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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and if you haven’t already, you’re going to need a gift to wow the mom in your life (and if you’re a mom, someone better be acquiring a gift to impress you). No matter what kind of mom you’re buying for, we’ve selected some handbag options to get you well on your way to a successful Mother’s Day celebration; check them out below.

LaContrie-HandbagsIf you’re not familiar with LaContrie Bags, you should be. The brand’s bags are handmade by local artisans in a Parisian atelier, and the results are both polished and casual. Now through May 17, you can pre-order a selection of the brand’s bags via Moda Operandi that are trimmed in nautical rope, an homage to the designer’s origins in Breton. If you’re looking for a solid summer bag that isn’t already in the closets of everyone you know, this is where to look.

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Four times a year, Céline treats us to a preview of what’s up and coming from the brand’s sought-after handbag line, and today is one of those days. The Céline Fall 2015 handbag lookbook (or Pre-Fall 2015, by more common taxonomy) has arrived, and it’s full of both new shapes and returning favorites.

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Bag: Jasper & Jeera Cyndel Tote

Price: $198 via Anthropologie

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: When it gets hot out, less is more. This simple leather tote is adorned only with metallic straps, and at this price, you can take it anywhere.

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If you are anything like us, you are stunned that yesterday was the last day of April. And, if you’re really like us, a pretty bag will take your mind off of just about any worry, even the swift passage of time.

TS Notice 5_1 Celebs really love Kurt Geiger pumps, and over on TalkShoes we don’t blame them–Kate Upton stepped out in a gorgeous lace pair earlier this week, and we’re really smitten. Today’s the first day of May, but in case you missed anything happening in April, here are the posts our readers couldn’t get enough of last month! Just to make your Friday that much sweeter, check out the extra 20% off Bloomingdale’s SHOELOVE sale that’s happening right now!

READ MORE OVER ON TALKSHOES!

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Stars: They’re just like us! Sort of. While the average bag lover might not receive the next bag of her dreams as a gift from a designer, we all act more or less the same way once we get it in our hot little hands.

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I’m not sure how it got to be May already, but the calendar promises that it is, and it knows more about these things than I do. It’s also Friday, which means that it’s time for our customary week-ending bag deals roundup, and below, we’ve got some things we’re sure will tempt your credit card out of your wallet.

For even more sales and markdowns, make sure you visit our continually updated Deals Page! Read More…

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Vlad and I moved back to Florida in September of last year after four years in New York City. We are still spending a ton of time in NYC, but it’s nice to be back to my roots in South Florida.

PurseBlog Picks 4.30.15This week on PurseBlog Picks, we’re delving into a variety of bags and accessories perfect for your spring and summer wardrobe. There are pretty pinks from designers like newcomer Dee Ocleppo and Michael Kors, plus pretty nudes from Saint Laurent and Tod’s. Pale blue is one of my favorite hues for bags, and we have one featured from Fendi. Don’t forget a great metallic is still in, and I’ve picked the best silver bags just for you. The Picks page is updated daily, so check bag for my Picks to make sure your wardrobe is on point.

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