We used to think of backpacks as the typical JanSport most of us wore in grade school, but in more recent years, designers have been churning out some seriously amazing backpacks. These past few years, we’ve seen numerous designer backpacks on the runway, celebrities and supermodels rocking them, and in tons of street style pictures from photographers and style bloggers alike.


While we give our handbags plenty of attention, our trusty wallets that live inside them often go forgotten. That’s why we’re dedicating an entire day to the one thing that keeps our beloved credit cards and cash all in one place…because without them, shopping would be a whole lot harder.


With Christmas around the corner, holiday decorations, winter wonderlands, festive cookies and handfuls of wrapped presents have taken over our Instagram feed. With so many pretty pictures popping up everyday, we took it upon ourselves to round up some of the best of this week.

Everyday Bags

As self-proclaimed purse addicts, it’s no secret we’ve purchased our fair share of impractical bags. You know what I’m talking about – we all have at least one. Chances are we give that impractical bag (that we’ve only worn a handful of times) a lot of love because it’s “special,” but what about our everyday bags?

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We’re more than halfway through the #12DaysofHandbags, and today we’re all about totes. Whether you’re taking it to work or shopping on the weekend, we love that our totes are roomy enough to fit all of our essentials.

Makeup Bags

Most of us are more loyal to our makeup brands than we are ever to our favorite designer labels, so why not have a fancy bag to hold that beloved Chanel Mascara you wonder how you ever lived without?


Clutches hold a special place in our hearts. They’re certainly not the most practical of purses, but something about their small, delicate size instantly makes us feel more glamorous the second we carry them. Take a look below to see where we took our clutches this week.

Tech Cases

There’s no hiding our undying love for our iPads (holding myself back from buying the mini has been a nearly impossible task), and being the handbag obsessors we are, keeping our tech accessories looking chic is always top priority.


It’s Day 3 of #12daysofhandbags, and today we’re going wild for exotics. Here in the PurseBlog offices, we constantly find ourselves obsessing over wildly expensive exotic handbags, which is why today’s top 3 picks are on a whole new level of drool-worthy.

Day 2 Crossbody Bags

In honor of the holiday shopping still left to be done, we’ve dedicated Day 2 of #12DaysofHandbags to keeping your hands free with a crossbody bags. Crossbodies are perfect bag to take holiday shopping, on your morning commute or out for a long night of dancing.