By the time you rejoin us on Monday, we’ll already have passed into November, but before that happens, it’s time to take a look back at the all-too-fast sprint that was October 2015. Not only did this month house our third annual National Handbag Day, but we got a glimpse at a new collection of Chanel bags and so much more.


As millenial customers come of age and want ever-more-differentiated luxury goods, personalization has become a huge trend in the high-end handbag market. From Louis Vuitton’s long-running hot stamping service to Anya Hindmarch’s cheeky leather stickers, making a bag unique is easier than ever.


You’re probably thinking about Halloween parties and whether or not you have enough candy for trick-or-treaters at the moment, but as always, we’re here to bring your attention back to bags, at least for a little while. As we do every Friday, we’ve rounded up some of the web’s most spectacular deals on designer bags to start your weekend a little early. There are some particularly good discounts on Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Valentino below, so if any of those brands tickle your fancy, we suggest you get shopping.

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Moschino Bear Hug Backpack

There are some bags that just don’t make sense to most of us. Last time we asked you to fill in the blank, the responses legitimately had me laughing out loud and spitting coffee. While this bag is much more tame and playful, I know turning to you guys will give us the best responses.


Because paparazzi tend to follow the young, lithe starlets of LA and New York, so does our coverage of which bags celebrities are carrying–there’s simply more photographic evidence to go on. When we started looking, though, we realized that because of her out-and-about life in NYC, we could piece together enough to create an in-depth look at the handbag choices of legendary journalist Barbara Walters.


Getting your hands on the Mansur Gavriel bag of your dreams is notoriously difficult, but it’s not impossible (or even as difficult as it was a couple of seasons ago). You might not spend your entire work day sitting around looking at bags on the Internet, but we do, so we did the legwork for you.


The humble bucket bag is getting a lot of love from celebs this week, though most come with less-than-humble price tags. And while celebs were all about the black bags in our last bag round-up, this batch seems to have whole-heartedly embraced bright reds and yellows.

Chanel Blue Flap Bags

After our post Monday on Chanel’s new refurbishment and refinishing policy for its bags, readers had a lot of comments, concerns and questions. Chanel reached out to us to provide an official statement from a company spokesperson, as well as to clarify what the new policy means for customers.


Even if you’re not a fan of chilly mornings or pumpkin-flavored things, you have to admit fall’s cozy wardrobe is a welcome change after months in cotton and linen. And we’re not just talking about sweaters and coats; fall bags are a wonderful opportunity to add rich textures to your look, and Amazon Fashion has a wide range of beautiful options, including bags in calf hair, velvet, suede and quilted leather.

TSNOTICE If you love a good pair of red bottoms, you’ve come to the right place! Over on TalkShoes this week we spotted a lot of celebs rocking trusty pairs of Christian Louboutin pumps. First, actress Zoe Saldana attended the 2015 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards wearing a strappy pair of Louboutin pumps. While Zoe chose strappy pumps, Gwen Stefani was seen leaving rehearsal in a spotty, fierce pair of leopard red bottoms. If you’re on the hunt for lace-up ankle booties, you’re in luck because we found five pairs that are all UNDER $500!