Bag Battles

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Few brands are as deeply tied to a particular bag structure as Chanel. The legendary Coco Chanel made shoulder bags acceptably chic for upper-crust ladies over half a century ago, and the brand has been …

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Not every piece of fashion gets an official name, but handbags almost always do. Because bags are more consumer-centric than, say, ball gowns, naming a bag helps a design’s fans latch onto it, discuss it …

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Comparing an Hermès bag to that of almost any other brand isn’t fair under normal circumstances; when you do it with a contemporary design that costs less than $500, it’s the sartorial equivalent of bringing …

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It seems like every season, more and more exotics are available, many of them at the extreme end of the price continuum. For Fall 2015, two of our favorite bags are going to be available …

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The super-popular Chanel Boy Bag and the new-but-coveted Christian Dior Diorama Bag have a lot in common. The bags are both fairly new marquee additions to their respects brands’ lines, likely intended to appeal to …

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Sometimes it’s easy to trace a print, material or size trend back to a particular source, but other times, it seems like a bunch of big designers met behind our backs and simply decided all …

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Raf Simons’ tenure at Dior has been a godsend for the brand’s accessories department. The designer’s handbag team churns out interesting pieces left and right, both new shapes and inventive takes on old favorites. The …

Chanel-Classic-Flap-11-12-Bags

Okay, guys, I’ve got a little secret for you: the Chanel 11.12 Flap Bag is basically just a Chanel Classic Flap Bag with chevron quilting instead of the brand’s classic diamond pattern. It’s branded as …

Fendi vs Saint Laurent

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There was a lot of debate when I named the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour as the bag of the week back in March. While Amanda and I differ on how much we …

Chanel Boy Bag

In handbags, just like in soccer, there are certain superpowers who rarely face defeat. Just like Germany has steamrolled its way into Sunday’s final of the actual World Cup (our sincere condolences to Brazil), the …

World Cup Championship Round 2

The actual World Cup ends this week, and so does the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup. You’ve helped us narrow the field from sixteen bags and their attendant countries down to just two, and now it’s …

World Cup Handbags Semifinal

The US may have been eliminated from both our PurseBlog Handbag World Cup and the real one, but still we press on, undeterred. After all, a champion must be named. Today, you’ve shrunk our field …

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