Even as a self-professed shopaholic, it has always been a challenge for me and my friends to shop for the special men in our lives. It always ends up boiling down to the same go-to gift such as a favorite cologne, shirt, or tie. Luckily, being the handbagconnoisseursthat we are, the Handbago team happened to be introduced to an amazing company that caters to our very conundrum, Tucker & Bloom.
1940 was an epic year for designer, Christiane Barbagallo's great grandparents, Yolanda and Lyonel Aguilar because that was the year they founded Teneria Bataan, the largest tannery in Nicaragua, nestled in the historical city of Leon. It's were all the magic started and four generations later, Christiane is still sharing her love of craftsmanship and fine exotic leathers with the world.
Everyone who knows me is well aware I'm a handbag lover. Particularly, I have an affinity for large handbags. That being said, I don't always feel inclined to lug my oversized bag on a quick run to the grocery store. I need both hands to juggle my purchases as it is.
Hey Bagistas! So let’s talk spas for a second… yes spas! Running in heels as you’re going about your busy work day can certainly add all sorts of stress to your life. With this in mind, wouldn’t you like to escape to an amazing spa treatment? Treatments that will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and renewed? Well now you can treat your designer handbags to that same feeling (our bags deserve it after everything we put them through)!
Florals have taken over! Specifically, floral denim. The trend has literally hit the streets and is a sure way to keep your look fresh, flirty, and fun. Florals have always been a fashion staple for ages and transcend seasons. This year we see them in the form of matching two-pieces, blazers, dresses, and sheers. Floral denim however, is an essential trend not to be missed!
After drooling over Rebecca Minkoff's recent Instagram pics of last week and this weekend's NYC sample sale, we are beyond excited to see the sale make its way over to the left coast! This May, both San Francisco and Los Angeles Minkettes will be able to score their favorite Rebecca Minkoff handbags, shoes, and accessories from 30%-70% off. The Handbago team is definitely excited to find our perfect RM handbag at the perfect price and we hope to see you there!
60 years is a long time to perfect the art of producing the most innovative and stylish Italian luggage and handbags, but Bric's has done just that! With an ever growing popularity worldwide, Bric's is announcing it's largest sample sale yet- over 1800 pieces and prices ranging from 60-90% off retail. If you are in the NYC area from May 30th through June 2nd, I highly recommend making your way over to this sample sale to (practically) steal a satchel or two.
It is not often that the Handbago team gets to hand select the bags that they would like to review. However, I was lucky enough to be introduced to Pure Insanity last month and I got to choose the bag that I wanted to see in person (every bagista's dream come true)! While browsing through their web page to select the bag I was most interested in, I started to realize that these bags are not just your run of the mill handbags, these are truly inspired pieces of art.
While we know that no mom is going to turn down a sentimental card and fresh bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day, we also know that every mother has an inner bagista waiting to be treated to a beautiful handbag. This year, it might be a thoughtful gesture to pick up a complimentary handbag to go with her all-time favorite sundress or to pick a sleek leather piece to show her how much you love her classic style. The Handbago team has selected a few of our favorite picks for mom to help our readers think outside the Mother's Day bouquet.