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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. Not only did we find the bag on display on the front table of floor five among the contemporary designers, but also is it featured in one of the window displays right off of 5th Avenue!

As far as high points in our blogging life go, this is one of the very top. I wanted to scream with excitement and tell everyone walking by the window that the bag on display was designed by the readers and members of our website. But I didn’t – I should have, right?!

The bag is still available for sale online but it is also for sale at the Saks 5th Avenue Flagship store in NYC. If you are in the area, you must check it out!

Thank you again to Botkier and Saks for the amazing partnership. And of course, thank you to all of you – who made this collaboration one of the most reader and brand involved processes I have ever been a part of or seen!


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Oscar de la Renta continues to prove he is not only ahead of the curve but also completely able to relate to all of us who spend our days glued to gadgets.

Today we have the exclusive preview of the second batch of Oscar de la Renta iPad Clutches. The first iPad cases (which Oscar endearingly calls a clutch) were spotted on the runway of the Resort 2011 show. Just before that show, Oscar himself purchased an iPad which prompted him to create a fashionable clutch to cover his new omnipotent tablet. (more…)


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!

Enjoy the video reveal of this anticipated bag. Click here for the reveal in its full, high-definition glory.

Let us know in the comments below if you liked it!


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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!

We can not begin to describe how exhilaratingly wonderful this is. Needless to say, when we first discussed a possible collaboration with Monica Botkier and her crew, we did not envision the final product to be exclusively carried by one of the biggest fashion retailers worldwide. We are even more thrilled because it was YOU, our loyal readers and fans, who participated in the creation of this unique bag.

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