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Despite providing fundamental, foundational wardrobe pieces for basically every woman (and most men) in New York City who might be considered even vaguely cool, Rag & Bone is still searching for its handbag groove. The brand’s bag line is relatively young and has yet to hit the cult status of Rag & Bone’s inescapable leather booties, but you could tell by the proud, prominent placement of the models’ bags in the Rag & Bone Spring 2015 show that the company’s designers, who rarely make an aesthetic misstep, intend to change that.


As New York Fashion Week marches on, so too does our documentation of the most beautiful handbags that grace the arms of the shows’ attendees. Below, check out our favorites from the fourth and fifth days of NYFW Spring 2015 festivities.

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If you’ve ever wondered what a pair of retro basketball sneakers would look like if they were flayed and then restructured into a fancy designer bag (and if you have, why?), then I have, somewhat implausibly, some good news for you: that’s basically the gist of Alexander Wang’s Spring 2015 runway bags.


It’s truly been a joy to watch my friend Rebecca Minkoff grow over the years. From starting a line with only a few bag designs (like the famed Morning After) to expanding into a well-known brand whose wares include bags, clothing, shoes and jewelry, Rebecca Minkoff has changed before our eyes.


We’re just about half way through New York Fashion Week, and though it was hot and humid the ladies and gents who were popping out to attend the shows brought out their best bags. Yesterday many of the big names showed including Prabal Gurung, Tibi, Alexander Wang and Hervé Léger by Max Azria.


New York Fashion Week provides the season’s best bag-spotting opportunity, and we’ll be outside the tents every day to capture the most interesting handbags and accessories of the shows’ attendees. Below, check out our favorites from day 2.


Yesterday marked the first day of New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, and that means it was also our first day of street-style bag-spotting outside of Lincoln Center. Check out the spoils of Vlad’s photographic efforts below, and be sure to check back every day or for of the notable accessories that we spotted on the stylish sidewalks of Fashion Week.

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[Editor’s Note: This week, the PurseBlog staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We’ll return after Labor Day, but in the meantime, we’ll be running both new posts and a few of our favorites from the past few months to get you ready for fall.]

More than any show this season, and perhaps in the history of time, Chanel Fall 2014 doesn’t require much of an explanation.

Best Bags Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014

Yesterday we showed you the best of what happened outside the shows at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014, and now it’s time to take final appraisal of what showed up once everyone was seated and the house lights were lowered.

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Paris is the last stop during the long fashion month stretch, and I always think fashion people save their best for last. The streets of Paris are lined with the most fashionable men and women from around the world, looking to take in the shows and show off their goods.