Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Macaroon Colors: GUCCI Emily Shoulder Bag

Price: $1,090.00
Where to Buy: gucci.com

Monday, December 12, 2011

More Bags in Macaroon Colors: Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Satchel

Price: $1,995.00

Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ralph Lauren Collection Bedford Bag: Edgy-At-Heart

Price: $1,995.00

Where to Buy: Polo Stores,

Who Carries it: Angelina Jolie,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopeida's Comment: Hard-Shell bags seem less popular now-a-days. Ladies seem to like a touch of softer looks for handbags. Is there a saying that clothes are what you want to be and the bags are who you really are?

Bagopedia thinks this bag is really edge as the lines are not soft. It looks more like a doctor's bag or a briefcase to me even though you can't doubt it is a really beautiful bag. I also think Angelina Jolie carries this bag as a product placement or real her choice:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Judith Leiber Macaroon Pillbox: Pills taste better

Price: $495.00 each

Where to Buy: judithleiber.com

Bagopedia's Rating: 5 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: This is the third straight post entry Bagopedia did to mention Macaroon. Does this sound like I have an issue here?

I found these Judith Leiber on New York Times and can't wait to share with you. You can own a piece of Judith Leiber without spending a fortune. Add some Bling with delicious touch to your bags.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miu Miu Grained Leather Tote $1,295.00

Chloe Color-Block Leather Envelop Clutch, $450.00

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bob's Memphis Two-Tone Leather Tote, $530.00

More bags in Macaroon Colors

All bags: Net-A-Porter,

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2012 SS Colors: Macaroons

Bagopedia can't stop looking at this Reed Krakoff Boxer and, worse, Christmas is coming. I have been admiring the RK Boxer bag but haven't had one yet. This color combination is the best yet so far. Not only does it look delicious but also feels great. The price is amazing for such a beautiful bag.

Bag: Reed Krakoff Boxer, $990.00, reedkrakoff.com

Some stores start to shelf SS 2012 bags and accessories. Bagopedia notices that color trends are, I call, Marcaroons!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Valentino Demetra Leather-Lace Bag: Feminism is priceless

Price: $2,875.00

Where to Buy: Bergdorf Goodman,

Who Carries it: Blake Lively,

Bagopeida's Rating: 3.5 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Women can't be born in a better time. Woman can dress freely even though Bagopedia doesn't agree some teenagers the way they dress. Welcome to year 2011. You can dress like a lady, a man, or anything in between.

Bagopedia doesn't think the Valentino bags are taking us back to the 60's. I think they are just telling you it's ok to be yourself. Personally, I will carry this bag with more boyfriend look clothes, like suits, pants, and jackets.

See how Blake Lively carries it:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Alexander Wang Jane Shoulder Bag: Interesting...

Price: $780.00

Where to Buy: Barney's New York,

Who Carries it: Rosie Huntington-whiteley

Bagopedia's Rating: 1 Bag (Out of 5)

Bagopeia's Comment: Bagopedia is still working hard to find the attraction of Alexander Wang's bags. I don't know why a lot of celebrities and models love them. By this far, Bagopedia only finds one- The Kirsten tote is worth purchasing.

Again, this Jane Shoulder Bag makes me speechless. The only word I can say is: Interesting...

See how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Carries it:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

LANVIN Miss Sartorial Suede Tote: Effortlessly Stylish

Price: $1,390.00

Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,

Who Carries it: LeAnn Rimes,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: What can you expect more than this beautiful tote? Beautiful suede in blackcurrant (rich dark purple) with leather handles. Gold hardware on the extended handle parts and long design to make the bag current. Just a perfect bag for winter time. Bagopedia thinks of my Hunter boots, tights jeans, Moncler Coats, and a white or black sweater...

See how LeAnn Rimes carries this tote:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Simon Camille Small Carpet Bag: Modern design with antique elements

Price: $895.00

Where to Buy: simoncamille.com

Who Carries it: Heidi Klum,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Antique textile queen Simone Camille has made a way through the rough economy. The new collection mixes antique carpet, exposed stitch, rough leather, and antique silver buttons. The carpet bag idea isn't new but it is new to reuse existing carpet for bags. The bag itself is modern enough to overcome the antique elements.

Bagopedia loves how Heidi Klum carries this bag:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tory Burch 797 Clutch: Catch the deal

Price: $297.50 (Was $425.00)

Where to Buy: Tory Burch Stores,

Who Carries it: Catherine Zeta-Jones,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Don't you agree that a bag looks different depending on how the bag and other accessories are put together? Bagopdia loves how this clutch shows on Catherine Zeta-Jones. I am sold for the whole look! Not to mention this clutch is on a huge sale. It is quite a good deal.

Monday, November 14, 2011

First Look: Salvatore Ferragamo 2012 Resort Collection

The winter has yet officially started. Stars in Hollywood have been carrying 2012 Resort Collection. Bagopedia saw this Ferragamo Hobo and can't wait to post it.

Sara Jessica Parker Alessandra Ambrosio, and Jessica Alba have been carrying it:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Givenchy Antigona Tote: Not Givenchy Enough

Price: $1,280.00

Where to Buy: Barney's New York (Pre-Order)

Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Personally, Bagopedia would take Givenchy EVERYTHING! However, I find this Antigona Tote not Givenchy enough! There is some room to work on around the handle areas or edges of the bag.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Salvatore Ferregamo 2011-12 FW Clutch: No Snakeskin showing

Price: $1,950.00

Where to Buy: Ferragamo Stores,

Who Carries it: Khloe Kardashian,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: If you are a huge fan of Ferragamo, you will recognize the 2011-12 FW black and white pattern. Bagopedia loves the pattern. I think the pattern is understatedly elegant. The clutch will work better with a dress that has a solid color. I am not a huge fan with patterned dresses.

The pattern is printed on python. You know python makes such a big deal in California now. Nobody will notice that this is a python clutch, just isn't legal to trade in California. However, it is legal to own it.

See how Khloe Kardashian carries it:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tory Burch 797 Satchel: Bagopedia's recent purchase

Price: $625.00

Where to Buy: Tory Burch Stores

Who Carries it: Beyonce,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: First of all, sorry about the delay since my last entry. Second, thank you for visiting this blog during my absence. Bagopedia hopes you found something useful from here.

Check out this Tory Burch 797 Satchel: in beautiful rich navy blue suede with the same color leather trim plus gold tone hardware. Isn't it a dream or what? The strap is in lobster clasp closures which is easy to remove. The satchel itself is an elegant yet edgy piece. It goes well with winter clothes. The price tag is fair. You know it is hard to find a nice bag under $1,000 now-a-days.

See how Beyonce carries this satchel in embossed crocodile:

Friday, October 14, 2011

Donatienne Barbie Tote: Practical Design, Affordable Price Tag

Price: $475.00

Where to Buy: donatiennedesigns.com

Who Carries it: Cameron Diaz,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Tote bags usually come with short handles + Strap or short handles + Long handles. Short handles usually come with tote bags but are not really practical. Bagopedia loves that the design removes short handles. This tote comes with long handles and two shoulder strap. It totally makes sense and are very practical here.

See how Cameron Diaz carries it:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Raven Kauffman Maxine Tote: A different way to look at rubber

Price: $650.00

Where to Buy: Monamoore.com

Who Carries it: Ashley Greene,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: I am sold if rubber can look so good! This tote is from 2011-12 F/W Everyday Exotics Collection by Raven Kauffman. The idea behind this collection is to let people feel like they are carrying bags in exotic skins without spending a lot of money. An idea is just an idea if it wasn't put in production. The result is great!

See how Ashley Greene carries it:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Linea Pelle Dylan Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag: A Happy Purchase

Price: $215.00

Where to Buy: Bloomingdales,

Who Carries it: Vanessa Hudgens, Megan Fox,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: This year, two-way bag are extremely popular- either shoulder-clutch, or shoulder-top handles. Lina Pelle is known as good quality and affordable price tags. Like this Dylan Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, you will find you use it more than you think. Gold Hardware is really popular too. It is a great purchase.

See Vanessa Hudgens and Megan Fox carry this bag:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

French Connection Sweetie Frame Clutch: Real Pony Hair Clutch for $148.00

Price: $148.00

Where to Buy: frenchconnection.com

Who Carries it: Pippa Middleton,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3.5 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: $148.00 real pony hair, leather trim, and lined? Yes, Bagopedia saw this bag myself and found the quality not bad at all for its price tag. It is a nice casual clutch for daytime.

See how Pippa Middleton carries it:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Star-Detailed Leather Clutch: A statement piece

Price: $995.00

Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,

Who Carries it: Christina Aguilera,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: If you are like Bagopedia who finds a couple statement pieces each season, you might like this Dolce & Gabbana clutch. You know DG star design is everywhere from Fergie to Kim Kardashian. Some statement pieces will help you identify yourself. This clutch is worth spending money on.

See how Christian Aguilera carries this clutch:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Helmut Lang Nyx Clutch: A fine piece

Price: $450.00

Where to Buy: Barney's New York,

Who Carries it: Rose McGowen

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: It is hard to find a nice soft clutch. Bagopedia has been looking for a soft clutch for a while. I love how flexible a soft clutch is. Beside Bottega Veneta, Bagopedia hasn't see any nice clutches. First of all, the leather needs to be the best quality otherwise the leather will be broken apart as soon as you start using it. Secondly, the shape needs to be beautiful because the clutch can become any shapes after all.

A small bag is all about details. Bagopedia appreciates fine goods.

See how Rose McGowen carries it:

Monday, October 3, 2011

FENDI Shimmer Leather Chain Tote: An Arabian Night

Price: $1,450.00

Where to Buy: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue,

Who Carries it: LeAnna Rimes,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: There is something working about putting suede and gold hardware together. Bagopedia loves the colors. There are many amazing colors Fendi makes for this bags. Bagopedia loves the idea of a clutch into a tote. I also like the bag can be transformed into a different shape.

See how LeAnn Rimes carries the tote in green:

Friday, September 30, 2011

Delvaux 24 Hures: Can't do wrong

Price: $1,450.00

Where to Buy: Barney's New York,

Who Carries it: Nicole Richie,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: One of the longest existing luxury brand, Delvaux (1829), still makes the most luxurious goods. Simple design + super deluxe leather, you just can't go wrong with it.

The funny thing Bagopedia wants to mention is that the shoulder stamp can't be adjusted. However, this is how a good design works- it fits everybody.

See how Nicole Richie carries it:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Decision Time: Tod's Vs. YSL

Left: TODS Ava 2 Manico East to West Media Bag, $1,995.00

Right: YSL Muse 2 Cabas, $2,295.00

Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue,

It is fall time and Bagopedia is looking for a dark green tote. Dark green is the "IT" color of this fall/winter. I narrowed down to these two totes- both dark green in different tones, both have good names, good leathers, and simple designs. Both will last for a long time and have good values.

They are the current colors so I am willing to pay the retail pice. If I waited until sales, I will lost a great season carrying it. The YSL one is $300 more than the Tod's one. I am sure either one is a good choice, but it is hard to decide.

Does some reader have a good thought about it?

The photo below shows Jessica Alba carries the Tod's tote in a different color: