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Chanel Introduces the Biggest Bag Ever
Karl Lagerfeld debuted this giant hula hoop bag yesterday for Chanel’s Spring 2013 fashion show in Paris. Although all the accessories were whimsical and over the top, this one truly takes the cake!
Now the question is, how much will this giant purse retail for?
Love it? Hate it? We just can’t decide!

Chanel Introduces the Biggest Bag Ever

Karl Lagerfeld debuted this giant hula hoop bag yesterday for Chanel’s Spring 2013 fashion show in Paris. Although all the accessories were whimsical and over the top, this one truly takes the cake!

Now the question is, how much will this giant purse retail for?

Love it? Hate it? We just can’t decide!

Pop-Ups Monday!

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Pop-Ups Monday: Monday September 17

On this lovely Monday, we are featuring three of our recent fashion tech discoveries. We thought we should share them with the rest of the world—September secrets revealed!

Discover, explore, and enjoy! 

1. 1stDibs

“1stDibs offers the best antiques from all over the world in one place. I’m sorry the 1stDibs secret is out.”  Well, sorry to disappoint, but every shopper deserves to know about this fabulous site! More than 1,600 international dealers of antiques, furniture, design, art, jewelry, and luxury goods are featured on 1stDibs and then delivered to customers worldwide. With locations in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles and a weekly online magazine filled with interviews, the site has certainly evolved into an online luxury marketplace. Marc Jacobs himself says he can’t imagine living without 1stDibs, so it’s definitely worth checking out!

2. Boutine

Introducing a fantastic social shopping experience! Boutine collaborates with emerging fashion designers from around the world to bring unique products to online boutique sales exclusively for members. Currently, clothing, bags, jewelry, shoes, and accessories are available. As a Boutine member, you have the opportunity to become a stylist, creating and sharing your own virtual store. You can connect your personalized collection to all of your social media platforms including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and ultimately earn a ten percent commission. Boutine truly is shopping and selling made simple! 

3. TheChapar

Don’t worry gentlemen, we didn’t forget about you! Never set foot in a department store again without TheChapar. As a member, you simply create a “Style Profile” online or over the phone. Your Personal Stylist will then put together a trunk filled with tailored selections and deliver it right to your door. Simply return the stuff you don’t want, and pay for what you love!

Thanks for joining us!

Get the total scoop by staying in the loop with Pop-Ups Monday!

Fashion Icon Friday: Jane Birkin

What girl doesn’t wish that the ever-coveted Hermès Birkin Bag was named after them? Alas, our fashion icon this week is Jane Birkin.

The English singer and actress came onto the Swinging London scene in the 1960s. She appeared in films like the 1968 Wonderwall and Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. She was even in Don Juan, Or If Don Juan Were a Woman with our other fashion icon, Brigitte Bardot. Both were stylish sex symbols of that era.

As a singer, her infamous song is “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus” (“I Love You… Nor Do I”), a duet with Serge Gainsbourg, the French singer, songwriter, actor, director, and composer. Jane and Serge collaborated numerous times, and also had a 13-year long romantic relationship together after her marriage to composer John Barry ended.

So how did the lusted-over Birkin bag come to be named after Jane Birkin herself? Rumor has it the Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane on a Paris-to-London flight in 1984. She was traveling with a straw purse and when she put it in the overhead compartment, everything fell out. She explained to him that she couldn’t find a leather weekend bag that she liked—clearly it was fate! Shortly after, he created the now classic and exclusive leather Birkin bag for her.

Jane still does some acting and singing as well as working closely with Amnesty International and efforts to bring AIDS awareness—and yes, still carries a Birkin bag.

Watch-Out Wednesday: Pimkie Color Forecast 

I spend about 30 minutes every morning just staring blankly at my closet wondering what to wear. Next step? Check the weather and narrow my options down to about half.

Now with the Pimkie Color Forecast app, you can go even further—check the color forecast and find out what colors are trending that day in several of the most stylish cities in Europe. Pimkie Color Forecast was previously a website and just launched last week as an iPhone app.

The website and app work by having cameras strategically placed in fashion-conscious areas of top fashion cities—right now in Milan, Paris, and Antwerp. The software scans in real time and reveals what colors are trending at that exact moment. The website and app not only display what colors are trending, but also suggest clothes and accessories you can purchase in the same color from the Pimkie collection—a great digital tool to engage consumers with their brand. It’s also taking trend and color forecasting to a whole new (immediate) level.

We’re hoping the app’s next city is New York!

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