When two masters of their domain come together to collaborate, no chin is safe from slobbering, wet drool. In this case, the German manufacturer Leica Camera AG and the Parisian high-fashion house Hermes joined forces to create a very special limited edition camera, namely the new Leica M7 Edition Hermes.

I know that this is the PurseBlog and I am going off on distant tangents here.

Spring is around the corner and we have a sneak peak at the Botkier Spring 2010 collection! In October we sat down with Monica to see what was in store for us from Botkier. On top of that, we were finalizing our amazing PurseBlog + Botkier Limited Edition Handbag.

Monica shares her a couple of her favorite bags from her Spring 2010 line.

After thousands of you voted in Phase I of our PurseBlog and Botkier Exclusive, it is time we move on to Phase II. The shape/color/hardware options voted on the most from the first round were the popular Sasha Duffle (as seen on Angelina Jolie and other celebs), Distressed Grey, and Gunmetal hardware. To make the PurseBlog + Botkier Limited Edition Handbag even more refined, Botkier has mocked up four potential finished designs with the specs above.

Notting Hill Lexi Clutch

One of our goals for 2010 is to bring you more news from designers you may not know much about. Recently we brought you information on Notting Hill Design, a brand whose bags have been spotted on Gossip Girl and whose designs exude an uptown sophistication.

We have an exclusive look at the next clutch to make it to the Notting Hill Design lineup, the Lexi, which is inspired by the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill.

PurseBlog and Botkier

We have been working on this collaboration for months are are happy to finally be bringing you news of it. PurseBlog is teaming up with Botkier to design an exclusive PurseBlog and Botkier handbag. This handbag will be created by all of you, having choices for the silhouette, leather, and hardware. After this initial round of voting, Botkier will mock up a couple of options for the next stage.

Danny Roberts Harajuku Lovers Bags

There is no better way to start off the new year than to bring you an exclusive interview and information on a fantastic collaboration. We are talking about the well-known artist Danny Roberts and his partnership with Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers.

Danny Roberts has gained worldwide exposure for his artistic drawings. In fact, his work is now so easily-recognizable that you could pick a Danny Roberts drawing out without batting an eye.

Bottega Veneta Truffle Soft Crocodile Hobo Bag

On the twelfth day of Bottega Veneta we have our best photos and bags yet, a duo of Croc bags, the finest we have ever met!

How can I begin to describe our final day of Bottega Veneta without typing in all caps followed by an absurd number of exclamation points? It is nearly impossible. I want to stand on top of my couch with my lap top in my hands and scream my excitement over these two bags and the photos Vlad took.

We followed up with our Rebecca Minkoff Spring Preview with a short interview with Rebecca Minkoff. We asked some forum members what questions they had for Rebecca Minkoff and here she answers.

Find out what is next for the brand, how the economy has affected her business, and when the next sample sales are!

Bottega Veneta Paille Intreccio Nuvolato Maxi Veneta - $2,650

One of the most amazing aspects of my job is the opportunity to look at handbags in showrooms. It is triple the delight when the bags we are looking at are months away from being available to the general public. If you asked me five years ago what I would be doing today, this would not be on my list. But I am beyond thrilled it is.

For our last business trip to New York City, we knew it was time to step up our game. For the purpose of showcasing wonderful new bag candy, images did the job, but video was definitely better. Without further ado, we’re proud to present our first official Purse Blog Video coverage. In full 720p high definition and then some!

Our first victim of this cunning stunt was successful designer and friend Rebecca Minkoff.

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