I’m a true accessory girl, and while handbags have the top spot in my heart, I love jewelry as well. Classic and beautiful pieces are a staple which can help dress up your look; something high-end can be paired with a piece as simple as a threaded bracelet and still look great together. When Tiffany announced that it would be reintroducing the Tiffany & Co.

The Row Sample Sale Our friends at The Row are taking their relationship with you to the next level by inviting you to their sample sale. The Row has become synonymous with refined luxury, their clothing and accessories alike feature impeccable design elements with a classic style. I can’t wait to see what the sample sale has to offer and if you are a fan, you should check it out to get beautiful pieces at sample sale prices.

Leading up to National Handbag Day on October 10, we want to share our love for handbags with some of the best editorial, photos, and stories, starting today. I’ve told the story of how Vlad and I started PurseBlog.com so many times to so many people, but I’m not sure that we’ve ever shared it with all of you before. Some of you have been here since the beginning and some are newer readers, so in honor of National Handbag Day (which is a holiday because we say it is – we registered it and everything), I want to share the story of how PurseBlog.com and PurseForum.com came into existence.

Very few brands reach the point of iconography, but Gucci has done it beautifully and in more ways than one. This week, our focus surrounds the famous Gucci Bamboo, including its rich history and unique manufacturing process. Just like me, I am sure that when you see a bamboo print or detail anywhere in fashion, your mind immediately returns to the brand that made it an enduring piece of fashion history.

The 90-year legacy of Gucci is filled with a classic sensibility from the early 1920s, and the focus of the brand has always surrounded the master craftsmanship of Tuscan artisans. Gucci prides itself in crafting luxury pieces, and the focus now goes back to the Bamboo line, which dates back to the 1940s. We already shared the history of the Gucci Bamboo bags, and now we have the pleasure of sharing how they’re made.

I was lucky to be included in a video where I got to share my handbag habit with MyHabit, and today I’m able to help you partake in my designer handbag addiction as well. I put together some of my favorite bags, from Chanel to Prada to Fendi, in a special shopping event just for you. (Ok, and me.)

The video was amazing to shoot, and the event helps take my love of designer handbags to the next level.

I’ve been so excited to share our coverage on the iconic Gucci Bamboo, from the history, to the making, to the bags and accessories. We spent time in Italy becoming acquainted with the product and we look forward to bringing you along the journey as we share it with you as well.

Be sure to tune in next week for beautiful images, insightful history, and some special touches you won’t want to miss.

You all know my shopping habit pretty well (clearly it’s handbags), but now you can hear me talk about it with MyHabit. MyHabit is one of my favorite fashion sale sites, and I was thrilled when they asked me to film a video to share my love of handbags with them. I’m in the video alongside some pretty cool people, like fashion designer of WHIT, Whitney Pozgay, and Michael Chernow, founder of The Meatball Shop.

I’ve been meaning to write this love letter for a while, because the truth is, I’m in love. I always liked the Givenchy Antigona bag, I can even venture to say I began to love it, but the clutch speaks to me so much more that my “like” easily turned to full-blown love and it won’t stop. There is nothing extraordinarily special about this clutch, and I know that, but it’s simply perfect in so many ways.

We haven’t been going crazy bombarding you with New York Fashion Week coverage for a very simple reason – we know just the right collections to share that you will undoubtably love, but for the past week we’ve been all over NYC to see the Spring 2014 shows. I’ve seen so many collections I’ve adored, and of course amazing bags. We are just over half way through New York Fashion Week, and through the first of Monday’s shows, these are the 12 best bags thus far.

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