Last season, we felt a little uninspired by the bags on display at New York Fashion Week, but what a difference six months make. The Spring 2016 shows wrapped up with a fab showing from Marc Jacobs late on Thursday, and we took the weekend to look back at the fashion week that was and the bags we’ll be shopping for in six months.


The Marc Jacobs show is always the biggest event of New York Fashion Week, and the designer closed out the season on Thursday with a memorable show full of, among other things, a brand new flap shoulder bag in a zillion different embellishments, from beautiful to beautifully irreverent.


I think it would be fair to say that Proenza Schouler is a brand looking for its Next Big Thing, accessory-wise. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proved their handbag bonafides with the PS1 and PS11 and have, and the success of those two designs increased the brand’s profile and power in huge ways.

Barneys-Purple-Card-Event-September-2015Now that all of Fall 2015’s best bags are in stores, we’re betting that you have a purchase or two in your near futures. If that’s the case, there’s no time like the present and the Barneys Purple Card Event.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 PurseForum

New York Fashion Week may not be as well-known for bags as Milan and Paris, but there are still some big brands who show in NYC, and they got our members (known as tPFers) talking at the PurseForum this week.


Now that we’ve rounded out New York Fashion Week, we can get back to our one true love: shopping. Specifically, shopping for a good deal with our weekly roundup of the Internet’s most promising handbag markdowns.


My preferences tend toward darker lip colors, and although I’m happy to wear them all year, fall and winter is when they’re easiest to work into a makeup look (and, it must be said, when they won’t melt off my face on a subway platform).


New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 draws to a close today, and before we (figuratively) jaunt off to London, we’re taking a look back at the best celebrity style inspiration we found outside of the week’s huge lineup of shows.


Just like clothing or shoes, we believe in the power of the handbag wardrobe. In some instances, you’ll want to have a big, statement-making satchel on your arm, but other situations call for something smaller and lighter, although no less impactful.

NYFW Street Style SS16 Day 5

We’ve wrapped up another day of New York Fashion Week, and that means we have a fresh round of street style handbag shots for your viewing pleasure (and maybe for a little bit of outfit inspiration).