I’ve been sitting on my hands patiently waiting to share the amazing news of the launch of Canadian designer Mackage into the handbag market for Fall 2013. You may know Mackage for its outerwear, but prepare to know the brand for a line of handbags that are beyond good – way better than you would ever expect from a line’s first foray into the accessory market.

Megs from PurseBlogI love Barneys and when the store approached me to be featured in The Window, I was thrilled. Alongside other fashion insiders and great fashion stories, The Window is one of the best behind-the-scenes sites by a retailer I have seen.

I sat down with Barneys to share everything from why I started PurseBlog, to my favorite bags for spring, to the items I would be caught with after a night locked in the store.

It is time for us to rally the troops! We love bloglovin’ and seeing that they nominated us as a contender for the Blogger Business of the Year is an honor, especially with the great company in which we find ourselves.

We would love and appreciate your support, so please take a moment to vote for us. In order to vote, you must nominate a blog of the year and choose someone for every category.

When our friends over at lovely fashion and lifestyle site StyledOn asked me to pick my ten favorite bags of the moment for their readers, I was more than happy to oblige – I look at it as part of my PurseBlog duty to spread the handbag gospel far and wide. The site did a lovely job putting together the list for me, and I’d like to hear your feedback – if you were to pick your must-haves right now, how would you fill out your list?

Shop the Net-A-Porter Bags Selection

Net-A-Porter always updates their site with the best magazine issues. This week’s issue focused on Bloggers, spotlighting the top (street) style bloggers and has a few bloggers guest editing their favorite picks.

I was delighted to be asked to share my bag picks with Net-A-Porter and had a lot of fun selecting a range of bags and giving reasons why.

A daily must-read, New York Magazine, asked us to guest-edit their Shop-A-Matic section with Spring 2011 handbags for men and women that you won’t want to miss.

Our friends at StyleRepublic have a fun feature they run every Friday that is based on people they love to follow on Twitter. Last Friday we were their feature!

Coach is kicking off their Guest Blogger Series with PurseBlog! In the beginning of September we asked for your opinion on the new Coach Madison collection. I wanted to integrate your votes and thoughts into my guest blogger article since your opinions matter both to us and Coach.

With the Coach Sophia Satchel garnering the most votes, it ended up being the bag we are partnering with Coach to give away (make sure to enter our giveaway to win a Coach Sophia Satchel!

Many people associate October with the beginning of fall and Halloween. More importantly, it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Pink Pony Fund, part of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. Ralph Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren have been strongly dedicated to the fight against breast cancer for over 20 years and his very own version of the famous pink ribbon is designating his polo player icon to the Pink Pony Campaign.

Last week I not only had a fun interview at Starbucks about PurseBlog and Spring Trends, but also the interview happened to be with a high school friend. No need for nerves, it was so nice to sit down and chat with an old friend I haven’t seen since AP Literature (6th period senior year). Even with all of our catching up, Sara was able to sneak in her interview questions.

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