Nene Leakes Hermes Birkin with Graffiti

Here’s Real Housewife Nene Leakes, leaving last night’s taping of Watch What Happens Live in NYC. As you can clearly see, that’s a “customized” Hermès Birkin covered in all of Nene’s most infamous sayings from her time on Real Housewives.

Leorangebliss Instagram

While most of the time we tend to find collections with an array of different designers, that’s certainly not the case with this week’s Instagram celebrity. It’s safe to say that Instagrammer @leorangebliss has more Hermès than most people can ever dream of owning.

The Many Bags of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone

We see a lot of Hermès bags around here, but rarely do we see collections as spectacular as those of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone. We previously examined who the British heiresses are and where their seemingly endless supplies of dollars come from, and now we’re here to take a true, in-depth look at as many of the Ecclestones’ bags as we can find.

Bloomingdale's SaleIf you’ve been eying a new bag or some wardrobe additions to get you through the last half of summer and the early days of fall, you’re in luck. Our friends at Bloomingdale’s have taken up to 50% off a whole host of new stuff, and because sale season is largely over, this is a great time to sneak in when most shoppers aren’t looking at grab the best stuff at a significant markdown.

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Louis Vuitton New Website 3

Louis Vuitton has always had one of the more comprehensive websites of the major handbag brands – it’s always had e-commerce, and even for pieces not sold online, prices and color options were generally available for shopper’ perusal – but it’s never been one of the more functional of fashion’s branded sites. Thanks to Nicolas Ghesquiere and his new vision for the brand, all that has changed. Please say the appropriate thank-yous to the deity of your choice. Read More…

Charlotte Olympia Bogart Leather Top Handle Bag

Whether or not you dig the brand’s eccentric, literal sense of style, you have to admit that Charlotte Olympia’s dedication to detail is impressive. Until now, that’s largely been seen in designer Charlotte Dellal’s shoes, as well as some very popular clutches and minaudieres.

Want It Wednesday Simple Totes

We love all handbags great and small, but when it comes to functionality, it’s hard to beat a good, sturdy tote bag. They are both the literal and figurative catch-alls of the purse world; they hold your laptop, your gym clothes, your files from work, all of the stuff you need but don’t really want to carry.

eBay Handbags July 16

We hope you are having a wonderful week. Wednesday means another roundup of some of our favorite handbag finds on eBay, and this week, we found some wonderful clutches, including one from Judith Leiber and one from Chanel. A classic YSL Muse caught our eye, along with a hard-to-find exotic Chloé. We hope you enjoy today’s selection - happy shopping! Read More…

Taylor Swift Dolce & Gabbana Agata Bag Karlie Kloss Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Bag

Here are adorable, color-matching BFFs Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss, leaving NYC brunch favorite Sarabeth’s in Tribeca. Both ladies are carrying black Dolce & Gabbana bags. Taylor’s is the Dolce & Gabbana Agata Bag, while Karlie has the Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Bag (formerly known as the Miss Sicily, but apparently Dolce is looking to simplify things).

Opening Ceremony Lele Hand-Bag Satchel

Okay. We see what you did there.

The Opening Ceremony Lele Hand-Bag Satchel, brand new for Fall 2014, isn’t trying to beat around the proverbial bush. Those are hands. On a handbag. A HANDbag. In case you missed that, the brand went ahead and hyphenated “handbag” in the piece’s name for you, to make it extra obvious. Do you get it yet? Are we all up to speed? Opening Ceremony wants to be sure we’re all up to speed. Read More…

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