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This week has brought with it several smart shopping opportunities, and now we have a number of interesting deals and sales to tell you about at Bloomingdale’s. First, the Bloomingdale’s Private Sale is on now through April 26, which means discounts of up to 60% on a huge selection of bags, shoes, clothes and accessories.

Best-Designer-Bag-Charms

When the Fendi Bag Bug came along a few seasons ago, it practically created its own fashion category: the bag accessory. Although bag charms had had pockets of popularity here and there, especially in Asian markets, a high-end worldwide trend like the one going right now is something of a first, and consumers have more options than ever.

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If you’re in a shopping mood, we’ve got some good news for you–the Saks Friends & Family Sale has begun, and you can get 30% off a huge selection of goods from some of your favorite brands with code FRNFAM. Most F&F sales offer between 15 and 25 percent, so the big three-oh is indeed cause for celebration.

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Bag: Fendi Beaded Snakeskin Mini Peekaboo

Price: $5,300 via Saks

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Today’s weather in New York City is incredibly grey and damp, so it felt like the right time for something shiny at fun. This little bag would look right at home in vintage photos from Studio 54.

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If the Hermès resale market seems suddenly more flush in the near future, there might be a very good reason why: At the end of last week, a band of thieves filched 500 Hermès bags from a packaging and logistics facility outside Paris, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

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Chanel is a lot of things, but first and foremost for the past few years, it’s been a brand that loves a theme. When one of our editors stopped by the Chanel Fall 2015 preview recently, Chanel’s unparalleled level of commitment to its aesthetic whims was on full display; although the preview was in Chanel’s offices, the space looked fully like a French bistro, just as the Grand Palais in Paris had in March for the brand’s runway show.

Vince-Camuto-Lorin-Drawstring-Bag

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the bucket bag is a bonafide thing, and it’s not going anywhere soon. Although the simple, casual bags have their detractors, Mansur Gavriel’s ultra-minimal, perpetually sold-out spin on the shape helped usher them back to popularity among fashion people.

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Last night was not a great episode of Scandal, but it was a solidly entertaining one that felt like it was advancing the plot lines that have been stalled since at least last season. AND THEN, A TWIST.

Bag-Deals-April-17

Another work week has come and gone, and that means it’s time for another round of the best bag deals from around the Internet. We have 15 strong contenders this week, but while digging around, we also found a sale treasure trove: Barneys Warehouse has a huge selection of bags for up to an extra 40% off right now, on top of their already reduced prices.

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Everyone at the PurseBlog office has different personal styles, but there are a few brands we all agree are great; one of them, without a doubt, is Vince. The brand is known for its stylish, modern staples, and in recent years, that aesthetic has extended to lines of handbags and shoes.

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