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Bea’s 2014 Holiday Wish List

Bea’s 2014 Holiday Wish List

If you asked anyone in the PurseBlog offices how to describe my personal style, I’d bet money that one of the first three words they’d use is “minimal.” When it comes to clothing and accessories, I like clean lines and neutral tones, and I’m a sucker for a good structured bag.

My holiday wish list could have been made up entirely of bags I’m lusting over, but I decided to mix in a few other things I’d like to find under the tree as well. Take a look below and see what’s on my wish list this year, and feel free to buy any or all of them for me if you’re feeling generous toward strangers on the Internet.

Gift Guide 2014: Have Yourself A Very Gucci Holiday

Gift Guide 2014: Have Yourself A Very Gucci Holiday

I already showed you a few of my favorite perfect Gucci gifts for the season, and today I’m sharing more–a few items from Gucci just wasn’t enough. Gucci’s designs are as elegant and stylish as ever, and even at a luxury price point, the bags feel like a strong value because of the brand’s fine materials and craftsmanship.

The cool blue hues, pretty purples and luxurious neutrals have put Gucci atop my personal holiday list. The brand had quite the year, from the bamboo resurgence to the popular Jackie Soft, which gave nods to house classics, and beyond. Whether you want an everyday bag or some striking accessories, you can have yourself a very Gucci holiday with my picks below.

Want It Wednesday: Holiday Travel Essentials

Want It Wednesday: Holiday Travel Essentials

Members of the PurseBlog team have already started leaving our little New York City nest in pursuit of holiday travel adventures (and I will be joining their ranks tomorrow), so now seemed like a good time to contemplate the best-case scenario for what to carry with us when we fly, drive or train-ride our way to our holiday destinations. Below, check out a few of our picks.

Find the Perfect Gift From Gucci

Find the Perfect Gift From Gucci

During 2014, Gucci has released collection after collection of gorgeous bags. Bamboo had a huge resurgence for the brand, as well as textured Diamante leather and the new Jackie Soft. To close out the year, Gucci put together a stunning compilation of items that are sure to delight, whether as a gift for this holiday season or a new bag for a new year.

Gucci’s designs aren’t the only notable things here; the cruise collection debuted some of the most stunning hues of leather, including mauve-like purple, a crisp off-white, light pink and beyond. I had the chance to check out four of my favorite Gucci pieces, but there are so many more; you can visit Gucci to check out the entire selection.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

The inclusion of more Bamboo for Gucci relates to its deeply rooted history, and the bamboo accents are iconic for the house. The Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag is part of the Bamboo Daily line, which melds ease and elegance beautifully; this bag is a stand-out of the bunch.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

The shoulder bag sits comfortably, and the body of the bag lies close to flat against your side. Of course, the leather is supple and divine; Gucci always finds a way to make a design look simple yet utterly seductive. The off-white leather works well for winter and will give a clean touch to any look. This is the bag that I have on my wish-list from Gucci, and the name of it describes precisely what it is: the perfect shoulder bag to carry day after day. And trust me, when you get your hands on this bag, that’s precisely what you will be doing.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

A few months ago, I did a Purseonals review on my Gucci Bamboo Shopper. In it, I raved about this bag, plus I carry it so often that it’s the most-used bag in my collection for 2014. I almost always love a mini version of my favorite designs, and Gucci has made my bag wish list grow once again with the addition of the Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

The main difference between the larger size and the mini (after the size, of course) is the lack of interior compartments. With a small bag, you can’t have as many divisions because you need the space to be as usable as possible. I totally love this bag, and it’d make a great companion piece to my other Bamboo Shopper. Plus, the large size can get a bit heavy, so there is nothing better than lightening the load with the same style I already love.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

Backpacks are a trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and I’m always on the hunt for a great backpack that might push me over the edge to purchase. If I had to choose, I’d get this Gucci Bamboo Backpack–the design marries utility and style beautifully, plus the color is divine.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

This bag has such a cool girl feel with its oversized tassels and bamboo top handle, which will amp up your style instantly. Gucci offers a ton of colors but this lilac color is my favorite by far. Purple is a neutral color that offers more more dimension than other neutrals but works well with majority of your wardrobe. If you’re looking for a backpack, this is a great option.

Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

We don’t cover wallets enough, but I am an extremely picky person when it comes to my wallet. A zip-around continental wallet offers plenty of space for all of your credit cards, gift cards and other important cards, and you can easily slide your money in the center zip pocket as well.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci. Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci. Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

The Flora print instantly amps up the “wow” factor for this wallet, but since the print is on a black background, it doesn’t distract at all. I need to find a new wallet for my mom, and this is the one I’m planning to get for her–let’s hope she skims over this part of the post so I didn’t just spoil the surprise.

These are only four of the many items Gucci offers, so check out the rest on Gucci.com now.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

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eBay’s Best Bags – December 10

eBay’s Best Bags – December 10

It’s Wednesday, and that means we are ready shop. We got a little head start and found some terrific bags on eBay this week, including a cute, rare offering from Gucci, a couple very nice small bags from Chanel and something big and gorgeous from Bottega Veneta. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

Gift Guide 2014: 20 Gifts to Satisfy All the Men in Your Life

Gift Guide 2014: 20 Gifts to Satisfy All the Men in Your Life

When you’re used to shopping for women’s fashion, buying a gift for your dad, brother, spouse or male friends can be a bit…deflating. Things are getting better in men’s fashion, but the colors, prints, materials and fabrications are still much more limited than those you’ll find for women. Finding the good stuff can just take a little time and a little intel on where to look, and luckily, that’s what we’re here for, both today and all season in our gift guide series. If you’re looking for a stylish holiday gift for any of the men on your list, we have a feeling that something below will be just the ticket.

eBay’s Best Bags – December 3

eBay’s Best Bags – December 3

It’s the first week of December, and we hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving enjoyed yourselves. We stayed out of the Black Friday frenzy and instead found you all some great bags on eBay! We found a beautiful Céline Trio, a smart Bottega Veneta messenger and much, much more. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

Gift Guide 2014: 25 Gifts for Moms of All Types

Gift Guide 2014: 25 Gifts for Moms of All Types

Look, here’s the thing: the best advice I can give you on getting a gift for your mom, or for the moms around you, is that you should just buy them the nicest thing that you can afford and that you think they will enjoy. Mom, grandma, wife, sister, whoever–to paraphrase Big Daddy Kane, momming ain’t easy. To make treating them to something special a little bit easier, though, we’ve selected a handful of gifts that might appeal to the many and diverse types of moms in your life.

Gift Guide 2014: 25 Gifts for Moms of All Types

Gift Guide 2014: 25 Gifts for Moms of All Types

Look, here’s the thing: the best advice I can give you on getting a gift for your mom, or for the moms around you, is that you should just buy them the nicest thing that you can afford and that you think they will enjoy. Mom, grandma, wife, sister, whoever–to paraphrase Big Daddy Kane, momming ain’t easy. To make treating them to something special a little bit easier, though, we’ve selected a handful of gifts that might appeal to the many and diverse types of moms in your life.

Gift Guide 2014: 25 Gifts for Moms of All Types

Gift Guide 2014: 25 Gifts for Moms of All Types

Look, here’s the thing: the best advice I can give you on getting a gift for your mom, or for the moms around you, is that you should just buy them the nicest thing that you can afford and that you think they will enjoy. Mom, grandma, wife, sister, whoever–to paraphrase Big Daddy Kane, momming ain’t easy. To make treating them to something special a little bit easier, though, we’ve selected a handful of gifts that might appeal to the many and diverse types of moms in your life.

Go-Go

The 60′s are coming back for fall, and the very mod go-go boot is no exception.

Take for example the leopard / giraffe / printed knee boot – best worn with tights and a mini skirt, what do you think?


Leopard Printed Boots, Gucci

Gucci’s Cruise 2015 Collection is Full of Luxurious Minimalism

Gucci’s Cruise 2015 Collection is Full of Luxurious Minimalism

Over the past few seasons, the most impressive thing about Gucci’s handbags is what the brand has managed to resist: over-branding, over-embellishment and over-baked design of all kinds. Every collection seems more well-edited than the last, and the results get simpler and more beautiful with every new collection released.

Gucci’s Cruise 2015 lineup includes two new lines, Bamboo Daily and Lady Bamboo. The names indicate exactly what you’d expect; Bamboo Daily is a line of simple leather (and occasionally python) bags, sparsely accented with dark bamboo closures, that are perfect for daily use in the office and beyond. The Lady Bamboo bags are in a similar vein, but with a more feminine finish. They’re all strong choices if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe.

Check out a representative sample of the Cruise 2015 bags below or head over to Gucci.com to preview and pre-order a wider selection.

Winter Sunglasses

One of the reasons why I love New York is that even in the middle of winter when it’s really cold and life is just one eternal blizzard and your Sorels get stuck in brownish blocks of ice and you want to wear a parka on top of your parka, there’s still sun. Vitamin D!!!

It’s rarely gray outside, so people wear sunglasses all winter long. But the light is different here. It’s lovely – it hits you at an angle, it’s softer. It’s perfect for wearing lighter lenses that give you a bit of style even when you’ve been wearing the same coat for 34 days in a row. So today, we’re showing you a selection of our favorite sunglasses.

The Many Bags of The Mr. Bones Halloween Pumpkin Patch, 2014 Edition

The Many Bags of The Mr. Bones Halloween Pumpkin Patch, 2014 Edition

Perhaps no holiday affords us better handbag watching than Halloween. Every year, for the entirety of October, celebrities descend on the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Los Angeles to partake in the fall festivities and pick up some decorations for their homes. Many even come without kids–it’s become an excellent place to see and be seen, and there are plenty of paparazzi outside. Below, check out who bought pumpkins this year and what they carried their wallets in.

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – October 23

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – October 23

Our favorite thing about #PBWIMB is getting to see what bags all of you carrying for the season, especially when they stray away from the usual suspects like Hermès and Chanel.

In this week’s roundup, we found bags including Prada, Gucci, Valentino and two versions of Amanda’s current obsession, the Lady Dior bag. The bags are beautiful and colorful on the outside and filled with tons of goodies on the inside.

Scroll to see which Instagrams made our favorites of the week, and keep tagging your pictures with #PBWIMB for your chance to be featured!

PurseForum Roundup – October 17

PurseForum Roundup – October 17

Happy Friday, Roundup Readers! We hope you are all rested up from the National Handbag Day festivities. We certainly had a lovely time revisiting some of our favorite bags and collections last week and hope you did too.

This week, we dropped into Coach and checked in on the Snoopy Line conversation, which you’ll want to check out! We also looked in on two new bag styles in Bottega Veneta and stopped by Beauty Bar and Nail Care to see what gifts our sweet and generous members are sharing across the globe!

Rachel Zoe Picks Pumpkins with Her Kids and a Gucci Bag

Rachel Zoe Picks Pumpkins with Her Kids and a Gucci Bag

It’s that time of year again when LA celebrities grab their kids (or kids they’ve borrowed especially for the occasion), the paparazzi grab their cameras and everyone heads on down to Mr. Bones’ Pumpkin Patch. Here’s Rachel Zoe, pumpkin-picking with her sons Skyler and Kaius and her husband Rodger Berman. She’s carrying a dark brown Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Bag. Rachel’s version of this fringed Gucci is now sold out, but you can find a python version for $3,100 at Net-A-Porter.

If you look closely, you’ll notice that Rachel also has a Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Tote tucked away in her stroller. You can peruse the rest of Rachel Zoe’s handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Rachel Zoe.” Mr. Bones is a such a beloved celeb to-do that last year we recapped the event with a blog post fittingly titled “The Many Bags of the Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch.” It’s highly likely we’ll do another one this year, if celeb turnout is decent and pap handbag pics are plentiful.

Gucci Creates the Perfect Collection with Jackie Soft

Gucci Creates the Perfect Collection with Jackie Soft

Gucci has been a handbag highlight for me for what feels like seasons on end. From Bright Diamante to Fringe to Bamboo, each new collection has found a way to win me over. Now, Gucci has sealed my everlasting love with the Jackie Soft collection, a nod to the house classic Jackie bag.

The Gucci Jackie dates back to the 1960s, when it found a namesake in Jackie Onassis. Much like Ms. Onassis, the bag became an instant icon, and the Jackie Soft is a modern reinterpretation with supple-yet-durable leather in five different styles, all in a range of colors and skins.

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The collection includes sage green and nut brown crocodile; soft leather in shades as diverse as candy pink, aqua and mustard yellow; python in shades of bordeaux and aquamarine; and classic neutrals, like black and beige. And that’s only scratching the surface of the muted, rich tones you’ll find in the Jackie Soft collection.

Kate Moss stars in the campaign for Gucci Jackie Soft, and the juxtaposition of her and Jackie O seems fitting–a thoroughly modern evolution of a classic bag gets a thoroughly modern representative. The ads also highlight the new design’s versatility; the Jackie Soft is an ideal classic, but it’s contemporary enough to translate well on not-so-traditional women as well.

I look at so many bags that finding one that really grabs my attention is quite the feat, but the Jackie Soft did just that from the beginning. I love the elegant feel, but the soft leather gives a more approachable edge to the design. The leather is touchable, but the bag looks like it will last for years to come.

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Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Flap Shoulder Bag, $2,350 via Gucci

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Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Flap Shoulder Bag, $2,350 via Gucci

My personal favorite is the Jackie Soft Leather Flap Shoulder Bag, and whether you opt for crocodile, python or soft leather, you can’t go wrong. The bag is large enough to carry everything you need for your daily life, but it’s also not too large to be carried at night. I simply adore this bag and its beyond-usable interior, which has five pouch pockets of varying sizes for easy organization.

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Gucci Jackie Soft Crocodile Clutch, $15,500 via Gucci

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Gucci Jackie Soft Python Clutch, $3,100 via Gucci

The Jackie Soft Clutch is much like the shoulder bag in its design, just without the shoulder strap. The larger shape makes an instant statement, and like the whole collection, the materials and colors offered are diverse.

Gucci Jackie Soft Hobo

Gucci Jackie Soft Hobo, $2,990 via Gucci

Gucci Jackie Soft Hobo, $2,990 via Gucci

Gucci Jackie Soft Hobo, $2,990 via Gucci

In a nod to the original Jackie Hobo, the Jackie Soft Hobo is undeniably chic. The bag hugs nicely to your body, with ample drop between the handle and opening of the bag. I imagine Jacqueline Onassis carrying the beige crocodile option, which is perfection in every way.

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Gucci Jackie Soft Crocodile Top Handle, $31,000 via Gucci

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Gucci Jackie Soft Crocodile Top Handle – Closure Detail, $31,000 via Gucci

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Gucci Jackie Soft Crocodile Top Handle – Interior, $31,000 via Gucci

The Top Handle is ideal for someone who needs to carry more for their day-to-day life, and and both sizes of this shape come with an optional crossbody strap. I would love the smaller size for everyday use, while the larger size is what weekend trips call for.

Prices for the Jackie Soft Collection range from $895 for the convertible wallet to $31,000 for a crocodile top handle. The candy pink shoulder bag is an online exclusive (and personal favorite), and you can shop the entire selection via Gucci.com.

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The 10 Most Important Bags in Modern Handbag History

The 10 Most Important Bags in Modern Handbag History

It’s become trendy for designer brands to emphasize their histories and heritages in an attempt to add value to their products and convince consumers that their prices are worth it, but when you look back at fashion history, there are a few modern handbags that stand out for the ways that their existences have shaped the accessories industry and how women (and men!) perceive, carry and shop for bags. As part of our continuing countdown to National Handbag Day, we’ve made a case for the best and brightest below.

The 30 Best Bags of the Spring 2015 Runways

The 30 Best Bags of the Spring 2015 Runways

Now that the Spring 2015 fashion show season has drawn to a close, it’s time to look back, evaluate and separate the notable pieces from the fluff. It seems like more brands stock their shows with handbags every season, and Spring 2015′s best bags include both handbag stalwarts and notable-but-lesser-known accessories brands.

There were few all-encompassing trends this season; instead, novelty found its way into a lot of collections, whether it was through fun prints, micro-mini bags or charms. Many brands also kept up with the seasons-long trend of showing ultra-expensive exotics, which serves both to wow regular customers and entice the affections of the super wealthy. Check out all of our picks below.

[Photos via Vogue UK]

eBay’s Best Bags – October 1

eBay’s Best Bags – October 1

Happy October! This week, we have a great selection of fall eBay finds. We found a beautiful vintage Hermès shoulder bag, an unusual Dior tote and two gorgeous bags from Bottega Veneta. And, of course, there’s much, much more. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Tom Ford Jennifer Bag
Buy It Now for $2,495

Tom Ford Jennifer Shoulder Bag

Hermès Vintage Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $1,998

Hermes Vintage Shoulder Bag

Christian Dior Romantic Flowers Tote
Buy It Now for $499

Christian Dior Romantic Flowers Tote

Saint Laurent Duffel Bag
Buy It Now for $2,199

Saint Laurent Classic Duffel Bag

Coach Legacy Haley Perforated Satchel
Bidding Starts at $239

Coach Legacy Haley Perforated Satchel

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $410

Bottega Veneta Shoulder Bag

Chloé Silverado Hobo
Bidding Starts at $340

Chloe Silverado Hobo

Fendi 2Jours Tote
Bidding Starts at $1,599

Fendi 2Jours Tote

Bottega Veneta Large Veneta Hobo
Buy It Now for $1,225

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Veneta Hobo

Gucci Bamboo Handle Python Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $1,150

Gucci Python Bamboo Mini Bag

Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote
Bidding Starts at $1,255

Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote

Anja Rubik Does Perfect Model-Off-Duty Style with a Little Gucci Bag

Anja Rubik Does Perfect Model-Off-Duty Style with a Little Gucci Bag

Polish supermodel Anja Rubik was recently spotted carrying a cute little Gucci Soho Disco Bag while spending some time with her family in Warsaw. If only we could all look this nice (and unharried) after a casual family lunch in the city. You can find Anja’s exact bag at Gucci for $895.

A $895 Gucci bag is a comparatively affordable handbag choice for a supermodel. If you’d like to get a better feel for the kind of pricey designer swag we’re more accustomed to seeing on the arms of the world’s most beautiful women, be sure to check out “50+Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels.”

Social Eyes

Last week we met Cècile Togni (maybe you remember her from our project with Whistles?! ) to check out Safilo’s new Parisian sunglasses showroom.

In celebration, Cècile invited a few of her friends to pick out their favorite singlasses, we caught Candela in some funky Fendi speckled cat-eyes, while Lou and Pauline went for more classic styles from Gucci.

Her showroom was a perfect place to run into some cool girls!

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#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – September 25th

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – September 25th

This week on #PBWIMB, we couldn’t help but drool over some very pretty bags and the lovely things we found inside them (including a brand-spanking-new gold iPhone 6). Take a look at which pictures made our top picks this week and be sure to continue to follow us on Instagram and submit your pictures using #PBWIMB.

30 Bags and the Celebs Who Carried Them at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015

30 Bags and the Celebs Who Carried Them at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015

This year, London Fashion Week got compressed down to nearly nothing and we found ourselves looking down the barrel of the Milan Fashion Week collections before we even knew what hit us. Ultimately, though, that’s okay–MFW brought out tons of fashion industry insiders, basically all of whom were carrying pretty bags at which to gawk.

Last season’s Milan shows felt at times like an orgiastic tribute to celebrities, but this season, designers scaled things back a bit. Instead of attempting to fill every from row with the Katy Perrys and Rita Oras of the world, the people that the paparazzi spotted outside of the shows are mostly famous because of their involvement in the industry. Check out the best bags we spotted below.

Faves from MFW

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02 N21

03 MissoniAlberta FerrettiFerragamo

04 Ermanno ScervinoRoberto Cavalli

05 Jil Sander

06 Fendi

07 SportmaxGiorgio ArmaniMarni

08 Max MaraPrada

09 Moschino

010  FayDsquared2Philipp Plein

011 Versace

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012Tod’sBottega VenetaTrussardiEmporio Armani

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

All my MFW looks

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Five days of Milan fashionweeks, 16 looks :) Which one is your favourite?

Cinque giorni di fashionweek di Milano, 16 look :) Qual è il vostro preferito?

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MILANO, 17th-21st September 2014

Photos by Timur Emek, The Urban Spotter, Maxim Sapozhnikov, Valentina Frugiuele, Bold Streetstyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Le21eme, W Mag, The Styleograph

The Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of September 19

The Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of September 19

Over the past week, something has changed. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but the Internet’s handbag sale pages went from being a barren handbag wasteland to being…well, slightly less barren. Sale season is nowhere near to full swing, but some rather notable handbag options have been added to almost every major retailer’s sale page in the past seven days, and we’ve assembled the best of the best into our weekly roundup of bag deals below.

If you require even more sales, steals and markdowns, head on over to our PurseBlog Deals Page, which is updated daily!

Spring Trends: Suede

The Trend: Suede

How I would wear it: Designers have ruled it more than appropriate to sport suede in warmer temps. For me? I’m going for a suede jacket or skirt come spring.

The best looks: From left to right, Tibi, MM6, Gucci, Burberry and Derek Lam.

NYFW Day 2

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Here is another look from my second day of NYFW: total black and white contrasts with a giant hat and the funny Karlito.
PS: Watch how my day looked like on TheScene.com!

Ecco qui un altro look dal mio secondo giorno della NYFW: total bianco e nero con un maxi cappello e il funny Karlito.
PS: Guardate come è stata la mia giornata su TheScene.com!

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I was wearing:
GUCCI STUDDED LOAFERS
VALENTINO DRESS
HERMES KELLY BAG
FENDI KARLITO BAG CHAIN
STYLESTALKER HAT

Photos by Leslie Kirchhof
Hair by Redken and make up by Nikki De Roest

The Best of the Best from #PBWIMB

The Best of the Best from #PBWIMB

Over the past couple of months, you guys have submitted a seemingly endless number pictures of your designer bags and all of their contents. We have so much fun looking at them, we decided to round up some of our absolute favorites. You might be surprised what some people keep in their bags, but one thing’s for sure: there’s no shortage of Chanel and Céline in this roundup!

Take a look at who made our list of the best of the best #PBWIMB pics, and continue to send us your pictures for your chance to be featured! Be sure to follow us on Instagram to follow more of our handbag adventures.

Summer in Review: PurseBlog’s Best Instagrams

Summer in Review: PurseBlog’s Best Instagrams

Today marks the beginning of PurseBlog Summer Break, which means that our team is taking a week out of the office to travel, rest and, in my case, move into a new apartment. While we’re away, we’ll have both new posts and some of your old favorites, updated and expanded with new photos, new bags and, in general, new things to gawk at. That’s what we’re here for, after all, even when we’re not technically here.

To get things started, we looked back at our Instagrams for the season and put together a few that showcase our favorite bags enjoying the summer weather alongside us. (Yes, our purses are sentient and have moods. Just another perk of the job.) Check ‘em out below, and follow us on Instagram to find out how our bags will feel about fall.

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – August 21st

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – August 21st

With the arrival of Fall just around the corner, it looks like most of you are slowly stashing away your bright bags and opting for something a little darker and more seasonally appropriate. From burgundy to black, there were plenty of beautiful bags to pick from this week, not to mention a whole lot of Céline! Take a look below to go inside some of the prettiest designer bags we found on Instagram, and as always, keep tagging #PBWIMB to show us what’s inside your bag.

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Want It Wednesday: Mini Bags Aren’t Just for Summer

Want It Wednesday: Mini Bags Aren’t Just for Summer

Mini bags are most often associated with warm weather; after all, who doesn’t want her hands free during the season’s outdoor activities? They’re just as useful during the fall, though, especially when coat weather comes around and regular shoulder bags compete with your outerwear for shoulder real estate. Now that basically every popular bag comes in a mini size, along with all the bags that were designed to be mini from the beginning, your choices are vast no matter the season. For this edition of Want It Wednesday, the team has enumerated its favorites below.

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – August 20

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – August 20

The middle of the week means its time for us to share another collection of bag finds from eBay. This week, we found some nice vintage Chanel and Coach bags, a gorgeous, bright Balenciaga, a shimmery minaudiere from Judith Leiber and more! Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Givenchy Antigona
Buy It Now for $1,999

Givenchy Antigona Bag

Chanel Half Moon Bag
Buy It Now for $3,399

Chanel Quilted Half Moon Bag

Balenciaga City Bag
Bidding Starts at $1,495

Balenciaga City Bag

Coach Vintage Courier Bag
Buy It Now for $159

Coach Vintage Courier Bag

Tod’s Alligator Tote
Buy It Now for $2,495

Tod's Alligator Tote Bag

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Veneta Hobo
Buy It Now for $1,225

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Veneta Hobo

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag
Buy It Now for $2,249

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag

Judith Leiber Mini Barrel Crystal Minaudiere
Buy It Now for $799

Judith Leiber Crystal Tube Clutch

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Envelope Clutch
Buy It Now for $525

Bottega Venta Intrecciato Envelope Clutch

Gucci Horsebit-Embossed Hobo Bag
Buy It Now for $695

Gucci Horsebit Embossed Hobo

Prada Vitello Daino Messenger Bag
Buy It Now for $1,103

Prada Vitello Daino Messenger Bag

20 Burgundy Bags to Start Your Fall Wardrobe

20 Burgundy Bags to Start Your Fall Wardrobe

Burgundy may be the perfect fall color; it’s rich, versatile and basically a neutral, but it’s not quite as obvious a choice as an actual neutral. Black, grey, tan, navy–burgundy looks flawless with all of them, and depending on the undertones of the particular shade, it can read as anything from a particularly warm brown to just a shade off aubergine. All of that, of course, makes it a perfect choice for a new handbag.

Burgundy (or, as everyone suddenly decided to call it, oxblood) had a huge fall last year, and based on the deliveries currently rolling into stores, the industry’s appreciation for the color hasn’t abated. If you’re all stocked up on traditional neutrals and want something a little bit more interesting in your wardrobe that will still be appropriate for frequent use, we’ve got 20 options below, in a variety of shapes and price ranges.

Perfect Pairs: Gucci Soft Jackie Top Handle and Chocolate

Perfect Pairs: Gucci Soft Jackie Top Handle and Chocolate

Right when I saw the Gucci Soft Jackie hit the Gucci website, I fell head over heels in love. It’s not the simple kind of love, but rather the intensely deep kind. Gucci tops my list as my favorite brand of the moment, and it continues to deliver, collection after collection.

The Jackie is a brand classic, dating back to the 1960s, and was named after Jacqueline Onassis. The Jackie is an icon we’ve explored before, but the new interpretation’s beauty baffles me in the best way.

From the moment I saw the Soft Jackie collection, I knew I had to play with it. I loved the luscious leather of the Gucci Soft Jackie Top Handle Bag. The nut brown leather looked chocolatey, so while I examined the bag, I decided it would be perfect to pair it with a bar of chocolate. It seems that both chocolate and Gucci bags are my weakness.

Buy the top handle for $2,990 via Gucci.com.

Perfect Pairs: Gucci Soft Jackie Top Handle and Chocolate

Perfect Pairs: Gucci Soft Jackie Top Handle and Chocolate

Right when I saw the Gucci Soft Jackie hit the Gucci website, I fell head over heels in love. It’s not the simple kind of love, but rather the intensely deep kind. Gucci tops my list as my favorite brand of the moment, and it continues to deliver, collection after collection.

The Jackie is a brand classic, dating back to the 1960s, and was named after Jacqueline Onassis. The Jackie is an icon we’ve explored before, but the new interpretation’s beauty baffles me in the best way.

From the moment I saw the Soft Jackie collection, I knew I had to play with it. I loved the luscious leather of the Gucci Soft Jackie Top Handle Bag. The nut brown leather looked chocolatey, so while I examined the bag, I decided it would be perfect to pair it with a bar of chocolate. It seems that both chocolate and Gucci bags are my weakness.

Buy the top handle for $2,990 via Gucci.com.

Want It Wednesday: Simple Totes

Want It Wednesday: Simple Totes

We love all handbags great and small, but when it comes to functionality, it’s hard to beat a good, sturdy tote bag. They are both the literal and figurative catch-alls of the purse world; they hold your laptop, your gym clothes, your files from work, all of the stuff you need but don’t really want to carry. They also provide a great foundation for a designer’s line, striking that perfect balance between fashion and function. For this week’s Want It Wednesday, we’ve assembled a list of simple totes that the PurseBlog team adores.

Summertime happiness

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Product Selection:

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Missoni Beach Towel
For Love & Lemons white Dress
Triangl Leopard Swimwear
Missoni Swimsuit
Collistar Bronzer Spray

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Stella McCartney Beckett Clutch
Gucci Aviator Sunglasses
MSGM Sandals

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – July 9

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – July 9

Welcome to this week’s edition of our eBay Handbag Roundup! We found beautiful red bags from Hermès and Prada, another fabulous green bag from Bottega Veneta, a steal on a pre-loved Jimmy Choo Ramona, a beautiful Coach Willis and much more. Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Prada Frame Satchel
Buy It Now for $539

Prada Frame Satchel

Jimmy Choo Crocodile Ramona Bag
Buy It Now for $2,798

Jimmy Choo Ramona Bag

Chanel Black Caviar Tote
Buy It Now for $2,599

Chanel Caviar Tote

Gucci Bamboo Handle Tote
Buy It Now for $880

Gucci Bamboo Handle Tote

Judith Leiber Koi Fish Minaudiere
Buy It Now for $3,299

Judith Leiber Koi Fish Minaudiere

Bottega Veneta Campana Bag
Buy It Now for $1,298

Bottega Veneta Campana Tote

Hermès Birkin
Buy It Now for $7,980

Hermes Birkin

Cartier S de Cartier Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $349

Cartier S de Cartier Shoulder Bag

Coach Willis Bag
Buy It Now for $239

Coach Willis Satchel

Balenciaga Giant City Bag
Buy It Now for $1,799

Balenciaga Giant City Bag

Céline Boston Bag
Buy It Now for $1,095

Celine Satchel

OLD SCHOOL GLAM

Guccigold

Sandals, Gucci.

So, I’ve had a thing for these black suede and gold sandals for quite some time and when I spotted them on 50 % sale I couldn’t resist making a purchase. I wouldn’t say that they’re typically my style though, it was just something that reminded me a lot of the very fabulous and glamorous style of my grandmother. She is, and has always been, a big source of inspiration for me and she has a big basement full of shoes similar to the ones seen above. I’m going to have to think a bit about how to wear them but I can assure you it won’t take long since vacation is coming up in the middle of next week! Yippie kay-yay.

Want It Wednesday: 4th of July Must-Haves

Want It Wednesday: 4th of July Must-Haves

This weekend, the PurseBlog team will be scattered around the city (and the globe) to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Since we’re all heading to varied locales and activities, we’ve assembled the things we all want for each of our jaunts, which range from a relaxing weekend with friends in the city to a globetrotting trek to Nicaragua.

Gucci Debuts Bright Diamante

Gucci Debuts Bright Diamante

Somehow, Gucci never seems to go wrong with its huge line of handbags. For pre-fall, the brand delved into its vast creative archives to bring back the house’s Diamante leather in an array of bright colors.

The Diamante pattern was first created in the 1930s and enjoyed popularity through the 1950s, but it was only recently that creative director Frida Giannini rediscovered the classic design in the archives and resurrected it. The diamond pattern is subtly beautiful, and it adds the perfect amount of dimensionality to the bag. As the bag moves, you can see the varying texture as it hits the light, which is a great touch.

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#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – June 26th

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – June 26th

Summer’s officially in full swing, and the bags are looking brighter than ever. This week’s Instagram roundup is full of bold red, mint green and shades of pink. The best part? The color isn’t just on the outside – most of these bags have equally bright accessories hiding inside. Make the jump below to take a look at this week’s very colorful roundup.

For your chance to be featured, make sure to follow us on Instagram and tag #PBWIMB.

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – June 25

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – June 25

Happy Wednesday, everyone! It’s time for another roundup of our favorite bags on eBay this week. We found a nice Hermès Kelly and two great bags from Fendi – an unusual Trois Jours and a terrific runway Spy. We also spotted a wonderful hobo from Givenchy and something quite special from Cartier. Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Celine Phantom Luggage Tote
Buy It Now for $3,698

Celine Phantom Luggage Tote

Givenchy Tinhan Hobo
Buy It Now for $1,295

Givenchy Tinhan Hobo

Fendi Runway Spy Bag
Buy It Now for $2,899

Fendi Runway Embroidered Pearl Spy Bag

Cartier Makebox Mini Trunk
Buy It Now for $2,185

Cartier Makebox Mini Trunk

Hermes Kelly Bag
Buy It Now for $5,999

Hermes Kelly Bag

Yves Saint Laurent Belle de Jour Clutch
Buy It Now for $550

Yves Saint Laurent Belle de Jour Clutch

Gucci Jackie Hobo
Buy It Now for $1,690

Gucci Jackie Hobo

Bottega Veneta Roma Tote
Buy It Now for $1,399

Bottega Veneta Roma Tote

Henry Cuir Tote
Buy It Now for $1,095

Henry Cuir Woven Tote

Fendi Trois Jours Chevron Snakeskin Tote
Buy It Now for $3,999

Fendi 3Jours Snakeskin Chevron Tote

Vote Now in the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup!

Vote Now in the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup!

We’ll never resist an opportunity to turn a non-fashion world news event into something about handbags, if at all possible. For the next two weeks, we intend to do just that with the 2014 PurseBlog Handbag World Cup.

Click below for full details and help decide who wins the first round!

Vote in the First Round of the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup Now!

Introducing the Gucci Jackie Soft Tote

Introducing the Gucci Jackie Soft Tote

At the PurseBlog offices, we’re all Gucci fans of varying degrees. Megs totally loves the brand’s bags, and Katherine and Bea are right behind her. While I think the brand makes gorgeous bags, they often don’t line up perfectly with my personal style; it’s a brand that I think looks great on other people. With the Gucci Jackie Soft Tote, which is brand new for Fall 2014, I might have found my Gucci match.

This bag first appeared on the brand’s fall runway, and I’ve been anticipating its arrival since then. Based on the iconic brand’s iconic Jackie hobo, the bag features the recognizable hardware against the background of a tightly edited east-west tote.

It features no other hardware or branding, which is why I like this bag so much: the materials, ranging from softly textured leather to stunning sage green crocodile, are allowed to be the Jackie Soft Tote’s main aesthetic draw. That decision gives the bag the sort of understated sophistication that’s gained a foothold in the trend-weary high-end fashion world of late, and the results are beautiful.

If you need a new work bag, all of the leather colors are beautiful and office-appropriate, and this bag is big enough for a laptop. If you’re looking for a splurge, though, any of the calf hair or exotic versions would be an excellent, fresh choice. Personally, I’m partial to the leopard. Check out all the options below, which are available for fall delivery.

Giorgia

Let’s start the first week of the summer (yesss!!!) by this city look on Giorgia. I love the subtlety of her choices, the not too high heels, the easy pants and the blouse that’s just a little revealing.

Oh, and the very Italian touch – the classic Gucci bag.

As always, she’s perfect.