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In Case You Missed It

Somehow it’s going to be August by the time we see you again on Monday, which seems impossible until you remember that summer always flies by as New Yorkers hurtle straight back to the inevitable winter that it feels like just ended.

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Bag Deals

We’ve come once again to Friday morning, and that means it’s time once again for an installment of our weekly roundup of bag deals. Retailers have mostly moved on from sale season (except Nordstrom, whose beloved Anniversary Sale is still going strong), but that just means the prices we’ll see in sale sections are as low as they’ll be all season.

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Just Can't Get Enough

When you think of the ideal Versace woman, you probably imagine someone Amazonianly tall, endlessly leggy, extremely blonde and curvy, but in a fashion way. A supermodel, but more in the vein of Victoria’s Secret than the alien babydolls preferred by high fashion brands over the past 15 years.

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Dior

The Dior Runway Bag was the first big accessory debut of the post-Raf Simons era at Dior (on the runway, as the name would suggest), and I was, admittedly, a little suspicious of it. That was at least partly because of my immense affection for the bags created during Simons’s tenure at the legendary French design house and sadness over his voluntary departure, but it was also motivated by the bag’s proportions and how out of place it seemed with current trends.

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TV Show Recaps

The only thing I know with any certainty in life is you shouldn’t mess with another woman’s handbag, especially a woman you don’t know. Some rando named Nina broke that cardinal rule of the Woman Code, and it was the match we needed to ignite the gasoline fumes coming off last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Chanel

Chanel‘s handbag lookbooks are always fun; they usually contain 35 to 45 bags, ranging from casual looks like denim or canvas to eye-popping exotics and pieces that feature heavy beading or embroidery, all of which give Chanel fans a very good idea of the full lines they’ll find in stores.

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Gucci's Fall 2016 collection just landed at the brand's website, and this new camera-style bag would make a stylish, functional companion from summer straight into fall. Gucci Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag $1,690 16 Comments Read More
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Chloé

Every big fashion brand has an idealized woman you can probably conjure up in your mind, but of all of them, being a Chloé Girl seems the most appealing to me. The brand makes clothes that look both comfortable and romantic, and effortlessness is an underappreciated aesthetic quality.

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Bag Deals

Normally on this time every Friday, we show up with a general survey of the best and brightest in the internet’s discount designer bags. Today is a very special Friday, though, so we’re gonna go about this a little differently.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If you wanted to call in to work today, we wouldn’t blame you. Not only is it a summer Friday, but the hotly anticipated and much beloved Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to everyone!

Unlike most stores, which wait until the end of the season to put things on sale, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale takes a huge selection of brand new clothes, shoes, accessories and (of course) handbags and discounts them temporarily, which makes it an excellent opportunity to get some key pieces of your fall wardrobe at a great price.

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Guides

There is no designer handbag in the world as elusive as the Hermès Birkin. The legendary French leather goods house keeps a tight lid on everything about the bag, from the best way to get one to which colors and leathers might be available in a particular size or hardware type at any given time.

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