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Bag: MCM Milla Colorblock Tote

Price: $890 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This soft-but-structured tote provides a perfect example of colorblocking that feels sophisticated instead of trendy. It’d be a perfect work bag for someone in a conservative office environment who still wants to show a bit of personality.

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Rihanna is the new face of the Christian Dior Diorama Bag, so it’s not surprising that she’s been caught carrying a couple variations of the design over the past six months–it’s part of the job. Lately, though, she’s stuck on a particular light pink version, and it’s not particularly difficult to see why.

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Now that we’re officially deal-hunting in August, things are a little bit trickier. Most of the seasonal sales have come and gone, so discounts aren’t as easy to find in reliable quantities. As always, though, we’ve managed to track down some great ones.

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Sometimes in life, you find yourself really wanting to love something for which you ultimately cannot muster all that much enthusiasm. That’s how I feel about the RED Valentino Studded Shoulder Bag; I find it really cute and fun in theory, but in practice, it just feels a little bit off.

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The world’s most popular handbag brands go to great lengths to make their handbags difficult to get, but thanks to the democratizing forces of the Internet, it’s no longer as hard as it once was. Accessibility to those bags often comes by way of auctions and trunkshows of pre-owned bags, but yesterday, I realized there’s a place where you can shop a fairly large selection all the time: farfetch.com.

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Whether you think of them as scourge or savior, bucket bags are back for another season of dominance in the accessories market. More brands than every are throwing their hat in the ring for this popular style, so if you can’t get your hands on the Mansur Gavriel version, don’t fret–there are lots of options at every price point imaginable.

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I live in Brooklyn, work in midtown Manhattan and get motion sick if I read on the subway, so I have a lot of time to look around while I ride the train every day. As you might imagine, I tend to look at people’s bags, and in the year I’ve been doing my current commute, I’ve noticed that the Madewell Transport Tote has a surprisingly monopolistic presence on the arms of the borough’s population of young women.

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Several of you have requested that we take a deep dive into Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star EJ Johnson‘s handbag collection, and after patiently waiting for his paparazzi photo archive to grow, we’re happy to oblige you today. EJ, son of NBA great Magic Johnson, is in his early 20s, but he already has a dream collection of bags that’s only going to keep growing.

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