The Fendi Baguette book

Italian fashion house Fendi is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its legendary Baguette handbag with a book called Fendi Baguette.

Hermes Makes $1.9 Million Gold Handbags

Hermes, which already produces the world’s most expensive functional handbags, the Kelly and the Birkin, has unveiled four new designs, each priced at $1.9 Million. The miniature totes, which are crafted from gold and studded with thousands of precious stones, double up as high jewellery. Significantly smaller than the popular leather versions, they are designed … 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

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

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

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

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

YSL’s Manifesto Spring/Summer 2011

Yves Saint Laurent will be launching its much-awaited Spring/Summer 2011 Manifesto on 5 March. The publication will be released in major cities including London, Paris, New York, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Los Angeles. ‘La Manifesto’ features images starring face of YSL‘s S/S ’11 campaign, Arizona Muse, which has been photographed … Continued

Design your own Longchamp bag via Facebook

Longchamp has unveiled a new Facebook application that allows users to customize and share their own version of its iconic Le Pliage totebag. Once exclusively available on Longchamp’s website, Facebook users who “like” the Parisian brand can now create their own bags without leaving Facebook. The easy, four-step process asks shoppers to chose the model … Continued

YSL – S/S 2010 Manifesto Short Movie #3

Discover the third short movie of the Manifesto VI, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and featuring Natalia Vodianova in the Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

YSL to Distribute Manifesto in a Strawberry Tote

The Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2010 Manifesto will make an exclusive debut in the streets of New York on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. This Manifesto – the sixth edition features Natalia Vodianova photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Over half a million copies of the Manifesto will be distributed on the streets of … Continued