Hooray, a true milestone was broken about 2 hours ago! And it sure was worth staying up for it. :-D

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Our Purse Forum broke 500,000 total posts!

A special Thanks from Megs and myself goes out to almost 10,000 members and our lovely moderators that have made tPF what it is today. Here’s to your helpless bag addictions – Cheers!

P.S. At the current rate, we won’t have to wait long for the Millionth post… We’ll make sure to celebrate it appropriately with a grande bag giveaway!

Hilarious what stuff you can stumble upon when you’re up late browsing the web. May I present:

The world’s coolest Prada bag you’ll ever see:

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The reason why the Chanel section has been filled with crickets other than handbags is because there is so few places online that offer authentic Chanel handbags for sale. That means there is little to talk about, really. Sad, Chanel has the prettiest quilted handbags that are both timeless and superbly fabulous, too. Where can you grab a good deal on a Chanel beauty? Try our Purse Forum. Not only does it have its own dedicated Chanel forum, there is also many members that happen to have gorgeous Chanel bags for sale once in a while – 100% authentic and guaranteed a great deal. Unfortunately, our Marketplaza is restricted to members who have been around for a few months and have contributed to our forum substantially. So what are you waiting for? Register and get participating!

In the meanwhile, here’s a preview of what pretty Chanels you’ve already missed out on. :-D

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lulu_guiness_novelty_bag.jpgOk so this bag should just make you all laugh. I am going to go out on a limb and venture to say that many and most of you would say you could lose a few extra pounds and could be making a few extra bucks. Right now I am sitting at my desk wondering why I haven’t worked out at all recently and wondering why so many people can walk up and down 5th Ave and shop like they do and I can’t! But Lulu Guinness thinks you can be too thin and too rich. The Lulu Guinness Too Rich Too Thin Keeley is bold with its statement and fun with its color. The black canvas bag closes with a zip fastening and has colorful embroidery that reads “You can be too rich and too thin”. While I love the cause, I can’t help but think that so many of us will disagree (cough cough- me!) Either way it is fun and you can help make the ‘please avoid being Victoria Beckham thin’ statement. Available via Lulu Guinness for £150 (about US $275).

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Dior Metallic GauchoIt may seem that I am on a metallic kick. Well, partially I am. There is just something about a metallic bag that makes me really and truly think summer is here. I don’t think I can get enough of the metallic goodness there is to offer, especially if it involves Dior ;-) The Dior Gaucho Washed Metallic Leather Medium Saddle Bag (wow that is a mouthful) bases itself on the highly sought after Gaucho bag with a fun touch of gold metallic washed leather. The hardware on this bag, as you already know, is chunky which accents the saddle features perfectly. There is antiqued silver metal links and a buckle on the shoulder strap, a Dior medallion and large key on the front, and buckle detail on the front flap. How about that for some bling bling? As far as space goes, Dior has made sure to give you every ‘holder’ possible. There is a cell phone pocket under the front flap, a back pocket with a magnetic snap, and open compartments inside. This is a bag that has already been made popular in a trendy metallic shade that just can’t seem to go out of style. Buy this beauty via eLuxury for $1660. Also, there is the large Double Saddle version for $2070 also available via eLuxury.

Marc Jacobs Leather HandbagSo I am going to keep reiterating the fact that I am now a City girl. I love it I must say. It does get hectic and many times I do really wonder, “do people sleep here?” but it is so much fun nonetheless. With summer we need some glam and I definitely need some glam in such a fashionable city. The Marc Jacobs Exclusive Metallic Leather Tote radiates with metallic silver and beige leather on this practical tote. Unlike so many other trims for bags, this bag features green-blue trim and is accented with gold hardware. I have a thing for this bag because it is not too over the top and nice that I would worry about taking it to work and it is not too under-done for my liking. Adding a little extra is the Marc plaque on the front along with the buckle detail on both sides of the plaque. On the inside there is white canvas lining along with an internal pocket. I think this bag would keep me young while living the SATC life in NYC. Available via Net-A-Porter for $650.

Gryson Handbag

Hello from NYC everyone!! Finally I am getting a bit more settled and able to browse and talk to you about all the great things in life (accessories at least). First of all, my mom and I did some 5th Ave shopping yesterday. She fell in love with a Mink Spy Bag. It was to die for, but she decided not to get it because it made no sense in South Florida. Although, I did try to convince her to buy it for me- but that didn’t work. We also saw quite a few gorgeous Croc Spy Bags that cost the most hefty tag of $25,000. While the bags were gorgeous (especially the white and pink) the price makes me think of a car- not a bag. I’m just not there yet!!

So with much browsing and perusing I decided a gorgeous color combination for summer is white and brown. Fendi had a B Bag that was white canvas with brown leather trim, which was gorgeous too. But for something a bit more affordable there is the Gryson Large Leather Shoulder Bag. This bag combines plush white leather with chocolate trim which is the look I have in mind for summer. To accent this killer combo is golden-finished brass hardware. This bag has a funky feel with the shoulder straps and woven top handle which goes along with the hanging ID tag. There is a zip top closure and suede interior lining with zip and slide pockets. Measuring 12″H x 17″W x 9″ D, this bag could bring you into the summer with a fashionable accessory. Via Bergdorf Goodman for $855.

Mulberry Martha

It’s been quite quiet in the satchel department. Maybe it is because not many designers tend to classify their bags as satchels anymore, or rather, we don’t pay as much attention to them. Browsing Net-A-Porter‘s bag section, I ran across a worthy candicate that needs mentioning.

The Mulberry Martha is made of Oak Darwin leather and features brass hardware and a canvas strap. The satchel has plait detailing around flap, faux buckle closure, white stitching and a single press stud fastening strap under the flap to secure. The Martha measures in a 11.5 by 10 by 2.5 inches and goes for just under a grand. On NAP, it’s shown with a pair of Chloe jeans, a light colored shirt, a Missoni belt and Pedro Garcia heels – in my opinion an absolutely stunning, casual everyday look.

Fendi B Wallet

I think I have been neglecting wallets lately. That may be because I am in love with the wallet Vlad got me for Christmas, so wallets aren’t at the top of my list of wants and needs. But I can’t pass up a beautiful plastic carrier when I see one ;-). The Fendi B Wallet shows off soft pebbled leather with a patent leather trim. The goods are on the inside when you find 8 credit card slots, one billfold, one checkbook slot, and one picture slot. I assume if you are a plastic junkie, you can double up in each slot- Ha! There is a buckle flap closure which opens up to canvas lining and a windowed driver’s license slot. The dimensions are 7.5″ x 4″ x .5″ and if I were to get this wallet, I would opt for the bone- I think it is stunning. Buy it through eLuxury for $520.

Chloe Large Leather Tote handbag

Some of you have heard that I have a new job in NYC. HOORAY!!!!! I have to learn to stop telling myself that with everything new comes a new bag, but I can’t help it. I am still in love with my Chloe Paddington. The bag is just gorgeous in my opinion. So while looking for a ‘work’ tote, I have found my way to a beautiful Chloe bag. The Chloe Large Leather Tote shows off typical Paddington features with brass chunky hardware and a padlock along with stud embellishment. The black supple leather is easy to match with any outfit and the bottom compartment of this bag is funky chic. This compartment has a silver zip fastening and C buckle fastening to store your precious goodies. For me, I have no idea what that would be, but it is really a nice separation compartment nonetheless. I have had my heart set on Chloe since the Paddington and I venture to say that I have my heart set on this tote that I definitely *need* for work. Measurements are Width 15 x Height 14 x Depth 4.5 and is available through Net-A-Porter for $1585.

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