It’s funny that I have been obsessing about slouchy bags but whenever I’m buying a new bag I end up buying a structured bag. I think I have to buckle up and find the perfect slouchy bag. This Via Repubblica Suede Shopper looks very chic and youthful. I love the soft look of the suede. However, I tend to avoid suede bags because I’m afraid I will ruin it in no time.
This bag will be perfect for my suede trial, since it is not very expensive so I won’t cry when I accidentally ruin it. This bag comes in 4 colors: Camel, Moro (dark brown), Cenere (dusk blue), and Vino (shown). I honestly like them all, but I would probably choose the darker color for practical reasons. It also comes in a larger size that I’m sure would look great on taller girls.
Overall, I think this is a very stylish bag. Even so, I would like it even more if the zipper pull was made of a fine chain instead of studded leather. They would definitely fall nicer than than the suede zipper pull and would add a little bit of rock n roll flavor to the bag, would you agree?
Available at Nordstrom for $298
Today I checked out the Ideeli Red Sale. The prices were amazingly low. I have never seen a new Rebecca Minkoff or Gustto bag sold for $99. With this kind of price, the merchandise are certainly gone in an instant.
A lot of people look at me all weird when I told them that I like to shop online. The low prices and the convenience are the main reason for my online shopping habit.
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How cute is this clutch? It looks like a shiny blue bean. It kinda reminds me of the “Jack and the bean stalk” story. In my imagination, the “magic” bean would probably look like this (but a lot smaller).
I love how this clutch exudes a modern minimalistic design. It has clean lines and the metallic color makes it look so futuristic. I’m not sure of what you can put in this clutch because of the odd shape. My guess is that you can put your lipstick, your bean-shaped phone and your bean-shaped cards holder ha ha ha. It definitely has a unique and unusual design. I would definitely get it if I had an unlimited shopping budget.
From Net-A-Porter $1,385
My last Fendi bag review was somewhat harsh. However, today I will give this Fendi Two-Tone Baguette a glowing review because it totally deserves one. I love how this bag looks. The contrasting color, the chain-strap combination and the vertical stitching work beautifullytogether. When I’m thinking of a small rectangular bag with a chain, I immediately think of Chanel 2.55. However, this bag has a whole different twist. Somehow, I think this bag is more chic and youthful than the Chanel 2.55. Fendi did a great job this time around.
From Net-A-Porter $1,350
As the name clearly implies, this Dautore bag has a linking strap. The unique design of the strap is the main feature that attracts me to this bag. The description of the bag says “intricately linked straps — reminiscent of block-stitched lanyards”. When you look closer, you can see that the linked straps are made of two different colors of leather, which I think add a little more dimension to the strap.
I always love it when designers come up with something different but still manage not to make the bag look too “out there”, like this bag for example. This bag will get you noticed in a good way, but not in a “fashion victim” kind of way.
The slouchy shape and the roomy size also won me over. I’m just not too crazy about the colors. I love bags that are richer in color.
This bag comes in two colors: Amazon and Argila (which is the color of the other link on the strap). Buy from Bloomingdale’s for $580
I was so excited when I saw this bag. I loved the older version of this bag which I reviewed before, but the plastic zipper was a major turn off for me. Now, the new and improved version has a metal zipper and the leather is noticeably softer. In my previous review, I already mentioned why I loved this bag; the new and improved version just makes me love it even more.
It is available in two colors on the Saks Fifth Avenue website: Black and brown. However, the color samples are black and grey. I’m not sure which one is the right one. There might be a typo. Regardless the color, I still love the bag. Mainly, because of it’s slouchiness, functionality and the improved features.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced everyday bag, this is the perfect bag for you. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue for $440
Obviously, I jumped on the “studded bag” wagon, since it is all the rage right now. I don’t normally wear studded stuff, not even jeans. However, when I look at this Tylie Malibu Rose bag, I’m pretty sure that I can pull this look off.
I love how the lines of studs are concentrated on the flap. It gives the bag the right amount of edginess without overcrowding the bag. The three dimensional studs also add a little bit more texture compared to the regular two dimensional studs.
Surprisingly, in a world where everything affordable is made in China, this bag is actually made in the USA. There are not many bags at this price range that are made in the USA. If you like this bag you better get it now before the brand becomes too popular and starts making its bags in China. Not that I have anything against things that are made in China. I believe that China can make good quality products if they want to. The problem is only when they don’t want to.
In conclusion, I’m giving this bag two thumbs up for its design and price.
Buy from Neiman Marcus for $495
When I see designers make cheaper lines of their brands, I always assume that they are not as good as the more expensive line. However, this is not the case with Donna Karan bags. Lately, I’ve noticed that DKNY bags are a lot better than the Donna Karan bags and they are a lot cheaper too.
I like this DKNY Satin Medium Shopper. Even though it is not made of leather, it still manages to look sumptuous and rich thanks to the satin sheen. The interesting hardware also adds some glam to the simple bag. The only thing I wish were different is the shoulder strap. Since the handles are made of leather, it would be nice if the shoulder strap were also made of leather.
All in all, I think it is a great bag with great value. Buy from Bloomingdale’s for S195
When I went shopping on the weekend, I found the coolest black clutch. The brand is Michele. I’ve never heard of a Michele bag before. I know that they make watches but I did not know that they also make bags. I was trying to look for the clutch on their website but I couldn’t find it. It was probably last season’s collection, since it was on sale and it was the only one left.
What I like the most about this clutch is that it has handles that you can tuck in when you are not using them. I think it is a very convenient feature. The zip top is also a nice feature; it makes getting your stuff in and out of the clutch easier compared to a flap closure clutch. What’s more, the clutch is oversized (15.5″ x 9″) so I can carry all my necessities. Just in case you are wondering about the leather quality, it is soft and has a little bit of a sheen to it.
The retail price of this clutch is $395.99 but it was discounted to $98.97.