Sunday, December 21, 2008

Shop BagTrends 40% OFF ALL BAGS Rebecca Minkoff, Ananas, Antoinette Lee: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

I just celebrated the first night of Hannukah ... 7 more crazy nights to go. If you're still on the hunt of Hannukah, Christmas or Kwanza gifts here's something that will make it a little easier. In the final stretch of holiday shopping take 40% off any bag at

Use code "pamblogs40" at checkout. (May not combine with other offers. Expires December 25th.)

This is an exclusive offer only being posted on my blog for you devoted bagistas.

Orders placed by December 22 9am will still arrive Christmas Day via FREE SHIPPING. We also offer quicker shipment methods. If you have any questions call us at 718.531.6793. Holiday hours are 8am - 10pm EST.

Happy Holidays and as always ...

Have a bag-a-licious day!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tory Burch Holiday 2008 Stocking Stuffers and More: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

When I think of candy-color accessories that are both on-trend and classic, Tory Burch always tops the list. From the cult favorite Riva Flats (that never seem out-dated and are collected in every incarnation by die-hard TB fans) to the original Tory Tote, there's a lot to love in the world of Tory Burch. For the holiday season, especially as we all count our change, TB has plenty of stocking staffers. My personal favorite is the nautically-influenced Tory Tunic Key Chain for $45. With the current holiday season, I'm loving all the colored metallics and the fuchsia-orange combination (my wedding colors!!). The holiday collection is inspired by Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. The ball was held in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Plaza Hotel in 1966. It was considered the social event of the season and the guest list included several glamorous women of the time including; Marella Agnelli, Babe Paley, Candice Bergen, Lee Radzwill and Mia Farrow. The collection was also inspired by Tory’s childhood in Valley Forge where she used to love watching her mother and father get dressed for an evening out. Ah the glamour, the romance, the fashion!! My top picks include the Briza Cardina, a big splurge at $850 but def an investment piece ideal to dress-up jeans or add warmth over a black cocktail dress. I also LOVE these pink-orange gloves ($95). And how could I have a TRB list without including a bag. The new Anna Satchel ($495) has all shine and patent we come to know from TB, but isn't logo overload. I like the discreet "TT" logo on the side. I'm digging the shape, love the double zipper and wide opening. My one request, can we see this bag in coral?

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Botkier Pop-up Store in NYC : BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

I love pop-up stores. It gives me a chance to see what the designer would do if they had their own store, an entire venue to engulf me in their bag-a-licious decor. A store is a home for a brand, a chance for the customer to better connect and fully embrace the designer and in some instances meet the designer if like Haden-Harnett the designer's studio is based in the same complex.

So who's the next designer to test out the feel brick-and-mortar? BOTKIER. Here's the scoop ...

WHAT: BOTKIER Pop-Up Store!!!!
WHERE: 117 Mercer (between Spring and Prince)
WHEN: December 12th- Dec 31st 12pm- 8pm
BAG-A-LICIOUS WHY: Make a purchase at the store and receive a coupon for 20% off of any regular priced merchandise at (valid through the end of February)

I'll try to make it out there. Wanna meet up? We can have one big bagtrends outing. Who's with me?!? It can be our little holiday fun day.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sample Sales NYC, MCM, Ruthie Davis, Francesco Biasia, Leonello Borghi: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

Here's some more sample sale scoop. This time we have one of favorite luxury brands and a shoe designer I we're to nearly all major evening functions.

WHAT: shoppers, carry-ons, plenty of totes with little lions!
WHERE: 519 8TH Ave. 21st Floor, btw 35th and 36th St.
WHEN: December 15 - 18th, 9am - 7pm daily
BAG-A-LICIOUS WHY: hello MCM is back in the US ladies!!! I've been mission those little lions for over a decade, and at nearly 80% this is a blowout sample sale not to be missed.... stock up on key luggage pieces (if they are still available after I get there!)

WHO: Francesco Biasia
WHAT: fall bags and wallets in patent, embossed croc, leather and fabric
WHERE: 320 Fifth Ave. suite 1100, 11th floor @ 32nd St.
WHEN: December 9 - 12th, 9am to 6pm daily
BAG-A-LICIOUS WHY: Made in Italy goodies 50-70% off

WHO: DAVIS by Ruthie Davis
WHAT: killer heals with a tech twist and lots of attitute WHERE: 150 West 25th St. Suite 1004, btw 6th & 7th Ave.
WHEN: December 11th and 12th, 10am - 7:30pm
BAG-A-LICIOUS WHY: because Beyonce and I know good shoes :)

WHO: Leonello Borghi
WHAT: mens and womens leather bags 80% off
WHERE: 156 Wast 56th St. 7th Fl, btw 6th and 7th Ave.
WHEN: December 9th and 10th, 10am - 4pm
BAG-A-LICIOUS WHY: it's their first sample sale - sample sale virgins!!

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman


Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Dear Bagistas,

What a busy week of events (which I skipped - ya morning the loss of my beloved poodle Simbachka so not in the mood), but busy week of pulling samples for two upcoming TV segments and plenty of bag-a-licious buzz. I want to take a break and share some GOSSIP GIRLS scoop.

Next Monday, December 8th, keep your eyes on “Little J” (played by Taylor Momsen) as she makes a stylish entrance with her Safety Clutch by BODHI. The Safety Clutch, with its patent detailing, luxe fur, and gold safety pin handle, is a delightful vintage-inspired look. I'll actually have this very bag myself soon. The retro style, made in the 1950s by Walkfort, Ingber & Co and others, is so me. Allison Burns also gave it shot a few years bags, but the BODHI version is best. Luxury materials, impeccable attention to detail and the inspirational quotes inside make this brand worth investing in. The Safety Clutch (retail price: $748) is also available for purchase at
I'll be posting a full review of the BODHI SS09 collection on tomorrow or Friday. Their preview last month was fab. Sipping campaign with friends and gossiping with Philip Bloch... all in a days work.
Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I Deal With Ideeli for Great Deals: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,
I've been addicted (purely in virtual window shopping sense, for now!) to for about a year. They have WICKED deals on some hard-to-score-a-deal-on brands like Etro, Jamin Puech, Labertson Truex and more. PLUS, they have amazing giveaways on a regular basis. Today's was a Balenciaga bag in a yummy plum color that I would never buy, but would love to own. Last week they have a sale on Clara Kasavina - and you know how I feel about my Clara! When I say deals i mean ideal deals or rather "ideeli" deals ... hehe. 40, 50 60.... 90% off deals! It's just nonsense or madness or just happy times for bagistas like us. (PS the Labertson Truex clutch featured at right is $400, but retails for over $1000!)
Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Monday, December 01, 2008


Dear Bagistas,

Don't forget to shop our CYBER MONDAY SALE (ends 3am tonight.. rather tomorrow Dec 2). Use code cm30 on any style.. new holiday merchandise... sale merchandise ... rebecca minkoff... more.

1) fabulous totes
$420 with code cm30
$320 with code cm30

2) sexy clutches
$105 with code cm30
$105 with code cm30

3) xl day /weekender /travel bags

Have a bag-a-licious day!

$50 Gift Card to BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

Here's a cyber Monday special that will last throughout the month of December. is offering you bag-a-licious divas $50 gift cards. To redeem your one-use only gift code just go to and use this promotion code at the checkout: 1001327343.

Here are a few items I found on I love delicate flower knots on this Prada Tote. If you're in the market for a romantic bag, for $800, it's hard to say no. Not quite as artistic, but a great bag nonetheless, this Satchel from HYPE is a timeless. The color is perfect shade of chocolate, there are plenty of pockets, and the hint of patent shine on the handles is just right. Did I mention it's only $100?

Have a bag-a-licious day!