The designer accessories market is, in certain ways, like the stock market. At any given time, brands and bags are moving up and down the rungs of popularity and profitability, and the key to being stylish is figuring out what’s about to blow up what’s about to fall off a metaphorical cliff.

The Many Bags of Supermodels

[Editor’s Note: This week, the PurseBlog staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of the holidays. We’ll return on Monday, but in the meantime, we’ll be running both new posts and a few of our favorites from the past few months to get you ready for fall.


This is it, this is the end–of 2014, at least. Now that we’re on the year’s 365th day, we can take an official look back at what transpired in the past 12 months in the PurseBlog world. We dug into our analytics to figure out which of our posts were your favorites in 2014, and the list includes everything from fashion week celebrity favorites to new collections from brands like Chanel and Céline.

Chanel Flap Bag Up Close

[Editor’s Note: While we scale back our post schedule to spend the second half of the holidays with ours friends and loved ones, we’re re-publishing some of our most popular posts from past years with new information, additional photos and updated pricing.


If you’ve got some Christmas cash to spend or you’re just looking to treat yourself after a busy holiday season, we have some good news for you today. Through January 1, you can take 25% off any sale purchase at ShopBop, which means that some discounts will exceed 70%.

Many Bags of Celebrity Moms

[Editor’s Note: While we rest up for the beginning of a new year and for all the great things it has in store, we’ll be running a modified schedule of both new posts and popular favorites from 2014, updated with new pictures and information.


We’re only days away from bidding 2014 a permanent farewell, so now seems like an opportune moment to look back at the year in handbags. Below, we’ve enumerated the most important pieces on the handbag market in 2014; they might not be the most beautiful or the most popular, but they all left their marks in one significant way or another.


We’ve spent weeks upon weeks talking about what to get the people in our lives for the holidays and what we hope to receive ourselves, and now, the big day has come and gone. While you eat leftover Christmas cookies for breakfast and think about cleaning up all the spent wrapping paper in the living room, we want you to share your favorite gifts with us.


Holiday shopping season is over (once you get home from the mall today, anyway), and with it, sale season is drawing to a close. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t great handbag deals to be found, though, and we took the liberty of scouring our favorite online shopping haunts to find well over a dozen of the best discounted bags still floating around the Internet.

Dolce & Gabbana Sara Embellished Clutch

We’ve had Christmas on the brain for at least six weeks, plus all of the parties, events, get-togethers and family dinners that come with it. We’ve made gift guides, we’ve made party accessory suggestions and we’ve enumerated the items on our wish lists.