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  1. Lauren Merkin Lotte Disco Clutch | Glamorous Patterned Suede Purse - 2009-12-28 12:01:23-05
    I have to admit to having always thought of suede as a winter warmer - woolly and soft and more than a little bit dull. However, this pretty little disco purse from Lauren Merkin just goes to show that it ain't the material, it is what you do with it that counts! Here the soft suppleness of [...]
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Beloved Mini Bag | Designer Leather Cross-Body or Shoulder Handbag - 2009-12-28 16:51:15-05
    This isn't the first time we've seen the Rebecca Minkoff Beloved Mini here at BagBunch. However, if you didn't win the one that Fashionista was giving away earlier this fall, it's time to take a closer look at this handbag as an option to consider. Rebecca Minkoff is known for her trendy edge to classic designs, and [...]
  3. Rafe Freida Crystal Clutch | Snakeskin Studded Party Purse - 2009-12-28 18:42:28-05
    Rafe use their love of all clutches cute and glamorous to create this sun patterned Freida clutch. What looks at first glance like a smooth metal mesh exterior is actually at second look a simple glossy snakeskin. The beige-gold color just continues this effect, and I think this is a great and good looking twist on [...]
  4. Max Mara Stays Traditional and Neutral for Spring/Summer 2010 Ads - 2009-12-28 20:04:52-05
    Max Mara isn't a name we often touch on here at Bag Bunch, but the stylish Italian label is full of goodies for designer divas to covet. The force behind the brand might be to produce top quality at reasonable prices, but this company can definitely be categorized as luxury...especially since "affordable" is quite a relative word [...]
  5. Kenneth Jay Lane Flor de Mayo Clutch | Envelope Flap Evening Purse with Enamel Flower - 2009-12-29 01:05:56-05
    Kenneth Jay Lane has always had a taste for the kitsch, embellishing its purses with slithering snakes and snapping alligators. But with the Flor de Mayo, the designer plays it relatively safe. The pretty flower, crafted from enamel, is a much more traditional accent than any scaly reptile. The look is luxurious, with each petal trimmed [...]
  6. Purse Lights Solve Dark Handbag Dilemma | Finally See What's at the Bottom of Your Bag - 2009-12-29 02:05:03-05
    Here's a nifty little invention for anyone who's ever scrounged around for their keys on the way back to their car. At the touch of a button, Purse Lights can illuminate the deep, dark recesses of your favorite handbag, making it easy to find exactly what you're searching for. Purse Lights are available in a range [...]
  7. Kooba Molly Shoulder Tote Bag | Soft Pleated Leather Handbag - 2009-12-29 03:05:26-05
    With its buttery leather finish and sweeping pleats, the Molly Shoulder Bag is a lot like Kooba's Hope clutch, only bigger. Just like the Hope, the appeal comes from that combination of oh-so-soft leather and modern diagonal pleats. The angular folds are edgy, especially in this metallic gray, but they're softened by the luxury skin. The [...]
  8. Tiny Bebe Rosette Wristlet | Simple Rose Decorated Purse - 2009-12-29 10:54:34-05
    Bebe manages to prove with this little wristlet that rosettes don't have to be all sweetness and light. Instead, this purse combines the traditional shape with some edgy on-trend touches. From the front this rosette clutch resembles something like a corsage, the modern day equivalent of that cute prom night tradition. Wrapped together out of metallic pewter [...]
  9. La Regale Jersey Clutch | Simple Faux Leather and Satin Purse - 2009-12-29 16:47:56-05
    La Regale avoid over decoration by focusing on plain silver in this Jersey clutch. Don't make the mistake I did and assume that a purse named "Jersey" would be made from that very material. Instead, this clutch is constructed from synthetic leather with a coordinating silver satin lining - very classic and incredibly minimalist. Whilst something [...]
  10. LeSportsac Leigh Weekender | Black Patent Nylon Travel Bag - 2009-12-29 17:06:12-05
    Although I'm used to seeing LeSportsac totes and backpacks in fun, whimsical prints like stripes, polka dots, and even owls, it's nice to know that you can also get one of their incredibly practical designs in something simple like black patent. The Leigh Weekender, just one of many weekend totes that the brand offers, is exactly [...]
  11. Christy Turlington is Back Again for Bally Spring/Summer 2010 Ad Campaign | Bally Returns to Swiss Roots - 2009-12-29 20:19:49-05
    Bally decided to revisit quite a few things for their most recent advertising campaign. Not only does the spring/summer 2010 photo shoot reunite the label's fashion with ubiquitous American supermodel Christy Turlington, but Bally also took things back to their Swiss origins. Instead of using Mario Sorrenti, the brand's chosen photographer from the last three campaigns [...]
  12. Kotur Wallace Satchel | Large Luxury Gold Leaf Haircalf Handbag - 2009-12-30 01:05:22-05
    Kotur has quickly established a reputation as an affordable luxury label with its exotic clutches all priced under the magic $1000 mark. While there's a time and place for frugality, sometimes it's fun to forget about penny pinching. If you agree, let me introduce you to the Wallace. This large Kotur bag screams luxury. It was [...]
  13. Prix-prix Recycles Neckties and Suits for Eco-Friendly Wallets - 2009-12-30 02:05:36-05
    Laura Skelton's Prix-prix fashion label is the latest to come to my attention for its eco-friendly practices. Her wallets are handcrafted from recycled silk neck ties, and lined with reclaimed men's suits. Pennsylvania-based Laura collects her materials from thrift stores and the backs of closets, and becomes inspired by their prints and histories. Rather than trying [...]
  14. L.A.M.B. Baron Mini Shoulder Bag | Small Colorful 80s Retro Print Purse - 2009-12-30 03:05:18-05
    It seems the current taste for 80s fashion isn't fading, at least if L.A.M.B. has any say in it. Gwen Stefani's fashion brand has just released the Baron Mini Shoulder Bag, a pint sized purse which proudly harks back to this bygone era. There's nothing subtle about this retro number. The black fabric body is the [...]
  15. Big Buddha Paris Tote | Large Faux Leather Handbag with Buckle Detail - 2009-12-30 15:41:54-05
    Big Buddha has a knack for hitting on current trends in an everyday, accessible way, but this Paris tote is one of their best affordable yet stylish design yet, in my opinion. Although there isn't anything particularly stunning about the tote, the casual chic vibe about the bag and the way that the details come together so effortlessly [...]
  16. Lindsay Lohan's 6126 Collection of Leggings Expands to Clothing with Future Plans to Add Handbags, Shoes, and More - 2009-12-30 16:29:03-05
    You've got to give the girl some credit. Lindsay Lohan continues to avidly pursue a career in the design industry despite being rather mercilessly derided and criticized for her past attempts. The starlet certainly has guts when it comes to her efforts to find a solid standing in fashion. While many of us snickered at Lindsay's [...]
  17. Bulga Panache Hobo | Leather Fold-Over Style Convertible Handbag - 2009-12-30 17:07:26-05
    The Bulga Panache hobo has a somewhat complicated design when you really take a look at it. There's quite a lot to take in when considering this designer handbag. At first glance, it appears to be a classic hobo-shaped purse with interesting tiers of leather flaps adorning the exterior of the bag. Alas, it's not nearly that simple. In [...]
  18. Luba J Bella Clutch | Pleated and Folded Patent Purse - 2009-12-30 19:40:26-05
    Have a little bit of punk delicacy on your arm with this cute patent Luba J clutch. I do love a good contrast between patent and matte fabrics on a handbag - it instantly looks mature and sophisticated! The fabrics, thankfully, actually live up to this impression. Of course, if it costs $330, then you expect the [...]
  19. La Regale Magnifique Clutch | Affordable Satin Evening Purse with Rhinestone Buckle - 2009-12-31 01:05:53-05
    Called the Magnifique, this evening purse from La Regale has a lot to live up to. While I'm not sure it's deserving of such a grand title, this clutch is still a real crowd pleaser. Its traditional fold-over design and classic satin finish are dressed up with a dazzling rhinestone encrusted buckle. Glittering gems can often [...]
  20. Artist Damien Hirst Designs Creepy Trunks for Louis Vuitton - 2009-12-31 02:05:10-05
    Louis Vuitton has commissioned modern British artist Damien Hirst to create an exclusive piece to celebrate the label's 150th anniversary. The result is this rather sinister twin trunk set designed to carry surgical equipment. The macabre approach isn't so surprising though considering Hirst was inspired by David Cronenberg's film Dead Ringers. The assignment was to design [...]
  21. Lamberston Truex Christie Bag | Practical Luxury Leather Purse - 2009-12-31 03:05:30-05
    It may not have the flair we've come to expect from Lambertson Truex, but the practical perks of the Christie make it worth another look. It's not that the Christie is a purse lacking in style. The brown leather is elegant and sophisticated, the perfect foil for the gleaming silver Lambertson Truex clasp. The minimalist design [...]
  22. Forzieri Teardrop Patterned Purse | Jewelled Crystal Evening Bag - 2009-12-31 11:51:06-05
    If you are looking for a posh purse for a party, then you need look no further than this expensive clutch from Forzieri. Once you have got over the shock of paying $1190 for a frame evening bag, you can start to look at the aesthetics and not just the price tag. It may be a [...]
  23. Versace 4 in 1 Oversized Handbag | Spacious Basic Convertible Hold-all - 2009-12-31 16:30:03-05
    OK, so at first glance this Versace bag looks like a bulky yet formal satchel. Versace, however, believe that the convertible element should be more than enough to convince you to like it! Whether you need a smart compact backpack, a spacious tote or a functional overnight bag, this purse should suit the purpose. It isn't [...]
  24. Melie Bianco Pyramid Satchel | Teal Blue Synthetic Bag with Studs - 2009-12-31 21:05:06-05
    At first glance, this Melie Bianco Pyramid satchel immediately reminded me of the Steve Madden Tribeca bag. Although the two satchels have individual styles and slightly different designs, the pair has some definite similarities. The first and most obvious comparison to make between the two handbags is the studded detail across the bottom. What I really [...]
  25. Georgia May Jagger Stars in Versace's Vibrant Spring/Summer 2010 Ad Campaign - 2009-12-31 21:34:59-05
    Little Georgia May Jagger is taking some big leaps in her fashion career right now. She's stepping out of the shadow of her very famous supermodel mom Jerry Hall and equally legendary father Mick Jagger and making a name for herself. This pint-sized gal landed Versace's spring/summer 2010 campaign earlier this fall, and the first shot [...]
  26. Lanvin Aumoniere Evening Bag | Pom Pom Accented Silk Taffeta Purse - 2010-01-01 01:05:21-05
    The silly season may be over, but silly fashions persist. If you're still in the mood for something fun and frivolous, look no further than the Aumoniere Evening Bag from Lanvin. This frothy concoction is a real departure for the brand who brought us such sensible day bags as the Jeanne and Jaismal. But if you [...]
  27. Celebrities Love Judith Leiber Clutches | Stars Opt for Glittering Purses on Red Carpet - 2010-01-01 02:05:10-05
    Some of her designs are questionable (remember the macaw parrot?), but it seems celebrities can't get enough of Judith Leiber's purses. In a sign that the financial climate is shifting, Hollywood stars are leaving their affordable Kotur clutches at home and opting for Judith Leiber's glittering, and pricy, minaudieres. Natalie Portman recently relied on the Discoball [...]
  28. J.Renee Lindy Clutch | Layered Bobbled Purse with Metallic Piping - 2010-01-01 14:16:54-05
    Have a break from the norm for the upcoming year with this unusual J. Renee Lindy purse. OK, so a white pearlescent handbag will always have a little hint of wedding fashion to it. But if you have a classic Chanel-esque outfit or personal style then you will know that this can work brilliantly, especially in [...]
  29. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Wristlet | Simple Traditional Leather Purse - 2010-01-01 17:56:47-05
    Handbags don't have to be fancy, as this simple Marc Jacobs Classic Q purse proves. This basic wristlet from the Marc range does have some embellishments on its rectangular form. The cute signature monogrammed panel adds an area to focus on, whilst the little bit of ruching works to break up the plain leather front. It [...]
  30. Bally Mayla Hobo Bag | Ruched Leather Designer Handbag - 2010-01-01 19:02:50-05
    The color on this Bally Mayla hobo might be incredibly neutral, but it's actually the feature that first caught my eye on the bag despite a bevy of other distinct details. Some might call it boring or too understated, but I happen to think it's that perfect blend of neutral with a hint of saturation that [...]
  31. Latico Doubletake Creel Handbag | Neutral Leather Organizational Purse - 2010-01-01 20:42:45-05
    This Latico Doubletake purse lives up to name. While the neutral color scheme isn't very eye-catching, the unique creel style definitely turned my head. The tubular creel design isn't one we see a lot of, which is why it works so well here. The shape turns a traditional purse into one that's something special. Unlike many [...]
  32. Purse Blog Talks to Danny Roberts about His Harajuku Lovers Collaboration - 2010-01-01 22:35:31-05
    The Danny Roberts for Harajuku Lovers collaboration has been out for some time now, but his designs for the label are as interesting as ever. Bags like the Harajuku Lovers Magic Overnighter showcase this artists' unique talent for producing exquisite fashion illustrations. The folks over at Purse Blog had the honor of chatting with Roberts about being [...]
  33. Laura Matthews Designs White Eagle Satchel | Patriotic Pewter Accent Leather Handbag - 2010-01-02 01:02:47-05
    Proud American label Laura Matthews Designs gets all patriotic with the White Eagle satchel. The white leather carryall is adorned with a proud pewter eagle. The majestic bird, with its wings outstretched, is given a little extra shine with nickel plating. It's quite kitsch, but that's half the fun. Red and blue accents could have looked [...]
  34. Louis Vuitton Expands California Store | South Coast Plaza Boutique Gets a VIP Area - 2010-01-02 02:05:25-05
    Louis Vuitton's store in South Coast Plaza, California just became a lot more luxurious. The boutique now has a brand new area made exclusively for VIPs. The 950-square-foot space, located above the Nordstrom wing, is only accessible via a wood-paneled instore elevator. Those lucky enough to receive an invite can lounge about on a Madame Recamier-style [...]
  35. Kate Spade Watch Hill Lilia Tote | Bright Vibrant Patent Purse - 2010-01-02 17:38:56-05
    Wow, do I love this bag or what? I love the bright, in-your-face color. I love the clean unadulterated patent leather surface. I love the contrasting textured ribbon. It only happens occasionally, but this Kate Spade tote has sent me head over heels. OK, so a single block color may not be to everyone's tastes. Many [...]
  36. B. Makowsky Classics Rockefeller Large Satchel | Soft Leather Traditional Handbag - 2010-01-02 21:17:27-05
    The B. Makowsky Classics line is somewhat of a departure from the label's often urban contemporary look, but I'm a fan of the totally traditional and versatile look that it offers with bags like the Classics Rockefeller. Similar to the Astor Hobo from the same collection, the Rockefeller is all about sophistication and elegance. It's not edgy or particularly modern, which might [...]
  37. Preview of Mulberry Spring 2010 Campaign | New Alexa Handbag on Display - 2010-01-03 00:15:43-05
    The first peek at Mulberry's upcoming spring/summer 2010 advertising campaign is out, and I spy the new Alexa bag. This upcoming addition to Mulberry's classic collection of handbags, which is named after quirky model-turned-television-personality and famous Brit style icon Alexa Chung, is on full display in this preview of the campaign. Models Sasha Pivovarova and Viktoriya Sasonkina sport short, wind-blown [...]
  38. Laurel and Sunset Samira Tote Bag | Affordable Large Studded Simulated Lambskin Handbag - 2010-01-03 01:05:01-05
    Laurel and Sunset helps you enjoy the studded handbag trend for less with the Samira tote. While high-end designers can often charge more than a thousand dollars for a luxury studded purse, this one costs less than $40. The secret is using synthetic imitation lambskin rather than the real deal. It doesn't feel as soft, and [...]
  39. Betseyville Starring Betsey Three-Piece Cosmetic Set | Metallic Synthetic Bags with Embossing - 2010-01-03 15:40:17-05
    If you're a fan of Betsey Johnson's style when its at its flashiest, you probably love her Betseyville sister line to the main label. This line of designs is typically even bolder than regular Betsey Johnson bags to suit even the most retro-loving dramatic taste. The Starring Betsey collection from Betseyville is a prime example of the brand's [...]
  40. Miu Miu Studded Deer Leather Tote | Delicate Brown Hardware Patterned Bag - 2010-01-03 15:51:57-05
    This studded Miu Miu tote shows that when done well, it is indeed possible to combine practicality with edgy good looks. Brown leather may not be as popular as black is at the moment, but it never truly goes out of fashion. Instead, you can work the rock chick look without conforming to all the stereotypes. [...]
  41. French Luggage Brand Delsey Does Green Days Bags for Eco-Friendly Travelers - 2010-01-03 19:15:36-05
    It's not just hippie girls looking for eco-friendly handbags. Now a wave of environmentally conscious jetsetters is looking to do more than carbon offsetting flights. Responding to the demand, French luggage brand Delsey has designed the Green Days collection, a new range of luggage 45% made from recycled PET bottles. The travel bags feature a chic black [...]
  42. Lauren Merkin Tess Evening Bag | Metallic Lambskin Handbag with Convertible Chain Strap - 2010-01-04 01:05:20-05
    Lauren Merkin's become a celebrity favorite with her gorgeous clutch purses, but with the Tess she shows us what she can do with a larger canvas. The Tess has the same dressed-up style of her popular clutches, but it's not quite as lust-worthy. The basic shape is a little boring, and the prettily pleated front pocket [...]
  43. Felted 4 Ewe Creates Wooly Bags for Winter - 2010-01-04 02:05:29-05
    While most high-end designers are looking to summer and sunshine, smaller handbag designers know that the chill of winter weather isn't leaving us any time soon. One such brand is Felted 4 Ewe, a unique label founded by New Hampshire's Betsy McDermott, and her daughters-in-law, Sandy and Kara. The trio uses traditional knitting and felting techniques to [...]
  44. LeSportsac The Olivia Case | Practical Diamond Bling Patterned Convertible Coin Purse - 2010-01-04 03:05:45-05
    While its designs may not always be the most stylish, LeSportsac are the go-to brand for practical accessories. Here they bring a little something extra to coin purses with The Olivia Case. Coin purses are rarely spacious, and this one is no exception. But it does include a few functional features that the others lack. First [...]
  45. Moschino Cheap And Chic Ruffle Shoulder Bag | Girlie and Daring Red Tote - 2010-01-04 08:43:41-05
    I have been watching Glee recently (who in the northern hemisphere hasn't?!), and have loved the plethora of colors worn by the cast. I think it was this that attracted my eye to this girlie yet fabulous red-pink purse from Moschino's Cheap and Chic range. Now, I can understand why the color alone won't be enough [...]
  46. Tignanello Soft Casual Dome Shopper | Contrasting Pebbled Leather Handbag - 2010-01-04 11:10:34-05
    Tignanello is known for their pebbled leather, classic designs, and quality materials for a decent deal. This Dome Shopper from the Soft Casual line fits right in with that reputation, even to the point of being slightly repetitive for the brand. It's not that I don't appreciate the style or quality craftsmanship that I know will [...]

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