Alice and Olivia Martini Crossbody Pouch

I fully believe in starting Fridays with something a little bit silly (that’s true of most days, but especially Fridays), and in honor of the Halloween drinks that many of us shall consume in mere hours’ time, the Alice + Olivia Martini Pouch seems more than appropriate.

5 Under 500 Jewel Tone Bags
Furla Cortina L Top Handle Bag

Bag: Furla Cortina L Top Handle Bag

Price: $698 via Neiman Marcus

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: As fall descends upon us, it’s important to remember to keep lighter neutrals around among our navys and greys. They’re just as versatile in cold weather as they are any other time of year and add much-needed visual contrast to a darker wardrobe.

Best Bags Under 600 Fall 2014

Every season, the average price of a designer handbag inches up, even if a lot of bag lovers’ budgets don’t increase along with them. Because of that, we always endeavor to cover bags at a variety of price points, and with all the new Fall 2014 arrivals in stores, we found quite a few that are totally lust-worthy while still being far below the four-figure price tags that often dot our posts.

Coach Dakotah Fringe Bag

Coach is in the middle of a major reinvention, and now the first full collection from creative director Stuart Vevers has arrived for purchase. The line is inspired by the American West and traditional workwear, and the bags have a slightly rough-around-the-edges feel that will be new to many of the brand’s longtime fans.

5 Under 500 New Fall Bags
Rag and Bone Spring 2015 Bags 5

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.

Kate Spade Hello Tokyo Bags

It seems as though, with every passing season, extremely literal accessories become more and more popular among luxury customers. If you’ve got Charlotte Olympia tastes on a contemporary budget (or if you just don’t want to shell out huge bucks for a piece that’s more novelty than wardrobe-staple), you’ll want to check out the Kate Spade Hello Tokyo line, new for Fall 2014, which finds its inspiration exactly where you’d expect.

ZAC Zac Posen Daphne Satchel

We’re always on the lookout for new and unexpected places to buy handbags; after all, having more options makes it more likely that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for and get a decent deal. Although you may associate Amazon with reasonably priced books and household goods, Amazon Fashion also holds an impressive selection of handbags, shoes and clothing, mostly at contemporary price points.

Kate Spade Alice Street Adriana Satchel

I’m always on the lookout for bags that look more expensive than they are. That can be a hard thing to pull off, with ever-rising leather prices and executive boards that expect high margin percentages, so when it happens, it makes my day.