Tiffany Spring 2013 Handbags and Accessories (14)

I know when you hear Tiffany & Co. the first thing that comes to mind is jewelry, not leather goods. But the brand known for the little blue boxes is fast on its way to become known for its big blue boxes as well. After Tiffany tapped established handbag designers Richard Lambertson and John Truex, it became apparent that the brand was ready to make a major splash in the handbag market.

Jack Spade Ombre Coal Tote

I lamented not long ago that we don’t see a lot of fun color in men’s bags; beyond the most traditional of neutrals, mainstream designers don’t give dudes a whole lot to work with, even if warm weather. Thankfully, the market is starting to diversify, and it’s happening just in time for beach season with a bag like the Jack Spade Ombré Coal Tote.

Chloe Paraty Red

Happy Friday! Friday is PurseForum Roundup Day. Spring has sprung for many of us, and members are getting out and about with their bags. Balenciaga purchases were on the upswing this week, and we also stopped in to share the love in the Jewelry Box. A beauty haul from Fresh, a closet makeover and bright Chloé bag also help us close out the week!

Dakota Fanning carries a blue Proenza Schouler PS13 bag in New York City (5)

Dakota Fanning was spotted two days ago on the first day of spring in NYC, toting her “Light Peacock” blue Proenza Schouler PS13 Bag. Kudos to Dakota for rocking the bright seasonal hues at the first available opportunity, despite the less than spring-like NYC weather. (We were just gushing about the new “Peacock Blue” Proenza Schouler blues last week!) You can grab this bag in 5 different shades for $2,250 at Proenza Schouler.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 shoesIf you haven’t checked in over at our sister site TalkShoes recently, you’re going to want to head over there now. We’ve got a gallery of Dolce & Gabbana’s zany Spring 2013 sandals and wedges, the low-down on the shoes Selena Gomez wore to film The Late Show, and a dissection of why the Charlotte Olympia cat loafers aren’t going away anytime soon.

The Best Bag Deals of March 22

Today is officially the first Friday of spring! It might not feel like we’ve moved on to a new season in much of the US, but the calendar tells me so, and I believe it. (Maybe I just believe it because it’s too depressing not to, though.) In light of that, we thought we’d stock our weekly bag deals post with some rosy options to make your day a little bit warmer.

Diane von Furstenberg Spring Bags at Saks

Spring might not quite have sprung outside (at least in New York – you may be luckier than we are), but it has definitely sprung inside Saks Fifth Avenue, circa the Diane von Furstenberg handbags. DVF’s spring bags have arrived in stores and online, and with materials ranging from raffia to lizard-embossed leather, they’re just the thing to get you through the seasonal transition and onto the right track for the weather ahead.

Anna Sui TumiIn spite of the cold in the northeast, spring IS fast approaching and with it, the most wonderful time of the year – vacation season! If you read this site you already love and covet designer handbags, but what about luggage? Needless to say, high quality luggage is an investment, but you really do get what you pay for.

If you feel like I do about luggage and you have some fabulous travel ahead this spring and summer, Tumi’s Invest In Quality event is perfect for you.

Net-a-Porter Asia Pacific Landing Page Chinese

The influence of the Asian market on luxury fashion gets stronger seemingly every day. Yesterday, news broke that Hermes’ quarterly profits leapt nearly 25% based on the strength of leather goods sales in Asia – no small feat on top of the handbag giant’s already-soaring financials. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Net-a-Porter, one of our favorite online department stores, has launched a new homepage servicing the Asian Pacific market and Chinese-language customers.

Tamara Ecclestone carries a pink Celine Phantom Luggage Tote in Beverly Hills (5)

Here’s yet another high profile celeb, swapping out her standard Hermes Birkin for a Celine bag. (The Celine Phantom Luggage Tote, to be exact.) Heiress Tamara Ecclestone looked dressed for a gym for bikers when she was spotted with her Celine in Beverly Hills. We’ve dished on the Ecclestone sisters and their unrivaled Hermes Birkin collection before (both sisters can lay claim to about a dozen different Birkins apiece), but Celines are the only daytime Birkin alternative we’ve ever seen either of them carry.

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