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Bag Heaven: Welcome the NEW Hex Kindred Bag Collection

Every season we find ourselves on the hunt for something special; whether it be shoes, clothes, or bags. We love seasonal launches because, like the changing of the season, these launches promise new possibilities. As we say hello to the Spring 2019 season, we welcome the NEW Hex Kindred Bag Collection. The award-winning fashion accessory brand just announced the release of the collection which features sneaker and gym duffels, backpacks, slings, and waist packs.

The Hex Kindred Bag collection features a subtle tonal-patterned neoprene that offers a sophisticated and distinctive look. The outer shell is constructed of water-resistant, coated canvas, assuring your bag and its contents are safe from inclement weather. The new look bags are available in eight of the best-selling HEX designs, including the Kindred Sneaker Duffel ($159.95), Kindred Medium Gym Duffel ($149.95), Kindred Sneaker Backpack ($149.95), Kindred Drifter Duffel ($99.95), Kindred Signal Backpack ($89.95), Kindred Sneaker Sling ($59.95), Kindred Waist Pack ($34.95), and Kindred Dopp Kit ($29.95).

We are completely enamored with the oversized tote bag. We can also think of over a dozen times and situations where the sneaker sling would come in handy. Several styles from the Hex Kindred Bag Collection boasts removable straps, fleece-lined and padded interiors, and pockets.

“The dark tones of our global stripe pattern are inspired by kindred tribes of the world,” says Trent Valladares, Co-Founder. “It says I’m a part of the global village, plus of course the subtle monochrome tones can complement any look.”

The Hex Kindred Bag collection is available now at www.hexbrand.com, HEX’s Los Angeles retail store, and premium retail partners around the world.

Solo Bags: The Perfect Bags for the Woman-on-the-Go

We’re all about cool bags over here, so of course, we’re always on the lookout for great new brands. We didn’t have to go too far for our next bag discovery. If you haven’t heard of the NYC-based Solo Bags, we’re more than excited to introduce them to you. Solo Bags is one of the largest, and fastest-growing lifestyle and fashion accessories brands. They make trendy bags, purses, urban totes, backpacks, briefcases, laptop, and tablet cases for men and women. What we’re really excited about are their options for the larger laptops. We own a 17″ HP Laptop and finding fashionable laptop bags has been quite difficult, hell, finding any bag that fits our laptop has difficult. Thankfully Solo Bags has several stylish options for those who are looking for anything over 15 inches.

The above bags are the effortlessly stylish, Bridgehampton Backpack, from Solo’s new Hamptons Collection. A collection that highlights a fresh take on heritage tailoring, rich textures, and thoughtful details; and the Frequency Briefcase, from the Gravity Collection, a futuristic collection that fuses aerodynamic design with space tech-inspired mesh-foam for a fearless style. We love the classic look of a briefcase, and messenger styled bag for our laptop, and immediately fell for the Solo Chrysler Briefcase, Empire Briefcase, Elite Slim Brief, and Active 17.3″ Messenger. All four laptop bags boasts a fully padded 17.3″ laptop compartment, with each featuring their own special details and essential compartments.

We love the Chrysler Briefcase for its full-sized front zip-down organizer section with key clip, divided file compartment, removable/adjustable shoulder strap, and the back strap slides for easy placement over luggage handles. The Empire Briefcase also features a Clamshell CheckFast™ design that allows you to pass through airport security faster, a quick access pocket, a full-length front zippered pocket, a full-size front zip-down organizer section, file compartment, padded carry handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, and the back strap slides for your luggage. The Elite Slim Brief features a scratch resistant liner, full-length front zippered pocket, zippered side entry, and a fold-flat carry handle. The Active 17.3″ Messenger, the sportier style out of these four, features a full-size interior organizer section, a padded carry handle, removable/adjustable shoulder strap, speed buckle closure, back pocket slides for your luggage handle, and a rear pocket.

Another great option is the Impulse Duffel from Solo Bags’ Urban Code Collection. Like the other mentioned above, it also features a fully padded 17.3″ laptop compartment, back strap slides over luggage handle, large capacity main compartment, removable/adjustable shoulder strap, as well as an internal iPad/tablet pocket, and the Solo Bags logo written in Morse code as a tribute to digital pioneers, all in cool shades of gray color palette.

Whether you’re looking for a backpack, briefcase, messenger, tote, or sleeve for your laptop, with a Solo Bag, you’ll do so stylishly. Could your laptop or tablet use a ne stylish home? What are your thoughts on the bag options from Solo Bags?

Make a Statement this Spring/Summer with Sorial Handbags

Warm days are finally here! Hopefully you’ve finished your spring cleaning and got rid of all past season items that you don’t wear anymore….if only to make room for new things like designer handbags. Take a look at the fabulous handbags and purses from Sorial‘s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, bursting with crossbody bags, totes, backpacks, and hobo bags, all available in pretty spring and summer hues of light blue, pink, pale neutrals, and more.

Rubina Collection

The bags in the pictures below are from Sorial’s Rubina Collection. There’s a style for every occasion! And with the variety of colors, these bags are sure to make your outfit pop! The snake skin-like pattern is beautiful, great for mixing and matching patterns which is in style. One of my favorite bags from this collection is actually the Reversible Totes. I love that you get two looks with just one bag, and that you can dress it up or down whenever you need to. It also comes with a matching wristlet, perfect for your make up and pocket mirror.

Gramercy Collection

The Gramercy Collection features bags, totes, and clutches that are great for any woman who loves or needs a modern style. These chic, structured bags feature crisp, streamlined, and stylish silhouettes. I can personally vouch for the beauty of the Gramercy Backpack – a very stylish and functional backpack that’ll keep you right on trend. I can fit my 11′ laptop in there and still have room for more!

Stingray Collection

This collection boasts the distinct look of the stingray. Available in beautiful pastels that give a real springy feel to them, these embossed stingray accessories adds lots of sophistication to your everyday handbags. Select this beautiful texture in nine standout colors.

Sand Dunes Collection

The Sand Dunes Collection is great for anyone who loves a bold snakeskin print, rich tones, and textures – this collection focuses in on the python pattern. The bags have beautiful python patterned accents to go along with their base color – great for a statement purse or paired with a nice leather jacket. I personally love the Lola Satchel, because of the cut out pattern paired with the solid color underneath.

60’s Flashback Collection

This collection will give you a blast from the past! Retro and stylish, the 60s Flashback Collection sports a lot of whites and nude bags, perfect for when you need to accessorize without taking the attention away from your outfit – although these bags are amazing on their own! Sorial bags are known for being functional as well as fashionable, just like the Avery Foldover Bag. This bag can be worn as a crossbody purse or a shoulder bag. Two ways to wear and style!

Sunkissed Collection

The Sunkissed Collection features bags that are bright and vibrant – great for spring as well as summer! Each bag is unique and make great statement pieces. The Liv Tote is very representative of the collection. The name of this collection is very befitting – because this bag looks like it belongs on the beach!

Loving what you see? Grab your favorite Sorial Handbags at 40% OFF ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING in their Memorial Day sale, using code MDW15.

PHOTOS BY ASHLEY GASKIN & GLASGOW SKINNER
EDITED BY GLASGOW SKINNER

Kipling Celebrates #Back2Kipling Campaign & Back-to-School Collection w/ Megan Nicole

We’re happy to present some more back-to-school goodness to you, this time around it’s all about bags. Kipling, international bag, travel and accessories brand launched and celebrated their #Back2Kipling Campaign with Youtube sensation, Megan Nicole at The Old School. The Youtube darling performed an acoustic set of her top hits in the classroom setting as while the newest back-to-school products and campaign images were on display.

The just-in-time for back-to-school collection offers a range of backpacks, totes, cross-bodies, luggage, and accessories in Kipling’s signature, crinkle nylon. The collection’s color palette is inspired by the tropics and includes deep jewel tones and vibrant tribal prints in both new and returning styles.

The newest back-to-school products, shown above in displays of playful prints and lightweight functionality, was the perfect backdrop for Megan’s performances (a snippet of which you can see below). “Kipling always had an energetic vibe that I was excited to bring with me to school. The patterns are fresh and unique, which is what I look for in back-to-school style,” expresses Megan Nicole.

The Kipling Back-to-School Collection is now available on Kipling-USA.com, in select Macy’s department stores and authorized Kipling retailers nationwide, and in Kipling full-price retail stores in Aventura, FL; Doral, FL; Honolulu, HI; Beverly Hills, CA and San Juan, PR.