Balenciaga Raffia Tote, $965 via Barneys. Rebecca Minkoff Endless Love Straw Tote, $250 via ShopBop

It is here, it is here!!! ‘It‘ being summer. Well, kind of here, not totally 100% here but it is trying to arrive. With warm weather and vacation season knocking at our doors, many are working on their beach bodies and prepping their summer wardrobe.

One of my absolutely favorite bags to travel with is my Rebecca Minkoff Studded Rocker. The bag is small and packs easily into my suitcase, while being large enough to fit the right amount of necessities. In fact, I can fit quite a bit into this bag.

Of course black leather is a safe rocker chic option, but either the white or turquoise version ShopBop is carrying right now really lures me in.

Yesterday afternoon marked the VIP night of this year’s bi-annual Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Since we were co-hosting the sale, Megs and I were invited to enter an hour before the doors opened to the public to check out the goods, mingle with celebs like Michelle Trachtenberg of Gossip Girl and chat with the RM team.

The initial onslaught of shoppers hit right when the doors opened at 4pm.

It is Sample Sale Season again. One thing I have loved about living in NYC is the ability to literally walk down the street and find sample sale after sample sale when the season arrives. One of our favorite SS to attend is Rebecca Minkoff’s, not only because we love her bags but also because we get to host it with Rebecca herself.

Obviously for spring you need to add bright hues to your wardrobe and the fuchsia Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch gets my vote.

Transitioning from The Box last season to a large stage today, Rebecca Minkoff took on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York full-force.

And luckily, both both us and you, we have the exclusive first look of a few Rebecca Minkoff F/W 2011 Bags.

I have the Proenza Schouler Crossbody Pouch along with the bag I am currently carrying from Rebecca Minkoff picked out as my two favorite crossbody bags (with very different prices).

This week we are featuring Rebecca Minkoff‘s favorite holiday picks. With each item, Rebecca also shared why she can not get enough of it and why it would make a great gift (to someone else or for yourself).

Tonight was VIP night of the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Vlad and I had the pleasure to host the event with Rebecca. Believe it or not, this is our first RM Sample Sale to attend. We expected mayhem and tons of bags. We got both, along with the opportunity to meet some amazing PurseBlog readers and PurseForum members.

When we first arrived, the line was already 30 deep.

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