Emma Watson Saint Laurent Get the Look

In general, we like to focus on how to work luxury into our everyday wardrobes; handbags are great for that, and most people just don’t have lives that require them to dress up all that often. Every now and then, though, we see a celeb dolled up in such a pitch-perfect way that we start making mental lists of the places we could wear something similar. Last week, Emma Watson in an immaculate Saint Laurent suit, Reece Hudson clutch and slingback Louboutins was such a moment, and we hunted down her exact outfit for our (and your) shopping pleasure. Read More…

ALC Bags at Intermix

Over the past few years, a new handbag market has emerged. It’s not exactly contemporary, but it’s more attainable and casual than premiere designer, and it’s probably most accurately referred to as “premium contemporary.” It offers the same sophisticated finish that comes with much pricier bags, and pioneering premium contemporary brands like Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim have found a market flush with consumers looking for a particular mix of style and ubstance. With its newly launched handbags, New York-based A.L.C. is looking to compete for the attention of those discerning shoppers. Read More…

March Madness Championship Round

This is it, the moment we’ve been waiting for. You guys have winnowed down our PurseBlog March Madness field to your two favorite bag designers, and now we’ve locked Chanel and Celine into a winner-take-all cage match (or maybe a West Side Story-style knife fight; the mental image is up to you), and only one winner can emerge. We’ll announce who prevails later this week, but before we can do that, you need to cast your votes for who you think should win.

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Bloomingdale's Friends and Family April 2014

Friends & Family sales are our favorites – they take the power of the markdown out of the hands of some shadowy stranger and bestow it on us, the customers, who may wield it with impunity. Now through April 6, our friends at Bloomingdale’s want us to do just that at the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale. They’re offering 20% off almost every purchase with code FF14, so if you’ve been eyeing a new spring bag, some summer sandals or a whole new wardrobe, go right ahead. We’re not judging.

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Valentino Rockstud Pumps

Well, March certainly marched on quickly, didn’t it? It hardly seems like an entire month has come and gone, but it has. Our PurseForum members have been busy, as is their custom, and we are all the happier for it. We found plenty of bags, food, accessories, and more this week, and it looks like spring has arrived for most all of our members in this week’s PurseForum Roundup. Come along and see what we all have been up to! Read More…

Lily Allen Fendi Fur Peekaboo Bag

Here’s Lily Allen, leaving her hotel in NYC and carrying a Fendi Fur Peekaboo Bag. She’s also wearing Christian Louboutin Glitter Pigalle Pumps and a Chanel tunic, not that you’d have trouble identifying either. Lily has been in town for a while now and always seems to have a little Chanel on her person. (Here she is with a Chanel Bowling Bag last week.) Lily’s furry Fendi bag is sold out, but you can shop a wide assortment of Fendi bags, shoes, and apparel at Saks.

Fringe Bags

While Mother Nature keeps playing with our start to spring, the calendars alerted us that spring arrived a week ago, and with it came a new crop of handbags. One of the biggest trends for spring is fringe, which graced some of our favorite spring runways, and thankfully, those bags are finally hitting stores. Fringe on handbags tends to look very boho, but this season, the trend offers a variety of fringe, from extreme luxury to the perfect festival bag.

Bag Deals March 28 2

Another week down, another round of bag deals to celebrate the weekend! This time, we’ve got a nice mix of cute spring bags and neutral all-season classics, plus a deal of particular note. Now through March 31 at MATCHESFASHION.COM, you can get 20% off any of their Style Steals (that’s what they call their sale section) with code EXTRA20. The site has some great bags, as well as tons of clothes, shoes and accessories at already-impressive discounts that the extra 20% just makes that much better. Read More…

Saint Laurent Betty Bag

There’s perhaps no more controversial brand in fashion right now than Saint Laurent. Since Hedi Slimane took the reigns three seasons ago, the company’s look has gone from conservatively luxurious to all-out rock-n-roll excess, with plenty of detractors and proponents alike. Although I like Saint Laurent shoes, the company’s bags have always felt a little bit off to me, even on their best days, but I can finally say that I’ve found one I love without reservation: this black-on-black version of the Saint Laurent Betty Bag. Read More…

Salma Hayek Balenciaga Tube Bag

Salma Hayek was recently spotted arriving at LAX with a black Balenciaga Tube Bag. As you may know, Salma’s husband François-Henri Pinault is the CEO of Kering, which is a luxury conglomerate that is also the parent company of Balenciaga and a myriad of other designer labels including Saint Laurent, Gucci and Alexander McQueen. I can only assume this results in a non-stop stream of designer freebies for Salma.

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