Want It Wednesday: June 26

You’ve done it! You’ve made it through the majority of the week! (Hey, it’s Wednesday afternoon, that totally counts.) (At least on the East Coast.) By now, you’ve probably spotted something on this here Internet that’s making your credit card cower in fear, and we know that we certainly have.

Valentino Resort 2014 Handbags (15)

There seem to be two distinct things going on with Valentino’s Resort 2014 Handbags, which are available for just-off-the-runway pre-order via Moda Operandi through July 1. First, the brand seems to be experimenting with a bit of a toned-down “heritage” look; simple, somewhat traditional shoulder bags and totes in tan and navy where the quality and grain of the leather is the main attraction, plus a few conservatively striped shoulder bags in woven textiles.

shopbop saleSecond markdowns are great, but sometimes it can be hard to know what’s the best deal and what’s just as expensive as it was a week ago. With the ShopBop 25% Off All Sale coupon code, you can avoid all that confusion – today and tomorrow, take an extra 25% off all markdowns with code EXTRA25 at checkout!

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  • Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Baby Python-Effect Tote
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Sophie Hulme Floral Mini Envelope Clutch

Even if you don’t spend as much time online shopping as I do (and for the sake of your work performance and/or the well-being of your children, I hope you don’t), you’ve probably gotten a distinct sense of the “blahs” over the past two weeks.

Heidi Klum carries a Michael Kors Miranda Tote in yellow. (3)
Celebrity Style

Heidi Klum was recently spotted carrying a Michael Kors Miranda Bag while out with her bodyguard/boyfriend Martin Kristen in NYC. Here they are coming out of the Louis Vuitton store in Soho, which now boasts a brand new Atelier.

Real Housewives of Orange County Original Case
TV Show Recaps

Normally I don’t like a clip show, especially a two-hour clip show, but Bravo did a pretty good job with its 100th-episode anniversary edition of Real Housewives of Orange County last night. The show has been on for a sufficiently long period of time (seven years) and has been sufficiently formative to contemporary television (for better or for worse) that a look back is probably in order.

How To Pack Your Beach Bag

I went to the beach this weekend. On the surface, that sounds simple enough, but I am not a regular beach-goer. I’ve always loved the ocean, but I tend to be too much of a city-dweller to make it there with any regularity, and as of this weekend’s trip, it had been nearly two years since my most recent previous beach jaunt, and along with that, the last time I packed a beach bag.

Portero Classic Handbags and Watches

Sure, it’s fun to buy cute seasonal stuff to get yourself in the mood for a coming change in the weather. Raffia bags in summer, fur bags in winter – those things have their place. When building a covetable wardrobe of designer handbags, fine watches and jewelry, though, the seasonal stuff isn’t always what makes the world go ’round.

Net-a-Porter Sale Final MarkdownsLadies, start your engines! This morning, the Net-a-Porter Sale reaches its most exciting stage yet: final markdowns. That means that this is your last opportunity to score a great deal at NAP until at least late November, and doesn’t that sound like a really long way away? (That’s because it is.) Right now, you can take up to 70% off a big selection of Spring 2013 merch, so if you’ve been eyeing anything from the sale, now’s the time to pounce – prices won’t get any lower than they are right now, and before long, the deals will be gone entirely.

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Loewe Amazona Exotic Bags

First of all: It’s not Marc Jacobs, so everyone can quit bugging him about it. Second of all: We were correct to speculate that Coach might tap a former Mulberry creative director as heir to Reed Krakoff’s throne when he departs in the near future, but we just didn’t speculate about the right one.

Diane Kruger carries a Balmain x Aurelie Bidermann Pierre Bag in NYC (1)
Celebrity Style

Yes, this is the second celeb in so many days we’ve spotted with a brand new Balmain x Aurelie Bidermann Pierre Bag. Last week, we saw the Pierre on the arm of Miranda Kerr, and here’s the Pierre again, being carried by Diane Kruger.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 8 Episode 4
TV Show Recaps

Hello, Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans! Emily, your intrepid recapper, is on vacation this week. I intended to recap the show in her stead for your viewing pleasure, but because Time Warner Cable likes to keep New York City residents on its toes, I awoke this morning to no KUWTK on my DVR and no backup plan, because generally the media makes it incredibly easy for us to consume all the Kardashian information that our little hearts might or might not desire.

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