Even though we love designer bags (obviously), we're all big believers in the idea that shoppers don't need to spend four figures (or anywhere near it) in order to get a beautiful, well-made, expensive-looking bag that will serve them well for the season and beyond. The evidence on which we've based that belief is all around us: now's a great time to be in the market for a handbag that hits in the mid-three-figures or less.
Not only have stalwart contemporary brands like Coach, Marc Jacobs and MICHAEL Michael Korsall elevated their offerings in the past year, but the market is full of smaller brands--some of them very new and helmed by young, innovative designers--which have found a come with contemporary consumers who've long been neglected when it comes to sophisticated accessories.
We've included the best Pre-Fall 2016 picks from both types of brands below, and here's the best news: all of the bags are available to shop immediately.
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Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Bag
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Alice + Olivia Jessie Hobo
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AllSaints Pearl Leather Hobo
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Clare V Simple Woven Suede Tote
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Coach Rogue 25 Bag
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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Spring Camera Bag
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Elizabeth and James Zoe Suede Saddle Bag
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Frances Valentine Mini Ann Bucket Bag
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Furla Metropolis Mini Satchel
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Kara Tie Shoulder Bag
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Kate Spade Wales Court Penelope Shoulder Bag
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Loeffler Randall Suede Drawstring Tote
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Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag
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Marc Jacobs Small Gotham Bauletto Satchel
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MICHAEL Michael Kors Kirby Satchel
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Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Bag
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See by Chloé Lois Bag
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Tory Burch Perry Hobo
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Vince Camuto Livia Crossbody bag
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Vince City Tote
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It’s funny how every time I start on a new Saint Laurent post, I feel the need to explain the fact that Hedi Slimane’s out and Anthony Vaccarello’s in, as if in denial, but it’s a fact that can’t and won’t change. Maybe I’m just sentimental, but fashion has proven that it waits for no one and more than ever, it’s just become a game of constant musical chairs. So while we all wait and see what Vaccarello comes out with, life does indeed go on, and we’ll still go about our ways and of course, buying new bags.
Bags like the new Monogram Saint Laurent Sunset, which I’m presuming was conceived during Hedi’s reign at the French luxury house.
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Measuring 22 cm by 16 cm for the one in the Medium, it’s pretty much a case of what-you-see-is what-you-get, a simple-enough, straightforward leather shoulder bag that comes with its own metal sling that allows you to wear it two ways, long as a crossbody piece, or short as a shoulder sling. Featuring a front pocket attached to the main compartment that can be ‘covered’ with the front flap with its magnetic snap button, it’s currently available in stores locally and is priced at SGD3010.
The wait is over! We can finally have a look at the long-awaited Lancome x Sonia Rykiel fall 2016 makeup collection, and guess what? We are in love with every piece of it! Set to become internationally available for purchase at Lancome, Sephora and Nordstrom on August 10, 2016, the limited-edition collection comes packed with joie de vivre and bright colors, inspired by Saint-Germain-des-Prés and greatly influenced by Sonia Rykiel’s aesthetics.
It was back in the beginning of March when we learnt about the upcoming collaboration between the French luxury cosmetics brand and the French fashion designer. When you redouble the French factor, as expected, the makeup line turns out to be all about Parisian allure, something we can never have enough of in the fashion world.
It’s not just the colors of the products that highly appeal to our senses, but also the vibrant packaging decorated with Sonia Rykiel’s signature colorful stripes, as well as fun lip, eye and heart prints. Like her runway collections, her makeup line also inspires to be eccentric, innovative, joyful and to create your own memorable style.
This is what the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel fall 2016 makeup line offers for real Parisian ladies:
Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)
Featuring 6 versatile and easy-to-wear colors each, these eyeshadow palettes allow endless mix-and-matching possibilities, so sky is the limit when it comes to the looks you can create using these shades. One of the palettes is all about warm earth tones, while the next one brings in muted subtle blues, greens and shimmering silvers.
• Parisienne Spirit – browns and nudes
• Saint-Germain – muted blues and greens
Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Le Crayon Khôl (Limited Edition)
Lancome’s iconic Le Crayon Khôl comes in four lively shades, from blues to greens to vibrant pinks, urging you to create a sensual, intense eye makeup look. Thanks to the soft, creamy formula, the eye pencils apply effortlessly and blend smoothly delivering a rich color. Dare to wear all the four colors together for a bold rainbow look that’s all the rage now!
• French Soutire
• French Baiser
• Parisian Audace
• Parisian Spirit
Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Lipstick (Limited Edition)
While the focus of the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel fall 2016 makeup line is placed on the eyes, there is also a lovely lipstick color available for you to create those iconic Parisian lips!
• Parisian Lips
Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Cushion Blush Subtil (Limited Edition)
The collection features two vibrant blush colors that deliver the same healthy, dewy glow that the brand’s iconic product boasts.
• Sorbet Rose – bright rose
• Splash Corail – vibrant coral
Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Cushion Case for Lancome Miracle Cushion (Limited Edition)
If you want to carry your favorite Loncome Miracle Cushion compact foundation in style, you definitely don’t want to miss this colorful cushion case that is available in limited quantities like the rest of the products in this line.
Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Vernis In Love (Limited Edition)
Last but not least, the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel makeup line also brings in four new colors of nail polish that will help you create fun nail art designs mimicking Sonia Rykiel’s style.
• Café Blanc – pearl white
• Saint-Germain – marine blue
• Café Philo – muted olive
• Joie de Vivre – bright coral red
Chanel’s bag collection keeps getting bigger and better each year. For the Pre-fall 2016 Collection, Chanel is reintroducing its famous signature shopping bag in CC 31, Rue, Cambon, Paris.
Wait, is that an address in a Chanel bag? Uh-huh. It actually features the address of the Chanel Boutique located in Paris near the Place de la Concorde. The shopping bags come in ultra cute feminine colors: light pink and off white.
The brand Chanel and its famous CC logo together with the address 31 Rue Cambon Paris are embossed on the front of the bag. Made of pure genuine leather, these bags come in handy as you go mall shopping and hopping from one place to another. They especially come in handy whenever you do unlimited shopping in the streets of Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh and Kuala Lumpur to name a few.
We are craving for the adjustable chained shoulder straps. One need not worry that the bag might feel heavy when you stash your goodies since this signature shopping bag is actually lightweight to the feel.
No style code, sizes and prices available yet.
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Coach and Disney are two quintessentially American companies who have shaped the country’s aesthetics in countless ways. Coach has done it through leather goods, of course, while Disney has given generations of moviegoers a visual universe in which to dream. Now, the two brands are teaming up for a limited edition collection, and you can shop it right now.
Disney x Coach includes a wide array of bags, wallets, sneakers, small accessories and beyond, all embellished in some way with the visage of Disney’s most iconic creation, Mickey Mouse. Most of the bags are Coach favorites embroidered with a subtle Mickey, but the collection also includes several bold frame bags that eschew the embroidery for a pair of the mascot’s iconic ears. Mickey may be a cartoon, but there's nothing cartoonish about how he's incorporated into these pieces--they're sly and fun in a situation where they could easily be too silly.
The collection launched recently in Coach stores worldwide and at Coach.com, as well as in iconic Parisian boutique Colette. If you want to nab one of the collection's bags, we suggest you do so quickly after the launch; previous collections from Coach have sold out quickly.
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Disney x Coach Mickey Accordion Zip Wallet
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Disney x Coach Mickey Charm Bracelet
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Disney x Coach Mickey Crossbody Clutch
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Disney x Coach Mickey Dinky Crossbody Bag
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Disney x Coach Mickey Kisslock Bag
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Disney x Coach Mickey Kisslock Wristlet
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Disney x Coach Mickey Mickey Luggage Tag
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Disney x Coach Mickey Oversized Square Scarf
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Disney x Coach Mickey Passport Case
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Disney x Coach Mickey Mickey Rainger Backpack
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Disney x Coach Mickey Saddle Bag 23
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Disney x Coach Mickey Saddle Bag
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Disney x Coach Mickey Skinny Tote
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Disney x Coach Mickey Turnlock Wallet
Jeremy Scott has just taken a step further toward futuristic fashion by not only showcasing his Moschino resort 2017 collection virtually, but also utilizing a revisited kind of the see-now-buy-now formula that is probably even more appealing. The Moschino resort 2017 and men’s spring 2017 live-stream ran yesterday at 7.30 pm Pacific time worldwide, while the actual runaway show took place in Los Angeles.
The live-stream was both two- and three-dimensional, although the chances to watch it in 3D were very few; Jeremy Scott teamed up with virtual-reality streaming platform Livit, whose cardboard headsets were given to only 50 shoppers at Moschino’s New York and Los Angeles stores. As for the rest of Moschino customers, they had the chance to enjoy the show’s 2D live stream on Moschino.com.
Aside from this innovative way of showcasing a collection, Jeremy Scott also made it possible for the clothes to be ready for purchase right after the show, which is a great marketing formula many brands support now and that will surely bear fruit season after season. The fashion designer perfectly knows how to keep his followers and the brand’s customers in great expectations, for sure.
With the Moschino resort 2017 collection, Scott wanted to make us feel happy as well as cherish life in general, and the key to that buzz was feminizing women’s classics in a more youthful, colorful and modern way. Pin-up-inspired ensembles, such as high-waisted pencil skirts, Seventies crop-tops with off-the-shoulder necklines and optical printed designs, and even Nineties grunge t-shirt dresses were all updated with a modern touch that not only captures a sense of freshness and newness, but also seems to be particularly brought to life from anymillennial’s dream.
Many celebrities such as Katy Perry, Bella Thorne, Soko, Jhene Aiko, Christina Milian and Vanessa Hudgens were seen in the front row, which actually reinforces such a sentiment. Of course, some of the most famous Insta-Girls (such as Miranda Kerr, Hailey Baldwin and Chanel Iman) walked the catwalk as well, sharing the entire collection through their beloved IG filters.
“It’s Jeremy, so only the best and most vibrant and colorful is what you expect. His shows are always very entertaining. That’s why I come to support; he’s a creative genius. And I don’t have to travel all the way to Paris to see him, so it’s awesome,” declared Amber Rose after the show, perfectly summing up the whole concept behind the astonishing 62-piece collection.
Although featuring two separate line-ups, the overall show was quite uniform in style and mood, and both the men’s and women’s lines joined forces to celebrate colors, vibrant prints and movement. Even the total-black proposals featured rainbow-soaked details, not to mention the accessory line that was anything but boring.
Hawaiian flower leis completed most of the looks, adding overall peace & love hippy vibes to all of the different themes showcased. Scott played with different fashion movements, bonding them through a common joie de vivreattitude. Ye-ye girls, Goth bats, hippies and pin-ups can all find an updated version of their fashion persona, and Scott is particularly proud of that.
“I like the idea of all those kinds of different hand techniques and cultural things. I even did Pop Goths in all black with sunny embroidery or appliques. I was trying to play with different archetypes like the cool girls who would be, like heading down Melrose totally done up in the daytime. I just played with what I think about L.A. Maybe it’s my heightened-volume, turned-up version of it, but it’s how I see it and what I love about it. I hope people enjoy the show but also just enjoy the whole atmosphere,” Scott told WWD backstage.