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Bag: Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Satchel

Price: $595 via Shopbop

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Alexander Wang has followed in the footsteps of many brands by again shrinking an already shrunken version of one of his most popular bags, but don’t worry; you can actually fit stuff in this one.

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It’s hard to believe Alexander Wang has been around for 10 years, but in preparation for celebrating a decade in business, the brand has been getting a little bit nostalgic. Shoppers can vote for their favorite runway looks to be reissued on Wang’s official site, but if bags are more your style, there’s still plenty of nostalgia to go around, and all of it’s in Wang’s signature dark palette.

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If you’ve been following Alexander Wang for more than a season or two, odds are that many of the bags he sent down his Fall 2015 runway this week will look familiar to you. That’s not just because they were mostly re-proportioned takes on two of his most popular shapes, the Rocco and Emile, but because they were black, as all of Wang’s most popular bags have started out being.

Alexander Wang Sneaker Bags

Today in Things I Didn’t Expect: Alexander Wang offered a very limited pre-order of his very literal, sneaker-inspired Spring 2015 runway bags on his website yesterday, and the three bags, all priced in the mid-$1,000 range, were sold out and completely gone from the site within a matter of hours.

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If you’ve ever wondered what a pair of retro basketball sneakers would look like if they were flayed and then restructured into a fancy designer bag (and if you have, why?), then I have, somewhat implausibly, some good news for you: that’s basically the gist of Alexander Wang’s Spring 2015 runway bags.

Rachel Bilson Alexander Wang Rockie Bag

Here’s actress Rachel Bilson, running errands in Los Angeles, carrying a natural leather Alexander Wang Rockie Bag, which is the little sister of the original Rocco. You can find a Rockie in beige lambskin for $825 at Barneys.

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Bag: Alexander Wang Large Prisma Tote

Price: $950 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The all-black-everything look is always an easy sell to me, but this Alexander Wang bag manages to take it and turn it into a great, carry-all work bag that would even fit in at a fairly conservative office.

Lea Michele Alexander Wang Marion Bag

Lea Michele has recently been making the press rounds in NYC to promote her new album Louder, her new book Brunette Ambition and, of course, the forthcoming final season of Glee. (Yes, she acts, she sings and she writes memoirs.) Here’s Lea carrying a black pebbled-calfskin Alexander Wang Marion Bag, which you can currently obtain from Barneys for $675.

Gisele Bundchen seen leaving Nello and walking about Central Park East in NYC

Gisele Bundchen was recently spotted leaving lunch at Nello in NYC to embark on a little shopping spree. She’s carrying an Alexander Wang Diego Leopard Bucket Bag, which was produced several years ago and is completely sold out. Gisele is a friend of the brand and has walked in Wang’s runway shows before (despite the fact that she rarely deigns to walk during NYFW), so it makes sense that she managed to get her hands on one.

Alexander Wang Fall 2014 Handbags

As all fashion watchers know, the clothing and accessories that grace fashion week runways is generally the most experimental and forward-thinking of the full line of items that any designer will eventually offer in a particular season. It’s important to keep that in mind when you see the Alexander Wang Fall 2014 Handbags, which debuted over the weekend in a show that hilariously required a bunch of fancy fashion people to schlep to the Brooklyn Navy Yards.

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