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The lovely folks at Botkier have given us the fabulous Botkier Sasha tote in black leather for the month of September! The rules to participate are simple, head over to the Purse Forum, register an account if you already haven’t, and submit your entry to win.

One of my first stops when looking for new designers in the handbag world is Lux Couture. Lux Couture, dubbed the haute spot for designer handbags, often introduces the work of new designers who ultimately make a name for themselves.

Sure, some of you may be totally over the Chloe Paddington, but this craze is still going on to this day. There is something about the chunky hardware, the thick leather, and that extremely heavy lock that makes all the world want this handbag.

Both the muted metallic bronze leather and the casual detachable strap make the Anya Hindmarch Metallic Bowling Bag a chic accessory. The fashion world continues to rave about shiny patent leather and in-your-face metallics, but this look is not for everyone.

Those who attended a parochial institution may receive tingles up and down their spine when they see this handbag. Yes, I went to a Catholic grade school and high school. Does underlining you perfect black pen (of course never blue) cursive name, class, subject, and date with line formed by a red pen and ruler ring a bell?

Patent leather designer handbags are hot this season. Designers captured the trend early on and adapted accordingly. As a result, very visually appealing bags have been created, some of which I would like to introduce to you.

I admit it, I was and still am a Gilmore Girls watcher. It was not something that I sat to watch weekly, but when those re-runs come on, I find myself drawn to the mother-daughter bond show, where everything is so peachy keen.

The hue is perfect, the shape is functional, and the price is superb. The Kooba Aram Metallic Shoulder Bag is yet another Neiman Marcus exclusive, featuring gunmetal metallic lambskin. The chunky shoulder strap and buckled strap on the front add the Kooba touch that we have all found recognizable.

My Couture is obsessing over the Christian Louboutin Metallika Shoe Boots {via My Couture}

A Fab Read, Nina Garcia’s Little Black Book of Style {via Fab Sugar}

Paris Hilton is stealing a Swedish tourist to be her boyfriend {via Celebrity Rumors}

We are all very aware that we pay mark up on our designer handbags, and if you are not aware, get out from under that rock. I love designer handbags, obviously, but sometimes even I gasp at the price tags.