Chanel-Classic-Flap-11-12-Bags

Okay, guys, I’ve got a little secret for you: the Chanel 11.12 Flap Bag is basically just a Chanel Classic Flap Bag with chevron quilting instead of the brand’s classic diamond pattern. It’s branded as a whole new thing for Spring 2015, and while it does have some detail variations, it is, in a practical sense, basically the same.

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Sometimes, it seems like there’s no price ceiling for luxury handbags. Designers just keep turning out consumer favorites in alligator and crocodile, and wealthy shoppers looking to having the newest and most exclusive pieces just keep snapping them up. Like we do every season, we’ve taken a look around the Internet and found the most mind-bogglingly expensive bags in a variety of sizes, styles and leathers.

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Pretty much anything that any of us does gives the people around us a little hint about our full personalities, and that includes how we choose to clothe ourselves and spend our money. Fashion is a social language, after all, and we’re all talking constantly.

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Our favorite sales are always the ones where we get to pick what’s discounted, and now through April 9, you can do just that at the Shopbop and East Dane Friends & Family Sale. You can take 25% off almost any purchase–all you have to do is enter code SPRING25 at checkout!

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Bag: Tyler Alexandra Jamie Doctor Bag

Price: $1,815 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The rose-toned golden hardware is the detail that makes this office-appropriate bag stand out.

Chanel-Online-Sales

If you’ve been waiting for the day you can buy a brand new Chanel bag online, your wait is almost up–sort of. Late last week, Women’s Wear Daily spoke to Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion, during the brand’s re-showing of the Metiers d’Art 2015 collection in New York City.

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Now that fashion shows are marketing events as much as they are functional opportunities for industry professionals to plan buying and editorial for the season ahead, fashion has a scheduling problem. Consumers see the clothes when everyone else does, and more and more, they want access to it immediately.

Chanel-Metiers-d'Art-Party-Celebrities

Karl Lagerfeld loves a party, and he throws them at will. They’re always incredibly grand, and Lagerfeld never fails to fill his guest lists with indie actresses, It Girls and, as of late, the photogenic progeny of the rich and famous.

Scandal-Season-4-Episode-18-Recap

I believe in the ability of Scandal to become compelling once again before the end of the season, but last night was very decidedly not when that change happened.

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It’s Friday again, and that means it’s time for another rundown of the weekend’s most promising bag deals and sales. Today, we’ve found bags both bright and neutral, small and large. No matter what your personal taste, we think there’s something you’ll like in our gallery below, all at a great bargain.

Editor’s Picks

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