MUTED METALLIC

Tuesday 06.19.18

Though we're known all over the world for our slinky, shiny, mirror-like material made of tiny linked metal tiles, we also love coming up with new ways to showcase just how very versatile our signature metal mesh can be.  Typically highly metallized, bold and edgy, when colors are light and muted it can also be subtle, soft and tranquil.  Shown here in Matte Rose Gold, Satin Silver and Almond, our quilted crossbody looks good when paired with casual and classic staples like jeans and white tee, perfect for those breezy summer days.  Shop SYDNEY >

Christine

SONNETS ARE FULL OF LOVE by Christina Rosetti

Tuesday 05.08.18

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

Moms deserve the best.  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !
20% off sitewide (excluding sale items) with code MOTHER2018 through 5/13/18.  Shop now >

Painting :  Whistler's Mother by James McNeill Whistler

BELT BAGS ARE A MUST THIS SEASON

Friday 03.09.18

One hand holding a plate of hors d'oeuvres while the other pops them into your mouth?  Cocktails in both hands?  Dancing the night away and you don't want your bag getting in the way?  If you're anything like us then you too want to join the hands-free movement!  And we're so thanking the '80s gods for finally bringing back this fave trend.  We're totally loving it and you will too (with both hands raised in agreement)!

And if you really don't want to wear it as a belt bag, (surprise!) this bag can also be worn crossbody.  Talk about versatility and still be hands-free! Like oh my god, totally.

Shop our MUST HAVE BELT BAGS.

LOVE'S TAKEN OVER

Friday 02.09.18

The time of year dedicated to love....and we LOVE every minute of it.  The chocolates, the conversation hearts, the roses, the gifts and it's all so SWEET!  So whether you're busy planning a romantic date night, a Galentine's dinner with your BFFs or just spoiling yourself silly, bask in all the red and pink sunshine, feel the love and give to your heart's desire.  After all...what is done in love is done well. - Vincent van Gogh

Our gift of love to you: 30% off select Valentine's Day items and 20% off sitewide with code MYVALENTINE (excluding sale items) until February 14, 2018.

AWARDS SEASON

Tuesday 01.23.18

Awards season is here and while most are trying to get acquainted with all the nominated shows, movies and players, the nominees and their stylists are busy putting together the perfect outfit.  And we absolutely LOVE seeing what ends up on the red carpet!  The flashing lights, the gowns, the accessories...oh the accessories!  Peak fabulousness and we're all about it.

So when Gayle King shows up wearing our fave bag on her bestie's big night, it's definitely a thrilling moment.  (Above pic: Gayle King at the Golden Globes 2018 wearing Serpent Structured Clutch.)  Excuse us while we pose our predetermined best side and wave to the cameras!

For more of our favorite bags worthy of glitterati moments, click here >>>

FALL FOR FRINGE

Wednesday 10.04.17

If you're anything like me then you've done your research and your Fall shopping to-do list is ready and waiting to be (patiently) checked off.  Along with the boots, the knits, the velvets and the (faux) furs, the Western/bohemian vibe wouldn't be complete without fringe.  And that's where we have you covered.

Whether you're heading to cocktail hour, dinner with the gals, an evening soiree, or date night with your boo, we've got the perfect bag for you.  So before that first leaf falls, check off that list, add some fringe to your fall wardrobe and be gypsy-ready for the coming season.  Shop all FRINGE bags here.

When They Go Low, We Go High (Fashion)

Thursday 11.17.16

As if we needed any more reasons to love Michelle Obama, the ultra classy First Lady wore head-to-toe metal mesh at the Obama administration's 13th and final state dinner. Swoon! In reference to the evening’s guests of honor, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini, the First Lady stunned in a glamorous floor-length rose gold metal mesh gown from everyone's favorite Italian fashion house, Atelier Versace. Cloaked in our sparkling signature material, FLOTUS looked absolutely breathtaking and I can't imagine a better model for it than the true role model that is Mrs. Obama.

Lauren

3 INGREDIENTS FOR A PERFECT DAY

Monday 10.03.16

Craft coffee, chic sunglasses, and our new fall Foldover Tote: three ingredients for a perfect day! Fashion blogger Shall We Sasa recently snapped this pic of our new Foldover Tote and captured the essence of its day-to-evening versatility. Whether worn as a foldover clutch, ring handle tote bag or crossbody bag, this statement piece elevates any outfit. We love this new handbag and hope you do too!

Lauren

INTRODUCING THE HERITAGE COLLECTION

Saturday 07.16.16

Whiting & Davis is the oldest handbag company in the U.S., and 2016 marks 140 years in business! To celebrate, we have designed a very special Heritage Collection of limited edition handbags for Fall 2016 that we are very excited to share with you. Based on some of our favorite vintage and antique Whiting & Davis designs from decades past, the Heritage Collection is comprised of five elegant yet contemporary new styles: the new VICTORIAN STRIPE Crossbody BagCHANDELIER Crossbody BagDECO CRYSTAL POINT Evening Bag, SKYLINE Crossbody Bag, and my personal favorite, the POIRET POUCH.

To celebrate our 140th Anniversary and the launch of this exciting new limited edition collection, we recently hosted a retrospective exhibit at Lady Mendl's Tea Salon in NYC, where editors, bloggers and friends gathered to admire dozens of our most iconic antique and vintage designs alongside the new Heritage Collection handbags they inspired. It was a thrill to host such a fun, fashionable event, and to demonstrate the ways we have evolved these classic styles for today's contemporary taste and lifestyle (for starters, they all fit the iPhone 6 Plus!). We're so excited to celebrate this huge milestone and hope you enjoy the new collection. Cheers!

Lauren

DON'T KEEP THE BOUNCER WAITING

Wednesday 05.11.16

Introducing our new Card Holder for Spring Summer 2016! This slim little wallet is just big enough for a few cards and some cash, and is perfect for slipping inside your Whiting & Davis bag for evenings out. I love having my ID and credit card handy without having to lug around a wallet. And when Friday night rolls around, keeping your night out necessities in one place is crucial. Don't keep the bouncer waiting ;)

Lauren

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