If you’re an American fashion shopper, you probably own something from Rag & Bone. The brand has firmly cemented itself as a solid source of elevated, seasonless basics that are somehow cooler than all the other basics from all the other brands.


A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the Mark Cross Resort 2016 collection, and today, we have some photos of the lovely bags to brighten up your Monday. You can expect a lot of the brand’s classic shapes, rendered in new shades and exotics, plus new versions of the popular Grace Box Bag.


By the very nature of covering fashion, we tend to cover a relatively small proportion of bag brands a relatively big proportion of the time. We’re trying to please as many of you as we can, and a lot of you like to see and hear about bags from brands like Chanel, Givenchy and Fendi.


I’m always thrilled when a brand has stepped up its handbag game, and that’s why I’ve been keeping an eye on Bally since I saw the brand’s Fall 2015 lookbook months ago. The Swiss leather goods company has been around since 1851, and the addition of Pablo Coppola as design director in 2014 has made the line’s bags feel incredibly fresh.


Everyone has to start somewhere. That’s doubly true when it comes to the addictive world of designer accessories; for every shopper, there’s at least one gateway drug that brought them here. Not everyone’s found that all-important first bag, though.


We’re well into spring/summer sale season, but pre-fall bags are not quite in stores yet, which makes this kind of a weird time for shopping. Lucky for us, it also makes it a great opportunity to be proactive; several major online retailers let you pre-order lots of the upcoming season’s bags, and there are some gems to be found right now, even if they won’t arrive at your doorstep for a few weeks.


Saint Laurent doesn’t do the splashy bag launches and re-launches every season that some brands do. Hedi Slimane has built his company’s popularity on trying to make the best versions of the things every woman already wants in her closet, whether that’s the perfect little going-out bag or the perfect pair of Chelsea boots to wear six months out of the year.


Now that fashion shows are marketing events as much as they are functional opportunities for industry professionals to plan buying and editorial for the season ahead, fashion has a scheduling problem. Consumers see the clothes when everyone else does, and more and more, they want access to it immediately.


Not long ago, I wrote about how obsessed I am with the Mark Cross Grace Box Bag, so you can imagine how delighted I am to bring you this sneak peek of the brand’s Grace bags and beyond from Fall 2015.


When it comes to handbags, we all know who the reigning kings and queens of the market are. As much fun as it is to check out new collections from big brands and gush over longtime favorites, we also believe in keeping a watchful eye on what’s next.