You’re probably thinking about Halloween parties and whether or not you have enough candy for trick-or-treaters at the moment, but as always, we’re here to bring your attention back to bags, at least for a little while.


Because paparazzi tend to follow the young, lithe starlets of LA and New York, so does our coverage of which bags celebrities are carrying–there’s simply more photographic evidence to go on. When we started looking, though, we realized that because of her out-and-about life in NYC, we could piece together enough to create an in-depth look at the handbag choices of legendary journalist Barbara Walters.


Getting your hands on the Mansur Gavriel bag of your dreams is notoriously difficult, but it’s not impossible (or even as difficult as it was a couple of seasons ago). You might not spend your entire work day sitting around looking at bags on the Internet, but we do, so we did the legwork for you.


Even if you’re not a fan of chilly mornings or pumpkin-flavored things, you have to admit fall’s cozy wardrobe is a welcome change after months in cotton and linen. And we’re not just talking about sweaters and coats; fall bags are a wonderful opportunity to add rich textures to your look, and Amazon Fashion has a wide range of beautiful options, including bags in calf hair, velvet, suede and quilted leather.


If you want someone to immediately notice that you’ve done something different with your beauty look, there’s only one way to go: choose a dark, vampy lipstick. Not only is fall a perfect time for deep, rich colors, but with Halloween only a few days away, now’s a perfect time to experiment with something a little bit out of your comfort zone.

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If you live in the US and the idea of ordering a bag from a site outside the country makes you a bit nervous, I can’t blame you. Bags are already expensive, and figuring out how a retailer deals with duties, international shipping and foreign purchase fees when you’re not well-versed in the rules can be a little bit daunting; no one wants to accidentally spend hundreds of dollars more than they expected if it’s not necessary.


Back when we were kids, deciding what to carry on Halloween was a total no-brainer: everyone toted an old pillow case plucked from the back of the linen closet by mom or dad, ready to fill with candy.

Even if you don’t like surprises, we think you’ll love this one. Now through October 29, you can get up to 75% off a huge selection of bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry and apparel at the Kate Spade Surprise Sale.


It’s hard (if not impossible and wrong) to argue that there’s been a bigger fashion movie in the last ten years than The Devil Wears Prada, and much of the film’s enduring popularity and quotability are thanks to Meryl Streep’s depiction of the maybe-Anna Wintour-inspired Miranda Priestly, a fashion magazine editor-in-chief who wreaks chic havoc on the life of her brand new assistant, Anne Hathaway’s Andy.

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