As all fashion watchers know, the clothing and accessories that grace fashion week runways is generally the most experimental and forward-thinking of the full line of items that any designer will eventually offer in a particular season. It’s important to keep that in mind when you see the Alexander Wang Fall 2014 Handbags, which debuted over the weekend in a show that hilariously required a bunch of fancy fashion people to schlep to the Brooklyn Navy Yards.

Fashion Week is a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work, even though most members of the media try to make it look like one glam fete after another. There are indeed some fun parties to attend, but you’ll be going to them after more than a full day of work, and after a few days, that can wear on a person.

The Best Bags of New York Fashion Week Day 2 (1)

New York Fashion Week usually proceeds in ways that are somewhat predictable, but for Fall 2014, some important things have changed. Not only have venues and guest lists gotten a shakeup this season, but Coach Fall 2014 debuted on a runway instead of at a private event later in the season, which is something that both we and legions of Coach lovers were pretty interested to see.

As Amanda has already shared (and if you follow any fashion-related handles on social media, you already know), New York Fashion Week started yesterday. Industry folk, celebrities, bloggers, and just about every other fashion lover have descended upon Lincoln Center and other venues around New York City to preview the Fall 2014 collections.

We still plan to share the best bags from the runway collections, but this year Vlad is taking to the streets to photograph the best bags he spots each day.

The first time I attended New York Fashion Week (which begins tomorrow, or already began, depending on whose schedule you’re on) after moving to the city, I carried a Celine Luggage Tote. That was several years ago, right when the Luggage Tote had reached the height of its unobtainability, and I had acquired the bag by paying for it six months in advance, in full, over the phone, sight unseen.

We’ve already given you an exhaustive look at what happened outside the shows at Paris Fashion Week, and now it’s time to take an exhaustive look at what happened inside. Season after season, PFW yields some of the most incredible bag collections you’ll see anywhere, and with brand like Chanel and Louis Vuitton participating, that’s not entirely surprising. It’s easy for a great bag to get lost in the mix, though, which is why we think it’s important to take a moment and celebrate all of the Best Bags of Paris Fashion Week.

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