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Buying a Mansur Gavriel bag is difficult not just because they’re highly sought-after, but also because the process is decentralized. It’s hard to buy an Hermès Birkin, but there’s no confusion or mystery around where you go and who you talk to if you want to give it a shot.

Comme des Garcons Neon Continental Wallet, $280 via Net-a-Porter

Despite our obvious fondness for leather accessories, we don’t talk much about wallets. We never have. It’s not because we lack appreciation for a good wallet, but more that they’re hidden and utilitarian, when compared to pretty much everything else we spend our time obsessing about over here.

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Bag: Givenchy New Line Lizard Shoulder Bag

Price: $5,450 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Givenchy’s newest design gives the brand a position in the popular flap shoulder bag category, and it does it with a bag that looks like no one else’s.

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Liv Tyler and I don’t have much in common. For example, I am not the child of rock star royalty, and I do not live in a gorgeous townhome in the West Village. What we do have in common, though, is that we both wear a lot of black, right down to our sensible New York walking shoes, and we use a bag to add a little visual interest to the whole thing.

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As we noted during our look at all the saddle bags suddenly on the market for Fall 2015, the 70s trend that popped up all over the runways has indeed translated to retail. That has implications beyond just bag shape, though; it also means that the color palette for the season skews decidedly retro, most notably in the resurgence of tan leather and suede bags.

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If you’ve been tuned into Louis Vuitton‘s and creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere’s various social media channels over the past week, you’ve probably seen this coming little by little, but we now have enough of the Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 ad campaign, dubbed Series 3 by the designer, to collect and evaluate the effort.

Net-a-Porter-Clearance-Extra-20-Off-Code-July-2015Just in time for the long weekend, we’ve got some excellent shopping news to give you. Net-a-Porter’s sale is now in its finale clearance, which means both that prices are up to 70% off and that a huge selection of markdowns are also eligible for an additional 20% discount.

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If you’re wondering why this week’s round of bag deals has already arrived, congratulations: you’re very observant. Because the PurseBlog team is taking tomorrow off for the Fourth of July weekend, we wanted to make sure we left you with plenty of shopping opportunities for the days ahead.

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The super-popular Chanel Boy Bag and the new-but-coveted Christian Dior Diorama Bag have a lot in common. The bags are both fairly new marquee additions to their respects brands’ lines, likely intended to appeal to a younger audience that might find their respective’ brands legacy offerings a little too ladylike.

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When I really sit down and think about it, it seems like being very wealthy would be, among other things, super weird. It would be great in a lot of ways, of course–for instance, I could command someone to grill me a medium-rare steak for lunch, and I would surely enjoy that.

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