Last season's handbag preview went over so swimmingly that we knew we had to do it again for spring. So, like hibernating squirrels, we've been saving up the goodies all winter long. Now that the fear of frost is finally over (did we mention it's May?), it's the perfect time to get springy with your wardrobe--and we're here to help.
Beginning this Friday, May 13th, over 100 of our very best vintage and designer handbags will be available for purchase, first come first served, until supplies run out. As an even sweeter treat, we're adding shoes to the mix. Glorious designer shoes!
Below, a sampling of some of our favorite trends of the season.
|Clockwise from left: vintage stripe clutch, pebbled vintage tote, tassled knit bag, Missoni emerald clutch, Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray sandals|
Disco Hippie: For both spring and fall 2011, designers were falling for the retro 70s vibe, and hard. With platform sandals, ethnic prints, and boldly colored clutches leading the pack, either get down and get disco or go haute and hippie with it.
|Clockwise from left: Dooney & Bourke nylon and leather tote, vintage cognac frame purse, Coach black sling bag, Dooney & Bourke red mini satchel|
The Classics: Deemed so because they truly never go out of style, the classic leather and canvas stylings of American brands Coach and Dooney & Bourke are especially popular this year.
|From left: white gold Oscar de la Renta sandals, Manolo Blahnik slippers, vintage carpet bag, metallic woven handbag, Oscar de la Renta red slippers|
Streets of Marrakesh: This year's surprise home run hitter, the decorative loafer, will surely translate into slipper styles for It girls everywhere as they head out on the town. Which is great, because these 6-inch warrior sandals are killing our feet.
|From left: vintage woven clutch, Louboutin sandals, vintage woven satchel, Manolo Blahnik raffia mules|
Tribal nights: Rich textures, like these snake skin Louboutins, rule summer days in the city or elegant dining near the shore. Grab an over-sized straw clutch and let your feet do the talking with beaded embellishments, patterns, and platforms.
Items in photographs will be available at the preview.