We know you love our end-of-the-week PurseForum Roundups, but sometimes one roundup isn’t enough to showcase all the amazing handbag images our members posts on a daily basis. That’s why we’re going to start featuring more of the best images uploaded to the PurseFourm‘s most popular topics, and we hope you’ll upload some great pictures as well.


Like most brands, Céline usually distributes photos and information about its upcoming collections about six months in advance, and thanks to the wonders of social media, that information then becomes widely available public knowledge almost immediately.


If you’re one of our readers who has marveled incredulously at the meteoric rise of Mansur Gavriel‘s simple, traditional bags, some new research may help explain the phenomenon a little more clearly. According to a study performed by NPD Group and e-commerce firm Stylitics, younger consumers are much less interested in big, traditional luxury brands than their older bag-shopping counterparts.

Chanel Cruise 2016:17 Cuba 19

Last week, right after the Met Gala, Chanel debuted its Cruise 2016/17 collection in Havana, Cuba. The controversial location was announced months ago and many awaited what Karl Lagerfeld had in store for one of the first big, public events to be held in the country since travel restrictions have loosened.


Last week, Mulberry released to shoppers Johnny Coca’s first handbag designs as creative director of the British label, and this week, the brand has debuted something that may prove even more interesting to longtime fans: the brand new Mulberry Bayswater, which is Coca’s take on Mulberry’s most popular style.


Although bag shapes aren’t something that’s thought about as traditionally seasonal, the vagaries of weather do have an impact on which kinds of bags are convenient at certain times of year. During the winter, for example, saddle bags make all the sense in the world.

Moda-Operandi-Friends-and-Family-Sale-May-2016Rejoice, shoppers: one of the first beacons of sale season has arrived. Starting today, you can take a full 50% (FIFTY PERCENT!) off a huge selection of merchandise at the Moda Operandi Friends & Family Sale. All you have to do is use code MOMAY50 when shopping the selection via the link below through May 16. The haul includes buzzy brands like Aquazzura, Thakoon, 10 Crosby Derek Lam and many, many more (Moda is known for its ultra-chic editing), so this is a great opportunity to elevate your summer wardrobe while you stay on budget.

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It’s always notable when the eight celebs we feature in these round-ups are mostly carrying the same three designers. It indicates a potential shift in trends, or, alternatively, a sudden surplus of designer freebies. In any case, it gets our attention.


Handbag names are usually pretty boring. Designers routinely choose supermodels’ first names, names of famous Manhattan streets (uptown or downtown, depending on the brand’s market positioning), nonsense words meant to sound expensive or exotic and are distinctive enough return helpful Google results for online shoppers–mundane stuff.


Buying a pre-owned bag can be daunting. I know firsthand how exciting the hunt can be, and then how nerve-wracking it can be to actually make the purchase. We already gave you a comprehensive guide on how to make a wise pre-owned bag purchase, and even after you’ve done your research and feel good about a bag’s authenticity, we still recommend getting your bag authenticated on our PurseFourm.

Gift Guides

It’s time for another wave of college and grad school students to begin making their way out into the full-time working world, and tradition dictates they do so with gifts from family and friends to help them embark on the next stage of their lives.


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