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The Best Handbags

The Best Handbags can either be practical or so expensive that all you can do is wish!

First on my wish list has always been a Birkin but seeing the one in pale beige suede that sells for over $19,000 I had to stop and think about practicality! Could you imagine owning this bag in this fabrication? I would have to carry it covered in plastic!!

I am really loving the red Gucci tote with the huge Logo embossed on the bottom. It also comes in black but there something about the red and for $2400 I say call all the attention you can get !!

The mini crossover bags look so fresh for Spring that suddenly my huge Balenciaga is looking tired! I’m liking the simple one from Phillip Lim and Victoria Beckham. Both are affordable and very clean looking. However the Louis Vuitton with all the LV has gotten my attention. And may I add that these bags never wear out!!

The Best Handbags are very personal and tell a lot about the carrier. Are you someone who changes her bag to match outfits and moods or someone like me who carries the same bag without thinking??

Would you ever spend $3800 on a bag? Well Gucci has one that looks like someone got carried away. The Dionysus Handbag is for you if you really want attention! I’m still figuring this one out!

The Best Handbags are maybe the Best for some while for others a pass. As for me I’m happy carrying an old Fendi because it’s perfect to tote my little 5 lb. puppy and I can even throw in a small mini bag! Maybe with that explanation I saved myself a lot of money!!

Crazy Accessories From Paris

Crazy Accessories From Paris were seen at the shows for Fall 2016!

First was the oversized, and I mean oversized bag or whatever you want to call it from Balenciaga. Maybe it’s okay if you’re standing but what you you do with this thing when sitting or let alone be in a car is a mystery to me!

Actually Chanel had a boot with a plaid top on it that for some reason I liked! They showed it with the matching skirt and the whole look was pretty cute! On the other hand the Mary Janes with the ankle strap in white from Madison Margiela were ridiculous looking! The black thick sole and heel plus the huge buckle were really comical! They looked like Minnie Mouse shoes!

St Laurent did stilettos with a cute bow on the heel. How you drive in these things I don’t know! But at least they weren’t junked up like the backs of the Mui Mui heels. What were they thinking??

Crazy Accessories From Paris have to include the lug soled lace up boots from Louis Vuitton. Now these shoes are certainly not Crazy but definitely not the most flattering. The shiny black leather is accented with white shoe laces! But in saying all this they will probably be a hit!!

There were many fur purses, cute small bags, pretty hair accessories that will be integrated into Fall 2016 fashion but it’s the Crazy ones that always get the attention and are on the must have list! The more I look at that shopping bag purse from Balenciaga the more practical it has become!!

Mansur Gavriel

imageMansur Gavriel is a success story that started on Instagram!

Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel created a bucket bag and now have a cult following! All this started on Instagram in 2013! The now famous bag sells for $599 and has a waiting list! Now that’s what I call a great product!

Now it was time to move on and the designers just showed their shoe collection in an actual store in New York! The collection is tight focusing on a mule, flats, sandals in a great color selection and variances in heel heights. I loved that the mules could be obtained from high to low!

As far as the actual designs, I felt that I had worn them before! Maybe from Todd’s in the nineties and Gucci! But their spin on the small platform mules were different because of the suede colors and the covered heels. When I looked at them , I saw comfort, diversity, sexiness all wrapped up in one shoe! And if the bags are not expensive, I know these will be very affordable!

Mansur Gavriel are smart designers who also know business. Start out small with a great product, keep them wanting, build your client following!

There are new bags n the line to add to the collection. I loved the circle shoulder bag in great colors for spring. My bags are so boring and practical in black and browns that I know I might just have to be one of these little numbers in my favorite orange! Forget Hermes that means guilt and a total investment… I’m going for Mansur Gavriel and definitely will have to own a pair of these mules!!