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Valentino Designs Noir Collection | Black Clutches & Handbags from Esteemed Fashion Designer

Valentino Designs Noir Collection | Black Clutches & Handbags from Esteemed Fashion Designer

Valentino is proving black isn't boring with its elegant new Noir capsule collection. Just in time for the fall style season, the line features all-black accessories designed to take fashion lovers from day to night.

Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo Piccioli say they were inspired ...


Balenciaga & Grace Coddington Create Pumpkin Collection | Limited Edition Accessories for Fashion’s Night Out

Balenciaga & Grace Coddington Create Pumpkin Collection | Limited Edition Accessories for Fashion’s Night Out

Balenciaga has teamed up with Grace Coddington on a limited edition accessories line which will make its debut on Fashion's Night Out.

The Pumpkin collection features drawn images of the Vogue creative director's beloved cat Pumpkin. The cartoon kitty wears apparel from the Balenciaga ...


Michael Phelps Stars in Louis Vuitton Core Values Commercial | Olympic Swimmer Poses with Record-Breaking Gymnast

Michael Phelps Stars in Louis Vuitton Core Values Commercial | Olympic Swimmer Poses with Record-Breaking Gymnast

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps is the latest big name tapped for Louis Vuitton's Core Values advertising campaign. It's no big surprise really, as an image of the record-breaking Olympic medallist in a bathtub next to ...


Designer Handbags Popular in Auctions | Luxury Bag Market Grows

Designer Handbags Popular in Auctions | Luxury Bag Market Grows

Designer handbags are hot property in the world of auctions. Leading auction houses say luxury leathergoods is a new and rapidly expanding category attracting attention from buyers and sellers around the world.

Matt Rubinger, the director of luxury accessories at Heritage Auctions says that he's noticed "incredible growth and interest from ...


Brahmin Designs 2012 Fashion’s Night Out Tote | Limited Edition FNO Bags

Brahmin Designs 2012 Fashion’s Night Out Tote | Limited Edition FNO Bags

New England handbag firm Brahmin has been enlisted to create the official Fashion's Night Out tote for the third consecutive year.

The latest Fashion's Night Out tote was designed in collaboration with the event's organized. This year's limited edition bag is crafted ...


Alexander Wang Court Case Dismissed | “Sweatshop” Lawsuit Through Out

Alexander Wang Court Case Dismissed | “Sweatshop” Lawsuit Through Out

After many long and undoubtedly stressful months for Alexander Wang, the lawsuit alleging his New York City factory was a "sweatshop" has been thrown out of court.

New York federal court judge Harold Baer dismissed the $450 million case launched by disgruntled former employees Flor Duarte and Wenyu ...


Mary Portas Designs Handbags for House of Fraser | Collaborative Retail Line Expands

Mary Portas Designs Handbags for House of Fraser | Collaborative Retail Line Expands

Department store chain House of Fraser is clearly enjoying collaborating with British businesswoman Mary Portas. The team is planning to add accessories to its fashion line this fall.

The six new handbags will sit alongside Mary Portas' womenswear line for House of Fraser. The apparel items claimed to be ...


French Bank Slammed for Handbag Insurance Scheme | Société Générale Accused of Sexism

French Bank Slammed for Handbag Insurance Scheme | Société Générale Accused of Sexism

French bank Société Générale looks to appeal to the country's women with its new Pour Elle card. The program offers members up to $250 of theft insurance for their handbags as well as two complimentary calls to electricians, locksmiths, and other common tradesman.
Société Générale says "Those who ...


Ri Sol-Ju Upsets North Korea with Christian Dior Clutch | First Lady Under Fire

Ri Sol-Ju Upsets North Korea with Christian Dior Clutch | First Lady Under Fire

Ri Sol-Ju, the glamorous new wife of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has angered locals by carrying a Christian Dior bag worth more than a thousand dollars to a meeting with the Korean People's Army.

While the act wouldn't rate a mention in the affluent United States, ...


Accessories Sales Rise, Says Study | Apparel Slumps in Current Economy

Accessories Sales Rise, Says Study | Apparel Slumps in Current Economy

Accessories labels are enjoying the lion's share of the world’s fashion dollars, according to a new report from The New York Times.

Gone are the days when accessories design was considered the poor cousin to apparel creation. Economic uncertainty has seen a shift in the spending habits of fashion labels ...


Miu Miu Releases Olympics Capsule Collection | Limited Edition Metallic Bags & Shoes

Miu Miu Releases Olympics Capsule Collection | Limited Edition Metallic Bags & Shoes

Miu Miu is getting into the Olympic spirit with a capsule collection of metallic handbags.

These accessories in gold, silver, and bronze, the colors of the Olympic Games medals, make a welcome change from all the London focused accessories we've seen lately. While those Union ...


Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti Designs for New York & Co. | Limited Edition Big Apple Fashion Line

Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti Designs for New York & Co. | Limited Edition Big Apple Fashion Line

Project Accessory mentor and founder of Vivre.com Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti has teamed up with New York & Co. for a new capsule fashion collection.

The collection will include apparel and accessories items. Jeanbart-Lorenzotti's familiar snake motif promises to be woven through the range. Look ...


Bottega Veneta Introduces Intrecciolusion & Intrecciomirage Lines | Affordable New Woven Look Bags

Bottega Veneta Introduces Intrecciolusion & Intrecciomirage Lines | Affordable New Woven Look Bags

Owning a Bottega Veneta original just became a bit more affordable with the introduction of its new Intrecciolusion and Intrecciomirage lines.

The Intrecciolusion line's accessories are crafted from twill printed with a pattern which mimics Bottega Veneta's signature Intrecciato finish.

The Intrecciomirage ...


Lauren Conrad & BlueAvocado Design XO(Eco) Collection | Sustainable Plastic Bottle Repreve Accessories

Lauren Conrad & BlueAvocado Design XO(Eco) Collection | Sustainable Plastic Bottle Repreve Accessories

Reality starlet turned fashion designer Lauren Conrad has teamed up with eco-conscious accessories label BlueAvocado for a sustainable capsule line dubbed the XO(Eco) collection.

The XO(Eco) collection features shopping bags, cosmetics cases, and lunch totes crafted from Repreve, an innovative fabric made from old plastic water bottles. These diverse accessories were designed to ...


Lanvin Casts Real People in Fall 2012 Advertisements | Ordinary Folks Model for Fashion House

Lanvin Casts Real People in Fall 2012 Advertisements | Ordinary Folks Model for Fashion House

Lanvin's new fall 2012 campaign is likely to appeal to anyone tired of glossy commercials filled with impossibly beautiful models. The fashion house's creative director Alber Elbaz has cast ordinary people in the new advertisements.

It seems age and gender was of little consequence for ...


WANT Les Essentiels de la Via Releases Olympic Tote Bags | Limited Edition O’Hare Bags for London Games

WANT Les Essentiels de la Via Releases Olympic Tote Bags | Limited Edition O’Hare Bags for London Games

WANT Les Essentiels de la Via is getting into the Olympic spirit with the release of a new line of limited edition tote bags.

The O'Hare totes are available in six color combinations which feature the ...


Jason Wu Unveils Miss Wu Diffusion Line | New Retro Fashion Collection

Jason Wu Unveils Miss Wu Diffusion Line | New Retro Fashion Collection

Michelle Obama's favorite designer Jason Wu has unveiled the first images of his youthful new diffusion line, Miss Wu.

The 40-piece collection reveals a different side of the American designer. Its pieces have a real sixties vibe about them, although the period's been interpreted with an urban ...


DKNY x FEED Accessories New York Survival Collection | Charity Bags for Urban Jungle

DKNY x FEED Accessories New York Survival Collection | Charity Bags for Urban Jungle

FEED Projects has teamed up with DKNY for a fun fall capsule collection. A percentage of proceeds raised from sales of the limited edition diaper bag, city survival tote, and packable survival boot will help fight global hunger.

The collection is rough and ready ...


Pensioner Buys Philip Treacy Handbag at Oxfam | ₤20 Elvis Bag Worth ₤350, 000

Pensioner Buys Philip Treacy Handbag at Oxfam | ₤20 Elvis Bag Worth ₤350, 000

John Richard may be the luckiest pensioner in the United Kingdom. The 73-year-old Londoner paid just ₤20 for a handbag he discovered was a Philip Treacy original.

The handbag features an Elvis Presley print designed by lauded pop artist Andy Warhol. It's believed to be one of only ...


Qatar Royals Buy Valentino | Mayhoola Secures Fashion House

Qatar Royals Buy Valentino | Mayhoola Secures Fashion House

The royal family of Qatar has expanded its stake in the fashion business with the acquisition of leading design house, Valentino. Mayhoola, an investment group controlled by the royals, reportedly spent $858 million on the fashion label.

So what happens next? According to a Mayhoola, not a great deal. ...


Kate Spade Saturday Line Rumored | Is an Affordable Range in the Works?

Kate Spade Saturday Line Rumored | Is an Affordable Range in the Works?

No formal announcements have been made, but The New York Daily News insists Kate Spade New York is preparing to release a more affordable diffusion line. The label, dubbed Kate Spade Saturday, is poised to compete with Chris Burch's C. Wonder collection.

Anonymous sources say the pieces ...


The SAK Opens First Store in New Jersey | Accessories Brand’s Sea Girt Retail Outlet

The SAK Opens First Store in New Jersey | Accessories Brand’s Sea Girt Retail Outlet

The SAK has finally opened its first ever retail outlet. The chosen location isn’t one of the world’s fashion capitals but Sea Girt, New Jersey, the hometown of The SAK chief executive officer and co-founder Mark Talucci.
"Five years ago my family moved from San Francisco, where The Sak ...


Project Repat Turns Threadless T-Shirts Into Tote Bags | Limited Edition Eco-Friendly Capsule Collection

Project Repat Turns Threadless T-Shirts Into Tote Bags | Limited Edition Eco-Friendly Capsule Collection

Project Repat and Threadless have teamed up for an eco-friendly tote bag collection.

Each of the six bags in the range is crafted from old Threadless T-shirts. The upcycled nature of the totes will see them produced in limited edition runs of 100 bags. The creation ...


Vera Neumann Sues Kate Spade | Poppy Print Accused of Copyright Infringement

Vera Neumann Sues Kate Spade | Poppy Print Accused of Copyright Infringement

The estate of late American artist Vera Neumann is taking Kate Spade to task for copyright infringement. The Vera Company claims the fashion house used Neumann's Poppy Field print without consent on its apparel items and accessories.

It seems Spade ...


Chloé Attitudes Celebrates 60 Years | Anniversary Exhibition & Limited Edition Accessories

Chloé Attitudes Celebrates 60 Years | Anniversary Exhibition & Limited Edition Accessories

Chloé will celebrate its 60th year with the opening of a retrospective exhibition in Paris. The newly refurbished Palais de Tokyo will host Chloé Attitudes from September 29 to November 18.

The display will celebrate the fashion house's six-decade contribution to sartorial style with key pieces from each of ...


Christian Louboutin Releases 3Way Limited Edition Bag | Convertible Leather Men’s Accessory

Christian Louboutin Releases 3Way Limited Edition Bag | Convertible Leather Men’s Accessory

Why should girls have all the fun? After releasing a flurry of limited edition women's handbags and footwear to celebrate his 20th year in the biz, Christian Louboutin is treating his male fans to a limited edition convertible accessory dubbed the ...


Joan Smalls Models for Fendi | Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Fall/Winter Commercial

Joan Smalls Models for Fendi | Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Fall/Winter Commercial

Current It girl Joan Smalls fronts Fendi's new fall/winter 2012 campaign.

Fendi's own Karl Lagerfeld shot the picturesque advertisements at a vineyard in Chianti, Italy. The idyllic commercials don't have any real flash about them, but they ensure that striking patchwork satchel, and Smalls herself, ...


Britain Loves Designer Bags, Especially Mulberry | World Luxury Index’s Internet Study

Britain Loves Designer Bags, Especially Mulberry | World Luxury Index’s Internet Study

British babes love their luxury bags according to new research from the World Luxury Index. The study, which analyzed the internet browsing habits of fashionistas in eight global markets, showed Brits are the most passionate about designer handbags.

In the United Kingdom luxury handbags showed in 422 searches per 1000 ...


Banana Republic’s “Anna Karenina” Collection | Russian Apparel & Accessories for Film Release

Banana Republic’s “Anna Karenina” Collection | Russian Apparel & Accessories for Film Release

Banana Republic is celebrating the release of the forthcoming Anna Karenina film with a Russian inspired fashion collection.

Banana Republic worked closely with Anna Karenina's costume designer Jacqueline Durran on the cinematic capsule collection. The faux fur collared apparel items, pearl and crystal jewelry, and luxurious looking handbags channel ...


Coles Makes SecondBite Shoppers | Limited Edition Reusable Heart Bags

Coles Makes SecondBite Shoppers | Limited Edition Reusable Heart Bags

Australian shopping chain Coles is encouraging its customers to indulge in one of its new limited edition Heart Bags for a good cause. The shoppers are part of the firm's ongoing partnership with SecondBite.

Each spacious shopper features a simple white heart against a hand-colored red ...


Nina Ricci’s New Floral Fall Campaign | La Rue Bag Stars in Hand-Drawn Flower Advertisements

Nina Ricci’s New Floral Fall Campaign | La Rue Bag Stars in Hand-Drawn Flower Advertisements

Nina Ricci's new La Rue handbag stars alongside German beauty Kati Nescher in the label's fall 2012 advertising campaign.

The model carries a black alligator version of the label's newest creation. Its exotic dark skin is given a lift with a colourful bouquet ...


Jana Feifer’s Letters for Literacy Totes | Revamped Initial Bags for Charity

Jana Feifer’s Letters for Literacy Totes | Revamped Initial Bags for Charity

Jana Feifer hopes to bring her initial bags back into vogue for a good cause. She's relaunched her signature initial totes to improve literacy rates around the world.

Ten percent of the money raised by the new Letters for Literacy totes will ...


Envoyage’s Practical Taschen Weekender Purse | Innovative New Swiss Design

Envoyage’s Practical Taschen Weekender Purse | Innovative New Swiss Design

Men have the Swiss Army knife to get through their day, and now women have a Swiss handbag with its own functional features. Otherwise known as the Taschen Weekender, the practical purse from Swiss label Envoyage offers traditional chic styling with a host of hidden ...


Tamara Ecclestone’s Birthday Birkin | Stockbroker Boyfriend’s Generous Hermes Handbag Gift

Tamara Ecclestone’s Birthday Birkin | Stockbroker Boyfriend’s Generous Hermes Handbag Gift

Cashed up heiress Tamara Ecclestone can own anything her heart desires, which must make her a headache to buy presents for. But her stockbroker boyfriend Omar Khyami refused to be phased. He presented Tamara with a metallic exotic Hermes Birkin bag, worth an estimated £80k, to mark her 28th ...


Ashley Greene Stars in New DKNY Campaign | Twilight Actress Models for Fall 2012

Ashley Greene Stars in New DKNY Campaign | Twilight Actress Models for Fall 2012

Ashley Greene has reprised her role as the face of DKNY for the fashion house's fall 2012 campaign.

The Twilight actress looks very chic in the advertisement, which sees her wearing an on-trend flared dress and carrying a large top handled satchel. It's not just ...


Neiman Marcus’ Personalized Travel Collection | Customized Vacation Accessories

Neiman Marcus’ Personalized Travel Collection | Customized Vacation Accessories

Neiman Marcus recently released a personalized travel accessories collection to make your summer vacation run more smoothly.

The comprehensive collection features most small items you'll need on your getaway, including a passport cover, luggage tag, flat case, and travel wallet. Each one is crafted from high ...


Princess Vera Wang for Kohl’s | Famed Designer Readies Youth Line

Princess Vera Wang for Kohl’s | Famed Designer Readies Youth Line

Vera Wang's youth line, Princess Vera Wang, will be available exclusively through Kohl's stores next month.

The youth sizing probably excludes all but the most petite adults from indulging in the Princess Vera Wang apparel items, but the young at heart can always enjoy the line's ...


Jennifer Hudson Designs QVC Collection | Clutches & Apparel for Curvy Girls

Jennifer Hudson Designs QVC Collection | Clutches & Apparel for Curvy Girls

When Jennifer Hudson announced she was designing a fashion line for QVC celebrating women and their curves, we assumed it'd be all about apparel. However it seems the Oscar winning actress and acclaimed singer has also tried her hand at accessories.

This snakeskin printed clutch is ...


PETA Savages Olsen Twins | Animal Rights Group Mad Over The Row’s Fur Bag

PETA Savages Olsen Twins | Animal Rights Group Mad Over The Row’s Fur Bag

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's overpriced patchwork fur bag might have impressed Rachel Zoe, but we couldn't see what all the fuss was about. We rejected the bag on an aesthetic level, but PETA have slammed the twins' latest exorbitant creation on ethical grounds.

PETA never ...


Historic Handbag Found | Ancient Dog Teeth Decorated Purse Discovery

Historic Handbag Found | Ancient Dog Teeth Decorated Purse Discovery

Archaeologists in Germany believe they may have uncovered the world's oldest handbag. They found the prized purse, which is believed to date between 2, 500 and 2, 200 BC, at an excavation site near Leipzig.

As you might imagine the fabric has eroded over the years, but what remains is ...


The Row Makes Pricey Patchwork Fur Purse | Luxury Love or Overpriced Monstrosity?

The Row Makes Pricey Patchwork Fur Purse | Luxury Love or Overpriced Monstrosity?

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen love creating high priced items for their The Row label. Following on from the jaw-dropping $39, 000 alligator backpack they released last year, the sisters have created a bold patchwork fur bag. This statement piece from The Row's pre-fall collection ...


Mulberry’s New San Francisco Store | First British Boutique in Frisco

Mulberry’s New San Francisco Store | First British Boutique in Frisco

Mulberry's just opened the doors of its first San Francisco store. The boutique, located at 166 Grant Avenue, is a striking tri-level building which oozes nineteenth century style.

The building, which spans some 3100 square feet, features retail and gallery space. Handbags, footwear, and women's apparel from Mulberry's core ...


Olivia Wilde Designs Haiti Messenger Bag | Alternative Apparel Collaboration Raises Funds for School

Olivia Wilde Designs Haiti Messenger Bag | Alternative Apparel Collaboration Raises Funds for School

Olivia Wilde reminds us that it'll take more work to rebuild Haiti with this cute messenger bag. The actress designed the casual purse in conjunction with American Apparel to help relief efforts following the Caribbean nation's 2010 earthquake.

The handbag is crafted from vintage army canvas ...


Launer London’s Sales Jumps | Diamond Jubilee Inspires Growth

Launer London’s Sales Jumps | Diamond Jubilee Inspires Growth

Launer Londer sales are on the up following Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The British monarch has been a longtime fan of the fashion label's conservative boxy handbags, and it seems the rest of the world is taking note. She's been in the public eye a lot ...


Louis Vuitton Plans Pop-Up Stores | Temporary Outlets for Infinitely Kusama Collection

Louis Vuitton Plans Pop-Up Stores | Temporary Outlets for Infinitely Kusama Collection

Louis Vuitton is offering more ways to shop for its forthcoming Infinitely Kusama collection, a collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The fashion house will open a selection of pop-up shops in key fashion cities to complement the displays ...


Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Predicted to Rise | Investment Potential of Evolving Fashion House

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Predicted to Rise | Investment Potential of Evolving Fashion House

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent handbags and other items are set to become even more covetable as the fashion house ushers in a new era.

Christos Garkinos of iconic vintage fashion boutique Decades says pieces from past seasons always become "more collectible" when a label hires a new creative director, ...


Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories Opens in Athens | Newest Airport Location for Lingerie Offshoot

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories Opens in Athens | Newest Airport Location for Lingerie Offshoot

Athens International Airport is now home to Europe's first Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories store. The brand new concept store was launched in partnership with local Greek distributors Agora Trading and Hellenic Duty Free Shops.

The store will sell a range of accessories available exclusively at the Beauty & Accessories ...


Rachel Roy Designs HSN Collection | Accessories & Apparel in Capsule Line

Rachel Roy Designs HSN Collection | Accessories & Apparel in Capsule Line

Accessories queen Rachel Roy's teaming up with HSN for a capsule collection. Her forthcoming label Rachel Roy line is set to feature handbags, footwear, jewelry, and apparel items.

Handbag lovers can look forward to clutch purses, satchel bags, and totes in bold colors. These are set to complement rounded wedge ...


No More Yves for Saint Laurent Paris | Fashion House Changes Name

No More Yves for Saint Laurent Paris | Fashion House Changes Name

Yves Saint Laurent's newly minted creative director Hedi Slimane seems determined to shake things up. He's led the push to rechristen the fashion house as Saint Laurent Paris.

Notably press surrounding the name change has pointed to the shortened moniker being adopted for its ...


2nd Draft Designs’ Microfilm Handbags | Cute Retro Purses From Recycled Film

2nd Draft Designs’ Microfilm Handbags | Cute Retro Purses From Recycled Film

We don't have a lot of need for microfilm and old school 16 mm film in this modern world of DVDs and digital cameras. But Julie Yu is putting the retro materials to good use with her accessories label, ...


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