Handbags made of recycled MINIs

Carmina Campus, the label founded by Ilaria Venturini Fendi, has realised a truly unique collection realized in collaboration with Mini. The bags use the materials left over from the prototypes of the Mini Roadster, which includes discarded color samples, seat leather, soft-top caves and body plates. The capsule collection, very chic and inspired by the … Continued

Richard Nicoll mobile phone-charging handbag

One of the most talked about pieces from the ongoing London Fashion Week is a Richard Nicoll handbag that can power a cell phone. Nicoll unveiled the elegant white tote — which was designed in collaboration with phone company Vodafone — at his presentation February 19. Designed to charge Blackberries, iPhones and androids while on … Continued

Mulberry posts 41% surge in sales on Asian demand

British luxury handbag maker Mulberry posted surging Christmas sales and raised its annual profits forecast Thursday. Retail sales at the group jumped 41 percent in the six weeks to January 14 from a year earlier on strong Asian demand, Mulberry said in a trading update. “I am delighted that trading during Christmas and the New … Continued

Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp

Rising London-based designer Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with French label Longchamp for a collection of Eastern-influenced handbags. Designed with the vision “When East meets West”, the line continues Katrantzou’s signature patterned aesthetic, and includes an array of totes adorned in Eastern-inspired motifs such as orchids and paper lanterns. With a pre-exclusive launch scheduled January 23, … Continued

Mila Kunis, The New Face of Dior

American actress Mila Kunis has been named as the new face for the Spring Summer 2012 campaign of luxury brand Christian Dior. Kunis is the latest in a long line of movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, to be associated with Dior. The 28-year-old actress is thrilled with her appointment, although … Continued

Coach rolls out the ‘Year of the Dragon Collection’

In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, Coach has collaborated with Chinese artist Zhang Lan to put his stamp on a collection of exclusive items. Mr. Lan’s dragon illustration, in the traditional style of ink painting, adorns Coach’s iconic tote shape, as well as an assortment of matching small leather goods. The gold design … Continued

Bombay Sapphire Bar Bag

A proud collaboration between Barking Irons & Bombay Sapphire, the Bar Bag is inspired by classic gentry style of 19th Century London. This highly-limited item was modeled after antique medical kits from the age of home-visiting doctors. The Bar Bag simultaneously references the early medicinal remedies attributed to gin as well as the pride and … Continued

Is Alice Dellal the New Face of Chanel?

WWD suggests that Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld’s latest muse is model/rocker Alice Dellal, hinting she could be the next face for Chanel handbags. Dellal, famed for her half-shaved head and being a drummer in Thrush Metal, can typically be seen wearing ripped jeans, biker jackets and fishnet tights. Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is … Continued

Dior x Anselm Reyle

Christian Dior have launched a one-off accessories line in collaboration with conceptual German artist Anselm Reyle. Reyle has been given carte blanche to create a collection of accessories utilising his use of colour and texture. The collection will include everything from wallets and clutches up to full sized handbags and shopper totes.

Longchamp launching weekly web show

Longchamp is launching a new weekly online web series, entitled Heels, to UK residents at the website It will subsequently be shown in France and Germany, as well as Korea, Japan, China and the US at the start of 2012. The series will document the life of a fashion magazine editor, although identities of … Continued

Lady Dior Handbags Spring 2012

Marion Cotillard takes to Hollywood, California for the latest Christian Dior Lady Dior handbags campaign shot by Steven Klein. The campaign geatures Cotillard against a Hollywood Hills backdrop, grasping a covetable croc number with bright crimson and turquoise accents.

Prada Resort 2012 Campaign

The resort 2012 campaign from Prada enlists French actress and model Léa Seydoux for a romantically dark series of images lensed by Steven Meisel.

Old luxury handbags get new life in Hong Kong

Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong. Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch — from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods. Locally known as “tai tais”, the … Continued

Marion Cotillard for Miss Dior Handbags Fall 2011

Marion Cotillard is fronting Miss Lady Dior Handbags campaign – Photographed by fashion photographer Mikael Jansson – for fall 2011 season. The French actress looks picture perfect while posing in fall worthy attire with luxury handbag collection featuring the chain-link handled Miss Dior handbag.

Anne Hathaway for Tod’s

Anne Hathaway has been selected for the Tod’s “signature collection” fall/winter advertising campaign. The visuals, photographed by Mert & Marcus, show the star on top of a glossy red car in what is a fashionable homage to the brand’s Italian heritage. The “signature” collection will target a younger, more fashion-forward clientele.The international campaign debuts in … Continued

Victoria Beckham designs handbag for Selfridges

Victoria Beckham has designed a one-off bag for the Selfridges Christmas collection, costing £8,995 ($14,700). The one-of-a-kind creation, part of the exclusive Selfridges ‘White Christmas’ range, is made from crocodile skin and features a delicate gold chain handle. Other items in the all-white collection include a white Burberry trench, a white Mulberry Alexa bag, a … Continued

Mulberry now world’s top fashion stock

When it comes to the best-performing fashion brand on the international stock exchange, you would most probably expect a name along the lines of the Pradas of this world, but it’s under-the-radar Mulberry that takes the crown. Bloomberg reports that the British luxury handbag maker’s stock rose by 526 percent over the past year. Overseas … Continued

Made In Italy By Gucci – Summer 2011

Gucci created a limited edition bag collection for Summer 2011, which will be exclusively sold in the flagship stores in Capri, Cannes, Marbella and Monte Carlo. A different color for each boutique: sea green for Capri, lavender for Cannes, orange for Marbella and bright red for Monte Carlo. The collection consists of three elegant proposals: … Continued

Luxury leather handbag for wine lovers

A designer has reinterpreted the concept of wine-in-a-bag for the sophisticated, female oenophile in the form of luxurious French goatskin and Swiss workmanship. Claudia Eicke’s Weekender bag is for the wine-loving female who routinely carries a bottle of vino in addition to her lip gloss, smartphone and day planner. Made from natural grain goatskin from … Continued