With every season, it seems as though Diane von Furstenberg gets more and more serious about this whole handbag thing. Almost every look of Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 had a corresponding tote, shoulder bag or clutch, and the majority of them were the kinds of bags that you want to start incorporating into wardrobe immediately without waiting the requisite six months for them to arrive at retail.

In keeping with last season, von Furstenberg’s small shoulder bags and clutches are by far her best work; the diminutive size and more rigid structure allows the designer’s signature mix of textures, colors and prints to be vividly realized in wearable doses. If you’re sick of taking a black clutch to every party on your calendar, DVF has about a dozen alternatives for you, all of which will likely be less than $600 when they reach retail. Back off the cerulean Harper Day Bag, though – that one is mine.

Photos via Vogue.com.

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