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The important things in life, like bags & what lives in 'em. Like our savings.

BE&D "Garbo" Bags as Seen on Gossip Girl

March 17, 2009
Taylor Momsen on the set of Gossip Girl sporting a studded Be & D shoulder bag from the "Garbo" line. Here are other bags from the range...

Be & D is set to be the hottest designer right now, because studs are one of the top trends for 2009.

And the shoulder bag is only $995!
And the classic satchel:
The new shoulder bag:

Pick your St. Patrick's Day Green Bag!

March 13, 2009

What we're attracted to this March for St. Patty holiday bags are purses that bring us back to the nature side of green. Whether it's the four-sided shape reminiscent of the leafed clover in the Tory Burch; a woven natural look meets a woodsy brown by Bottega Veneta; droplets like leaves for Coccinelle; or even a near-floral like droplet shape in the McQueen to a croc-reminiscent by Nine & Co. Other standout bags is our favorite in Prada's gemmed-up (emerald?) Tessuto Pietre clutch---the perfect size for the bling, to the largest clutch we've just plain seen by Lost, and then a big budding (no pun intended, or is it?) trend of the cross-body, this time meets the one-sided-strapped wristlet; so interesting and adorable by Fendi. We personally couldn't decide what to carry. So little St. Patrick's Day, so many bags!

Plum's Still Smart Investment - Purple Bags

March 10, 2009

Celebrating Barbie & Her Designer Bags

March 09, 2009

It's Barbie's 50th birthday today, and we're celebrating with a gallery of the designer handbags (and outfits) recently given the fab doll.

Bag This Trend: Fishnet CrossOver Fashion

March 09, 2009

Linen Shopper
$265.00 at DKNY

Large linen shopper with fishnet pockets, buckle detail
and leather trim. Dual carrying handles. Logo lined interior
with center zip compartment. Gold hardware.
Dimensions: 15" wide x 11" high x 6.5" deep. Handle drop: 8".

Not usually beyond stocking, and still not on many bags being sold, but a trend crossing over is fishnet material.

We're not sure if we'll see this in many more bags, but a purchase in this category could make a gal "fit in" with the other ladies with different accessories, yet stand out at the same time.

We like this trend, and it reminds us of that Marc Jacobs clutch with the netting-material bow. So cute.

What's cutest about this tote by DKNY? Above the fishnet pocket is a belt---kind of like garter and stocking?

More of this trend: A Shoe to Match...

Casadei Women's 6650 Basic Pump


The Mulberry 'Shimmy' Collection

March 09, 2009

The "Shimmy" Collection by Mulberry boasts a dog-like-tag in different shapes of neutral colors. The best is by far the quilted leather version. We've never seen such divinely patterned leather!

Trend: Long-Shoulder bags with Chain Strap twist

March 07, 2009
Long chain shoulder straps are in. (Moi has even considered crafting one when I'm finished moving house and have my sewing machine set up again [I hope next week!] And when I'm feeling a trend early on, it's always huge. ;-) ) I know they can be uncomfortable (note to my designing self, improve upon!) but they are classy and classic. Take it from one of the most iconic and famous (and carried, despite its expense) bags of all time; the Chanel Flap. This season even the flap's strap doubled-up is extra long!

This is going to be a huge trend, don't especially if Karl Lagerfeld has any say.

Trend: Array of 'Watercolor' Bags

March 05, 2009

Trend: Array of Bohemian-Styled Hobo Bags

March 05, 2009

Reportedly the Bohemian bag is an up-and-coming trend. Here are some hobos in the style, the most prominent shape for bohos. No pun intended, I swear.

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