We’ve already raved about the qualities of Beirn’s unique and exotic medium: the watersnake. Am I going to do any different right now? To be brutally honest, no. However, I’m am here to make you aware of a different shape that’s available in Beirn’s watersnake.

It’s a classic tote, and Bluefly has it in a variety of colors, from this beautiful, pooly teal to hot pink and a light, leafy green.

Every once in awhile, I see an article of clothing, a pair of shoes, or something, anything that makes me cringe and wonder “Why in the world would anyone desire to make something so; awkward?“.

That’s what happened when I spotted this Coach Julia Transparent Op Art Logo Tote on the Nordstrom website. Frankly, I’m glad I didn’t see it passing by a Coach flagship store here in New York because I might have been mentally scarred.

Cleobella is the answer for boho recessionistas looking for a trendy-but-broken-in bag, one that’s of a certain quality. Their prices are generally low, as far as designer bags are concerned, and the leather is always what I like to call “Williamsburg-worn.” That is, the leather has that worn look favored by alternative hipsters one often runs into in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

However, with its studs and fringe, this Cleobella Zula Bag veers much more towards the trendy than the alternative.

Just when we thought Tory Burch had all but put her famed logo on a shelf and closed the door on it, it comes back. But luckily for us, it’s not in the form of one giant logo placed smack dab in the centre of an equally giant tote. This time, Tory’s gone in the same vein as the Gucci Guccissima collection by embossing an entire tote with her logo.

We’ve covered this Bottega Veneta Woven Zip Wallet before, when Megs was considering getting it as a replacement for her LV Zip Around Wallet. As even a cursory glance and click around the blog will confirm that our love for Bottega Veneta has grown epically since Megs penned that post more than a year ago.

But even while the glamour of the brand surrounds us, with their ability to custom-make pieces and their head-turning exotics, it’s important to remember that they still make basics like the Bottega Veneta Woven Zip Wallet, that are, for lack of a better word, gorgeous.

The fact is that, while this is an adorable bag by my own standards (which tend towards all things that look like they could have been made by some country artisan) there’s a problem. The kitschy, corny respelling of the famous Brazilian beach town irks me, and I’m sure it does the same for fellow spelling enthusiasts.

The truth is that this Ipa-Nima Vivian Shopper should just take the name Ipanema and avoid any confusion.

You see, the names that designers give their handbags are for a reason. They don’t just pick them out of a hat (well, maybe some do- but that’s a topic for another time). So this Rag & Bone Railroad Tote actually means something.

Look closely at the bag. Well, you actually don’t have to look quite so closely, because it’s fairly obvious that the two parallel bands of light leather trim could conceivable resemble railroad tracks.

If you haven’t yet seen the newest teeny tiny Foley + Corinna City bags, then make your way to your nearest Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, or Saks Fifth Avenue as soon as possible to take a peek”” within reason, of course.

At first glance, you think it’s all fun and bubbles, don’t you? But the fact is that the Nordstrom Ruffle Clutch is actually much cooler than it seems. Why? Because the ruffles aren’t made of a go-to girly material, like chiffon or even a light taffeta. They’re made of leather.

I love when this happens, when you see something that fits so perfectly into a certain category, like a motorcycle jacket, but then you realize that it’s much more because it’s made of sweatshirt material, or has tiny lace flowers on the buttons, or something of the sort.

Belstaff is one of those awesome English brands (well, it’s Italian-owned now), a younger and hipper brother of brands with the coveted coat of arms of a member of the Royal Family. Who doesn’t want to be a purveyor to the Queen, like Smythton or Launer? Well, Belstaff doesn’t have the coat of arms, but that doesn’t mean they’re icky. Let’s just say they’re not what the ever-proper Queen would tote.

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