Happy Memorial Day from PurseBlog

PurseBlog HQ is empty today so that we may spend the holiday celebrating and remembering with our family and friends, but we wanted to take a moment to celebrate with you as well. Let us know what your big plans are for the day in the comments!

http://www.purseblog.com/link.php?id=7605If you didn’t know about the Kate Spade Surprise Sale before now, don’t worry – the fine folks at the brand have been so benevolent as to extend the markdowns, which go as high as 75% off regular retail – for a few more hours.

Cambridge Satchel Pastel Bags

I’ve had a long obsession with Cambridge Satchel Company and the brand’s now-iconic satchel bags. From the first season that these bags were released, the trend caught on so much so that you couldn’t walk through fashion week tents without seeing one Cambridge Satchel bag after the next.

Kate Spade Road Trip License Plate Box Clutch

When you live in a particularly intense place – New York with its overcrowding, LA with its smog, Atlanta or DC with their endless traffic – the lure of a road trip can be enormous, especially when spring gets into full swing and the weather by itself is enough to make you want to leave the house.

Mulberry Flower Mini Leather Shoulder Bag

Even though we’re back in the 50s today, it neared 70 degrees in New York City yesterday, so I can confidently say that it’s time to start bringing out all of our spring finery, even if it’s in defiance of the actual weather outside.

Pippa Middleton carries a tan leather satchel mystery bag (5)

We’ve got a special challenge today for our most bag-savvy readers, and especially our most bag-savvy UK readers! Pippa Middleton was recently spotted in London with this mysterious, buttermilk-hued top handle bag – can you ID it? Pippa and her sis are both known for implementing lots of pieces from smaller, more reasonably priced labels into their wardrobes.

Rose Huntington-Whiteley carries a Mulberry Del Rey Animal Print Bag at the airport in Los Angeles (5)

English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was recently photographed at the airport in LA carrying a cheetah Mulberry Del Rey Animal Print Bag. (You’ve definitely seen Rosie in Victoria’s Secret lingerie, and you might’ve seen her in Transformers 3, but I’m kind of hoping you didn’t.) Young British celebs love their Mulberry, which is of course based in London, like so many of my other fave designer brands.

Kirstie Alley can't control her hair while out in NYC

Here’s Kirstie Alley in New York City, matching her cobalt blue trench to her extra chic Celine Luggage Tote. We find this particular tote truly interesting because the front panel is bright blue snakeskin instead of regular leather. The combo of blue snakeskin, black leather, and white gussets make this an especially gorgeous version of the Luggage Tote.

Winter weather accessories

It seems as though prolific storm is upon the Northeast, and Mother Nature decided to dump on us during Fashion Week. For all the girls who were planning to wear their most trendy sky-high heels, you are going to be disappointed – this weather will simply not permit it.

PurseBlog Most Popular 2012

We are both excited and shocked that 2013 has arrived. It seems like yesterday I was toasting to the start of 2012. PurseBlog changed so much in 2012 and we are excited to bring you along with us in 2013 for many more additions.