Well, PurseForum Roundup readers, we have passed the mid-September mark and we’re definitely seeing some signs of autumn, both on the PurseForum and out in the wild. This week, we spent some quality time in Handbags and Purses, the Jewelry Box, Chanel and more. We’re glad you could join us, so come on along!

Outfit Accessories

We visited the Wardrobe this week and spent some time in one of our favorite threads on the PurseForum: the Lets Talk Fashion, Glamour, Styling thread for women of a certain age. We found stylin’ susieserb getting ready for a gathering in fine form.

Another favorite thread genre is the stylebook, and this summer bakeacookie got her stylebook “published” right here in this brilliant thread. Another conversation worth a look (or is it?) is the Totally Worth It, Totally Not Worth It thread, which makes for some very interesting reading.

Hermes Enamel Bracelets

In the Jewelry Box, the Ultimate Dream Piece of Jewelry thread was awakened from a long slumber, and wow, our PurseForum members really know how to dream! What’s on your jewelry wish list? We also had a lovely romp in the How Do You Store Your Jewelry thread and found a colorful collection of Hermès enamels from doreenjoy. 

Beaded Bracelet

We also visited the Trollbead Addiction thread; it’s always full of colorful and inspiring creations, including this pretty combination of glass beads and silver assembled by jeep317. There is so much going in the Jewelry Box and plenty of bling to go around!

Exotic Purple Bag

This week in Handbags and Purses, we caught up with the Bag Showcase subforum, where our members post their bag families for the enjoyment of a very, very appreciative audience. We noticed that lilyyy’s thread got a bump this week, thanks to the addition of a gorgeous jumbo Chanel Boy Bag. But the showstopper in her thread was from a while back; if you haven’t caught this fantastic Versace, here is your chance. World of B opened up her handbag closet recently, too, and it is absolutely stunning!

Mansur Gavriel Bags

Handbags and Purses is where we put everything that doesn’t fit in the rest of our bag designer subforums. It’s also where many of our designer forums get their start: Once a designer gains popularity–as evidenced by multiple threads in H&P–a dedicated subforum is not far behind. We have our eyes on Mansur Gavriel at the moment; are we seeing the stirrings of a future subforum? We found some great bags in the threads this week, including this pair of stunners from rdgly.

Don’t miss JetSetGo’s black bucket bag with a surprise interior, and FashBrat’s classic tote with another surprise inside (this time, glittering gold)!

Deadly Ponies Handbag

Also in Handbags and Purses, we wandered over to the Obscure Bags thread and found reckfly’s pretty bags from Deadly Ponies, a line that looks to have a lot of fans already!

Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain Bag

Chanel never disappoints, and this week we found the September purchases thread in full swing. This gold stingray Boy is certainly a teriffic find, and this new addition to drpn23’s collection was appreciated by everyone. Lsm_906 had a first Chanel buyer’s question about her bag, and dianar27rvi and luv2run41 each scored beautiful vintage bags that look as if they haven’t aged a day.


One thing we love about the PurseForum is the surprises, and we found a fabulous one in Home and Garden, where a lamp installation caught our attention. Check out the final product in clu13’s home! Another fun thread worth a visit is the Your Pet Now and Then, a new conversation just getting off the ground with plenty of cute furbabies to enjoy.

Thank you everyone for dropping by. We hope you have a great weekend and week ahead. We will be keeping our eyes on the PurseForum for you and be right back here next week for more reveals and conversations from our favorite fashion destination. See you soon!

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  • Starr

    that beaded bracelet is NOT cute and extremely dated. Appropriate for a grandmas or soccer moms that are shadows of their formally fashionable selves…not cute. I cant jump on the band wagon with this one.

    • Bridget

      That was extremely aggressive. Do less and have a seat.

      • Joshua

        Yes, she should have MANY seats.

    • Sharon Macklin

      Wow…you are a nasty person. Didn’t your mother teach you not to say anything unless you have something nice to say?

    • ElainePG

      Oh, please. It’s not dated… it’s retro. Haven’t you heard of vintage? I don’t do beadwork myself, but I can appreciate people who do, and I can see it being the perfect accent touch with the right outfit. (And there’s no need to be nasty about either grandmas OR soccer moms, either. Nobody stays young forever.)

    • Everyone has different likes and dislikes, but what matters is how we deliver our opinions

      • ElainePG

        Nicely put, Megs.

    • Starr

      …really, I said that an inatimate object was not cute and everyone gets sensitive? Give me a break.

      • Starr

        And yes, there’s nothing wrong with being a grandma or a soccer mom but there is something wrong with jumping on a fashion bandwagon that in my opinion is nothing more than a glorified charm bracelet. I can’t think of a single person that has exceptional style that rocks a troll bracelet. I understand that have purchased these so called troll bracelets and you need to feel justified in your purchase but in my opinion and I’ll state it again it’s not cute…

  • Renee

    I love the beautiful bag with the zips.. Does the gold lettering really say “deadly ponies” on the front? When I try to zoom in on it it blurs. I really love it

  • Lisa

    The light fixture is cool looking. It sort of looks like giant Fabergé eggs. I bet it sparkles like crazy. And I’m super jealous of whomever was lucky enough to get the CHANEL gold stingray boy bag. I personally think it’s a stunning bag. Congratulations!

    • I wish I had ceilings large enough for a light fixture like that, it is so cool!

  • kemilia

    I look forward to this every week–it takes me to other TPF sites that I generally have never explored (Obscure Handbags–who knew?).
    And I happen to like my Troll bead bracelet (and no, that one is not mine), and I am NOT a grandma nor soccer mom, and even if I were, there is no need to make such a nasty comment, sheesh.

    • Glad you like these roundups, I love getting to visit different parts of the forum too – it’s so vast and that makes it hard for me to see everything too!

  • viennaprinzessin

    Hey, I was a soccer mom, technically a ski mom, when I was 24! And no one thought I was frumpy or old. They still don’t.

  • That stingray Chanel boy bag is everything! The perfect shade of gold.