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I’m always thrilled when a brand has stepped up its handbag game, and that’s why I’ve been keeping an eye on Bally since I saw the brand’s Fall 2015 lookbook months ago. The Swiss leather goods company has been around since 1851, and the addition of Pablo Coppola as design director in 2014 has made the line’s bags feel incredibly fresh.

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Hermès‘ marquee handbag design has been named after French actress Jane Birkin since its creation in 1984, but as of this week, Birkin would like that to change for at least some of the iconic Birkin Bags. The actress is unhappy with Hermès’ slaughter practices for crocodiles after being alerted by PETA, according to Agence France-Presse.

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A certain iconic handbag has become something of a hot topic this week (more on that later this morning), but earlier this week, we were all were blithely unaware of the coming storm. Celebrities stepped out with both croc bags and Birkins, as well as gorgeous bags from brands like Chloé, Givenchy and up-and-coming bag brand Dannijo.

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It seems like every season, more and more exotics are available, many of them at the extreme end of the price continuum. For Fall 2015, two of our favorite bags are going to be available in very similar shades of blue alligator: the Givenchy Antigona Bag and Fendi Petite 3Jours Tote.

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Manolo Blahnik has always been a man who does things at his own pace. While almost all designers hopped on the platform bandwagon in the mid-2000s, Blahnik was steadfast, sticking with the single-sole shoes he’s made for decades. Now that the shoe trend pendulum has firmly swung in his direction, the designer has set his sights on a bag line for the first time.

The Many Bags of Sofia Vergara (36)

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Wait, didn’t PurseBlog already do a deep dive into Sofia Vergara‘s handbag wardrobe,” you’re not wrong. We did just that about two years ago, but because of a software glitch, it was gone forever. Today, though, we’ve pieced it back together, plus all the beautiful bags that Vergara has worn since.

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It’s time for our midweek roundup of eBay‘s best bags and accessories. Scouring eBay for deals is one of our favorite parts of the job, and this week we found some fantastic buys on Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada bags, plus some fabulous accessories, too. Happy shopping! Read More…

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Everyone has to start somewhere. That’s doubly true when it comes to the addictive world of designer accessories; for every shopper, there’s at least one gateway drug that brought them here. Not everyone’s found that all-important first bag, though. Naturally, we have some suggestions.

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Like all of the highest of hig-end handbag brands, Givenchy has a few signature styles that they can comfortably rely on to generate profits and perpetuate their brand’s legacy (though one of those styles just underwent a moderate revamp). Regular celeb endorsement is a crucial part of that business model, and Givenchy has absolutely no problems in that department.

Editor’s Picks

Coach
The Outnet
Saks Fifth Ave
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