Pamela Anderson is a Somewhat Unexpected Alaïa Handbag Fan

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Pamela Anderson Alaia Laser-Cut Satchel

Here’s Pamela Anderson, arriving back at her hotel in NYC after lunch at The Smile. She’s carrying an Alaïa Laser-Cut Tote, which is a more formal bag option than I would expect to see on someone with her uber-casual personal style history. Pam has experienced a bit of a resurgence in the fashion industry as of late (she’s recently appeared in editorials for a slew of indie fashion mags, including CR Fashion Book), so perhaps she’s embracing it once again. Pam’s bag is not currently available online, but you can shop a lovely selection of Alaia handbags and shoes.

“But wait,” you might say. “Isn’t that Alaïa bag made of leather?” Yes, most definitely. “And isn’t Pam Anderson kind of a major PETA-phile who has appeared in several anti-fur/anti-skins/anti-leather campaigns?” Yes, yes she is. And yes, it seems like a bit of a conflict of interest. But honestly, we could do an entire post on celebs who are really opposed to animal cruelty except when it comes to their designer handbags.

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PurseForum Roundup – September 12

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Prada Saffiano Bag Family

We are about to hit the midway mark of September, PurseForum Roundup readers, and we hope you had an enjoyable month so far. Thank you for stopping by as we make our way around the PurseForum, highlighting conversations we hope will interest you. This week, we visit Balenciaga, The Glass Slipper, Prada and more. Thank’s for joining us!

Givenchy Pandora with Bag Bug

Our Glass Slipper subforum is the home of everything shoe-related (or, more precisely, everything shoe-related that is not Christian Louboutin, which has its own dedicated subforum). This week we visited the What a PAIR thread, a place for our members to show off their favorite shoe and bag matchups. Authenticplease got creative with her olive Givenchy Pandora and pretty raspberry Zara pumps, rounding out the look off with fantastic Ray-Bans and a Fendi Bag Bug.

Also, be sure to catch arnott’s pairing of cute Tory Burch sneakers with a Coach messenger bag. Elsewhere in the Glass Slipper this week, we caught up with the Aquazzura thread. We found that one lucky member has already selected a pair and reports that they are wonderful. Also be sure to check out the Best Boots for a Real Winter thread, because soon it’ll be time to heed that advice!

Prada Saffiano Satchel

What a perfect Prada classic satchel for fall. Cvlshopaholic posted this saffiano Bowler and it’s a great choice for a first Prada. Lately, this brand’s subforum has been all about the totes, and we found this brilliant red saffiano tote in a quickie reveal from arviereyes. Don’t forget, like all of our designer subforums, Prada has a wonderful reference library, which includes a thread dedicated to our members’ modeling shots.

Prada Saffiano Bag Family

Prada also has a quiet but lovely collection thread, where we found this charming family photofrom labamse. Very inspiring.

Beauty Haul Burberry

We all have our favorite threads and areas of interest on the PurseForum, and the Beauty Bar is undeniably one of the most popular. Maybe it’s the myriad exchanges and Random Act of Kindness events, or maybe it’s the simple fact that buying beauty products is good, clean fun.

This week we found some interesting selections in the Recent Purchases thread (which has been very busy this summer!), including this photogenic collection from Misstake7198. Also be sure to check out the Rants and Raves section of the Beauty Bar for a no-holds-barred look at some of the products vying for a piece of your beauty budget.

Balenciaga Velo Bag

Balenciaga is another brand with a jam-packed Reference Library at the ready to help you with your bag purchases. Also in Balenciaga, the September-October Purchases thread looks to be in full swing, and we found this stunning metallic edge Velo from Prada123; we are sure this thread will be a busy one, so stop in often!

Balenciaga Apple Green First Bag

We also spotted this happy apple-green gem from Catash, a holy grail purchase that was quickly accompanied by this City bag in cumin; what can we say, the girl had a coupon! And two bags are better than one, right?

Valentino Ombre Pumps

Our visit to the Glass Slipper had us feeling shoozy, so we stopped by Valentino, where we know we can always find some rocking Rockstuds. These incredible ombre beauties from ladyjeyehave to be some of the prettiest shoes we have seen on the PurseForum, and you will be pleased to know there is an action shot as well! As we mentioned, we are all about totes these days, and this deep forest green version of the Rockstud really hit a home run. Congratulations toPhiomega for scoring such a winner – not bad for a first Valentino!

Butterfly and Flowers

That’s it for this week’s edition of the PurseForum Roundup, friends. We could not resist closing this post with this sweet photograph of a butterfly visiting marigolds in Sweetpea83′s colorful garden. This treasure is from the Random Picture thread in General Discussion, an interesting place to visit where anything goes!

Happy Weekend everyone! We hope it’s wonderful, and that we’ll see you right back here next week for another peek at the happenings on the PurseForum!

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Nicky Hilton Carries a Classic Chanel in NYC

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Nicky Hilton Chanel Kelly Bag

Here’s heiress Nicky Hilton, out and about in NYC, carrying yet another classic Chanel bag. This one is the Chanel Kelly Bag, and yes, it has a similar top handle structure to the Hermès bag of the same name. Both bags are named in honor of the late, great Grace Kelly, of course. Nicky’s been in and out of Fashion Week events all week, and she’s been doing a little promotion for her freshly released new fashion guidebook 365 Style in between.

Nicky has earned herself not one, but two truly epic editions of “The Many Bags of…”, which you can view here and here. Frankly, she’s probably already earned herself a third and a fourth, but we DO occasionally need to take a break from looking at photos of Nicky Hilton and her amazing handbagsin order to preserve PB office sanity.

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Rag & Bones Puts Handbags Front and Center for Spring 2015

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Rag and Bone Spring 2015 Bags 5

Despite providing fundamental, foundational wardrobe pieces for basically every woman (and most men) in New York City who might be considered even vaguely cool, Rag & Bone is still searching for its handbag groove. The brand’s bag line is relatively young and has yet to hit the cult status of Rag & Bone’s inescapable leather booties, but you could tell by the proud, prominent placement of the models’ bags in the Rag & Bone Spring 2015 show that the company’s designers, who rarely make an aesthetic misstep, intend to change that.

When Rag & Bone started making bags several seasons ago, the problem with the line was that it felt like there was an aesthetic distance between the bags and the rest of the line; they were nice, but they didn’t always feel like they had the same magic that made the rest of the brand so covetable, season after season. Things looked very promising for the several new shapes that the brand debuted for Spring and Fall 2014, and now it looks like the efforts for 2015 will be continuing in that vein.

Rag & Bone’s clothes are so popular because the brand has a way of paring down something that other designer’s might feel the need to make more complicated, and when done correctly, it creates pieces that feel like the platonic ideal of their product categories, like the brand’s best-selling ankle boots and wide-brimmed hats. These bags aren’t quite that, but they have the easy, well-edited feel that indicates Rag & Bones has found its footing.

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Best Bags of the Week – September 10

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eBay Best Handbags September 10

Happy Wednesday! It’s time once again to kick back, relax and have a look at the terrific bags we found for you on eBay this week. A fabulous Gucci horsebit tote caught our eye, along with a vintage Chanel flap with style for days. We have plenty of totes, plus something fun in neon that needs a new home! Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

Valentino Rockstud Shopper Tote
Buy It Now for $799

Valentino Rockstud Shopper Tote

Coach Colorblock Duffle Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $300

Coach Colorblock Duffel Shoulder Bag

Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Papillon Bag
Buy It Now for $1,600

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Papillon Bag

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag
Buy It Now for $1,350

Chanel Flap Bag

Prada Shopper Tote
Buy It Now for $1,799

Prada Shopper Tote

Gucci Horsebit Tote
Buy It Now for $770

Gucci Horsebit Tote

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Small Tote
Buy It Now for $2,598

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote

Alexander McQueen Heroine Flap Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $825

Alexander McQueen Heroine Flap Shoulder Bag

Stella McCartney Falabella Bucket Bag
Buy It Now for $519

Stella McCartney Falabella Bucket Bag

Coach Marcie Bag
Buy It Now for $389

Coach Marcie Bag

Bottega Veneta Campana Bag
Buy It Now for $995

Bottega Veneta Campana Bag

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Reese Witherspoon Looks as Polished as Ever With a Bulgari Bag

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Reese Witherspoon Bulgari Serpenti Tote

Here’s Reese Witherspoon, performing random acts of Reese Witherspoon-ness in LA, all while carrying a Bulgari Serpenti Tote. (The name of the bag won’t make any sense unless you look closely at those enameled palladium snake handles and that sneaky little snake-head zip pull.) 

If you haven’t been paying close attention to PB for the last few months, you might not know that Bulgari is currently enjoying something of a windfall of celeb popularity. We saw Maggie Gyllenaal with another bag from Bulgari’s Serpenti series back in July, and we saw Taylor Swiftcarrying a Bulgari Isabella Rossellini Bag in August. “But Emily,” you ask. “Does one celeb a month for three months really equal a ‘windfall’?” In this case, YES. Absolutely.

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