You have no idea how excited I have been while sitting down with the Rebecca Minkoff team to come up with an opportunity that has never been seen before in the handbag world! We knew we wanted to collaborate on a bag design, but it was super important for us to include Rebecca’s very first fan base, the PurseForum Minkettes, in the process.

Our community PurseForum is teaming up with Rebecca Minkoff in a project the likes of which handbag lovers have never seen before. Starting tomorrow, Monday the 10th of October, PurseForum.com will launch a three-week collaboration that will not only have fans vote on design elements to create an exclusive Rebecca Minkoff bag, but also allow the fans to be an integral part of the design process.

Rebecca Minkoff Chetah M.A.C, $395 via Rebecca Minkoff

Probably one of my favorite bags ever from Rebecca Minkoff is the M.A.C. clutch. Spacious yet compact, the RM team has released this bag in a plethora of designs and materials to give every Minkette the perfect option. From tons of zippers, to metallic snakeskin, to animal prints, I own four Morning After Clutches.

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One of our favorite designers (and new mommy to a baby boy), Rebecca Minkoff, will be running her first print ad in October’s debut issue of Style.com Magazine. Always ahead of the curve, Rebecca Minkoff has decided to turn to her fans to help create the ad by submitting Instagram photos of their Rebecca Minkoff items.

Yes, I just used pirate talk in the title of a post. Unlike Amanda, I did not go to journalism school, so my chemistry and psychology professors from college won’t be mad at my word choice in the title, however they may still be questioning what I am doing with my life.

What I am doing is telling you about this crazy cool Rebecca Minkoff bag that I saw in the showroom recently and found myself oddly attracted to.

If there’s one thing you should note about Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012, it’s how well the handbag maven knows her customers. Her Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York runway show seemed to be actively daring “Minkettes” to feature her clothes on their personal style blogs, and if that wasn’t clear enough, having Leandra Medine, the ManRepeller herself, walk the runway (and then snap a photo at the end) should have put a very fine point on it.

It warms the cockles of my cold little blogger heart to see contemporary brands expanding into luggage in creative ways. First came the Lulu Guinness suitcases covered with her signature molded lips, and now we have the Rebecca Minkoff Skull Suitcase. I’d like one of each, please.

I’m not much of a crafty girl, but the trompe l’oeil knitted look of the pattern (indeed, other bags in this collection are actually made out of a woven material) provides just enough kitsch to balance out the tough look of a skull and crossbones.

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As the Rebecca Minkoff brand continues to expand, the offerings continue to appeal to a larger crowd. The design aesthetic that I continually find myself drawn to is precisely what Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2012 offered; beautiful prints, flowing clothing, and colors that are both subtle and alluring.

The collection was inspired by the 1970′s in St.

Right now the Rebecca Minkoff website is hosting a major sale of some of its most coveted bags. If you were not able to attend a sample sale, think of this as a virtual one that you can attend from the comfort of your home computer.

Because Rebecca loves the PurseForum and the PurseForum loves Rebecca, there is an exclusive bag marked down ONLY for tPFers.

One of my favorite Rebecca Minkoff designs is her MAC clutch. I own six of these bags in different colors and materials and never get sick of it. The design tranitions flawlessly from day to night and is sizable enough to carry plenty of objects.

In fact, I carried my new copper snakeskin effect MAC today and it fit my continental wallet, keys, iPhone, lipstick, eyeglass cleaning cloth, inhaler, and lollipop.

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