Wow, I can’t believe I just wrote “Weekend of November 1st.” Does anyone know where October went, because I sure don’t. Another end to a hectic week and the only way I see fit to reward ourselves is with another dose of bag deals. The spectrum of choices this week is so wide that something is bound to tickle your fancy.

We’re in the thick of fall now (I know that’s true because I finally wore a sweater to work yesterday), and most of you can probably feel the second big sale season of the year coming down the pipe. It’s not quite here yet, but in the meantime, we’ve got both some bag deals and some overall sales that are worth shopping.

First and foremost, apologies for the downtime you may have experienced if you tried to access PurseBlog or our sister site, TalkShoes, at the end of last week. Our tech folks worked as swiftly as they could with our melting servers, and we’re glad to be back up and running with a fresh crop of bag deals to show our appreciation for your patience.

Shoppers, start your engines! Today marks the start of the annual ShopBop Friends and Family Sale, and that means you can get a whopping 25% off almost all (some brand restrictions apply) purchases on the site! To claim your discount, just type in INTHEFAMILY25 at checkout, and remember, all ShopBop orders offer free shipping and free returns!

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First and foremost, we want to thank you for joining us in our National Handbag Day shenanigans yesterday. You guys made our first annual celebration so much bigger and more fun than we ever could have predicted, and we feel super lucky to have such a great group of readers. Today, we’d like to thank you the way that we thank you every Friday: a fresh round of bag deals.

Despite the fact that I wore a tank top to work today, I’m told that it is, in fact, fall outside, so we’re going to proceed based on the assumption that fall is not a big, mean lie. (It might be, but Fridays make me optimistic about both the passage of time and humanity in general.) With that in mind, we’ve assembled what we believe to be the finest list of good bag deals on the Internet, at least for the week.

It may only be the early days of fall, but in sale-season terms, we’ve reached the dead of winter. Midsummer’s abundant discounts have dried up, and now we’re left waiting for November’s Thanksgiving markdowns for a rush of new inventory to populate the sale sections of our favorite websites. That doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had, though. In fact, Kate Spade is currently offering up 20% off all full-price merchandise with code SEPT20US – all you have to do is head over to Spade’s website!

It’s Friday! I’m sure you were already aware of that (and if you weren’t – happy surprise, right?), but still, it doesn’t change the fact that we’ve made it to the end of yet another work week, and now we’re all about to be set free to enjoy the first weekend of fall. (The official season, not the one that starts after Labor Day.) As always, we’d like to celebrate Friday with some bag deals.

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.

We survived Fashion Week! Actually, to say we “survived” is dumb, because Fashion Week is just a few days of fancy fashion shows that we’re lucky enough to attend, plus some parties that usually have open bars, or, at the very least, gratis champagne. It’s not exactly a war we were fighting over there at Lincoln Center, you know? And now it’s Friday, even though it’s felt like Friday for the past three days, so let’s have some bag deals.

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