As Fashion Month draws to a close, we must pick up the pieces and filter out the relevant information. So far, we know the Spring 2014 collections were all very Spring-y, the front rows were all very famous, and the models were all very white.
But! There were still surprises to be found in New York, London, Paris and Milan, as the accessories stole the show time and time again. Here’s 25 gorgeous, striking and occasionally very wacky bags from Fashion Month, featuring Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, rag & bone, Christian Dior, Viktor + Rolf, Lanvin and more!
Plus: Three alternatives that are not living, breathing creatures! More
Because you know you have always wanted to carry your money in a doughnut. And taco. And maybe some non-shrimp sushi… More
Speaking of Barbie, in addition to now having an unnecessarily and obnoxiously recolored Mars Rover and perhaps being made in the image of a certain pro-choice hero, she now officially has a nicer purse than you. Or, at the very least, nicer than mine, which is easy because I spent $9.50 on my bag and it came with free socks. More
Apparently a woman with a fancy designer handbag is perceived as someone with a “more devoted partner,” and therefore other women are less likely to try and steal him (and his wallet), because all women do is compete for men and beat each other mercilessly with $2000 purses in Swarovski-studded Thunderdomes. More
Sometimes you just don’t want to carry a purse, am I right, ladies? More
Apparently, women lose about $400 worth of products each year. The easiest way to combat that: getting some sweet makeup cases to prevent this loss. Lots of them are quite ugly and boring, though, so we have found several that you might just love. Hopefully, this will make you more likely to actually use an organizer, but at the very least, they’ll be adorable accessories for your room! More
“I don’t recommend a cross-body or sling bag, which will overwhelm your shape.” This is good advice, as the leading cause of death for women under 5’4″ is suffocation by purse. More
Do you ever look at your pocketbook and wish it was filled not with change, lint, and various old lipsticks, but delicious, life improving box wine? If you, like me, have frequently harbored this desire (and really, who hasn’t?), then the (awesome name alert!) “Baggy Winecoat” is the just the product for you. More
Lifestyle guru/singer/actress/supermom/Hollywood royalty/chef (but so relatable!) Gwyneth Paltrow is the new face of Coach. Hilarity ensues. More
This purse offends me on many, many levels. More
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Last night, the Met Gala celebrated the work of Alexander McQueen by displaying many of his astonishing, provocative couture pieces. Today, we set about to finding some McQueen that wouldn’t obliterate our bank accounts. More
I was first introduced to the “purse hook” a few years ago on New Years at a bar in north Brooklyn. My friend Nadja sat down, felt around beneath the bar for a hook and then we exchanged what I thought was that universal lady dismay expression of, “There are no hooks at this bar and our bags shall have to be placed on the floor if there is not an empty seat beside us.”* But then! More