Bag: M2Malletier Fabricca Metallic Calf Hair Clutch

Price: $1,295 via Net-a-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The textures and finishes on this little clutch make it feel unique; calf hair is hardly ever done in a metallic, and the dark leather strap and gleaming metal top handle finish the look perfectly.

Celebrity Beach Bags

[Editor’s Note: We’ve reached the last day of PurseBlog Summer Break, in which our editors take some time to recharge before fall (and fashion week) begins. To sign off, let’s take a look at the bags celebrities carry to the beach, now updated with a dozen knew seaside designer bags over which to gawk.

Celebrities and Chanel Bags

[Editor’s Note: We’re smack dab in the middle of PurseBlog Summer Break, in which our team takes a week off to recharge for fall. We’re running fewer posts this week, but we’ll still have new features every day, plus refreshed versions of some of our old favorites.


We may be on summer break this week, but that means, at least in part, that we’re thinking forward to fall, and not just when it comes to handbags. Below, check out a selection of the beauty, skincare and haircare products we’ll be loading up on for the coming chill in the air.

Celebrities Exotic Handbags

[Editor’s Note: This week, our staff is on PurseBlog Summer Break, so we’re posting a reduced schedule of new features and updated favorites. Below, check out one of our favorite posts from 2014, updated with a bunch of new exotic bags.]

Friday is National Handbag Day (did we already mention that?), and that means that our week is even more dedicated to handbags than it usually is.

Chanel Flap Bag Up Close

Some people dream for years of owning a Chanel Classic Flap Bag or Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag (and now, a Chanel Boy Bag), some already own multiples of each, and still others think that they’re too traditional and played-out.


Today marks the beginning of what we call PurseBlog Summer Break, in which the team takes a few days to relax before fall kicks into high gear and we all run around like crazy people at New York Fashion Week.


It should be obvious to all comers that we think designer bags are great in almost any situation, but they’re not always the thing you want to have on your arm. If you’ve got a surfeit of cash and want to send yourself or your teenager to school with her bags in an Hermès Birkin, far be it from me to tell you not to.


If you’ve tried to buy a weekender recently, there is a sad fact that you know all too well: many of them are dreadfully boring to look at, and the ones that aren’t are often so expensive that you won’t be able to afford to take them on vacation for at least a year.


For as late in the season as it is (seriously, just one more day until the long Labor Day weekend!), we found some surprisingly great bag deals this week on sought-after designs from designers like Valentino, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana.