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It’s an interesting time to be in the ultra-luxury business because no one really knows where the top of the market is. In a climate when a pre-owned Birkin can break records by selling at auction for well into the six figures, there’s a seemingly insatiable thirst for novelty and rarity among the world’s super rich.

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Regular sales are great, but sales with an extra discount off the top are even better. That’s what’s happening right this minute at one of our favorite online retailers, Shopbop. Now through June 25, you can get an extra 25% off already reduced merchandise, and all you have to do is enter code 25MORE at checkout.

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Bag: Saint Laurent High School Small Shoulder Bag

Price: $1,890 via mytheresa.com

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: If you like Saint Laurent’s edgy classics but prefer to steer clear of large logos, the brand’s new High School line might be for you.

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We’re well into spring/summer sale season, but pre-fall bags are not quite in stores yet, which makes this kind of a weird time for shopping. Lucky for us, it also makes it a great opportunity to be proactive; several major online retailers let you pre-order lots of the upcoming season’s bags, and there are some gems to be found right now, even if they won’t arrive at your doorstep for a few weeks.

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Looking through Eva Longoria‘s paparazzi archive taught me one thing: she’s remarkably consistent. Eva dresses in mostly neutrals, both light and dark, and she seems to like luxurious materials more than eye-catching embellishments or fashion-forward experimentation. Hers is a relatable, practical personal style, full of plush knits and, of course, lovely bags.

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First, Karl Lagerfeld was a human man. Then he was a bag charm. After that, an iPhone case. Today, Karl Lagerfeld is a handbag. Karl Lagerfeld contains multitudes.

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If you’re a dedicated deal-searcher, now’s a great time to be shopping for bag deals. Stores are well into their second, if not third, markdowns by now, but it’s still early enough that there are some really great pieces left. As we do every Friday, we took to the Internet to find the best of the best.

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We talk a lot about handbags, but what happens inside them is just as important. Our bags’ interiors are their own little worlds of wallets, pouches, accessories and essentials, and we’re in and out of them all day. That kind of organization can be especially important when it comes to toting around beauty products for quick touchups, so we took the liberty of shopping around for a dozen cosmetic bags you’ll be proud to haul out of your purse in the office bathroom.

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Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported a little bit of good news for handbag lovers and Prada aficionados alike: the brand plans to ramp up its selection of bags under €1,200, which translates to around $1,400USD.

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While Resort 2016 shows aren’t quite over yet–resort and pre-fall, unlike fall and spring, don’t have designated weeks in which the shows occur–things are definitely winding down, and almost all of the major brands have shown us what they’ve got. We combed through dozens of shows and lookbooks, and based on what we found, we’ve compiled a guide to all the bags you need to know.

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