I grew up in the Deep South, in a deeply southern family, so there were a few rules for dressing that were always clear. Among the strictest of standards was the idea that you don’t wear white before Easter, and although that rule (along with its post-Labor Day twin) have long been scuttled, it’s still a strong association in my mind.

On Sunday, the seventh and final season of Mad Men debuts, which spells the beginning of the end for two of television’s most exciting female characters: Joan Holloway and Peggy Olson. Today, we’ll pay a small tribute to the force of nature that is Joanie by breaking down her accessories style in the second installment of our Character Study series. (Scandal superfan?

By now, we’re all used to Givenchy’s handbag MO: a solid stable of distinctive, fan-favorite shapes, made over for each season with a few tweaked details and one or two hyper-distinctive prints. In the recent past, it’s been gonzo florals, cartoon deer and the Virgin Mary, but for Givenchy Fall 2014, creative director Riccardo Tisci is taking a largely stripped-down approach to his brand’s accessories.

Chloe Marcie BagWe’re always looking for a good deal, and until April 11, one of our favorite deals just got better. Jomashop offers a wide selection of designers handbags and accessories at already low prices, and with code TPFCHLOE10, PurseBlog readers can get another 10% off any Chloe handbag purchase. If you need a little springtime closet addition, now’s the time.

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Bag: Rag & Bone Enfield Shoulder Bag

Price: $795 via ShopBop

Why it’s the Bag of the Week: Rag & Bone has long been great at making cool-girl wardrobe staples in nearly every product category, but the brand’s bags have never been exactly on target – until now.

Late last week, word broken that more than $100,000 worth of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories had been swiped from Saint Laurent’s Chicago boutique in a brazen smash-and-grab robbery in the middle of the night, and now we’ve received an interesting note from a tipster: a Saint Laurent Crocodile Sac de Jour Bag, priced at over $29,000, was among the loot missing from the store when the cops arrived.

New York is a city of rich, intense, constantly changing visuals. From the iconic architecture to the endlessly interesting people who dwell here, there’s so much to look at and take in that sometimes we don’t know where to look next. That means that sometimes we miss the incredible work of New York’s legions of talented muralists and street artists, but now that spring is in the air, we’ve teamed up with Coach to hit the streets, shoot some exclusive photos, explore the brand’s beautiful Spring 2014 collection and highlight some of our favorite public art in the city we all call home.

Karl Lagerfeld is, to put it lightly, an interesting dude. Not only does the Kaiser have a knack for the utterly luxurious (as seen at Chanel, Fendi and beyond), but he seems to have a parallel appreciation for low culture as well; his designs often feature inventive spins on the kinds of objects that regular people interact with everyday, recast as fashion pieces that are purposefully fantastical and ripe for discussion in the fashion press.

If your interest in designer handbags has sprung up any time in the past ten to 15 years, then you’ve heard the tales of “factory extras.” They’re not fakes, according to the people who would like to convince you to part with your money. No, they’d never sell you fake bags!

It wasn’t that long ago that holding any of the Kardashians up as style inspiration would have seemed a bit silly; for people who consistently wore expensive clothes, bags and shoes, the finished product just never felt all that chic. Times, they are a-changing, though, with Kim on a very controversial Vogue cover and Kendall Jenner walking a slew of prestigious runways from Marc Jacobs to Givenchy.

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