And so, it was over. Last night marked the season finale of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and my initial reaction is this: please don’t let that 90-minute, overlong, bloated mess become a thing that Bravo does for all of the Housewives season finales.

Like pretty much anyone who’s gotten the chance to fondle one in person, I’m seriously craving a Celine Classic Box Bag. Not only is the design perfectly edited on the outside, but it’s lined in the most deliciously soft and luxurious leather you can imagine, which makes it even more of a delight for the person that owns it than you would expect.

Pinpointing the beginning of any trend can be a little tricky because most of them have some sort of organic, street-level origin before they were adopted by fashion at large, but I don’t think it’s too difficult to place most of the credit for the current wave of leopard-love squarely on the shoulders of Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse collection from several seasons ago.

The Hermes Birkin is synonymous with classic. But what do you think about Hermes’ take on the Birkin Club for Spring/Summer 2011?

Time for some real talk, y’all: My television froze several times last night during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion, including during some parts that I’m sure were quite funny and/or interesting but will sadly not be included in this recap.

Today I caught a handbag-world mistake from one of our favorite stores, Barneys, in labeling a handbag as Lanvin when it is in fact a Proenza Schouler design.

Normally I like Marc by Marc Jacobs bags because the brand tends to take a very traditional or classic idea and put just enough of a spin on it to make it interesting and young without making it too obvious or non-functional, but the Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca Leather Top Handle has me wondering whether or not it went far enough this time.

Any post about Chanel handbags always elicits a fair amount of grumbling from longtime fans of the French brand who feel that its handbags have grown too faddish or lost their traditional Chanel feel, and when you look at the last few collections, perhaps those folks do have a point.

Fill in the blank in the comments section below: The Balenciaga Alphabet Tote is ___________.