Category archives: Handbags

What's so hot about Topshop?

The popular Brit retail store finally made it here from across the pond.  The insanity and media hype on April 2nd when it flung its doors open was unbelievable.  The Soho location is a massive space -- four-story, 40,000-square-foot on Broadway and Broome. I've been to Topshop in London when I use to live there.  The store's mobbed Oxford Circus flagship hawks a[...]

Vintage Worthy: Dumbo Winter Pop-up Market

  I finally made it to Dumbo's pop-up flea market.  A gorgeous day.  The stuff for sale did not disappoint.  Lots of vintage. One vendor was selling French bakelite for $30 each.  Not bad.  I had my eye on the bracelets and a lovely straw handbag ($55) perfect for the warm months ahead.  No purchases this time - just wanted to scope out the place.  Planning to[...]

Marc Jacobs Winter Handbag Sale

Marc Jacobs Winter Handbag Sale

  Marc Jacob's winter handbag sale at his Mercer Street store in Soho was unbelievably mobbed.  I had a feeling that the line would be long, but I never imagined how long.  I stood out in the cold with dozens and dozens of women for nearly three hours.  I had to pop out of line a couple of times and go to the Angelica movie theater up the block to warm up.  My friend[...]

My Marc Jacobs find…

My Marc Jacobs find...

When I finally made it inside, MJ's usually pristine store looked like a tornado hit it.  Handbags that sold for retail at $1000+ were all over the floor.  There wasn't much left, mostly Pepto Bismol-colored Sofia handbags.  I did snag a large microfiber gray tote (see below - Retails at $800, on sale for $100).  My boyfriend thought the large frog hanging from th[...]