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Trend Finder: Backpacks

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Backpacks are looking clean and modern for the warmer months.  With a “grown-up” appeal, sophisticated and refined leathers are used on sleeker silhouettes.  Look to polished metals, stylish tassels and novelty drawstrings for a fresh and current feel. Where to Find Backpacks (Sponsored):    Sole Society Vegan leather backpack with …

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Finally: 2014 IHDA Annual Handbag Award Winners Revealed!

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New York—For those in handbags—especially emerging designers/brands—it’s the most anticipated event of the year. On Wednesday, the winners of the 2014 Eighth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) were revealed at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. Sponsored by Handbag Designer101, the IHDA presents named in eight categories. John Edwards …

Layered!

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LOCATION: West Village, NYC Sweatshirt & Tank: ℅ American Eagle Outfitters, Vest: Vans, Tights: ℅ Threads 4 Thought, Bag: ℅ Botkier, Necklaces: ℅ Gerard Yosca, Cuff: ℅ Stella & Dot, Booties: ℅ Frye Boots Layer up, Lovelies! Temps in NYC are dipping and that’s … Continue reading

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Trend Finder: Mirror Metallic Leathers

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Mirror metallic leathers add a reflective glamour to accessories whether in rich gold, shiny silver or hologram,. Who doesn’t want to shine? Where to Find Mirror Metallic Leathers (Sponsored): Botkier Rose gold mirror metallic leather wallet Style Name/Number: Valentina Continental Wallet/13R14237-SG SRP: $195 212-343-2782 www.botkier.com Fabiola Pedrazzini Evening clutch w/ detachable gold …

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Item of the Day

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With menswear such a strong influence on women’s fashion, it’s about time that men’s accessories started influencing women’s accessories. Botkier took the man’s money clip and incorporated it as a main design element into its fall line of handbags. Aptly called the Brinks (after those armored Brink’s trucks that safely …

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Botkier and Baldessari Create Artist Collaboration

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New York–Handbag designers and artists are continuing their love affair (who can forget the unlikely yet fascinating coupling of Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton?). Now, to mark its 35th birthday, the Independent Curator’s International (ICI) brought together world-renowned artist John Baldessari and contemporary handbag designer Monica Botkier to create a …