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Mother’s Day Exclusive: Vera Bradley Supports Win, Women in Need w/ Limited Edition Tote

We all know that helping others in need leaves you filled with a wonderful feeling, and who wouldn’t want to experience that feeling. Wouldn’t you love to know that the gift you give to mom this Mother’s Day is also helping others?  This Mother’s Day, Vera Bradley introduces a special limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Tote, that supports a great NYC-based charity organization that hopes to break the cycle of homelessness for women.

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The limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Tote is available in three colors/prints including Cobalt Tile, Paisley in Paradise and Nomadic Floral. These three great totes were created in partnership with Macy’s to support Win, Women in Need, a NYC-based charity that transforms the lives of homeless women and their children by providing safe housing, holistic services, and innovative programs to break the cycle of homelessness. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Mother’s Day Reversible Tote is a great way to tell your mom, daughter, sister, friend, etc how much you love and appreciate them, while also helping to give a very Happy Mother’s Day to those moms who need it most. Through the sale of these three limited edition totes, Vera Bradley has committed to donating a set amount directly to Win to help stop homelessness in NYC.

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The bag is already a hit with celebrities as Gossip Girl alum and mother of two, Kelly Rutherford was spotted carrying the limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Mother’s Day Tote in Nomadic Floral while flower shopping on Madison Avenue. This is a great way to celebrate giving and shopping for a great cause, and once these beautiful prints are gone, they are gone.

Another wonderful way to support the Win organization is through their Dear Mom campaign. You can send words of encouragement to moms at Win using the #DearMom hashtag and/or send your loved ones a Mother’s Day card, designed by a child living in a Win shelter when you make a $25.00 donation.

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The chic totes retail for $88.00 each and are available on Macys.com, as well as in 40 Macy’s New York Metro locations, on VeraBradley.com, and select Vera Bradley stores, with all proceeds benefiting Win, Women in Need.

Angela Roi Fall 2015 Handbag Collection

Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from the runway shows for a more relaxed viewing collection experience. We had the pleasure of getting better acquainted with the stunning bags from the Angela Roi Fall 2015 Handbag Collection during NYFW, much to the delight of our senses. Housed in the Bene Rialto NYC Marketplace, which highlights and celebrates emerging designers and artists, the classic and elegant Angela Roi bags were a much-needed infusion of sophistication and color. Attendees of the preview were treated to a first-hand view of their just-released Jules Bucket Bags, their classic range of cross-body and tote bags, and a preview of their upcoming Basics Collection.

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There are so many things to love about the Angela Roi bag collection. The luxurious yet accessible handbags boast vegan leather, a modern aesthetic, classic  minimalist styles that compliment any look, meticulous design, and a connection to amazing causes which they bags raise awareness and support for, through their “Donate by Color” program. where each color represents a different charity. On to the bags! The above features the Moa Tote, $165.00 (top row), and Sunday Tote II, $150.00 (2nd & 3rd row), both are made from high-quality Polyurethane leather, two cell-phone compartments inside, a zipped inside pocket, a fully lined interior, and the Angela Roi logo inside. The Moa Tote also features a zippered closure at the top, zipper embellishment at the side, and an animal-free suede lining inside. The Sunday Tote II features wing-shaped sides, a zippered closure, gold lock embellishment at the front,  gold square shape fixed rings on the handle, and an Angela Roi ribbon logo engraved on the back.

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The round, Morning Cross-Body, $95.00 boasts high quality Polyurethane leather, a fold-over flap with magnetic button closure, gold Angela Roi and Signature Ribbon logo embossed at front, Angela Roi logo inside, a zippered closure at the top, a zippered pocket at the back, fully lined cotton interior, inside zippered pocket and an adjustable strap.

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The new Jules Bucket Bag, $145.00, is the perfect everyday bag. It boasts room to carry everything from your laptop, iPad, wallet, etc, an effortless style that holds and goes with everything. It’s buttery soft exterior is the perfect compliment to it’s structured interior. It features a rope tie and snap button closure,  14k satin gold hardware including round flat studs on the bottom which balances and protects it, and a matching detachable pouch. The new bag is available in four colors: Light Beige, Navy, Wine, and Black, all of which support a charity. The Light Beige supports childhood cancer, the Navy: Colon Cancer, the Wine: Children affected with Aids, and the Black: Melanoma.

Our favorite color, of course, is pink (no surprise there), so we were naturally drawn to the bright pink Sunday Tote II. As with all the bags, a portion of the proceeds goes to an amazing charity. Since it’s pink, that naturally means a great breast cancer organization. for every pink bag sold, $5 will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

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To learn more about which colors support which charities, head over to Angela Roi Donate by Color page and see the great causes your purchases support.

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.

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Ora Delphine Spring 2015 Handbag Collection

We have been so ready for spring, ready for the days of vibrant colors, less layers, sunny, warm weather days, and did we say vibrant colors? We’ve stated numerous how much we love color, and how much we gravitate to it, so it should come as no surprise that we are really loving the array of bold, energetic colors of the Ora Delphine Spring 2015 Handbag Collection. This striking collection of beautiful, functional, luxury leather handbags boasts fresh, lively colors for spring, in effortlessly silhouettes, and timeless sophistication.

The classic bags feature genuine, supple leather that is hand-cut and sewn, boasts hand-painted leather edges, gold tone hardware, protective metal feet, cotton twill lining, removable, and adjustable shoulder straps, and side, and back pockets. Backpacks have been steaming up the fall and spring seasons, and you’ll fit right in with the Harper Backpack, which features drawstring closure and numerous pockets (we love it in candy apple red). The Claire Bucket Bag, which is the must-have bag style for spring, is available in a dazzling variety of colors from muted, to neutral, and spirited. Other styles to covet include the Elle Hobo, Fiona Carryall, Harlowe Satchel, and Julia Satchel. For those who want even more luxury in their lives, look no further than the Mia Wristlet. It’s perfect for just the essentials, your cell phone, cards, cash, keys, and lipstick. We love the colorblock leather and calf hair version

If you’re looking for a little less leather, and bags that are great for running errands, you’ll love styles like the Dina Tote, Shae Duffel Bag, Kitty, and Janice Pouches, and Shopper Wallet (which unzips to a grocery bag).

These styles feature Nylon bodies, in standout hues, with genuine leather trims and/or handles. Most of these styles (with the exception of the Kitty Pouch, and Shopper Wallet) feature exterior pockets. You’ll love these bags for their versatility and hidden gems. our favorite is the Shae Duffel Bag because of its interior detachable toiletry pouch, and drawstring shoe bag. Look for these items and more on www.oradelphine.com.

High Style, Low Cost | Avon’s Raising the Bar Handbags

We wanted to shine another spotlight on the incredibly spectacular accessories from Avon, we’ve already highlighted the stunning Avon jewelry pieces, this time around, it’s all about Avon’s Raising the Bar Handbags. We’re loving the chic bag shapes, bold and classic colors, the sophisticated and modern details that are ever present on the bags without the high retail cost. If you want the look of luxury without the high-end price point, check out these two Avon handbags we’re dying over:
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We couldn’t help but fall for the stunning Raising the Bar Tote (left), which features patent-leather like and faux pony-fur, dual top-handles, goldtone hardware, removable shoulder straps that lets you wear it as a tote or crossbody; this gorgeous bags retails for only $45.00 as if you needed another reason to love it more. Our other favorite is the Raising the Bar Crossbody, a stunning leatherlike bag that boasts a leopard-print, faux pony exterior, and goldtone hardware. This chic crossbody is a steal at only $25.00. Both handbags boasts Avon’s iconic 4A Heritage Logo, which symbolizes their 50 years of customer service excellence, and make excellent gifts.

What are your thoughts on Avon’s Raising the Bar Handbags? Do you have a favorite?

It’s in the Bag | RJ Graziano Fall 2013 Handbag Collection

While the right shoes can make an outfit, it doesn’t mean your look is complete. If you’re looking for that perfect bag to complete your look and compliment your wardrobe this fall, look no further than the RJ Graziano Fall 2013 Handbag Collection.

Featuring stylish and classic shapes with modern and edgy embellishments, the shoulder bags, crossbodys, satchels, totes, hobos, etc from the RJ Graziano Fall 2013 Handbag Collection will make you swoon. This season, there are just so many favorites it’s difficult to choose just one but since these chic classics will always be in style, you can enjoy a little bit of a splurge by getting several. For those who love a standout daytime bag, you will love the edgy Fashion Passport Leather Hobo and the sophisticated Society Star Luxe Leather Trimmed Tote, both featured in the photo below:

Other everyday bag styles include the sophisticated and charming Status Appeal Quilted Leather Satchel and the super stylish and on-trend Glam Squad Studded Shoulder Bag

For those of you who love a bag embellished in metal but prefer one that features more of a trim than an all-over decoration, you will adore the Status Style Snake-Embossed Studded Clutch and the Scene Stealer Crossbody with Chain Detail.

And for those like me that worship at the altar of big bags with style, an edge that still has a classic shape, then the So Chic Leather Studded Tote is for you – a perfect bag for all year round.

All the above-featured styles and more are available now to add to your wardrobe on www.hsn.com.

Emma Fox Fall 2013 Handbag Collection

It’s time again to indulge in the wonderful handbag collection from Emma Fox. Her spring 2013 collection was a huge hit with you guys and remains one of my most popular posts to this day so I know you will love her Fall 2013 collection. With this collection, Emma Fox features a collection of classic silhouettes and a chic Cambridge collection

This season my favorites include the Black Multi-colored Dowel Tote (I love the hint of teal against the caramel and black of the body), the Frame Hobo – this is the ultimate day bag, featuring rich, soft slouchy leather and my favorite vintage-inspired Kisslock closure) and the other tri-colored E/W Tote (seen above in tobacco multi w/ mustard and fuschia) – as you can see, I love a big bag.

This collection ranges from $148.00 for the Flap Crossbody from the Classics range to $328.00 for the Wing Tote from the Emma Fox Cambridge Collection. Get the collection at Macy’s.

Carlos Santana Spring 2013 Handbag Collection

Leave it to a Grammy® Award-winning musician to add bring sensual style to handbags. Carlos Santana bring the energy and passion of his music to his handbag collection. For spring 2013, styles from the Carlos Santana Handbag Collection more than make your outfit, don’t just match your look go for fun and sexy designs that add rhythm to your entire look.

Featuring vibrant, eye-catching colors like tangerine, yellow, green, crisp white as well as earthy hues, tribal embellishments, standout hardware details and classic silhouettes, the collection boasts styles that will compliment all personalities. Style favorites include the Laura Quilted Satchel, a satchel silhouette accented with a posh quilted pattern and faceted studs.

The Amalia Tour Bag, a modern update on this hippie chick-inspired silhouette which features cool fringe and edgy stud detailing and the Pluma Tote, which boasts an array of cascading feather-shaped details decorating the front

Love what you see so far? Then take a look at more from this must-have collection of handbags all of which are available now