Happy 4th of July! We are celebrating the 238th birthday of our nation. We hope you have a great holiday with friends and family, see you back on Monday.

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If you’ve been trying to get your hands on a Mansur Gavriel bag, we’ve got a small spot of hope for you: the brand just launched e-commerce on its own site, with a full array of in-stock bags available for immediate purchase. We can’t vouch for exactly how many will still be there when this post sees the light of day, but if you’re lucky, you might be able to snag one of the perpetually sold-out bucket bags, backpacks or totes.

The site also includes a preview of some of the colorful bags that the brand will debut in the coming season, all of which are marked for availability in December. For the time being, you can’t pre-order those bags, but you can, at the very least, plot future purchases with a fair amount of certainty about where the bags will eventually be available on a first-come, first-serve basis instead of relying on a maddening pre-order.

Head over to Mansur Gavriel’s site to check out what’s still available!

Christie’s is a name that stands on its own as the world’s premier luxury auction house. From the black dress Audrey Hepburn wore on Breakfast at Tiffany’s to a $106 million Picasso, Christie’s is known for some of the most notable auction sales ever.

Now Christie’s has solidified its place in the luxury accessories market by offering some of the most coveted designer bags that anyone could wish for. When Christie’s asked me to curate a sale of my favorite bags and jewels for its luxury handbag and accessories sale, I was beyond thrilled.

I love to wear outfits with whites, tans, greys, and black and allow my accessories to truly stand out against that neutral backing. For my curated sale, I picked a variety of Hermes bags, including both classic black and bright colors, statement jewels, plus standout pieces from Chanel and Celine. There is something for everyone, and for every wardrobe.

Check out my Christie’s Curated Sale and shop my picks now!

When we met Kei Izawa from LXR & Co. in her Soho store at the end of April, I also took a tour of the store and walked through what the shopping experience is like. With so many online resale sites popping up seemingly everywhere, it’s hard to find one that also has a brick and mortar (two in this case: one in LA, one in NYC) location where you can visit the items you’re eyeing in person. (more…)

Proenza Schouler’s Pre-Fall 2014 handbags have arrived in stock on the brand’s site, and the collection is as notable for what is doesn’t include (PS13s, apparently) as what it does (the return of the baja textiles). (more…)

Louis Vuitton has relatively few serious competitors in the logo-splashed, coated-canvas weekend bag category, but by the looks of the Saint Laurent Coated Canvass Holdall Bag, Slimane & Co. might be looking to take a chunk out of the logo giant’s business. (more…)

This morning, we’re proud to introduce PurseBlog’s newest feature, the weekly eBay Handbag Roundup. Starting today, we’ll be scouring the nooks and crannies of the world’s biggest auction site to bring you both rare finds that are inaccessible to almost everyone and great deals on handbags that are longtime fan favorites. This week, we found unusual bags from Hermés and Louis Vuitton, a pretty little evening bag from Gucci and a couple great deals that you really need to check out below. (more…)

We hope all of you that celebrate Easter had an blessed Easter and those who are celebrate Passover continue to have a happy Passover!

Well, March certainly marched on quickly, didn’t it? It hardly seems like an entire month has come and gone, but it has. Our PurseForum members have been busy, as is their custom, and we are all the happier for it. We found plenty of bags, food, accessories, and more this week, and it looks like spring has arrived for most all of our members in this week’s PurseForum Roundup. Come along and see what we all have been up to! (more…)

After a long and amazing week at South by Southwest, it feels good to finally be back in New York (minus the cold weather, of course). Last Thursday, Amanda and I jetted off Austin to spend a week at SXSW Interactive, attending thought-provoking panels and keynotes, eating tons of delicious food, exploring the city with great bags and making new friends.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with SXSW, it’s an annual music, film and interactive conference that takes place over a three week time period in Austin, Texas. The Interactive portion is primarily focused on digital creativity and emerging technologies. There are presentations and panels from some of the biggest people in the digital world, trade shows, networking events and an endless amount of parties to attend.

From our flight to our food, we documented just about every step of the trip to give you a look at the PurseBlog team’s SXSW experience. Take a look some of the highlights from our trip and the places we visited.

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