VBH-Trevi-Demi-Python-Bag

Bag: VBH Trevi Demi Python Bag

Price: $4,200 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week:Winter is a great time of year for rich textures and colors, and rarely gets richer than deep burgundy snakeskin. The Trevi is a great bag if you want to carry something elegant but not immediately recognizable.

Bottega-Veneta-Nappa-Leather-and-Intrecciato-Tote

Bag: Bottega Veneta Nappa and Leather Intrecciato Tote

Price: $4,400 via LUISAVIAROMA

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Bottega Veneta usually sticks with the classics, but the irregular stripes and gentle shading at the edges of the flat blush panels give this functional tote a ton of texture and visual depth.

Loeffler-Randall-Mini-Floral-Rider-Bag

Bag: Loeffler Randall Floral Mini Rider Bag

Price: $425 via Bloomingdale’s

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: A bouquet of flowers will only last you a week, but a floral bag will last you seasons on end. The blue-based print of this Loeffler Randall mini is perfect; feminine and painterly but not too sweet.

Vince-Signature-Collection-Stamped-Croc-Crossbody-Bag

Bag: Vince Signature Collection Stamped Croc Crossbody Bag

Price: $645 via Vince

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Vince’s new handbag line is full of sleek, functional designs at contemporary price points. This luxe-looking crossbody is big enough to be an everyday bag, but it’s compact enough not to weigh you down.

Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Featherweight Tote

Bag: Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Featherweight Tote

Price: $1,450 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: With holiday shopping and travel stress mounting, the sunny color and even sunnier sentiment of this Anya Hindmarch bag are both a welcome, if momentary, distraction.

Tomas Maier Leather Shoulder Bag

Bag: Tomas Maier Leather Shoulder Bag

Price: $1,450 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Tomas Maier is best known as Bottega Veneta’s much-celebrated creative director, but his just-launched eponymous line is also worth noting. The look is in the same quietly elegant vein as BV, but the prices are a little less dizzying.

Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch

Bag: Charlotte Olympia Taquera Clutch

Price: $1,295 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Look, it’s halfway through a short holiday week here in the US, and we’re feeling a little bit goofy around the PurseBlog offices. Goofy enough for a four-figure taco clutch?

Givenchy Antigona Pouch Black and White

Bag: Givenchy Antigona Pouch

Price: $435 via Net-A-Porter

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: I finally added a Givenchy Antigona to my collection and I still love all things Antigona. The pouch is sleek and slim, and perfect to carry a couple items.

Saint Laurent Small Velvet Monogramme Shoulder Bag

Bag: Saint Laurent Small Velvet Monogramme Crossbody Bag

Price: $1,850 via Barneys

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Hedi Slimane has remade Saint Laurent as a clothier for rockstars and those who want to dress like them, and this little bag, with its lush velvet finish and equally luxe gold logo and tassel, feels like the first of Slimane’s bags to fully capture that feeling.

Khirma Eliazov Maxim Python & Lizard Fold-Over Clutch Bag

Bag: Khirma Eliazov Python & Lizard Fold-Over Clutch

Price: $695 via Bergdorf Goodman

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Holiday parties, dinner dates or a night out with your girls all call for a special little bag, and this luxurious Khirma Eliazov clutch is just what you’ll want under your arm.