This is my favorite phase of our exclusive bag design collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff thus far, because in Phase III we get to see the brand new bag designs Rebecca and her team have developed! We have five options to choose from, and we took every single one of your votes into account to create what we think will be the ideal Rebecca Minkoff bag for her PurseForum Minkettes fanbase.

Phase I of of PurseForum + Rebecca Minkoff Exclusive Bag Design Collaboration took the PurseForum readers and voters by storm. The overwhelming number of votes went to the coveted Satchel, which we all know Rebecca Minkoff designs amazingly. Phase II is well underway and this is the phase I have been most excited about.

You have no idea how excited I have been while sitting down with the Rebecca Minkoff team to come up with an opportunity that has never been seen before in the handbag world! We knew we wanted to collaborate on a bag design, but it was super important for us to include Rebecca’s very first fan base, the PurseForum Minkettes, in the process.

Shop Proenza Schouler via Net-A-Porter

Today Vlad and I traveled down to South Florida for a much-needed vacation. We plan to spend this time flopping from the pool to the beach with drinks in our hands, but I couldn’t go to bed without sharing a sneak peek I received in my email today.

Shop the Coach Classic Collection at NET-A-PORTER.com

As the Coach brand expands rapidly, offering everything from the youthful Poppy line to the more refined Kristen collection, many fans of the brand still yearn for the Coach Classics. To many, a “classic Coach bag” might mean the small signature Demi Pouch, but the brand became known for their simple and refined leather Heritage collection in the 1970s, long before its logo fabric became a signature touch.

Right now the Rebecca Minkoff website is hosting a major sale of some of its most coveted bags. If you were not able to attend a sample sale, think of this as a virtual one that you can attend from the comfort of your home computer.

Note: We have extended this through April 25, 2011!

The folks at Treesje love PurseBlog and all of you so much that they designed a one-of-a-kind iPhone case to giveaway. By one-of-a-kind we mean this is the absolutely only case being made, no one else can buy one, and it will not be replicated.

I have the exclusive first look at Net-A-Porter.com's Annual Bag Guide Video for you all and I know it will put a smile on your face.
And luckily, both both us and you, we have the exclusive first look of a few Rebecca Minkoff F/W 2011 Bags.
The Outnet will be offering up to 70% off all the bags in the sale, so start looking under your couch for extra change because this is an event you will not want to miss!