We have just about finished April off, and we hope you have a splendid weekend planned. We are well into spring now and have lots to share from the PurseForum. We dropped into the Jewelry Box, Rebecca Minkoff and visited some old friends of the handbag variety.
We’re creeping ever closer to full-blown sale season, and that means things are getting a little more unpredictable in our weekly searches for the Internet’s best bag deals. There are always gems to be found, but they’re usually in stock in extremely tiny quantities, so the early bird gets the worm.
Once a year, I like to treat myself to one big luxury item and what better time to splurge on myself than when celebrating my quarter-century milestone this past Monday? One year, I bought the Gucci Soho Shoulder Bag, another year I bought my first pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps and last year, you all helped me decide between the Saint Laurent Monogram Satchel and the Chanel Wallet on Chain bag.
There aren’t many brands that hit the sweet spot of delivering good value for your money without becoming wildly overexposed, but somehow, Furla has managed to do that for years. The Italian brand’s bags are sophisticated without being stuffy and they hit at a solidly “contemporary” price point, which makes Furla an ideal place to find both a work bag and a cute little weekend option.
Celebs have turned back to their Chanel bags and Birkins in a big way this week, and it seems fitting, because what else should you carry when you’re standing on a helipad? Love them or hate them, few bags communicate the sense of wealth and power that a Birkin can, and that’s why the celebs we both love and hate (and love to hate) will continue to carry Birkins until the end of time.