Friday! Thank goodness. It did not come a moment too early this week. Welcome to the PurseForum Roundup, PurseBlog’s weekly romp through the PurseForum to bring you bits and bobs from the conversations filling its halls. This week, we visited some Contemporary Designers to see what our members have been buying and took a stroll through the Playground for some serious discussions. We also took in some reveals of popular designer goodies from around the Forum, so please come along with us to see what we found this week!


This week we paid a visit to Body - Mind - Wellness – one of our popular non-fashion destinations – which houses our members-only Relationships and Family subforum as well as Health and Fitness, Pregnancy and Parenting and Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic procedures. The hot topics this week in Relationships and Family include a potentially awkward wedding situation and a serious roommate dustup. Other ongoing discussions in R&F include some permanent fixtures, like our anonymous Secrets thread and hilarious, sometimes-disturbing Worst Date Ever threads.

In Health and Fitness, the Exercise of the Day thread is not only motivating, but also an erstwhile companion to our favorite thread on the PurseForum, I Ate This in The Kitchen. Support for exercise and healthy eating are the mainstays of Health and Fitness, but we also have conversations underway on important concerns such as sleep, anxiety and menopause. Speaking of The Kitchen, we found delicious double helpings of ramen courtesy of Sweetpea83 and ninja_please, along with plenty of yummy treats like this amazing cream puff from tryme_clement.

Chloe Wallet

In Chloé, Pinkelephant721 showed off a snappy new wallet, and cheertiger introduced her first Chloé, a Paddington in classic blue. Nwhite’s first Chloé found her this week, too – another blue bag, this time a Marcie crossbody – and a great bargain to boot! It was a big week for firsts, as bluedahlia shared her new Alice, her second foray into this brand after an initial false start. Anyone new to a brand will find plenty of help and support on the PurseForum, a great place to ask lots of questions and get advice, like in this thread tslsusi started for a potential purchase of a sale bag. As in most of our subforums, Chloé has an extensive reference library, including style information and tips on care and cleaning. 

Mason Bee

The eBay subforum is one of the busiest on the PurseForum, and for good reason. Here, the constant traffic and advice on all sorts of eBay topics is almost always worth its weight in gold. While eBay is a wonderful venue to find discontinued items, vintage treasures and fantastic bargains, alas, sometimes there are obstacles to transactional perfection, and our members are here to help you get around them. Topics on the front burner this week include a bag mixup, the resolution of a SNAD from last year, buyer’s remorse and more. We also found an interesting conversation on a suspended seller who was ultimately reinstated, and then we dropped into the ever-popular Funny Weird Bad Listings thread for a bit of a chuckle. (And, since eBay is a relatively picture-free subforum, we thought we would share one of spring’s first little orchard mason bees from our lovely moderator jburgh, who raises these beautiful little pollinators and teaches us all about them here in Home and Garden.)

Valentino Bow Shoulder Bag

We thought it would be fun to visit some of our more rarely visited subforums to see what bags have been revealed lately. It’s been a while since we dropped into Valentino, so we remedied that this week.

It’s always wonderful to see members visit Paris and the flagship store of their favorite Paris-based designer, affectionately known as The Mother Ship. During a recent visit to the City of Light, labelLover81 visited the Valentino Mother Ship and dropped into a consignment shop, after which she shared some wonderful purchases with her Valentino family.

Juicy Couture Glasses Charm

In Juicy Couture, we made our way into the Charms thread, because these whimsical little jewels are addictive indeed. This is by far the busiest thread in JC, and we found lots of new purchases, including two pairs of teeny-weeny eyeglasses whateve added to her charm collection. Visit this thread for plenty of ideas on styling JC charms, as well as lots of action photos – seeing these little treasures on our members’ bags is a nice treat!

Orange Purse

Several of our less-frequented Contemporary Designer Subforums have been grouped into our “More Contemporary Designers” subforum – these include Belen Echandia, Hayden Harnett, Treesje and more. We visit these old friends from time to time, and this week we found VanBod1525′s new-to-her little Belen Echandia bag that reminded us why this designer had such a following. We always hope for a renaissance from theses brands, but in the meantime our members will keep the home fires burning with reveals and chat!

Tory Burch Reva Flats

Tory Burch flats are a mainstay of the brand, and we always love to see what styles of this popular shoe our members are selecting. On a visit to Tory Burch this week, we found Honey28 relaxing by on the shore with her flats in the Reva Flats thread. KPKitty also had flats to share, and we found lots of bags and shoes in the Action Thread, too!

Thank you for stopping by this week. We hope to see you again here in seven short days for another edition of the PurseForum Roundup, and in the meantime wish you all a wonderful week ahead. Have a wonderful weekend!

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. Grab a beverage, settle into a comfy chair and join us below!

Celine Classic Box Bag

Ahhh, red box leather. Sleek, sexy and absolutely irresistible. This week in Céline, dxs revealed this coral beauty, scored from Jakarta, and also offered up a splendid family photo with her lemon yellow Phantom. Member x0x011 has been patiently waiting since October to work her way up the list for a mini Luggage, and this week, her patience paid off. This is her first Céline, and we offer our hearty congratulations! Belated congratulations are also in order for new mommy yinnie, who shared two Céline goodies along with her priceless bundle of joy earlier this year. If you can’t help but squeeeee at baby toes, you won’t want to miss her thread! New member snickersnack started her very first PurseForum thread this week and shared a beautiful Luggage that has a pretty pop of color inside. We love to welcome new members into the fold, and when the first reveal is as sweet as this, it’s a perfect beginning!

Kate Spade Handbag Collection

This week in Kate Spade, we found a fabulous family photo courtesy of Love Gun, who hit the jackpot on her trip to Las Vegas. Lizziejean3 also shared a new bag, this time a Little Minka in rich and elegant French grey.

Anyone who has spent any time around the PurseBlog knows how much we love to peer into your handbags. Whether it is Hermès or a chic crocheted crossbody from the craft fair, we are fascinated by what you put in your bag. In Kate Spade, we checked into the WIYB thread and found a few surprises, like this one in LVk8′s tote. We also found a very photogenic Finley bag belonging to eehlers, and had to come back for a second look, and then a third. This looks like a great, versatile, smooshy bag that should definitely be on our wish lists! If you are thinking about a foray into the whimsical world of Kate Spade, be sure to visit the Show Us Your Kate Spade thread for a steady stream of ideas for your next bag, and of course you must visit the Deals Thread for special purchasing opportunities as well.

Roger Vivier Heels and Cat

So there we were, wandering around the Glass Slipper, when we found the Roger Vivier thread at the top of the page. It turns out the sample sale had just begun, and savvy shopper restricter was at the front of the line to score scads of shoes, of course. It looks like shoe superfan Puffy the cat is gobsmacked at the bargains! Yuan0620 was the lucky recipient of a score-by-proxy and showed off a pair of fabulous RVs in one of our favorite colors! And, for something completely different, please drop into the brand new Chic Ways to Wear Birkenstocks thread. Many PurseForum members regularly sport Birkies, Sanitas, Naots, and other comfy but somewhat style-challenged footwear, and this thread just may be the ticket to get you to join us!

Leopard Shoes

You will find plenty more shoe fun in the What Shoes are You Wearing Today thread, a great stop for anyone in the mood to browse fabulous shoes on “real life” feet, though our Glass Slipper ladies are as stylish as any celebrity; check out these, and these and of course these!

Hermes Boxes

Glorious, aren’t they? Our last Roundup visit to Hermès ended up nearly bagless, so we thought we would make up for that deficit this week. Nothing gets a fashionista’s blood racing like an orange box, and this week there were plenty of Big Ones in this luxe subforum. Member Always New LV brand-hopped in a big way this week and scored a regal Birkin in stunning Bleu Ismir. If orange boxes make the blood rush to your head, you will need to sit down for Panthere55′s thread – her first Hermès reveal includes both bags and jewelry!

Hermes Bicolor Kelly Bag

We were treated to a rare reveal in the Latest Purchases Thread this week, as Hermes Only shared her special order tricolor Kelly, photographed beautifully and appreciated abundantly! Idldb wowed the crowd with an exotic Birkin in a lovely shade of grey, while make_for_money, panthere55 and BinkMartini showed us their wonderful SLGs (small leather goods) that this brand does so spectacularly.


Our last stop this week is the Playground, where, in Home and Garden, we enjoyed a peek into the gardens of some of our members. Luckydogmom started an herb garden in these extremely cool pots, and in the Garden Photographs thread, sweetpea83 treated us to her tomatoes, basil and cilantro, while Limom started spring off swimmingly with a timely shot of her brilliant crocuses. Whether you are looking for a couch, mattress, candles, or help decluttering - or if you are not looking yourself but would like to lend a hand those those who are -  this friendly subforum makes great stop during a visit to the PurseForum. Elsewhere in the Playground, we have subforums dedicated to current events, financial matters, careers, and more – including travel, where Italy, London and New York are all hot topics this week!

Well, friends, so ends another PurseForum Roundup. We hope you will visit our forum often and find your own favorite spots among the many ongoing discussions. We will be back again next Friday for another edition, and until then, we hope you are seeing your own signs of spring wherever you are. Have a wonderful weekend and be sure meet us right back here again in a week’s time!

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! (more…)

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It’s March! Happy March! Welcome to the Roundup, weekend-ready readers! It’s once again time for our customary look at this week’s happenings on the PurseForum, fashion’s liveliest destination. This week, we visited our newly-rolled out a Longchamp Subforum, took a turn around Beauty and Makeup, Prada, and a popped into a few other areas of interest. Let’s get started! (more…)

How best to wrap up February? This is our last PurseForum Roundup of the month, and we wanted to go out in style. We paid a visit to Fendi, dropped into the Wardrobe to see what is new and found some truly incredible purchases in Chanel. Come on along, spring has sprung on the PurseForum! (more…)

Another Friday has arrived, and of course that means another PurseForum Roundup. We found a different kind of bling this week in the Jewelry Box, and also dropped into Kate Spade and Coach. We have some lovely bags to share from Louis Vuitton, too. Come on in and enjoy the week’s conversations and reveals with us! (more…)

It’s Friday, PurseForum Roundup readers, and once again we are looking at some serious weather for lots of you. This week, we want to keep it light and sunny, so we searched out some pretty bags, of course, and so much more. We also have a special Valentine’s Day treat from our Coach members, so join us! (more…)

Well, that was fast! Another Friday is upon us, and on top of that, it’s already February. We know many of you are still grappling with fierce winter weather, and we hope you are all safe and coping with this season’s challenges. We have some nice handbags and more to take your mind off the weeks travails in this week’s edition of the PurseForum Roundup, so let’s get to it! (more…)

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