Fab favorite designer Stella McCartney has just released her latest handbag assortment: The Studded Falabella Collection. They're eco-friendly, studded to perfection, and priced from $1,195 up to $1,945. Our favorite is the one in the center, the Eco Studded Faux Suede Foldover Falabella Tote ($1,435) because it can be worn as a foldover clutch or a shoulder bag. More bag for your buck — fabulous!
The first thought that came to mind when I discovered these adorable BCBGeneration Studded Crossbody Bags is: I want to eat them up! Not only are they the perfect little bag for Summer, but they're also easy on the wallet — they went from $88 to $66 to now $43. Not too bad, right? And the different sized studs are super fresh; the pyramid design reminds me of Vena Cava's signature pyramid cutouts. Depending on your style, you can get it in sunset, white, canary, or black. Throw one over any outfit for instant wow-appeal.
Alexander McQueen may have passed, but he lives on in so many ways — tribute books, ads, new collections. The latest way is this awesome Lola&Bailey Long Live McQueen Tote ($49). It's a genius play off of the original motto, "Long Live the Queen," and even includes a small crown. Very cool. Take it to the beach, the store, to work; keep McQueen by your side, always.
Whether you're feeling sassy cutout swimsuits, surf-tastic styles, or girlie-girl cuts, your trip to the beach is not complete without a fabulous tote. But with so many styles out there right now, it's hard to find the one that will be your constant Summer companion. What about this Feed Guatemala Ikat Tote ($39) by Lauren Bush? It's philanthropic, inexpensive, and totally cute. Proceed for more Fab-approved beach bags to tote right now.
My infatuation with Mulberry began approximately six months ago when I fell desperately in love with an emerald green crocodile print suede clutch. Now the heady relationship has continued with the newest member(s) of the family: the Neelys. The collection, whose name was inspired by the cult classic novel, Valley of the Dolls, is simultaneously slick and sophisticated. The posh hardware and streamlined shapes are Mulberry trademarks, while the patent and leopard-hair details supply a spunky touch.
If you thought the PS1s were cool, get a load of Proenza Schouler's latest Mini Sacs ($985-$1,195) that Kirna Zabete just got in. Pure bag candy! This Fish Print Mini Sac is so pint-sized, I seriously want to eat it up. It'll set me back $1,135, but one also made its way onto my May must haves. Temptation island . . .
Nina Ricci's creative director Peter Copping has dreamed up a broodingly romantic bag for his new bag line for the house. It's a limited-edition version of the original Ambre bag ($1,250) and is leather covered in lace — que magnifique! To get your hands on one of the 10 made, you must visit Ricci’s Avenue Montaigne store in Paris. On my way . . .
Did you hear? French handbag guru Jerome Dreyfuss just opened a store in SoHo, right next to his wife Isabel Marant's shop on Broome Street. Mixing business and pleasure has never looked so chic. Another thing that's chic: Jerome's Spring 2010 bags. They're punchy, add major kick to any outfit, and don't sacrifice sophistication in the slightest. This Charles Caviar bag has many layers to it — super unique. There are way more shapes, sizes, and colors to see.