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Marc by Marc Jacobs Wristlet intrecciato clutch

It does look like a L.A.M.B. clutch, doesn’t it? But when you take a closer look at it, you’ll see the check pattern is finished with black and gold metallic leather instead of the L.A.M.B’s black and white pattern. This pretty thing is the Wristlet intrecciato clutch from Marc by Marc Jacobs. The purse has top zip closure, signature lock detail and a leather wrist strap. Measuring 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 1″, the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag is perfect for evening. It looks nice with the black dress and shoes shown above, but you can also pair this purse with jeans for a more casual look! Available at Net-A-Porter for $260. Have a great weekend, everyone and enjoy the Olympic Games!

Who gets the gold medal? Prada or Valentino?

Is it a coincidence or something that both Prada and Valentino have such a similar idea and design? Why these bags look so alike? The bags are from Fall Collection and the one on the left is the Prada Dome Bowler and the top handle bag on the right is from Valentino. The purses are made of lace with double handles and a ID tag. Let me see…Finally I found one huge difference between these bags. The price! The Prada bag is selling for $1995 while Valentino costs $3395! Usually I will pick Prada bags as my favorite but this time, the gold medal goes to the Valentino top handle bag!

Celebrities and their Jimmy Choo Saba Hobo

Both Kate Hudson and Jessica Simpson were spotted carrying the Jimmy Choo Saba Hobo. This bag is available in red or brown nappa leather and black suede. I love the this white color not only because it is a perfect color for summer, but also it is easy to wear with anything in your wardrobe. Jessica and Kate already showed you how to carry the bag with jeans and casual wears! Other features include the African inspired bangles and magnetic snap closure which complete the plain slouchy exterior. The inside is lined in suede with a zip pocket. The red and chocolate versions are available for pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman for $2450 and this adorable white bag is $3050 at Jimmy Choo. How do you feel about this bag? Who looks better in the Jimmy Choo Saba Hobo? I like Kate’s style more. How about you?

<Photo Source: Jessica Style, Contact Music>

Kooba Jenny Shoulder Bag

There are at least three reasons why I feature this Kooba Jenny Shoulder Bag today – The fashionable design, the eye-catching glossy red color and the perfect size for everyday use. The other good thing about this bag is the adjustable strap that allows you to carry it over your shoulder or as a messenger bag. The side zip closure gives you extra room to hold a lot of stuff, even a small notebook. This gorgeous patent leather bag is selling for $595 and available at both Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Isn’t it very beautiful but affordable?

Jessica Simpson and her Gucci Boston Bag

I am not very interested in the relationship between Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo. I don’t care whether Jessica should be blamed on the Dallas Cowboys lost neither! What interests me the most is the Gucci Babouska Boston Bag that Jessica carried when she visited Tony’s training camp two days ago. This eye-catching Boston bag features red leather with suede trim, double handles and zip top closure. The tassels, the new heart-shaped Gucci crest and the D-ring detail add extra points for the classic Gucci Boston bag! If I were Jessica, I would wear light color clothing to make this bag stands out further! This roomy bag, measuring 15″L x 7.9″W x 12.6″H, are selling at Bergdorf Goodman for $2595.

Photo Source: The Celebrity Gossip

Coach Hamptons Leather Carryall

A good news to all of you, especially to Coach Lovers! According to NY Times, the Coach company “has responded to the economic slowdown by offering lower prices, particularly at its outlet, or factory, stores. In the past, a handbag at a Coach factory store might be on sale for a week or two at $149. That same bag might cost $129 nowadays”. That means, there is a chance that we can buy a Coach bag at a lower price in the future! Hurrah!!! I wish there would be a price markdown on this latest Coach Hamptons Leather Carryall, too.  Oh My God! I am so in love with the berry color although this bag also comes in Mahogany and Black! This tote is beautifully done in lightweight pebbled leather and the gold hardware matches perfectly with the color of the bag. Simple, Stylish, Practical, Affordable…there are so many words I want to use to describe this Coach purse. Measuring 14″L x 10″H x 4.25″W, you can get this tote at Coach stores for $348.

The Shopping Site that you should never miss!

About two months ago, my friend told me about a private, invitation-only site called, Ideeli. After entering the site with the special invitation code, you know what I saw? Tons of authentic handbags and luxury items are selling at clearance price for a limited time. Some are even up to 90% off! Amazing? It is now your turn to go to this “discount world”. Click Here to visit this fabulous site and enter the secret code “hbb1” which is exclusively for Handbaggers readers. After a simple and FREE registration process, you will be able to enter the every week’s giveaway of Designer Handbags, like Prada, Chloe, YSL…etc. You can also buy other luxury brands at more than 60% discount. Attractive enough?! You are already invited! So take this advantage and come join us at Ideeli before the invitation code expires on 9/15/2008 (Mon).

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Two Bags

The Yves Saint Laurent Muse Two Bags are sophisticated in style, elegant and timeless. That’s why it always catches my eye. You have probably seen the Muse Two Bags in different fabrics and color, haven’t you? This fall, the French fashion house made this adorable bag in multicolor leopard-print hair hide. Other features include goldtone hardware, top handles and circle lock to secure the bag. Not everyone is a fan of leopard-print, so this is a bag you will either like it or hate it! Exclusively at Neiman Marcus for $3,500. So tell me whether you like this Muse Two Bag or not? Or you love the other Muse Two Bags more?! (For the following poll, you can choose more than 1 bag!)


YSL Hairhide Muse Two Bag
$3,500

YSL Medium Muse Two Bag, Light Blue Grey
$1,645

YSL Muse Two Bag, Beige Leather
$1,995

YSL Muse Two Bag, Buffalo Leather
$1,895

YSL Medium Muse Two Bag, Gold Leather
$1,516

YSL Muse Two Bag, Blue Patchwork Croc-embossed Leather
$1,895

Prada Nappa S Shoulder Bag

The Prada Nappa S Shoulder Bag is one of the bags that I don’t like in the Fall Collection. Why? Let’s look at the bag and you will know. I am sorry but I have to say that. The “elephant ears” attached to the side of the bag and the plex made chain strap just dont match with the bag itself. I think the purse alone looks fine, but the other details make it look strange! The chain strap really downgrades the bag. Please tell me how you feel about the bag when it’s open! Please…Retails for $1695 at Saks. What a big disappointment from Prada!