It’s Friday, and you know what that means: more bag deals! This week, we’ve got nine bags from eight different retailers, so no matter what you’re looking for, we think you’ll find a great deal that you like. If nothing below tickles your fancy, though, check out our PurseBlog Deals Page, which is continually updated with the best sales from retailers around the web.

If you’ve been trying to get your hands on a Mansur Gavriel bag, we’ve got a small spot of hope for you: the brand just launched e-commerce on its own site, with a full array of in-stock bags available for immediate purchase.

Valentino is on quite the run. For a brand that didn’t have much in the way of an accessory business as recently as ten years ago, the seemingly endless success of the brand’s Rockstuds and beyond would make an excellent case study for any designer trying to figure out how to capture the hearts and minds of high-end handbag lovers who have tons of options.

I’m not even sure how to explain Anna Dello Russo. She’s a fashion luminary and Editor at Large for Vogue Nippon, but she’s also a street style caricature whose willingness to wear all of the most fabulous things, all at once, has helped change the way that everyone from high-ranking editors to budding bloggers conduct business.

If you need a demonstration of how differently Nicolas Ghesquiere sees Louis Vuitton than predecessor Marc Jacobs, look no further than the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 ad campaign, Ghesquiere’s first at the brand, which was unveiled by Women’s Wear Daily yesterday.

Summer is in full swing, and that means that almost all of us will be setting off for some kind of adventure over the coming weeks, even if it’s only a day at the closest beach. Packing well is the key to enjoying any kind of summer jaunt, so on this Want It Wednesday, we’ve gathered up the PurseBlog team’s travel wish list for starting a trip on a comfortable, well-organized foot.

We’ll never resist an opportunity to turn a non-fashion world news event into something about handbags, if at all possible. For the next two weeks, we intend to do just that with the 2014 PurseBlog Handbag World Cup.

Click below for full details and help decide who wins the first round!

Prada Pre-Fall 2014 handbags have arrived for pre-order via Bergdorf Goodman, and you’re likely to see some things you recognize, both from Prada and elsewhere. First, the marquee lady-face bags from Spring 2014 are back for a second round, this time in a slightly simplified clutch form that won’t cost you quite as much.

Two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend. It’s not just a saying – it tends to be true, especially when the “three” in question is a trio of handbags from major luxury designers that all share the same sort of peculiar detailing.

At the PurseBlog offices, we’re all Gucci fans of varying degrees. Megs totally loves the brand’s bags, and Katherine and Bea are right behind her. While I think the brand makes gorgeous bags, they often don’t line up perfectly with my personal style; it’s a brand that I think looks great on other people.

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