Over the years, there have been so many great bags that have gotten away, and many of them still haunt me to this day. On top of that, plenty of bags are hard to track down even under ideal circumstances, like seasonal one-offs from my favorite designers or basically anything from Hermes.

When it came time to design Mackage x PurseBlog Nomad Bag, my idea was to make a bag that is ideal for the lady on the move, which I constantly am. When I’m home in NYC, I change my bags out often, but Vlad and I travel a ton and I’m not someone who takes along a bunch of bags when I’m on the road; they’re cumbersome to pack, they could get lost, there’s just too much hassle.

Leading up to National Handbag Day on October 10, we want to share our love for handbags with some of the best editorial, photos, and stories, starting today. I’ve told the story of how Vlad and I started PurseBlog.com so many times to so many people, but I’m not sure that we’ve ever shared it with all of you before.

A few weeks ago, I realized I hadn’t bought a new bag in a while. Don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely love bags; at this point, though, my collection is expansive and I’m surrounded by bags every single day, both of which help curb my consumerism.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a major sweet tooth, and, ok, and a major carb tooth. Give me a carb filled with sweetness, and I’m sold. One of my favorite pastries that I could easily have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a croissant, and it seems the quirky Charlotte Olympia loves this flaky baked good as well.

I’ve been sitting on my hands patiently waiting to share the amazing news of the launch of Canadian designer Mackage into the handbag market for Fall 2013. You may know Mackage for its outerwear, but prepare to know the brand for a line of handbags that are beyond good – way better than you would ever expect from a line’s first foray into the accessory market.

Tomorrow kicks off New York Fashion Week, and we are excited and a wee bit stressed to get started. However, I feel so lucky to be part of the events, and I look forward to sharing the things that I see with you all.

We were so busy enjoying the holidays with our families and friends that I forgot to turn to you guys and see how your holiday went as well. Each year I hope that every little thing I wish for will find its way under my Christmas tree.

Every day at 12 pm EST, I click my way over to MYHABIT to see exactly what they have in store for the day so I can shop amazing items at even better prices. The shipping is so fast (similar to MYHABIT’s parent company, Amazon), and the product selection continues to grow.

About a quarter of the country is being affected by what has been dubbed Frankenstorm Sandy. We are prepared and have our apartment as ready as possible, so now we just sit and wait. Unfortunately, I expect power and internet to go out.

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