China’s middle class stampede for luxury handbags

It could be a queue for a pop concert, a top nightclub or even the opening night at the theatre. But the hundreds of people lined up in a Hong Kong street are actually waiting to bag a bit of luxury. “We’re looking for new handbags,” says student Celeste Law as she queues patiently alongside … Continued

World’s most expensive purse worth $3.8 million

The House of Mouawad has just unveiled the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, the world’s most expensive handbag, valued at a staggering $3.8 million. The most expensive purse in the world was designed by Robert Mouawad and handcrafted by 10 artisans in over 8,800 hours. The heart-shaped purse incorporates 18kt gold and 4,517 diamonds (105 … Continued

Prada Made To Order Luggage Lettering Service

Just some weeks ago we presented the Prada customizable sunglasses, allowing you to put two initials on the Prada Private sunglasses. Now the Italian luxury brand takes the concept further and introduces the Made To Order “Lettering” Service exclusively online and in select Prada boutiques. Backpacks, trolleys and tote bags can be customised with letters … Continued

What it feels like to be inside a luxury handbag

The legendary “it” bag and luxury status symbol, the Hermes Kelly, has been magnified by 15 times its original size for a special exhibit in London. Luxury goods company Hermes teamed up with Selfridges to present the “Kellydoscope,” a unique customer experience that showcases, using video technology and special effects, what it feels like to … Continued

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Collection

Louis Vuitton team have launched their new collection of accessories named Monogram Empreinte. The Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 range is very diverse and it is mainly focused on handbags which are made of soft and nice-to-touch lamb skin. The line offers a hobo, very practical tote bags with additional shoulder straps, handbags, wallets and some … Continued

Louis Vuitton Monogram Revelation Bag

Now available through Louis Vuitton is a Revelation Keep-all Bag, which is a part of the famed fashion house’s Fall/Winter accessories range. The bag is distinctive with its raised Monogram pattern on soft black, grained veal leather which is inspired by scarification. In the inside, the lining is also made from grained veal leather, but … Continued

Kate Moss: Gucci Union Jack and vintage car

The most popular model of the United Kingdom, Kate Moss, decided to spend next week-end with her mum, Linda. The duo will go in the British countryside to relax in quiet serenity. In the meantime, Kate and Linda drive a wonderful vintage MG car through London’s roads. Kate Moss carries the new Gucci Union Jack … Continued

Gucci Union Jack handbag

In order to celebrating the new Gucci’s flagship boutique, newly designed on Londons Sloane street, the company created a funny handbag. Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini designed the Gucci bag featuring a Union Jack with a new funkier make-over.

Handbag made of Old Maserati’s Car Brochures

Maserati has launched the limited edition Momaboma eco-bag, dedicated to all female car-mad fashionistas. Momaboma is an Italian company that creates handbags and accessories exclusively out of vintage materials, such as old newspapers, magazines and clothes. These bags are entirely hand-made in Italy, like Maserati cars. They are unique because they are made of old … Continued

Annie Diamantidis’ Luxury Handbags

Using the finest quality materials, from exotic skin to genuine 14K gold, Annie Diamantidis debuts her namesake collection of Luxury Handbags for 2009. Each Annie Handbag design exudes luxury and glamour and is a timeless treasure that can be passed down for generations. Inspired by the History and Mythology of Greece, these chic bags pay homage to Greek … Continued

Gucci’s tattoo heart bag for UNICEF

For its fourth annual campaign to benefit UNICEF, Gucci has launched a special white version of its Tattoo Heart Collection. All handbags in the range feature Gucci’s iconic heart and rose design, a colorful print which contrasts with the purses’ stark white backgrounds. “I love the idea of a heart being tattooed onto the handbags,” … Continued

Coach Library Case By Assouline

Coach have released this library case with Assouline. The case is made by Coach whilst the books are supplied by Assouline. The case features forty books from Assouline’s Memoire collection of reference books on art, fashion, design and architecture. The distinctive saddle-stitched white leather library case, lined with red suede, tastefully displays Assouline’s logo on … Continued

Chanel to Increase Prices 20% in November

According to fashion blog nitro:licious, classic Chanel handbags will be experiencing a 20% increase in price. The new & improved price mark-ups will take effect come November 1.

Fendi Hair Hide Fringe Baguette

If you are looking for a high end bag with a unique look, check out this multi-colored fringe baguette from Fendi. This bag offers two removable straps that allow you to convert it from a shoulder bag to a crossbody bag to a clutch. This Fendi handbag is available now for $5,420 at Neiman Marcus. … Continued

The Karl Lagerfeld Mask Bag

The German design genius Karl Lagerfeld has created what will be one of the most sought after bags next season, and he didn’t even have to try that hard ! At the Paris Fashion Week, Lagerfeld presented an interactive bag with his face printed on the front. Models held the bag over their faces as … Continued

The Platinum Clutch

Cate Adair, the Emmy-nominated and award-winning costume designer for Desperate Housewives, has collaborated with Kwiat, the 101-year old luxury jewelry and diamond company, to create the ultimate accessory, the “Platinum Clutch.” The one-of-a-kind purse, valued at more than $500,000 debut at the Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) Annual Emmy Awards Red Carpet Jewelry Preview that took … Continued

Marc Jacobs Rolls-Royce Clutch

Marc Jacobs dark grey leather, large clutch bag, with a Rolls-Royce design multicolored leather car on the front… It doesn’t look like anything he has ever offered before. It has a fold-over press stud to fasten the front, stud detailing on the car, a zipped compartment at the back, a zipped compartment on the inside, … Continued

LV : The World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

Internationally renowned and highly regarded for name recognition in the fashion world, as a result LV has become one of the most counterfeited contemporary luxury brands. In fact, according to LV, just over 1% of the items bearing the trademark LV monogram would be authentic (Wikipedia) !!! Ironically, the signature Monogram Canvas was created to … Continued

Tom Ford Computer Bag

Tom Ford has become one of fashion’s great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world. Following his departure from Gucci in 2004, Ford created his own eponymous brand, Tom Ford. Ford began with accessories; his line of eyewear was … Continued

Hermes Jypsiere Bag

The latest and most exciting bag off the Hermes Fall runway is the Jypsiere bag (aka the Birkin messenger) designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. He was seen wearing the androgynous shoulder bag down the runway following his Fall ’08 show for Hermes. The bag is fashioned after a hunting satchel in which Gaultier describes as … Continued