In some ways, London Fashion Week is my favorite, season after season. It’s the shortest of all the cities – something of a Fashion Long Weekend, if we’re being honest – and in that space, it packs in tons of incredibly talented young designers who are doing bold, sometimes even brave, things with clothing, alongside a few bold-face names like Burberry and, this season, Tom Ford.

The downside of LFW, at least as it pertains to what we do here, is that few of the designers who grace us with their presences are known for bags, and a lot of them don’t even make so much as a clutch. Still, we tracked down 10 lust-worthy runway handbags from the runways of London Fashion Week Fall 2013, from beautiful exotics in traditional shapes to, well, the kind of zaniness for which London fashion is known.

When I think of British handbags, the first brand I think of is Mulberry. Its show was full of beautiful bags, including this yellow ostrich ultra-structured stunner.

Mulberry Structured Bag

For Mulberry, Fall 2013 also marked the debut of the simple, elegant Mulberry Suffolk Bag.

Mulberry Suffolk Bag

I’ve never thought about TopShop Unique as a source for interesting bags, but this dark red fur (is that fur?) and black leather satchel has my interest piqued.

TopShop Unique Fur Satchel

Matthew Williamson is usually known for his colors and embellishments, but this textured black shoulder bag is a nice departure.

Matthew Williamson Small Shoulder Bag

This Louis Grey clutch looks like a weathered find that someone plucked out of obscurity at a thrift shop, and I mean that as a compliment.

Louis Gray Weathered Clutch

Louis Grey isn’t a traditional luxury handbag designer, but this big, bold tote is pretty fun.

Louis Gray Crazy Tote

Another crazy-good find from TopShop Unique – the big, matte black chains hanging off this collection’s bags are amazing.

TopShop Unique Red Animal Print Satchel

This season marked L’Wren Scott’s first LFW runway show, and she made her debut with this glorious gold croc clutch.

LWren Scott Gold Croc Clutch

Most of Burberry’s Fall 2013 bags were squishy pouches carried in models’ hands, but this bold satchel stood out from the pack.

Burberry Rivet Satchel

This Christopher Kane Cage Clutch was unquestionable the best evening bag of the week.

Christopher Kane Cage Clutch
  • Rashida

    The Christopher Kane clutch not bad but the model’s nails are so distracting!

    • eli

      I know!!! Didn’t they have time to do the nails?

  • Karen Smith

    That L’ren scott is a stunner

  • eli

    Finally! I’ve been waiting you to feature TopShop bags for the realists :)

  • Karin bag4bag

    I didn’t notice the model’s nails until I read the comments. LOL They should have popped her hands in gloves ! I like the clutch. Very different. Thinking that it may be a little awkward to hold though.

  • Sue

    The Louis Grey Hey Crazy tote is awesome.

  • Confused

    Why is everyone talking about the nails in the Kane clutch photo when I thought the L’Wren Scott model’s nails were strange…I mean her thumb looks like a big toe…..right?

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