Net-a-Porter November 2014 Sale

There are few online fashion sales as anticipated as the Net-a-Porter Holiday Sale, and this year, the popular designer retailer us giving its North American customers a chance to shop before we even carve the turkey tomorrow. Starting now, you can shop up to 50% off an enormous selection of luxury clothes, shoes, accessories and, of course, bags. The sale lasts for a limited time, so we suggest you get to shoppin’.

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Fall Bags Instagram

It’s no secret that the second the cold weather hits, most of us immediately resort to an all-black wardrobe, and I’m certainly no exception. While all of us here in the office appreciate a good black bag, it’s the rich, jewel-toned colored bags (especially burgundy) that we’re really lusting over this fall.

Christie's Holiday Handbag Auction

We’re inching ever closer to the biggest shopping day of the year, but if Black Friday isn’t your scene or you’re looking for something a little more covetable, we can’t blame you. Thankfully, if you’re ready to start your holiday shopping now and you have some very special people on your gift list, the Christie’s Luxury Handbags & Accessories Auction has arrived. Read More…

ShopBop Black Friday 2014 Coupon Code SmallIt may not be Thanksgiving yet, but if you’re in a shopping mood, some retailers won’t make you wait for the sales to begin. Starting today, the ShopBop Big Event is on, and it offers a staggered discount on almost all orders over $250 with code GOBIG14. Orders over $250 will get a 15% discount, orders over $500 will get 20% and orders over $1,000 will get a whopping 25%. Hurry–the best stuff goes fast and this deal expires on December 1.

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Celebrities and Chanel Bags

When I sat down to compile the photos for this post, I didn’t know that it was going to be about Chanel. As I started looking through our photo agency’s recent archives, though, it became clear that it had to be; no other brand exerts the kind of dominance among high-profile women’s handbag collections that Chanel does.

Not only is are the brand’s bags omnipresent, but they appear on the arms of basically every kind of celebrity there is. Reality stars, celebrated actresses, pop queens, former child stars, fashion editors and high-profile bloggers. No one’s immune, apparently. We already compiled 100 images of stars and their favorite Chanel bags, and in the time since then, we easily found another 50. Check them out below. Read More…

Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch

Bag: Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch

Price: $1,295 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Look, it’s halfway through a short holiday week here in the US, and we’re feeling a little bit goofy around the PurseBlog offices. Goofy enough for a four-figure taco clutch? Maybe! Even if it looks like a salad taco. It’s Taco Tuesday, after all. I’m going to Chipotle for lunch.

Would You Rather Handbags

Since we start #pursechat last month (join us every Tuesday on Twitter, 2 p.m., use the hashtag!), we’ve gotten a chance to ask and answer questions with you guys in a way that’s gotten us thinking about a lot of fashion-related topics in new ways.

Women's Bags More Expensive

Over our years of covering men’s bags, we’ve noticed two things. First, when most designers have a super-popular women’s bag, they modify it into a more traditionally masculine version for their menswear audience. Second, those bags generally seem like a better deal than the women’s alternative, even though they’re usually bigger and feature nearly identical finishing and hardware. I put our perceptions to the test last week, and what I found largely confirmed our suspicions. Read More…

Celebrity Bags November 25

Celebrities kept it exceptionally classy with their bag choices last week. We saw stars on both coasts carrying only the most seasonally appropriate designer totes, satchels, flap bags and crossbodys from brands ranging from Hermès to Kate Spade, and we’ve got documentation of our favorites below. Read More…

Chloe Drew Bag

The windup to the holidays is in full swing, Roundup readers, so how are you holding up? This week, we dropped into Dior and Mulberry and considered the ups and downs of the holidays in the Health and Fitness subform. Read More…