Rebecca Minkoff x PurseForum Darcy

The buildup to the release of the much-anticipated and highly collaborative Rebecca Minkoff x PurseForum bag has finally reached its peak. After months in the making, with input from Rebecca and thousands of PurseForum members, I am happy to tell you that not only has the bag been created, but it’s also being carried exclusively at Nordstrom.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
TV Show Recaps

The PurseBlog team took yesterday off for MLK’s birthday, so today’s recap of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is going to be a little different. Instead of our usual blow-by-blow, I’ve assembled a list of interesting (and, to be honest, sometimes not-so-interesting) things from last night’s episode to get the discussion going.

Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart were seen leaving Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA
Celebrity Style

PB readers, we’ve heard your “NO MORE BIRKINS” cries, and we’re happy to oblige! (Though honestly, we should all demand the same from our celebrities. We get it, you can all afford $10K bags!) Here’s Jennifer Lopez clutching her man Casper Smart with one hand and a sexy Valentino Noir VaVaVoom Flap Bag with the other.

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Hermes Price Increase
Hermès

We don’t delight in bad news around here, and a price increase is just about the worst news that you can ever expect to find on a handbag blog. (We’re lucky that way.) Unfortunately, that’s what this time of year brings for Hermes lovers, and NYC shopping blog Mizhattan reports that we can expect a noticeable uptick in price for everything from Birkins to Colliers de Chien to flasks.

Look for Less: Orange Lucite
Evening Bags

With the ting accessories of the Golden Globes fresh in my mind, I couldn’t help spending a little bit of extra time in the evening bag sections of my favorite shopping websites last week. Here’s one thing I learned (and trust me, it’s groundbreaking): clutches cost a lot.

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A pregnant Jenna Dewan-Tatum leaves the gym
Celebrity Style

Here’s Jenna Dewan-Tatum simultaneously rocking the smallest of baby bumps and the chicest of Stella McCartney bags (IMHO) as she’s leaving the gym in LA. Her bag, of course, is the vegan-friendly, black Stella McCartney Falabella Bag, available at Neiman Marcus for $1195.

The Chanel Flask (2)

We already took you on a crazy tour of Chanel’s incredible Scotland-inspired Pre-Fall 2013 collection, but there’s one bag in the line that we wanted to call out in particular. The Chanel Sporran Flask Bag will sound familiar to those with Scottish heritage – a sporran is a small bag that’s a big part of traditional Scottish Highland dress and is generally worn with a kilt.

Man Bag Monday Small Accessories
Accessories

I know a lot of guys who are into menswear, and I can’t help but feel a little bad for them. Despite the fact that the category is expanding by leaps and bounds, the amount of variety of luxury goods available to women is exponentially larger.

Chanel Mini Flap
PurseForum

It’s PurseForum Roundup time! We’re sorry we missed last week, but just because we didnt round it up, doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a lot of action on the PurseForum these last two weeks. From Chanel bags to Gucci sandals to the most delicious-looking sushi we could find (seriously, get ready to have a serious craving), we’ve picked the very best of what the Forum has to offer this week.

Kyle Richards heads to her KYLE shop with some clothing samples in Beverly Hills
Celebrity Style

Birkin, ahoy! Here’s Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, flaunting her black Hermes Birkin like there’s no tomorrow as she heads in to her KYLE Boutique in LA with a few new samples.

Bag Deals January 18

Remember how I said last week that it seemed like the week that never ended? Well, somehow, this week seemed like it took even longer. Don’t ask me how. The good news, though, is that we’re all one work day away from the weekend, and for some of us, it’s going to be a long weekend.

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