Photos via Botkier, Sears

Let’s be real here: The Kardashian family will put its name on anything you want them to, so long as you’re willing to wave a big enough check at them. As reality stars, that’s not necessarily a bad way to go about business – they seem fully aware that their shelf lives are short, and they’re socking away as much money as they can in the meantime.

As we first told you about last week, this morning marks the beginning of Botkier’s first online sample sale, featuring classic bags like the Trigger and Sasha in never-before-sold colors and materials! Because Botkier loves you guys, they’ve given us a code for our readers to take 15% off your purchases at the sale, which will be online until 9 a.m.

Don’t you just love the Internet? The deal-laden world of sample sales was once restricted only to those living in the world’s fashion capitals, but now more and more brands are bringing their sample sales online to give their worldwide fans a shot at some serious savings.

I don’t always get a chance to see a bag before I write about it, but in the case of the Botkier Ava Crossbody Bag, my opinion is one based on familiarity and use. I received one of Fall 2010’s original Ava bags in black from the fine folks at Botkier last year, and it’s a bag I continue to use regularly.

‘Tis official, the holiday shopping season has arrived! We will be bringing you gift guides and holiday picks from some of our favorite designers and stores in the upcoming weeks. To kick it off we asked Monica Botkier what’s her favorite bag for the holiday season.

While the main purpose of our trip to NYC a couple of weeks ago was to find an apartment, Vlad and I knew we had to make a trip to Saks Fifth Avenue NYC to see the Botkier + PurseBlog Limited Edition Bag.

The Botkier + PurseBlog Limited Edition Collaboration Bag has been a long time in the making. We started with an idea, which transformed into reality when we had over 10,000 votes from all of you, and now the bag has not only been produced but also is being sold exclusively at Saks.


We are extremely excited to be sharing this video with you not only because it has been eagerly awaited, but also because of the copious amount of work it took to turn this collaboration from idea to reality.

The Limited Edition Botkier+PurseBlog Sasha Duffle is now exclusively available at Saks.com for $635 and also at the Saks flagship store in New York City!

Now that Saks officially has announced their participation, we can break the silence and share the extremely exciting news that we’ve had to keep secret for a few weeks.

The Botkier + PurseBlog Limited Edition Handbag, which was democratically created by our readers in a two phase process, will be exclusively carried and sold both at the Saks 5th Avenue flagship in New York City and Saks.com, starting in July!

It has been a little while since we have updated you on the Botkier + PurseBlog Exclusive Sasha Bag. Finally we can preview this exciting collaboration, it was all of you who contributed after all. The exclusive bag is just about ready to be sold and we got to see a first prototype.