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Every member of the PurseBlog staff has counted themselves as residents of New York City at one point or another, and that means that we all appreciate a tote bag that’s both stylish and functional. For our fourth National Handbag Day handbag reveal, we’re proud to present a bag that’s just that: the Diane von Furstenberg Large Sutra Ready to Go Fringe Tote.

Balenciaga Town Bag

Every week, I scour the web to find the best bag deals so that one of you might snag something great at significantly below retail, and the amount of time that I (and my coworkers) spend shopping, online and elsewhere, means that we’ve also got some pretty great deals tucked away in our closets.

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Normally we’d be using this spot to explore items of all kinds that are on our shopping lists, but because National Handbag Day is quickly approaching, we thought we’d do something a little different for Want It Wednesday. Every member of the PurseBlog team has his or her own personal style, and our real-life closets are a testament to what it takes for a bag to make it off of our perpetual wish lists.

Fendi Sequin Bagette Bag

It’s become trendy for designer brands to emphasize their histories and heritages in an attempt to add value to their products and convince consumers that their prices are worth it, but when you look back at fashion history, there are a few modern handbags that stand out for the ways that their existences have shaped the accessories industry and how women (and men!) perceive, carry and shop for bags.

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MICHAEL Michael Kors is among the most classic of American handbag brands; its simple, sporty, luxurious silhouettes are beloved by fashion lovers all over the country. Today, as we count down to National Handbag Day, we’re proud to showcase the MICHAEL Michael Kors Susannah Quilted Bucket Bag, available through our NHD partner, Bloomingdale’s.

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Friday is National Handbag Day (did we already mention that?), and that means that our week is even more dedicated to handbags than it usually is. We profile at least one bag collection of some sort per week, whether it’s based on an individual’s ample closet or the attendees at a particular event, but because of the looming spectre of NHD, we wanted to do something a little extra this week.

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We’re one day closer to National Handbag Day, and with the See by Chloé Lizzie Convertible Backpack, we’re also one handbag closer. All week, we’re revealing a special handbag each day, all of which can only be bought through our NHD partner, Bloomingdale’s.

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Members on our PurseForum clearly also share the love that the PurseBlog team has for both our bags and our pets; our Animalicious subform is among tPF’s most popular, and members all over the forum share photos of their pets, their bags and, sometimes, their pets and their bags together.

Givenchy Rottweiler Tote

Last year for National Handbag Day, I went about reading my handbag tea leaves to figure out what your handbag choices say about you. This year, in celebration of the holiday’s second coming on Friday, I’ve returned with a new set of highly covetable bags to do the same.

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In preparation for National Handbag Day this Friday, October 10, we’ll be announcing a special bag every day. Each bag is from one of our very favorite designers, and they’re all available at Bloomingdale’s, our National Handbag Day partner. To kick things off, we have the Rebecca Minkoff Waverely Eyelet Studs Crossbody.