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Staud Just Launched the New Bag That's Going to Cause an Internet Frenzy

Staud Just Launched the New Bag That's Going to Cause an Internet Frenzy

The fashion world’s obsession with Staud is no secret—and it’s easy to see why. The cool-girl label is constantly releasing unique party pieces, It bags, and, as of earlier this year, It shoes. I’ve personally waxed poetic about the Keith Sandal in countless stories already this summer (if you’re into heeled flip-flops like I am). 

But back to the topic of Staud It bags—first it was the Bisset Bucket Bag that had fashion girls buzzing, then last year it was the PVC Shirley bag nobody could keep in stock. Well, folks, this year it’s the Moon Bag that’s going to send us all into a shopping frenzy. The ’70s-inspired style features a unique shape that, true to Staud’s DNA, is both stylish and functional at the same time. 

Available in two sizes and eight colorways (all of which are under $400), the Moon Bag will be fall 2019’s … Read the rest

13 of the Most Wanted Designer Bags—All Under $300

13 of the Most Wanted Designer Bags—All Under $300

Have you perused the summer sales yet? If you’re looking to score some chic designer wares at majorly discounted prices, now’s the perfect time to shop. Some of the biggest luxury retailers (think Net-a-Porter, MatchesFashion.com, and Moda Operandi) are still offering amazing end-of-summer deals (I recently picked up these chic Mansur Gavriel ankle boots and Re/Done Jeans, both under $150!), but if there’s one luxury item we love to buy above all others, it’s a great handbag—because let’s face it, it’s not often these It bags actually go on sale. Below, we’ve unearthed some of the chicest of-the-moment designer handbags from our favorite luxury retailers. And the best part? They’re all under $300. From fashion-week-favorite Wandler to cool-girl-favorite Staud, scroll below to snap up the most wanted designer It bags right now.

One of the most photographed handbag brands on Instagram, Staud is a
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The Bag Trend That Will Be Everywhere in 2 Months

The Bag Trend That Will Be Everywhere in 2 Months

Yes, fall is still months away, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking about which trends to buy. If you’re a bag person like me, you’re likely wondering which style to invest in for the season ahead, and no silhouette will be bigger than the frame bags that are about to be everywhere. That’s right: Vintage-inspired frame bags with modern updates were spotted on the runways and are about to return in a huge way.

We’re seeing a variety of takes on the trend—from ’50s-inspired vanity case bags to metallic coin purses to elegant velvet clutches—which means you’ll be able to find a version that fits your personal style. Ahead, see which designers have cool takes on the frame bag trend, and shop our edit of pieces to add to your fall wardrobe.

Ratio et Motus is a designer to know. Its Twin Frame bag has already reached … Read the rest

This Controversial Bag Trend Is Becoming a Thing

This Controversial Bag Trend Is Becoming a Thing

Just when you finally figured out to get all the stuff you need for a day to fit into one of those tiny mini bags, the fashionverse had to go and make a bag that’s basically the polar opposite a thing. (But not to fear—your beloved mini bag is still cool.) For the past couple of seasons, there have been indications on the runways of Jacquemus, Proenza Schouler, Loewe, and more that oversized bags are barreling back into relevance, in the form of clutches, totes, and top-handle satchels. And sure enough, we’re finally seeing indications of this on Instagram and the streets. Many show attendees at the recent Paris Couture Fashion Week fully embraced the oversized bag trend, with Bottega Veneta, Loewe, and Maison Margiela (its puffer bag was everywhere) iterations being some of the most popular.

The good news is that this trend can fit your laptop, a … Read the rest

9 Styling Ideas That Prove You'll Never Get Tired of This Investment Bag

9 Styling Ideas That Prove You'll Never Get Tired of This Investment Bag

I’m not one to shy away from bold accessories… In fact, in the last month alone, I’ve purchased a zebra-print belt, embellished slides, and enough rainbow jewelry to rival any third-grader’s collection. However, when it comes to investment pieces, my practical gene kicks in, and I always end up opting for classic styles and timeless colors to ensure I’ll get endless use out of each purchase. The accessory I currently have my sights set on (and my shopping cart loaded with)? This new quilted black leather bag from Balmain.

I’ve seen it styled in so many chic ways all over Instagram, proving it has an incredible cost per wear. It would be truly difficult to find an outfit that isn’t made cooler by way of this handbag, but these nine are currently topping my list.

The quilted leather details and gold chain on the bag really pop against
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Every Single Gucci Item That's Under $250

Every Single Gucci Item That's Under $250

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word Gucci? The brand’s covetable shoes and celebrity-approved dresses probably come to mind, but these four-digit-price-tag items are far from the only things Gucci creates. If you want to treat yourself to a Gucci trinket for less than $250, you have plenty of options.

Gucci’s 100% silk printed scarves, for instance, can be worn around your neck with a white T-shirt, tied onto your favorite bag to give it an instant refresh, or worn in your hair. The possibilities are truly endless. Plus, the variety of prints ensures that there’s something for everyone. The brand’s bright-red key case will definitely be easy to fish out of your bag, while its cute silver keychains are perfect for your logo fix. Of course, any of these items would make for excellent gifts for the Gucci-loving person in your life—trust us. … Read the rest

If You Want a Designer It Bag, May We Suggest These 20 on Sale

If You Want a Designer It Bag, May We Suggest These 20 on Sale

One of the best parts about this time of the year (aside from Summer Fridays, regular consumption of ice cream, and long, lazy vacations) is, of course, the summer sales. They’re the perfect opportunity to scoop up those chic pieces you’ve been eyeing this spring and summer at major discounted prices. While we can’t resist picking up a pair of cult scrappy sandals from Zara and chic blazers from Mango, today we’re turning to the luxury retailers that are offering major dollars off their designer wares.

If there’s one item we love to pick up in a sale it’s a handbag—because it’s not often that these designer bags actually go on sale—especially those that have reached It status. So get excited because today we’re sharing the chicest, of-the-moment designer handbags that are currently on sale at our favorite luxury retailers. From cool-girl favorite Staud to fashion-week favorite Read the rest

7 Tricks to Clean Your Suede Bag

7 Tricks to Clean Your Suede Bag

If you’re anything like me, it’s likely you currently have one of your token, beloved designer bags tucked away in your closet. For me, it’s the Chloé Faye Bag that I eyed forever and then finally sealed the deal on. However, that beautiful suede work of art rarely sees the light of day as I save it for special occasions—days when there is neither a drop of moisture in the air nor dirt on the ground. Suede is the most dangerous of materials; once you’ve gotten it dirty, there’s no going back. Or so I thought.

Upon recently experiencing the nightmare of getting a stain on my suede bag (I live in New York—it was bound to happen eventually), I frantically scoured the internet for tips and tricks to restore my baby back to its pristine condition. It turns out, cleaning a suede bag is not as difficult as Read the rest

The Only Bags Worth Investing in Right Now

The Only Bags Worth Investing in Right Now

When it comes to investing in a luxury handbag, it’s obviously crucial to find a style you really, truly love. Equally important (and often overlooked): educating yourself on which handbags will hold their value and never go out of style. The exclusive Birkin, for example, is forecasted to double in value in the next 10 years. But that’s not the only bag worth scooping up. To give you a sense of the bags worth your money, we tapped Elise Whang and Emily Dang, founders of LePrix (the trusted online destination for pre-owned luxury), to spill on the styles you need to try. “To get the most resale value for your investment bag, I only have one piece of advice: Invest in the holy trinity—Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès. While the value of luxury handbags can fluctuate due to trends or buzz, these three iconic brands in certain styles have … Read the rest

The $158 Item That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Grown-Up

The $158 Item That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Grown-Up

As someone in the latter half of their 20s, I’m ashamed to admit that up until recently I never owned a legitimate workbag. I’ve been working full-time for about six years now but somehow never invested in a designated work tote. Then one day, everything changed: A friend of mine told me she just bought “the best work bag ever,” and after a few minutes of hearing her rave about it, I was convinced I needed to place an order too. The bag she was referring to is Madewell’s Medium Transport Tote, which comes in a range of color options and rings in at $158. I placed an order before I could think twice. It arrived a few days later, and lo and behold, she was right: It is the best work bag ever.

Let me tell you why. It’s big enough to fit everything I need, including my Read the rest