LaContrie-HandbagsIf you’re not familiar with LaContrie Bags, you should be. The brand’s bags are handmade by local artisans in a Parisian atelier, and the results are both polished and casual. Now through May 17, you can pre-order a selection of the brand’s bags via Moda Operandi that are trimmed in nautical rope, an homage to the designer’s origins in Breton.

TS Notice 5_1 Celebs really love Kurt Geiger pumps, and over on TalkShoes we don’t blame them–Kate Upton stepped out in a gorgeous lace pair earlier this week, and we’re really smitten. Today’s the first day of May, but in case you missed anything happening in April, here are the posts our readers couldn’t get enough of last month!

PurseBlog Picks 4.30.15This week on PurseBlog Picks, we’re delving into a variety of bags and accessories perfect for your spring and summer wardrobe. There are pretty pinks from designers like newcomer Dee Ocleppo and Michael Kors, plus pretty nudes from Saint Laurent and Tod’s.

TS Notice 4_29 Don’t mind us, we’re just crushin’ on Blake Lively’s Spring 2015 Christian Louboutin pumps on TalkShoes. Speaking of shoes we’re crushing on, we started the week with a little bit of pastel perfection from Jimmy Choo, and all you’re going to need to to brighten your day are these yellow shoes for under $500!

Farfetch-free-global-shipping-smallFarfetch.com is among our favorite retailers because it lets us shop boutiques all over the world from the comfort of our own homes, and right now, the deal is even sweeter. Through April 30, you can get free global shipping on any farfetch.com purchase over $160, which means that virtually the entire handbag selection can arrive at your doorstep with no extra charge from literally all over the world.

Heritage-Spring-Luxury-Auction-2The new warmth in the spring air brings excitement in many different ways, and next week marks one of our favorites: the Heritage Auctions Spring Luxury Auction. On May 5 and 6, at New York City’s gorgeous Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion and also online, you can bid on an enormous selection of designer handbags, including limited editions, rare exotics and hard-to-find pieces from previous seasons.

TalkShoes Notice 4_27 Mondays can be rough, but nothing solves a case of the Mondays better than heading over to TalkShoes. You can still shop the weekend’s 12 best shoe deals, and today’s the last day to shop our favorite shoe picks from the 30% off Saks Friends and Family Sale.

TS Notice 4_24 We have plenty happening on TalkShoes, so lets get to it. First, we want to let you in on a little secret! At Earth Day without finding Forzieri you can enjoy the 20% off VIP Shoe Sale when you use the code NEEDSHOES at checkout.

Barneys-Purple-Card-Event-April-2015It’s that time of year when we all contemplate our wardrobes for the changing weather, and if you’ve made your way here, you’re probably also contemplating a new acquisition or two. If that’s the case, I have some good news: the Barneys Purple Card Event runs from today through April 26!

TS NOTICE 4_20This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Blake Lively in a shiny pair of Louboutins, but on TalkShoes, you don’t want to miss the pair she wore to a movie premiere earlier this week. You’ll also have a chance to admire the lovable Joan Smalls and her fabulous pair of Giuseppe Zanottis.

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