Houndstooth Bags
Juicy Couture

Even though tomorrow starts August, which many people think of as the last bit of summer, the fashion industry is buzzing with the upcoming trends for the fall season. New seasons mean new ideas, and while houndstooth is not new, handbag designers are integrating it into their new collections.

Chloe Alice Spring Satchel
Trends

It’s been a long time since the handbag world has had a new shape emerge. For the past several seasons, it’s mostly been wall-to-wall small crossbodies and tailored, ladylike satchels with a few popular north-south totes thrown in, and just like any predilection that’s been around for a while, those norms were bound to be challenged sooner or later.

I think most of us can agree that we could always use another pair or ten of new shoes in our wardrobe. While we cover shoes daily on TalkShoes, we don’t forget that our handbag lovers also love their shoes. Today, Rue La La started their Semi Annual Shoe Sale and you won’t want to miss it. I know I don’t want to miss it either, getting designer shoes at a great price is precisely how I want to spend my Tuesday. So hop over to Rue La La and check out all they have to offer!

Shop the Rue La La Semi Annual Shoe Sale now!

Louis Vuitton Heartbreaker (3)
Louis Vuitton

To be perfect honest, it’s been a long time since I even felt 100% sure that Louis Vuitton was still making its brightly color Monogram Multicolore canvas. It’s a look I associate so heavily with the early 2000s, with Jessica Simpson when she was still married to Nick Lachey and toting her Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolor Speedy all over MTV on Newlyweds, and when the economy crashed and Simpson and Lachey got divorced and people mostly stopped wearing Juicy Couture sweatsuits, the majority of Vuitton customers moved back to regular monogram or on to one of the brand’s other materials.

Kourtney and Khloe
TV Show Recaps

So where were we with Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Right – Kris Jenner was exacting revenge on Bruce for having golf dates with a former supermodel by getting some “closure” with her long-ago ex, “Todd.” I put his name in quotes because I remain unconvinced that he’s not just a talking blow-up doll.

Dolce & Gabbana Bulldog Tapestry and Python Bag
Novelty Bags

First, a little bit of background: the PurseBlog team is obsessed with bulldogs. We love dogs in general, of course, but we have a collective fascination with English Bulldogs that leads to us exchanging adorable pictures and videos of the scrunchy-faced little nuggets throughout the work day.

Clutches
Clutches

Ladies (and gentleman too, but this only applies to the most fabulous among your ranks), I’m here to talk to you today about an issue that’s plaguing the closets of all too many women: clutch neglect.

Abingdon Laptop Bag
Man Bag Monday

We tend to write mostly about expensive man bags for Man Bag Monday, which I suppose makes sense in the context of the rest of the things we tend to fawn over; the men’s luxury market is opening up in an exciting way right now, and it’s fun to explore that.

5 Bags for Olympians
Athletic Bags

I am so excited for the 2012 Olympic Games I can hardly contain my excitement. We are having an Opening Ceremony party tonight and there is a good chance I will be jumping up and down on the couch for the next few weeks watching and cheering on my favorite Olympians.

What's In Her Bag: Emily Giffin (1)
Bag-Deals
Bag Deals

Weekends are for relaxing, and that means drinks with friends, brunch with drinks and hopefully a little bit of shopping. (Try not to mix it with any of the aforementioned drinks, though. That’s where buyer’s remorse is born.) If you’d like to beat the summer heat and shop from the comfort of your own home, we’ve endeavored to make that a little bit easier by scouring the best online retailers to find awesome bags at a discount.

Some people might call me crazy, but to me, nothing is more luxurious then a plush bed with super high quality linens. And I will drop a lot of cash to get that luxe hotel feel at home. You can find Frette, the uber-luxury Italian linens at five star hotels around the world (and my bed here in NYC).

If you can’t make the five star hotel trip this summer, or score an invite to my bedroom, no worries. You can get the fab linens for a fraction of the price at today’s Frette sale on Rue La La. You won’t regret the upgrade.

SHOP FRETTE ON RUE LA LA, NOW!

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