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Salvatore Ferragamo Studded Jazz Satchel

It’s rare that I see a technique that I haven’t seen used somewhere before. After all,
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Which is part of the reason that I like the Salvatore Ferragamo Studded Jazz Satchel: the petal effect of the cut leather is not something you or I see every day. It’s incredibly intricate (and for the price,
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Donna Karan Modern Aries Bag

Donna Karan Modern Aries Bag

The last and only time I covered a Donna Karan Bag was a little over three years ago. Three years! And the bag was really not all that impressive, in fact, I told you all (at the time a much small ‘all) that I would use the Donna Karan clutch to keep me from being bored. But now there is this cool,
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Chloe Ely Medium Bag

I’ve really enjoyed all of the Chloe bags this season so far, so seeing the Chloe Ely Medium Bag today for the first time made me kind of sad. It’s the first of this season’s accessories line that I don’t like in any way,
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I HATE when designers do this it’s somewhere between regular leather and a full-on patent gloss, and it tends to make leather stiffer, less touchable, and less like anything that actually came from an animal at some point. In short, it makes the bag look cheap, and they did some weird striping with it that made me questions whether it was real leather or just a treated canvas. For two grand, I don’t want to have to question. This also isn’t my favorite color,
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Chloe Large Paddington Capsule Tote

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The Bags of Chanel Cruise 2013, in stores now

First and foremost, we like to show you new handbag collections as soon as they see the light of day (so that you can budget accordingly, of course), but it’s also important to have a little reminder when coveted pieces actually, you know…become available. And not just for pre-order, but for actual,
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Chanel Cruise 2013, originally presented in the garden at Versailles, is as ladylike as the location would suggest. The bags are done in soft golds and blues, and as has been the norm for the past few seasons,
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Christian Louboutin serves up a clutch for all your self defense needs

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A few months ago, I wrote a funny little post about bags that could be used as weapons. As fashion’s penchant for embellishment grows increasingly inescapable, it seems as though most high-end accessories can be repurposed for self-defense in an emergency, and with the prices that designers charge,
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If I had only known that the Christian Louboutin Marquise Clutch would be coming out, I would have waited to write that post. This bag may be the first I’ve ever seen that would actually allow you to stab a mugger, a cheating husband,
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Prada Struzzo Executive Tote

It has been a long time since we covered an ostrich skin bag on PurseBlog. I just realized that. We spoke about some ostrich bags seen in Fall/Winter 2010 runway shows, but before that we hadn’t shown one since December. And while many of you do not like the look or idea of ostrich skin, I always had an affinity to certain ostrich skin bags. Maybe not so much anymore? Because as I sit here looking at the Prada Struzzo Executive Tote I am totally underwhelmed. And underwhelmed by both the skin and the design. Actually,Inflatable Slide
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I popped into the Prada boutique last weekend with a couple of friends and made my way around the store quicker than any other store we went into. The collection was part odd part lackluster. And all I kept thinking is what happened? I used to find joy in so many Prada designs and used to look to Prada each season with anticipation,
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You end up paying for the name and the skin in this bag, a whopping $5,995 at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Swimsuit Models Take NYC and More in Our Latest Round of Celeb Bag Picks

It’s that time of year again, friends. The new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is out, and that means it’s an especially busy time for the types of supermodels you see almost exclusively in SI and the Victoria’s Secret runway show. They’re out in droves this week, and their bag picks are superb. Also, it’s still Fashion Week.

8 Chanel Iman

Chanel Flap Bag

Here’s Chanel Iman,
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8 Erin Heatherton

Céline Classic Box Bag

Erin Heatherton is also in NYC for similar Swimsuit Issue shenanigans. She was recently spotted carrying an extremely chic red Céline Classic Box Bag, which is one of my favorite Célines.

8 Irina Shayk

Hermès Kelly Suede Pochette

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8 Jordana Brewster

Hermès Garden Party Tote

Jordana Brewster is not an SI swimsuit model enjoying the high life in NYC, she’s just a humble actress, walking down Melrose in LA with a large Hermès tote that’s demure in an entirely different way.

8 Kim Kardashian

Givenchy Pandora Mini Bag

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Here’s a leather-clad Kim Kardashian,
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8 Melanie Griffith

Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch

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Melanie Griffith was recently spotted leaving Petrossian Restaurant in West Hollywood with a little Louis Vuitton. Logo bags suddenly seem hot again, after not being hot for maybe a full minute some time circa 2014.

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Nicky Hilton carried a particularly luxe Valentino clutch to the amfAR Gala in NYC last week. No doubt we’ll be seeing a lot of her during these final days of NYFW.

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Céline Luggage Tote

Here’s one last SI swimsuit model to round out our list: it’s Nina Agdal,
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Marc Jacobs The Single Evening Bag

Has anyone noticed that this season, among the multi-thousand dollar bags and over-the-top looks, Marc Jacobs has quietly released several simpler, more classic bags that retail below (and sometimes well below) a thousand dollars? You have to look hard for them because most website don’t feature the less expensive,
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We’ve talked a bit about it in the comments of a few previous posts, and I think a designer coming out with a small group of lower-priced bags along with their normally high prices is a great way to remain inclusive of their customers whose financial situation may be temporarily suffering. My favorite of these less-expensive bags is the Marc Jacobs The Single Evening Bag. I can’t help but think that, in seasons past,
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Hermes Breeds own Crocs to Meet Bag Demand

The economy may be hurting world wide, but those that love Hermes are still buying. In fact,
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While other brands are hurting, Hermes continues to churn sales increases. Along with their own crocodile farms in Australia, Hermes is also hiring an additional 50-100 leather workers to join the staff of 2,
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PARIS (Reuters) French luxury goods group Hermes has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles on farms in Australia to try to meet demand for its leather bags,
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Customers sometimes have to wait several years for certain exotic-skin bags, which can fetch over 35,000 euros ($48,410).

It can take three to four crocodiles to make one of our bags so we are now breeding our own crocodiles on our own farms, mainly in Australia,
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Hermes already faces a major challenge producing 3,000 crocodile bags a year, Thomas said, adding: The world is not full of crocodiles, except the stock exchange!

Crocodile farming can be expensive, with the reptiles having to be kept apart in separate rooms to protect their skins from bites, but even so allowances have to be made for natural losses that can amount to around a third of bred crocodiles.

Hermes’ leather goods, which account for 40 percent of its business, have been the most robust in the current downturn with the group taking on 50-100 leather workers this year to add to the 2,000 craftsmen it already employs at French sites.

Thomas admits the group has been pushing other areas of the business, such as fashion and textiles, so it is not so reliant on leather bags, but says this area continues to be its fastest-growing product line.

We cannot face demand. We have massive over-demand. We are limited by our ability to train new craftsmen, he added.

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