On behalf of the entire PurseBlog team, Vlad and I want to say thank you for all of your support in 2013! We had an amazing year and it’s because of you. We have some big projects for 2014 that we know you will love and of course will bring you the greatest in the designer handbag and accessory world. So thank you for everything, Happy New Year, and we look forward to sharing 2014 with you!

The web is a buzz over Kim Kardashian’s Christmas gift from her fiance Kanye West. Kim Kardashian proudly showed off her bag on Instagram, which looks to be an older Hermes HAC, that Kanye West had painted by renowned artist George Condo, an American contemporary visual artist. Kanye first worked with artist George Condo in 2010 for a series of paintings for West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The late Thanksgiving went and messed up everyone’s holiday season, from interfering with Hanukah to making the shopping season quite a bit shorter. However, Christmas is on our doorstep and I have a wish list that would make both Santa and my loved ones absolutely cringe. But that won’t stop me from sharing some of the items I am wishing for under the tree this year, no matter how over-priced.

Christmas is right around the corner and tonight Vlad and I plan to bundle up on the couch, watch our favorite holiday movies, and drink hot cocoa. My Hermes Birkin is feeling festive as well and played dress up as Rudolph the red nosed Hermes. What are your holiday traditions? And if you have a festive bag photo, share it with us in the comments below!

One of the breakout bags of 2013 is the Fendi 2Jours Tote, a style that is simply stunning and classic in every way. While Fendi offers a wide range of a sizes, colors and materials for the 2Jours, you can’t underestimate the allure of perfect black bag, and the Fendi 2Jours in black comes close to perfection.

Because we are in the midst of winter, pair your classic bag bag with a creamy winter coat, like this one from J.Crew.

Let’s be honest: whether you get along with your in-laws or not, shopping for them is hard. Do you pick something that just makes sense for the woman of the house, since women are usually in charge of the gift-buying and exchanging, or do you try to find something to make the man of the house happy as well? It’s tricky, and even tricker if you’re looking to impress people who you don’t know well or haven’t known that long.

The Holidays have truly snuck up on us, and just in time for Christmas, Bottega Veneta has released a collection of essentials varying from its coveted Knot Clutch to a simple keychain in a brand new color for the brand called New Red. The hue of crimson is beautiful and as close to a true red as you can get.

[Editor's Note: We have a lot of silly conversations about bags in the PurseBlog offices, both out loud and via GChat. Starting today, we'll be giving you an occasional glimpse of what it's like to work inside PurseBlog and have your water cooler chit-chat overtaken by handbags.]

Megs: i feel like you’d like the purple one!

Amanda: haha, it’s a liiiiiiittle Hot Topic

but i do need some purple plaid

hahahaha

if it didn’t have the silver studs it would be perfect

yeah the studs are a problem

i feel like we could pull them out

but then there would maybe be holes

yes

we could weave twizzlers in there

for a snack later

that would be a delicious solution

i feel like we should post this on PB

The entire PurseBlog team is wishing all of our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! We not only give thanks for the preceding year, but also give thanks for all of our blessings, both personal and professional. Thank you for being a part of our site and we hope you celebrate all that you’re thankful for with family and friends along with delicious food!

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