Planet Botkier February 16, 2010

We’re celebrating the launch of our blog by giving away one of our favorite spring bags, the super stylish Harper Hobo. The bold straps add an edgy look to the versatile black lambskin hobo. All you have to do is check out our Blog section, as well as Planet Botkier—and leave us a comment on your favorite post. Just a little way of giving back to our readers–thanks for keeping up with the Botkier family and be sure to watch weekly for new posts!

Small print details: only one entry is necessary. Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via email on February 24th! Keep your fingers crossed-best of luck!

Edit: Our winner this time around is Ashley Holt! Congrats! Thank you to everyone for participating.


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Planet Botkier February 12, 2010

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we got in the spirit by organizing an office wide bake-off. To our surprise-quite a few members of the Botkier family went above and beyond to concoct truly sinful treats. What better way to spread the love than baking treats for your special someone-or even a best friend! We chose our favorite sweets and quizzed the part-time chefs for their recipes to share with you. more…




Planet Botkier February 09, 2010

With our latest collaboration, we are excited to bring the power of design to our biggest fans. Who better to consult than our favorite bag enthusiasts behind the much obsessed over Purse Blog? Teaming up with Megs and Vlad for the Purse Blog design project has been a dream-there is no place more passionate about handbags on the web.  What’s most inspiring for us is being able to get direct feedback from Purse Blog’s cherished family-some of our favorite Botkier girls are Purse Blog readers!

The first phase of the Botkier + Purse Blog design gave the readers a chance to vote on the most intimate design details. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of voters, we’ve decided the style of bag, color, and type of hardware. We’ll be welcoming back the Sasha, in a distressed grey with gunmetal hardware.  Now, it’s up to you to vote on the finishing touches-will the final Sasha sport a fanciful fringe? Or will it boast braided detailing? The choice is yours-visit Purse Blog’s newest post to contribute your ideas!
See the details behind Phase I of the design project here, and be sure to check out the exclusive Purse Blog video interview with Monica on the project (plus a Spring 10 preview!) here.


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Planet Botkier February 04, 2010

Wondering what we’re listening to at our NoLIta boutique? In our new monthly installment, Botkier Beat, we’ll clue you in on our current musical obsessions. Lately we’ve been tapping our feet to the likes of Ladyhawke, The XX, and Cut Copy. Perennial favorites Madonna, Nancy Sinatra, and Run DMC top off this month’s playlist. Share your suggestions with us, and your idea might pop up in next month’s Botkier Beat!

1. Phoenix – Lisztomania

2. The XX – Islands

3. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

4. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang

5. Run DMC – It’s Like That

6. Madonna – Celebration

7. Ladyhawke – Magic

8. Sam Sparro – Black&Gold

9. Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire

Listen to our playlist on Mixpod and let us know what’s on your mixtape this month.



Planet Botkier February 04, 2010

In The Nude

While black and grey will forever be quintessential favorites, we’re playing with nudes and tans to freshen up wardrobes for spring. Our favorite ways to style? Play with muted laces, ruching, ruffles, and sheer textures to achieve a decidedly feminine look with a little edge.  Or, try a military-inspired look by embracing a structural vest, dusty-colored khaki hues, and strappy details on accessories. A breezy compliment to any outfit, spring beiges are anything but boring. Visit Botkier’s Polyvore for the fashionable details-and to see more of our Style Spotlights!


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