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.
Bag: Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Fur Clutch
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
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.