We feel incredibly lucky to have so many readers that drop by the site regularly to chat with us about handbags, but we realize that not everyone can spend as much time PurseBlogging as we do. (We are, after all, employed here.) For those of you who just drop by once in a while, we're starting something new: In Case You Missed It, which is an end-of-the-month rundown of the five posts our readers found the most useful, helpful or interesting during the previous five weeks. It's like PB, in digest format.
Prompted by an anecdote about Joni Mitchell, Warren Beatty and a Chanel bag, we asked you guys to contribute your own tales of being shamed for buying yourself a nice bag, and, boy, did you have them. Nearly 150 comments later, your stories of being shamed, put down or assumed stupid because you treat yourself every now and then are still coming. If you didn't get a chance to weigh in before, now's the time.
Online shopping is great, but it doesn't always tell you everything you need to know about a bag. In the first edition of our new series, Megs provides both a visual and written report of what can actually fit comfortably inside the popular Céline Trio Bag.
Fashion Week has come and gone, but Vlad's gorgeous pictures of the best bags he saw outside the shows are still well worth a look.
This Moda Operandi trunk show just ended this morning, but the post is still worth a look if you need a little eye candy in your life. (And don't we all?) In it, you'll find dozens of pictures of rare, limited edition and hard-to-find Chanel bags, many from brand's legendary runway shows.
If you're in the mood for some Chanel fun of a more practical sort, head over to this post--we, along with some helpful commenters, have the scoop on what's happening with Chanel's handbag strategy, classic bags and store closings.