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ShopBop 2014 Friends and Family

The ShopBop Friends & Family Sale is a favorite around the PurseBlog office, and this season’s deal has arrived! Use code INTHEFAMILY14 to get 25% off (up from the normal 20%!) on nearly any purchase at ShopBop, but act quickly. Not only do the site’s best pieces sell out quickly during these sale periods, but the code will only work for a few days!

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Kendall Jenner Balenciaga Giant Covered City Bag

Kendall Jenner was recently seen leaving a salon in LA (wearing a baseball cap after a hair appointment?) carrying a Balenciaga Giant Covered City Bag. This bag is at least a couple years old and is no longer manufactured by the brand – it seems highly likely that Kendall borrowed it from a big sis. The closest thing currently made by Balenciaga is the Balenciaga Giant 12 Gold City Bag, sold for $1,895 at Balenciaga.

Shopping Las Vegas

One of my favorite aspects of PurseBlog is the comments readers leave for us. It doesn’t mean I always agree, but I love to hear what people have to say about handbags, and many of our commenters are quite thought-provoking. One subject that tends to come up on different posts, time and time again, is brands that people say they would never carry for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s about the price, where the bags are made, the people who typically carry the bags – the list goes on. Read More…

Louis Vuitton Michelle Williams Spring 2014 2

Despite changes at Louis Vuitton in every area from creative director to accessories strategy, it looks like one thing is staying constant, at least for now: Michelle Williams will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s accessories campaign for another season. Read More…

Wedding Clutches Spring 2014

New York got its first real taste of spring weather over the weekend, and while the city basket in warmth, you could almost hear the rustle of tulle liberated from closets and the clack of pearls pulled out of jewelry boxes. Wedding season: it’s here.

Weddings bring up a whole host of dressing quandaries for everyone from brides to plus-ones, and although we can’t solve all of them for you, we can tell you what you should be carrying alongside your gown, bridesmaid frock or sundress. From the sweetly traditional to the aggressively literal, check out the year’s best wedding bags below.

Givenchy Mens Floral Nylon Backpack

We’ve talked previously about menswear’s recent, vibrant facelift, especially when it comes to the accessory market’s various printed and patterned bags. Designers have gone beyond the traditional stripes and plaids that are often associated with menswear, and these new choices indicate an edgier and more androgynous approach. To continue with this list, we have the signature Givenchy rose camouflage print in the form of a simple nylon backpack.

Chloe Wallet

Friday! Thank goodness. It did not come a moment too early this week. Welcome to the PurseForum Roundup, PurseBlog’s weekly romp through the PurseForum to bring you bits and bobs from the conversations filling its halls. This week, we visited some Contemporary Designers to see what our members have been buying and took a stroll through the Playground for some serious discussions.

Reese Witherspoon Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Micro Bag

Here’s Reese Witherspoon, looking particularly Reese Witherspoon-esque while shopping on Montana Boulevard in LA. She’s carrying a petite, black Saint Laurent Micro Sac de Jour Bag, and those gorgeous fuchsia suede sandals aren’t bad either. (If you know who made them, let us know in the comments.) You can find Reese’s bag at Nordstrom for the not-so-petite price of $1,995.

Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Bag

My penchant for Prada has taken a significant upturn, mainly thanks to Scandal’s Olivia Pope. Liv dresses so elegantly yet always looks comfortable, and this combination is ideal to me. Her accessory game is spot-on, always relying on classic beauties, and her preference for Prada has caught the eyes of many handbag lovers.

I wasn’t able to get behind the Prada face bags, but the Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Bag, provides a stunningly timeless design, all the way down to Prada’s signature saffiano leather and inverted triangle logo.

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