Thursday, April 27, 2006

Initial Thoughts

OK, so I know that ever since I launched I’ve been all about giving love to the new designers. But, I was checking out the Neiman Marcus site and they have the YSL Muse bag – the it bag of the season – in yummy chocolate. Best of all, you can get the bag personalized with two initials for FREE. Well, let’s just say that it’s part of the $1,295 price tag.

So, is worth it? I mean I think it’s so chic (very Jackie-O) to have your initials on a bag. I’ll bet Demi Moore and Kate Moss, both of whom have toted this lovely number for months, have it engraved. Should I bite the bullet and get it? It’s my professional opinion that the Muse bag will become a classic – going down in fashion history just like the Hermes Birkin, the Louis Vuitton Speed 30, the twill and leather Gurka satchel and a Judith Leiber basic-black evening clutch.

The chocolate leather with tonal stitching, the golden hardware – it all oozes with Italian craftsmanship and overall elegance.

Always Bag-a-licious,
Pamela Pekerman

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Every spring, fashion editors proclaim "nautical is in!" The stripes, the sailor hues- blue, white, red, black - and the anchor details come back every year. Let's just call it a perennial class and stop wasting ink.

Like a good pair of jeans that never go out of style - yes they exist - a nautical-themed bag can last numerous seasons. And, if paired with white pants and a blue top, a denim skirt and a striped top, a blue tank with jeans ... you get the picture ... the right sailor-inspired tote will keep you stylishly sailing through many springsational events.

I really like the mamie white Jay Bag. The canvas body is accented with blue patent leather trim and an antique gold anchor charm. The synched, drawstring closure creates a unique, guitar-like shape. In person, this tote is quite stunning. I love the functionality of the outside pockets and the removable anchor. Wear it as a charm for a head-to-toe nautical look. $249

Always bag-a-licious,
Pamela Pekerman

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I love this white silk clutch embroidered with coral beads. I must admit, before this weekend, I never heard of Isharya, but they make all sorts of great summer wraps and jewelry that you have to check out. Every piece has a Middle-Eastern-meets-Madison-Avenue sensibility.

This clutch will look perfect when paired with summer's must-have white linen dresses. It will give your outfit an added kick of color and make it more evening worthy.

Side note: does the pattern remind you of any other fabulous fashion find?

Please don't pair the Isharya clutch with this Daine von Furstenberg dress -- too much of a good thing. This number requires a simple white clutch like this one from Ted Rossi. ($350)

Always bag-a-licious,
Pamela Pekerman

Sunday, April 23, 2006

This month, - the ultimate source for all things bags - turned one!! Thanks to everyone for their support, both in reading our magazine and visiting our bag shop. Thanks to every gal (and guy!) that has joined our bagista club!

To celebrate, I - as the founder and ultimate bagista of - have decided to launch this blog and share my daily dose of bag-a-licious thoughts. Occasionally, Michelle, my stylish sister and the Creative Director of, will chime in with some added bagista scoop.

Check in to see what new bags and designers we have spotted in our quest to make the world beautiful, one bagista at at a time.

Always bag-a-licious,
Pamela Pekerman