Moda Operandi Black Friday 2014 Sale

Twice a year, when it’s sale time, Moda Operandi does not mess around. The retailer makes deep price cuts and very clearly wants to move its stock quickly. That means that today is your lucky day: a huge selection of super-chic clothes, shoes, bags and accessories are now up to 50%!

LUISAVIAROMA Black Friday 2014 Sale

We love it when a sale gets even sweeter. Today, you can take an extra 20% off sale items at LUISAVIAROMA to celebrate Black Friday. All you have to do is enter code BFPURSE at checkout! Hurry, this offer expires December 2.

YOOX Black Friday 2014 Sale

If you’ve been dreaming about the runway coat that got away or the pair of shoes from last season that sold out before you could get your hands on them, you’d want to be combing YOOX anyway, but today makes the discount designer clearinghouse even sweeter.

Want It Wednesday Black Friday

Around the office, we’re all preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow (I did a biscuit recipe dry run last night and I’m still halfway in a carb coma), but our minds aren’t too far from Black Friday. We’ll have full coverage of all the best deals, sales and markdowns on the big day, but right now, all we can do is hope that the things we’d really love to have end up in someone’s sale section.

Christie's Holiday Handbag Auction

We’re inching ever closer to the biggest shopping day of the year, but if Black Friday isn’t your scene or you’re looking for something a little more covetable, we can’t blame you. Thankfully, if you’re ready to start your holiday shopping now and you have some very special people on your gift list, the Christie’s Luxury Handbags & Accessories Auction has arrived.

ShopBop Black Friday 2014 Coupon Code SmallIt may not be Thanksgiving yet, but if you’re in a shopping mood, some retailers won’t make you wait for the sales to begin. Starting today, the ShopBop Big Event is on, and it offers a staggered discount on almost all orders over $250 with code GOBIG14.

Celebrities and Chanel Bags

When I sat down to compile the photos for this post, I didn’t know that it was going to be about Chanel. As I started looking through our photo agency’s recent archives, though, it became clear that it had to be; no other brand exerts the kind of dominance among high-profile women’s handbag collections that Chanel does.

Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch

Bag: Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch

Price: $1,295 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Look, it’s halfway through a short holiday week here in the US, and we’re feeling a little bit goofy around the PurseBlog offices. Goofy enough for a four-figure taco clutch?

Would You Rather Handbags

Since we start #pursechat last month (join us every Tuesday on Twitter, 2 p.m., use the hashtag!), we’ve gotten a chance to ask and answer questions with you guys in a way that’s gotten us thinking about a lot of fashion-related topics in new ways.

Women's Bags More Expensive

Over our years of covering men’s bags, we’ve noticed two things. First, when most designers have a super-popular women’s bag, they modify it into a more traditionally masculine version for their menswear audience. Second, those bags generally seem like a better deal than the women’s alternative, even though they’re usually bigger and feature nearly identical finishing and hardware.