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October 2016

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Handbag Open House – Volume One

I’ve realized that the vast majority of questions I receive are about handbags – buying advice, questions, and so on. I thought I’d do a little post today answering the most common questions in a more conversational format, and we could make this a fun thing where you could add any additional questions/insights in the comments. If there are enough follow up questions through comments/email, I’ll do additional posts!

I want a Birkin/Kelly/Constance bag! How do I get one?

Head straight to your local Hermes stores and ask for one. The luxury business is struggling, and now is a fabulous time if you’re in the market – supply is high, demand is softer. Don’t be obnoxious, but make your interest clear, and while there, check out some of the other beautiful goodies too. You don’t need to buy anything you don’t want to, and I’d stay away from salespeople who hint that you do, and are too forceful about it. Hopefully you’ll find some other gorgeous Hermes items you want anyway (shouldn’t be hard), and you’ll start a great relationship.

PS: I’ve personally heard of at least one Constance bag being found at a duty free shop lately – so it never checks to ask when flying!

I want a special order bag! How do I do it?

Ask your salesperson, but you should have established some kind of relationship with them. Special orders are like most truly excellent things in life – you have to wait a bit to get one (unless you’re a Russian oil billionaire, then place a few furniture orders, and proceed directly to GO).

Should I go to Paris?

Yes. My goodness, yes. The prices are so good there right now. And it’s Paris. There’s a queue system in place at FSH. If you need more advice, I highly recommend reading this thread, on The Purse Forum. Continue Reading


Weekend Update

1. For those looking for a wonderfully cozy sweater to wear when it gets colder, at a fantastic price, look no further than this adorable sweater, from Gibson. This sweater is $54. Yes, $54! I love the adjustable neckline,…


Favorites Under $100 – Fall 2016

This spring, I shared a few of my favorites under $100 – I’m continuing on the theme with today’s post, as I have found quite a few more goodies! Nordstrom Long Wrap Cardigan, $68. I know this is says…


Weekend Update

1. When I saw this photo as I was browsing the Nordstrom site, I was immediately drawn to the shoes below. These beautiful lace up heels…not too high…gorgeous…and could they be navy? I had to go through quite a bit of…


Reader Question: Household Finances

Money is one of those super touchy subjects, which is why I rarely write about it. Plus, I’m utterly unqualified. I receive quite a lot of questions about it though (apparently you guys are all like me – secretly…


Weekend Update

1. This looking for goodies to pick up from Shopbop’s sale (today is the last day!) might I suggest these Rag & Bone Harrow booties? I get a lot of requests for bootie recommendations, and this is one of…


Wearing Lately – Blacks

Here are a few favorites I’ve picked up/tried out lately, which I just realized all happen to be black. By far my favorite purchase lately as been this black ASTR dress. And, it’s now on sale for under $50 (I…