October 2010

| October 31, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Some Assembly Required

We have hundreds of gorgeous bags, shoes and accessories to choose from, and because of this, it can be difficult to make the right purchase. We’ve put together a few looks from some of our favorite bags and shoes in order to give you an idea of how to wear them with different “looks.” Below each style set, you will find links to the items featured in the set that are from our site!

Business Casual:


From our site:

* Timeless Masterpiece Stunning Leather Bag Camel

* Melrose Classic Pump in Apricot

* Cameron D Two Strand Leather Belt Blue

Rocker Chic:

Rocker Chic

From our site:

* Lady Gaga Customized Studded Bag

* Celebrity Style Platform Pump

Classic Style:

From our site:

* Gisele Flap Bag

* Malibu Pump

| October 28, 2010 at 9:57 PM

How to Imitate Celebrity Style

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When your favorite celebrity is seen carrying the ultimate It bag that perfectly compliments her immaculately styled ensemble, you want nothing more than to own the look. At cost-prohibitive designer prices, this feeling of desire is hard to fulfill.

Furthermore, without a posse of stylists, and a celebrity bankroll, many of us are left to comb the internet for inspiration. Without the type of budget that celebrities work with, it’s hard to afford celebrity style. That’s why fashionstas are now turning to designer-inspired accessories. These designer-inspired accessories look and feel just like the original, but at a fraction of the cost.We are here to help! At Bag Inc., we’ve taken the guess work out of celebrity style by providing awesome designer inspired pieces, and photos of celebrities with the items for inspiration.

We love seeing Reese Witherspoon carrying this Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffle. It’s hard to imitate her adorable tomboy style because the AW Mini Duffle has sold out everywhere. However, you can snag our gorgeous version of this bag here.

If you want a bag with bohemian, slouchy cool then you’ve got to have the PS1 messenger bag. Celebrities are racing to Proenza Schouler counters everywhere and buying them up in every shade available. We’re not kidding. We’ve seen Leighton Meester in different paparazzi photos carrying the bag in every shade that Proenza Schouler makes!

Check out the gallery of stars that are keen on the PS1 It bag!

(From Left to Right) Leighton Meester, Dakota Fanning, Jessica Alba

(From Left to Right) Kirsten Dunst, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicky Hilton

It’s a rather simple bag with no excessive hardware, studs, or fringe in sight, and yet it’s the minimalist appearance that has everyone going crazy. In a utilitarian style, this suede messenger bag can be worn by both men and women. One thing is for certain: this bag is not a one-hit wonder. In fact, we’ve seen celebrities from Jessica Alba to Nicky Hilton carrying this bag on dozens of occasions.It’s simple, almost equestrian appearance, goes with everything. It is easy to see why this bag has caused such a style sensation.

Our designer-inspired version has been flying off the shelves. Our price tag is only $84, as opposed to Proenza Schouler’s price tag of $1,500. We keep true to the clean, minimalist appearance and quality materials. See for yourself:

What was the one coveted toy that everyone but you seemed to have when you were little? A Super Nintendo? A Gameboy? My Pretty Pony? A Barbie Dream house? Whatever that coveted item was, you were not happy until you possessed it. Whether you saved up your allowance, or bugged your mom and dad, or requested it from Santa, I bet you can still remember what it felt like to finally own the toy of your dreams.

“It” bags are like that for fashionistas. We see them everywhere, and everyone seems to have one but us. Then the cravings start, and if we’re not already maxing out our credit card to get them, we’re certainly dreaming about them at night. All of this fuss and desire and money spent brings us to an overwhelming question: What’s so special about It bags? And, furthermore, what makes a bag an It bag?

Technically, an It bag is a designer’s best-selling bag. Whatever bag generates the most sales is deemed an It bag. Yet, when stylish women around the world are ready to trample down the doors of Yves Saint Laurent to get their hands on a YSL Muse, we know that there is more to it than simple accounting. In fact, designers are able to make sure that their bags generate huge sales through some very clever marketing strategies.

All major design houses are involved in something called “seeding.” Seeding is a marketing tactic whereby top celebrities, stylists and entertainers are given the latest bags for free (this tactic also applies to the free distribution of other design goods like clothes, shoes, jewelry, and perfume). As annoying as it is that some of the wealthiest men and women in the world are given luxury items for free, marketing teams do this for one major reason: creating buzz. If a celebrity or model is seen photographed with the bag, it’s worth millions of dolalrs in sales.

There are many things that go into the making of an It bag: luxury, quality materials, a great marketing team, high cost, and status. Status is what we think we’ll have when we can afford to carry around the same bags as Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham.

It Bags become status symbols because of celebrities!

(From Left to Right) Kim Kardashian with YSL Muse bag, Lindsay Lohan with Botkier Bianca bag, and Victoria Beckham with Hermes Kelly bag

Unfortunately, as much as we might want to own an It bag sometimes the cost is prohibitive. Instead of shelling out thousands (yes, some of these bags cost as much as $50,000) or getting put on a wait list for five years (seriously!), most fashionistas now turn to designer inspired bags. We carry a huge selection of designer inspired bags so that you can wear the trends and own the covetable It bags without spending your year’s allowance on them.

Mention a Chloe Paddington, a Hermes Birkin or a Balenciaga Motorcycle bag to any fashionista and you’re guaranteed to make her drool. Design houses that moved from haute couture and ready-to-wear lines to include accessories (handbags and shoes) literally tripled their sales. Why? Because handbags and shoes are univerally wearable. You don’t have to be a Size 2 to carry the latest It Bag. In addition, carrying a designer handbag gives you status, and status is what every fashionista craves.

However, due to a nearly global economic reccession that we’re still feeling the pinch from, not all of us can afford to own the latest It bag. Don’t worry. Designer inspired handbags are here to rescue you! Bag Inc. has created the highest quality designer inspired bags on the market, so that you can get the status of the It bag without shelling out thousands of dollars for it!

Our designer-inspired bags are economical, but they’re also well-made and nearly indistinguishable from other designer bags. For example, if you carry our Jane Croc Leather Bag you’ll definitely get the nod of approval from discerning fashionistas. They won’t have to know that you only $129 for it (as opposed to $5000!!).

The two best reasons for buying designer inspired handbags instead of designer handbags is Cost and Status. At Bag Inc., we aim to bring you the best quality designer inspired handbags so that you can carry the coolest trends at the lowest cost.

Take a look at some of our current favorite handbags available for purchase right now!

Click here to view a full list of this season’s MUST HAVES!

The blogosphere has been buzzing with news of a Lady Gaga handbag. If Gaga is trying to put her stamp of individuality on Hermes, she’s doing a fantastic job. The Lady Gaga handbag pictured above is not sold in stores. That’s because Lady Gaga took the classic Birkin and put her own spin on it, adding the spikes herself. Likewise, she took a classic white Birkin bag and marked it up with Japanese characters that translate into, I love little monster, Tokyo love.

With Lady Gaga’s far reaching influence on fashion, it is only a matter of time before her name becomes synonymous with a label. It’s a good marketing strategy. We think it’s time for a legit collaboration. Little Monsters the world over would be clamoring for a piece of Lady Gaga merchandise. Who wouldn’t want an original Lady Gaga handbag? Listen up, Hermes: That’s money in the bank.

When Lady Gaga’s spiked Birkin went virile on the internet, fans tried desperately to find a version for themselves. No one can afford to hire Lady Gaga to hand-alter handbags, but we at BagInc aim to please. We created our own version of the stunning and covetable Lady Gaga bag

Instead of adding an astrononical price-tag to it (Birkins cost thousands of dollars and usually have years-long wait lists), we’re making this fashion-forward Lady Gaga handbag affordable. Own a piece of Lady Gaga history today!