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PurseForum Roundup – January 23

Happy Friday, friends! We have reached the end of another week, and that means it’s time to check in on our extended family over at the PurseForum. This week, we caught up with Relationships and Family and Handbags and Purses, plus we found some very tempting bags in Chanel. Come join the party!

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In our members-only Relationships and Family subforum, we have been focusing on the implications of an engagement ring purchase, a thread absolutely bubbling over with opinions and advice. We are anxiously awaiting an update, and hopefully a happy ending. We have also been sorting through a wedding dilemma, as well as helping a member who finds her table includes an extra mouth to feed a bit more often than she would like.

In Health and Fitness, our 2015 Fitness Support Thread is well under way, as members support a friend who is hoping to cut a special sweet out of her dietHealth and Fitness is a great place to get advice and help with anything that is bothering you, including lack of energy, sleep issues, and those annoying allergies.  (By the way, this week’s photo comes from Arts and Crafts and the Making My Own Novelty Bags thread – you will be amazed at member quackedup’s talent!)

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This breathtaking pair of beauties comes to us from the Non-Chanel Indulgences thread, where, snowbubble shared her Lady Dior right along with its Chanel cousin. Also in Chanel, Cosmic2561 is looking for a little gift-buying help, and our members are chiming in with all sorts of suggestions.

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Cornish Mom’s reveal thread was a mystery at the outset, but we soon found the stunning Grand Shopper Tote that launched her onto the “slippery slope.” Don’t miss Timeless’ beautiful perforated WOC; it’s an unusual bag that really caught our attention, and we think it’s worth a second look.

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Over in Handbags and Purses, we are impressed with our members who steadfastly stick to their 2015 resolve to shop from their own closets. It would probably be easy if your closet has bags like cupcakegirl’s jet black Balenciaga, though.

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We also visited our favorite thread, the 50-ish Plus Club, where our members prove that they really do have style for days! A perfect case in point is this brilliant Mulberry Kensington from izzy48, but stylish bags are just the tip of the iceberg in this fast-moving thread. We also stopped into the Massaccesi thread, another conversation always topping the charts. (If you haven’t discovered this brand, you are missing something very special.)

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Do you need a sanity check? Coviles28 came straight to the PurseForum for one when things didn’t quite line up on this new Neverfull. Members chimed in, and we discovered that perfect alignment of Louis Vuitton’s Damier pattern is by no means a sure thing. Neverfull fans will want to catch this reveal – it’s sbuxaddict’s first, and she treated us to a terrific reveal along with modeling shots, too.

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Louis Vuitton never fails to provide plenty of reveals, and the January Purchases thread was a treasure trove this week. This pretty-as-a-picture reveal comes to us from KarenLV, who did a beautiful job of showing off her new bag and charm. Kvtindc has a double reveal to show off, and these new Soft Lockits look to be perfect for spring.

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The little black bag is as iconic as the little black dress. In Gucci, ashooz showed off her newest acquisition, a perfect LBB, along with an impressive selection of small leather goods from several brands. Jlbanks had a cute bag to reveal, too, this time something colorful and unusual that was an instant hit.

This Lady Lock briefcase clutch from cocobean1793 rounded out our Gucci finds – the color and style are a perfect combination, and we will definitely be giving this bag more than a passing thought in the future. By the way, fans of the Disco bag will enjoy this thread, dedicated to this perfect little bag – it includes some peeks at what’s inside, which we love.

Thank you for dropping in for a visit. The PurseForum never sleeps – our conversations range over hundreds of topics, including fabulous bags, of course. We thank you for stopping by and hope you will come back again next week. In the meantime, have a great weekend – see you soon!

The 15 Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of January 23

For today’s edition of our weekly Bag Deals roundup, we ventured into a couple of sale section in which we hadn’t checked recently to see if they had anything interesting to offer. Our extra efforts were met with bags from Fendi, Gucci, Givenchy, Valentino and more, and we think you’re going to want to check out the full spectrum of sale bags below.

If you want even more, make sure to check our Deals Page often–it’s continually updated with the best in online shopping, well beyond just bags.

This Time, It’s Olivia Munn’s Pup That Makes an Appearance in This Round of Celebrity Bags

Fair warning: this edition of our celeb bag round-ups is a solid 50% Chanel, Céline and Hermès. This intel probably elicited one of two responses: squeals of excitement or groans of fatigue. If you’re in the latter camp: I sympathize, but our celeb friends clearly do not. But you should know, however that the other half of the bag picks are pretty killer. If you’re in the former camp: we love you, please never leave. If you’re in neither camp, well, you’re probably just here because you googled “Olivia Munn’s dog”. It’s okay, we will gratefully accept your patronage.

This Time, It’s Olivia Munn’s Pup That Makes an Appearance in This Round of Celebrity Bags

Fair warning: this edition of our celeb bag round-ups is a solid 50% Chanel, Céline and Hermès. This intel probably elicited one of two responses: squeals of excitement or groans of fatigue. If you’re in the latter camp: I sympathize, but our celeb friends clearly do not. But you should know, however that the other half of the bag picks are pretty killer. If you’re in the former camp: we love you, please never leave. If you’re in neither camp, well, you’re probably just here because you googled “Olivia Munn’s dog”. It’s okay, we will gratefully accept your patronage.

Fashion News #1

We know how hard it is to remain on top of everything, so here’s our round up of important fashion news that you may have missed last week! 

Mick Jagger Creates Central Saint Martins Scholarship in L’Wren Scott’s Honor
The scholarship will be awarded to “one incoming student each year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and covers the duration of the two-year course, including contributions toward living fees.” 

Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO of Nasty Gal
She’s still a self-proclaimed #GirlBoss, but Amoruso has named Sheree Waterson Nasty Gal’s new CEO in the hopes that Waterson will elevate the brand to a more “mature” level.  

John Galliano Returns 
Galliano debuted last week as the new creative director of Maison Margiela with his first runway couture show for the brand. 

Tiffany’s Ad Features Same-Sex Couple 
With same-sex marriage rights arriving at the Supreme Court last week, it was timely for Tiffany’s to release their first same-sex couple advertisement, featuring two men planning their engagement. 

Questions Remain About The Future of Gucci
Who will replace Creative Director Frida Giannini? There are rumors about Tom Ford stepping in, but nothing is confirmed.


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Fashion News #1

We know how hard it is to remain on top of everything, so here’s our round up of important fashion news that you may have missed last week! 

Mick Jagger Creates Central Saint Martins Scholarship in L’Wren Scott’s Honor
The scholarship will be awarded to “one incoming student each year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and covers the duration of the two-year course, including contributions toward living fees.” 

Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO of Nasty Gal
She’s still a self-proclaimed #GirlBoss, but Amoruso has named Sheree Waterson Nasty Gal’s new CEO in the hopes that Waterson will elevate the brand to a more “mature” level.  

John Galliano Returns 
Galliano debuted last week as the new creative director of Maison Margiela with his first runway couture show for the brand. 

Tiffany’s Ad Features Same-Sex Couple 
With same-sex marriage rights arriving at the Supreme Court last week, it was timely for Tiffany’s to release their first same-sex couple advertisement, featuring two men planning their engagement. 

Questions Remain About The Future of Gucci
Who will replace Creative Director Frida Giannini? There are rumors about Tom Ford stepping in, but nothing is confirmed.


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eBay’s Best Bags and Accessories – January 14

It’s that time again, friends! It’s time to see what we found for you on eBay as January marches on. As you may know we have added accessories to our eBay selections, and this week, we have a nice pair of pearl earrings and a pretty bag from Hermès (which go nicely together), as well as goodies from David Yurman, Alexander McQueen 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.

Céline and Gucci Dominate Last Week’s Best Celebrity Bag Picks

It’s extremely possible that Céline’s latest ad campaign (featuring literary icon Joan Didion) has bumped Céline to the forefront of everyone’s bag-addled minds, because we saw an absurd number of celebs carrying Céline last week. It was like 2013 all over again. Also, you’ll probably notice that all this week’s featured celebs are LA-based, because it was just too cold and terrible for nice handbags in NYC last week.

The New Classics: Which of These Bags Will Make the Leap to Icon Status?

The number of handbags that I’d call true classics is relatively limited. The Hermès Birkin and Kelly fit the bill, of course, as do the Chanel Classic Flap and Gucci Bamboo Bags and staples like the Louis Vuitton Speedy and Noé. All of those bags have been around for decades, though; what’s next?

We don’t have any firm answers to that question, of course, but we’re in a pretty good period for potentially classic bags right now–designs that have been around for a few seasons and have proved popular with consumers, but that aren’t so aggressively 2015-looking that they will soon feel dated. We talked it over in the office, and the results are the bags below, alongside our rationale for why they might make it for the long haul. Let us know which one you believe will last forever, as well as which bags we missed, in the comments.

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Giambattista Valli floral dress
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Chloè georgette skirt
Valentino studded flats
Acne Studios sweater

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Chloè Baylee leather tote bag
Balenciaga bracelet

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Zara lingerie dress
Mansur Graviel bucket bag
Helmut Lang sweater

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Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

Marion Cotillard’s Brand New Dior Bag Leads This Group of Notable Celeb Purse Picks

Some weeks, the universe sends us nothing but Real Housewives carrying the same (beautiful, but the same) Chanel Flap Bags or Hermès Birkins we see all the time. We don’t mind those weeks (and we never tire of seeing those bags), but occasionally, the stars are aligned just so and some of our favorite actresses and singers will come out of hiding, carrying some handbags we don’t see every day. If we’re lucky, some of those bags are surprisingly attainable! This week is one of those weeks.

eBay’s Best Bags and Accessories – January 7

Welcome to Wednesday! Our first look at eBay in the New Year is a great one. We looked for both bags and accessories, and our search turned up some beauties. We have a pretty Fendi Chameleon, a stunning Chanel WOC, two rare finds from Hermès 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.

Our 12 Favorite Celebrity Bag Moments of 2014

Our 12 Favorite Celebrity Bag Moments of 2014

First things first: this list isn’t quite as comprehensive as most year-end lists you’ll read this week, because it primarily deals with handbags we saw celebs carry after June. To get a better feel for ALL the year’s best bag moments, you’ll also want to consult “The Best Celebrity Bag Looks of Summer 2014″ as well. A few of these bags made both lists, but that only means they completely dominated 2014 in a way that most of us probably didn’t, quite frankly. Better luck next year.

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Suede fringe dress from Hunkydory, suede sandals from Gucci, leather jacket from H&M, necklace from Maria Nilsdotter.

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Gucci Pre-Fall 2015. The 70’s look is still going strong for this season – can’t really complain about that!

Picture via Style.com.

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?


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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.

Gucci Jackie Soft (1)

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

Gucci Jackie Soft (2)

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

Gucci Jackie Soft (3)

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

01 GucciCostume NationalPucciEtro

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.

To see our bag adventures, be sure to follow us on Instagram.

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.