Most of my bags have held up admirably to my abuse, but they all fall victim eventually. A worn corner here, a frayed seam there – the edges start to falter, and then I have to move on to something else. A few bags have been standouts: My Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag has been stuffed into...

I love bags both neutral and bright, solid-color and patterned, leather and woven. I've spent too long in the industry to be much of a brand snob, as long as I like the bag and it looks well-made. No shoulder strap, though? No thanks. Because personal shopping dealbreakers are so...

They're exactly what I've been searching for for months.) My purchase didn't require anyone to go above or beyond to source a product or to solve a ridiculous problem, just like most boutique visits don't require any customer service gymnastics. All of the little stuff, though, was handled...

, everyday necessities, what we choose is a part of who we are. Once I had decided on the PS1, I waited for one to inspire me, and thankfully, a blanket-print jacquard textile version from Fall 2011 did just that. Because I was 25 and new to New York, I decided to take a little risk and hope...

right now that just speaks to me, either because fall stuff is still coming in or because my definition of what qualifies as truly bizarre has gotten so narrow that almost nothing could reach that threshold. As it is, the bag that I'd buy if I had 2000 bag dollars to spend only on something...

What I did start to think more about is when you truly appreciate a bag. I'd like to think when I got my first bag, a Coach bag, I appreciated it. But the truth is, as I keep getting older, I appreciate everything more and more. I didn't appreciate the bags I was able to buy ten years ago,...

That was about nine months ago, but I've been trying to be a little more conservative with my finances this year and I have plenty of handbags to serve my purposes for the time being (this job does have some perks, after all), so it wasn't until a recent breakfast meeting with Mansur...

With brands doing price increases left and right, where and why we tap out has been a hot topic in the PurseBlog offices over the past few months. Most shoppers have an ideal upper limit in their heads–what's yours, and could you see yourself breaking it for a bag you really love?

. Why not just buy the bag, under those circumstances? Despite the fact that I'm not usually one for logos (and Hermès is not usually a brand that uses them on bags), my version of the Holy Grail is an Hermès Constance Bag. It's not necessarily the one above, although that one's certainly...

before about my theory that saddle bags are actually the best bags for winter, and this one is one of the bigger and more structured options out there, which makes it a strong contender for my current rotation, which contains a lot of mini bags and could use something a step larger and...

 

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