Hermes Birkin Skunk Stink

Smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, and it’s not uncommon to hear bag lovers gush about the lovely leather scent that emanates from a brand new luxury bag. Some brands, like Dior and Tom Ford, even work that scent into fine perfumes because of its close association with luxury and quality.

Fendi Peekaboo Beaded Satchel

It’d be difficult to argue that Fendi isn’t absolutely hitting it out of the park right now when it comes to handbags, and now that the brand’s Resort 2015 offerings are starting to trickle into stores, it looks like the brand’s streak shall continue.

ShopBop Friends and Family Sale October 2014It’s officially F&F season, and we’ve got a big one to bookmark for a little lunchtime shopping. ShopBop’s Friends & Family Sale 2014 has begun, and it’ll get you 25% off of almost everything the site carries through October 16. The list of brand exclusions is relatively short, compared to many F&F sales, so odds are that you’ll be able to pick up what you want for 25% off with code FAMILY25 at checkout.

saks friends and family 2014

Our favorite sales are the ones where we get to pick where the discounts go, and the Saks Friends & Family Sale is just that. Now through October 19 online, you can get 25% off a huge selection of designer apparel, shoes and accessories (and 20% off jewelry!) when you enter code FRNFAM at checkout.

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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.