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 […]

Michael Kors Sues Landlord over Fake Handbags

Designers of luxury fashion and accessories have long struggled to prevent the sale of counterfeit merchandise from small shops and street vendors. Shops near Canal Street in New York City are famous for selling knockoffs of designer goods, such as handbags, watches, and other accessories. Michael Kors is trying a new tactic to put those […]

Micro Handbags Are a Growing Trend

Fashion designers tend to embrace extremes. Years ago, bags were enormous, but things have swung back in the opposite direction. A new trend is the micro handbag that is barely large enough to fit a cell phone, wallet, and lipstick. Some women carry micro bags as accessories to complement other, larger handbags. Handbag designers are […]

Building Block Is an Alternative to the ‘It’ Bag

Sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu have been cited as part of the anti-“It” bag movement, but they resist labeling their handbags as “minimalist.” They try to produce bags that are wanted, needed, and serve a purpose. They focus on ergonomics and usability, rather than creating bags that will sell well for a limited period of […]

How to Spot a Fake Handbag

People who buy luxury handbags spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars for original designs and quality materials and craftsmanship. However, the internet, street vendors, flea markets, and other places are full of cheaper counterfeits, and many people will take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Here are some tips on how to tell if the handbag […]

Proenza Schouler Plans to Focus on Handbags

Proenza Schouler recently sold a minority stake to private equity firm Castanea Partners and hired new interim chief executive officer Ronald L. Frasch. Castanea and other Proenza Schouler executives are searching for a permanent CEO. Frasch said the company needs to manage its expenses better. While Proenza Schouler plans to expand in several areas, the […]