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Black-Friday-2015

In spite of the fact that it’s yet to get genuinely cold in NYC and it therefore does not feel like the holidays quite yet, we are exactly one week out from Black Friday 2015. If you’re a longtime PurseBlog reader, you already know what that means around here: bag-centric coverage of the Internet’s best designer deals so you guys know you’re nabbing the best purses at the best prices.

Best-Customer-Service

When we broke the news of Chanel’s new refurbishment policy last week, we knew it would incite a lot of conversations among our readers about customer service, luxury goods and the expectations we have when we spend a premium.

Valentino-Geometric-Embroidered-Guitar-Strap

Several months ago, we brought you news of Fendi’s Resort 2016 strap line, and if you missed it, it’s more or less exactly what it sounds like: statement-making handbag straps, many embellished or finished with exotic leathers, that customers can add to their existing bags for around $1,000.

Brutus Gucci Bag

Today we hosted our first-ever live Q & A on PurseBlog. We are going to make this a reccurring thing we do because so many of you participated, so thank you for coming by with your questions!

Dior Stripe Tote Bag

I was talking with a friend last night about when she used to be a personal shopper and bought a bunch of bags for people in the “it bag” heyday. Those days have left us now, and the most recent bag or designer that could be considered anything close to an “it bag” is Mansur Gavriel.

Marc-Jacobs-Incognito-Bag

Things have changed dramatically for Marc Jacobs over the past two years. In 2014, Jacobs ended his decade-plus tenure at the helm of the world’s most valuable luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, and earlier this year, the company announced it would be folding its lucrative, lower-priced offshoot, Marc by Marc Jacobs, into the regular collection.

Valentino-Rockstud-Bag-and-Shoes

For most brands, a distinctive, successful line of shoes or bags can be expected to remain popular for only a couple of years before it needs to be moved to the back burner in favor of what the brand hopes will be its Next Big Thing.

LeSportsac-Purse-Organizer

I’ve been aware of the existence of handbag organizers basically as long as I’ve been aware of handbags. These in-bag accessories are often the province of upstart businesses looking to tap into an existing need with a product that doesn’t need to be branded and marketed in the same lush (read: expensive) ways that handbags themselves are.

Hermes-Alligator-Medor-Clutch

As we first mentioned last week, Hermès Birkin namesake Jane Birkin is calling for a change in Hermès’ treatment of crocodiles after viewing a disturbing PETA video about the methods used to kill the animals that are made into the bags that bear her name.

Valentino Rockstud Bag and Shoes

We’ve asked you a lot of questions lately (and I want you to ask us questions too–don’t forget to email us if you have a question you’d like answered!). This week, I was thinking about some of my favorite bags and shoes.

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