After a long and amazing week at South by Southwest, it feels good to finally be back in New York (minus the cold weather, of course). Last Thursday, Amanda and I jetted off Austin to spend a week at SXSW Interactive, attending thought-provoking panels and keynotes, eating tons of delicious food, exploring the city with great bags and making new friends.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with SXSW, it’s an annual music, film and interactive conference that takes place over a three week time period in Austin, Texas. The Interactive portion is primarily focused on digital creativity and emerging technologies. There are presentations and panels from some of the biggest people in the digital world, trade shows, networking events and an endless amount of parties to attend.

From our flight to our food, we documented just about every step of the trip to give you a look at the PurseBlog team’s SXSW experience. Take a look some of the highlights from our trip and the places we visited.

March has finally arrived, and while it may not be snowing anymore, it certainly doesn’t feel like spring to us. As the cold weather continues in New York, our bags remain filled with plenty of chapstick, moisturizer and scarves galore. That’s why in this week’s #PBWIMB we asked you to dig deep into the bottoms of your bags and show us what you were carrying inside. Take a look at our favorite snapshots and continue to send us more pictures of your bag beauties!

For a chance to be featured, make sure to follow us on Instagram and tag your pictures with #PBWIMB.

Head over to our sole sister TalkShoes to see the best shoestagrams of the week and follow her feet here.

If there’s one thing we’ll never get sick of seeing on Instagram, it’s great handbags. (Okay, food and puppies are on that list too.) While it’s no secret that we’re huge lovers of all things Hermès in the PurseBlog offices, we’re most definitely not alone. We combed through layers of hashtags and pictures to find some serious drool-worthy Hermès bags and bracelets on Instagram that will most likely keep you salivating for hours to come.

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According to this week’s #PBWIMB Instagram Roundup, I think I can confidently say everyone (or nearly everyone) is a fan of Chanel. Here at PurseBlog Headquarters, we see plenty of Chanel on a daily basis, but this week on Instagram it was particularly apparent, and we’re certainly not complaining. Take a look below at all things Chanel with sprinkles of Hermes and Celine.

Keep on submitting your bag photos by hashtagging #PBWIMB and following us on Instagram. To show off your shoes, follow our sole sister TalkShoes and tag #ShowMyShoes.

The runway shows during fashion week are great, but one of our favorite things to do during the week is see what bags some of fashion’s favorite insiders are carrying. Most people use fashion week as an opportunity to break out their weirdest bags or their most covetable fashion items, and trust us when we say that they certainly did just that. We often found ourselves drooling over some serious arm candy outside Lincoln Center.

Take a look at some of our favorite handbag Instagrams of the week, and for more bag love, make sure to check out Vlad’s amazing street style bag roundups. Beware: May cause impulse buys or slight heart palpitations.

Maybe it’s the fact that New York Fashion Week has officially started, but this week’s #PBWIMB Instagram Roundup was particularly fabulous. With a Chanel trifecta, a double dose of Prada, a beautiful Hermes and more, it’s no wonder I’m feeling some serious bag envy.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag #PBWIMB for a chance to be featured on our favorite picks of the week! (more…)

The end of January is here, which means we’re that much closer to warm weather. While we anxiously await sunny days filled with tanner skin and lighter jackets, we’ve found ourselves getting lost in the exotic locations popping up on our Instagram feed. If you’re in need of a little getaway without having to go far too far, just take a look below at some of our favorite vacation Instagrams of the week. The best part is, no sunscreen required. (more…)

The end of January is when we usually decide we’re officially over winter and start dreaming of warmer times and sunny weather. It’s clear all of you are in a similar boat, judging by the colorful bags we saw this week in your #PBWIMB Instagrams this week. Take a look at some of our favorite snapshots, and this week there was even a video in the mix!

Continue to send us pictures of your what’s in your bag and your purse adventures for a chance to be featured! Make sure to tag #PBWIMB and follow us on Instagram. (more…)

The weather outside doesn’t show it, but inside stores it’s beginning to look a lot like spring. With the long-awaited arrival of spring accessories, pastels and brightly colored bags are beginning to pop up everywhere. While we may have to wait a few more months for the weather to warm up, our Instagram feed has had us dreaming of pretty flowers and all things pink.

This week, we rounded up plenty of pink and fresh blooms that will be sure to brighten anyone’s day. Take a look at the gallery to see the prettiest snapshots we found on our feed this week!

It’s been a while since our last #PBWIMB Instagram Roundup, what with all of the holiday chaos that went on these past couple months, but we’re back, and the bags you photographed look better than ever. Judging by the bags we’ve seen on our feeds lately, either all of you were on the nice list this year, or you treated yourselves to some seriously good arm candy. Take a look at the gallery below to see if your Instagram was picked in our favorites of the week.

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