Gucci Private Sale

You all know how much I love what’s happening at Gucci, and the good news is sometimes the designers we love have sales, and that is happening right now at Gucci. The Gucci Private Sale is live and has a great assortment of bags, shoes, accessories and more, right now.

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Estée Lauder heir Aerin Lauder has expanded her lifestyle brand, which started in cosmetics, to a small range of bags and shoes. Does this design, one of the brand's first, pique your interest? AERIN Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag $1,250 9 Comments Read More
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Dior

At the moment, Dior is in a holding pattern. Spring 2016 was Raf Simons’s last season as the brand’s creative director and parent company LVMH has yet to name his replacement; there was a similar gap between Simons’s appointment and the ouster of predecessor John Galliano.

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Celebrities

Celebrities have their priorities, and dining at The Nice Guy seems to consistently rank very highly among them. This week, almost half of our featured celebs are pictured outside of The Nice Guy in LA, many of them before Cannes was even officially over.

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PurseForum

Happy Friday! We are back with another edition of the PurseForum Roundup. The PurseForum is busy around the clock as members from all over the world share stories, advice, reveals and so much more. Over the years, the PurseForum has evolved to include several lifestyle areas such as Home & Garden and Books & Music, and we also have areas to discuss health, relationships, careers and many other topics.

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Celebrities

Here are things I have learned about this year’s Cannes Film Festival solely by reading internet headlines: People can’t avoid questions about Woody Allen. Kristen Stewart’s movie got booed, but also got a standing ovation. Blake Lively made a booty-centric comment that has people mildly enraged.

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Bag Deals

At this point, we’re basically in a countdown until big sales launch. Retailers don’t give the general public much advance warning, of course, but Memorial Day Weekend is always a pretty reliable time period in which to hope for some deep discounts.

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If there’s a brand you should be paying close attention to right now, it’s Gucci. Alessandro Michele has been bringing new life to the company with collections that continue to impress critics and shoppers alike, if the brand’s record sales are any indication.

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PurseForum

Our PurseForum is full of some really great threads, and many of those threads are full of jaw-dropping photos of bags. Last week, we rounded up our favorite photos from Louis Vuitton’s Louis Vuitton bags from the popular thread Who’s In Your Passenger Seat thread, and this week we’re shedding light on a popular destination in the Chanel subforum.

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Buzz Worthy

Detecting nascent trends is more art that science. Some bags are everywhere all of a sudden for reasons that don’t have much to do with celebrities or “influencers” (my apologies) objectively liking them, and figuring out whether a bag’s sudden surge in visibility is planned or organic requires a feel for the market.

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Celebrities

Customization is a huge accessories trend no matter when it happens. An ever-increasing number of brands offer hot stamping or monogramming to help customers feel like they’re purchasing something special, and shoppers can add anything from furry monster charms to after-market pavé diamond-encrusted hardware to their bags once they’ve swiped their credit cards.

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