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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 ...


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. ...


Ines Figaredo’s Unusual 4 Against 4 Handbag Collection | Quirky Art Purses are Real Hand Bags!

Ines Figaredo’s Unusual 4 Against 4 Handbag Collection | Quirky Art Purses are Real Hand Bags!

Spanish designer Ines Figaredo has pushed the boundaries with her latest handbag collection, dubbed 4 Against 4.

The 4 Against 4 line is all about combining the world of fashion with avante garde art. The accessories are a bit bizarre, but they also have the ...


Brian Rea for Marni | Whimsical Art Editions Totes & Fashion Collection

Brian Rea for Marni | Whimsical Art Editions Totes & Fashion Collection

Brian Rea has leant his artistic skills to Marni for the fashion house's third Edition collaboration. The whimsical sketches of New York Times illustrator follow in the watercolour works of Kim Gordon and the painted plastic bags created by Claude Caillol.

Marni designer ...


James Nares Designs Coach Limited Edition Totes | Artistic New Capsule Collection

James Nares Designs Coach Limited Edition Totes | Artistic New Capsule Collection

American artist James Nares has teamed up with Coach for a colourful new tote collection.

James Nares usually hangs from a harness and splashes his paint in enormous waves across massive canvases. For this line the same technique has been interpreted in miniature, and ...


Eco Art Bags on EcoPlum | Sustainable Shopping Site Sells Artistic Organic Purses

Eco Art Bags on EcoPlum | Sustainable Shopping Site Sells Artistic Organic Purses

Sustainable shopping destination EcoPlum has added eco-friendly art accessories, known as Eco Art bags, to its collection.

The comprehensive Eco Art Bags line features everyday cross-body bags and totes alongside convenient cosmetics travel cases and clutch purses. Each one is crafted from organic cotton emblazoned with an ...


Marc Jacobs Talks Louis Vuitton Exhibition | The Louvre Display Won’t Be Boring

Marc Jacobs Talks Louis Vuitton Exhibition | The Louvre Display Won’t Be Boring

Marc Jacobs promises not to bore us with his upcoming Louis Vuitton exhibition at the Louvre's Musee des Arts Decoratifs.

The designer says there's "nothing more boring" than an educational fashion display housed in a museum, or gazing at clothing draped over mannequins or stuck behind glass ...


Coach Bags Photographed by Acclaimed Snappers | Photography Exhibition Celebrates 70 Years

Coach Bags Photographed by Acclaimed Snappers | Photography Exhibition Celebrates 70 Years

Seven acclaimed photographers have come together to shoot a Coach purse to celebrate the American handbag label's 70th birthday. Coach president Reed Krakoff, Chen Man, Philip-Kora Dicorcia, Steven Sebring, Wang Shya, Sheila Metzner, and Mika Ninagawa all photographed the same Coach purse in New York City.

It's amazing to ...


Radley’s Artistic Victoria & Albert Museum Handbags | Art Inspired Handpainted Leather Purses

Radley’s Artistic Victoria & Albert Museum Handbags | Art Inspired Handpainted Leather Purses

British handbag brand Radley has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum for an artistic inspired handbag collection.

The purses see Radley reworking some of the museum's most famous prints. You'll find handbags decorated with William Morris' floral "Wey" wallpaper and "Dancing Ladies" ...


Amazing Louis Vuitton Artwork Animals | Designer Handbags Become Art

Amazing Louis Vuitton Artwork Animals | Designer Handbags Become Art

Most often when artists use Louis Vuitton handbags in their works they're making a statement against consumerism. Think Nadia Plesner and her Darfur awareness piece Darfunica or R. Lloyd Ming and his provocative sculpture The Crucifix. Now Billie Achilleos has turned the French fashion house's purses into art, and it's with ...


Incase’s New Andy Warhol Tech Accessories | Art Printed Laptop Bags & iPhone Cases

Incase’s New Andy Warhol Tech Accessories | Art Printed Laptop Bags & iPhone Cases

Incase is celebrating the work of enduring pop artist Andy Warhol with its latest collection of tech bags and cases.

Incase's Andy Warhol collection features protective laptop sleeves and shoulder bags, snap cases for iPhones, and book jackets in a range of Andy Warhol ...


Danish Artist Wins Louis Vuitton Copyright Court Case | Nadia Plesner Darfur Art Beats Brand Protection

Danish Artist Wins Louis Vuitton Copyright Court Case | Nadia Plesner Darfur Art Beats Brand Protection

Nadia Plesner has finally received justice, and a hefty payout from Louis Vuitton. The Danish artist has been relentlessly pursued by the French fashion house for years for using an image of a gaunt African child holding a Louis Vuitton Audra handbag in her artworks.

Plesner stopped using the image ...


Massive Handbag Sculpture in Washington | Ries Niemi Designs World’s Largest Walk-Thru Purse

Massive Handbag Sculpture in Washington | Ries Niemi Designs World’s Largest Walk-Thru Purse

I've seen some oversized handbags in my time, but Ries Niemi's purse takes the cake. The industrial artist's 14-foot handbag is now on display at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington.

The stainless steel sculpture, which stands in the Lightcatcher building courtyard, is billed as the World's Largest ...


Icon Moon Leather Tote | Sophisticated Printed Landscape Satchel

Icon Moon Leather Tote | Sophisticated Printed Landscape Satchel

If you are a fan of fine art, then you are bound to like this Icon Moon tote.

All three versions of this traditional tote feature a print of a famous piece of art, giving you the ability to choose the style that you carry around day to day. If ...


Marni Charity Soft Shopping Bag | Colorful Children’s Imaginary World Drawing Handbag

Marni Charity Soft Shopping Bag | Colorful Children’s Imaginary World Drawing Handbag

You've got to admire Marni and the altruism behind this whimsical shopping bag. It's part of a collection released to support the Children's Imaginary World, a project which helps to support children living on the streets of Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Tibet, India, and ...


Artist Robert Longo Creates Bottega Veneta Advertising | Bold New Fashion Ad, But Does It Work?

Artist Robert Longo Creates Bottega Veneta Advertising | Bold New Fashion Ad, But Does It Work?

All too often it seems that fashion advertisements are all the same. Take some pretty models, add an exotic location, and of course those gorgeous luxury handbags, rinse and repeat. So I was thrilled to see Bottega Veneta taking some risks with its latest campaign.

The Italian fashion house has teamed ...


Salvatore Ferragamo Releases W Bag on Fashion’s Night Out | Models Customize New Handbag at New York Store

Salvatore Ferragamo Releases W Bag on Fashion’s Night Out | Models Customize New Handbag at New York Store

Salvatore Ferragamo will celebrate Fashion's Night Out on September 10 with the launch of its new W bag. The luxe accessory, named after the fashion house's matriarch Wanda Ferragamo, is a modern interpretation of the bag original designed by Fiamma Ferragamo in the 1970s.

It might take its cues from ...


Louis Vuitton Launches Young Arts Project in London

Louis Vuitton Launches Young Arts Project in London

Louis Vuitton has teamed up with five UK galleries to launch the Young Arts Project. The initiative will help young London-based artists get involved in art and see their work publicly displayed.

Louis Vuitton will work with the Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, South London Gallery, ...


Artist Pierre Le-Tan Illustrates Beach Totes for Coach Beach Collection

Artist Pierre Le-Tan Illustrates Beach Totes for Coach Beach Collection

Coach has teamed up with French artist Pierre Le-Tan for a fun range of beach bags.

The three totes in the Coach Beach Collection feature Le-Tan's whimsical illustrations in warm, summery colors. We can choose from a friendly seahorse, a beachside cabana, or a sun-sensible umbrella. Shiny gold-toned hardware ...


Anuschka Nirvana Hobo Handbag | Medium Handpainted Art Leather Purse

Anuschka Nirvana Hobo Handbag | Medium Handpainted Art Leather Purse

With art bags enjoying a recent revival, it's worth revisiting the handpainted charms of Anuschka. One of the brand's most recent designs is called the Nirvana. While it's available on a range of purses, I think my favorite is this medium-sized hobo.

The key to this purse is its simplicity. On a ...


Francesco Biasia Bags Get Artistic Makeover in Iowa Fundraiser

Francesco Biasia Bags Get Artistic Makeover in Iowa Fundraiser

Twelve of Iowa's most creative artists have decorated Francesco Biasia handbags for the Getting a Handle on Life silent auction. All proceeds raised benefit the Courier's online women's showcase.

Contributing artists include Gena Ollendieck, Paco Rosic, Mary Frisbee Johnson, and Bill Close.

Formerly a live event, the tough economy has forced organizers ...


Lady Gaga Defaces Hermes Birkin Bag in Japan

Lady Gaga Defaces Hermes Birkin Bag in Japan

When I heard the current Queen of the Bizarre Lady Gaga arrived at Tokyo's Narita Airport carrying a Hermes Birkin I was shocked. Surely the trendsetting Gaga wasn't succumbing to the charms of modern status items! But I should have known that the pop star wouldn't play by the rules.

Lady ...


Josh Blackwell Turns Plastic Bags Into Eco-Friendly Art Accessories

Josh Blackwell Turns Plastic Bags Into Eco-Friendly Art Accessories

Most of us think of plastic bags as disposable items, but not Josh Blackwell. He takes humble plastic bags and surprisingly makes them eco-chic.

The plastic bag is Josh's canvas, a blank slate for some wild embroidery. Colored thread and other decorative materials are woven about the bags to create some eye-catching ...


Borbonese Teams with Roy Lichtenstein Foundation for Art Bags

Borbonese Teams with Roy Lichtenstein Foundation for Art Bags

Italian fashion house Borbonese has teamed up with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation for its Art Bag Anniversary Collection.

There are twelve different bags in the collection including clutch purses and large totes. The styles are simple, with minimalist hardware and traditional shapes. That allows the screenprinted Lichtenstein prints to ...


Maison Martin Margiela Cherry Blossom Tote Bag | Beautiful Leather Japanese Art Handbag

Maison Martin Margiela Cherry Blossom Tote Bag | Beautiful Leather Japanese Art Handbag

Bags featuring artistic prints are right on trend for this current season. If you love the look and luxury consider this Maison Martin Margiela Cherry Blossom Bag.

Many artistic totes print their patterns on canvas or cotton, so it's lovely to see this lush leather alternative. The landscape has a distinctly Japanese ...


Children’s Artwork Becomes Jute Shopping Bag with Big Stitch

Children’s Artwork Becomes Jute Shopping Bag with Big Stitch

Proud moms can now show off their children's artworks in the school yard with cute customized handbags from Big Stitch. The company is the brainchild of Kate Stedman and Sally Maine, two British moms who wanted to put the time their kids were in school to good use.

The UK brand ...


Prezzo Acrylic Photo Bag | Vintage Style Graphic Doctors Bag

Prezzo Acrylic Photo Bag | Vintage Style Graphic Doctors Bag

This doctors bag from Prezzo is a basic purse with an interesting retro twist.

The actual shape of this budget bag is simple and traditional, with a single handle and strong box shape. Even the metal frame clasp resembles the purses of a bygone era, and if this came in plain black then ...


Artist Damien Hirst Designs Creepy Trunks for Louis Vuitton

Artist Damien Hirst Designs Creepy Trunks for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has commissioned modern British artist Damien Hirst to create an exclusive piece to celebrate the label's 150th anniversary. The result is this rather sinister twin trunk set designed to carry surgical equipment.

The macabre approach isn't so surprising though considering Hirst was inspired by David Cronenberg's film ...


Coach Bonnie Cashin Wallet | Bold Graphic Colorful Wristlet

Coach Bonnie Cashin Wallet | Bold Graphic Colorful Wristlet

If you want a well-respected Coach handbag with a bit of a different edge, then one of the brand's graphic pieces is a great option. Inspired by Coach's first designer, Bonnie Cashin, this cute and colorful slogan wristlet can perk up even the dullest winter day.

In vivid shades and with a stylish scribbled image, ...


Jewelry King Tom Binns Turns Handbag Designer

Jewelry King Tom Binns Turns Handbag Designer

Master jeweler Tom Binns has announced he's broadening his horizons and turning his attentions to handbag design.

Tom's luxury leather accessories line will debut in spring. While many of the details are being kept under wraps, apparently one white leather handbag will feature on-trend metal studs. We'll also be able ...


Bally Verbella Tote Bag | Purple Vintage Art Fabric Purse

Bally Verbella Tote Bag | Purple Vintage Art Fabric Purse

This Verbella tote from Bally is just the thing for adding a dose of vintage sass to your wardrobe.

The front features a retro Bernard Villemot illustration of two sexy girls with knowing smiles and longer than long legs! It's reminiscent of the kind of art we'd expect to see in pre-war ...


Texan Artists Create Unique Hand-Painted Leather Purses

Texan Artists Create Unique Hand-Painted Leather Purses

Many bagistas believe their favorite handbags are works of arts, but when it comes to Artist Handbags the description is pretty apt!

The hand-painted purses are the brainchild of Texan artists Joyce and Barbie J. "BJ" Moore. They'd been painters for years, but recently decided to apply their skills to fashion.
"This ...


Freitag Recycles Art Posters for Eco-Friendly Handbags

Freitag Recycles Art Posters for Eco-Friendly Handbags

Swiss brand Freitag made its mark with eco-friendly accessories crafted from recycled advertising banners, truck tarps, and other obsolete materials. Now the European label has set its sights on the world's most prestigious museums for a new collection of green purses.

Some of the world’s most iconic art museums, namely the ...


Grafitti Artist Zevs Turns Handbag Logos Into Art

Grafitti Artist Zevs Turns Handbag Logos Into Art

In the 90s, Zevs was one of the top graffiti artists in Paris. Today his work is shown at international galleries around the world. What a difference a few years make!

In his latest exhibition, Liquidated Logos, Zevs has taken some of fashion's most iconic monograms and turned them into modern ...


Louis Vuitton Anthology Book Celebrates Luxury Handbag Designer’s Artistic Collaborations

Louis Vuitton Anthology Book Celebrates Luxury Handbag Designer’s Artistic Collaborations

Art and fashion have always gone hand in hand, but few luxury labels can boast the artistic partnerships of Louis Vuitton. Now a new book, Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion, and Architecture, will celebrate the marriage between the French fashion house and the world's most influential artists.

The hardcover anthology details collaborations ...


R. Lloyd Ming’s Louis Vuitton “The Crucifix” Art Sells to Collector

R. Lloyd Ming’s Louis Vuitton “The Crucifix” Art Sells to Collector

A few months ago we wrote about R. Lloyd Ming's controversial artwork, The Crucifix. The sculpture saw Ming cut up thousands of dollars worth of Louis Vuitton Alma bags.

The piece might seem sacrilegious to Christians and bagistas everywhere, but Ming insists he didn't intend to offend. ...


Art Collector Sues Louis Vuitton For Fraud | Is a Hacked Up Handbag Really Art?

Art Collector Sues Louis Vuitton For Fraud | Is a Hacked Up Handbag Really Art?

Louis Vuitton tends to be the sue-er rather than the sue-ee, but the tables have been turned on the handbag giant. The fashion label is being sued by gourmet butter mogul Clint Arthur for fraud.

The case came about when Louis Vuitton set up a boutique outlet inside ...


Laura Laine’s Stunning Handbag Drawings for “Muse” Art Magazine

Laura Laine’s Stunning Handbag Drawings for “Muse” Art Magazine

I've just been introduced to the work of Finnish fashion illustrator Laura Laine, and I must say I'm impressed. This is just one of the amazing pieces featured in the latest issue of Italian art fashion magazine Muse.

You might have seen Laura's work before in campaigns for Tommy ...


Artist Destroys Louis Vuitton Alma Bags for Sculpture

Artist Destroys Louis Vuitton Alma Bags for Sculpture

Is that the sound of Louis lovers the world over weeping? The financial crisis has left most of us cursing our empty wallets, yet R. Lloyd Ming has destroyed $12, 000 worth of Louis Vuitton Alma bags in the name of art!

The New York-based artist purchased a dozen of ...


Elliot Vance’s Carry-Art Bags Take Fashion to Next Level

Elliot Vance’s Carry-Art Bags Take Fashion to Next Level

Elliot Vance's foray into the world of handbag design has been so popular, the New York artist is struggling to keep up with the demand! He launched his Premier line mere months ago, and he now needs to expand his facilities to satisfy hungry handbag lovers.

But it's not hard to see ...


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