I have the perfect bag for you to carry on your hot Valentine's Day date — this Yves Saint Laurent red or orchid Easy Tote ($995 each). I know they don't come cheap, but if you have moolah to spare, they're delectable buys. The orchid color is pretty prim, while the red is sultry sexy. I'm in love with the large Y stamped in the center and the patent sheen. Just be mindful not to pay more attention to the bag than to your date!
British model and Social Alexa Chung has major muse power, even if she doesn't know it. After fellow Brit and Mulberry creative director Emma Hill spotted her with a vintage Mulberry men's briefcase, she was inspired to create an updated version. Since then, the new style — named Alexa — has replaced the vintage as her sidekick.
Come Jan. 11, you too can pick up the Alexa in the following styles: all leather (oak, navy, yellow, black), lambskin with snake trim (pink, black), shiny leopard print (oak, pink), and tweed (beige). Prices range from $950 for tweed to $1,595 for lambskin.
Stella may not be Designer of the Year, but I still go gaga over her creations. Her latest Falabella bags — one of them being this Stella McCartney Falabella Tote ($1,145) — don't come cheap, but they do come gorgeous. I'm intrigued by the shape and the bordering chain detail. It's hardcore enough without coming across as macho. It's been a while since I've been smitten with a bag, thanks, Stella!
Everyone from Kate Beckinsale to Kylie Minogue, Mary-Kate Olsen to Leighton Meester, Tilda Swinton to Rachel Bilson, and Selma Blair to Freida Pinto has already made it their arm candy. The sassy Katy Perry owns the black version with the metal chain insert detail (left). Formerly popular YSL bags like the Muse, Downtown, and Uptown have had more flair, but the Roady is classic and that means it will be a long-lasting friend.
My upcoming Euro trip prompted me to search for an inexpensive bag I can tote comfortably. I'm stoked I discovered this Deux Lux Drawstring Bucket Bag ($68) because it's two bags in one. It can be worn as a backpack or a shoulder bag, and it looks good both ways. Super. I also love the tassel detail. I'm going for the navy color, but it also comes in black and coral. If you're embarking soon, consider making this bag your travel companion.
OK, I don't know how Luna Boston got its hands on this exclusive Rebecca Minkoff 3-Zip Morning After Clutch, ($295) but I think I need it. Let me break it down for you. The size fits everything I need for a night out and the color, dubbed Purple Haze, is the same color as my Mini Cooper. Coincidence? And the three zip detail and chain handle? Swoon. The price isn't crazy ridiculous so I guess there's really nothing stopping me. Done and done. Oh, it also comes in teal and black . . .
We all know Nina Ricci delivers amazing clothes but did you know the fashion house also creates comparable handbags? Take for instance this divine Nina Ricci Pony Bag ($2,800) from the new Ondine line. OK, with the exception of celebs — Rihanna was spotted donning the same exact style and Uma Thurman in a similar version from the same collection — and other money-making moguls, no one can really afford the hefty price tag. However, we can appreciate the fine design. I'm lusting over the sleek pony hair texture and chain handle. The best thing about is that it's simultaneously sassy and sleek. Functional and fabulous? It doesn't get any better than this . . .