Even though we’re only halfway through summer, stores everywhere are starting to fill up with the first vestiges of fall – knits, leather, suede, dark colors. We’ve tried to put these pieces as far from our minds as possible, but it’s just not possible any longer.

We already know what Louis Vuitton’s quest for fancier customers means on the high end of the brand’s price spectrum, but changes in LV’s mid-range bags, like those made of Epi or Vernis leather, have been a little slower to materialize.

As we continue to inch our way through summer, the advancing date means just one thing in the fashion world: fall collections are starting to pop up all over the Internet. Céline’s Winter 2014 Handbag Lookbook just popped up online, and we’ve got all the bags below.

The actual World Cup ends this week, and so does the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup. You’ve helped us narrow the field from sixteen bags and their attendant countries down to just two, and now it’s time for you to weigh in just one last time.

Just when you thought sale season was finally drawing to a close, our friends at Barneys have one more big wave of markdowns headed your way. From now through July 31, you can shop discounts up to 75% off across the site, which makes now a perfect time to ready your wardrobe for the last half of summer.

Bag: Nina Ricci Arc Shoulder Bag

Price: $1,690 via MyTheresa

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This bag, with its thin, centralized band of gold, is a study in subtle elegance. The design clearly telegraphs luxury without being conspicuous, and everyone will want to know what it is and where you got it.

Even if you’re not a Sex and the City fan, you probably remember the intro: Carrie, clad in a tutu, is walking along a Manhattan street when she’s sprayed by puddle water by a bus with her own photo emblazoned on the side.

We brought you the first look at Nicolas Ghesquiere’s inaugural campaign for Louis Vuitton two weeks ago, and since then, the brand has slowly released new images from legendary photographers Bruce Weber, Juergen Teller and Annie Leibovitz. We’ve collected them for examination, and if nothing else, they show a new creative director with an exceptionally clear vision.

Canvas is a tricky textile. It’s perfect for summer because it’s lightweight and breathable, which can matter even in accessories when it’s so hot out that the idea of having anything heavy or warm touching your body is too much to bear.

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