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My and large, the looks at Monday night’s tech-themed 2016 Met Gala were a little bit boring (the world has now been emptied of silver sequins and beads because they were all on the Upper East Side last night), but there was one very bright spot (for us, anyway): tons of celebrities carried interesting clutches.

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Bag Battles

Few brands are as deeply tied to a particular bag structure as Chanel. The legendary Coco Chanel made shoulder bags acceptably chic for upper-crust ladies over half a century ago, and the brand has been closely tied to chain straps, quilted leather and flap closures ever since.

Shopbop-Surprise-SaleWe know you have visions of pool parties and summer fun in your head just like we do, but you may not have your wardrobe for those activities worked out just yet. If that’s the case, you should definitely take advantage of the just-launched Shopbop Surprise Sale. Now through May 5, you can take up to 40% off a huge selection of in-season ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories and shoes, and based on what we’ve seen of the sale, you’d be wise to do so.

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  • Prada Saffiano Small Double-Zip Tote Bag
  • Tory Burch Serif T Leather Saddle Bag
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We’ve been anticipating the retail arrival of former Céline accessories director Johnny Coca’s first bags as the creative director at Mulberry since he was hired, and their day has finally come. A selection of the bags are available for purchase on Mulberry’s website now, and fans of the brand will probably be relieved to know that their prices are in line with the old incarnation of Mulberry with which everyone fell in love.

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Alexander Wang has rededicated himself to his eponymous line full-time, and this brand new bag, which feels like a Kelly Bag for the downtown set, is proof he's still got it. Alexander Wang Attica Top Handle Bag 7 Comments Read More
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Gift Guides

Being a mom can be a tough gig: the expectations are sky-high, the hours are long, the work itself sometimes literally thankless. Mother’s Day is a good time to stop and renew our appreciation for the work our own mothers and all the moms around us do, and while you’re at it, a really awesome gift couldn’t hurt.

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In Case You Missed It

Not only is it the end of the week, but today is also the last workday of the month. To get you ready for what’s to come in May, we’ve collected the posts from the past month that were most popular with your fellow PurseBlog readers.

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Bag Deals

We’re creeping ever closer to full-blown sale season, and that means things are getting a little more unpredictable in our weekly searches for the Internet’s best bag deals. There are always gems to be found, but they’re usually in stock in extremely tiny quantities, so the early bird gets the worm.

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Celebrity Style

Celebrity bag collections are almost addictive to look at. The mixture of private wealth and paparazzi interest makes for incredible bag-spotting, and it’s easy to get carried away in imaging what it would be like to march into any designer boutique and pick whatever you wanted to take home.

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Savvy

There aren’t many brands that hit the sweet spot of delivering good value for your money without becoming wildly overexposed, but somehow, Furla has managed to do that for years. The Italian brand’s bags are sophisticated without being stuffy and they hit at a solidly “contemporary” price point, which makes Furla an ideal place to find both a work bag and a cute little weekend option.

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Louis Vuitton

Whether or not you like the brand’s ubiquitous logo bags, one thing is inarguable: Louis Vuitton is the biggest handbag brand in the world. Not only does it sit atop luxury industry indexes, but it has a handbag history as long and storied as any in fashion.

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