Pastel Nail Polish

I walk through Grand Central Terminal twice a day, five days a week, and during that portion of my commute, I have a weird little opportunity to take stock of what an enormous swath of New York City is wearing. No matter what the weather, almost everyone’s wearing something dark, year-round. New Yorkers are famously more prone to black attire than some other locales, but nearly everyone has an oversupply of his or her preferred dark neutral in the closet. That means that spring’s trend for pastels is going to be a little bit difficult for most of us, but the best way to ease into the look is with a light nail polish. Read More…

Christies Spring Luxury Accessories Auction

With the chill in the air beginning to dissipate ever so slightly, it’s time to turn to spring for dressing cues. With the new season comes a new color palette, one both altogether lighter and brighter than we’ve been using for the previous six months, and that surely leaves some wardrobe gaps to fill. If you’re looking to fill them with some of the most covetable and difficult-to-find high-end handbags and accessories on the planet, the online-only Christie’s Luxury Handbags & Accessories Auction has arrived at just the right time. Read More…

Rebecca Minkoff Friends and Family Coupon CodeFriends & Family sales are our favorite kind of sales – instead of picking from a pre-determined selection of markdowns, we prefer to choose which pieces should be on sale ourselves. That’s exactly what Rebecca Minkoff is offering, now through March 24 – take 25% off any purchase! All you have to do is enter code RMFAM at checkout. Minkoff’s got a bunch of new colors in her uber-popular bags from spring, so now’s the time to kick off the new season.

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Outfit of the Week Gucci Fringe Bag

I never thought I’d be saying these words, but I’m really loving fringe bags right now. It’s not like me to want an aggressively fringed bag (actually, it’s really not like me), but some of them on the market right now have truly nailed the design. The first brand to look to when it comes to fringe is Gucci, their fringe bags are making major statements and I’m obsessing over them.

Kylie Minogue Sac de Jour Bag

The Saint Laurent Sac de Jour seems to be having a bag moment. Here’s Kylie Minogue, arriving at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London, carrying a black, polished calfskin Saint Laurent Sac de Jour. The Sac is a bag that always brings out a lot of strong sentiments from both Sac lovers and Sac haters – which I find a tad strange, because this design seems pretty innocuous to me.

Want It Wednesday Spring

Spring’s official beginning is just a couple days away, and although New York likely won’t feel all that spring-like until sometime in April, we’re feeling a little bit eager to season-push at the PurseBlog offices. For this week’s Want It Wednesday, we’ve rounded up the team’s favorite pieces for starting the new season. Read More…

Best Bags Under 600 Spring 2014

With each passing season, finding a beautiful, reasonably priced bag becomes more and more difficult. Handbag prices are ever on the rise, and although we do our best to bring you a weekly dose of bags that won’t break the bank, the prospect of finding the perfect contemporary bag can still feel daunting. Today, we’re here to demystify the season’s bag selection and offer up 20 potentially perfect bags to get your season started. Read More…

Scarlett Johansson Christian Louboutin Pigalace PumpsWe have a lot of great discussions happening on TalkShoes this week! First, we chose our Shoe of the Week and rounded up the best five best metallic flats under $500. We also spotted Scarlett Johansson in a fabulous pair of lace Louboutins attending the premier of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. To conclude, check out some great shoe news: we’ve heard that Charlotte Olympia will be debuting a new 9-to-5 collection that has the working woman in mind!

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Making of Gucci Nouveau Fringe Bags 1

Among the things that handbag lovers tell ourselves in order to make exorbitant accessories prices seem reasonable, “The crafstmanship is exquisite!” is one of the most popular. It’s rare that consumers get much of a peek inside that process, though. Late last year, we took you behind the scenes into the making of Gucci’s iconic bamboo trim, and now Gucci has thrown open its workshop doors once again to reveal a few of its secrets, this time with the Gucci Nouveau Fringe Bag. Read More…

Anya Hindmarch Albion Bag

Bag: Anya Hindmarch Albion Bag

Price:$2,250 via Net-a-Porter

Why it’s the Bag of the Week: Rarely do we find a bag like the Albion that’s not already hanging from the arms of every in-the-know fashion person on Earth. It’s a modern, exquisitely edited day bag that’s perfectly suited to the season’s trend for minimalism and pastels, but without looking trendy. Everyone will want to know what this bag is and where you got it.

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