Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Featherweight Tote

Bag: Tomas Maier Leather Shoulder Bag

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.

Balenciaga Cabas Nylon and Leather Tote

Bag: Balenciaga Cabas Nylon and Leather Tote

Price: $1,175 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Holiday travel season will be on us before you know it, and whether you need the perfect carry-on for an international flight or just a bag big enough for an overnight trip to your parents’ house, this lightweight, roomy Balenciaga tote fits the bill.

Valentino Bird-Embroidered Suede Shoulder Bag

Bag: Valentino Bird-Embroidered Suede Shoulder Bag

Price: $3,775 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino generally reserves this level of embellishment and detail for its exquisite evening gowns, but this graceful, elegant bag pulls off the look with aplomb.

Chloe Emma Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Bag: Chloé Emma Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Price: $1,890 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Bucket bags have been hugely popular for the past few seasons, and for anyone who thought that the casual style couldn’t be dressed up and made elegant, this brand new Chloé bag is here to change your mind.

Furla Cortina L Top Handle Bag

Bag: Furla Cortina L Top Handle Bag

Price: $698 via Neiman Marcus

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.