Barneys Warehouse July 4 SaleIf you’d like to kick off this weekend’s patriotism with a little pre-Independence Day purchase, we’ve got a good way to start: Barneys Warehouse is taking up to an extra 50% off its already steeply discounted designer wares, including an extra 30% off select handbags and a whopping extra 50% off all shoes.

As an accessories brand, Tom Ford is still trying to get its sea legs. The line of bags and shoes is successful, but Ford has yet to have the kind of breakthrough, blockbuster hit that would send the business into the stratosphere.

We saw the Moschino Jacket Bags coming, and now they’ve arrived, either to delight or torment you, depending on your personal taste.

Not many handbags from world-famous fashion designers fly under the radar even a little bit. Because of the high margins and wide market for luxury accessories, brands push bags to the forefront of global marketing campaigns season after season; even if they fall short of creating an It Bag, those efforts still creative massive public awareness of their bags.

Bag: Alexander McQueen Heroine Shoulder Bag

Price: $2,085 via Net-a-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Although this design isn’t new, its feels fresh in this totally gorgeous shade of ultra-pale blush, with just enough black edgepaint to define its lines.

You helped us winnow our field from 16 bags and countries to eight, and now it’s time to find out which four will advance to the semifinals. In order for us to do that, we need you to head over to our bracket and vote for which bag you like best in each of new matchups!

While Louis Vuitton’s women’s business has been in a state of flux over the past two seasons, the men’s side has been humming along quite nicely in the hands of creative director Kim Jones. Jones’ has done a great deal in his relatively short tenure at the brand to make the men’s line distinctive, including creating its own logo of sorts.

If you’ve been following along with the World Cup, either ours or the real one, it’s probably been an exciting week for you. If you’d like to show your pride in your country via the acquisition of a very expensive handbag, then it just got a little more exciting: a capsule collection of Charlotte Olympia World Cup Pandora Clutches has just been announced.

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.

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