It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a brand new crop of Chanel bags to lust after, and that’s exactly what we’ve got to kick off this shortened holiday week. Below, you’ll find the handbag lookbook images from Chanel Pre-Spring 2015; that’s not to be confused with Chanel Cruise 2015, which is a different thing entirely.


When I was first getting into designer bags in the early 2000s, designer bags were all the rage. All the most successful brands had monogram prints, and more often than not, their most popular bags were made out of those logo textiles.


I’ve been sitting here and thinking about it for a little while, and the only way I can think to introduce today’s Scandal recap is this: Last night, we learned why it’s a bad idea to conspire with terrorist kidnappers to sell yourself to whoever wants to extort action out of the President of the United States.


It may be Friday the 13th, but things aren’t feeling too unlucky around the PurseBlog offices. Mostly that’s because we’ve once again gone out into the Internet wilds and once again and returned victorious, a whole slew of bag deals in tow.


If you’re a normal human who likes fashion and occasionally buys something nice for yourself, you’ve probably been shamed for it at some point, by someone. Friends, boyfriends or girlfriends, parents, coworkers, the parents of your kids’ friends–everyone’s got an opinion about how other people should spend their money.

Bloomingdale's-Big-Brown-Bag-Sale-February-2015This weekend is a great one for sales, and we’ve just gotten word of one that should definitely be on your radar. The Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale runs from today through February 16, and in it you’ll find discounts of up to 60% off a wide range of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and home goods, including lots of in-season stuff to start building your spring wardrobe.


This morning marks the opening of another season of shows at New York Fashion Week, and when it’s over, we’ll be moving straight on to the collections in London, Milan and Paris. Although it’s exciting to see new lines debut and new trends take shape, on of our favorite parts of Fashion Week is the opportunity to see how show attendees, both famous and not-so-famous, express their own personal style on the way to and from shows.


It seems like practically every long weekend holiday has a whole host of sales to go along with it now, and since President’s Day is Monday, the deals, markdowns and coupon codes have started rolling in for your shopping pleasure. Below, we’re keeping a running tally of who’s discounting what and for how long.


Despite all the beautiful new spring stuff that’s flooding into stores right now, this time of year is kind of a bummer when it comes to shopping. The selection is the best that it will be all year round, but there’s limited joy in buying sundresses and sandals when I still have to climb a grimy snow mountain to hail a cab outside of my apartment.

Chanel Spring 2015 Bag Textures (13)

Ever since we heard rumors that the classic Chanel Grand Shopping Tote was being discontinued, we’ve been paying close attention to what members of our PurseForum have been hearing from their Chanel sales associates and friends at the brand. While we haven’t been able to confirm anything (brands of Chanel’s caliber tend not to dignify these things with a response until they’re good and ready), it seems like the whispered-about changes at Chanel go far beyond just the potential disappearance of a popular tote.


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