In 2002, Chloe released its first line of bags and began the “It Bag” craze with its much-loved Paddington. Fast forward 12 years, and the brand has continued to evolve, releasing a number of highly coveted bags in those intervening years.

Bag: Fendi 2Jours Small Shopper Bag

Price: $1,750 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Ever since Fendi released the 2Jours in a smaller size, I’ve been obsessed. The clean lines and classic design have made this bag an accessory lovers’ favorite, and with a multitude of options, there’s a version for everyone.

I always learn new things on the PurseForum, and about 5 years ago, I remember seeing the ladies talk about the Hermes Kelly Doll Bag. They shared a photo of the bag, which is a classic Hermes Kelly with arms, legs, and a face smiling back at you and I thought it must not be real.

Chanel MyHabitOur friends at MyHabit always have amazing sales, but this one really has us excited. You can shop a variety of archive Chanel Bags on MyHabit now, including a great selection of the classics. While new Chanel bags have us excited, the older pieces lure us in for their classic designs and graceful aging over time.

The iconic Louis Vuitton Lockit appeared first in 1958, and seemingly endless new renditions have followed. The latest version, seen first in the brand’s new campaign with Michelle Williams, is my favorite by far. The supple Veau Cachemire of the Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Bag provides a stunning appearance with a distinctive, ladylike feel.

Bottega Veneta and craftsmanship go hand in hand, but most customers never get to witness the work of the brand’s meticulously trained Italian artisans. When the opportunity to watch them ply their craft presents itself, you don’t want to miss it.

J. Mendel is already a name that many fashion lovers know, but when you think J. Mendel, you probably think of the brand’s stunning gowns and impeccable furs.

I’ve been a longtime lover of J. Mendel, and when I heard that Giles Mendel decided a focus on bags to be integral to his brand’s future, I was thrilled.

BV-initials-smallDon’t forget to visit the Bottega Veneta artisans who will be in NYC this week! For three days only, the brand’s artisans will be on hand to showcase the personalization service, Bottega Veneta Initials. The demonstration will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and April 26, from 10:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday, April 27, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm, in the New York City flagship store at 699 Fifth Avenue.

I feel like a hypocrite, because when anyone asks me about carrying something fragile or light-colored, I always tell them that bags are meant to be worn – and they are. But I have to be honest, when it comes to some of my favorite luxury bags, I’m afraid to carry them.

Two years ago, Bottega Veneta introduced a personalization service, aptly named Bottega Veneta Initials. Vlad and I were part of the launch of this event in Italy and were able to see how the artisans from the Bottega Veneta atelier carefully added the letters to BV’s signature Intrecciato bags.

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