When I think of trends in fashion or accessories, I always visualize them as a swinging pendulum. As soon as something reaches the nadir of cool, it immediately starts its journey back to the other end of the spectrum; some things take longer than others to complete that swing, but in a market that feeds on aesthetic nostalgia, anything that was very cool at one time will almost certainly regain the title eventually, in some form.


The rich textures that make up a cold-weather wardrobe are undeniably more luxurious than the thin textiles and woven straws of the summer months, but anything that luxe comes with a price. Because we believe in looking for good values even when shopping high-end things, we’re big fans of shearling, and this winter’s crop of bags is full of it.


Even if you’re not a fan of chilly mornings or pumpkin-flavored things, you have to admit fall’s cozy wardrobe is a welcome change after months in cotton and linen. And we’re not just talking about sweaters and coats; fall bags are a wonderful opportunity to add rich textures to your look, and Amazon Fashion has a wide range of beautiful options, including bags in calf hair, velvet, suede and quilted leather.


If you’ve made your way to PurseBlog on this day or any other, it’s safe to say that you have champagne tastes, no matter whether you have the budget to match. We know what it’s like not to be able to buy everything you want (we spend all day looking at designer handbags, remember), so today we have some bags that may help.


Even though not every runway trend makes it to real life (thank goodness), we noticed one from the recently completed Spring 2016 shows that’s as close to a sure thing as it gets: tailored flap shoulder bags of all kinds.


If you’ve looked around the your favorite department store in the past couple seasons and felt like everything there, from itty bitty micro bags to toy-like bag charms, was designed for kids, there’s a good reason for it: luxury brands are looking to younger consumers with lower incomes to bolster sales.


Today marks the beginning of what we call PurseBlog Summer Break, in which the team takes a few days to relax before fall kicks into high gear and we all run around like crazy people at New York Fashion Week.


Every few years, designers try to give belt bags (often known in the US by their more pedestrian name: fanny packs) their day in the sun, usually to limited-at-best success. These pushes usually coincide with a general trend toward 70s neo-bohemian fashion, and since that’s what we’re in the middle of right now, there are suddenly a lot of belt bags available.


Mini bag haters, shield your eyes. As fall arrivals come in left and right, designers have somehow found even more bags to shrink down, including a bunch that had somehow escaped the mini treatment in the past.


Tan, which was spring’s biggest neutral, will still be going strong into fall, but it’s got another gorgeous shade joining it for the cooler weather: burgundy. Wine-colored bags have been popular for fall for a few years running now, and it’s not exactly difficult to see why.