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It was just last June that we reported to you about a new high in handbag resale prices: Christie’s Hong Kong had just sold a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin for a record high of $221,000. That record didn’t even make its first anniversary; earlier this week, Privé Porter announced it had broken that record with a $298,000 Birkin of its own, and it’s one that will look familiar to PurseBlog readers.

Barneys-Purple-Card-April-2016We’re currently at the peak of the full-price designer retail season, but if you’re looking to stock your spring closet and still get a little something in return, we have an excellent opportunity for you. The Barneys Purple Card Event starts today and runs through April 17, and during that time, you can get a $25 gift card toward a future purchase for every $250 you spend. For an average designer bag, that’ll put you well on your way toward a new pair of summer sandals.

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PurseBlog Asks

You never know how your circumstances are going to change your perspective. When I lived in Atlanta, I hated bags with extra shoulder straps because their necessity didn’t make sense in my car-centric life, and without an appreciation for their functionality, they just looked like clutter to me.

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Beauty

Over the past couple years, I’ve somehow managed to develop a somewhat intricate beauty and skincare routine, and that means I try a lot of products and have a lot of opinions. (The latter should not be surprising for longtime PurseBlog readers.) As I do periodically, I’ve gathered together my recent favorites in makeup and beyond and explicated exactly why I think each of them is so great.

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Louis Vuitton

When people think of Louis Vuitton bags, they usually think of either the brand’s ubiquitous brown and beige monogram, or maybe one of its equally iconic Damier check prints. As with most things, though, the real treasures lie just below the surface, and I’m not talking about all of the smooth leather bags Nicolas Ghesquiere has introduced in his tenure at Vuitton.

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Celebrity Style

Gwyneth Paltrow is, if nothing else, a remarkably consistent human being. That’s the kind of personality required to follow her strict diet and workout regiments for years on end, and it also means her fresh-faced, flaxen-haired personal style has been the same since time immemorial.

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News

You may have heard about Kendall and Kylie Jenners’ recently launched shoe line, aptly named Kendall + Kylie; the youth-focused (but not cheap) collection landed in some huge retailers, including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Handbags were conspicuously absent from the mix, especially for two sisters who love them so much, but that won’t be true much longer: Women’s Wear Daily reports that for fall, the sisters’ handbags will debut in stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks.

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Trends

When you look at the overarching trends in the accessories world, it makes perfect sense that heavily embellished bags are having a moment right now. The market is crowded and consumers don’t want to carry the exact same bag as all their friends and every celebrity in the known universe; in order to stand out, things like personalization services are on the rise, and seasonal variation is increasing as well.

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Buzz Worthy

At this point, pretty much all the Spring 2016 bags are in stores, so it’s time to be making some decisions. We’ve absorbed all the information and the cream has risen to the top, as it’s wont to do.

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Bag Deals

Hello and welcome. If you’re a veteran PurseBlog reader, feel free to skip ahead to what happens below, with which you are surely well familiar. If you’re new here, allow me to explain. Even though designer sale season happens but twice a year (and neither of those times is right now), discounted designer bags can still be found for those who are willing to dig through the internet’s nooks and crannies.

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