Chloe Emma Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Bag: Chloé Emma Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Price: $1,890 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Bucket bags have been hugely popular for the past few seasons, and for anyone who thought that the casual style couldn’t be dressed up and made elegant, this brand new Chloé bag is here to change your mind.

Reasons We Love Bags 10

What we do here is…specific. While it may seem odd to some that we love handbags enough to found a holiday in their honor, we know that you guys are right there with us. When someone dares to ask you why you’ve got your party hat on for National Handbag Day today, we’ve put together a handy guide for explaining that not only is your obsession justified, but you’re far from alone.

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National Handbag Day is finally here, and we’ve got the fifth and final bag from our special series with Bloomingdale’s to celebrate the occasion. The Tory Burch Robinson Micro Double Zip Tote is everything that a New York City girl could want in a bag, all at a sub-$450 price point.

Columbus Day 2014 Sales

Columbus Day Weekend is always a big sale opportunity that sneaks up on me; when the emails about deals, markdowns and sale codes start coming in, I’m always surprised. I’ve recovered from my shock to combine them into an easy list for your shopping pleasure, which you can find below.

Coach Rhyder 33 Satchel, $650 via Coach

Coach is the most quintessentially American of handbag brands and it always has been, even before Stuart Vevers arrived to explore traditional workwear and the American West with his first collection as Coach’s creative director. At the center of that collection is the brand’s newest marquee design, the Coach Rhyder Bag.

Chanel Boy Bag

Creating an It Bag requires a little bit of alchemy. Designers can follow all of the correct design steps, put all their marketing dollars behind a design, cast the perfect It Girl for the campaign and still fall well short of handbag hysteria.

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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.

Want It Wednesday Old Favorites

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.