Domestic and financial abuse is an insidious and personal problem, and The Allstate Foundation’s long history of advocacy on the issue has informed its dual approach to raising awareness and assisting survivors. Purple Purse ambassador Kerry Washington and The PURSEonal Voices Network are working to spread the word on a national level, but so much of the day-to-day work of empowering survivors is done by local organizations across the country.
As you might have noticed, we didn’t exactly flood the site the New York Fashion Week coverage last week. That wasn’t an oversight; we’ve found that, over the years, you guys really only care about seeing the great bag collections that go down the global runways, as well as the great bags that pop up outside.
[Editor’s Note: We have a lot of silly conversations about bags in the PurseBlog offices, both out loud and via GChat. Starting today, we’ll be giving you an occasional glimpse of what it’s like to work inside PurseBlog and have your water cooler chit-chat overtaken by handbags.]
Megs: i feel like you’d like the purple one!
[Editor’s Note: This piece was first published in September 2012, but we thought that it was worth revisiting today, on the eve of yet another New York Fashion Week.]
The official start of New York Fashion Week is a mere 48 hours away, and as always, we’ll be covering the best bags and accessories that come down the runway at Lincoln Center and beyond.