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Chanel fashion shows are not, by and large, elusive events. They’re some of the most well-documented happenings in fashion, with both media and attendees reporting back via traditional industry news channels and social media. That’s why it’s been so weird that we couldn’t get close-up shots of the Chanel Cruise 2016 runway bags until now.

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There may not be much for bag lovers to anticipate inside Paris Haute Couture Week (even brands known for their bags generally don’t include them in couture collections), the bag-spotting outside is still excellent. Fashion insiders come from all corners of the globe to see the world’s finest clothing, and they bring great bags with them.

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Bag: The Row Suede Top-Handle Satchel

Price: $2,800 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The Row excels at making simple, beautiful, functional products that feel innately luxurious. This simple shoulder bag embodies those qualities.

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Cheeky clutches may be a recent trend for some brands, but the idea has but one true originator: Judith Leiber. The brand is famous for its Austrian crystal-covered minaudieres, crafted to resemble things like elephants or bundles of grapes. Leiber’s distinctive styles are coveted by women the world over, whether the bag is a special acquisition for a wedding or part of a larger collection of the brand’s objets d’art.

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I’ve always been fond of animal prints, but traditionally they skew more toward old-school glamor than my own personal style, which is more modern and casual. With the brand new Coach Wild Beast collection, artist Gary Baseman has created an animal print for the next generation.

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If you’re an online shopping vet (and most of you are, or you would not be here), you know that the Barneys sale is one of the best around, every season. Not only is the store’s selection of designer goods great, but Barneys is notably aggressive with its discounting, which means it’s a perfect place to pick up something new for far below regular retail.

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The first run of the Fendi Karlito Bag Charm was so successful that I never actually saw one for sale anywhere, either online or in stores. The wait lists were long, and although Megs was able to get on one and get a Karlito of her own, plenty of people who wanted to carry the tiny, furry visage of Karl Lagerfeld were out of luck.

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It’s once again time for our weekly dose of bag deals, and this week, we found something particularly interesting: Neiman Marcus seems to have restocked its sale. For whatever reason, the retailer has a ton of sought-after bags available right now that it didn’t have in the recent past, and we’ve detailed the best of them (plus some of our favorites from other retailers) below.

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Now that Pre-Fall 2015 pre-orders are starting to arrive and Fall 2015 pre-orders are starting to become available, I bet that many of you have some shopping lists in your heads. Everyone at the PurseBlog offices definitely does–we’ve all been chattering about our favorite new arrivals all week, and we bet we’re not the only ones.

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If you’ve been among the bag lovers bemoaning the trend for tiny, nearly non-functional micro bags, I have some bad news for you: we are nowhere near the end of this trend, and probably won’t be for another year. On the other hand, if you’ve been one of many to snatch up bitty bags like the Fendi Micro Peekaboo, I have some good news for you: Saint Laurent now makes a new size of the Sac De Jour, its tiniest yet.

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