From Supermodel to Designer: Yliana Yepez Dishes on Her Handbag Line

Jul 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  2 Comments

Designer, wife, and mother of five, Parisian born Venezuelan Yliana Yepez has had a life full of runway shows, diplomatic parties, and globetrotting. Drawing on this background Yepez moved to New York ready to take on the Big Apple and start her own line of handbags. After 4 years of dedication, perseverance, (and a little of America’s strange business practices) Yepez is launching a new line of handbags set to release this August. The collection merges her travels, design experience, and her busy lifestyle to create a sophisticated and functional look that is going to beg for a place in your closet.... Read More

A Look at the History Behind Ghurka Leather Bags

May 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Behind the most established and successful of luxury brands, we can usually find one thing in common: a rich history. The same goes for men’s leather bag brand Ghurka, however this American company’s story only dates back to the 1970s. Ghurka is still a relatively recent label, but in its short time in the luxury space the brand has certainly made a name for itself. Today, the iconic Ghurka bag is as international as it is American and sticks true to the founder’s goal of providing a lifetime of use and enjoyment to consumers.... Read More

Interview with Exotic Handbag Designer Ethan Koh

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Having made a dramatic entrance on to the fashion scene with the unveiling of his debut collection in early 2011, luxury designer Ethan Koh was quickly billed as one to watch. With inspirations and influencers like Tomas Maier, Patek Philippe, Jean Louis Forain and Jack Vettriano, the budding designer works with exotic animal skins for his luxury leather brand, ETHAN K, to handcraft limited edition items such as shoes and handbags. Here, the 26-year-old talks about what’s in store for 2013, his inspirations, and designing a bag for Dita Von Teese...... Read More

Missoni Creates First Custom Handbags for Luxury Beachwear Company

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

Missoni, the Italian fashion house synonymous with distinct and unique style, is finally making positive fashion news, despite the pending mystery of its missing executive whose plane disappeared last month. The luxury brand known for its colorful patterns has surprisingly never before created a custom print for another company… until now. The first to receive this personal service from Missoni Home is high-end resort retailer Seaside Luxe, which is known for conceiving, developing, designing, and operating one-of-a-kind retail environments in some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts around the world. ... Read More

Alice + Olivia to Introduce Handbags for Spring

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

While February may be known as the month of love, this year there is a dazzling event that has us drooling more than any box of truffles ever could (an extremely difficult thing to accomplish, might we add.) This February marks the debut of quintessential New York City luxury brand Alice + Olivia’s handbag collection. Our favorite fashionista and fit mommy, Gwyneth Paltrow, was lucky enough to get her hands on one of these chic bags before they even hit stores— and not surprisingly, she is already a fan.... Read More

Authentic Luxury Goods Breathes New Life Into Designer Brands

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are tired of last season’s brand name accessories, but can’t bear to abandon them at a thrift store where their true value will never be appreciated, then you should consider selling to Authentic Luxury Goods. Inside the store, they will be resold at the price they deserve. ALG provides the affluent San Diego community, and a world-wide span of internet customers... Read More

Three Spring Handbags We Already Have Our Eyes On

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  3 Comments

While we may be in the midst of winter, that doesn't mean that while we are securely bundled in our chic outerwear we aren't casually daydreaming of spring pastels and fresh, exotic prints. Ladies, this season, don’t let the season spring up on you— prepare yourself with these three stylish luxury handbag options that will surly get you through any-and-all of your warm weather frolicking (and no, we are not talking about the massive hula-hoop creation that Karl created for Chanel.)... Read More

The Three Winter Accessories You Need to Get Your Hands On

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Gingerbread cookies, holiday parties and gift-giving (and receiving) aside, the best part about winter is the luxury fashion items we get to wear, in our opinion. Coats and corduroys are great, but it's the amplitude of accessories that can make or break an outfit. Better yet, there are so many accessory options that may just allow you to rock that same grey sweater a hundred different ways. Read on for a compilation of our favorite winter accessories this season.... Read More

We're Mad for Metallic This Holiday Season

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

With the passing of Thanksgiving, the slow but sure emergence of Christmas lights, and a drop in the temperature, you know that the holidays are right around the corner. And with all the festivities comes an amped up luxury fashion wardrobe. Black and navy are typical colors for winter holiday wardrobes, but why not dress it up a little bit? Take a couple hints from that dazzling New Year’s ball and glittering snow and add a little pizzazz to those drab hues with some fun metallic accessories. There are a number of designers who put out spectacular, sparkling handbags this season that we’re dying to share with you.... Read More

Alexa Chung Flaunts Jason Wu's Custom Travel Bag for St. Regis Hotels

Nov 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In conjunction with the impending launch of St. Regis’ first online boutique, the luxury hotel firm just unveiled the very first product created exclusively for the St. Regis brand at a VIP event in the Grand Suite of the landmark St. Regis New York.... Read More

Experience Parisian Personality With Pinel & Pinel Luxury Goods

Nov 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

No matter how you spin it, travelling is a hassle. Sure, arriving at your destination is heavenly, opening your eyes (and your wallet) to new and exciting experiences, however, the process of actually getting there leaves most people popping Ambien like M&M’s. The icing on the cake for most frequent flyers is the dreaded luggage conveyor belt, where men and women alike are found using every ounce of strength to haul out a suitcase, hoping that their spurt of energy wasn't in vain and that the luggage is in fact their own. Sure, you can put a cute little bow on your standard black bag, but really, how fashionable is that?... Read More

Relish In Fine Leather Goods With Debut Collection by Anne Sylvain

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

It is time to put down your past-its-prime purse and latch on to your newest fashion accessory: the exquisite line of handcrafted luxury handbags and wallets from Anne Sylvain. The label's debut “Le Mans” collection was named after and inspired by the annual road race held every year in France since 1923. The sexy contours, sleek silhouettes and mixes of elite materials of the event's featured premier sports cars are what gave way to this beautiful collection. With each piece you find a juxtaposition of textures, colors and tones carefully selected from matte and glazed genuine exotic skins and fine leathers.... Read More

Renowned DJ's Flagship Store Now Open in L.A.

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Anyone who was around for the ‘90s art and club scenes in New York City is probably familiar with the name Kelly Cole— or shall I say, DJ Kelly Cole. The DJ, venue creator and actor is a lifelong veteran of the entertainment industry, and he’s also trying his hand at the world of luxury fashion. The multifaceted entrepreneur’s lifestyle brand includes a line of apparel and accessories that are a true testament to his world and personal style.... Read More

Dior Flagship Reopens its Doors on Rodeo Drive

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

After extensive renovations, Beverly Hills Dior reopened October 25th, revealing its designed interior, inspired by the Parisian international flagship of Dior to the Los Angeles public. It was designed by world-famous luxury retail architect Peter Marino, who has also worked extensively with Chanel... Read More

MAC Collaboration Brings Us Line of Makeup Bags for the Holidays

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Luxury makeup company MAC Cosmetics is known for teaming up with some of the most artistic, fashion-forward, and truly inspiring names in the beauty industry, and this next pairing is no exception. Liz Goldwyn, the Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker and fashion muse has just signed on to create makeup bags for the iconic brand's new holiday collection called "Fabulousness."... Read More

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