Lady Gaga carries an Alexander McQueen honeycomb bag (5)

Oh, Lady Gaga. Here’s her ladyship exiting her hotel in London, tempting fate and testing the patience of fashion lovers everywhere with a particularly outlandish hat choice. (I enjoy how all the Brits in these pics look particularly blasé about the whole situation.) When regarded individually, everything she’s wearing is pretty amazing, though I contend that her hat belongs in a museum and not on the head of an actual human being, for obvious reasons.

Kanye West Louis Vuitton Camouflage Bag

Kanye West is a man with many thoughts. Thoughts about art, thoughts about Kim Kardashian, thoughts about his own brilliance and, as it turns out, thoughts about Louis Vuitton. West once regularly referred to himself as the “Louis Vuitton Don” in his lyrics, but those days have passed us by.

Gucci Baby Carrier

This past weekend I went to my friend’s baby shower, which is the first of many to come in the next few months. I’ve hit that stage in life where many of my friends are pregnant, so I find myself checking out baby bags and accessories often.

TS Notice 10.31This week on TalkShoes, we spotted Rita Ora wearing a pair of crazy Fendi booties and a furry Fendi bag to match. We also rounded up over a dozen of the scariest shoes you’ll find in honor of Halloween, and one of editors confessed to one of her recent shoe guilty pleasures.

The Many Bags of Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa owns a weird little spot in my heart. I’m generally averse to morning show-style patter and generally avoid wakeup television except for the Charlie Rose-helmed CBS Morning Show. (In case you’ve always suspected that I’m a senior citizen masquerading as a 20-something New Yorker, there’s another piece of evidence for your conspiracy.) Every now and then, though, I stumble across Live with Kelly and Michael, and I’m struck by how warm, quick and funny Kelly is.

VBH Spring 2014 Handbags (1)

If I had to pick a handbag brand to categorize as perpetually underrated, it would be VBH. The brand turns out handbags in both regular leather and exotics that are consistently subtle, elegant and totally luxurious, and unlike similarly priced bags from more famous brands, you’re not going to buy one of these and then immediately realize that four people in your social circle already have it.

Kate Bosworth carries a heart-print Burberry bag in NYC (5)

Kate Bosworth just launched her second capsule collection for TopShop in NYC last week, and here she is on her way to the big Soho TopShop shindig with brand new husband, director Michael Polish, and the ever-adorable Burberry Heart Leather and Haircalf Satchel.

Want It Wednesday October 29

Some weeks, the PurseBlog team’s sartorial obsessions are in sync with some sort of theme – a particular color palette, a category of clothing, a material or texture. This week, they’re all over the place, ranging from tough motorcycle jackets to pretty jacquard dresses that just scream to be taken to an upcoming holiday party.

Coach Spring 2014 Campaign Shoot (9)

When you live in New York City, you get used to encountering a lot of unique things in your day to day life. You’ve been shoo’d away from movie sets by underpaid PAs while simply trying to get to work, you’ve seen style bloggers plying their trades with their photographer-boyfriends on the way to brunch, and you may have even spotted the legendary Bill Cunningham shooting street style in his blue smock.

Louis Vuitton Majestueux Tote MM

We’ve thoroughly discussed Louis Vuitton’s plans to target more up-market customers and discourage entry-level luxury shoppers from flocking to the brand like they have in the past, and now that more and more of the brand’s Fall 2013 handbag collection is becoming available via its website, the ways that those plans will shape the brand’s leather goods going forward are coming into stark relief.