While some say diamonds are a girl's best friend, we think our handbags are just as loyal. After all, these totes, satchels, and messenger bags are here for us everyday, (stylishly) protecting our daily essentials as we herd our way through the morning commute. So to help kick-start your Fall shopping binge, we compiled a list of the top 15 designer dream bags — from the likes of Marni, Jason Wu, Chloé, and Proenza Schouler — to help you find that perfect, magical statement handbag to go with all of your cool weather ensembles. Click the slideshow to begin the bag envy.
The Piece: Chloé Sally Bag in Ivy
The Investment: $1,795
Why We Covet: Our Spring wardrobe palette promises to be full of neutrals, so we're looking for a pop of color. That said, that pop of color needs to be on something totally timeless and chic. Solution: this Chloé bag. Grained calfskin is soft and supple and holds the green color like a luxury bag should. The metallic clasp and guilloché hardware are beautiful but elegant, making this a statement bag that only the chicest woman would carry. Imagine this bag with a camel sweater and calf-length camel skirt, a navy sheath, or a flowy gray dress. Gorgeous, right? We think so.
A while back, you guessed the celebrity by her latest bag obsession — now it's time to decipher the designers behind the hottest new bags. From leopard prints to zebras, structured satchels to slouchy hobos, matte to patent, these are the latest bags to hit the stores. Can you guess the designers just by looking at them? There's only one way to find out!
The ever classic Louis Vuitton is changing with the times. This is one successful brand that knows how to keep their image fresh and still manage to evoke old world elegance. For the first time since it's debut in 1888, their original brown-on-brown checkerboard pattern Damier collection of bags and leather goods is allowing the color blue into the mix.
This collection was inspired by and designed to reflect life on the French Riviera. If you ask me, the color is well suited to match the sparkling water of the glorious Mediterranean. Bags available in this new pattern are: the Speedy, the Keepall, the Noé, the Saleya and the Pampelonne. Other pieces in the collection are: the vanity case, the accessories box, sandals, hair cubes and flip flops. Customized hat boxes and trunks are available as well. Click here to purchase items from the Damier Azur Collection.