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Many design houses and fashion stores put a lot of effort into their holiday displays, their flagship stores in NYC particularly shine during December. Here are a few holiday impressions I gathered two weeks ago. Which one is your favorite?

It is not often that you see roses lining the concrete jungle. Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Roses Alma on a beautiful stranger.

Spotted at the Chipotle on Park and 31st. The lovely Melody with her Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle. She mentioned she loves the bag, but at times finds it heavy. She prefers to hold it in the crook of her arm instead of utilizing the shoulder strap.

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Megs and her Floral Sophia from Coach’s Madison line (courtesy of Coach) in a cab on the way to the Coach Spring 2011 preview. Pictures from the preview already posted here.

As I said, Juicy Couture is working their way into the contemporary handbag market quite nicely. Their bags remain fun and playful while having a more mature finish. The Holiday collection infuses large bows, ombre sequins, fake fur, and chiffon ruffles. My favorite (and many other bloggers agreed at the soiree) were the oversized bow bags. There were long shoulder straps paired with super-sized bows.

(1) Ferragamo Resort Leather Bag with brown trim and tortoise shell closure - $2,550

Ferragamo is a brand we turn to for premium quality and luxury. For our trip to the Bahamas, Salvatore Ferragamo sent us this Resort bag to photograph. The white leather handbag featured brown trim along with tortoise shell closures. The bag itself has thick pebbled leather and a doctor bag top closure. The color combination was perfect against the crystal blue Carribean waters and lush greenery.

The gorgeously blue Bahamian beaches were a fitting scenery for Megs’ new Balenciaga Straw Classic, which she had scooped up at BlueFly a while back.

BlueFly usually stocks plenty of authentic, past-season Balenciaga bags at significant savings. We suggest you browse their inventory if you lust after a new Bbag.

Check after the jump for more captures and don’t forget to click for the full versions.

Though entirely unrelated to bags, I still found this image interesting enough to share with you. As seen at the Cia.Maritima fashion week SWIM show in Miami.

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