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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. Over the years, Minkoff’s runway show has always been incredibly fun, with live music and nods to Minkoff’s tech-savvy attendees and fans.

This year was no different; with an intimate-feeling venue, perfect mood lighting and the Brooklyn-based band Little Daylight performing, a breezy collection made its way down the runway. Rebecca Minkoff’s clothing has gotten stronger every season, and Spring 2015 contained soft neutrals, perfectly muted pastels and tassel-embellished bags.

And let’s talk about the bags, shall we? Tons of tassels and sprinkles of fringe adorned the vast majority of the season’s bags. It sounds like it could be a bit much, but it worked well, making it my favorite Rebecca Minkoff bag collection in several seasons. There was an elevated feel to the bags, with oversized handheld pouches and round shoulder bags as the standouds. Studs were also a focal point, but I found the manner in which they were applied to fit Rebecca Minkoff’s downtown-romantic vibe to a T. While Rebecca will always be a handbag girl to me, it’s clear her penchant for all things fashion has grown along with her business.

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. From classic Hermes orange on a coveted Birkin to multi-color studs on a mini Christian Louboutin bag, Vlad captured the best bags of day three spotted outside the venues. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

[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. Because I’m not sure exactly where that leaves me, though, I’d appreciate it if you’d allow me to be self-indulgent and give you one anyway. We can let Karl Lagerfeld host a fashion show in a faux supermarket, but I, personally, will not let him obviate my place in the universe. It’s my way holding on to some semblance of normalcy in a world where a fake Chanel supermarket is a thing that happens. (more…)

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. Paris plays how to some of the most powerful handbag brands in the world, and even though some of them play hard to get by not showing bags on the runway (Givenchy and Saint Laurent, I’m looking at you), we’ve scoured the rest of the shows to bring you the most exciting accessories. Start saving up your handbag dollars now.

Miss our preview roundups of the best bags from New York and Milan? Well, now you have no excuse not to be caught up.

[Photos via Vogue.com]

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. We gave you the best bags of NYFW (days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8), and now we have our favorite bag shots from the streets of Paris Fashion Week. (more…)

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