If only up-and-coming “it” bags were this easy to spot every week. Two of your favorite A-listers carried the same new bag by Roger Vivier over the course of the last few days (in slightly different variations), and I expect this style will continue to gain steam in the coming weeks.

Heritage-Auctions-Weekly-AuctionsBy now, you’ve all heard us swoon over Heritage Auctions’ seasonal luxury handbag and accessories auctions–they always feature the best of the best, including some of the rarest bags in the world. You might not know, though, that Heritage also hosts weekly online luxury auctions dedicated to brands like Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. This week’s auction is full of Hermès bags, accessories, jewelry and watches, with opening bids of just $1. Bidding’s going on now, and these auctions are a great way to add something very special to your wardrobe for spring.

Bid on Hermès Now at Heritage Auctions!

If I may be so bold: being super into handbags is kind of weird, but mostly just in the ways that being super into anything is kind of weird. Who knows why any of us settled on bags instead of knitting or gardening or vintage teapot collecting, but here we are, and like any group, we’ve all developed a little bit of specialized knowledge during our purse travails.

Spring 2015 Bags under $1000

There’s been a lot of talk about designers raising the prices of their handbags, from Chanel to Louis Vuitton to Hermès. It’s become the norm for me to tell people looking for a premier designer bag that the price averages around the $2,000 mark.

Louis Vuitton Brand for Secretaries

A couple weeks ago, Vlad and I were in Texas for SXSW and attended the conference’s panel on Global Digital Trends for the Luxury Consumer. It wasn’t a fashion-specific panel, but during the talk, one of the presenters mentioned a recent Business Insider article about consumer perceptions of Louis Vuitton in China.

TS Notice 4_1This isn’t an April Fools prank; over on TalkShoes, you aren’t seeing double. We want to know if you think these Valentino lookalikes are “inspired” or just straight-up copycatting. We also couldn’t think of a better way to start our week than with this colorful pair of Paul Andrew pumps. You’ll also want to see the five chunky-heeled boots we can’t get enough of, all under $500! Leave it to us to notice this tiny shoe flaw on Bella Thorne’s Jimmy Choos, and in case you missed it, be sure to read the five TalkShoes posts that were trending this month!



Good Morning! Wednesday is here, and as is our custom, we’ve brought you a selection of eBay’s best bag and accessory finds. This week, a couple of beautiful necklaces caught our eye, along with bag finds from Saint LaurentGivenchy and more. Happy shopping! Read More…


No one would describe me as a maximalist. I carry a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag almost every day, which is almost the same as wearing a sandwich board instructing people to ask me about my love for minimalism. I’ve had aspirations toward maximalism in the past, though, and I still very much appreciate the variety that it brings–as much as I love a simple, perfect bag, I also want crazy, jewel-covered bags to be available.


Even if you live far away from mytheresa.com’s hometown of Munich, Germany, savvy online shoppers know that the site has long been a go-to online destination for the type of fashion that can make nearly anyone feel like a European street style star.


As we move on into what we’re hoping will be a warmer April, it’s time to take one last look back at what transpired in the handbag world in March 2015. From street style in Paris and Milan to an investigation into price increases, there’s some great stuff you might have missed along the way.

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