‘Tis the season for the debut of major Fall 2014 ad campaigns. First, Nicolas Ghesquiere unveiled his vision for Louis Vuitton via three of the world’s most iconic photographers, and now Coach has stepped into the ring with a heavyweight photog of their own.

Bag: Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Fur Clutch

Price: $2,810 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The ultra-soft, pale pink fur makes this bag feel a little bit dreamlike and impossible, but the contrast of the black strap closure pulls it back to Earth just enough.

I have a friend who brings her Prada bag to the beach. She’s a sensible girl at heart, and her attitude about her bag is that it’s hers, it’s saffiano and it should be able to put up with a little sand every now and then.

It’s not that men have more functional needs that women (not by a long shot); often, it’s that they prioritize them far above aesthetics, because that’s what they’ve been socialized to do, and that’s why their bags are designed differently. The Rag & Bone Canvas Herringbone Messenger Bag is all substance, with just enough style to finish it off.

It’s Friday again, and even though sale season is creeping ever closer to its end, we’re still diligently stalking markdowns across the Internet to ensure that the bargain shoppers among us get the best bag deals available. Below, check out what we found this week.

In handbags, just like in soccer, there are certain superpowers who rarely face defeat. Just like Germany has steamrolled its way into Sunday’s final of the actual World Cup (our sincere condolences to Brazil), the Chanel Boy Bag, whose allegiance we had attributed to Germany because of Karl Lagerfeld’s birthplace, has risen to the top of the 2014 PurseBlog Handbag World Cup.

Paris Couture Week brings out not only the best of the best in clothing on the runways, but its attendees are also a very particular sort. Because couture stands separate from the roving circus of the four big ready-to-wear fashion weeks, it tends to attract a more well-edited set of attendees, industry insiders and celebrities alike.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most talked-about events in retail, and now it’s begun. If you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, that is – guess that’s one of the perks! Now through July 17, cardholders get early access to the sale, which includes a ton of brand new fall merchandise, as well as things like cosmetics and fragrance, which almost never go on sale.

Bergdorf SaleSomehow, despite the fact that we thought everything had already been marked down that possibly could be, we’ve found another set of fresh markdowns for your shopping pleasure. Starting today, our friends at Bergdorf Goodman have both decreased their existing sale prices and added new pieces to the sale selection, which means that some great things are now up to 75% off.

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