Mulberry Willow Leather Tote And Iconic Bags

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Going Back in Time

I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style. See which iconic pieces they did it with…Mulberry Willow Leather Tote

Mulberry’s Willow is the ultimate office to evening accessory – namely because it’s two in one (a work tote and an envelope clutch)! Sometimes a bag needs more flash for me to fall in love, yet here the function is what has me oohing and ahhing. Bring the tote to work, then at the end of the day, remove the front pouch with a couple of quick zips and you’re ready to play. It’s not one of those tiny, useless pouches, either – the generous size makes it a great choice even for daytime. Zipper edges give the clutch a unique look on its own, but keep in mind that you can’t carry the tote without it reattached (it would look like something’s missing). Since Kate Moss debuted the first Willow last year, it’s become available in a number of delicious hues, and I’m going with mushroom. The neutral will look great year-round, making an already versatile bag even more wearable! Going Back in Time

Psychedelic Pucci Bag
You didn’t need to take LSD in the ‘60s to have a psychedelic experience – you just needed to buy a Pucci ! Rainbow velvet bags are hard to come by these days, so for a Frugal find, try Moyna’s colorful sequined clutch.


Going Back in Time

Courrèges Mod Bag

André Courrèges helped propel the Mod trend to full-on mania with his 1964 “Space Age” collection – think bright colors, geometric shapes, and PVC mini skirts (he and Mary Quant both claim to have invented the mini!). This orange tote is an update on one of his best-selling bags from the time. For a modern take on the style, check out Furla’s rubber satchel.
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Mary Quant Flower Bag

This was the flower power generation – blossoms flourished all throughout fashion. The daisy was Mary Quant’s logo, but Betsey Johnson (herself a member of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene) is also no stranger to florals. Satisfy your inner flower child with her Having a Field Daisy bag.

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Paco Rabanne Chainmail Bag
Chainmail may not be the most sensible thing to design a bag out of, but the success of Paco Rabanne’s Le 69 – named for the year it was released – was undeniable. If it’s a little too hefty for you (in price and weight), Laura B has a Disco bag alternative with some added python for good measure.

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Fur Bags

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Is it possible to ever tire of a good animal print? Looking at the latest crop of wild cat and jungle creature motifs, I have to say no, it’s not possible! In the spectrum of patterns, the animal print is about as neutral and versatile as they come. Which is why a sassy metallic clutch or a spotty paneled tote should be a mainstay in every self-respecting Snob’s wardrobe.
 Time’s Arrow Haircalf Mini Jo Tote: With detail-oriented structure and plenty of great features (the interior has multiple organizational pockets), this tote reads more luxe than the price tag suggests. 
Tory Burch Kira Leopard-Print Calf-Hair and Leather Shoulder Bag:icon Pick up this perfectly sized flap-front shoulder style, and I dare you to not carry it at least a couple times a week. 
 Miu Miu Pony Animal-Print Shoulder Bag:icon I love a pop of unexpected feminine color this time of year, and this pale pink spin has me looking at leopard in a whole new way. 
 Tamara Mellon Dazzle Animal-Print Calf-Hair Clutch:icon Tamara’s relatively new eponymous line shines, thanks to her great sense of style. And this abstracted zebra-stripe clutch, featuring unique hardware as the handle, will shine all through the night. 
Snob Essentials Leopard-Print Tote:icon We designed our own tote to seamlessly take you from to work to play. The smart shape reads business, while the leopard panel makes for a splash of fun. 

Fur bags may not keep us warm like our coats and vests do, but there’s something special about them. Much like pumpkin spice lattes (and pumpkin anything, really), these are luxuries best enjoyed during a certain time of year – and that time is now. It’s one thing to snap a Fendi bug onto your bag on the first day of summer. It would be another to break out a full fur tote. Another tip to keep in mind? One fluffy accessory is chic. Any more than that and you chance looking like Bigfoot!
1. Foley + Corinna Trifecta Backpack with Fur (on Shopbop for $495)
2. Sharon Wauchob Fur Detail Colour Block Toteicon (on Farfetch for $612.66)
3. Saint Laurent Monogramme Fur Shoulder Bagicon (pre-order at Saks Fifth Avenue for $3,590)
4. Tory Burch Tapestry Muff Bagicon (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $795)
5. Shrimps Pablo Faux Fur Clutchicon (exclusively on NET-A-PORTER for $310)
6. Jerome Dreyfuss Fur Charly Small Shoulder Bagicon (at Barneys New York for $1,110)
7. Valentino Glam Lock Mink Fur Shoulder Bagicon (at Neiman Marcus for $5,395)
8. Loeffler Randall Fur & Leather Junior Lock Clutchicon (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $350)
9. Alexander McQueen Folded Fur Clutchicon (on Farfetch for $1,395)
10. 3.1 Phillip Lim Purple Fur Ryder Small Satchel (on Ssense for $1,250)
11. Fendi Be Baguette Calf-Hair and Fox-Fur Bagicon (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $4,279)

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How to be On-Trend with Vegan Bags

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Cruelty Free Fashion Bags

The four big Fashion Weeks in London, Milan, New York and, of course, Paris, gave us directions on what types of bags to wear this season. Down the runway, it was all about backpacks and all that is related to ‘travel-chic’, bags that match perfectly with your outfit, bags that have words and writing on them, messenger bags, brightly colored bags, bags with metallic chains, and handbags with added prints and graphics. They all look beautiful but, unfortunately, they are not very animal friendly. So here’s a list of environment and animal-friendly bags to replace them with while also keeping with the trend.

cruelty free fashion by my beauty bunny#1. Backpacks and ‘travel chic’. Yes, backpacks are a must this season. They’re fun, spacious, comfortable and full of young vibrations. This year saw the return of the hard case as well, so it’s all about traveling in style. Our favorite designers have added beautiful and creative backpacks to their collections, to make sure every fashionista out there stays trendy even in the rainiest of falls and coldest of winters.

But alternatives are numerous and you can find beautiful vegan backpacks everywhere. They can be made of the classic canvas, felt, PVC or even faux leather if you really want to go the extra mile and keep it in trend. Your choices are limitless and all you need is a bit of creativity. There are even tutorials out there on how to make your own backpack, using old jeans, if you prefer a denim one. Or you could also hit the streets with a classic canvas backpack, like the one I found on Serbags.

#2. Perfectly matched bags. There’s this old rule most of us tried to adhere to: matching your bag to your shoes or your scarf. Well, hold on tight, because this season, designers such as Valentino, Chanel, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang and Tommy Hilfiger went with creative variations on this rule. And, luckily for vegans, these variations benefit greatly. Because most of these bags, in order to match the outfit perfectly, have been made out of the same materials, such as cotton, linen, acrylic, or other non-animal materials. This is great, because it means you can wear the bags right off the runway.

#3. Bags with words. The one who started the trend this year is none other than the ever playful Moschino, with their graffiti writings on suitcases. Vivienne Westwood joined in the game quickly and added not only words, but exclamation marks to her designs, because she really felt your bag needs to make a point. The easiest way to replicate this “verbal” design is to wear nice and creative tote bags. They are fun, can be found everywhere, go with almost anything and are really cheap. So they will make for a very good addition to your closet this fall.

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#4. Messenger Bags. These ones belong to the ‘traveling trend’ which is so hot right now, along with the backpacks and the hard cases. They usually come in leather, indeed, but that’s not mandatory if you want to keep vegan. There are other options, such messenger bags made of denim, canvas, faux leather and even recycled ones, made from used coffee bean bags. If you need a bit of inspiration, the big designers sporting messenger bags on the runways this season are Misha Nonoo, Emilio Pucci, Chanel & Sass and Bide.

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#5. Brightly colored bags. The runways were filled with them this season, because the trend is all about color and having fun. We are naturally drawn to the beautiful colors, and Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Valentino made sure we got what we came for. Most of them were leather and some were fur, so we’ll need to find vegan-friendly replacements. Luckily, it’s not difficult. We just need to find some boldly colored, mostly orange, because that was the color of choice on the catwalks, small handbags. Matt and Nat fit the description perfectly with this bright and beautiful faux leather handbag that looks good enough to eat.

#6. Metallic chains. Another element heavily present on this season’s runways were metallic chains attached to handbags. Like I previously mentioned, it’s all about having fun this autumn and adding some metal detailing to cookie handbags is one of the best ways to go. Metal chains have always looked good against the skin and that is one of the reasons they’re still in use today. There’s also a sense of glamour and luxury about them because they remind one of precious metal jewelry. And this is exactly what houses like Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Elie Saab, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren and the list could go on, have banked on. Yes, it’s a big trend and the list is actually so long it seems like everyone sported at least one bag with metallic chains on it.

Matt and Nat Cork Ohara Bag

#7. Handbags with added prints and graphics. And I’m talking crazy, crazy prints, images, logos or even handbags shaped like different ordinary objects. We need to return to funky Moschino for an example and we can pick their boom box purse, with graffiti on it. However, if you want to keep vegan and also, if you’re not keen on carrying an ’80s boom box with you around town, but you still want to keep it funky, here are some other purses you might find interesting. There’s the small cassette player bag, instead of the big boom box. This might be the perfect replacement, actually. It’s virtually the same thing, but on a smaller scale and animal friendly. We also have the pepperoni pizza slice and the turquoise telephone shaped one, both perfect for dates.

The runway was filled with fund and funky bags this year, but unfortunately (and as usual) few were vegan. But all that is needed to beat the leather and fur trend is a bit of creativity and a lot of research.

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When she’s not working on her fashion degree, Dana Hughes is going on long walks, taking photos of any small and beautiful detail that captures city life. She’s a complete science-fiction addict and has a Chihuahua named Red and a superbly indifferent cat called, ironically, Kiss.

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Not All Hermès Bags are Birkins: A Primer

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Prada Fall Runway Bags

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New Gucci Replica Bags: Best Designs And Common Flaws You Should Avoid

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But as it happens with fake bags online in general, you need to be extra careful especially since these are new models and you probably haven’t really got the chance to study them thoroughly. This is why I decided to select some of the Gucci replica bags I’ve found online and point out the flaws you should avoid in these new Gucci styles.

Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme bag with hand-embroidered appliqués depicting a mouth and lightening bolts

GUCCI Dionysus Gg Supreme Embroidered Bag With Sequins

I recently posted this picture on my Facebook profile and asked my friends if they liked or disliked the bag. This is the kind of bag you either love or you hate. Some loved it because it’s so unique and extravagant, others thought it was too flashy or too trendy. But no matter on which side you are on, you have to admit this bag takes a lot of work to make and is very difficult to copy. So if you really want a replica of this bag, then don’t expect it to be 100% like the real deal.

Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme Canvas Embroidered Queen Bee

Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme Bee Detail

Even though I love most of their new designs, I’m not a fan of all these new Gucci bags. And I’m talking about some of the Gucci Dionysus bags in particular. Take this one with the big embroidered queen bee for example. I just don’t get it, it’s not visually appealing and I would never buy it. But even so, I get that it’s one of those unique-looking Gucci replica bags that some would actually enjoy wearing.

New Gucci Replica Bags 2016 Common Flaws

It’s important to keep in mind that most of the Gucci Dionysus Fall 2015 and Gucci spring/summer 2016 bags are very detailed, which makes it pretty difficult to find the perfect Gucci replica bags. Sequins, embroidery, beads, crocodile leather, suede, funky prints, they’ve covered everything! So you need to pay close attention to all these details if you want to find a great replica.

It seems that the Gucci Arabesque canvas was particularly tricky for replica makers. The details are beautiful and they show great craftsmanship. This is why it’s also really difficult to copy and get right, which explains why many of the Gucci replica handbags you’ll find online are not good.

As you can see, in the authentic Gucci, the Arabesque print is made of leather that is beautifully cut and sewn onto the GG supreme canvas, not printed on it, not glued!

Gucci Dionysus Arabesque Canvas

Authentic Gucci Arabesque Motif

And here’s an example of a fake Gucci bag with the Arabesque print done wrong:

Gucci Replica Bags Dionysus Arabesque Canvas

Gucci Replica Bags Arabesque Detail Is Wrong

But this is just an example, you will find Gucci replica bags like this on many replica sites, even the best ones.

Extra tip: the authentic Gucci Padlock bags were not made in this Arabesque print, just replicas.

Or look at this other replica Gucci Dionysus bag. Can you tell what’s wrong? Well, the original was made with suede trims in different colors but never in this particular one.

Replica Gucci Dionysus Bag With Suede Trims

Replica Gucci Dionysus Bag – Suede Color Is Wrong

I’ve also noticed that not even the best replica sites got the Gucci replica bags in the Tian print right so far. So I would suggest to give them a bit more time if you don’t want to carry an obvious fake.

But I absolutely love the way they reintroduced the classic web detail or bamboo handle in such a modern manner!

Gucci Dionysus Bag Bamboo Handle

Gucci Spring Summer 2016 Bag With Web Detail And Bamboo Handles

I have to say that I really love some of these new designer replica handbags Gucci has released in the past few months. And I absolutely love how they reinvented the canvas and reintroduced the classic web detail and bamboo handle! Sure, a classic like the fake Gucci duffle bag will never get old but it was about time they came up with some new classics!

Just be careful, cheap is sometimes too cheap. This fake Gucci duffle bag for example is really bad. Everything from the canvas to the lining or tags is wrong. You really don’t want your fake Gucci travel bag to look this way.

Fake Gucci Duffle Bag Flaws

How A Cheap Fake Gucci Duffle Bag Looks Like

Fake Gucci Duffle Bag Wrong Interior

Fake Gucci Duffle Bag Inside Tag and Lining

Still, if you’re looking for cheap Gucci luggage, just let me know and I’ll point out some good replica sites with good prices and good quality.

If you are trying to check the Gucci authenticity, you can start your research with the official Gucci site. They have big images that will prove very helpful in the process. Take this Gucci Signature Padlock shoulder bag for example. Once you compare these photos of the replica with the photos of the authentic, you’ll easily notice the differences. Maybe it’s not just as easy with Gucci replica bags, but it still helps.

Gucci Signature Padlock Shoulder Bag Red

Real Gucci Signature Padlock Shoulder Bag Red

Fake Gucci Signature Padlock Shoulder Bag Flaws

Fake Gucci Signature Padlock Shoulder Bag Is Different From The Original

What do you think about the new Gucci replica bags? Do you think they have staying power or find them too trendy?

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