I have a confession: I’ve never owned a Tod’s bag. Don’t get me wrong, the brand makes some absolutely beautiful bags, but I’ve always been more drawn to its shoes, namely the iconic driving loafers. With occasional exception, the bags usually don’t speak to me – that is, until now. I am positively obsessed with this bag, in every way possible. It is stunning, simple, and from the moment I laid my eyes on it, all I wanted was to pet it, own it and carry it.

The soft grain leather with offsetting tonal side panels forms one of the most alluring bags I have seen in months. There is something about the shape of the bag, the color options and the finished product that makes the Tod’s Tote Bag the bag I can not stop wanting needing this Wednesday. (more…)

It’s been a while since we’ve put up a Want It Wednesday post, and it’s also been a while since I’ve really wanted a Michael Kors bag. Don’t get me wrong, Kors’ bags are highly wearable and I can barely make it down a block in New York City without seeing one on someone’s arm, but some of the bags simply don’t speak to me. This is not the case when it comes to the Michael Kors Collection Gia Top Zip Satchel, however. This bag speaks to me on many levels and I want nothing more than to add it to my collection and make a special place for Michael Kors in my closet.

Between the structure, the different combinations of materials and the shape, I really think this Michael Kors bag is a great staple for fall and winter. (more…)

Hello Summer! We are hiding inside today, with the AC on full blast and the shades down to keep the sweltering heat from entering PurseBlog headquarters. But no matter how hot it is, we always have our minds on the next thing we want to add to our collections. From the coveted Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket to a long statement necklace to a great summer cover-up, the PurseBlog team has a new list of things we want this Wednesday. (more…)

I have said it plenty of times before, but right now I am on a self-imposed shopping ban. It is easy to get wrapped up in the world of shopping, especially when running a website like mine, but I need to go through my closet, evaluate everything I have and edit before I continue to constantly add. But you know what? Shopping bans are made to be broken, and this bag gives me a major fashion itch.

Valentino continues to wow me with their Rockstud collection. I keep wanting a Rockstud, but for some reason, I can’t commit. I want so badly to commit to this version, the Valentino Crocodile Rockstud Envelope Clutch, which is like the Hermes Kelly Longue taken to the next level. (more…)

The weather has been toying with our wardrobe emotions, but one sure thing is that warm weather is to come. The PurseBlog team loves to shop and loves to plan for our next purchases, even those that aren’t bag-related. This week, we all have a different item we are wanting but somehow all three look incredibly chic together. And this is one of the first weeks I have fallen in love with everything on our Want it Wednesday list. From a chic leather jacket to a bright blue statement necklace to studded Chloe boots, check out what items the PurseBlog team covets this week. (more…)

Another Wednesday means another day for the PurseBlog team to huddle together and discuss the items we want. Let’s be honest, we do this everyday, but we only share it with you on Wednesdays. From funky cat eye sunglasses to a brightly colored handbag to a sparkly bracelet, we all found super cool items that we want to add to our wardrobe this week. Best part is all three work perfectly together. I call dibs… on all of it. (more…)

This week the PurseBlog team is itching to add a few new pieces to our spring wardrobes. Whether it be a seriously comfy All Saints graphic t-shirt or a pair of in-your-face colorblocked platform pumps, we all have a little something we want this week. So click below to see what Amanda, Hilary and I are coveting! (more…)

The PurseBlog team is growing! We recently hired a new Director of Marketing and Sales, Hilary. You will get to know Hilary more through PurseBlog posts (and follow her on Twitter too!). This week we are changing up Want it Wednesday by having Amanda, Hilary, and myself tell you each of our favorite things of the moment. From a funky floral pair of jeans to black and silver sandals to a great new bag, we are sharing with you our PurseBlog team wants this Wednesday. (more…)

Looking through street style photos during Fashion Week is always fun and almost always makes me start doing mental budget math to see if I can maybe, possibly justify the purchase of, say, a giant feather-covered coat this month, but rarely do street style photos stop me in my tracks. Yesterday, while flipping through Phil Oh’s shots for Vogue.com, that’s exactly what happened. Holy shoes, you guys. I can’t think of a single piece that more deserves to be the object of our Want It Wednesday affections than the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pollock. (more…)

PurseBlog may be a site about designer handbags, but more importantly it is about the woman who loves designer handbags. She lives a certain lifestyle, she loves her jewelry, sunglasses, wallet, and clothing. She may style her outfit around her bag, but she is very aware of everything she is wearing. This woman is me. In fact, she is every handbag lover I know.

Recently I’ve been going gaga for jewelry. I blame it partially on Man Repeller and her Arm Party and partially on the fact that I simply love accessories. DANNIJO is a jewelry line designed by two very chic sisters that I adore for their funky, contemporary aesthetic, an aesthetic that is entirely me. (more…)

Follow Closely