I Demand Pocket Equality

Ever get the feeling that the general lack of pockets on your lady clothing is a conspiracy designed specifically to keep you from advancing by rendering you less effective? You were right. The jig is up. No pockets = sexism. But this may all finally be changing thanks to an unexpected factor: The size of the new… » 10/04/14 2:00pm 10/04/14 2:00pm

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 4:00pm 9/16/14 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 4:45pm 7/23/14 4:45pm

Textile Scientists Are Determined to Rain on Your Fake Handbag Parade

The jig is up, ladies! Better scurry down to your "purse connection," aka your cousin's friend who works at the Cinnabon at the mall, because time is running out to get your hands on your favorite knock-off designer bags. » 12/20/13 3:00pm 12/20/13 3:00pm

Here’s a Ridiculous Heel Purse You Can’t Bring to an NFL Game

This is an official NFL heel purse (designed, presumably, by Kate Spade's insane, evil twin exclusively for lady serial killers who also want to show off their football fanhood) that you ironically can't, even if you went temporarily insane and purchased it for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, bring to an NFL game. » 12/08/13 4:00pm 12/08/13 4:00pm

Boy Suspended for Wearing Purse to School Because EVERYTHING IS FUCKED

A 13-year-old Kansan boy was suspended yesterday for wearing a Vera Bradley purse — and school officials say he can’t come back until he takes it off. Please note: this is real life. » 11/07/13 9:30pm 11/07/13 9:30pm

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 4:30pm 10/31/13 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 12:40pm 6/03/13 12:40pm

Your Purse is Grosser Than a Toilet Seat

Purses are both a blessing and a curse for ladies on the go. Invest in a good tote, said fashion, and so I obeyed. And man am I happy I listened to fashion. I love my gigantic Mary Poppins purse: It's the black hole where I throw in my makeup bag, tampons, books and magazines, miscellaneous objects found on the… » 5/16/13 6:00pm 5/16/13 6:00pm

What Do You Carry Around in Your Big-Ass Purse?

On this morning's Today Show, Hoda and Meredith Vieira (who's subbing in for Kathie Lee) decided to go through each other's big-ass bags to see what was in there. Both women were lugging around nearly 10 lbs. of stuff, ranging from make-up to good luck charms to birthday cards to wallets stuffed with cash. » 1/23/13 2:10pm 1/23/13 2:10pm

Genius Purse Will Charge Your Cell Phone Battery

Watching your phone battery disappear as you're out and about running errands is a modern inconvenience, but an inconvenience all the same. You are an important person with places to go and calls to make! You have business to attend to or, at the very least, you would like to text your friend a photo of the guy you… » 9/12/12 2:00pm 9/12/12 2:00pm

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 1:30pm 5/05/12 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 12:45pm 2/04/12 12:45pm

What Items Are "Essentials" For Your Purse?

Okay, we don't know how big a purse these folks are carrying, but we love a list that ran today of green essentials to carry at all times. It got us thinking about the other essentials every purse should have: » 12/06/10 5:39pm 12/06/10 5:39pm

Insert "Don't Judge A Book" Joke

Olympia Le-Tan makes amazing clutch purses based on the jackets of first editions. As she says, they're "mainly classics, as unfortunately the covers of books nowadays are not as nice as they used to be." [DazedDigital] » 11/04/09 11:40am 11/04/09 11:40am

Snap Into A Chanel

If you're anything like us, the first thing you'll think when you see this uncanny beef jerky "Chanel" bag is, Beware of Dog! The purse was made by design student Nancy Wu at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA; we'd really like to hear what Kaiser Karl would have to say about this one. (And yes, we do… » 12/16/08 6:40pm 12/16/08 6:40pm

SOS

We know Rihanna and Gucci's tattoo heart campaign is to benefit UNICEF, and it's obviously a good cause, so should we not admit that we find the new ad » 11/20/08 9:20am 11/20/08 9:20am to be simultaneously the most boring and hilarious thing we've ever seen? For those of you who can't have the pleasure of immediate gratification: it's basically just…

Huge Bags: Hot. Chiropractor Bills: Not

Large bags were a ubiquitous fashion trend in 2007, and the trend for 2008? Bigger bags. Are we just getting used to carrying a ton of stuff? Poor Andy Rooney, who noticed this trend back in November, is going to be apoplectic. According to the Wall Street Journal, doctors say the recommended weight of a handbag… » 1/07/08 1:30pm 1/07/08 1:30pm