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It seems like every season, more and more exotics are available, many of them at the extreme end of the price continuum. For Fall 2015, two of our favorite bags are going to be available in very similar shades of blue alligator: the Givenchy Antigona Bag and Fendi Petite 3Jours Tote.

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Manolo Blahnik has always been a man who does things at his own pace. While almost all designers hopped on the platform bandwagon in the mid-2000s, Blahnik was steadfast, sticking with the single-sole shoes he’s made for decades. Now that the shoe trend pendulum has firmly swung in his direction, the designer has set his sights on a bag line for the first time.

The Many Bags of Sofia Vergara (36)

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Wait, didn’t PurseBlog already do a deep dive into Sofia Vergara‘s handbag wardrobe,” you’re not wrong. We did just that about two years ago, but because of a software glitch, it was gone forever. Today, though, we’ve pieced it back together, plus all the beautiful bags that Vergara has worn since.

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Everyone has to start somewhere. That’s doubly true when it comes to the addictive world of designer accessories; for every shopper, there’s at least one gateway drug that brought them here. Not everyone’s found that all-important first bag, though. Naturally, we have some suggestions.

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Bag: Tod’s Note Bag

Price: $1,545 via Net-a-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: If you’re looking for a new bag to take to the office all year, look no further than this discreet, roomy tote.

A view of Canal street.

It’s not hard to remember when the phrase “fake bag” automatically brought to mind images of plasticky, faux Louis Vuitton monograms, but according to a Women’s Wear Daily investigation, that’s no longer the case in New York City’s Chinatown. Instead, knockoffs of less-expensive brands like Tory Burch and MICHAEL Michael Kors are taking over.

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In a certain way, the rise and continued popularity of bag charms makes a lot of sense. Handbag are incredibly expensive, and although most bag charms aren’t exactly cheap, buying one to put on a more classic bag in your arsenal is a lot more cost-effective than buying a whole novelty bag that you may only use sporadically or for a single season.

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If you’ve been wondering what Mansur Gavriel‘s two new Fall 2015 bag styles look like on a person or when you might be able to get your hands on one, today is your lucky day. Not only do we have some beautiful images from the brand’s new lookbook to share with you, but MG’s much-anticipated next restock is happening tomorrow, July 28.

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We’re all familiar with the traditional places to buy beauty products: department stores, Sephora, your local drugstore. All of those places are troves of excellent finds, of course, but if you’re looking to investigate a new brand or go a little bit off the beaten path, they’re not always the best place to look.

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