I’ve already explained how much I love Diane von Furstenberg’s Fall 2011 Handbags, but with the advent of some more detailed stock photos to add to the conversation, I feel like it bears repeating: These bags (and the huge selection of clutches in particular) are genuinely quite good, and at a more reasonable price point than many brands with such a well-known name offer. From embellished box clutches to big everyday bags, DVF has something in a color and texture that could suit nearly anyone’s taste.

And that’s probably what draws me to this line – instead of just a group of nice bags, it feels like a complete accessories wardrobe for the quintessential DVF girl. That takes a good bit of thought and planning on the part of a design team, which usually means that the individual pieces were also carefully considered and created with an aesthetic purpose in mind. But enough about that nonsense, which is probably the type of thing that only fashion writers care about. Most of these bags are really cute. Enough said.

Photos via Style.com

  • Marianna

    I really like most of these bags but the first thing I thought of when I saw #29 on the top of the page-why is there a switch plate on the front of that bag? Maybe I would feel differently if I saw the bag IRL.

  • Rachel

    I have found the stupidest site on the Internet! A site devoted entirely to discussions about empty bags!

    I guess it’s true what people say: women are shallow.

    • michelle

      If you think this is the stupidest site, why are you on it???

    • Rachel

      I guess it’s true what people say: Rachel is shallow.

      • Candace

        Stop responding to Rachel/Janice – that person is a troll. Trolls want attention by inciting responses via obviously insulting statements that provide plenty of fodder for yelling. If you stop feeding the troll responses, the troll will be disappointed. :)

  • 19yearslater

    The purses with the heart patterns are cute.

  • Mochababe73

    I guess that Rachel and Janice are the same person. First she calls women stupid. Now shallow.
    Anyway, I love the dusty rose color, but I am not a fan of the big, gold plates on the Harper bags. Other than the clutches, I don’t really see anything that I like.

  • susannie

    I love the first red one!!

    I do look forward to us discussing full bags, enough with the empty ones ;)

  • rose60610

    I like the clutches with the twig closures. #28 is ok. DVF has good price points.

  • Staci

    Amanda, I totally agree! It’s rare that I love an entire collection of bags! :-)

  • ninjaninja

    I need to have a DVF clutch, esp #16