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Most fashion lovers have some sort of internal list of what constitutes a luxury material and what doesn’t, and we all use our personal lists to (at least in part) decide what’s worth the industry markup and what’s not. Raise your hand if squishy foam is on your internal list.

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As we first mentioned last week, Hermès Birkin namesake Jane Birkin is calling for a change in Hermès’ treatment of crocodiles after viewing a disturbing PETA video about the methods used to kill the animals that are made into the bags that bear her name.

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By the very nature of covering fashion, we tend to cover a relatively small proportion of bag brands a relatively big proportion of the time. We’re trying to please as many of you as we can, and a lot of you like to see and hear about bags from brands like Chanel, Givenchy and Fendi.

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This week we have your usual slew of models, heiresses, actresses and people who model but are arguably more famous for friending other famous people. (Here’s looking at you, Gigi Hadid.) It’s late summer, when celebrities tend to scatter to the far reaches of the Earth in search of a beach where the paparazzi won’t bother them.

Loewe Small Flamenco Knot Calfskin Leather Bag

Bag: Loewe Small Flamenco Knot Calfskin Leather Bag

Price: $1,950 via Nordstrom

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: With incredibly soft leather and knotted drawstring pulls, this bag brings together the drawstring bag obsession with an upscale touch.

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None of us are picking the bags we love in a vacuum. Instead, they’re often reflective of our more general style preferences, and for many bag lovers, our selections can reveal a lot about our personalities and personal tastes. Because we love to use handbags and accessories as a jumping-off point to talk about all kinds of things, we’ve decided to do just that with our new series, Bags and Beauty.

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It seems like Chanel puts out new bags at an almost impossible pace, and now it’s time for another new set to lust after. Chanel’s Fall 2015 Pre-Collection bags have arrived in stores as well as to the brand’s online lookbook, and we’ve got all the images and price information below.

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When I first set out to see which bag supermodel Miranda Kerr has been carrying lately, I expected to find plenty of photos with her and her beloved Hermès Birkin; it’s been an omnipresent piece in her impressive collection for years.

Balenciaga-Giant-City-Bag

Happy Blue Moon Friday, Roundup readers! We have reached the end of July, and for many of us that means summer is winding down. We know it is a hot one for most of you, and we thought we would finish off this month with some cool blue reveals from the PurseForum‘s busiest designer subforums.

Brutus Chanel Bag

If you follow @purseblog on Instagram, you may have already seen the newest addition to the PurseBlog family. Vlad and I adopted Brutus, our three-month-old German Shepherd/Boxer/Golden Retriever (we think) mix, from Jamie’s Rescue in Miami Beach last Sunday.

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