Diane von Furstenberg Secret Agent Large Tote, $498
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A woman’s handbag isn’t just part of her wardrobe; the right bag is a daily companion and partner in crime, accompanying a woman nearly everywhere and acting as a chic vessel for necessities and indulgences alike.


If you’ve been awaiting the arrival of the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag, which debuted on the brand’s Cruise 2016 runway in Palm Springs, then your Monday just got a whole lot better. The elegant, modern tote has arrived on Vuitton’s website in three sizes and a plethora of colors.


We mentioned earlier this week that structured, long-strap flap bags are the hottest thing going in handbags right now, and Givenchy may have our favorite of the new crop. The first version of it to hit the Internet was immediately crowned our Bag of the Week, and now several more materials, colors and sizes have arrived.


I’ve been waiting for a pre-order of the Fendi Mini 3Jours to hit the Internet ever since I laid eyes on it in the brand’s Resort 2016 lookbook, and yesterday, my (somewhat modest) dreams came true.

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When designer Emma Hill left Mulberry a couple years ago amid changes made by since-ousted CEO Bruno Guillon, the brand’s fans were not happy; Hill had developed quite a following and had introduced some of Mulberry’s most popular bags, and many of them credited her for the brand’s growing good name.


Just like clothing or shoes, we believe in the power of the handbag wardrobe. In some instances, you’ll want to have a big, statement-making satchel on your arm, but other situations call for something smaller and lighter, although no less impactful.


Since arriving at Louis Vuitton for the Fall 2014 collection, creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has overseen the creation of a handful of new handbag designs the company hopes will attract luxury shoppers who feel ambivalent about the company’s traditional monogram offerings.


Back when we first got a glimpse at Christian Dior’s Fall 2015 runway bags, many of you noticed a new flap bag in the hands of a few models. The new design is the Christian Dior Dune Bag, and now that the collection has started trickling into stores, we have the pleasure of formally introducing the Dune.

Altuzarra Bags 5

Joseph Altuzarra has made his ready-to-wear a fashion dream since he started his line in 2008. For Fall/Winter 2015, Altuzarra has launched his first line of handbags, available exclusively at Barneys. His clothing aesthetic has always been geared toward the woman who is strong, powerful and not afraid of a thigh-high slit, and with his introduction of bags, he has translated that feeling to accessories.

Brutus Chanel Bag

If you follow @purseblog on Instagram, you may have already seen the newest addition to the PurseBlog family. Vlad and I adopted Brutus, our three-month-old German Shepherd/Boxer/Golden Retriever (we think) mix, from Jamie’s Rescue in Miami Beach last Sunday.