Bags have finally gotten a rock star moment. Guitar strap bags were seen on the Fall ’16 runways of Lanvin, Prada, Valentino, Burberry and Fendi. Now they are being knocked off by more reasonably priced brands like Rebecca Minkoff (which knocks off everything) to Steve Madden (who also knocks off everything). Look for extra wide, embellished straps. This is going to be the must-have bag of Fall ’16
Mary’s Closet and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago present ENCORE, a luxury designer experience. Encore takes resale to a whole Read More
Some of my posts are admittedly based on my own personal needs. Case in point, I can only carry backpacks since my spinal surgery last year – so how lucky am I backpacks are in and totally on-trend? That means I don’t resemble a student or a tourist carrying one! I invested in a fabulous black leather backpack which got me through last fall and the winter, but now that summer is approaching I am seeing the need to invest in something a little lighter – but still fashionable.
Good Lord. It is so hard to keep up with all the handbag trends this season, but one that is back in a BIG way is an oldie, but a goodie: the chain link bag. If you already have a Chanel bag you are in luck. If you don’t and can’t quite afford one or want to spend the money, or if you are just looking to add another to your chain posse, there are some phenomenal options at virtually every price point.
If the the thought of spending $3,000+ on a designer bag seems frivolous to you, or simply out of your range, the hot bag trend of the moment is the miniature version of your favorite designer bags. As long as you don’t need to carry a ton of things (it never looks good to have your bag look overstuffed) or just want to use it for evening many of these nano or doll-size versions of popular handbags come in at well under $2,000.
Since we have moved He Said/She Said from Second City Style over to our new NATIONAL site Fountain Of 30 we thought we’d try something new for the Oscars. Red Carpet season is really more about bridal and prom than fashion in general (at least it really influences both), we thought we would compare notes to see if we thought this year’s Oscar dresses would make good wedding gowns or prom dresses or neither.
A relatively new, but quite dear, friend recently called me from an impromptu shopping trip for advice on (what else?) a handbag. Read More