Saturday was our third annual National Handbag Day, and handbag lovers everywhere united to share their love of bags with us! This year, #nationalhandbagday trended on Instagram all day, and as well as on Twitter during part of the day and in certain areas. Seriously, thank you guys for being part of our day!

An aside, but one I think is important to share: I know some people noted there are more important things in this world, and I agree. Our love of bags may seem superficial, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. Sometimes with all that is bad in this world, we just need something we love to lift our spirits. Our bags hold our dearest possessions, some of which are integral to our lives. Bags are what we make of them, and sometimes that includes getting the word out for incredibly important causes, like Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, which we’ve partnered with to help spread awareness about and aid victims of domestic and financial abuse.

But without further ado, here are some of our favorite photos you shared with us on National Handbag Day!

we may be celebrating with @PurseBlog one day late, but everyday is #nationalhandbagday for us!

A photo posted by kate spade new york (@katespadeny) on

When Troopista and Sweet Charity come knocking at your door. #LouboutinWorld #NationalHandbagDay ? @clbruxelles

A photo posted by Christian Louboutin (@louboutinworld) on

Happy #nationalhandbagday! #?

A photo posted by Nordstrom (@nordstrom) on

How we celebrate #NationalHandbagDay

A photo posted by Coach (@coach) on

We’re toasting #NationalHandbagDay with our Izzy tote in an oh-so-chic shade of burgundy!

A photo posted by Michael Kors (@michaelkors) on

?? Ferrari & Birkin …. Before I get in let's take a bag selfie ? #perfectmatch #Ferrari #Hermes #Birkin #NationalHandbagDay

A photo posted by ? Star And The City (@starandthecity) on

Its #NationalHandbagDay ? #nickyhiltonxlineapelle #nickyhiltonbags

A photo posted by Kyle Richards Umansky (@kylerichards18) on

Happy #nationalhandbagday! @purseblog

A photo posted by Mansur Gavriel (@mansurgavriel) on

Happy #nationalhandbagday with my favorite @fendi handbags and #bagcharms ??????? #AnikasTimes

A photo posted by anika_bozic (@anika_bozic) on

Because today it's all about #NationalHandbagDay @purseblog ?? #therollinsonlondon #therollinsonfashion ? by @beckybaileylondon

A photo posted by • The Rollinson London • (@therollinsonlondon) on

#nationalhandbagday & my birthday it is meant to be ? my first ever handbag and my newest shoes ?

A photo posted by januaryscloset (@januaryscloset) on

?????????????#NationalHandbagDay

A photo posted by POPBEE (@popbee) on

Celebrating #NationalHandbagDay

A photo posted by Stuart Vevers (@stuartvevers) on

Like a fruit salad for your arm @Sophie_Hulme ??? #KruppCloset #NationalHandbagDay

A photo posted by Krupp Group (@kruppgroup) on

In light of #nationalhandbagday, here's some of my currently most used out of my collection ??

A photo posted by SYLVIA JADE (@hellosylviaa) on

Happy #nationalhandbagday! @purseblog

A photo posted by Mansur Gavriel (@mansurgavriel) on

For #nationalhandbagday there could only be one ? @fendi

A video posted by Giulia Scalese ? (@thecollecteur) on

Hand held patchwork. #Loewe #LoeweJWA #NationalHandbagDay #PRCfashion

A photo posted by PR Consulting (@prconsulting) on

Swinging into fall. #Ghurka #NationalHandbagDay #PRCfashion

A photo posted by PR Consulting (@prconsulting) on

Instagram told me that it's #nationalhandbagday ? Tag someone who loves purses!

A photo posted by Lionel The Hedgehog (@lionelthehog) on

Happy #nationalhandbagday from a girl who eats, breathes and dreams of handbags!

A photo posted by jaime yogi (@__jaime) on

The only way to celebrate National Handbag Day is to unveil my CL x LV bag! #nationalhandbagday @purseblog

A photo posted by Ashlee White (@ashleewhite23) on

CLASSIQUE ? #nationalhandbagday #saintlaurentparis #saintlaurent

A photo posted by Arvin Olano (@arvinolano) on

Happy #NationalHandbagDay!!! ????? #MommIReallyLikeThisCarrier #YummLeather #Celine #Tietote

A photo posted by Bruce Wayne (@brucewaynethecorgi) on

797 Collection #NationalHandbagDay. Shop the link in bio.

A photo posted by Tory Burch (@toryburch) on

It's #NationalHandbagDay! @purseblog @kennethcole #kcstyle

A photo posted by Katie Rodgers (@paperfashion) on

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A photo posted by Glamour Style (@theglamourstyle) on

Perfect pairings for #nationalhandbagday // #RG @jennaisaacman in The Farrah Skinny

A photo posted by agjeans (@agjeans) on

Let your bag be the star of your outfit today. #NationalHandbagDay

A photo posted by Nine West (@ninewest) on

@muglerofficial celebrates #NationalHandbagDay with the #ColonelBag ? #MuglerBag

A photo posted by Mugler (@muglerofficial) on

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  • Stina Sias

    Love the diversity represented here!

    • I tried to get a really good mix of high/low and all sorts of different bags!

      • Imgoingbroke

        You did a stellar job, Megs. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures. Especially loved slide 18 (Anika Bozik) and all the Fendi’s. I wish!!!

  • Jerri R

    Love the Nine West bag!

  • BabyDietrich

    I wish you would have shown more of “real people” participating in #nationalhandbagday as opposed to corporations and pro bloggers. I saw plenty of people participating!

    • I tried to give a really good mix of brands, bloggers, and handbag lovers. There were so many people who participated and I was so happy to see that. I looked for clean and crisp photos to share, which is how that mix above came to be :)

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  • Kamlin

    Love all the bags!!!????

  • Some of the pictures are so creative and beautiful! This is such a great initiative, thank you purseblog and thank you to the talented and sensitive contributors. At Ellen Vicius we would share our http://ellenvicius.com/wallets picture.

  • Gorgeous bags all around!

  • FashionableLena

    The bag in slide 62 is beautiful.

  • Irene

    Anyone know if the black quilted bag in slide 51 is Rebecca Minkoff?

  • Sparky

    You allude to criticism regarding the occasion (“more important things in this world”). I suppose if we had National Movie Day no one would have a problem with that.

    I don’t have a problem with celebrating things that make people happy be it bags, dogs, cats, cars, family time, whatever. Enjoying a hobby doesn’t make someone superficial.

  • Awesome selection of photos. I think #40 is my favorite photo. Her expression is perfect, ha! And I agree. The world might be a brighter place if we celebrated the good things more often. Obviously people have fun with it :-) Good stuff!

  • Antonia

    Love the Tory Burch bag modeled by Tory herself!!