Vera Bradley Ditches the Diaper Bag Paisley for Sleek Leather

Vera Bradley, the designer behind the preferred quilted paisley satchels toted around by sorority moms in the Middle West and South, has finally departed from their traditional teardrop floral design and ventured instead into solid colors, more modern shapes, and leather. I feel like how I'd imagine I'd feel if my… »9/16/14 4:00pm9/16/14 4:00pm

Nene Leakes Defiles Expensive Birkin Bag With Shitty 'RHOA' Quotes

NeNe Leakes scorched fashion ground by defiling a wildly expensive Hermès Birkin Bag with — wait for it — Real Housewives of Atlanta catchphrases like "Bloop." The reality star-cum-sorta-actress posted an image of the monstrosity last week, igniting this week's war of words between she and talk show host Wendy… »7/23/14 4:45pm7/23/14 4:45pm

Average Lady's Handbag Contains $2K Worth Of Crap, Says Dubious Survey

A British luxury retailer has surveyed its female customers and found that every day, women tote around almost $2,000 worth of junk on their arms. Yep — those big ass purses combined with all of the lady flotsam contained therein are worth more than most people's monthly rent. I guess I'm doing a shitty job at being… »10/31/13 4:30pm10/31/13 4:30pm

New York Times Profiles Powerful Congresswomen and Their, Uh, Purses

With 20 women in the Senate and 81 in the House, the 113th Congress has the most lady politicians of any in American history. This also means the 113th Congress is ripe with dozens of fun and cool human interest pieces about said lady politicians. What's their bathroom situation like? Which ones are the best dressed?… »6/03/13 12:40pm6/03/13 12:40pm

Birkins Sold on Popular Flash-Sale Sites May Be Total Ripoffs

It's simultaneously depressing and fun that a YouTube search for "my birkin" yields a subculture: pages upon pages of posted videos from psyched consumers (some regular fashion video bloggers, some in areas of the country that don't have accessible Hermès stores) displaying their goods. A number of the videos don't… »5/05/12 1:30pm5/05/12 1:30pm

Does Queen Elizabeth Keep a Jacked-Up Spitting Cup in Her Purse?

Queens: they're just like us! The monarch's loyal subjects have been dying for a peek into 85-year-old Queen Elizabeth's classic Launer handbag for decades. But according to royal biographer Bedell Smith, the Queen's purse holds everyday items such as lipstick, a mirror, and a £5 note "to donate to the church… »2/04/12 12:45pm2/04/12 12:45pm