This time Emma Roberts impressed me with both her outfit and her Chanel Black Leather Bag with Butterfly Detail.

Guess the popular French street style blogger! I spotted her during Fashion Week NYC with her vibrantly red Hermes Kelly over her shoulder and her camera strapped around her neck.

Edit: It is indeed Ms. Garance Dore.

I’m as surprised by this as you are, but the handbags from Versace Fall 2011 are more than a little great. The big, soft hobos in various textures and color combinations aren’t on-trend or directional or any of those other fashion buzzwords, but they do look like they’d be functional and wearable and all of those other buzzwords that matter to people who actually need to use their handbags.

If you haven’t enjoyed the occasional deconstructed, undone intrecciato bags that Bottega Veneta has done in the past few seasons, you might want to skip a fair portion of this post. If you liked those ideas, though, Tomas Maier sure has a collection for you.

Who's that girl wearing a Bottega Veneta Crocodile Knot Clutch to the 83rd Academy Awards tonight?
One of the must have bags of the moment is the Mulberry Tillie.

To fully judge the bags from Prada Fall 2011, I strongly urge you to look at the collection as a whole. If you like Prada’s quirky retro-futurisim, you will love the 60s mod quasi-innocence of what Miuccia put together, and in the context of fall’s Prada girl, the bags make perfect sense.

Over the last several season, I’ve come to anticipate Fendi’s fashion shows because of the uptick in the quality of the brand’s accessories. Not only were its Spring 2011 bags totally on-trend and directional, but they seem just as brilliant now that they’ve arrived in stores as they did on the runway six months ago.

If Gucci Fall 2011 is any indication of what we’ll see from the rest of Milan Fashion Week, then I think my credit card is going to be begging for mercy when fall pre-orders start. The ready-to-wear had an easy, colorful, jet-set hippie feel to it with lavishly draped chiffon and vibrant furs, and the handbags were just as luxurious.

Nothing irritates me more than an overpriced “designer” canvas tote bag, particularly when that tote bag looks suspiciously like those totes people buy to carry their groceries. Believe me when I say that there are no differences between those bags and the “designer” version and any difference in price is merely the brand’s marketing department at work.

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