[Editor’s Note: This roundup was originally intended for July 5, but because of our publishing hiatus for the holiday, we’ve chosen to run it this afternoon.]

Our friends in the United States are celebrating with a long holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean the PurseForum Roundup is on a break. During our first Roundup of July, we stopped in the Playground for work tips (and food), looked at shoes and jewelry, and of course lots of beautiful bags, too.

Christian Louboutin Leopard Heel Pumps

The first thing we spotted when we visited Christian Louboutin was that wonderful truism “Three’s a Charm.” We were hoping that would mean three reveals, and we were right. Talented photographer Mykur’s enthusiasm for her new shoes was absolutely contagious, and we just loved the gorgeous Bengalis pictured here. Congratulations Myrkur! UK Louboutin fans are thrilled to welcome the new official cobbler to the neighborhood, and the New Styles thread was abuzz this week, too. Imperial red Yolanda spikes anyone?

Carrot Cake

Over in the Playground, we spent some time in Career and Workplace and found lots of helpful discussions, particularly for PurseForum members new to the workplace and dealing with office politics, inappropriate co-workers and assertiveness. There are also some threads designed to release a little workplace tension, too, like Workplace Rants and shared stories of “Retail Hell.” And because we were hungry after all that venting, we visited the Kitchen just in time to catch GoGlam’s wonderful deconstructed carrot cake!


We love the Jewelry Box because it sparkles with bling in every style and stripe. We found some fun combinations in the What Jewelry Are You Wearing Today thread, like firstfullstep’s wildly fun stack, Candace0985’s show-stopping yellow diamond and Threshold’s impeccably crafted set by Omer. We also noticed that the new locket thread was getting busy this week and were so excited to see the beautiful collection that Dark Ennui was kind enough to share with us. Be sure to check out all the very special lockets, or better yet, share one of yours!

Bottega Veneta Metallic Hobo

It’s been a while since we dropped into Bottega Veneta, so this week we were thrilled to see several reveals right on page one. Indiaink had a very busy month, and her stunning and sparkling Armatura Veneta certainly made an impression on us! Don’t miss the special Nodini leather treatment she shared with us, plus the lovely poudre Veneta – the photographs are stunning, as is the bag! Elsewhere, JudyDenver is looking for help choosing her first BV, MrsMammaGoose reveals her Turnabuoni Veneta in luscious grape and last but certainly not least, timothywj91 finally ended his quest for the perfect exotic wallet, much to the delight of his BV “family.”. All this and more is waiting in BV – why not pay a visit today?

Gucci Tote Bag Bordeaux

The excitement in the Gucci subforum has been, of course, the sale. Reveals in the sale thread have been piling up, as Bunnches picked up a Large Soho in rich, delicious Bordeaux, yinkpb scored a cute Disco bag and great panama hat and Susimoo shared her leather bamboo Diana in a perfect shade of subtle pink. Discussion of the new Lady Lock top handle bags is underway, and there have been some nice additions to the Gucci Collection thread, too.

Happy July to all of you, we hope your weekend is wonderful and that you have found some interesting new places to visit in your PurseForum travels. We will be right here Friday with more bags!

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