, chief marketing officer of Macy’s owner Federated Department Stores, changes her bag daily. She has a wardrobe full of Lambertson Truex handbags all neatly stacked on shelves, stuffed with tissue paper to keep their shape.

“I’m like Imelda Marcos with shoes,” MacDonald laughs, showing off the luxurious inside lining of a Lambertson
satchel she bought 11 years ago.

Grace Tsao-Wu, owner of Tabula Tua, once carried the same bag for three months. Now, she has set up a small table by her door to hold her handbags for the week, right next to her mobile phone charger and Blackberry.

“Lately, I switch bags often,” said Tsao-Wu. “I easily carry two or three bags a week. I didn’t used to do that. There’s some addictive quality about it. A handbag has a major presence on the body. They take up a lot of space, especially these days.”

The Mintel report noted women from all demographics are susceptible to buying a purse on impulse on any given day. It is no wonder, then, that many department stores have moved their handbag departments to prominent spaces near the stores’ entrance.
To be sure, most women can’t help but carry way too much in their handbags. And who knows how many women will be visiting their doctors’ offices this year with knotted necks and twisted shoulders.

But Cindy Burrell won’t be one of them. The Chicago executive said she got tired of being the porter for her family. “You just end up carrying everyone else’s stuff around. When I had a larger purse my husband and children would give me their stuff. I carry a little purse now.”

Source: citynews.com.au

Cami's Collection Launches New Handbag Brand

Cami's Collection an online store that specializes in the Finest Tapestry & Light Fabric Handbags, Travel Bags, Backpacks and Accessories has recently introduced its own brand of High Quality Jacquard Tapestry Handbags. After three years of selling other fine brands and providing design and manufacturing services to specialty marketers, Cami's Collection is using the skills of its experienced craftswomen to create a line of World Class Tapestry Handbag Products. The first offering from the Cami's Collection line is the Saddle Handbag with its simple yet stylish design. The Saddle Handbag is available with either a magnetic snap or zippered closure and is offered in ten different animal themed patterns, some stately some whimsical. All of the Cami's Collection Saddle Handbags are crafted from the highest quality Jacquard Tapestry fabrics. Additional patterns and shapes are planned for the future.

In addition to the Saddle Handbags, Cami's Collection has recently added a line of Fun & Funky Hand Loom Woven Backpacks that are perfect for school age girls and a line of very stylish Christmas Tree Skirts handcrafted from the Finest Fabrics. The addition of more new offerings is planned for the near future.

Cami's Collection focuses on providing very high quality products with excellent customer service at extremely reasonable prices. They look forward to serving your Holiday Gift Giving Needs! You can find Cami's Collection at www.CamisCollection.com. Cami's Collection is an online store that specializes in the Finest Tapestry & Light Fabric Handbags, Travel Bags, Backpacks and Accessories. You can find Cami's Collection at www.CamisCollection.com or contact us at 828-994-0827.

Source: 24-7pressrelease.com

Remember the Chloe show where some thought that the handbags were uninspired due to the departing design chief?

Paris - Chloe has appointed Paulo Melim Andersson, a Swede who has spent the past seven years with Marni in Milan, as its new Chief Designer on Wednesday.

Melim Andersson, 34, is in effect the eventual successor to Phoebe Philo, the highly successful English designer who quit Chloe last year, in a move away from the stresses and strains of designing for a major international label.

However, Melim Andersson's immediate predecessor is Yvan Mispelaere, a Frenchman who has overseen the past two Chloe runway collections and took the bow for the house at the Paris' labels most recent show on Saturday in the Tuileries Gardens.

Post show, Chloe's international publicist KCD specifically refused any camera crews attempting to interview Mispelaere, whose departure had been focus of rumors for several weeks.

"We are thrilled to have Paulo join us and look forward to him becoming part of the Chloe design legacy," Chloe Chairman and CEO Ralph Toledano said in a press release.

Toledano has a reputation for unearthing hidden talents: while president of Guy Laroche he appointed the obscure Alber Elbaz from the office of Geoffrey Beene, igniting the career of one of the world's great contemporary designers.

Melim Andersson, a graduate of both the famed Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, will make his debut with the Chloe fall 2007 collection during the next Paris women's ready-to-wear season in March.

The Swede joins an illustrious list of talents who have been the designers at Chloe that includes Karl Lagerfeld, Martine Sitbon and Stella McCartney.

Mispelaere is due to begin a new career in Florence, Italy, joining the Gucci design team headed up by that house's creative director Frida Giannini.

Source: news.yahoo.com

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Bottega Veneta's Handbags at Milan Fashion Week


I've been a bit lazy with the European fashion weeks I'm afraid, I'm still going over all the shows from New York and London! Here's a little taster of the Milan fashion week however, I've had a peek at Bottega Veneta's show for Spring 2007, and wow, am I impressed by the handbags on offer. In keeping with the clothes seen in the show, everything was very pale, mostly beige and pink, with the occasional metallic clutch (left) to sate our magpie-like appetites. Take a look under the cut for some more accessories from the makers of subtle luxury-wear that we can only dream to own.



Source: thebaglady.tv

Dior's Collection Of Handbags For Spring 2007, Shown At Paris Fashion Week


Dior's collection for Spring 2007, recently shown at the Paris Fashion Week was pretty disappointing, I must say. There were no new Gauchos or anything exciting, instead we were lumped with these rather plain looking doctor bags. They are a fairly nice design, admittedly, but I hope they release them in a range of different colours, these browns and creams are rather...Boring, dare I say it. Click on the jump below, however, for a look at some of the nicest clutches I think I've ever seen. Ever!


Source: thebaglady.tv

Burberry Prorsum's Collection For Spring 2007, Shown At Milan Fashion Week


Burberry Prorsum have certainly spared no expense with their range of handbags for Spring 2007, recently seen at Milan Fashion Week. There were a lot of exotic animal skins sent down the catwalk, along with the odd Burberry plaid we know all too well. Take a look under the cut for some more of the lovely - and very huge - bags that will be available to us next year.


Source: thebaglady.tv