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Seltzer’s Eco-Friendly Totes | New York Brand’s Fun Canvas Reusable Shoppers

Seltzer’s Eco-Friendly Totes | New York Brand’s Fun Canvas Reusable Shoppers

You'd never guess that the bold graphic totes from New York design firm Seltzer are eco-friendly. They look much more modern than any of the hippie bags sold at your local markets. But this company's products are as green as they come.

Each one is made from sustainable cotton canvas ...


Savorii’s Eco-Friendly Handbags | Homeless Make Upcycled Bags & Homewares

Savorii’s Eco-Friendly Handbags | Homeless Make Upcycled Bags & Homewares

Massachusetts based eco-friendly firm Savorii is a great example of a company doing good for the planet and its people.

Savorii began under the name greenlifesavor in 2009. It was founded by friends united by the concept that fun, innovative, and eco-friendly products reflect the collaborative ...


Convicts Embroider Fine Cell Work Bags | British Prisons Put Crims to Work

Convicts Embroider Fine Cell Work Bags | British Prisons Put Crims to Work

Britain's prison inmates are putting their free time to good use by participating in Fine Cell Work, a social initiative which gives cons needlepoint skills.

The heiress of British decorating firm Colefax and Fowler founded the scheme in the 1960s. It's grown to ...


Haydanhuya Makes Wooden Bags | Quirky Wood Wallets & Handbags

Haydanhuya Makes Wooden Bags | Quirky Wood Wallets & Handbags

We've all heard of handbags with wooden handles and accents, but bags crafted entirely from wood are something different. But that's exactly what Turkish designer Gokham Eryaman creates with his unique fashion label Haydanhuya.

Eryaman began his career as a graphic designer, but his life took a turn when he ...


Harveys Releases Summer Luvin’ Mixers Totes | Cocktail Inspired Small Seatbelt Bags

Harveys Releases Summer Luvin’ Mixers Totes | Cocktail Inspired Small Seatbelt Bags

Harveys is getting into the summer spirit with the release of its new Summer Luvin' Mixers collection.

The Summer Luvin' Mixers totes are inspired by summery drinks with their bright colors and cocktail names. There's the Pina Colada with its yellow and white hues, the Raspberry Margarita ...


Hayley Mills Readies First Handbag Collection | Homeless Brit Makes Good

Hayley Mills Readies First Handbag Collection | Homeless Brit Makes Good

British designer Hayley Miller will launch her first handbag collection next month. A debut launch is worth celebrating for any designer, but it's even more remarkable in Miller's case as until last summer, she was homeless.

Miller left her family home at the tender age of 15 ...


“Elle Accessories” Makes a Comeback | Fashion Magazine Rebooted

“Elle Accessories” Makes a Comeback | Fashion Magazine Rebooted

After a four-year hiatus, Elle is rebooting its spinoff magazine Elle Accessories in the United States.

While selected overseas markets have continued to publish the fashion glossy guide focusing on handbags, jewelry, and footwear, American operations closed in 2008 after three years on shelves.

The time seems right for Elle Accessories ...


Dolce & Gabbana Designs Children’s Line | Kids Apparel & Accessories from Famed Italian Fashion House

Dolce & Gabbana Designs Children’s Line | Kids Apparel & Accessories from Famed Italian Fashion House

Dolce & Gabbana is giving kids the chance to be just as fashionable as their designer loving parents with the launch of its first range for children.

The fall winter 2012 collection caters for newborns, toddlers, and young boys and girls aged from ...


Prada’s Video Game Ad Campaign | Striking Fall Winter 2012 Commercial

Prada’s Video Game Ad Campaign | Striking Fall Winter 2012 Commercial

Prada's transported its models into a video game world for its striking fall winter 2012 advertising campaign.

The ads feature a who's who of up and coming fashion beauties including Anne V, Iselin Steiro, Madison Headrick, Elza Luijendijk, Vanessa Axente, and Magdalena Frackowiak. ...


Hermes Employees Sacked After Counterfeit Ring Busted | Workers Help Knockoff Trade

Hermes Employees Sacked After Counterfeit Ring Busted | Workers Help Knockoff Trade

How do you make a good designer knock-off? Enlist some of the workers from the genuine fashion house! Just don't expect your efforts won't catch up with you!

We all know Hermes doesn't take counterfeiting lightly. Just a month after it saw 34 online fraudsters shut down, it's ...


Launer’s Olympic Lydia Bags | New Metallic Purses for London Games

Launer’s Olympic Lydia Bags | New Metallic Purses for London Games

Launer is getting into the Olympic spirit with a capsule collection of three handbags inspired by the games' medals.

Queen Elizabeth II's favorite handbag brand is usually quite staid, but the label shows its flashier side with these metallic patent calf leather Lydia purses. As you ...


Independent Handbag Designer Awards Winners Named | Fiona Kempton & Arbol de Vienta Take Top Prizes

Independent Handbag Designer Awards Winners Named | Fiona Kempton & Arbol de Vienta Take Top Prizes

Kempton & Co. and Arbol de Vienta took out top honors at Handbag Designer 101's sixth annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

Kempton & Co.'s Wiltshire purse, pictured, was named the Best Green Handbag at the New York awards ceremony. Company founder Fiona Kempton crafts the handbag entirely ...


Warner Brothers Wins Louis Vuitton Copyright Case | The Hangover: Part II Triumphs in Court

Warner Brothers Wins Louis Vuitton Copyright Case | The Hangover: Part II Triumphs in Court

Louis Vuitton has lost its lawsuit against the Warner Brothers movie studio.

The fashion house hoped to claim damages from the film company, who used a replica LV bag in its 2011 buddy comedy The Hangover: Part II. But Judge Andrew Carter found that ...


Lanvin Readies “Happy” Les 10 Ans Collection | Line Celebrates Alber Elbaz’s Decade Milestone

Lanvin Readies “Happy” Les 10 Ans Collection | Line Celebrates Alber Elbaz’s Decade Milestone

Alber Elbaz is celebrating his tenth year at Lanvin with the release of the "Happy" Les 10 Ans capsule collection.

There's no risk of forgetting the years of Elbaz's tenure, because the range features 10 versions of Lanvin's iconic Happy ...


Freitag’s New F60 JOAN Bike Bags | Recycled Truck Tarpaulin Handbags for Cyclists

Freitag’s New F60 JOAN Bike Bags | Recycled Truck Tarpaulin Handbags for Cyclists

Sustainable Swiss handbag label Freitag has added a convertible bag for cyclists to its green collection. The clever F60 JOAN bags can become bicycle baskets with just a little know how.

The F60 JOAN bags feature two discrete rear tabs, which help them easily affix to bicycle handlebars. Strapping one ...


Valentino Silk Georgette Rosette Clutch | Elegant Red Evening Bag With Floral Appliques

Valentino Silk Georgette Rosette Clutch | Elegant Red Evening Bag With Floral Appliques

Valentino's retirement a few years ago rocked the fashion kingdom to its roots. Since then, the line has been back and forth, up and down. Luckily, this silk georgette rosette clutch stays true to his designs. It is beautifully refined, elegant, and timeless.

The shape of this clutch is, ...


Kate Bosworth Designs Boutique Bags | New Accessories for JewelMint Collection

Kate Bosworth Designs Boutique Bags | New Accessories for JewelMint Collection

Actress Kate Bosworth has launched a new accessories collection for her label, JewelMint. While JewelMint focused exclusively on jewelry, the 13-piece Boutique line features belts, jewelry-inspired bags, clutch purses, and jewelry.
Boutique and JewelMint are both the joint endeavors of Bosworth and her long-time stylist Cher Coulter. The pairing ...


Kris Van Assche Designs New Eastpack Collection | Dior Homme Designer’s Work Accessories Line

Kris Van Assche Designs New Eastpack Collection | Dior Homme Designer’s Work Accessories Line

Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche will release his third capsule collection for Eastpack next month.

The new season line, dubbed Work, features an elegant mix of masculine backpacks, bags, and suitcases made with office and business trips in mind. ...


Muhammad Ali Stars in New Louis Vuitton Core Values Ad | Boxing Champion Poses with Grandson

Muhammad Ali Stars in New Louis Vuitton Core Values Ad | Boxing Champion Poses with Grandson

If Louis Vuitton's fall winter 2012 advertisement left you spinning, perhaps its latest Core Values commercial is more your speed. The latest ad in the fashion house's ongoing campaign features triple working heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, ...


Louis Vuitton Releases Fall Winter 2012 Advertisement | Busy New Fashion Commercial

Louis Vuitton Releases Fall Winter 2012 Advertisement | Busy New Fashion Commercial

Another day brings us another advertising campaign. This time we’re looking at Louis Vuitton's offering for the fall winter 2012 season.

The Louis Vuitton commercial couldn't be more different from the Giorgio Armani one we admired yesterday. While Giorgio Armani ...


Giorgio Armani Releases Fall Winter 2012 Advertising Campaign | Aymeline Valade & Simon Nessman Star in Black & White Ad

Giorgio Armani Releases Fall Winter 2012 Advertising Campaign | Aymeline Valade & Simon Nessman Star in Black & White Ad

Giorgio Armani has gone back to basics with its fall winter 2012 advertising campaign.

Famed photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have snapped models Aymeline Valade and Simon Nessman for the commercials. The black and white images are stark and without distracting ...


Maison Martin Margiela Confirms H&M Line | New Capsule Collection in the Works

Maison Martin Margiela Confirms H&M Line | New Capsule Collection in the Works

The rumors are true: Maison Martin Margiela will release a capsule collection through H&M stores.

Maison Martin Margiela and H&M were both reluctant to comment on the rumor when approached by the press a few days ago, but it seems they were just waiting to make the announcement in their own sweet ...


Seoul’s New Bag Museum | South Korea Readies Simone Handbag

Seoul’s New Bag Museum | South Korea Readies Simone Handbag

Handbag lovers should ensure they take some time out from shopping next time they're visiting South Korea. The country's capital, Seoul, will open the doors of its Simone Handbag museum next month.

The museum is the brainchild of famed handbag maker Kenny Park, who saw the venture as a permanent ...


WaterField Releases Outback Tech Bags | New Canvas Laptop Totes & Sleeves

WaterField Releases Outback Tech Bags | New Canvas Laptop Totes & Sleeves

It sounds like San Francisco tech accessories firm WaterField Designs has looked to Australia for inspiration for its new Outback collection. The rugged capsule line features laptop totes and sleeves crafted from waxed canvas and leather.
"It has a masculine look and a patina that changes over time ...


Maison Martin Margiela for H&M? | Latest Designer Collaboration Rumored

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M? | Latest Designer Collaboration Rumored

The rumor mill is buzzing that H&M will join forces with Maison Martin Margiela for its next designer collaboration collection.

WWD reported that H&M will announce a single collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela for the holidays "soon." H&M and Maison Martin Margiela are both staying mum about the rumors, ...


Gucci Releasing Exclusive Bags in India | New Bamboo & Emily Purses for Delhi & Mumbai Boutiques

Gucci Releasing Exclusive Bags in India | New Bamboo & Emily Purses for Delhi & Mumbai Boutiques

Indian shoppers should start saving their rupees; Gucci will release limited edition New Bamboo and Emily bags exclusively through its Indian flagship stores later this year.

The New Bamboo capsule collection features five new bags available in three special leathers. The luxury purses are available in a gold perforated ...


Ethnotek’s Modern Woven Handbags | Third-World Threads Decorate Practical Purses

Ethnotek’s Modern Woven Handbags | Third-World Threads Decorate Practical Purses

Ethnotek takes traditional handwoven textiles into the 21st century with its ethical handbag collection.

At their heart, Ethnotek's messengers and backpacks are tough accessories crafted from ballistic nylon. They're made for the digital age with padded laptop compartments and plenty of practical, accessible pockets. But a removable handcrafted textile detail, ...


Topshop Makes Reclaim to Wear Collection | Eco-Friendly Backpack & Apparel

Topshop Makes Reclaim to Wear Collection | Eco-Friendly Backpack & Apparel

A denim backpack is amongst the fashion offerings in Topshop's new eco-friendly Reclaim to Wear collection.

The British fashion retailer teamed up with green label From Somewhere's eco-conscious Reclaim to Wear initiative to create the pieces entirely from discarded fabrics. Surplus stocks and ...


Kenneth Cole Goes Private | Designer Spends on Company Shares

Kenneth Cole Goes Private | Designer Spends on Company Shares

It’s been in the works for a few months, but it's now official. Kenneth Cole has bought enough shares in his namesake fashion house to take back control of the firm, making it a private corporation once again.

The deal is estimated to be worth $245 million, and ...


L.L. Bean’s New Fenway Boat & Tote | Limited Edition Tarp Bag Celebrates Boston Red Sox

L.L. Bean’s New Fenway Boat & Tote | Limited Edition Tarp Bag Celebrates Boston Red Sox

L.L. Bean's new limited edition handbag pays tribute to its local baseball team the Red Sox and their home ground, Fenway Park. The Fenway Boat & Tote is crafted from the same tarpaulin that protected the baseball field from inclement weather during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

The release seems to have come ...


Chinese Shoppers Love Second-Hand Designer Goods | China’s Changing Shopping Attitudes

Chinese Shoppers Love Second-Hand Designer Goods | China’s Changing Shopping Attitudes

As shoppers everywhere tighten their belts, luxury loving Chinese customers are looking to second-hand stores to satisfy their desires for designer goods.

Second-hand outlets including Hong Kong's Milan Station and Japan's Brand Off are popping up all over the Asian nation. These outlets offer a more ...


Ita Releases New Jewel Bags | Stylish Purses from Iranian Sisters

Ita Releases New Jewel Bags | Stylish Purses from Iranian Sisters

Iranian born sisters Bita and Rouzita Vaggabaghai pay tribute to their Persian and American heritages with their new range of Ita handbags, dubbed the Jewel series.

The handbags feature an unusual fusion of metals and high quality Italian leathers, which informs their structure and finish. ...


Rachel Zoe Names Morrison Bag After Son | Fall 2012 Handbag On Instagram

Rachel Zoe Names Morrison Bag After Son | Fall 2012 Handbag On Instagram

Rachel Zoe has followed in Victoria Beckham's footsteps and named a handbag in her fall 2012 collection after her young son. Just as Beckham brought us the Harper, Zoe is preparing to release the Morrison, which shares the middle name of her one-year-old Skyler Morrison Berman.

The Morrison ...


Chinese Shoppers Reject Overexposed Designers | Louis Vuitton & Gucci on the Way Out

Chinese Shoppers Reject Overexposed Designers | Louis Vuitton & Gucci on the Way Out

Chinese shoppers are becoming more discerning and passing over Louis Vuitton and Gucci for labels they believe epitomize "absolute luxury."

Critical Chinese shoppers suggest these labels are on the way out as they’ve become too commonplace. Instead cashed up customers are seeking ...


Purse Tails Raises Funds for Breast Cancer | New Pink Ribbon Products for a Cure

Purse Tails Raises Funds for Breast Cancer | New Pink Ribbon Products for a Cure

Handbag hook firm Purse Tails is doing its bit for breast cancer research with the release of two new products. A portion of proceeds from the sales of the Clipa for a Cure purse hook and Pink Ribbon Keyfinder ...


Faux Bag Buyers Are Dishonest | Academic’s Explosive Claims About Handbag Purchases

Faux Bag Buyers Are Dishonest | Academic’s Explosive Claims About Handbag Purchases

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely suggests women that carry fake designer handbags are big trouble. In his new book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Including Ourselves, Ariely claims imitation brand name purse lovers are more likely to lie, steal, and cheat ...


Reed Krakoff Named CFDA’s Accessory Designer of the Year | Coach Creative Director Wins Bag Design Award

Reed Krakoff Named CFDA’s Accessory Designer of the Year | Coach Creative Director Wins Bag Design Award

Reed Krakoff was named accessory designer of the year at the 2012 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. The Coach creative director, who also heads his own signature line, received the title at a star-studded ceremony held at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall ...


HadeHaver’s Recycled Bottle Cap Bags | Cute Eco-Friendly Plastic Lid Purses

HadeHaver’s Recycled Bottle Cap Bags | Cute Eco-Friendly Plastic Lid Purses

Portugese pals Sandra Paulo and Bruno Barbosa are giving bottle caps a new lease on life with their quirky accessories label HadeHaver.

The former architects use the plastic lids to handcraft everything from clutch purses to shoulder bags and laptop totes. It's an important initiative as the lids' unique plastic ...


The Sway Makes Leather Bags Green | NYC Brand Turns Scraps Into Luxury Handbags

The Sway Makes Leather Bags Green | NYC Brand Turns Scraps Into Luxury Handbags

New York label The Sway challenges the notion that leather handbags aren't green with its upcycled leather accessories.

The fashion house is the brainchild of Australian born, New York based designer Belinda Pasqua. After studying fashion design in Sydney and Florence, Pasqua commenced her career ...


Tintamar Designs Easy Travel Vest Bag | Unusual Practical Convertible Tote

Tintamar Designs Easy Travel Vest Bag | Unusual Practical Convertible Tote

Alexander Wang surprised us a couple of seasons ago when he released the Bianca bag, a handbag which doubled as a vest. Now French accessories label Tintamar has revisited the concept with its Easy Travel Vest Bag.

The Easy Travel Vest Bag has a bit ...


Louis Vuitton in Miniature | Vincent Bousserez Takes Whimsical Bag Photographs

Louis Vuitton in Miniature | Vincent Bousserez Takes Whimsical Bag Photographs

Photographer Vincent Bousserez has created a dreamlike world in miniature for a new artistic collaboration with Louis Vuitton.

Through a series of photographs, Bousserez imagines what might happen at the Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysees store when doors close at the end of a day's trade. ...


Red Flag Design Recycles Fabrics | Sustainable Sailcloth & Canvas Bags

Red Flag Design Recycles Fabrics | Sustainable Sailcloth & Canvas Bags

Canadian firm Red Flag Design turns old sailcloth into functional and fashionable handbags and other accessories.

Vancouver natives Barnaby Killam and Stuart Sproule founded the firm in 2004. At that time they just a small shoebox studio and a swag of old sailcloths to ...


Push Pull Cambodia’s Authentic Ikat Handbags | Traditional Woven Accessory Collection

Push Pull Cambodia’s Authentic Ikat Handbags | Traditional Woven Accessory Collection

Ikat prints are right on trend, with modern labels like Lucky Brand and Tylie Malibu all replicating this tribal look. But why just accept the imitators when you can enjoy genuine ikat? Push Pull Cambodia brings this traditional Asian woven ...


Bottletop Designs Limited Edition Handbags for (RED)RUSH | Recycled Ringpull Bags for HIV/AIDS Charity

Bottletop Designs Limited Edition Handbags for (RED)RUSH | Recycled Ringpull Bags for HIV/AIDS Charity

Luxury eco-conscious fashion label Bottletop has teamed up with HIV/AIDS charity (RED) to support this month’s (RED)RUSH fundraising initiative. Bottletop founders Oliver Wayman and Cameron Saul have created three limited edition purses to support the charity drive.

As with all Bottletop bags, the limited edition (RED) purses ...


Children Worldwide Fashion Launches Own Label | Billiebrush Girls Clothes with Matching Handbags & Shoes

Children Worldwide Fashion Launches Own Label | Billiebrush Girls Clothes with Matching Handbags & Shoes

Children Worldwide Fashion (CWF) is making it even easier for moms to keep their young ones looking stylish, and age appropriate, with the upcoming launch of its first in-house brand. The comprehensive girls fashion collection, dubbed Billieblush, will sit alongside CWF's other labels including Timberland and DKNY.

The 150-piece line features ...


France Launches Anti-Counterfeit Ads | Commercials Remind Tourists of Price of Imitation Designer Goods

France Launches Anti-Counterfeit Ads | Commercials Remind Tourists of Price of Imitation Designer Goods

A new French public service campaign is reminding tourists to steer clear of counterfeits.

The ads, which are the work of French luxury goods group Comite Colbert, inform readers that buying imitation goods in France carries a maximum penalty of three years in ...


Kim Kardashian’s Designer Bags Stolen at Heathrow Airport | British Airways Blamed for Bag Theft

Kim Kardashian’s Designer Bags Stolen at Heathrow Airport | British Airways Blamed for Bag Theft

She's probably got designer handbags to spare, but Kim Kardashian is still understandably incensed after a few went missing at Heathrow Airport. The reality TV starlet claims British Airways employees pilfered the luxury purses and a pair of sunglasses owned by her late father from her luggage.

On arriving home ...


Tyler Shields Wants Forgiveness After Hermes Birkin Murder | Photographer Offers Donation to Family in Need

Tyler Shields Wants Forgiveness After Hermes Birkin Murder | Photographer Offers Donation to Family in Need

Photographer Tyler Shields is looking to make amends after he destroyed a crocodile Hermes Birkin bag, reportedly worth $100, 000, with his main squeeze and muse Francesca Fisher-Eastwood. The snapper and Clint Eastwood's daughter received widespread condemnation earlier this week when they chainsawed the luxury bag in half ...


Hermes Appoints New CEO | Axel Dumas Named Patrick Thomas’ Successor

Hermes Appoints New CEO | Axel Dumas Named Patrick Thomas’ Successor

Hermes has reiterated its commitment to family values by naming Axel Dumas, a sixth-generation member of the founding family, as its new chief executive.

Dumas will share the chief executive officer responsibilities with long time holder of the position Patrick Thomas. Dumas began working for the family business in ...


New Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 Advertisement | Gabriella Wilde & Roo Panes Star in Commercial

New Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 Advertisement | Gabriella Wilde & Roo Panes Star in Commercial

Burberry has named Gabriella Wilde and Roo Panes as its new glamor couple. The gorgeous twosome replaces Cara Delevigne and Eddie Redmayne in the British company's autumn/winter 2012-2013 advertising campaign.

Both beauties are destined to take off in the coming months. Panes' folky ...


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