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As New York Fashion Week marches on, so too does our documentation of the most beautiful handbags that grace the arms of the shows’ attendees. Below, check out our favorites from the fourth and fifth days of NYFW Spring 2015 festivities. Read More…

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There’s been a big move at PurseBlog that I’m happy to share with you all: After four years full time in New York City, Vlad and I have decided to head back to Florida. South Florida is where we lived before our move to NYC and where I spent most of my years growing up.

Christie's New York Handbag Division

If you’re an American handbag aficionado with either a desire to add to your collection or a need to clean out your closet (or both), we’ve got some great news to share. Legendary auction house Christie’s has expanded its Handbags & Accessories Division to North America, with a headquarters in the company’s Rockefeller Center offices in New York City. Previously, all accessories business was centered in Christie’s London offices, so this expansion provides unprecedented access for American clients. Read More…

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If you’ve ever wondered what a pair of retro basketball sneakers would look like if they were flayed and then restructured into a fancy designer bag (and if you have, why?), then I have, somewhat implausibly, some good news for you: that’s basically the gist of Alexander Wang’s Spring 2015 runway bags. Read More…

Reese Witherspoon Bulgari Serpenti Tote

Here’s Reese Witherspoon, performing random acts of Reese Witherspoon-ness in LA, all while carrying a Bulgari Serpenti Tote. (The name of the bag won’t make any sense unless you look closely at those enameled palladium snake handles and that sneaky little snake-head zip pull.) You can currently find Reese’s exact bag in beautiful black nappa leather for $3,250 at Bulgari.

Karl Lagerfeld KChain Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld K/Chain Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag

Price: $475 via Net-a-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: So far, Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous line has tended toward the irreverent and sporty, but this bag packs a serious style punch at a very attractive price point. The multi-textured grey construction and statement chain make it a perfect fall piece.

TS Notice If you head on over to TalkShoes, it looks like Cara Delevingne may be setting the new staple shoe of the season. Also, you may not think of a pair of Mary Janes as your go-to shoe, but this season the Mary Jane pump is getting a very sexy makeover. We don’t know about you, but the month of September only means one thing to us: it’s time to start writing our fall wish list! Be sure to also check out our favorite #ShowMyShoes Instagrams this week, and of course, our weekly round of Shoe Deals!

READ ALL THIS AND MORE OVER ON TALKSHOES!
Alexa Chung Mark Cross Small Grace Box Bag

Full-time fashion maven Alexa Chung was recently spotted leaving Alice + Olivia in Soho, NYC, carrying a Mark Cross Small Grace Box Bag. It looks boxy and inconspicuous enough, but the interior unfolds like a miniature streamer trunk! You can find a black calfskin version that’s a little larger for $2,495 at MATCHESFASHION.COM.

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It’s truly been a joy to watch my friend Rebecca Minkoff grow over the years. From starting a line with only a few bag designs (like the famed Morning After) to expanding into a well-known brand whose wares include bags, clothing, shoes and jewelry, Rebecca Minkoff has changed before our eyes.

PurseBlog Asks Goyard

Last week, Chavie Lieber of Racked interviewed me for an in-depth look at the cult of Goyard. It’s a brand unlike any other we cover; even Hermès, in all of its tradition and conservatism, still debuts seasonal collections at Paris Fashion Week, sells a portion of its product line on its website and has boutiques in all the world’s major luxury markets. Goyard, on the other hand, does none of that, but it retains an ardent following and seems to attract new, younger customers, despite no advertising, an extremely limited retail presence and as little interaction with the media as you could imagine. What gives? Read More…

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