By Rachel Park, May 15th, 2013
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For her Spring/Summer 2013 collection, designer Isabella Fiore was inspired by the 1964 film, The Night of The Iguana. In addition to tropical patterns and playful designs, Fiore used laser-cutting to create bold, floral handbags reminiscent of Mexico’s unique cultural essence. A definite must have for Spring!
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Looking for a one stop shop for clothes, accessories, beauty and home? Well we at CITYist are obsessing over Obaz.com. Obaz has a huge selection of everything from apparel to handbags to decorative accents for you home. They carry big and small brands (hello affordable prices!) which we love because we are constantly discovering new items and products we would not find anywhere else.
By Barie-Claire Rogers, June 8th, 2012
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By Kayi Tsang, April 3rd, 2012
A work of art, a celebration of literature, and a handy clutch, Olympia Le-Tan’s ‘book bags’ are a timeless must-have for the literature loving soul. Le-Tan’s clutches make creates a fashion statement for your inner bookworm with her limited edition hand-sewn clutches, each inspired by Le-Tan’s favorite books. For more intriguing facts about Le-Tan and her bags, read on and let CITYist show you a few of our favorites from Le-Tan’s ‘book-bag’ collection.
By Kayi Tsang, March 19th, 2012
Turning a two dimensional image into a three dimensional product may be a simple tasks for many designers and artists, but keeping the essence of a two dimensional image in a three dimensional product may be more difficult than it seems. However, Jump From Paper is able to break the boundaries of art and innovation into a practical design by sneakily adding depth to a two dimensional piece. Read on to see more of Jump From Paper’s designs.
By Martin Waitt, February 29th, 2012
By Mackenzie Gavel, August 17th, 2011
In less than a month from now, it will be the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. In what is sure to be a sad time for many families, luxury handbag designer Jen Mascali is doing her part to help commemorate the lives of all who were lost on that tragic day. As she and her brother, Chris, were faced with the loss of their father, firefighter Joe Mascali, it is clear why her “Remember” bag project is so close to her heart.
By Mackenzie Gavel, April 12th, 2011
A little glitz never hurt anybody, which seems to have been the general thought when Shoroak designed their collection of bags for the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. These chic accessories are designed in beautiful leather with Swarovski crystal and metal sequins detailing. The bags boast of funk and flair and are small enough to pair with a cute, flowing dress without serving to overpower the main outfit.
By Mackenzie Gavel, March 1st, 2011
Just two short weeks ago, we were all blown away by her crazy, fun-loving, dare we say eccentric Valentine’s Day Party, and now, we get to marvel in awe at her intricate, inspiring collection of handbags. Ladies, Patricia Field is at it again with her new collection for MCM. Her deep designs make the handbags both chic and practical, with their adorable detailing and dynamic color tones.
By Mackenzie Gavel, February 25th, 2011
In a world–more accurately, in a city–where some of us girls juggle jobs, internships and school, it’s important to have a functional bag that is not only practical but chic. Cassidy Randall, a new line of sophisticated, high quality leather handbags, are all made in New York and inspired by the crazy, fast-paced lifestyle us CITYists lead.
By Mackenzie Gavel, February 24th, 2011
As spring approaches, I’m sure that I haven’t been the only CITYist girl on a hunt for the perfect bag. After all, a change of seasons calls for a change of attire, and my oversized black leather handbag will just no longer suffice with my colorful spring wardrobe. Well, lucky for me, MaxMara has designed the perfect solution with the release of the Olimpia to their Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
By Mackenzie Gavel, February 4th, 2011
Paco Rabanne celebrates its re-launch this season with its release of reinterpretations of the designer’s iconic bag from 1969. The Parisian House’s new handbag collection features an array of distinctively designed handbags that perfectly intertwine the classiness and sophistication of an older time with the modernity of the new.
By Mackenzie Gavel, February 3rd, 2011
Impeccable quality, authentic craftsmanship, illuminating innovations–all can attempt to describe the designs of Perrin Paris, yet none do the products justice. Known for their magnificent collection of handbags, gloves and leather accessories, Perrin Paris has placed a whole new spin on understated elegance with its inspirational integration of exceptional quality with flawless design.
By Mackenzie Gavel, January 28th, 2011
ROMYGOLD, a website that has effortlessly expressed the essence of what it means to look luxurious with handbags purchased at affordable prices, has relaunched! The site has revamped its look, logo and lookbook, while continuing to expose its viewers to chic, affordable handbags that range in price fro $275 to $700.
By Mackenzie Gavel, January 28th, 2011
A dynamic duo–the phrase perfectly describes Jen Mascali and her brother, Chris for their beautiful, impeccable creations in the first Jen Mascali handbag collection in Fall 2010. With her line launched in New York, Milan and Paris, Jen was recognized by the Pitti organization as one to watch, and her bags were selected show at the Hotel Ritz during Paris Fashion Week. The handbags from her Fall collection display a natural feel of elegance and class that is both incomparable and genuine. Each bag has distinct detail, as each was produced in some of the finest factories in Tuscany.
By Mackenzie Gavel, January 28th, 2011
Vicki Vlachakis started out designing brands like Mercedes Benz and Audi. Now, she switched into high gear to channel her advanced automotive design techniques as inspiration for Nooni, her new line of handbags. The provocative shapes of the bags paired with their intricate details in design combine to produce aesthetically modern pieces of art that prove just as individualized as their purchasers.
By Mackenzie Gavel, January 18th, 2011
Matthew Campbell Laurenza’s handbag collection features an abundance of bright, lively colors that effortlessly expose the energetic expression that Laurenza’s pieces embody. His style is natural, his vision–extraordinary; Matthew Campbell Laurenza is one designer whose handbags have the capability to make any woman feel as though she shimmers in the spotlight.
By Mackenzie Gavel, January 12th, 2011
Bliss and the sheer simplicity of pure love are what make Valentine’s Day so memorable for women. Stress of trying to find the perfect gift to express that pure love is what makes Valentine’s Day so memorable for men. Well, Laura Buccellati is here to help downgrade the stress and confusion with her signature collection of ‘forever’ bags. Each is beautiful for its individuality and chic intricacy in design.
By Mackenzie Gavel, January 11th, 2011
Summertime means carefree adventures where nothing can weigh us down, including our handbags. Beautiful People’s summer line of carryalls feature light, chic styles that boast a rustic, tuscan feel with hues of camel, pebble and tangerine. The oversized clutches are perfect for a late evening affair in the city, while the chain-link cross-body clutches intertwine a feel of sporty edginess with an irresistible, understated elegance to create the perfect flair to any girl’s light summer wardrobe. The bags range in price from $200 to $500. They can be purchased in U.S. specialty boutiques and are also available for phone purchases.
By Mackenzie Gavel, December 31st, 2010
Reasons to get married: if you love your partner, if your partner’s tall enough to reach the top shelf of the medicine cabinet, if you and your partner design fabulous handbags. Through collaboration with Samantha Thavasa, an honored Japanese accessory brand, chic New York couple Matthew and Nicole Mellon will release their little bundle of joy–a line of five stylish handbags, each available in an array of three color stories—in mid-January at the Samantha Thavasa boutique at 965 Madison Avenue. The bags range in price from $200 to $500.