Bag: Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Fur Clutch
Price: $2,810 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The ultra-soft, pale pink fur makes this bag feel a little bit dreamlike and impossible, but the contrast of the black strap closure pulls it back to Earth just enough.
Bag: Nina Ricci Arc Shoulder Bag
Price: $1,690 via MyTheresa
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This bag, with its thin, centralized band of gold, is a study in subtle elegance. The design clearly telegraphs luxury without being conspicuous, and everyone will want to know what it is and where you got it.
Bag: Alexander McQueen Heroine Shoulder Bag
Price: $2,085 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Although this design isn’t new, its feels fresh in this totally gorgeous shade of ultra-pale blush, with just enough black edgepaint to define its lines. I much prefer this version of the Heroine to the original tote – the closure is much more functional and intuitive on this shoulder bag.
Bag: Christian Louboutin Mini Passage Bag
Price: $1,795 via Bergdorf Goodman
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The king of red-soled shoes has solidified his place in the shoe world and continues to make strides into the handbag world. The Sweet Charity is already a celebrity fave, and the newest line of bags from Christian Louboutin is the Passage. I’ve seen this bag in person and it’s lovely, the leather is thick and the enamel cutout design is sleek and modern. This bag is a giant leap in the right direction.
Bag: Valentino Butterfly Camouflage Easy Tote
Price: $3,395 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino had incredible success with colorful camouflage bags in seasons past, but for fall, the brand is putting its own ultra-feminine spin on the traditionally masculine concept. Combining those two disparate ideas has long been a strength of the brand, and the layered intricacy of this print is breathtaking on closeup.
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Jules Crossbody
Price: $245 via ShopBop
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The combination of graphic white trim, stylized faux-snake leather and black hardware results in a modern, slick shoulder bag that can look both sharp or casual, depending on how you style it. For less than $300, you can’t beat it.
Bag: Givenchy Printed Leather Lucrezia Bag
Price: $2,990 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: One of the things that gives Givenchy’s bags their intense appeal is how the brand manages to find new ways to adorn the traditional shapes each season. While some get florals or pop-culture prints, this one has cartoonishly bold snake-like stripes, except without the delicate, pricey skin itself.
Bag: Edie Parker Jean Striped Box Clutch
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Nearly every brand has a signature box clutch, but few have the pizazz that Edie Parker brings to the table. There are customizable versions galore (remember Anna Gunn’s specially made Breaking Bad version?), but this week I’m loving the stripes and colors of this particular clutch. The blues remind me of the ocean, the pink is eye-catching and the silver is glam.
Bag: Stella McCartney Beckett Boston Shopper Tote
Price: $1,350 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: McCartney’s Falabella has enjoyed a long period of popularity, but it’s high time that people who love designer bags but don’t love leather had a more modern option. The Beckett Boston Shopper is exactly that. On the other hand, if you like leather and want a more affordable option, it’s pretty similar to the Rebecca Minkoff Perry Satchel, which retails for $495. (It also looks like several other things, if we’re being real here, but we still think it’s a great option for the leather-averse.)
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