Alessandro Michele Named New Gucci Creative Director

French luxury group Kering announced that it has promoted Alessandro Michele, who was head of accessories at Gucci, to the role of creative director. Michele is replacing Frida Giannini. Giannini and CEO Patrizio di Marco were asked to step down at the end of 2014. Kering’s move is based on their hope that Gucci’s brand […]

Celebrities Design Fendi Handbags to Benefit Charities

Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Rachel Feinstein, Jourdan Dunn, and Leandra Medine are teaming up with luxury handbag maker Fendi to create unique bags that will be auctioned off to benefit charities of their choice. The celebrities designed personalized versions of Fendi’s popular 3Baguette handbag and a micro-baguette. The handbags will be introduced at a cocktail […]

Dagne Dover Offers Innovative Handbag Designs

Dagne Dover, an online handbag retailer, provides busy women with bags that have separate compartments for all of the essentials. The New York-based company was founded by Melissa Mash, Deepa Gandhi, and Jessy Dover. “Dagne” is a Nordic word for “new dawn.” They wanted to create a new type of handbag to change women’s expectations. […]

Angela & Roi Handbags Support Health Charities

Angela & Roi, a company that creates classic and minimal vegan handbags, is using its sales to support several worthy causes. Angela & Roi currently sells purses and handbags in several styles and 11 colors. Each handbag has a ribbon that represents a different health-related issue, such as cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health, […]

Tiny Handbags Were Popular in 2014

2014 saw many new trends, as well as a revival of some older ones. Tiny handbags were seen in many runway shows, including Celine, Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Kate Spade, and on streets around the world. New York designer Tyler Ellis has created the Jamie frame, a tiny, structured, top-handle bag in both black […]

Royce Leather Launches High-Tech Accessories Collection

Royce Leather has launched a new line of handbags, briefcases, and wallets for men and women with technology that can scan fingerprints so that only its owner can access its contents. Technology can also track the item’s location to prevent theft of its contents or of the owner’s identity. The items were designed by Royce […]

Lee Savage Designs Luxury Clutches

Designer Lee Savage has created a line of luxury clutches inspired by 20th century Minimalist art and architecture that are being sold around the world. The pieces are made from solid brass frames, plated in metal, and lined with leather. She uses metals because they can create fine points and lines. Savage creates models of […]

Ralph Lauren Introduces Handbag with Light and Charger

Ralph Lauren, known as a classic and timeless brand, is trying to position itself as a leader in the emerging field of wearable tech. Unlike other companies making devices that are worn on the wrist, Ralph Lauren is incorporating technology in its handbags. The company recently unveiled the “Ricky bag with light.” It is based […]

Eric Petersen Creates Luxury Handbag Collection

Eric Petersen, a native of Toronto’s Scarborough suburb, has always been fascinated by flashy and shiny things, including his mother’s jewelry and handbags when he was growing up. Petersen studied goldsmithing at George Brown College and graduated in 2008. He won the Louis Frankian Jewellers Award in his last year for his exceptional use of […]

Christie’s Auctions Luxury Handbags in Hong Kong

Christie’s conducted its first live auction of over 120 luxury handbags from top designers, including Hermes, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, and Louis Vuitton, in Hong Kong on November 24. The collection of handbags is estimated to be worth nearly $1 million. The auction house hoped to draw in new buyers who have not participated in auctions […]