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.

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.

I am currently coming to you live from South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where I’ve had lots of opportunities to eat things that make me want to unbutton my pants but not so many opportunities to watch last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Side note: Why is hotel television technology stuck somewhere in 1998?) Because of that, we’ll sadly have no recap for last night’s season finale, but because season finales are often so juicy, we wanted to give you guys a spot to gossip, choose sides and reflect on the season that was.

With a fresh new year, we thought it would be a good time to try some new things around here. As most of you know, PurseBlog is based in New York City, and we wanted to give you a closer look into some of our favorite spots to eat in the Big Apple. We’ve noticed that a lot of you love the photos of food we post on Instagram, so let’s expand on that, shall we?

On behalf of the entire PurseBlog team, Vlad and I want to say thank you for all of your support in 2013! We had an amazing year and it’s because of you. We have some big projects for 2014 that we know you will love and of course will bring you the greatest in the designer handbag and accessory world. So thank you for everything, Happy New Year, and we look forward to sharing 2014 with you!

If you’re reading this, that means that you’ve survived Black Friday. We did too! Yay for all of us. (Also, we hope you had a great Thanksgiving, but that’s not really what we’re here to talk about.) To commemorate what we all just lived through, we’d like to do to it what the Internet does best: give it the GIF treatment.

The entire PurseBlog team is wishing all of our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! We not only give thanks for the preceding year, but also give thanks for all of our blessings, both personal and professional. Thank you for being a part of our site and we hope you celebrate all that you’re thankful for with family and friends along with delicious food!

Personally, I think that right now is a very exciting time of year to want things. Not only are the stores filled with lots of new things, but fall and winter require so much stuff. Sweaters and shirts for layering, cold-weather accessories, shoes for different types of weather and precipitation, all-leather everything, coats and jackets – the options are just endless, on top of all the handbags and accessories that we generally want.

Whew, we made it! National Handbag Day was so exciting we can barely put it into words. We had so much fun sifting through the thousands (yes, thousands!) of Instagrams you all posted about how you were spending your day celebrating.

In case you missed any of the action yesterday, we rounded up the best Instagrams from our favorite designers, retailers and fashion insiders, showcasing their most luxurious and covetable handbags.

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