These 6 Cool Girl Bags are Having a Huge Summer

We’ve noticed that the internet’s most stylish women seem to be favoring these bags in disproportionate numbers lately It can be tough to tell when a coincidence turns over into a full-on trend. Are all these Instagram-famous fashion people carrying the same bag because it’s cool, because they got paid to, or maybe a little bit of both? How many uber-stylish arms does a bag need to pop up on in order to qualify as trendy? When it comes to

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10 Handbag and Shopping Wishes Amanda Hopes are Granted in 2017

2017 can’t get here soon enough, and with it brings the hope and promise that any new year or new beginning. The past few years have seen some interesting changes for the accessories market, both aesthetically and structurally, and there’s no reason to believe things will settle down at all in 2017. It’s hard to say exactly what those upcoming changes will be, but in a perfect world, I have a little list of things that I hope to see

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Check Out 40 Wallets, Clutches and Small Leather Goods from Céline’s Summer 2017 Lookbook (with Prices!)

Although we focus our attention mostly on handbags around here, that’s just scratching the surface of the accessories and leather goods that most big designers release in a given season. Wallets and small leather goods don’t get as much glory, but they can be just as much fun, on top of being just as functionally important in daily life. Luckily, a couple brands put out lookbooks of their accessories along with their handbags, and today we’re here to talk about

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Brands Now Want to Sell You Dustbags Made of Leather and Call Them Clutches

What really constitutes a “handbag” anyway? All language is negotiated and inexact, but in general, we do the best we can. You know approximately what a handbag is because someone, probably your mom, taught you the word while you were pawing at hers as a kid, and you’ve had that idea reinforced throughout your life by the constant association of the word and the physical object it’s meant to name. But just like the question of whether a hot dog

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The 21 Best Red Carpet Bags from the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Last night, the 2017 Golden Globes marked the beginning of awards season (for at-home watchers, anyway), and it did so with more clutches on the red carpet than we’ve seen at a major ceremony in quite some time. There was no one leading brand or look; instead, the nominees, presenters and attendees found lots of creative ways to accessorize their looks. We were able to identify the majority of these pieces, but if you have any info about the clutches

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Celebs Gear Up for Awards Season with Beautiful Bags from Gucci, Saint Laurent, & Longchamp

With the Golden Globes behind us and Oscar nominations just a little more than two weeks away, it’s awards season crunch time. Celebs have adjusted their bag game accordingly, of course. We’ll be seeing a lot more event carpet pics from nominee brunches, nominee dinners, galas and vaguely awards season-related charity events in the near future. And, as is our custom, we will relish every opportunity to ogle the fabulous designer handbags selected for every occasion. 1 / 8 Caitlyn

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Kate Spade Reins Things in for Simple, Sophisticated Fall 2017 Bags

In recent memory, Kate Spade’s aesthetic has always been one of quirky cleanliness. Edgy prep, irreverent femininity, whatever you want to call it–Kate Spade is traditionally ladylike and youthful, but not without self-awareness of the tropes into which it plays. For Fall 2017, though, the brand has dialed back the jokes just a bit for bags that are simple, classic and more or less seasonless. If you like the funnier side of Kate Spade, don’t despair; there are still some

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The Many Bags of New York Fashion Week Fall 2017’s Celebrity Attendees

New York’s February Fashion Weeks are never quite as much fun as September’s. Mid-February is always a period of particularly brutal winter weather in the Northeast, and New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 saw a blizzard, sleet and wind gusts strong enough to knock over a small adult, all spread out on different days. That didn’t stop the week’s most intrepid show-goers, though, and thankfully they brought with them plenty of good bags for us to gawk over. Below, we

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Chanel Plays It Mostly Safe in Outer Space for the Brand’s Fall 2017 Runway Bags

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel is a brand that creates spectacle like no other. Not many designers’ clothes could stand up to a space shuttle launch inside Paris’s Grand Palais, which is what the brand did at the end of its Tuesday show (scored to Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” of course). In the past, though, Chanel has gone as far as to chip off and ship in a giant chunk of actual glacier, though, so the brand’s design department was more than

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This is the Handbag That’s Taken Over So Many Style Stars’ Instagram Feeds

It’s an odd little thing, but you’re going to want to remember the name Cult Gaia There’s only one reason anything ever gets popular on Instagram: it looks good in photos. The popular photo-sharing network has an odd purity of purpose in that way. Even if something is popular in culture at large, if it’s not aesthetically pleasing, you’re not going to find much trace of its influence in Insta. If something is attractive in sunny still photography, though, and

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