Category Archives: Handbags

Boticca.comCame across this site and instantly fell in love! I love unique one-of-a-kind accessories that are true statement pieces and not just trends. features styles from independent designers from all over. The talent is unmatched by any other site.

PLEASE visit this site! I gaurantee you will not be disappointed!


Boticca is the online boutique for unique jewelry and fashion accessories by top emerging designers from around the world.

The marketplace is curated and edited by a team of fashion experts, designers, stylists, editors, bloggers and collectors, who illustrate the culture, stories and inspiration behind the collections on the site.


Top Etsy Picks for 2011

Novel Couture Etsy Picks Seal of Approval

We want to know who your top Etsy fashion and lifestyle picks are for 2011! Fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, home? What top Etsy shops do you just heart? Do you have a unique and successful Etsy shop? Let us know! We want your submissions and your opinions!

Leave a comment with shop link, Tweet up, or email us directly!

We hope to compile a list of our Top 10 for 2011 and establish a monthly posting of top Etsy shops! All will be considered!

re-collect by Katcha Bilek

re-collect by Katcha Bilek - Bike Clutch1st: Made from an old bike tire! How cool is that?!

2nd: If you own a bike, you know how this bag will easily come into play! features the upcycled designs of Katcha Bilek. I love these pieces because they are brillantly designed AND at first glance, I truly thought I was looking at a cool hand-crafted leather bag. by Katcha Bilek - Imma Bag

This one is made from a tire as well!

Fan Appreciation Handbag Giveaway!

Lucky Brand Rockin' Ruffles Tote

To show our appreciation and to celebrate our newly launched Facebook Fan Page, we are giving away a genuine Lucky Brand Rockin’ Ruffles Leather Tote to a lucky Novel Couture fan! *pictured above*

Enter online at our newly launched Facebook Fan Page and don’t forget to LIKE!

OR enter online via Twitter! Don’t forget to follow!

OR enter both via Facebook and Twitter to increase your chances of winning!

The official rules for this Novel Couture Fan Appreciation giveaway goes as follows:
-No purchase or entry fee required. 100% free of charge to participate and win.
-Must be 18 and over as of 10/26/2010 to participate.
-Only those residing in the US or Canada are eligible for grand prize.
-Must provide accurate contact information. Those who do not provide accurate contact information will not be eligible to win.
-Winner will be selected and notified via email on 11/11/2010. Once notified, winner has 10 days to reply and provide valid mailing address within the US and Canada to have grand prize shipped to.

Novel Couture values and respects your privacy. Limited information is collected to effectively execute contests. This information will solely be used to serve our fans. We WILL NOT sell or share your info with any third parties, period.

Camera Pouch

Camera Pouch 

The camera pouch that looks like a camera! Fits your camera nice and snug. Has removable hand and crossbody straps. Available at

Side note: Saw a few of these in some boutiques in Tokyo. The quality is quite impressive!

Lace Looks


lace looks

GirlProps: Channeling Chanel Lace Shades; TopShop: Premium Lace Patchwork Shrug; Green and Cream Lace Tee; Miss Selfridge: Pretty Blush Lace Bangles; TopShop: Daisy Shoppe: Ivory Lace Full Mini Skirt; TopShop: Lace Turnup Shorts; Aurélie Bidermann: Blackened Silver Lace Ring; TopShop: Lace Print Suede Clutch; TopShop: Pearl Lace Boots; Alexander McQueen: Lace Pumps; Alexander McQueen: Flesh Lace Four-Finger Ring Clutch

Matt & Nat Vegan Options

Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

True story, I fell in LOVE with this white studded backpack a few weeks back. It’s perfect for traveling in style, but from time to time, I have reservations about purchasing leather products (I’m not against it, but I like to be conservative in how I shop). Today, I learned it’s totally VEGAN and there’s a complimenting line of other vegan goods to top off a sustainable wardrobe.

Matt & Nat Accessories are availabe at Bloomingdales