Casadei Blade Pumps

Every fall, without fail, we look forward to the rich textures and warm hues the cold weather brings to our wardrobes. We already showed you some of our favorite burgundy bags to covet this season (and, might I add, we’re still swooning), but handbags aren’t the only way to showcase this gorgeous shade.


As you’ve probably noticed (you’re observant!), premier designer brands price the majority of their handbags between $1,500 and $3,000, and a select few even manage to exceed that average range for everyday leather pieces. Those are the bags we most often cover because they’re usually the pieces with the most interesting details and variations, and because of that, they generate the lion’s share of the consumer interest. Not everyone wants to (or can) pay that kind of money for a bag, though, even if they want a big-name brand. Luckily, there’s a little bit of middle ground. Read More…


I’m just going to throw this out there, right up front: there is a double dose of Chrissy Teigen in this celeb handbag round-up, and we’ve included one of her pups as a reward for your readership.

Rebecca Minkoff Customization Project

When we started PurseBlog and PurseForum over ten years ago, the very first designer we met was Rebecca Minkoff. At the time, Rebecca and her team were working out of an apartment below her own place, and the tiny NYC office was filled with boxes and bags from end to end.


One of the trickiest winter beauty problems I’ve ever encountered is how to keep my lips from turning dry and chapped in the harsh Northeastern weather. It’s a problem I never had when I lived in more humid climates, and over the past four winters, I’ve gone through a lot of trial and error in how to fix it.


Waltzing into a boutique or pulling up your favorite retailer’s website and buying a new bag at full price is great (trust us, we love it), but it’s not the only way. For the huge number of consumers who want to find a good deal, search down a bag they missed in seasons past or find a way to access designs that may not otherwise be readily available to them in their hometowns or online, a new cottage industry has sprung up: designer bag resale sites. Read More…

Coach Link Messenger Bag and Boys Jacket

From the moment Stuart Vevers took the helm at Coach as the new creative director, there was an immediate impact. I’ve loved seeing the changes take place and Stuart has revamped the brand and brought a freshness that was needed.


You can’t really blame us for concentrating almost entirely on women’s bags; they have, for PurseBlog’s entire existence, been much more aesthetically interesting than those made for men. The male-focused accessories market is starting to expand a bit, though, and it’s a great time to be a man in the market for a new bag.


We brought you an in-depth look at Chanel’s Cruise 2016 handbag lookbook last week, but when we got to poking around the brand’s website, we realized that wasn’t the full story. The number of small leather goods, including the popular Wallet on Chain (WOC) bags, the brand includes in the seasonal spotlight fluctuates with each collection, and this time, there were quite a few pieces well worth some attention.