Two similar bags – one very big price difference. The Celine Trapeze bag has been an “It” bag for quite some time and it’s no surprise it’s shown up on the Forever21 site (as we know, F21 is no stranger to knockoffs). What do you think readers?
With the warm, quintessentially L.A. summer still upon us here in Southern California, there’s no doubt that I’ll be finding my way to a few more barbecues before the summer comes to an end. With some days at the park on the horizon, check out a few outfit options – for all less than $100!
Don’t schlep when traveling for business. Three stylish, entrepreneurial Asian American women offer chic carryalls for laptop, iPad and more.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Anna M. Park
Suzanne Park appreciates a sturdy travel bag — she’s logged 300,000+ miles herself as a former corporate exec. Thank goodness she founded Plaid Doctrine, a line of cool, eco-friendly laptop bags. They’re made with recycled material from plastic bottles, but you’d never know it from the look and feel of it. The vintage-inspired designs of houndstooth and stripes trimmed with prime-grade, vegetable-tanned leather perfectly complement spring’s preppy-punk vibe. Continue Reading »
Asians already don’t have much of a problem purchasing Louis Vuitton…everythings. (Bags, wallets, belts, shoes, hats, you name it, they’ve got it.)
But if they did, LV’s new ad will send them straight to the stores.
The luxury label has announced its first-ever Asian male face and what a fine face it is. Meet 25-year old Taiwanese model, Godfrey Gao who appears in the spring campaign toting a Damier Graphite “Elvis” messenger bag. With the scruffy chiseled chin, smoldering stare and sun-kissed complexion, Gao is sure to dispel any notion that toting a man-bag is anything less than manly.
We know, we know, you’re welcome for this image.
Thanks to the Shanghaiist for the tip.
Confession time: there was a point when I carried my loose coins in a Ziploc bag and just threw it in my purse. Lame…I know. However, upon discovering the amazingly adorable Harajuku Lovers “Kerfuffle Cuties Pop Bag” I now have an excuse to hang onto as much quarters and pennies as I want.
The “Pop Bag” features a polished nickel hardware HL heart logo zipper pull and ribbon zipper pull. Un-zip the bag and you’ll find a pink and yellow all over Harajuku Lovers logo inner lining design.
And that is no sight for sore eyes.
Think this bag can’t get any cuter? Wrong! It also includes a pair of 3D glasses as part of the zipper.
How cute is this bag? I mean seriously, it is daaaaaarling! I can go on and on about what makes it so great, but really, just look at it. It is sooo cute!
I can totally picture it accompanying me to a business meeting, but it’s still fashionable enough for drinks afterwards. The ruching, the goldtone accents, the must-have neutral hue. I think I’m in love.
But what I can’t get over is the price. I mean, it looks so much more expensive than it is. And now, we have it for you at an even bigger discount! If this isn’t a steal, I don’t know what is.
Lighten up for spring! Hues straight out of candy shop, long chain handles (perfect for nonchalantly slinging across your body — even dressed up!), and a sprinkling of hardware add some levity to the new season.
Chinese Laundry’s quilted tote in a lovely lavender hue brings any khaki or all-white ensemble right into spring.
Oh, the ever-present dilemma. Where to put your bag at a party? And no, it’s not cute sticking them in the middle of your all-girl dance circle and then freaking around them like some primitive sacrificial rain dance. You spent all that time glamming up — why let a chunky, unwieldy bag drag your style down?
And then there’s the clutch-champagne-flute-handshake shuffle that makes the most graceful among us look like overexcited apes. You’re not gonna not drink, but if you resort to sticking your clutch under your armpit, you invariable get that upper arm widening-flattening that isn’t a pretty picture on anyone, FLOTUS biceps or not.
This season, cross body and long strap bags are everywhere. And for holiday, there’s plenty of dainty ones, complete with gold or silver chain straps. There’s plenty to choose from, and a delicate chain adds a bit of sparkle to your ensemble.
We love Indian American designer Rachel Roy‘s secondary line Rachel Rachel Roy, especially her super affordable and right-on-trend accessories. And right now, some these styles are on sale!