I remember writing about a certain Juicy Couture backpack last summer – it was kitschy, cute, and had a few too many patches and phrases on it. In short, it was classic Juicy.

But Juicy has changed, become more mature. I’m sitting here wearing a pair of their jersey pajama shorts and it doesn’t say JUICY on the butt. That alone should tell you they’ve matured.

We’ve covered a lot of interesting bags on PurseBlog, but this Christian Louboutin Eden Vision Fur Ball Clutch takes what could be termed as an “interesting” bag and just makes it beautiful.

We’ve written about Foley + Corinna’s fabulous line of City bags so many times that it just can’t be counted. They’re just shaped so well – they look easy and effortless, everything that a proper blase hipster or uptown girl wants to be. And this latest version is also miniature, like the shrunken leopard City Tote I wrote about recently.

But what’s newer and edgier about this Foley + Corinna Dumond Disco City Studded Leather Cross Body Bag is that it’s studded – but only slightly.

Since we’ve been noting a clear move from monogrammed cute to sleek and chic in Tory’s shoes and bags, it’s no surprise that the Spring 2011 presentation was nothing short of gorgeous. It also confirmed that the 70s really are going to be in style next spring – I know, I know, Marc Jacobs confirmed it too but Tory Burch has the power of mass appeal.

By far one of the best parts of my first week back at school was Fashion Week – I jetted (well, ok, I took the subway) to shows before and after class. But I was highly anticipating the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2011 show, and now I can say with full confidence that it exceeded my expectations.

One of my friends likes to say that because Marc Jacobs is so amazing, he can get away with doing ridiculous thinks like having the little Miss Marc characters – and still sell bags emblazoned with her image. I’m pretty sure this Marc by Marc Jacobs Dogs of Marc Shopper qualifies to prove that her little axiom is correct.

Why? Because, while walking with the same friend, we spotted a gal slinging this bag over her shoulder.

Well, nothing. We previously reviewed the See by Chloe Slouchy Drawstring Crossbody Bag, loving it for its shape and lusciously soft-looking leather. Now, See by Chloe has made a mini version of the same bag- if there’s one thing I just can’t resist, it’s mini things.

So besides the fact that this See by Chloe Cherry Mini Bag is miniature (yes – just like mini M&Ms and tiny notebooks, I’m not over it), I know that this patterned version is adorable because I spotted it over the shoulder of a trendy girl in the meatpacking district.

It could be. And while it’s a cute bag, I have a tiny problem with it. The Marc Jacobs Parachute Cammie Crossbody Bag looks, to me, like it was made out of greenish golden tin foil. Someone just bunched that stuff up and stuck it under the zipper.

But there’s a general problem with this. First of all, it’s called the Parachute, so the designer must know that it looks like it was made out of flimsy parachute material (which pretty much looks like tin foil to my inexperienced eye – when it comes to adventurous air travel).

I feel like I’ve seen this bag before. No, scratch that. I know that I’ve seen it before. They’re all over Mexico, sold by little street vendors and made of exquisitely thick leather; so thick that the first few times the flap is opened, it has to be pried.

But this bag is the WGACA Floral Leather Mini Bag, not a bag from the streets.

As I scrolled over this Tory Burch Heidi Mini Bag, zooming to take a closer look at the details, I thought, ” Of course Tory Burch is doing pigskin!”. The fact is that Tory’s expanding her brand, and it seems like every week I come across a new item from her line, each chicer and more forward than the past item.

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