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New York Fashion Week commenced today, and that means a bit of mayhem for most fashion websites and writers. The PurseBlog team tackles NYFW in a bit of a different way; our focus is on the bags and accessories going down the runway, as well as the bag trends on display among the show-goers themselves.

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Louis Vuitton launched a new fashion exhibition in LA last Thursday night, and of course, celebs flocked to the event with their very best Louis Vuitton bags in tow. We’ve showcased a few of the more unusual selections from the launch party for you in today’s celeb roundup, alongside the usual mix of celebs carrying bags in airports and outside hotels or TV stations.

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If you’re a normal human who likes fashion and occasionally buys something nice for yourself, you’ve probably been shamed for it at some point, by someone. Friends, boyfriends or girlfriends, parents, coworkers, the parents of your kids’ friends–everyone’s got an opinion about how other people should spend their money.

Bloomingdale's-Big-Brown-Bag-Sale-February-2015This weekend is a great one for sales, and we’ve just gotten word of one that should definitely be on your radar. The Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale runs from today through February 16, and in it you’ll find discounts of up to 60% off a wide range of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and home goods, including lots of in-season stuff to start building your spring wardrobe. If you’ve been thinking about treating yourself, now’s the time.

Shop the Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Sale Now!
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This morning marks the opening of another season of shows at New York Fashion Week, and when it’s over, we’ll be moving straight on to the collections in London, Milan and Paris. Although it’s exciting to see new lines debut and new trends take shape, on of our favorite parts of Fashion Week is the opportunity to see how show attendees, both famous and not-so-famous, express their own personal style on the way to and from shows.

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It seems like practically every long weekend holiday has a whole host of sales to go along with it now, and since President’s Day is Monday, the deals, markdowns and coupon codes have started rolling in for your shopping pleasure. Below, we’re keeping a running tally of who’s discounting what and for how long. If you need even more, you can always visit our Deals Page. Read More…

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Despite all the beautiful new spring stuff that’s flooding into stores right now, this time of year is kind of a bummer when it comes to shopping. The selection is the best that it will be all year round, but there’s limited joy in buying sundresses and sandals when I still have to climb a grimy snow mountain to hail a cab outside of my apartment.

TS Notice 2_11 Over on TalkShoes, we can’t help but think emerging shoe designer Chloe Gosselin is headed in the right direction for Spring 2015. (You’ll see what we mean as soon as you see her lust-worthy shoes). While everyone is still buzzing about Sunday night’s Grammy performances, we can’t help but admire the many shoes that graced the red carpet. Also, be sure to find out which glamorous strappy sandal we dubbed this week’s Shoe of the Week, as well as the 5 best rain boots for under $500–we still have ways to go until winter is over!

READ ALL THIS AND MORE OVER ON TALKSHOES!
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Ever since we heard rumors that the classic Chanel Grand Shopping Tote was being discontinued, we’ve been paying close attention to what members of our PurseForum have been hearing from their Chanel sales associates and friends at the brand. While we haven’t been able to confirm anything (brands of Chanel’s caliber tend not to dignify these things with a response until they’re good and ready), it seems like the whispered-about changes at Chanel go far beyond just the potential disappearance of a popular tote.

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which is always a good excuse to pick up something new. We have been searching eBay once again for bags and accessories to brighten your winter spirits, and we found not one, but two gorgeous orange totes, a stunning bag from Louis Vuitton, some wonderful jewelry from David Yurman and Chanel and so much more. Happy shopping! Read More…

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