November 2010

For a season that tends to embrace neutrals, thick textures, and layering, it comes as a bit of a surprise to see the Fall 2010 runways dripping with bright red.

(Left to Right) Zac Posen, Dolce & Gabanna, Jil Stuart, Marc by Marc Jacobs

From red-all-over to punchy, red accessories, it’s clear that this trend is a winner. This bright shade perks up neutrals and helps to transport us out of our winter doldrums. Celebrities are turning to red handbags to bring a pop of color to their outfits.

Julia Roberts

Ashlee Simpson

Just in time for fall, we stocked a great selection of bags in brilliant red hues. Browse our selection and pick out the perfect red bag to accessorize with for fall!

Kellia Calfskin Tote

Ashley Quilted Satchel

Hot Designer Style Bag

H World Leather Wristlet

Appleton Large Hobo

The schoolgirl look is in full swing for fall, and we’re loving the youthful, fresh look of this trend! The wonderful part about this look is that it’s simple to put together.

Ways to wear the trend:

There’s no reason to be extreme and go so far as to wear your hair in pigtails or find regulation Catholic school knee socks and plaid skirts. If you have a button-down oxford shirt, saddle shoes, and a great leather satchel, then you’re good to go!

Other ways to wear this trend:

Oversized shirt paired with shorts over tights, ankle boots, and a clever little chapeau. We love this look from Wildfox Couture’s fall line:

You can also pair a cardigan with a plaid button, like this look from Forever21:

Comfort and a laid-back approach to style are key to achieving this look. Taylor Swift perfects the schoolgirl trend in a plaid top, skinny jeans, a slouchy beret, and gorgeous leather crossbody bag:

Pairing plaid with this trend is a good way to incorporate two fall looks into one outfit. Cop the style of Christian Dior’s Fall 2010 runway by mixing a plaid skirt of jacket in with knee-high boots and a leather newsboys cap:

There are many ways to accessorize this trend. Leather satchels, messenger bags, and vintage-inspired handbags comprise three of our favorite purse accessory trends for fall. As you can see, they go perfectly with the schoolgirl trend.

So Soho Large Leather Satchel

Hot Designer Style Leather Bag

The Vintage Top Handle Leather Purse

Megan the Brit Satchel

H World Prestigious Crossbody Leather Bag

Faux Python Leather Celebrity Inspired Bag

There are It bags that are a flash in the pan – they’re in for 6 months and everyone’s got one, and just as suddenly, they are gone. Then there are It bags that are so durable and classic that they withstand the test of time, becoming a standard part of the rotation in any well-rounded wardrobe. Chanel’s Caviar bag and the Louis Vuitton Keepall are prototypically classic bags. One bag that has stayed on the scene since its debut in 2005 is the Marc Jacobs Stam bag. Its pleasant, pouchy shape, quilted texture, gold kiss closure, and heavy chain strap create the equation for the perfect bag. With a vintage look that’s been updated to modern handbag standards, it manages to evoke the feel of being both timelessly chic and of-the-moment trendy. This is one bag that’s never going to go out of style.

Hoards of celebrities carry this bag, and pair with everything from evening gowns to work out clothes:


Hillary Duff

Nicky Hilton

Britney Spears

Ashley Tisdale

Jennifer Lopez

Lindsay Lohan

Vanessa Minnillo

Kate Beckinsale

The Marc Jacobs Stam bag typically retails for over $1,000. If you want to copy this effortlessly cool style without doling out several paychecks worth of hard-earned money, opt for our version of the Stam bag: Doctor Zhivago Quilted Bag. It only costs $33.50 and comes in three gorgeous colors.

With so many bags to choose from on our site, it’s hard to know which one to pick. Each week we will spotlight a different bestselling bag to tell you about it’s attributes. This week we picked the B. Knowles Studded Luxurious Cowhide Leather Bag:

We picked this bag because it’s simple structure and quality leather make it a stand-out among other bags. We love the rows of studs that adorn the outside, which elevate this bag from simple and chic to sexy and mysterious. It’s endlessly versatile; the kind of bag you can carry anywhere and to any event. It’s perfect for a night on the town with the girls, on date night, at a fancy, formal event, and even at the office.

This bag deserves the spotlight because of its quality construction and affordability, so we are bringing you three different ways to wear this bag:

Office Rock


Black and Gold




Celebrities love their platform pumps. Platform pumps add height and sex appeal to even the dullest outfit, and they are a delightful throwback to the pin-up glamour girl days of yore.

Platform pumps have typical pump construction with an inner platform that add lift to the heel – which translates to added height for the wearer. The inner platform also adds an extra measure of comfort to the bed of the shoe, making platform pumps more comfortable than regular pumps.

Our favorite celebrity platform pump styles are:

Eva Longoria

Hayden Panettiere

Paris Hilton

Sarah Jessica Parker

Rosario Dawson

We stock a fabulous array of platform pumps in our store. Here are some of the more popular styles:

SATC Leopard Platform Pump

I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor

Monceau Platform Pump

15 Minutes of Fame Peep Toe Pump

Jackie O Classic Pump

BB Platform Pump in Black

BB Platform Pump in White

Baby Face Red Sole Pump

Wizard of Oz Platform Pump

Glamchic Denim Platform Pump

Fab Fam Fav Pump

I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor Silver

Dolce Vita Black Patent Platform Pump

With animal prints on the prowl this season, and neutral shades taking center stage, it’s a good idea to compliment these styles with pops of color. Let a bright red pair of shoes, or a turquoise handbag be the surprising accompaniment to an otherwise monochrome outfit. This is a favorite look for style seekers around the globe who want to inject a little color into their every day wardrobe. Snag some of our candy-colored accessories to complete the look. We recommend the following:

Rockingham Glam Bag in Yellow

Celebrity Bag Alex Satchel Turqoise

Celebrity Favorite Platform Pump in Red

Quilted Flap Bag in Purple

Hollywood’s Most Wanted Gauffer Bag in Pink

NY Stunning Platform in Yellow

The Next It Bag in Red

Hundred Hearts Medium Quilted Pochette in Yellow

Maggie Says Love It Shoes in Blue

Falbala Leather Drawstring Bag in Green

In the market for a trendy bag that simultaneously radiates understated elegance and maximum luxury? Look no further than our Universal Woven Flap Bag. It channels the look of Bottega Veneta’s ever-popular Cabat bag, carried by stylish celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Renee Zellweger:

Our versions come in a sophisticated matte black shade, and soft, dove, grey:

Universal Woven Flap Bag in Black

Universal Woven Flap Bag in Grey

This bag pairs well with both the “jeans and jacket” approach or with a beautiful statement dress for a night on the town. At our price of $39, why not get one in each shade?

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