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Over the years, there have been so many great bags that have gotten away, and many of them still haunt me to this day. On top of that, plenty of bags are hard to track down even under ideal circumstances, like seasonal one-offs from my favorite designers or basically anything from Hermes. Doing the legwork to find a bag you want can be tricky even if you end up being successful, and that’s why The RealReal has become one of my go-to shopping sites.

Karl Lagerfeld Nylon Belt Bag

Karl Lagerfeld is, to put it lightly, an interesting dude. Not only does the Kaiser have a knack for the utterly luxurious (as seen at Chanel, Fendi and beyond), but he seems to have a parallel appreciation for low culture as well; his designs often feature inventive spins on the kinds of objects that regular people interact with everyday, recast as fashion pieces that are purposefully fantastical and ripe for discussion in the fashion press.

Cindy Crawford Fendi Peekaboo Bag

Here’s Cindy Crawford at LAX, scurrying past some overzealous autograph seekers while carrying a sleek, black Fendi Peekaboo Bag. (Are you completely disturbed by the small boy holding a pic of Cindy grasping her own boobs? Me too!) You can purchase the Selleria version of Cindy’s Fendi bag for $5,050 at Barneys, as well as peep at the “peekaboo” elements of this bag, which are not so obvious in these pics.

Fake Handbags

If your interest in designer handbags has sprung up any time in the past ten to 15 years, then you’ve heard the tales of “factory extras.” They’re not fakes, according to the people who would like to convince you to part with your money. No, they’d never sell you fake bags! Read More…

Khloe Kardashian Elizabeth and James Cynnie Bag

It wasn’t that long ago that holding any of the Kardashians up as style inspiration would have seemed a bit silly; for people who consistently wore expensive clothes, bags and shoes, the finished product just never felt all that chic. Times, they are a-changing, though, with Kim on a very controversial Vogue cover and Kendall Jenner walking a slew of prestigious runways from Marc Jacobs to Givenchy. Today, we’re taking a look at a perfectly casual outfit from Khloe Kardashian. Read More…

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!

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