Our Paris trip plans are starting to come together, and I’m getting more excited by the day. I confirmed with my Parisian friend that we will be in town during the pre-sales, which kick off a week before the city’s official semi-annual sales. I plan to look for deals on clothes, of course, but for my big purchase I really want to focus on getting a special bag. Preferably a classic style that I can carry for years — it’s not like I’m going to outgrow it! Sure, I’d love a Chanel 2.55 or anything Hermes, but those are way out of my budget. Fortunately there are plenty of chic bags in the sea! I really hope some of these are on sale in January.