Balenciaga Baby Daim Giant Gold Mini City Bag in Black

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Every once in a while, Balenciaga introduced a new kind of Classic City Bag to make shopping more exciting. And by now, you must already know that the Classic City Collection is one of the most coveted tote bag in the world. Even the Le Dix Bag Collection couldn’t keep up the fame of the motorcycle bags.

But it was such a long time that Balenciaga decided to move from Chevre Leather to Agneau Leather, meaning from goatskin to lambskin. There are numerous of chats on the Internet about the switch, some are happy and others are dissatisfied. But what’s even more interesting is that the leathers are ‘different’ in each season.

For the Fall 2014 Collection, Balenciaga released the Baby Daim Giant Gold Mini City Bag in black. It’s only available in one color, for as far as we know. Surprisingly it’s made from calfskin, a leather that is durable and beautiful. The classic color black is feeding the golden hardware, making it bright and shine, which is ideal for the upcoming seasons.

With hand-stitched handles, it comes with a shoulder strap that can be removed and adjusted. With interior zip pocket embellished with the Balenciaga signature. Measuring 23 x 16 x 9 cm (W x H x D), for $ 1,395 USD or €945 euro’s at Balenciaga e-store.


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Iggy Azalea Greets Her London Fans with a Céline Bag

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Iggy Azalea Celine Phantom Luggage Tote

Here’s Iggy Azalea, signing autographs outside of BBC Radio 1 Studios in London with a white Céline Phantom Luggage Tote on her arm. Iggy was there with gal pal Rita Ora to do a little promo for her new single, “Black Widow,” on which Ms. Ora guests. Iggy obviously has a decent celeb stylist on call at this point in her career, but I have to say, few clothing items fill me with instant rage like that bizarre-o top she’s wearing here.

Iggy has added some very nice bags to her collection in recent months; for example, we saw her carrying a lovely Dior Addict Tote back in July. The Phantom Luggage Tote is a solid choice, even though Phantom Luggage Tote fever has cooled considerably in the last year, but I can’t help thinking that Céline can’t be the most Iggy-appropriate brands. I would expect her to spend her “Fancy” royalties on edgier bags from the likes of Alexander McQueen or Fendi, perhaps.

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Shop Rare, Gorgeous Bags from Hermès, Chanel and More in Christie’s Latest Luxury Accessories Auction

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Christies Handbag and Accessories Auction September 2014

There are few things I enjoy more than poring over the lots in a new auction. When you’re already well-acquainted with what’s available in stores, a well-curated group of rare bags and accessories, culled from the world’s best-stocked closets, is the best way to get the thrill of the new. Thankfully, that’s exactly what I found in the Christie’s Online Luxury Handbags and Accessories Auction, which just launched.

The auction includes some pieces that are extremely coveted by collectors, including a Birkin from Hermès’ incredibly popular, long-sold-out, limited edition So Black collection and a Chanel Flap Bag made in the image of ice cubes. The auction also includes both leather and exotic options from the fashion world’s finest brands, including plenty of Hermès Birkins and Kellys and diverse options from Céline, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and more.

The online-only auction runs from now through October 1, and all of the handbags and accessories are available for your viewing (and shopping) pleasure via Christie’s. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the auction below.

Hermès Limited Edition So Black Birkin in Black Box Leather
Bidding Starts at $14,700 via Christie’s

Hermes So Black Birkin

Hermès Special Order Bicolor Kelly Bag in Black Box Leather and Violet Crocodile
Bidding Starts at $6,600 via Christie’s

Hermes Special Order Bicolor Kelly Bag

Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Bag
Bidding Starts at $3,300 via Christie’s

Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Bag

Hermès Collier de Chein Bracelet
Bidding Starts at $1,200 via Christie’s

Hermes Collier de Chein Bracelet

Hermès Birkin in Fuchsia Ostrich
Bidding Starts at $14,700 via Christie’s

Hermes Fuchsia Ostrich Birkin

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag in Crocodile
Bidding Starts at $8,200 via Christie’s

Christian Dior Crocodile Lady Dior bag

Hermès Birkin in Gold Leather
Bidding Starts at $6,200 via Christie’s

Hermes Gold Leather Birkin

Hermès Kelly Cut Clutch in Rose Tyrien Epsom Leather
Bidding Starts at $4,600 via Christie’s

Hermes Kelly Cut Clutch Rose Tyrien

Hermès Kelly Picnic Bag
Bidding Starts at $32,604 via Christie’s

Hermes Kelly Picnic Bag

Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Caviar Leather
Bidding Starts at $2,300 via Christie’s

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Sky Blue

Hermès Birkin in Gris Fonce Lizard
Bidding Starts at $22,900 via Christie’s

Hermes Lizard Birkin Bag

Hermès Birkin in Black Matte Crocodile
Bidding Starts at $32,600 via Christie’s

Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin

Céline Nano Luggage Tote in Leather and Pony
Bidding Starts at $2,000 via Christie’s

Celine Nano Luggage Tote

Hermès Kelly Bag in Turquoise Togo Leather
Bidding Starts at $9,800 via Christie’s

Hermes Togo Turquoise Kelly Bag

Hermès Birkin in Violine Ostrich
Bidding Starts at $14,700 via Christie’s

Hermes Violine Ostrich Birkin

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Suede and Swarovski Strass Theda Bag
Bidding Starts at $4,600 via Christie’s

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Suede Swarovski Strass Theda Bag

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You Have Six Months to Fortify Your Wallet Against Fendi’s Spring 2015 Runway Bags

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Fendi Spring 2015 Handbags 9

In journalism school, my favorite professor once told me that reviewing something you love is much more difficult than reviewing something you hate, which means I’ve got my work cut out for me when it comes to Fendi’s Spring 2015 bags. After scoping out the dozens (literally) of bags and small leather goods that models toted down the brand’s runway, I’ve become convinced that Karl Lagerfeld loves me and wants me to be happy. The bags are that beautiful.

Fendi’s made a habit in recent seasons of pushing the fashion conversation forward when it comes to construction and textiles, and this collection does that while maintaining a pale, feminine, decidedly spring-like aesthetic. The collection largely avoids launching entirely new bags; instead, Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi went about reimagining and embellishing fan favorites like the Peekaboo, Baguette, 3Jours and By The Way.

The brand’s huge successful small accessories were also all over the place, including Bag Bugs in new colors and a new, miniaturized Karlito, ripe for wait lists. Many of the bags were also adorned with teeny-tiny versions of other Fendi bags; after all, who doesn’t want to hang a little Baguette or Peekaboo on her 3Jours? Check out all the bags (and the bags on bags) below.

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Dior Soft Bag with Cannage Embroidery

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All right, before we dive into the stories and details of this new Dior Soft Bag style, we need to share something important first…

The Dior Soft Tote has been altered and mostly in the interior. The latest version is embellished with a zipper that goes to the sides, making it easier to access open pockets. The older version will slowly vanish from the stock, they will not be produced anymore. And now back to the story.

Now presenting the Dior Soft Tote Bag with Cannage Embroidery, a new style (well, not entirely new). The Cannage stitching has always been the icon of Dior and it has been featured in many Soft Tote Bag (in all sizes and colours), even in the Dior Soft Flap Bag. But once a while, Dior comes with something unique that’s different than the original version.

Instead of small diamond patterns lining up to each other, the Cannage Embroidery diamond patterns are larger. And if you screen through our Dior Classic Bag Collection article, you will notice that it’s almost like the same design as the Dior Granville Bag (Tada!).

Whether it’s the Cannage Stitching or the Cannage Embroidery, they are both magnificent. Both represent the reinterpretation of Dior’s emblem. The Dior Soft Tote Bag is practical and timeless, the perfect accessory for every errand an occasion. Priced at € 2200 euro’s or £2050 GBP at Dior boutique.



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Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2015 Collection Will Include $40,000 Alligator Bags

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Marc Jacobs Surplus Plus Alligator Bags

Runway shows are only half the story; you don’t get the full picture of what a designer has planned for a season until the lookbooks and price lists come out, and thanks to Moda Operandi, a lot more of that information is now made public in a timely manner than ever before. As ourfriends over at Racked noted earlier this week, Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2015 trunk show includes three very notablebags that all ring in at a cool 40 grand.

Jacobs left Louis Vuitton after his Spring 2014 collection in order to focus on his own brand and its rumored, eventual IPO, and accessories are proving to be a huge part of that expansion. Jacobs has launched a handful of new, well-received foundational styles since his departure from Vuitton, and like basically every other accessories brand hoping to capture both the highest-dollar clients and those with more reasonable incomes who wish to emulate them, his next logical frontier is exotics.

In case $40,000 all at once seems a little steep, you can hand over a paltry 20 racks now and keep the other 20 for yourself until the pre-order comes to fruition in the spring. The bag will come in olive, brown and, for those of you who want to tempt fate with five-figure bag in a light color, cream. Check out the bags below or shop the full collection via Moda Operandi through September 23.

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