Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Devil Is On Fire

How much influence can one movie have - a movie that hasn’t even come out yet? Well, just visit The Devil Wears Prada boutique on to find out. The online shopping mecca has SOLD OUT of the handbag Patria Field (of Sex and The City fame) designed for Anne Hathaway, who plays Andrea, the assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (aka The Devil).

The $79 distressed-brown bag was worn by Hathaway's character. If you are into fashion movie memorabilia, I would definitely get this bag. It's quite versatile, morphing from shoulder bag, to clutch, to purse. Plus, the color can be worn all year around.

Since I haven’t seen the bag in person, I can't vouch for its quality. And based on these comments from Amazon shoppers, you shouldn't expect Prada -

  • "The quality of the bag is horrendous - not at all worth the price paid for! It is considerably smaller than the photographs show. And though the design of the bag is quite ingenious and useful the construction is not. I wish I owned the purse shown in the movie stills not the cheap knock-off sold."
  • "It truly is a medium sized bag even though photos make it look very large."
    Again, I want to say that I really think the bag looks edgy and unique. I don't care for it as a purse or shoulder bag - but as a clutch I love it! $70 is a bit steep for faux leather, but if you're the gall wants a piece of fashion history, go for it.

If you own the bag, I'd love to hear your thoughts. E-mail Send an image of yourself with the bag and we'll post it on the blog.

If you can't wait until August 1st to have the Devil bag, Deux Lux has a VERY similar silhouette.

Have a bag-a-licious day!

Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Designer Profile: Rebecca Minkoff

Dear Bagistas,

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with
Rebecca Minkoff, the handbag designer behind the coveted Morning After Bag. In the span of three seasons, Rebecca's bags have made cameo appearances on the big screen and served as celebrity arm candy.

Over sushi and tea, we chatted about her clothing line (which will re-launch soon!!), her bags, her stylist duties and her uncanny ability at self promotion. Later on in the week, I stopped by her office to take a peak at fall/winter handbags and pick up a few things for myself. Have no fear - I also picked out bags for the SHOP.

Check out the NEWS section of this coming Monday for the full interview and find out what's next for
Rebecca Minkoff handbags.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bags Everywhere

I did a little internet surfing to find fun Lady Jayne products. They make all kinds of interesting stuff for the gal who truly loves her bags - and that's all of us! Yes, the products are a bit cheesy, but if you happen to be stuck in a cubical, they make your space festive. The postits really come in handy!!

You put your boyfriend in a frame? Why not your REAL arm candy?!

Purse Pads - because nothing says I need a new bag like a paper in the shape of a bag that reads "I need a new bag" :)
Picture this - yourself in a bag? Frame your gorgeous punim in this leopard-print purse frame.
Pamela Pekerman


Listen to me chat about bag memorabilia, as I have my weekly chat with Lesley from

PODCAST - FASHIONTRIBES TIDBIT: Don't Hide Your Obsession with Bags, Flaunt it with Some Fun Bag-Themed Memorabilia Picked by Bag Guru Pam Pekerman of Bagtrends. FASHIONTRIBES BLOG & PODCAST - MP3 File

Sports fans paper their walls in sports posters. Trinket collectors showcase their passion in dainty glass cases. Now bagistas can follow suit with bag-themed objets which pay proper homage to their fashionable bags. "It's the easiest way to tell a lot about a woman, by what bag she's wearing. You could have five women all in black, but her bag can be as individual as her. It might be funky, it might be from the 60s, the 80s, Hermes - it's very individual and telling."

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Monday, June 19, 2006

StyleBakery Buzz + new bags

Hey Bagistas,

Sorry for my MIA - I've come down with a cold and between work and planning for my upcoming trip to Eastern Europe, it's been quite hectic. But, I just had to pop in and mention all the bag-a-licious things going on in BagTrends land.

StyleBakery is featuring the SHOP in their goodies section. So, we're giving away bag-a-licious t-shirts to all StyleBakery readers that shop the site.

Also, we're adding new items this week from your favorite designers like Ananas, Andrea Brueckner and Tabitha. (shown - the Tabitha Tabitha in Cream $355; the Tabitha Dolly in Plum $335; the Ananas Anya in Mango $400) Tabitha bags go really fast. To ensure you don't miss out on this London import, e-mail for pre-order details.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


It's Tuesday again, so that means I'm doing my weekly podcast with Lesley from FashionTribes. Listen to hear my picks for great bags of all colors.

From obnoxious 80's florescents to fruit hues, the bag word of the day is: COLOR.

Here's a sampling of my favorite rainbow treats.

Have a bag-a-licious day!

Pamela Pekerman

I'm a Styleaholic (with a bag-a-licious twist)

Hey Bagistas,

I want to tell you about a unique, new site called You need to ask youself:
Are you iN? BagTrends is iN and we're down with Stylaholics?

Celebrity Styleaholic and it NYC gal, Najwa Moses, presents The iN List- an original WEEKLY VIDEO podcast show featuring a variety of iNlisters who are emerging in Entertainment, Fashion and Creative Entrepreneurship launched today.


SIGN UP NOW at to shop with Gwen Stefani or make music with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. A new show is served up every Tuesday at 9am EST.

Shameless plug - yours truly will be featured in an upcoming installment of Styleaholics! I'll make sure to post more on that, later.

It’s Your LIFE. Just STYLE It.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekemran

Friday, June 02, 2006

In The Bag - Shine Control

It's that time again in NYC - humid days and hot muggy nights. I'm always fighting to control the dreaded oily T zone. Here's a peek at my tools of choice. Stay ... dry!

  • A gal should shine with her charm, whit and fashion sense - not her oily spots. For on-the-go fix ups try Tarte Little Blot Book($32)

  • From the go-to cosmetics line for all celebrity makeup artists, Smashbox has developed the Smashbox Compact Anti-Shine. Contains tea tree oil to help fight acne, aloe to soothe and calm, and vitamin E to help repair skin damage. Don't leave home without it. ($26)

Have a bag-a-licious day!

Pamela Pekerman

BagTrends Shop - Bag-A-Licious SALE

Hey bagistas! Our Memorial Weekend Sale has been extended through June 6th. Nearly every handbag at the SHOP is on sale. We only go this nutty once in a while, so grab em while you can. We're almost sold out of Andrea Brueckner, Ananas and David&Scotti bags.

Oh, and if you don't see your favorite designer available at our shop, drop me a line :). I'd love to hear from another bagista!

Have a bag-a-licious day,

Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cameo Satchel Simone - Charles L. Thomas

When I was little, I would always admire my grandmother’s jewelry. Even today, I’m still mesmerized by her amber necklaces, coral earrings and cocktail rings. But, it's the cameo pins, earrings and ring that I remember most from my youth. I've always been a lady trapped in a younger body, with a penchant for vintage looks. There was something magical and old school about that romantic, goddess-like face with her long, cascading curls.

Simone Cameo Satchel by Charles L. Thomas has that same lady-like, sophisticated look. "Simone" can be heading off to lead a boardroom discussion, or running out to meet her 'ladies who lunch' friends.

This beautiful combination of soft, antique, white leather and slate black beveled microfiber is Victorian opulence with a modern lifestyle in m
ind - there's room for your PDA and cell. Simone is, of course, embellished with a cameo crafted by artists in the US with your choice of either a classic blue cameo or a sweet lilac cameo. I'll take the sweet lilac, thank you!

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman