Bag: Furla Cortina L Top Handle Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: As fall descends upon us, it’s important to remember to keep lighter neutrals around among our navys and greys. They’re just as versatile in cold weather as they are any other time of year and add much-needed visual contrast to a darker wardrobe. For three figures, this Furla bag looks like a million bucks.
Bag: Smythson 1887 Leather and Suede Tote
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The black accents on this olive tote set off the color just right, and the neutral, simple design makes it perfect for work in even the most conservative of offices.
Bag: Chloé Drew Leopard Shoulder Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: With gleaming gold hardware and eye-catching leopard, this Chloé bag manages to be simultaneously delicate and fierce-looking. It’s a winning combination.
Bag: Karl Lagerfeld K/Chain Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: So far, Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous line has tended toward the irreverent and sporty, but this bag packs a serious style punch at a very attractive price point. The multi-textured grey construction and statement chain make it a perfect fall piece.
Bag: Tory Burch Embellished Tassel Minaudiere
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Embellished clutches can get ridiculously expensive very quickly, and this reasonably priced option from a brand not generally known for bags like this one is absolutely perfect for all your fall events.
Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Monica Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Call it the Taylor Swift Effect; we’ve been taking increased note of Dolce & Gabbana’s bags lately, and this structured, textured little purse caught our attention with its gleaming, intricate lock.
Bag: IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson Church Street Crossbody Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Not only is this little bag affordable, cute and functional, but proceeds from the sale of every IIIBeCa bag benefit a handful of New York City charities. Buy a handbag, do some good!
Bag: Alexander Wang Large Prisma Tote
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: The all-black-everything look is always an easy sell to me, but this Alexander Wang bag manages to take it and turn it into a great, carry-all work bag that would even fit in at a fairly conservative office. That’s a pretty neat trick.
Bag: Jimmy Choo Zadie Pleated Shoulder Bag
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: After the departure of creative director Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo has been on the road to a more modern, refined look. Handbags were always a spot that could have used improvement under Mellon, and this little bag embraces the detail-laden Choo aesthetic without spilling over into ridiculous territory.
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs In The Grain Satchel
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs is in the middle of an image revamp, and as a result, the bags are starting to skew noticeably more sleek and sophisticated than they have in recent seasons. Luckily, they’re still just as affordable as ever.