If you are as addicted to the PurseForum as we are, by now you’ve noticed that the forum is down for maintenance for the day. The really good news is when tPF is back up and running, we have a brand new forum platform to showcase that I know you will all love! Gone are the issues many have complained about with the old software and in its place will be a fresh new look that you can customize and reliably enjoy across all your devices.

While you wait it out, browse around PurseBlog and of course chat with your tPF friends below in the comments section while Vlad and the tech team work on the transfer. We are so excited to show you the brand new PurseForum after the maintenance. Thank you for your patience!

Late night update: The forums have been successfully converted, but there’s more to be adjusted prior to being able to launch smoothly. We are aiming to get you TPF back in its full glory around noon EST. Thanks for being patient!

Wednesday Update: The forums are pretty much set up, tweaking permissions, and running a few necessary processes to prep TPF for reopening! We are conservatively estimating we’ll be ready to open the forums again around 8pm EST! Thanks again for being patient.

Wednesday Evening Update: The forum is done. The switch has been made. Depending on your Internet Service Provider, you should be able to access the new PurseForum in a few minutes!

cheers

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  • Sparkletastic

    Yay! This is exciting!

    • Only a year in the making ;)

      • SunnyQ

        Looking forward to seeing the changes!

  • Brigitte Oca

    Cool. It’s more exciting. Can’t wait already
    :) ^-^

  • Lisa

    Can’t wait to see what it looks like! TPF is one of my most visited sites.

    • I feel like you’ll visit it more – new site is so good. It’s different, but really user friendly and has many more features!

      • melissatrv

        One of the main things on my wish list is a “like” button on some variation of that. Sometimes you want to like a post but not necessarily comment. I just hope the interface is not ugly and bloated like Reddit

      • It’s coming!!! There is a like button for posts now :) :)

        And I don’t think it’s bloated – it’s still straight forward and very easy to use. There are going to be 2 homepage options, one that’s new and customized and the other will look like the old tPF homepage.

      • melissatrv

        Yay, I am so excited!

      • Mary

        I think I am the one of the few that dislikes the like button.
        When we had the stars before, I felt it turned into a popularity contest.

      • Ya, I do get that – but overall I think it will be helpful especially since most social platforms have moved this way

      • Vigee

        Love the idea of a LIKE button, bring it on!

      • paula3boys

        Glad there will be a like button. I wish there was a way to unfollow a thread I previously wanted to follow so it wouldn’t be in my “participated” list (on the app).

      • klynneann

        I don’t know how you unsubscribe to a thread using the app, but it’s pretty easy to do on a computer via the website. Click on your name at the top and go to Subscribed threads. From there you can delete threads or update how frequently you want to receive notification of posts.

      • Jane

        I’ve found http://we-adore.com to be much better…just my opinion though!

      • Hclubfan

        I miss you guys, Megs and Vlad! Been checking tpf a few times today to see if it’s up and running (“you know you’re addicted when…”). Can’t wait to see our new playground!

      • It’s coming soon! The new playground is really fun, lots of new toys!

      • RandComm

        Will it have a thumbs up button? I like those site where you see that 5 people ‘thumbs’ed up’ someone.

      • Vigee

        That is great news, my H SA asks me for tips to navigate the old site, lol.

  • So while we wait – let’s chat!! What bag are you carrying today ladies and gents?

    • Sarah

      My Céline box bag!

    • Doodles78

      Chanel classic flap jumbo– in durable caviar because it has been raining off and on for weeks! It cheers me up.

    • liznaj

      Chanel mini flap in black caviar!

    • ElainePG

      Balenciaga City in Curry… a real pop of yellow!

    • Sparkletastic

      Chanel black shimmer patent jumbo w/SHW.

    • Lisa

      Traveling today so bringing my trusty Longchamp expandable le pliage in bilberry for carry on.

      • Alana Smith

        Lmk

      • Alana Smith

        Real

      • Alisa G

        I would like to be carrying a new Hermes but I need some help on authenticating it before I make the purchase and the site is down :(

    • Gayle

      My Vegan Leather Java Street Crossbody in Wine, from Free People <33.

    • Louish

      LV Petit Noe in black epi leather. It can carry so much and goes with everything

    • Jill Flewitt

      Louis Vuitton monogram Speedy B 30

    • Jeanny

      Chanel grand shopping tote in black with gold hardware

    • Janice Williams

      My 2 week old Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Mono. It was very wet this morning in London so I had to chuck her in a carrier bag lol! So undignified :D

    • Amazona

      Came back from a 2-day trip today, carrying a Le Pliage MSH Myrtille, Peak Performance canvas tote (it has a photo print of half naked guys on it!) and I also had my pink MbMJ Percy with me.

    • Jenny

      My favorite spring bag, Hermes Picotin GM

    • Crazy Waffle

      Hi I’ve been carrying my Louis Vuitton alma BB and my Emilie wallet, sun case,lipgloss?

    • Haley

      Damier azur neverfull gm

    • Eesha

      Lady Dior mini!

    • Manolos21

      Fendi Petit 2Jours Monster (black with the pink eyes).

    • Andrea Burman

      LV Totally GM today. I bought it as a work bag but I also use it as a purse sometimes, such as today. My work bag is a Michael Kors Jet Set.

    • Eva Leong

      Philip Lim Pashli in Medium size! Looking at everyone’s comment thinking I need an upgrade.

    • KrisTea

      Mbmj Natasha Q Natasha. I’m impressed at how much I can toss in it.

    • canderson22

      LV Galliera PM…love this bag!

    • Rob Young

      This gentleman is rockin’ Louboutin Hot Chick 130 black-patent, with black shiny Giani Bernini purse. I save my $$ for pricey designer pumps, I go “economy” on bags. Bernini at Macy’s is plenty good for me!

    • Rob Young

      This gentleman is going with Giani Bernini black shiny shoulder purse, bought at Macy’s. I save my $$ for the pricey designer Louboutins! Esp Pigalle 120, one of my all time faves..

    • _Lee

      My new Le Boy!

    • Tinsley Proust

      Navy Chanel GST. Simple and practical.

  • Crow

    Uh oh, change!

    • Haha I know I know… I’m waiting for the GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY! ;)

  • Y Ajayi

    I am having withdrawal symptoms…:(

    • Sarah

      Same!!! Come back tPF!

      • paula3boys

        No kidding. All day is too long!

      • I know it’s long! But it was desperately needed!

      • paula3boys

        Do we have an idea how much longer? It has been more than 10 hours! Having withdrawals here! lol

      • Guys are still working on it! We have 3 people full time working on this that started at 10 am yesterday morning and between the 3 of them are running on about 4 hours of sleep right now within the last 30+ hours!!

    • Amazona

      I did have a mini crisis, I usually come by several times a day and I need my fix. PLEEEEEAAAASE hurry!

  • Antonia

    So excited to see the new website but it’s going to seem like forever! :( I agree, it’s one of the most visited sites I go to!

    • Mima Laptes

      Even though I’m not posting all the time, I read a lot on TPF, so now I’m starting having withdrawal symptoms too :D
      Andral

  • Gayle

    Very excited! I’ve been a member for…omg, maybe over a decade now? Hope I’ll be able to follow the new format, lol! Even though I’ve fully stopped carrying leather, I am still very into (vegan) handbags and continuously obsessed with accessories, jewelry and the like. For today, I am carrying my Vegan Leather Java Street Crossbody in Wine, from Free People!

    • Cleo’s Diamonds

      I can suggest http://cleosdiamonds.com/ for jewelry shopping. Best quality jewelry for best prices! You are always welcome!

    • Haha I know! The good news is there are two options on the new forum – one will look very new and the other will be much more familiar!

  • paula3boys

    Can you change the iPhone app back to the way it was? I don’t think the newest version is good.

    • The new version is no good at all. Problem is we didn’t code it, it’s from an app developer that makes forum friendly apps. The new software is so good and renders great on mobile, so I foresee more people just using that – it’s what I plan to do. Then we can look at having a better app made!

      • paula3boys

        Thank you for the update Megs. I used to go on my iPad or iPhone all the time, but now I really detest it. I guess I will do that until the app is better.

      • The new mobile version is really awesome on mobile! I’ve played with it quite a bit and it’s a great browsing experience. I think it will make the app obsolete and make you and everyone else using mobile very happy!

  • SH

    Oh can’t wait for you to return! But I need help…now! Lol. I purchased an Hermès Evelyne TPM online yesterday and today my order was canceled. :/ I called customer service and all they could say was the system could not process my order, that’s it! Has this happened to anyone else? She comfirmed it wasn’t a stock issue, and my other items were also canceled. I find it all very mysterious, suspicious.

    • Shia

      Interesting…I had this happen too. But I did not lose any money thankfully. A friend of mine just recently told me about http://we-adore.com. They have a super cute site, you should check it out. I just bought an Anya Hindmarch from there recently!

    • Jenny

      That happened to me a while back when I ordered a wallet and several items. I read somewhere that if you place orders for too many items at once, your order could get cancelled. So I re-ordered only the wallet, and the order went through. Not sure if it was because it was my first time ordering on their site. Good luck!

      • SH

        Thanks for letting me know! I’m going to try to re-order the smaller items, just two things, and hopefully it will go through. I know it’s it’s in stock, darn it! Haha

    • klynneann

      It happens all the time! I think it’s because some of their inventory comes directly from a store rather than a warehouse, so it’s not always up to date. Incredibly frustrating! It’s happened to a lot of people. Good luck with your smaller order, hopefully that one will go through.

  • Kris

    Black Gucci bamboo shopper tote!

  • Jaime

    Halzan – I’m thinking to get one. You think it will be a big hit?

    • klynneann

      I love my Halzan. But I have the original, which is unlined. I don’t love the look of the lined one as much, but it’s still a beautiful bag. And incredibly versatile!

  • Odysseus Christoforidis

    Hello! i am thinking to get a nice men’s wallet :) cant decide between prada, louis vuitton or burberry? any suggestions? would like it to be able to hold an id card as well! thanks!!!

    • Odysseus Christoforidis

      Anyone? :D

      • I got Vlad a LV wallet and it holds up so well! Which one are you looking at?

      • Odysseus Christoforidis

        any link to it so i check it out? :D

      • Jenny

        My vote would be for the Louis Vuitton. For men’s wallet, I like Damier graphite canvas, Taiga leather, and Taurillion leather.

      • Mary

        I would say LV, as well.
        I bought my DS one for his senior year in HS. That was 10 years ago and even with teen abuse it has held up well.

      • Vigee

        LV will last forever! I am a die-hard H addict and and my LV wallet still looks brand new.

  • Rae

    Having tPF withdrawals but at least the Blog is up so I’m getting my Gucci fix. I can’t even deal with how much I love their direction.

  • CQ

    missing the ebay and the authenticate it forums. Checking out a seller and need my trust TPFers feedback. Seller has had 5 ebay ID name changes in 10 years the most recent being a month ago…Probably a sign I should stay away

    • Jill Flewitt

      Leave skid marks hon

    • Joe

      So what? It’s the feedback /reputation and photos that matter. I change mine once a year or so for fun!

    • Mary

      On the other had they have been on for 10 year.
      How are the reviews?

  • JY

    Excited to see the new look…Time goes so slow without TPF…Will you consider opening more Sub-forums for brands such as Moynat, Loewe or Delvaux? Since they are getting more notice and popular. There are a lot TPFers are hoping this will comes true.

    • Yes! If we see the need, we will definitely open more subforums! Make sure you post a thread in feedback dropbox to share what you are looking for and if we see there’s enough chatter, we will add it!

      • Eva Leong

        We need more shoe talk in the forum now that Talk Shoes is gone :(

      • What do you think we should add to the shoe forum area?

      • Eva Leong

        More subcategories for brands, I think there is only 2 subcategories now and all the rest falls under the glass slipper? And I think a fits guide for various brands would be very handy! :)

  • Celine

    Shall I buy a Cartier gold love bracelet or a Hermes Lindy 30 in gold color?

    • Jenny

      Have you tried the Lindy 26? I like that size more than the 30.

  • Jill Flewitt

    I’m here at Tread Quarters getting work done on my car. I wish TPF was up to help me kill time. I’d much rather spend $300-400 toward a bag vs car repairs

  • Celine

    Would you invest in a Cartier love bracelet or a Hermes Lindy bag?

    • Really depends – was the Lindy going to be your expensive handbag of your collection, that special everyday bag? Both are lovely

    • Vigee

      Cartier Love Bracelet, hands down!

      • Bari Corbin

        Agree!

  • crisbac

    Fendi small black By The way. Can’t wait to see the new platform! Fan di Fendi <3

    • love the By the Way! Which one do you have?

      • crisbac

        Hi, Megs! :) I have the one that is all black without details because I love carrying buggies with it! ;)

      • lisa

        megs can you please tell me what year Chanel changed the interior of the black classic from black to burgundy?

  • Vlad Dusil

    Letting you know that everything is going smoothly with the transition. We’re working hard on making sure all existing users and their posts, threads, and pictures are being transferred acurately. Thanks again for your patience, we really hope to get this finished by the end of the day!

    While you’re waiting, let’s all get comfy! What’s your username on TPF? I’m vlad ?

  • lisa

    Hi can anyone tell me what year Chanel changed interior of classic flap from black to burgundy?

  • lisa

    Oh and carrying my goyard tote today and every week day ?

    • Vigee

      As much as I love my H Bs/Ks, a Goyard tote is on my wish list :)

      • lisa

        Oh I just love it so much I need another colour though!

    • Same! Big St. Louis in black. Monstrous, indestructible, and under the radar (in my workplace anyway).

  • Jill

    Can’t wait to see the tpf update. I’m only carrying a canvas tote today, no special brand, but I did pull out my Hermes Jige in Rouge Vif boxcalf to get ready to take out this weekend!

    • Bari Corbin

      Better post in the H clutch thread!

    • Jenny

      I’m planning on using mine black Noir Jige elan this weekend too.

    • Yep, better post, bag sounds gorgeous!

  • Crazy Waffle

    Hi

    I’m new in this bag world and add like to get som advices about at purches I want make. It is the delightful mm, and I’m just not sure why at print to get. I like all of them pleas some tips..?

    • yc

      I love the brown check print! I have a neverfull in brown check i purchased 3 years ago and i do not take care of my purses. At least not that one. It is my everyday bag and still in excellent condition! It introduced me to gucci, burberry givenchy and louboutinn purses tho lol a start to a new addiction!

  • Loupdeloo

    YOU GUYS. I bought an SLG today without being able to consult TPF. I feel unhinged! LOL. Anyone else make any “unsupervised” purchases?

    • H. for H.

      I wasn;t really looking to buy anything, TPF usually keeps me occupied, but this was such a great deal. Free shipping and it isn’t final sale/returnable. http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446880110&R=5045491130695&P_name=Burberry&sid=1555052EA252&Ntt=burberry+fur-collar+trenchcoat&N=0&bmUID=llgFLp9

      • Loupdeloo

        Oooh that’s a beaut.

      • klynneann

        Wow, great buy.

    • Hels

      LOL! I’m almost at that point too… I think I shall wait till everything is back on line BUT UGH SO tempting to press that BUY button!

      • Loupdeloo

        HAVE STRENGTH MY FRIEND! LOL. :)

    • Andral

      LOL, that’s a good one!

      • Loupdeloo

        I have no idea how I ever bought anything before. I can’t do it alone. LOL.

    • Well can’t wait until the forum is back so you can share it with us!!

    • Caitlin Burrows

      I’m like that with nail polish. If I really like a color and am not sure if it looks like a dupe I already have, I have to post swatches of both with a “What say you?” before I make a final decision to buy it.

  • Eesha

    Has anyone been to see the new Chanel Paris to Rome collection? Heard it launched in London on Monday! I am off to London early morning today, is there anything anyone would recommend? I am mainly going there to purchase a card holder / small purse but also love the multi coloured boy bag that I have seen pictures off!

  • heather441

    Exciting! Can we also get an overhaul on the mods. Some are insanely unpleasant.

    • You can always send me a PM on the forum if you’re having an issue with a particular mod :)

  • Mary

    LV, Totally GM, azure :)

  • treblemaker

    Are there going to be changes on the app too? I’ve written a few times on the sub-thread that I no longer get notifications on the app for probably a year now but haven’t gotten a response, and missed many messages this way. Hope this will be addressed. Also, I keep accidentally or almost accidentally “reporting” a post on the app when I want to quote. I would really hope the “report” button is not used as often as the “quote” and for it to be moved more to the right.
    Thanks guys!!
    *NYC* Princess

    • Vlad Dusil

      The app is pretty garbage in the sense that I have very little control over the development. My hope is that the new site will be able to replace the app entirely for most users.

      • treblemaker

        Meaning it will load well on mobile phones? I think people’s current use of their phones for everything (including myself) will make it difficult to drive primary use back to a computer. Thanks!

      • Vlad Dusil

        The new site was built prioritizing the mobile & tablets experience, that was the main goal. TPF had suffered in that department for years.

      • I’ve been playing with the new site on mobile and it truly works beautifully and is easy to upload photos etc. It will make the app really look horrible (bc it is). If we find people still want an app for the forum, we can see about developing that going forward – but to be honest the new site renders so well on mobile! Make sure to post in feedback if you agree or have suggestions to make it better.

        And ya, the current app is truly no good

      • treblemaker

        Thanks Megs and Vlad! Glad to know the mobile experience is being addressed!

  • Debra Lisa Robertson

    My Louis Vuitton Pallas bb in noir…nice and carefree…????

  • Venessa

    LV Palermo PM…looking forward to the new TPF

  • Lisa

    I had so many nice luxury bag sightings today – Hermes Evelyne PM in gold, Mulberry classic bays in black with brass hardware, a Celine mini luggage in black, so many LV: a well-worn NF MM in damier azur stands out in my mind. What bag sightings do you guys want to get off your chest? LOL. I am going through withdrawal, obviously!

    • Loupdeloo

      LOL, love this. I don’t usually spot too many special bags in my day-to-day life, but my daughter attends a hoity-toity preschool, and at her end-of-year show, it was wall-to-wall LV, Celine, and I even saw a gorgeous, lush, orange Hermes Picotin up close in a crowded hallway! I wanted to sniff the leather, but I restrained myself!

      • Lisa

        Hahaha Ohhh H leather is absolutely lush. I don’t blame you at all! Funnily enough I found all those bags yday in the airport. People are such chic travelers!

    • liznaj

      Spotted a cute LV alma bb in noir epi at a restaurant and a LV tournon hobo on a grocery run. People in my area really like LV!

      • Lisa

        Love the alma bb’s cuteness. LV is super popular in my area as well!

  • Jennifer G.

    Does anyone know the name of this bag and when it was produced as well as when it was discontinued?

    • Haute Crush

      Hi Jennifer, it looks like the monogram Cite MM, I’ve seen them up to at least 2004, hope that helps!

  • Eva Leong

    Was trying to consult TPF on my recent purchase for the Gianvito Rossi plexi pumps and discovered that the site is down :'( Last time I checked, everyone said it fit TTS but I got mine in my usual size (US9, EU39) and it was so tight… the length was just right but the width was so narrow that my feet look slightly contorted.

    Anyone here tried to return anything to Harrods before? I am so unsure about the returns policy…. whether I would get my duties back and if I need to pay duties for the shoes to be sent back? Oh the woes of living in a place with no luxury shops.

  • Arlene Owen

    Hi Ladies! I’m hoping some one can help me with my dilemma. My hubby recently purchased me a Chloe Faye medium Python bag for my 40th birthday and since we live in California it’s banned from getting shipped to me, so we’re going to have it shipped to my mother in law in Kansas, and have her re-ship it to me. The SA at Neiman Marcus said it should be totally OK. That, or go to NY to purchase the bag and bring it to CA. is this really OK?? And will I get fined if I wear it in California??? Please help! Thanks! xo

    • Chronic
      • Arlene Owen

        Thanks!!

    • Mary

      I an on my phone, so I did read the article….
      But, I have had stuff shipped to my folks and then shipped to me.
      No one seems to even notice.

      • Arlene Owen

        Thanks, I feel better!!

    • Aurore de La Gorce

      Why is it banned ? I don’t understand. You can ship anything anywhere in France.

    • Lily

      I think you can bring it back from NY or your mother in law can ship it to you. NM just can’t sell it to you across state lines into California. You can bring it back into the state EXCEPT it is illegal if you bring it back with intent to Sell. Hopefully Kansas doesn’t have a NM shop and then you don’t have to pay sales tax :)

  • Alana Smith

    Hi

  • Alana Smith

    Can u help me to see if u think this bag is authentic

  • Catherine

    Hermes Birkin or Cartier love bracelet in white gold? The struggle is real (have a Birkin but another one is still a good idea lol)

    • Alana Smith

      Cartier

    • Nikki

      You can’t go wrong with either but if you already have a Birkin get the bracelet…you’ll love it

    • H. for H.

      One can never have too many Birkins ;)

    • lisa

      Definitely cartier

    • I love both (and have both), but the H carries its value better in case that’s a factor!

    • Cartier!

  • Alana Smith

    Ok ladies please tell mex if u think this bag is real

    • Alana Smith

      Posted pictures?

  • Hclubfan

    When do you expect to have the site back up and running??

  • Alana Smith

    Do u think it’s real ??

    • Tinsley Proust

      Handles make it look fake to me. However, I’m not expert.

  • J

    Guys help me with my next bag purchase! Should i get the Saint Laurent college bag in black with silver or gold hardware??? I currently own the following bags: PS 11 black mini, AW mini black emile with rosegold hw and a Givenchy antigona with silver hw. A bit of style background. I wear all black with silver jewellery mostly. I don’t know whether I need to fill the gap and add a gold hw bag or just stick to silver?

    • Tinsley Proust

      Silver.

  • Khira

    I’m happy I ran across this site! I am thinking about purchasing my first luxury bag (yayyy!) as a celebration gift (internship/college senior/I just want one/blah, lol) — anyways , I was thinking about a LV Neverfull GM? Is this a good purchase to start my collection? I’ve done a lot of research and I believe she might be the one, lol.

    • Nikki

      I think that’s a great first piece. I have a GM in DE and it’s my most used piece…you’ll love it?

    • Loupdeloo

      I think it’s great. In my opinion, the best first piece is a piece that you will use daily and really get to know & love. The Neverfull is SO useful and easy to use! The GM size is quite large, but if you’ve tried it on and it works for you, go forth and enjoy!!

  • Yoshi1296

    Oh boy not having TPF today made me visit a bunch of shopping sites instead and now I have like 300 things added to my wishlist. I can hear my wallet crying LOL!

    • Loupdeloo

      I agree – much safer to look at pictures of other people’s purses than purses that are for sale!

  • Csjdi Salamida

    Hi ladies, I had a question about CTR. Can you still buy now & then price adjust during CTR? I was told by an SA that they no longer do that but I just wanted to double check. Thanks in advance!

    • KrisTea

      No more price adjusting. It ended during the last clear the rack.

      • klynneann

        Ugh, I only took advantage of the PA a couple times, but still – that’s a bummer.

  • Becky Choi

    Mini diorever in peach orange!!

  • Rob Young

    Hello, I think Purseblog is one of the best managed forums. The upgraded version should be pretty darn good! I have TPF to thank for hooking me up with my new fave stiletto pumps, Louboutin Hot Chick 130. What an AMAZING shoe!

  • MARÍA JOSÉ

    aalinne_72

    Comes from a former spy woman from the CIA called Aline!. She married to a spanish lord. 72, my birthday :)

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  • Naima Hasan

    I bought my very first Chanel – and wanted to ask the people at Chanel forum a few questions but the site is down!

    I have 2 weeks to exchange – but I’m not sure what to do. I bought a small navy Mademoiselle Vintage – so it’s a seasonal bag. I’m not sure if your first Chanel should be a classic or seasonal is ok? Only thing is – I can’t afford a M/L classic flap or a boy – I would most likely only be able to afford a mini classic flap. What is better in terms of space etc? Is it better to own a classic even if it’s a mini? I do love how the Mademoiselle Vintage looks – esp. the Cs are different – but then I’m not sure if the different Cs are what some might think takes away from Chanel’s real logo?

    I think I’m just confused a bit because it’s a big purchase for me!

    Help pls?

    • liznaj

      Sounds like you love the Mademoiselle Vintage. It’s a gorgeous bag and to me it doesn’t matter if a bag is seasonal if you love it. Enjoy your new bag and don’t worry about whether it’s from the classic line.

      • Naima Hasan

        Thank you!

    • Rob Young

      The best bag (or shoe, dress, etc) is the one you use the MOST! Just ask yourself if it would get a lot of use, with many of your most worn outfits. If yea, then it’s a keeper! If no (just sits around gathering dust), then return it for a bag that WOULD get a lot of “traffic”. I have a COMPLETE collection of Giani Bernini black-shiny bags (small to large), from Macy’s. I LOVE them all, they all get use.

      U should post a pic, we’re all going “blind” on this bag. I LOVE the gold Chanel highlight, these purses are real eye-catcher! If I can snag one on sale (not crazy expensive), yeah..I’ll buy one!

      • Naima Hasan

        thank you for your helpful words!

    • Lily

      The Mademoiselle Vintage bag is a gorgeous bag, especially in navy! I agree with others that the best bag to have is one that you will use. To be honest, my first Chanel was a medium classic flap in dark red. It’s a gorgeous bag, but I just didn’t use it all that much – esp due to the cumberson innerflap. Trying to make myself use it more these days, but I still reach for the boy bag most days (when I want to wear a Chanel bag.) Choose one that you use more! Classic flap will always be around for you to purchase when you are able to.

      • Naima Hasan

        thank you so much! I thnk usage wise, both MV small and mini classic are similar for me. I just am not sure if the norm is to buy a classic Chanel over seasonal Chanel.

  • BAW

    Anns Fabulous finds is having an amazing sale on their site. So many nice options. I am not affiliated in anyway, just another bag obsessed person

  • Rob Young

    I’m chillin’ out the TPF rebuild, by wearing my collection of Louboutin Hot Chick 130. Black patent, shocking pink patent, leopard patent, degrade black-to-red. OMG, I’m in love with this style! I still LOVE the Pigalle 120, Love Me 120..but the Hot Chick 130 is my new fave. I’m designing outfits, based on this crazy sexy shoe! Mainly longer skirts, with a few above the knee (kinda risque). I’ve scored some sale skirts from Saks, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, etc. Bloomies has some GREAT sales on right now, as does Nordstrom

    I’m a big fan of Liz Claman, a newswoman who isn’t afraid of dabbling in risque. I LOVE her attitude and style. I want to be like Liz — Liz Claman or BUST!

    • Rob Young

      Here is a great ensemble, I LOVE the sophisticated look. Louboutin shiny bronze So Kate, leopard skirt, beautifully done hands (manicured nails and gorgeous ring). This gal knows style and how to pull off a killer look. Awesome sauce!

  • INLOVE

    i have not been on in a very long time but i’m INLOVE….hello everyone!! hope site is back up soon!!

  • p3

    Noon EST passed a little over an hour and a half ago. Any updates on when it will be up?

    • RandComm

      At this point, I’m not on PF alot, but now I want to be one of the first when the site eventually comes back up!

      • Hang in there!! Vlad updated above. We are thinking around 8pm EST, so many more permissions to fix and small little things to get ready!

  • Truc Nguyen

    Been carrying this LV with me for several weeks now. Can someone tell me the style and year made since this was a gift from my sister a long time ago?

    • uadjit

      Looks like a Damier Ebene Mini Looping. The date code would help with the year.

      • Truc Nguyen

        Its marking is MIOO62 or MI0062. thanks uadjit.

      • uadjit

        2002, then. :)

  • Jenn

    hi all, i know the site is down for maintenance so this may not be the place to ask but… i’m looking to buy a preowned wallet and all looks legit only they are showing me a black authentication card. its a fake, right?

    • Tinsley Proust

      Definitely doesn’t look auth.

  • Bari Corbin

    So….how about an update??? ??

    • Vlad Dusil

      Hi Bari, just updated the post above. Getting there!

      • Bari Corbin

        Vlad, you and Megs are awesome!!! I just can’t wait! ?

      • Thank you!! Vlad and the team has been working hard since 10 am yesterday. They’ve all had about 1 hour of sleep, it’s insane! But I know it will be great!

      • Mary

        Thanks to Vlad & the team for working so hard!

  • guest

    I am going through TPF withdrawals

    • I know!! Same. But it’s coming along. Of course taking longer than expected but there are so many settings that have to be replicated!

  • Joanne

    Hi, i have been silent on tpf. I am thinking of buying a celine trapeze or a celine micro? I like how chic and faceless the trapeze is. I like how cute and classic the micro looks ,except that it has no strap and it worries me if the bag gets too heavy after loading with items and i have no other way to sling it on my shoulder. However, im quite in a dilemma as to which to purchase? Or save up for a chanel jumbo flap instead? Pls help!

    • Lily

      I have the small Trapeze, but have only used it once so far. It’s such a classy bag. I don’t put much in it though. I think the bag does start sagging at the top after a few months of use, and overstuffing it will probably make it sag faster. It can be cumbersome to open and close as well. I use a tiny wallet and use my tiny hands to get my wallet in and out from the corners. I do love the shoulder strap when I had my hands full, it was very comfortable. That said, I would save for a Chanel shoulder bag if you’re worried about the weight of bags. Chanel is timeless. I’d say, go for broke and get Chanel (pun intended).

  • Kitty157

    Hi everyone! Anyone received anything new today?

  • Lily

    You know you’re addicted to TPF when the site is down and you go to the Chanel store just to get your Chanel “fix” for the day.

    • Vlad Dusil

      Hah. Love it!

  • Caitlin Burrows

    Hi! I’m caitlin1214. That’s my name and my birthday. (Real creative, I know!) as impatient as I am about the updates, I can’t wait to see what the site will look like. It kind of feels like our house is being remodeled.

  • Plumeria233

    As “TPF Maintenance” has made it very clear that I am OBSSESSED wirh The Purse Forums, perhaps a fun topic might be: “What are others doing to get their ‘fix’ while TPF is down for maintenance?”
    Personally, I have found myself visiting “pre-loved” consignment sites, searching for items on Google far more than EVER before, and have watched a fair number of YouTube videos RE: Chanel SLGs. Lastly, I’ve even visited Instragram for the sole purpose of handbag and SLG viewing. Please know that ALL of the aforementioned combined does not even come close to satisfying the NEED to consult and/or be entertained by the content on TPF.
    The personal connections I’ve made with fellow TPF members, the education and history I have obtained, and simply the ability to escape, for even a few seconds into TPF, from the terrors occurring in the outside world, is an invaluable gift. Many, many thanks to Vlad and Megs for this precious gift!???

    • Mary

      I know! I thought I had really reduced my time, but the waiting as proved me wrong!
      I even read Cosmo today…I haven’t done that in so long; I must be bored!
      twinkle.tink at tPF

  • Kitty157

    Hi everyone! Anyone get anything new today?

  • Judy Bauer Menacker

    Shame no one of authority would take up the dishonesty of one of the members on the Chanel thread who added further insult to scamming me but allowed her feedback to remain while mine was stricken. Apologies for bringing it up again but members should be mindful not everyone is above board. Perhaps while redesigning the website some thought should be given to those who present proof rather than believe the dishonest who hide in the swamp land.

    • Minniehaha

      Thank you for sharing.

      • Mary

        I am sorry that you experience that, but just for a balanced perspective, I have seen a few scammed come & go and have always known tPF handle matters very well.
        I know nothing about the particulars in your instance, of course…but JMHO, not the proper place to address the situation.

    • Mary

      I am sorry that you experience that, but just for a balanced perspective, I have seen a few scammed come & go and have always known tPF handle matters very well.
      I know nothing about the particulars in your instance, of course…but JMHO, not the proper place to address the situation.

      Swamp land?

  • Caitlin Burrows

    Since we’re all waiting for the unveiling, I thought I’d share this. It’s not so much a new purchase, but it is new. I got it as a combo birthday/Christmas present from my brother and sister-in-law. I give you the Loeffler Randall Spotted Stud Hobo Bag.

    • fiercediva

      I like the pattern! I have it in plain black leather and it’s very smooshy and versatile!

      • Caitlin Burrows

        I have an LV Speedy 30, and that’s my everyday bag. When I saw The Phantom of the Opera when it came to Toronto (the ticket was a birthday gift from my parents) I carried the bag to the theatre. For me, I see this as a special occasion/not quite fancy event enough for a clutch-type bag. (Like going out to dinner or to the theatre again.)

      • fiercediva

        I felt a little paranoid that it’s open at the top except for the magnet, so I lined it with a Sportsac so I can zip it closed inside the bag. I miss Toronto! I have family there and used to go up every year for TIFF. Where was Phantom, at the P. of Wales?

      • Caitlin Burrows

        Yeah. I saw the ad for the play in like October, and I immediately called my dad and was like, “Dad, I want the Phantom for my birthday!”

  • fiercediva

    Hi all! I spent the day productively by not going too overboard at the Foley & Corinna sample sale in NYC’s Garment District – mostly because former Creative Director Anna Corinna is having a sale of her massive collection in a couple days in Brooklyn and I really want to see what she’s parting with! That said, it’s always a good sale – no bag over $75 (big totes and city bags), $20 wallets, $35 small bags and wristlets, $50 medium sized satchels, crossbodies and hobos and lots of current season overstock. All had dust bags too!

  • lpd

    Yet another timeframe has passed and still no tpf. Can we get an update please? I have never seen a site down for so incredibly long! Painful

    • Vlad Dusil

      We’re very close. This is the first major overhaul in 11 years, I wish it was much quicker but the amount of data converted was pretty staggering.

  • Caitlin Burrows

    So I don’t drive myself crazy, I think of this as like a present that I can’t quite open just yet. Yes, the waiting sucks, but it’s going to be that much more amazing when it’s finally ready.

  • Mima Laptes

    No news yet? Or it’s only me who cannot access the forum?
    Andral

  • Debra Lisa Robertson

    I don’t know what to browse or surf anymore!!! Going coo coo ?

  • jen

    Not having purse forum for two days is very tough! :O I never realised I was addicted until now :

  • Mima Laptes

    Anyone got a glimpse of the new beauty? The forum, that is. ;)

    Andral

  • Lily

    RE: the latest update…
    Wait, why would the accessibility to Purse Forum (tonight) be based on what Internet Service Provider we have?

  • Norwegian Girl

    Hmm…the link isn’t working here in Norway…

  • p3

    Still not working even though your newest comment says “should be able to view in few minutes”. I have tried deleting history and restarting browser even, but nothing

  • sjordanLA

    Just got new Dooney calfskin bag. Advice for care and wear? Rainy day no no? Condition or not?

  • Canadianchick

    Mine is not working despite the last update saying it should ?

  • Sundaygirl

    I still can’t access the site, it does seem to have taken a very long time so sort this. Can we have an update please and a realistic timeframe for the site to be working?

  • Jennifer Moniz

    Yay, it is up!

  • M Green

    I still can’t access the forum… It’s not working on my Macbook and it’s not working on my phone…

  • chkpfbeliever

    Getting a little antsy without TPF !!! Missing my TPFers.

  • chkpfbeliever

    I thought I saw the new forum but then it went offline again after I tried logging in.

    • M Green

      It’s working for me right now. But the Iphone APP is still down.

  • Amazona

    Can’t login to the new&improved PF. Not sure if I want to either, looks really, really messy and inconsistent…

    • Give it a little time, and then share any feedback you have in the feedback dropbox – we are working hard to see how to integrate some of the users suggestions!

  • Vicky

    I’m so glad I found this post. I was wondering what’s wrong with the app until I check here. :)

  • Jen

    Love the new layout, guys! Bravo!!