5 Under 500 Statement Bags
Ben Minkoff Oversized Weekender Bag

Tomorrow, I set off for a week in Georgia to visit my family and attend my college’s spring football scrimmage, so I’ve been thinking a lot about travel bags in lieu of, you know, actually packing a travel bag. They’re the unsung heroes of the leather goods industry – they do a lot of work, and none of it is in optimal conditions, no matter how many ads leather goods brands show us that depict beautiful Italian men loading immaculate weekenders into the back seats of vintage convertibles.

Celine Classic Box Bag

And just like that, it’s April! The PurseForum has been very busy this week, as it always is, and we have searched high and low to bring you the hottest reveals and conversations happening since last we met. For this edition of the PurseForum Roundup, we visited Hermès to see which bags our members have picked up, spent some quality time in our shoe subforum, the Glass Slipper, and caught up with our friends in Home and Garden to see how spring is shaping up for them so far.

Emmy Rossum Rebecca Minkoff Blake Studded Shoulder Bag

The always-adorable Emmy Rossum was recently spotted running errands around Beverly Hills with a minty blue Rebecca Minkoff Blake Bag. This colorful top handle bag really pops with her lacy top, heather jersey skirt and color-matching ballet flats. The Blake is a style from last spring that’s sadly not currently available online, but you can find oodles of Rebecca Minkoff bags, shoes and apparel at ShopBop.

Kate Spade Friends and Family Sale April 2014Sale season doesn’t come around all that often in high-end fashion, but a couple of times a year, we get something that’s basically as good – Friends & Family Sale season. We’re in it right now, and today, we’re happy to report that through April 7, you can get 25% off any purchase at Kate Spade, Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade with coupon code S14FFUS. All three brands makes huge selections of spring-perfect clothing, accessories, bags and shoes, and a solid 25% discount isn’t exactly something to sneeze at.

Shop the Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale Now!
Hermes Plein Cuir Alligator Desk Set 2

Intellectually, we all know that the world of Hermes (and, by extension, the world of Hermes customers) is not like ours. It’s easy to forget that, though, until something like the Hermes Plein Cuir Alligator Desk Set comes along, providing countless hours of workday luxury for a mere $91,600. If you have less desk space than the ability to purchase nearly $100,000 in Hermes exotics to adorn your office might imply, fret not – all of the pieces can be purchased individually, including a pencil cup that costs nearly $6,000. Read More…

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Tote

The further we get into “official” spring (and the more it feels like actual spring might be here to stay), the more colorful and diverse the Internet’s sale offerings become. Today’s weekly roundup of bag deals features everything from chartreuse to salmon pink, with a few neutrals thrown into the mix for those of you who prefer something a little more subtle. Also, a reminder: almost all purchases at Bloomingdale’s are 20% off through April 6 with code FANDF, and you can always check out the latest online sales via our Deals page! Read More…

PurseBlog Beauty Sunless Tanner

I get a sense that a lot of women feel weird about being pale when the weather outside starts to get warm. I don’t ever feel weird about being pale, mostly because I have no idea what it’s like to be not-pale, but, you know, I’m a good listener. I hear things. Lately, most of those things have to do with the impending need to bear limbs in public that have previously been shielded from the winter cold, and in my mind, the best way to do that is via a good sunless tanner. Read More…

Claudia Schiffer Salvatore Ferragamo Emidia Suede Crossbody Bag

Here’s German supermodel/eternal babe Claudia Schiffer leaving a restaurant in London, carrying a Salvatore Ferragamo Emidia Suede Crossbody Bag. Claudia actually lives in the UK with her husband, film director Matthew Vaughn, and their three kiddos. Her bag is no longer available in stores, but you can shop a vast assortment of Ferragamo handbags, belts, and accessories at Bloomingdale’s.

PBWIMB April 3rd

While we love seeing the usual favorites like Hermes and Chanel, we especially love it when you all decide to show off some of your other favorite designers. In this week’s roundup of #PBWIMB, we got to peek inside a variety of bags, including Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Tory Burch. Below, take a peek inside some of this week’s best bags.

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