Benedetta Bruzziches Carmen Quilted Clutch

Kitsch, quirk and extreme literalness are accessories trends that have survived through multiple seasons and only seem to be gaining steam among both designers and consumers. Mostly these ideas manifest themselves in things that are charming or nostalgic, but it’s a very fine line to cross between a cute and cartoonish Fendi Bag Bug and, well, the bags below.

Mulberry-Cara-Delevingne-Bags

Word on the street is that there might finally be some good news in the pipeline for Mulberry. The struggling British brand, which has been without a creative director since fan-favorite Emma Hill left over conflicts with former CEO Bruno Guillon, is reportedly eying Johnny Coca, head of accessories design at handbag wunderkind Céline. Read More…

Armani Smooth Leather Top Handle

Nothing eats away at your sanity than not being able to figure out who made a particular handbag, and when it’s a bag we just keep seeing, that makes it even harder. We spotted one such bag on the arms of several fashion celebs in paparazzi shots outside the Spring 2015 shows, and now we’ve finally figured out what it is and where it can be bought. Read More…

Oscar de la Renta

The world lost a true legend today, Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82. The famed designer captured the hearts of many long before I ever met him, but from the moment I attended my first Oscar de la Renta show and had the chance to meet Oscar, I fell in love.

Valentino Bird-Embroidered Suede Shoulder Bag

Bag: Valentino Bird-Embroidered Suede Shoulder Bag

Price: $3,775 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino generally reserves this level of embellishment and detail for its exquisite evening gowns, but this graceful, elegant bag pulls off the look with aplomb. If you want to carry a piece of art, look no further.

Saint Laurent Metallic Gun Clutch

Fashion is like any other form of creative expression: an opportunity to be publicly clever or publicly inane, depending on your natural predilection. Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane generally chooses the latter, even if he makes some damn fine Chelsea boots, and he’s at it again with the Saint Laurent Metallic Gun Clutch.

Fendi By The Way Bag

A new season always brings with it lots of new choices, but Fall 2014 feels particularly full of brand-spanking-new handbag options from some of the biggest accessories labels in the world. Now that all the dust has settled and these designs have arrived in stores, we combed through the collections to find those that are most worthy of your new handbag dollars.

Reese Witherspoon Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag

Reese Witherspoon was recently spotted picking up her own takeout in LA (!!!), while carrying an aubergine calf leather Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag, which is the brand’s new marquee style for Fall 2014. You can currently find Reese’s exact bag for $2,242 at MyTheresa.com (but probably not for long, now that it’s gotten the Reese Witherspoon bump, so get clickin’).

Vianel Lizard V4 Card Holder

Not everyone’s a wallet person. I’m certainly not a wallet person, despite the fact that New York’s often-cash-only ways have goaded me into carrying one in my three-plus years here. It’s bulky and heavy, and I don’t like it, but there it is anyway, weighing down the bottom of my bag.

Bottega Veneta Cabat Bag

Happy Friday, Roundup Readers! We hope you are all rested up from the National Handbag Day festivities. We certainly had a lovely time revisiting some of our favorite bags and collections last week and hope you did too.

This week, we dropped into Coach and checked in on the Snoopy Line conversation, which you’ll want to check out!