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Inspired by both modern and Renaissance art, Savette is the brainchild of designer Amy Zurek.
These sleek pieces are handcrafted using traditional leatherwork techniques in an atelier outside of Florence making them a fine and timeless investment.
What do your first 30 mins of the day look like, your morning routine?
In our industry, every day is different, but I try to carve out time for myself every morning before diving into work. Whether it s going for a walk to the park with my dog, sitting down for breakfast with my husband, or sometimes just lying in bed for an extra 30 minutes.
How long has Savette been in the making and what was the final catalyst for you to launch the brand?
Savette has been over a year in the making. My background is in design and development, so the myriad other elements of the business were still a big question mark. I started to develop the bags back in 2019, and I wasn t really sure where the project would lead. I got the samples made, and I got what seemed to be an authentically positive reaction yet then the pandemic hit and I put everything on pause. Obviously, handbags are a product we only need outside the home. In fact, they re essentially a way of bringing a little bit of the comfort of home with you wherever you go, so if you re not going anywhere, ipso facto no handbags needed.
A few months into quarantine, I started to feel that women were looking for products to be excited about and covet, ways of connecting to the world they missed, even if they weren t able to put them to use yet. As with so many things, they didn t want to return to the same traditional wasteful trend-driven consumption but were look- ing for fresh improved takes on how to add to their wardrobes, which presented a perfect opportunity to launch Savette.
For decades, consumers have sought the hottest and trendiest apparel items to show off their tastes to the world, and as the metaverse continues to increase in prominence, brands are betting those fashion preferences will transfer to virtual personas even when no physical items are attached.
In Nikeland, Nike s virtual world inside of Roblox, for example, users can wear Air Force 1 and Nike Blazer sneakers, as well as other apparel. The athletic apparel giant has a showroom dedicated to hawking this virtual merchandise, not unlike the Nike stores that thousands of real-world shoppers frequent regularly.
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And by certain metrics, this virtual merchandise is in high demand. In May, for example, a virtual Gucci bag originally sold for less than $6 began being resold for astronomically higher prices, at one point reaching as high as $4,115. The average price for the purse eventually ended up at $1,578, slightly more than a physical Gucci bag.
To be sure, the Gucci event where this bag was debuted, the Gucci Garden Experience, was originally derided by users for not making all of the items free, but the fact that the items were only sold during specific windows of time helped to create the scarcity and demand that retailers of physical items rely on every day.
Welcome to Look of the Day, where we comb through every celebrity outfit from the past 24 hours and feature the single most conversation-worthy ensemble. Love it, leave it, or shop the whole thing below.Jennifer Aniston sightings are rare, and Jennifer Aniston sightings featuring Fiji water are rarer. She likely influenced you to buy some Smartwater at some point during her 12-year spokesperson tenure, meaning this water bottle choice was an accessory switch-up that was a decade in the making. But that's not the part of her '90s-esque outfit we're here to talk about.
Like all of Los Angeles, Aniston took advantage of the under-70 temperatures this week and put together her best fall 'fit. Water bottle aside, the centerpiece of her outfit was no doubt the new bamboo handle Gucci bag named after Princess Diana, which costs $3,300. The bag was recently reimagined by Alessandro Michele, some 20 years after it became known as the style icon's favorite.
Aniston's use of the bag further proves that Hollywood's purse preferences are trending practical see Katie Holmes with her bucket bags and Amal Clooney with her oversized satchels as further proof. The Gucci Diana bag is a structured tote built to hold anything and go with everything, and Sienna Miller, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Elle Fanning have also been spotted with the modern Diana recently. While the bag is a worthy investment, there are thankfully plenty of large top-handle bags on Nordstrom for as little as $60 that give off a similar vibe.Aniston styled the new It bag with a simple black turtleneck from her go-to brand, Vince (it's currently $150 at Nordstrom right now), a pair of light-wash flare jeans that Victoria Beckham would likely snap up, and pointed black booties, perhaps acknowledging the popularity of cowboy boots. Shop structured tote bags and pointed-toe boots at Nordstrom below, and hit the grocery store for a Fiji to complete the outfit.
The history of Dior handbags is as long and beautiful as that of the house. Shortly after creating his Corolle line in 1947, Christian Dior offered bags in the colifichets boutique. As a reminder, here is a brief chronology: the Dior house was founded on the famous avenue Montaigne in 1946, and the New Look collection was presented in 1947, forever changing the world of fashion. To say that the world fell in love with Christian Dior after this show is an understatement. In 1949, the house of Dior alone represents nearly seventy-five percent of French haute couture exports, knowing that French haute couture has become the third largest French export industry (after wines and perfumes). Budding Miss Dior were born around the world , eager to resemble the illustrations produced by Ren\u00e9 Gruau for the brand.
Initially specializing in haute couture, Christian Dior began to diversify from 1950. There was first the perfume, baptized Miss Dior in homage to his sister Catherine , then a line of shoes in 1953. The women could then put on elegant shoes, made exclusively by Roger Vivier, adorned with floral patterns and textiles borrowed from cocktail dresses (and, of course, matched to the rest of the outfit). Not doing leather goods at the time, the house delegated the manufacture of its bags to other artisans. The Costume Institute archives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have several bags dating back to the early 1950s with the interior stamped \u201cMiss Dior\u201d - one of the Dior side lines , certainly produced under license.
But the cult of Dior handbags as we know it today - with the Lady Dior , the Saddle and the Dior Book Tote - goes back to Marc Bohan , the second designer to take the reins of the house, after the death. premature of Christian Dior of a heart attack in 1957. A certain Yves Saint Laurent had first succeeded him, after which Marc Bohan took up the torch at the end of the 1960s. In 1967, Marc Bohan created the monogram of \u201c Oblique canvas \u201d: a superposition of the four letters of Diorin italics, forming a diagonal line. It took two years before the logo was presented to the rest of the world: with look 42 from the spring 1969 collection, where a decidedly modern model wore a woolen coat, large sunglasses, and an ornate rectangular shoulder bag. of the monogram which was to become iconic. Since then, John Galliano has covered every room imaginable with Oblique canvas, from micro-bikinis to his signature Saddle bags , and Dior's current artistic director - Maria Grazia Chiuri - has generously affixed it to handbags in various sizes. and in various sizes. The history of Dior bagscannot be complete without citing the style made famous by the most royal of Miss Dior - Lady Di , in whose honor Dior named the bag Lady Dior .Since the rustle of the New Look skirt resonated around the world in 1947, the house of Dior has given us much to discuss. We take a look back at the house's most famous handbags.
The most sustainable way to shop this holiday season is of course to hit up vintage and resale shops. Odds are, everything you could ever want or dream of has already been made and is currently recirculating you just need to know where to look.
Not only is it better for the environment, the prices are, in many cases, far below retail. With all of the major shops updating their sites weekly, certifying authenticity, and running lots of holiday promotions, you can score some seriously covetable pieces. We've curated a few of our favorites at every price point, but don't wait they go fast!
Sweatsuits have always made history from letting you lounge in style and comfort to helping you jet off on a sweet escape, call it your best and cosy bud for days. You may have pushed this away from your life these days but what could ever layer you up better when it's too cold weather? You know not everything is as promising as it looks but this one s a fire we mean a sure-fire in the winter.
Turn on that sweatsuit mode and put yourself in the super-hot state of mind just like Alia Bhatt. The 28-year-old star returned to Mumbai on Saturday dressed in a black co-ord set. She went monochrome in a black Alexander Wang velvet sweatshirt and track pants. The crew neck outfit bore a logo detail that was embellished with mini crystals. The Rs. 57,468.69 number also entailed ribbed cuffs and hem. Alia teamed it with Rs. 53,007.99 matching track pants that featured two pockets, a waistband, and cuffs made with elastic.
The Kalank actress accessorised her travel look with the Gucci 100 red tote bag that costs approximately Rs 1.69 lakh. The Hibiscus bag had lyrics of the song, \u201cYou got Good Taste\u201d printed on it in black. Alia went all simple with her sleek hair left free and had her eyes done with kohl. Hoop earrings, a black mask, and white sneakers put the final chic touch.
Alia Bhatt has always known how to make headlines. Be it for her fashionable looks, statements or love life. The 28-year-old actress also has an enviable collection of handbags and accessories that she often sports while heading out and when she's dressed down. Yesterday, Alia was papped at the Mumbai airport and showed off her latest addition to her handbag collection.
The Brahmastra actress sported an all-white desi look at the airport. It featured a simple off-white white kurta with a white lace hem, paired with matching palazzo pants. A pristine clean white mismatched dupatta thrown over her shoulder and a pair of heel juttis completed the diva's look. A pair of elegant silver jhumkis and a bright red tote bag accessorised this airport look well.
Alia's bright red tote bag commanded attention almost instantly. The Gucci 100 large tote bag made for the perfect choice to throw her essentials into. Crafted from red felt, the Hibiscus red bag is a piece from the brand that pays homage to Gucci establishing itself as "One of the most influential fashion houses", according to the brand's website. The bag, priced at 1980 Euros which roughly converts to Rs 1.69 lakh, features the lyrics of the song, You got Good Taste by I. Rorschach and L. Interior. The lyrics read, This one's dedicated to all you Gucci bag Gucci carriers out there it's called you got good taste.
'Prada! In the middle of nowhere?'
So remarks Marge Simpson in an episode of The Simpsons that made a real-life but fake Prada store in Texas even more irresistible as a photo-op pitstop, following a serious boost in its allure by Beyonce, who posted a picture of herself jumping in front of it to Instagram.
The bizarre 'Prada store' sits by the road in the middle of the West Texas desert and contains genuine items from the 2005 Prada collection, including 20 pairs of heels and six handbags. But you can't buy them.
The store - called Prada Marfa after the nearby town of Marfa in the Chihuahuan desert (although it's technically in Valentine) - is actually a permanent art installation, built in 2005 by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, two Scandinavian artists based in Berlin.
The Art Production Fund (APF) and Ballroom Marfa, a centre of contemporary art and culture, helped finance the project, while head designer of Prada, Miuccia Prada, handpicked the merchandise for the store's interior.
She also gave permission to Elmgreen and Dragset to use the Prada logo.
It was originally built as a protest against the high-priced commercialism that was gentrifying U.S. cities in the 1990s. The artwork was to disappear over time and erode into the landscape before anyone could even notice it.
However, rather than fading away, the fake Prada store has been a runaway success.
HotBoyWes, Big Scarr, and BiC Fizzle reportedly backed out after students protested poor living conditions including mold, rats, and roaches.
No matter how prestigious or what the reputation of a college may be, students will find something to complain about when it comes to housing. However, students at Howard University say that conditions at the historically Black college are so severe that they had no other choice than to kick off a full-fledged protest.
According to reports, Howard students allege that the university has not attended to various grievances that include complaints of mold, rats, and roaches in the dormitories. As Howard prepares for their coveted homecoming weekend festivities, music artists are said to be protesting in solidarity.
Several of Gucci Manes 1017 artists were scheduled to take to the homecoming stage but when they learned of Howard s protest, they decided to stand down. HotBoyWes, Big Scarr, and BiC Fizzle agreed they would support the students quest for better living conditions.
Simply put, we hear you and we continue to welcome your viewpoints on all matters pertaining to Howard, the university s board of trustees reportedly said in a statement. The goal is to cultivate spaces for us to listen and discuss prominent issues on students minds.
Protesters have reportedly been met with threats from the police as well as Howard officials who told them that if this continues, they may be expelled. Some have complained that they are being denied food on campus as officials have locked them out of their facilities.
Bollywood actress and dancer, Nora Fatehi has been seen flaunting her expensive bag collection that can make a hole in your pocket. Check it out!
The Dilbar girl, Nora Fatehi, rose to fame in Bollywood as an actress after her participation in Bigg Boss 9. Her dancing skills in the item songs deserve special mention. Recently, Nora was featured in the movie Bhuj: The Pride of India. From 'Manohari' of Baahubali to 'Saki Saki' of Batla House to the latest music videos, she has always sizzled the dance floor, but, apart from that, her taste in fashion is quite classy.
Whenever Nora had stepped out to catch a flight or attend reality shows or award programs, she had always looked picture-ready. Many times she has dazzled in sarees and rocked western outfits like a queen. But what always had caught our attention was her bag collection. Regardless of what you are wearing, an outfit looks incomplete without a bag. Here are 10 times when Nora flaunted her expensive collections of bags and wooed us with her arm candies. Let's take a sneak peek into her closet of bags!
Nora has been seen many times carrying this tote bag around Mumbai. This Louis Vuitton On My Side black top handle bag cost a fortune. It comes with a price tag of USD 4,200, which in the Indian currency would be Rs. 3,08,189. Recently Nora was papped wearing a white pantsuit with subtle makeup and no accessory at all, except her Louis Vuitton Tote bag.
Its an impressive feat for any designer to court a fan base as varied as HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo and Selena Gomez, but for Aspinal of Londons creative director, Mariya Dykalo, it doesnt come as a surprise. Fans of Aspinal share a sense of sophistication and an eye for timeless, elegant designs, she tells Harpers BAZAAR UK. The women who carry our handbags make decisions that they know will last beyond a single season. In a fashion climate where the lifespan of trends seems ever shorter and the speed and ubiquity of fast fashion more breakneck than ever, Aspinals timeless ethos is one that is finding a loyal and growing audience. In todays world, its so important to buy less but buy better, Dykalo insists. Customers dont want to make a purchase that will go out of fashion in a year or less.
It was for this reason that Dykalo and the Aspinal team decided to revisit the brands heritage for the new season, crafting a collection that reworks its iconic Mayfair line in new sizes, colours, and finishes. The boxy shape complete with a chic top handle and practical cross body strap combined with the croc print finish and gold hardware details has made the Mayfair a consistent bestseller since its inception. Gomez wore a white iteration with a leggy, all black ensemble while out in New York City, while The Duchess of Cambridge owns multiple versions, including classic black, soft taupe, and burgundy. Its one of our most versatile silhouettes, says Dykalo. It strikes the perfect balance between an everyday crossbody, and an elegant evening bag.
For the new collection dubbed Mayfair Mania Dykalo and her design team reworked the classic style with five new limited edition metallic finishes, which are available exclusively online. The perfect update for the impending party season, the shades include bronze, blue and rose gold, all finished with the brands signature quilted chain strap. I was thinking a lot about how to innovate this style through new colours while still retaining the core beauty of the bag, and metallics were an intuitive direction, says Dykalo. We wanted to create an explosion of opulence and glamour something unexpected, wondrous and desirable.
The team also experimented with size, re releasing the Midi, Mini and Clutch styles in a classic palette of midnight blue, mocha, ivory and black, but also introducing a brand new Nano shape into the fold. Adorable and micro, the petite Nano is only big enough to house a credit card, a lipstick and your house key but what else does one need for a glam night on the town these days? As the fashion world embraces the fabulous frivolity of a return to the Roaring Twenties, pragmatism and sensibility are suddenly on the outs and joy making for its own sake is back on the menu. On that front, there are few pieces that scream fun for the sake of fun, such as a nano sized metallic blue handbag, particularly one that can be clipped onto its larger, more sensible siblings as an adorable bag charm for an elevated 9 5 look.
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To appreciate the history of Chanel handbags, one has to start with the origins of the purse itself. For the society ladies of Western Europe in the 18th century, bags were effectively pockets, detached from garments and worn around the waist with a band beneath layers of skirt. By the end of the century, however, narrow neo classical silhouettes could no longer camouflage a pocket, so it became a visible purse: a pochette with looped handles. This went on for about a century and a half before Gabrielle Chanel came along and thought, Cant a girl get something hands free? And thus, the chain strapped crossbody bag came into fashion.
In 1909 the House of Chanel was born, founded by the elegant yet swashbuckling Gabrielle Coco Chanel. Though shes best known for her nubby bouclé jackets, she started off making accessories hats, to be exact at a millinery shop on Pariss Rue Cambon. As it so famously goes, her Catholic orphanage upbringing instilled in her a unique appreciation for the austerity of the ecclesiastical garb of nuns. (Her rearing with the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Aubazine, France, stopped short, however: Its believed that Gabrielles frequent dalliances with aristo men introduced her to jersey fabric, then a textile for mens undergarments.)
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Online e tailer extends its Second Life platform to the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
Online fashion retailer Farfetch has launched its Second Life service in the Middle East, allowing consumers to trade in their pre loved designer handbags, in exchange for credit that can be used towards purchases on the site.
Following a successful launch in Europe and the United States, Second Life is being rolled out in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The initiative is being run in association with The Luxury Closet.
Customers can submit information and photographs of their bags online. These will be reviewed and a proposed price will be sent back within two working days. If the price is accepted, the bag is sent off for verification, free of charge. Once verification is complete, Farfetch will credit the customer with the agreed value, which can be used to purchase new items on Farfetch.com.
The luxury fashion industry is increasingly aligning with sustainable fashion, says Giorgio Belloli, Farfetch s chief commercial and sustainability officer.
Like the online luxury market, the pre owned luxury market is growing rapidly and is forecast to reach $64 billion within the next five years. After the successful launch of the Farfetch Second Life pilot programme in the European market last year, and in the United States, we are excited to bring this service to our consumers in the Middle East.
Extending the useful life of fashion items is absolutely critical to the sustainability of the industry. Enabling services, such as Farfetch Second Life, that make it easy for customers to do this, also offers an attractive opportunity to engage luxury consumers to shop with Farfetch. We re thrilled to scale this model globally and are looking forward to expanding the categories consumers can give a second life to, Belloli adds.
The service is part of Positively Farfetch, the company s mission to contribute to a more positive and sustainable fashion ecosystem.
As part of this mission, the brand offers a wide selection of conscious products, produced with positive environmental and social considerations in mind, and has launched the Donate service, which allows consumers in Europe and the US to make donations to charitable causes and receive Farfetch credit in return.
A Fashion Footprint Tool will help consumers easily identify and understand the environmental impact of their wardrobe choices, while the Farfetch Fix service enables consumers worldwide to repair and restore their luxury items, helping to expand their lifespan and reduce the number of items that end up in landfill.
When it comes to investment pieces, you have to be super strategic. If you re dropping hundreds of dollars on an accessory, it better be high quality, versatile, and durable. And unlike designer shoes, which inevitably experience wear and tear, or sunglasses, which are easily scratched or lost, luxe handbags stand the test of time. BIPOC owned brand Senreve is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most reliable luxury handbag brands out there, thanks to the stars toting them around Hollywood on repeat.
We re not just talking about one A lister carrying a Senreve purse several times over the span of a few months no, celebs like Anna Kendrick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Selma Blair, and Jessica Alba have been spotted with the bags in hand for years, proving that they aren t just a flash in the pan fad. Kristen Bell, one of Senreve s most loyal famous fans, often steps out wearing the Aria Belt Bag, like she did just today. The Good Place star shared an elevator mirror pic to Instagram with the purse strapped around her waist (while wearing a stunning green leather suit, BTW.)
Buy It! Senreve Aria Belt Bag in Noir Vegan Leather, $495, senreve.com
Bell is sporting the Aria Belt Bag in the noir shade of vegan leather, which is scratch, stain, and water resistant. With a removable leather strap, this versatile purse can be worn as a crossbody, clutch, sling bag, or belt bag (aka, an upgraded fanny pack.) The popular Senreve handbag comes in a wide variety of colors in six different leather finishes, ranging from embossed to pebbled, all handcrafted in Italy.
Unlike traditional fanny packs, the Aria Belt Bag can fit everything you need on the daily: your cell phone (up to an iPhone 8 Plus), wallet, chapstick, headphones, hand sanitizer, a face mask, and more. Plus, an exterior slip pocket under the front flap provides easy access to essentials, like your ID or metro card. Easily elevate the handbag by swapping the leather strap with Senreve s beveled chain or statement shoulder strap.
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We re not going to lie: Senreve handbags do cost a pretty penny, but with luxurious materials, smart design, and high quality craftsmanship, they re worth the investment. Plus, this weekend only, Senreve is offering a free gift with any purchase over $300 which is an expected price point for most of the brand s pieces, anyway. Snag a stylish face mask ($65) when you spend over $300, a star charm ($85) for any purchase over $500, and a carte folio (aka, a mini wallet that costs $175) when you spend $700.