How to Choose the Perfect Statement Clutch

Styles change each season, but handbags are pricey, so you don’t want to have to buy a new “It” bag every year. You should invest in a clutch with a classic design that will stand the test of time and can be worn with a variety of outfits in every season. An evening clutch can […]

Kerry Washington and Dee Ocleppo Design Purse for Charity

Last week, while Pope Francis was visiting New York City, actress Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” was inside the Plaza Hotel for a very different reason. Washington, Dee Ocleppo, and Tommy Hilfiger hosted a cocktail party at the hotel to introduce the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse. The limited-edition handbag was created to […]

Yves Saint Laurent Overcomes Handbag Challenges by H&M

Luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has overcome two Community design challenges brought by retailer H&M in the European Union, which claimed that YSL’s handbags were similar to H&M’s designs. Both designs were for rectangular handbags with no visible seams on the body. One bag was dark brown, while the other was a lighter brown. […]

Jane Birkin Allows Hermes to Use Her Name on Crocodile Handbags

Actress and singer Jane Birkin asked luxury handbag maker Hermes to remove her name from its iconic Birkin Croco crocodile handbag in July after video surfaced showing mistreatment of crocodiles at a farm. Birkin says she is satisfied with steps Hermes has taken to correct the problems and has dropped her request to have her […]

Ups and Downs in the Handbag Market

The handbag market grew for several years, fueled by the rapid rise of brands such as Michael Kors. More recently, however, sales have been declining. Luxury handbag makers have been experiencing ups and downs as they struggle to stay relevant. Demand for handbags has been declining for multiple reasons. The market has become saturated with […]

Ralph Lauren Is Being Sued for Patent Infringement

Ralph Lauren Corp. is being sued in Texas federal court for patent infringement. Handbag designer Jimmy Bryan claimed in a 10-page complaint that Ralph Lauren copied the design for his wearable technology handbag that has an interior that illuminates and can charge electronic devices, such as cell phones. According to the lawsuit, Ralph Lauren allegedly […]

Fall 2015 Handbag Styles

Fall is right around the corner, and that is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with a new handbag or two. Here are some of the most popular styles that have been spotted on the Fall 2015 runways that will be making their way to stores near you. A different silhouette is trendy every […]

Leonor Handbags Win Award for Social Responsibility

The Mucura handbags from Leonor, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, are made by a team that stretches across North, Central, and South America. They were awarded an Independent Handbag Designer Award on June 17 in the category of “Most Socially Responsible Handbag.” To win the award, the handbags needed to be made in […]

Fewer Consumers Buy Luxury Handbags

With the country still recovering from the effects of the Great Recession and many millennials dealing with heavy student loan debt, women are less likely to purchase luxury handbags than they were in the past. Millennials spend their money differently than members of older generations. Younger consumers tend to have more debt and are less […]

Jane Birkin Asks Hermes to Remove Her Name from Crocodile Bags

Singer and actress Jane Birkin, the inspiration behind the exclusive handbag that bears her name, has asked luxury designer Hermes to remove her name from its iconic crocodile bags after video was released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals showing abuse of crocodiles at farms where their skins are harvested. The videos were […]