Top 25 Handbag and Purse Blogs

Handbag afficionados are like watch and cigar lovers. Most appreciate quality, craftsmanship and can spot flaws a mile away. Whether a swanky designer bag is in your budget or not, these handbag and purse blogs bring all of the information you need to know right to your fingertips without dealing with snooty sales associates or traveling far and away to get the lowdown on a bag.

General Handbag Blogs

These sites review handbags across the board. Getting an ID on a celeb’s purse has never been so easy and many of these blogs have strong communities that are able to answer your questions on any bag.

    1. Handbags : This bag blog talks about trends and focuses less on the super pricey bags that many other sites zone in on. They also highlight mid-priced brands that nearly everyone can afford.

    2. Purse Page : This site reviews gobs of handbags at various price points and throws in plenty of celeb handbag eye candy to get you through the week.

    3. Purse Nickety : Clever name and an even better handbag blog. This site is chock full of handbag reviews based on their purpose, not the label inside. Find the best totes for work, best carry-on bags for travel and more.

    4. Purse Pixie : This sweet blogger reviews bags with her own lifestyle in mind, meaning there’s no room for bejeweled clutches that cost four figures. It’s all about function and fashion. What a novel idea!

    5. The Bag Lady : Instead of talking labels, this blog talks styles. What styles are hot and what’s next is the name of the game and you’ll appreciate the blogger’s quick wit and need for functional purses.

    6. Handbag du Jour : This slick blog is easy on the eyes and even easier to navigate. Whether you’re there to peruse or need tips on what to wear a certain handbag with, you’ll find it without hassle.

    7. Purse Blog : This fabulous site is one of the go-to’s for handbag lovers new and old. Don’t miss Purse Blog’s messageboard, also known as The Purse Forum.

    8. Bag Bliss : At this site you’ll find reviews of moderately priced handbags from labels like Vanessa Bruno and vegan favorites, Matt & Nat.

    9. Bag Snob : Known for their honest reviews of even the swankiest handbags, this team of bloggers focus mostly on high end designers but have a sprinkle of”frugal snob” picks now and then.

    10. Purseuing : This handbag blog brings us reviews on affordable bags from Marc by Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade. We also love them because they feature lesser-known labels like Sea Bags, which are comprised of recycled sails.

Specialized Handbag Blogs

These sites specialize in something having to do with handbags. The content may revolve around celebrities or a certain brand, but we can guarantee you’ll find out neat purse facts you may have never known without these blogs.

    11. Bodacious Bag : Unfortunately this site no longer publishes, but the archived posts focus on Coach. Check out the section on spotting a fake Coach purse and the instructional video that provides a more in-depth look.

    12. Man Purse : This site has reviews on men’s bags and also focuses on dressing the part when carrying a man bag. After all, it only works well if the rest of you looks stylish.

    13. Diva in a Carry-On : Travelers will got nuts for this blog that teaches you how to pack everything you need for a weekend of fun into one chic carry-on bag. The blogger has found her niche and her posts are very helpful for the fashionista that’s notorious for overpacking.

    14. Coach Handbags 101 : Get the basics on Coach purses and also learn about the new styles coming out. Are they worthy of a splurge? You decide.

    15. Bagaholic Boy : Live from Singapore, this bag boy blogs on all high end bags and designer runway shows when seasonal bags first make their debut.

    16. The Bag Forum : This messageboard makes it easy for purse afficionados to connect. Find out details on a bag, the price and where it can be source at this helpful site.

    17. Bag Whiz : This site isn’t set up like most blogs. Instead, you browse the gorgeous gallery of bags and click to get the background info on your pick.

    18. Bag Craze : It’s all designer bags at this blog. Even if your bank account doesn’t call for the $3,000+ Louis Vuitton by Sofia Coppola collection, you can dream a little dream about snapping up a Chanel iPad case.

    19. U-Handbag : Because not everyone needs their handbag to be designer, this blogger brings you nifty ways to create your own handbag, DIY-style with creative tips from her site.

    20. Handbagse : This site has a ton of handbag reviews, but really focuses on celebrities and their handbags during off-duty outings.

    21. Celebrity Bag Styles : Blogs about celebrity handbags aren’t hard to find, but this site has impressive pics that always show a starlet’s bag clearly.

    22. Louis Vuitton Wiki : It’s the history of the now-timeless French label, along with all of the new designs reviewed as they hit the runway each season. It also works as a news feed for all things LV.

    23. Celebrity Style Guide Blog – Handbags : This site was one of the first to chronicle everything celebs where whether they’re putting gas or hitting the red carpet. The handbag section zeros in on the brand and style your favorite star is sporting.

    24. Handbago : This purse site is full of reviews for handbags, but also gives you the inside scoop on sample sales (online and the old-fashioned brick-and-mortar kind) as well as how the web is changing the shopping industry.

    25. Love B Bags : If you need us to translate B bags, it stands for Balenciaga bags. Balenciaga bags are known for creating monsters with collectors who seek out particular colors and fabrics in the iconic motorcycle style that put the brand on the modern fashion map.

Bonus Blogs – Brand-Owned Handbag Blogs

Some handbag brands have been smart enough to use blogs as their platform to reach out to their target consumer and gain publicity by chatting about upcoming collections and inspiration. Here it from the horse’s mouth with these brand-owned handbag blogs.

    1. Adriana Castro Blog : Adriana herself pens this fun, personable blog that chats about the luxury handbags from the brand in vibrant colors and exotic skins.

    2. Botkier Blog : The brand that was created by a photographer has its own blog to talk directly with readers about trends and upcoming bag launches.

Purses are a hot accessory that don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. While the It bag isn’t quite as prominent as it once was, researching a potential buy on these handbag and purse blogs will help you determine if the bag is the right fit for your lifestyle and whether it’s work plunking down serious dough.

10 Images That Changed the World

Man’s harboring of fire, the first printed book, a route to the New World, and invention of thousands of devices have shaped the world in ways unimaginable. And it was only able to be captured accurately less than 200 years ago. Artists, writers, and historians can try to be as truthful as possible, but only a camera is capable of 100% pure objectivity.

To help see the world as it was back then and even get amazing looks at it now, we have gathered ten images that changed the world. Including many well-known photographs, there are also many lesser known, the stories behind them, and one that even changes the way we will see the universe from now on.

  1. The First Photograph
    In 1824, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first official photograph: a view from his window in Le Gras, a country house in France. Fascinated with the art of lithography, Joseph was never able to draw well and began studying how images could be copied. Using many instruments including the camera obscura, a pewter plate, lens, and more, the photograph took about eight hours to take. After the photography craze of the 1830’s, the First Photograph slipped into obscurity, until it was discovered by Helmut Gernsheim. He followed the clues as to its origins, purchased it, and it now hangs in the University of Texas at Austin.
  2. First President to be Photographed
    Taking office in 1825, John Quincy Adams was the first American president ever photographed. The son of second president John Adams. John Quincy Adams saw first-hand the beginnings of the American Revolution and lived to see his country expand from 13 colonies to a world superpower. After his presidency, he became well known as one of the leading advocates for the emerging abolitionist movement. His picture still hangs at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute.
  3. Lincoln at Gettysburg
    Although the words “four score and seven years ago” were only heard the one time, the impact of the man who spoke them, along with his accomplishments changed the world. This small photo was taken at the Dedication Ceremony in November of 1863. Lincoln himself is pictured in the center without his trademark stovepipe hat. Other members of his cabinet are also pictured.
  4. Washington Crossing the Delaware
    Don’t let the size of the historic image fool you, as the original painting is over twelve feet high and 21 feet long. Painted by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze in 1851, it memorizes the crossing of the Delaware River by American revolutionaries to surprise English and Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton after Christmas in 1776. It now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and is a great opportunity for students of history to learn the identities and stories of each man on the boat.
  5. Avisa Relation Oder Zeitung
    This was one of the first periodicals published in the world. Better known as a newspaper, it was first published in Germany in 1609 by Lucas Schulte. Another German newspaper, the “Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien,” was also published at about that time and is also rumored to be the first newspaper. For being a pioneer in what is still to this day an ever changing industry, the image and movement are historic.
  6. Two Nudes Standing
    As sure as photography was invented: nude photography came shortly after. Although there may have been more before it, this is the first known picture of a nude person, or in this case, two naked women. It was taken by Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin in France and thought to be dated at about 1850. In fact, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art which houses it, Moulin was sentenced to a one month prison sentence for producing obscene images not unlike this one.
  7. Mexican Family
    Although the Mexican-American War of the mid 1800’s is not a well-known war, the photographs just might be the first war photographs ever. The war lasted from 1846 to 1848 and regarded the annexation of Texas, which was eventually won by the United States and purchased from Mexico. At the time, an unknown photographer traveling with the American army took several images of the visit, including this one of an anonymous Mexican family. These and other similar photos still can be seen at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX.
  8. The Gentleman’s Magazine
    Published in 1731, this British publication is considered the first magazine ever. Founded in London by Edward Cave, he began it after being fired from a job with a printer. Shortly after, others would hop on the bandwagon to publish magazines but this will always remain the first. There is even an archive at this site which carries 20 volumes of “The Gentleman’s Magazine” all the way to 1750.
  9. View of Earth From a Camera on V-2#13
    Did you know space photography came before color photography? In 1946, a camera attached to a rocket penetrated the Earth’s atmosphere and took this picture. At an altitude of 65 miles and with a 35mm motion picture camera, the image was made possible from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico by a group of soldiers and scientists and led to many more after that. Which leads us to…
  10. The First Image of the Universe
    What Einstein and Newton dreamed of is now a reality as of July 5, 2010. The first image of the entire universe as taken from Europe’s Planck telescope is seen here. With untold galaxies and star clusters swirling, it will take scientists years to map it all. What is known is that the equator-like line running through the middle is where our own sun and Earth are.

With the emergence of digital photography, online publishing, and a round the clock audience, these ten images that changed the world are only the beginning. And the best part is, you don’t need a multi-million dollar telescope to take it. Anyone with a camera, at the right place, and in the right time can take the next image that can change the world.

50 Coolest Wildlife Videos On YouTube

Long before “The Lion King,” people have always had a fascination with animals. But ever since we went out of the caves and into the homes, seeing the true lives of wild animals was difficult without putting yourself in danger. More likely to eat you than burst into song and dance, these wildlife can be unbelievable amazing or downright vicious.

To keep your curiosity satiated and your behind out of trouble, we have collected the 50 coolest wildlife videos on YouTube. From birth to death, they show the true circle of life, while getting in some laughs and tears as well.

Coolest Birth Wildlife Videos On YouTube

See the beginnings of life on these cool wildlife videos on YouTube.

    1. Polar Bear Birth : A female polar bear makes an amazing trek to give birth to a baby polar bear. The BBC shows intimate and close up footage of the phenomenon as never before. Bonus points for showing the animals and births in the wild.

    2. Lion Birth : This amazing YouTube wildlife video was filmed on location on a game reserve in South Africa. Ranger Graham Dyer is one of the few people who has ever filmed a birth like this in the wild. Two cubs are birthed and can even be seen crawling around at the end.

    3. Whale Birth : Witness the birth of Baby Beluga in this video. Weighing at 50 kilograms at birth, it is a “whale of a birth.” The video takes place at an aquarium in Vancouver.

    4. Giraffe Birth : Without seeing it in the wildlife yourself, clicking on this video may be the only way to see a giraffe birth. In this zoo, professionals discuss how females give birth. The birth took place at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.

    5. Orangutan Birth : As close to a human birth as wildlife gets, this video shows the birth of a baby orangutan. Just like a human, the mother’s first instinct is to wash the baby off. Much unlike a human, the birth doesn’t seem painful at all for her.

    6. Anaconda Birth : This humongous snake is so terrifying, it even had several movies named after it. A short film from the BBC shows how these snakes come into the world. Sir David Attenborough presents the birth from Northern Argentina.

    7. Condor Birth : These birds hatch from eggs. The Ventana Wildlife Society switched a hatching egg into a mother’s nest and you can see the birth here. An endangered species, the birth is a treat to watch.

    8. YouTube Goat : This couple was looking to get loads of hits on YouTube and actually ended up naming their goat just that. See the birth of little YouTube, as well as many other updates on him.

Coolest Wildlife Baby Videos On YouTube

See more about the beginnings of wildlife in these cool YouTube videos.

    9. Lion Family : Although there are many videos of lion cubs playing, this one actually shows a lion family in the wild. These travelers shot this video when staying at a Mosetlha Bush Camp. A female, two males, and five cubs are featured.

    10. White Tiger Cubs : One baby white tiger cub is feeling rambunctious, so they do what’s natural: attack their siblings. In this video taken at the Catocin Wildlife Preserve in Maryland the three engage in play. Just a few months old, they are already at it.

    11. Chimpanzee Baby : One of the wild female monkeys of the troop cares for her young. The baboons don’t welcome the baby and complexities ensue. Fifi shows how to stand by her young.

    12. Baby Zebra, Oryx, Kangaroo, and Giraffe : The Global Wildlife Center is a non-profit dedicated to animals in Louisiana. A variety of animal babies from all over the world are featured. Good images, bad sound.

    13. Hippo Babies : Did you know that hippopotamus females raise their young together? This video shows hippos in the African safari as they raise their babies. Mostly swimming is shown.

    14. Penguin Babies : Where do penguins get their funny walk? From their parents. This short video shows a baby’s first steps as featured in a major film.

    15. Gorilla Baby : Amanda gave birth to a baby gorilla a few months earlier. Uzumma is now seen walking, tugging, and even playing with the camera. Taken at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Coolest Wildlife Adoption Videos On YouTube

These wild animals have been taken in by someone else on these amazing wildlife videos.

    16. Adopted Baby Puma : The trainers at T.I.G.E.R.S. found an unlikely ally in Anjana. The chimp has taken a special interest in caring for the cubs. We can see her playing with, caring for, and even feeding the cubs.

    17. Adopted Pigs : Even with plenty of people looking to eat pork, these piglets were safe with their new mother. A tiger of six years of age was able to take care of these three piglets as if they were her own. This batch of piglets isn’t even her first.

    18. Adopted Puma : After giving birth to a litter of her own, this mother dog had no trouble throwing in a baby panther. The video shows the cub being bathed and fed by the new mother. The Rhodesian Ridgeback lives with her entire family in England.

    19. Adopted Bengal Tigers : Not just the stuff of human fairy tales, tigers can also reject cubs for being albinos. In this wildlife video, a dog named Lili adopts two cubs after being abandoned. Circus owner Jonas Santos of Brazil removed the cubs from their mother and placed them with their foster mother where they can be seen.

    20. Adopted Tiger Cubs : A chimp at Jungle Island in Florida saw a zoo handler caring for two cubs. So she did the only thing she could, adopt them. The short video shows the mother caring for the cubs.

    21. Adopted Baby Squirrels : Although cats and squirrels are not thought of wildlife, this video is still worth a watch. After baby squirrels fell out of their nest, they were adopted by Parl the cat. She cared for the three babies like her own and can be seen in this video.

    22. Adopted White Tigers : After being abandoned by their mother, it looked grim for these three white tiger cubs. After seeing an “Animal Planet” special, the zoo earned that golden retrievers make excellent adoptive parents. The video takes place in a zoological park in Kansas.

    23. Adopted Foxes : Who says that dogs and foxes can’t be friends? This YouTube user doesn’t’ tell us the origins of the baby foxes, but we can clearly see they have been adopted by the entire family, including the dog.

    24. Adopted Kitten : What’s cool about this YouTube video is the adoptive mother. Cassie was an abandoned kitten who was thrown over a fence. After seeing the predicament, Moses the crow began feeding her. This video clip has more.

Coolest Funny Wildlife Videos On YouTube

Get a laugh with the help of these YouTube wildlife videos.

    25. Polar Bears and Dogs Playing : With about 4 million views, this is one popular YouTube wildlife video. While on a trip through the snow, Brian’s sled dogs make new friends. See who and how on this vido.

    26. Tiger and Monkey Fight : More funny than it sounds, two tiger cubs play while a monkey watches. Not wanting to be left out the monkey joins in. As the three make sense of it all, the laughs roll.

    27. Elephants at Waterhole : This YouTube video gives a good look at what elephants do at a waterhole. Hilarity also ensues at the end. Be sure to watch part two.

    28. Science Animals : Discovery Network shows a collection of their top five wildlife videos. Feeding, playing, and more are featured. Bats, bears, wolves, and more are shown.

    29. Naughty Monkey : Think your kids fight a lot? Then check out this video to see how monkey kids get along. As usual, mama must intervene.

    30. Hyenas : People aren’t the only ones who laugh. This videos shows a park near Sedona with true life hyenas. Their actual laugh can be heard and it sounds like a baby’s.

    31. Funny Tiger Attack : It’s funny as long as you’re not the guy filming it. A curious photographer gets more than he bargains for after a visit to the lion cage. Not for children or those who will laugh at anything.

    32. Funny Dolphin : Don’t let the kids see this one either. A dolphin has apparently been in captivity for too long and is super happy to see someone else.

    33. Funny Talking Animals : What do animals really say to each other? This YouTube video requires a healthy imagination but is worth a look. The BBC speculates to what is actually being said.

Coolest Versus Wildlife Videos On YouTube

Because animals aren’t always friendly, see what really happens when animals attack.

    34. Lion vs. Crocodile vs. Buffalo : This three way battle for survival was a mega hit on YouTube. Watch what happens when lions attack a buffalo calf. Crocodiles join in, and the love of a good parent/community wins out.

    35. Leopard vs. Gorilla : If animated violence is your thing, click here. Experts from Animal Planet speculate what would happen in a fight between a leopard and gorilla with the winner clearly identify.

    36. Lion vs. Giraffe : See what happens when this amateur photographer gets a shot of what is rarely seen: a lion killing a giraffe. Over 10 million have clicked in to see how they bring it down. Not for kids.

    37. Wildebeest vs. Hyenas : At least they look like hyenas. An unknown pack of predators seek a young wildebeest. The vigor and force of the mother’s defense makes this truly a cool wildlife video.

    38. Deer Jumps Into Bear Exhibit : The Pittsburgh Zoo had a mysterious invader in 2007. This deer jumped the wall into the polar bear exhibit, where it was chased down. The zookeepers tell what happens after.

    39. Zebra vs. Lioness : In this video, a lioness stalks a zebra. A horrific battle ensues and the winner may not be who you guessed. An attempted drowning and subtle removing take place.

    40. Penguin vs. Seals : Not as cute as they are in “March of the Penguins,” they show that they can also do battle. Leopard seals stalk penguins and food and the showdown can be seen here. The battle actually takes place outside of the water.

    41. Anaconda vs. Jaguar : In another animated entry, these two animals clash in what experts believe is what would actually happen. Strength vs. stamina is closely examined..

    42. Orca vs. Great White : They don’t call them Killer Whales for nothing. In this expert video, a group of whales attack a great white shark. With several kills, the whale known as CA2 has done this before.

    43. Wolves vs. Bear : A pack of grey wolves stalk elk in Yellowstone Park. However, they also have to deal with grizzly bears in the park. A mother and her cub are on deck in this wildlife YouTube video.

    44. Spider vs. Scorpion : All the fuzzy, four legged types aren’t the only YouTube starts. In this video, a wolf spider takes on a scorpion. Don’t watch if you don’t like forced animal fights.

Coolest People Wildlife Videos On YouTube

These YouTube videos track the strange and sometimes beautiful interaction between people and wildlife.

    45. Christian the Lion : He was a young lion rescued by a couple. When he got too big, they had to release him back into the wild. Years later, they came back to see him and this video captures it all.

    46. The Thames Whale : In 2006, a whale swam up the Thames River and become stuck. Unable to find her way back to sea, a group of people intervened. The complex process is detailed in this video.

    47. Best of Steve Irwin : The amazing man known as the “Crocodile Hunter” gave us all some incredible wildlife videos. Before his death doing what he loved best, he took on just about every species of animal. This fan dedicates a “Best Of” video to him.

    48. Man vs. Python : This man has a reputation for hunting snakes. Here and a group of others set out to catch a humongous python that was attacking a village. The video is a must see.

    49. Man Survives Shark Attack : A diver and group of friends innocently went diving off the coast of Northern California. While searching for Abalone, David met a great white shark. He describes the attack in detail for this YouTube video.

    50. Jane Goodall Visits Chimps : As a young woman, Jane set out to study chimps. Decades later she came back with tons of new information. In this video, she discusses the animals she loves.

Remember that all animals aren’t as snuggly as pictured in the above 50 coolest wildlife videos on YouTube. If met with a strange animal, avoid it. If at the zoo, don’t feed it. If unsure, ask the handler.