As smartphone screens (and by extension, the smartphones they’re attached to) get larger, it seems like clutches are getting smaller. Sure, I can take the case off my iPhone and wedge it into most of them, but then I have a naked iPhone! Don’t these people know how much anxiety a naked iPhone gives me? I worked in an electronics store in college.

I’ve got a major crush on many of the upcoming Alexander McQueen bags, but this bag is not on that list. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like this clutch – the shape is quite beautiful – but it’s not on my want-it-now list. When I first saw it, I couldn’t tell what the pattern was. Upon further inspection, the entire clutch is taken over by an outline of a dragonfly.

Winter is upon us, with temperatures that chill us to the bone, but fret not – resort is starting to hit stores. Every season, I wrack my brain trying to make sense of the timeline that brings bikinis into stores in January, but it’s not dictated by the same logic that the rest of us use. Even though we are in the middle of a cold streak in NYC, Dolce & Gabbana just released a new resort bag that hit Net-A-Porter late last week.

We love having a little Fill in the Blank fun, and I realized I haven’t filled this category in a while. As much as I love talking about bags, I love hearing what you all think about them as well, and there is no better way to have you sound off than a Fill in the Blank post.

Pierre Hardy may not be a brand you immediately think of when thinking of designer handbags, but his designs are quite beautiful.

I’ve been open and honest about my love of the extremely beautiful Yves Saint Laurent Chyc Bag. This bag is easy to love – everything about it is beautiful, but also a bit demure. There are so many amazing colors being released, but I don’t remember seeing a fully exotic version until now. With all the positive things that YSL has done with this bag, it is hard to see the wrong.

It’s been a decade since Alber Elbaz joined Lanvin, and since his start the brand has taken a turn for the better. More people recognize Lanvin and consider it a brilliant collection, myself included. To celebrate his first ten years, Lanvin is launching a celebratory capsule collection. The widely recognized Happy Medium bag is a spotlight in the collection, and pictured above is one of the limited edition versions that was just released.

We’ve talked about Tom Ford bags a bit on PurseBlog, and it seems that our team has mixed feelings. I tend to like the direction of the line, while Amanda thinks that the designs are lacking. Just goes to show you – our taste is similar, but it’s definitely not identical.

But a bag that I recently found staring at me from my computer screen isn’t like the rest of the Tom Ford collection.

Oh, Jimmy Choo.

On a certain level, you have to respect the brand for doggedly pursuing its over-the-top aesthetic in spite of the fact that fur, fringe, embroidery and purple suede, when all grouped together on the same handbag, are objectively a bad idea. I’m not sure if tireless commitment to bad ideas is a laudable thing or not, but at the very least, consistency is appreciated.

Ladies and gents, I’ve got a major crush on a Prada bag that seems like it makes little sense to add to my collection but I feel like I may dream about it… often. Over the weekend, the annual Governor’s Island Jazz Age Lawn Party took place in NYC, and while I missed out on stopping by, I closely followed images of friends that partook in this 1920s-themed weekend.

Lots of designers talk about their “woman” in abstract terms. The Marc Jacobs woman, for example, enjoys a bit of humor in her wardrobe. The Rick Owens woman wears a lot of black leather and will only date those who subscribe to a similar aesthetic. The Rebecca Minkoff woman has a Tumblr. Who’s the Lanvin woman? Well, she’s right there on the front of the Lanvin Sketches Shopping Bag, of course.

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