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Spring has barely taken hold, but our favorite online haunts are already fully stocked with warm-weather goodies. Every year at about this time, we start planning our beach wardrobes, with include the typical items: swim suit, sunglasses, cover-up and the perfect summery bag.

Bag: Gucci Swing Leather Tote

Price: $995 via Gucci

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Gucci has quickly turned into one of my favorite brands over the past few seasons. The Swing Tote caught my attention for both the classic, clean design and functional, long double handles.

One of my favorite aspects of PurseBlog is the comments readers leave for us. It doesn’t mean I always agree, but I love to hear what people have to say about handbags, and many of our commenters are quite thought-provoking. One subject that tends to come up on different posts, time and time again, is brands that people say they would never carry for a variety of reasons.

My penchant for Prada has taken a significant upturn, mainly thanks to Scandal’s Olivia Pope. Liv dresses so elegantly yet always looks comfortable, and this combination is ideal to me. Her accessory game is spot-on, always relying on classic beauties, and her preference for Prada has caught the eyes of many handbag lovers.

Over the years, there have been so many great bags that have gotten away, and many of them still haunt me to this day. On top of that, plenty of bags are hard to track down even under ideal circumstances, like seasonal one-offs from my favorite designers or basically anything from Hermes.

When you hear the name Hermes, you probably think of the famed Birkin and Kelly bags. There are many other bags the leather house creates beyond those two icons, and most are fairly recognizable. Sometimes a true rarity pops up, though, and this time I ran into a bag I’ve never seen at Heritage Auctions.

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli in Spotted Calf Hair

Price: $995 via Neiman Marcus

Why it’s the Bag of the Week: 3.1 Phillip Lim continues to make waves in the handbag world and the Pashli has quickly turned into a fan favorite.

While Mother Nature keeps playing with our start to spring, the calendars alerted us that spring arrived a week ago, and with it came a new crop of handbags. One of the biggest trends for spring is fringe, which graced some of our favorite spring runways, and thankfully, those bags are finally hitting stores.

One of my first major designer handbag purchases was a Bottega Veneta bag on a trip to Venice, Italy. It was a dream in every way; it was my first trip to Italy, the weather was immaculate and the store was beautiful.

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