Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and as we prepare for the Fall 2014 collections cross the Atlantic to roll through Europe for the next three weeks, it’s important to take stock of what happened in Manhattan and what it tells us about where our accessories dollars are headed in the second half of the year.

First, designers are putting their biggest emphasis ever on exotics and fur, so you should either get ready to spend $20,000 on a handbag or get ready to buy a $2,000 consolation prize. For top-tier designers; there’s little downside to courting the ultra rich; not only does it enable them to move five-figure handbags, but it makes the brand’s more accessible designs all the more attractive to regular luxury customers. Beyond the clear texture trends, many collections had another thing in common: plenty of blue accessories, from powder to navy.

[Images via, NOWFASHION and Tory Burch]

Rag & Bone

Rag and Bone Fall 2014 Shoulder Bag

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Fall 2014 Alligator and Chain Bag

Jason Wu

Jason Wu Fall 2014 Crocodile Shoulder Bag

Reed Krakoff

Reed Krakoff Fall 2014 Astrakhan Krush Bag

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 Satchel

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler Fall 2014 Crocodile Shoulder Bag

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2014 Print Bag

Michael Kors

Michael Kors Fall 2014 Crocodile Top Handle Bag

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham Fall 2014 Tweed Bag

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler Fall 2014 Printed Clutch

Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2014 Snakeskin Top Handle Bag

Jason Wu

Jason Wu Fall 2014 Fur Shoulder Bag

J. Mendel

J. Mendel Fall 2014 Patchwork Fur Tote Bag

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2014 Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 Plaid Shoulder Bag

Reed Krakoff

Reed Krakoff Fall 2014 Crocodile Krush Bag
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8 years ago

Loving the MBMJ plaid bag!

8 years ago

The PS looks like some happy mix between PS and Celine.

8 years ago

Im loving the 3.1 and Rag and Bone!

the rebeca minkoff looks like something i could find walking into those cheap handbag shops (when i say cheap i mean compared to designer prices) and i bet its been marked up quite a bit :/

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8 years ago

I really like all of them!


8 years ago

J. Mendel looks like a simplified Fendi 2Jours..

The Reed bucket looks like the new Louis Vuitton Noes..

The Reed Astrakhan looks like a YSL Roady

the 3.1 looks like the SLP Betty

the Narciso looks like the Bulgari Serpenti bags

The Tory looks like a trying hard Versace

The MK looks like an old lady bag

the RM looks like an Akris

i feel like the Rag and bone, PS, and MBMJ are the only ones who really did their assignement and showed fresh exciting ideas

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