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Friday is here, fashion fans! We found lots of lovely bags for you this week, starting off in Balenciaga and wrapping up across the pond in marvelous Mulberry. Thank you for ending your week with us, and we hope this peek into the PurseForum inspires you to check out all the available resources there (and perhaps get a little shoppping in, too).

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Gucci

Perhaps the most important thing creative director Alessandro Michele has brought to Gucci during his short tenure at the brand’s helm is a feeling of abundance. His collections are enormous, his lookbooks are rich in set detail and styling and the clothes and accessories themselves are lavishly detailed, sometimes to the point of visual trickery and misdirection.

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Celebrities

We are all in for a treat today, because it’s Paris Couture Week and our photo service is flooded with photos of the celebs that really matter: the fashion editors, of course. Maybe Esther Quek isn’t a household name yet (or as much of a household name as an Anna Dello Russo might be), but you’re going to want to start paying attention to what she has to wear and what she has to say.

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Bag Deals

We’re nearing the end of sale season, which is a fact that brings with it both good and bad news. The bad news is obvious: sale season is always more fun than full-price season when you’re a shopper.

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PurseForum

Balenciaga bags have an intresting spot in the world of handbags. After the debut of the brand’s signature Motorcyle Bag design well over a decade ago, it instantly became a cult favorite because of its edgy, lightweight design and popularity with stylish celebs like Kate Moss.

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Celebrities

Couture Week runs on a different schedule than the regular fashion seasons. Because clients order directly from the brands and designers don’t need extra time to collect orders from and ship stock to retailers, you don’t get the six-month lead time between the show and the season in which the clothing is intended to be worn.

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Prada

UPDATE: Prada Shoulder Straps are now available for purchase on Prada.com. Prices range from $800 to $1,355 via Prada.com.

When it comes to the most iconic bag brands, Prada is easily one of the most recognizable and most widely loved.

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Shoes

Before the big rollout of fall product, retailers are stocking their New Arrivals pages with Pre-Fall 2016 ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories. It seems like designers are churning out more product for this in-between period than we’ve ever seen before, and that’s good news for us.

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Trends

The Row may not be the largest or most powerful handbag brand in the world, but when the Olsen Twin-helmed company sets its sites on a particular type of bag, it’s worth taking notice, even if you don’t think it has any chance of becoming a full-blown trend.

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Celebrities

Paris Couture Week is upon us, which means celebs are flocking to Charles de Gaulle en route to runways and front rows all over town. This week, the Givenchy Lucrezia Bag is especially popular with Paris Couture Week attendees.

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Post-holiday doldrums are very real, and that’s doubly true when it’s a summer holiday weekend that encourages outdoor debauchery, sunshine and lots of cheap beer. The PurseBlog team is a tad sluggish this afternoon, and we’re betting many of you are, too.

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