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.

Smythson 1887 Leather and Suede Tote

Bag: Smythson 1887 Leather and Suede Tote

Price: $2,310 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

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.

Chloe Drew Leopard Bag

Bag: Chloé Drew Leopard Shoulder Bag

Price: $2,047 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

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.

Karl Lagerfeld KChain Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld K/Chain Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag

Price: $475 via Net-a-Porter

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.

Tory Burch Embellished Tassel Minaudiere

Bag: Tory Burch Embellished Tassel Minaudiere

Price: $495 via Neiman Marcus

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.

Dolce & Gabbana Monica Shoulder Bag

Bag: Dolce & Gabbana Monica Bag

Price: $1,865 via SSENSE

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.

IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson Church Street Crossbody Bag

Bag: IIIBeCa by Joy Gryson Church Street Crossbody Bag

Price: $128 via ShopBop

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.