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SHOPPING NYC: The LeSportsac Sample Sale

They say seven is a lucky number, well that seems about right this week. After a long seven-year absence from sample sale season, LeSportsac is finally answering prayers by having the first LeSportsac Sample Sale in over 7 years just in time for holiday gifting. The back by popular demand LeSportsac sample sale is sure to be one of the best sales of this year. Budgets be praised! The LeSportsac Sample Sale promises everything from wallets to totes, backpacks to weekend bags in solid hues and their amazing prints, at prices up to 70 percent off. Continue reading to get all the pertinent details on this amazing sale.

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Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13th and running until Thursday, December 15th, you can take advantage of the wonderful deals on LeSportsac bags that you won’t get or see anywhere else. Get holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list and a few LeSportsac bags for yourself. Mark your calendars for December 13th, from 4pm to 8pm, December 14th, from 8am to 7pm, and December 15th, from 8am to 5pm, and make some time to head over to the 5th floor of The Metropolitan Pavilion at 123 West 18th street, between 6th and 7th avenues.

There’s no need to make sure you have cash on hand, this sample sale accepts credit cards only. Please note that all sales at this sale are final and there are no exchanges or refunds so shop wisely (of course we think anything you pick up at these prices would be a great deal). All bags, coats, and cell phones must be checked into the onsite coat check and only wallets (no handbags) are allowed into the sale. Lastly, please be aware that neither children nor strollers will be allowed in the sale, so leave the kids at home. Plan on attending the sale? We’d love to see what great deals you walk away with.

Handbag Heaven: Melissa X CSC Satchel Collection

Hello and happy Friday fellow fashionistas. We’ve got some amazing accessory news to share in honor of London Fashion week. One of our favorite footwear brands, Brazilian plastic footwear brand, Melissa, has announced an exciting new collaboration with iconic British handbag and accessories brand, The Cambridge Satchel Company. Officially launched today, the first day of London Fashion Week, Melissa and The Cambridge Satchel Company welcome the Melissa X CSC Satchel Collection. The contemporary capsule collection of bags features Cambridge’s classic 11″ satchel, in Melissa’s signature Melflex plastic, giving CSC cutomers a vegan alternative. The Melissa X CSC Collection is the perfect blending of British heritage and Melissa’s innovative and stylish designs, giving the bags both a modern and timeless feel.

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The re-envisioned Melissa The Cambridge Satchel Company 11-inch satchels feature classic buckle closures, detailed stitching, easy-to-open pin closures, an adjustable strap, and nickel-free metal hardware with authentic “Cambridge” branding.  The bags boast a glossy finish, a delectable bubblegum scent, and is entirely waterproof, perfect for London, who averages around fifteen rainy days a month. Production for the Melissa X CSC Collection was moved to Melissa’s manufacturing facilities in Brazil specifically for the collaboration (The Cambridge Satchel Company bags are traditionally handmade in England). The stylish Melissa X CSC Collection bags are offered in three distinct colorways: Black, Red, and limited edition color, Holographic.

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The Melissa X CSC Collection satchels are available now for purchase at Galeria Melissa London and The Cambridge Satchel Company flagship for €135.00 ($155.00 USD). The Cambridge Satchel Company joins an impressive repertoire of top-caliber designers who have collaborated with Melissa, including Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zaha Hadid, and many more.

Are you loving these bags as much as we are? What are your thoughts on the Melissa X CSC Collection bags? Are you excited for this collaboration? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Eric Javits Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

We’ve always loved the idea of lavish hats. We secretly one to be like those women who strolls into a room looking incredibly chic in a fabulous hat (yes we basically want to be Dynasty character) but alas, we were cursed with a big head some of the thickest hair known to man (cursed/blessed?), so we’ve simply ogled hats from afar which fuels our obsession whenever we see spectacular hats. You can imagine how we felt walking into the Spring/Summer 2016 preview for Eric Javits‘s distinctive hats and handbags.

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We fell hard for one particular hat, a beautiful, stark white Floppy Sun Hat with a dramatic brim, that we spotted at the Zang Toi’s Spring 2016 runway show at NYFW the Shows. A perfect compliment to his “Splendor of Santorini” collection. Besides this being a beautiful hat, it’s also quite beneficial as Eric Javits’s hats block 95% UVA/UVB rays. That’s more time outdoors for us and protection for our skin.

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If you also noticed that gorgeous bag in the above photo, it’s a favorite as well. Eric Javits’s bags are not only stunning, they are lightweight, durable, and come interiors boasting fun prints. We adore the shape, the metallic tones, and the frayed edge details. Of course, that’s not the only bag we adored. Details played a very important role in falling for the beauty below, specifically, the seahorse zipper pull. Love its combination of chic and whimsy.

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There were so much from the collection to fall in love with. Check out a few more of our favorites below, including spring/summer essential – visors

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What do you think of the Eric Javits Spring/Summer 2016 Collection?

NYC EVENT ALERT: Independent Handbag Designer Awards

We’re always ready for the new, must-have style in any fashion category, that’s why we love highlighting up-and-coming designers. Although we haven’t attending this in a long time, we have to share this wonderful event which puts the spotlight on the newest crop of handbag designers. If you love designer handbags and want to see the latest in innovative handbag styles, get yourself to the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards on Wednesday, June 17th at 8pm the SVA Theatre, located at 333 W 23rd St, in New York.

Winners across multiple categories will be awarded brand-bolstering prizes, like a feature in the September issue of InStyle, a top event sponsor, a partnership with Guess, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Trina Turk, with the winner of “Best Overall” receiving his or her own feature on the digital commerce platform, EVINE Live. Along with showcasing the works and videos of the 40 handbag designer finalists in eight categories, the event will also honor Rebecca Minkoff with the 2015 IHDA ICONOCLAST Award.

Tickets for the event are $75.00 each but for those who cannot attend, you are invited to vote online at InStyle.com, to select the Audience Fan Favorite now through June 12th.

NYC Event Alert – Meet & Greet Handbag Designer Monica Botkier at NOS Boutique

Calling all handbag lovers, are you a fan of Designer Monica Botkier, and her stunning bags? Tomorrow, December 14th, NOS Boutique, a premier men’s and women’s retailer located in DUMBO, Brooklyn is hosting an exclusive “Meet and Greet” with the renowned handbag and accessories designer to celebrate the first-ever Botkier pop-up shop at NOS Boutique.

The meet and greet runs from 2-5pm with attendees enjoying delicious light fare and refreshments as they get to know more about this celeb-favorite designer, and her chic and trendy bags. The Botkier Pop-up Shop will be officially open from December 14th – January 10th at NOS Boutique, 81 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Sponsored Post: Win Your Choice of Handbag in Hpnotiq’s Bling It On Contest

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Do you consider yourself a glam fashion goddess? Do you find yourself looking effortlessly chic and red carpet ready wherever you go? Does your shopping list always include a fab accessory? If the answer is yes, then you will definitely want to read on. GlamLouder and Hpnotiq wants to see your most glam look in their Bling it On contest. From now until July 28th 2013, Hpnotiq wants you to show them how you GLAM LOUDER to win fab prizes! In this fourth phase of the contest, you must submit a photo of your most glammest “Complete Look” – whether that glam look is chic, edgy or sexy, like this fab Von Vonni look below

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What can submitting your GlamLouder and Hpnotiq‘s Bling it On glam look get you? Hpnotiq wants to see how you pull it all together for a chance to win the ultimate accessory: the handbag of your choice valued at up to $1000! Yes dear readers, for this round they’re choosing 4 lucky winners to spend up to $1,000 on the fabbest bag you can find to compliment your glammest look! Wouldn’t you love to win that? If you’re lucky to be one of the 4 winners, you’ll also be able to compete in the final round for a chance to win the grand prize trip for you and three friends to go shopping with a celebrity stylist in Los Angeles! What makes this contest even better – the grand prize winner will star in a professional photo shoot for the chance to be in a real Hpnotiq Ad!

Fun, right? and if you’re familiar with the delicious blend of French vodka, exotic fruit juices and cognac that make up Hpnotiq, you will definitely want to be a part of their upcoming campaign – I know I have enjoyed drinking it for years and being a part of this would be amazing. And of course since fashion is embedded into our DNA, winning a gorgeous bag and shopping spree is a dream prize.

To enter visit http://9nl.it/irby/, or visit Hpnotiq’s Facebook page, follow @Hpnotiq on twitter and tweet them your picture using the hashtag #GLAMLOUDER. For the full set of rules on the contest, click here – http://www.hpnotiq.com/uploads/glamlouder_rules/. I will surely be stalking Twitter to see everyone’s glam photos.

Good luck everyone.