When you hear the name Hermes, you probably think of the famed Birkin and Kelly bags. There are many other bags the leather house creates beyond those two icons, and most are fairly recognizable. Sometimes a true rarity pops up, though, and this time I ran into a bag I’ve never seen at Heritage Auctions.

Behold, the Hermes Shiny Vert Emerald Alligator, Rouge Vif Ostrich, Violet Veau Doblis Suede & Black Calf Box Leather Sac Himalaya Bag.

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli in Spotted Calf Hair

Price: $995 via Neiman Marcus

Why it’s the Bag of the Week: 3.1 Phillip Lim continues to make waves in the handbag world and the Pashli has quickly turned into a fan favorite. Black and white always makes an eye-catching combo and the spotted calf hair creates even more impact for your spring wardrobe.

While Mother Nature keeps playing with our start to spring, the calendars alerted us that spring arrived a week ago, and with it came a new crop of handbags. One of the biggest trends for spring is fringe, which graced some of our favorite spring runways, and thankfully, those bags are finally hitting stores. Fringe on handbags tends to look very boho, but this season, the trend offers a variety of fringe, from extreme luxury to the perfect festival bag.

One of my first major designer handbag purchases was a Bottega Veneta bag on a trip to Venice, Italy. It was a dream in every way; it was my first trip to Italy, the weather was immaculate and the store was beautiful. I picked a classic Bottega Veneta tote, and from that moment on, I’ve been hooked on BV. The leather is still some of the softest and most luxurious on the market, and the designs are subdued yet elegant.

We cover Chanel often on PurseBlog and there are many reasons why, but two of the main ones are that you love the brand and so do we. When we covered the Chanel Fall 2014 show, which took place in a Chanel-made supermarket, you had a lot to say.

Karl Lagerfeld brings whimsy and spunk to this grocery-themed collection, with some of the seasonal pieces truly touching on the supermarket aspect, alongside plenty of classics for the everyday Chanel enthusiast as well.

For everyone still experiencing the cold weather that this winter has offered, I feel you. Spring has officially landed, but the temperatures have apparently yet to get the memo. Vlad and I are down in Florida for a few weeks to thaw out, and I hope to send the warm weather to my friends still experiencing what feels like a brutally long winter.

I never thought I’d be saying these words, but I’m really loving fringe bags right now. It’s not like me to want an aggressively fringed bag (actually, it’s really not like me), but some of them on the market right now have truly nailed the design. The first brand to look to when it comes to fringe is Gucci, their fringe bags are making major statements and I’m obsessing over them.

Christian Louboutin continues to work his way into the handbag market, though the famed designer is still most well-known for his red-soled shoes. Sometimes one of his bags really makes an impression, while others don’t translate the designer’s quirky-sexy footwear aesthetic quite as well. For example, Louboutin creates some of the most enticing studded pumps around, but bringing those studs to his handbag line has been a bit more challenging.

The sister duo behind the famed jewelry line Dannijo has already made a name for themselves with their standout baubles. Their jewelry has been spotted on everyone from fashion insiders to Hollywood celebs, and it’s easy to see why: their pieces are both intricately luxurious and boho chic. I’ve been a longtime fan of the girls’ brand – pairing a statement piece with a pair of jeans and white top is right up my personal style alley.

Bag: Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Small Tote

Price: $2,550 via Net-A-Porter

Why it’s the Bag of the Week: Saint Laurent may have dropped the Yves, but its handbags stayed front and center with the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Bag. This bag quickly turned into a modern classic that’s is both easily recognizable but and stands out for its beautiful design and fashion-forward touches.

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