The newest trend in handbags for spring 2013 may look like an oversized coin purse but these unexpected new mini bag shape are essential to any fashionista’s handbag arsenal. Inspired by military field bags these bags are surprisingly practical given their size unlike Karl Lagerfeld’s show stopping Chanel Summer/Spring 2013 Hula Hoop Bag. We found 5 great Canteen Bags to roll into spring with.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Print Silk Circle Bag ($725)
NYC shoppers, you're in for a sweet deal. Head down to SoHo for the third annual "Shop The Night Away" this Thursday, Sept. 20th from 5-9pm presented by OO.com. Event go-ers are not only treating themselves but also will be shopping for a good cause. A portion of event sales will be donated to charity in support of classrooms and students.
So, what are the perks? While supporting a good cause, shoppers will save up to 30% off the seasons newest styles. Choose your purchases wisely as there are 25 participating retailers including Michael Kors, Coach, Theory, Kate Spade, DVF, Scoop NYC, Solstice, AllSaints, Helmut Lang, MaxStudio, Links of London, LeSportsac, AG Adriano Goldschmied and many more!
With the unofficial start to summer behind us, we want to make sure that you guys are prepared for anything and everything that summer can bring. To make sure your ready to endure anything Summer 2012 can send your way, we have put together these 10 items to help you get from now to Labor Day.
1. The White Jean
Summer is the only acceptable time when a man can get away with a white jean but with so many out there it can get a bit confusing when it comes time to buy one. You have to stick with a true white, no eggshells or off-white will do. Since the color is already a bold choice you have to keep your choice of fit simple. The best choice is a straight leg jean that will show off the junk in the trunk while still giving you enough room to breathe. The white jean will definitely make you stand out in a good away amongst all the other guys in regular denim.
We, like many of you sartorially concerned males, were caught off guard by last week’s summer-esque weather, so we’ve put together this helpful list to aid you with the upcoming warmer temperatures.
1: Colorful Bottoms: Black jeans may be your go to during the frigid months but Spring 2012 is all about the colorful bottom. From Phillip Lim to Zegna, colorful pants were a part of every runway show. From Phillip Lim’s dip-dyed canvas pants to Gap’s red skinny jeans, the trend takes on many variations meaning anyone can rock this spring look. For those on the timid side, you may want to warm up to this trend by experimenting with a green or beige color. Those of you who aren’t afraid to dive right into this trend should definitely go with a red pant, which can be found almost anywhere.
It was the fashion trend seen 'round the world during this past fashion week brigade. The bright, boxy bag made repeat appearances on the arms of fashionistas all over. Fashion bloggers in the know such as Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, Atlantic-Pacific’s Blair, and Carolina of Fashion Squad, have illustrated the many ways you can style this fun springtime accessory.
What if you had the power to browse through someone's closet at the tip of your fingertips? Imagine being able to score amazing deals on your favorite brands and stores all because you were labeled as a frequent shopper. Or even better; what if you were able to receive perks and discounts on future purchases all from an online platform or mobile app? We know most of you can barely contain your excitement but believe it --you can now receive all of these features courtesy of RNKD.
RNKD was founded by Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn, he describes the site as a search engine that rewards people for what's in their closets. Customers can receive discounts, VIP access with deals and sales on items they already own. Participants will be able to view RNKD, upload photos of their clothing, accessories and footwear, receive "likes" on images, and also have their items ranked. Words from Swinmurn "The site is expected to be the first universal loyalty program that creates a direct relationship between consumers and their favorite brands online."
Which leaves us thinking, why can't every fashion company launch a mobile app? Given we spend more time on our phones than anything else these days, it seems like the logical (and profitable) thing to do. The more easy companies make it for us to shop, the more we'll buy. Thankfully, Coach is ahead of the game. They've launched a new mobile application that will allow customers to not only shop, but pick up their purchase at their local store. No more waiting for shipping --how convenient! The company did a "soft launch" on May 17th, and has already seen an increase in m-commerce sales, further proof that mobile shopping apps are the way of the future.