We already reported on Sole Commerce accessory trends but Coterie's contemporary marketplace, held in the Piers on 12th Avenue, had more than a few interesting accessories companies that are defining the modern contemporary market space for Spring 2009. We checked in on Gorjana, Goldenbleu, Noir, Betsy Johnson Handbags, Bulga, La Dolce Vita, Onna Ehrlich, Rebecca Minkoff, Le Sportsac, Loeffler Randall, and Carlos Falchi. If you want to be the first to see the contemporary handbag, shoe and jewelry trends for Spring 2009 then look no further than our gallery.
Here's a tear for a great online boutique closing down, but here's a smile for Shop Debut's Everything Must Go sale. Everything, and I mean everything, is heavily discounted and ready for you to adopt. Currently, dresses, tops, sweaters, jackets, jeans, and purses are still available.
This Goldenbleu Tiffany Navy Leather Clutch is currently marked down to $160 (originally $398). I've been toying with the idea of a navy bag, so this one just may do. Hurry and shop before the merchandise is gone, forever.
Actress Rashida Jones has impeccable style, so it's no surprise that she attended a party in LA in a look worth mimicking. We continue to see the boyfriend blazer, but Rashida made hers more chill by rolling up its sleeves and pairing it with a watercolor skirt, gold accessories, and a Chanel bag. Her off-kilter shoes elevate the look to chic with a funky twist. That's a happy fashion ending.
It may appear that we're giving away one bag, per usual, but really, we're giving away two: a clutch and a coin purse! The latest beauty up for grabs, this Goldenbleu Audra Candy Convertible Clutch ($650), is one of the most versatile we've offered because it can be carried on the shoulder with the chain link handle and as a clutch sans the handle. Plus, the coin purse can be detached and used on its own.
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Four years ago, Goldenbleu was born after one person's hunt for an original and exciting handbag. That person, designer and native San Franciscan Rene Huber, created a company that has since reached a new height of popularity. Her luxurious, French-inspired handbags have been spotted on the arms of people all around the world including our favorite Gossip Girls. And, now we can shop the goods online.
The company has since expanded its selection to include exciting footwear, a travel bag, and a small leather accessories collection. There's even a great sale section for all you bargain hunters!
Budding fashion favorite Ginnifer Goodwin showed up at the LA premiere of Speed Racer in a gorgeously bohemian Malandrino resort dress that's yet to become available online. Even with its multitude of colors and ruffle hem, the print manages not to overwhelm, thanks to a shorter hemline and shoulder-baring cut. I don't know about you, but just looking at her is making me want to go on a major dress binge to prep for the Summer.
We are all so happy to see the Gossip Girls back in action! The too-cute cast turned up at the Paley Festival and here is Serena van der Woodsen herself looking power babe in a Smythe blazer and straight jeans. The fact that she wears it open, with a cotton tank, makes it more cas(ual) — I supplied a patent red clutch to liven things up even more for Ms. Lively.
Quick change artists will be attracted to the fashionable functionality of fold-over handbags. One minute it's a tote, the next it's a clutch, then it's a boho. A relative of the convertible bag, design trickery like this makes the high price tag seem not so. Or is that just me rationalizing fashion again?
Rachel Bilson is in the lead for Best Celebrity Sidewalk Style, but I have to say she cleans up quite well for the red carpet. I searched far and wide for her darling, studded turquoise dress because I think everyone should have one just like it. Phillip Lim's version is quite similar and on sale! In true Rachel style, she kept the rest of her outfit casual with the silver wedges and a simple black clutch. From the sidewalk to the red carpet, R-Bils knows how to deliver.