Select handbags carefully for this accessory, perhaps more than any other, makes a clear statement about your personal style. This season's offerings come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours, from structured totes, work-friendly satchels and multi-hued hobos, to oversize clutches, small cross-body jobs and cool bucket bags. Here are a few options that should make you look stylish wherever you happen to venture this season.
Ralph Lauren showcases its iconic Ricky and Soft Ricky bags from the Saddlery collection. The edges of the bags are formed from three layers of leather and then buffed, stained and hand-skived to ensure a flawless contour. Designed for ease of opening and to be carried unbuckled (if so desired), the bags are available in an array of seasonal colours as well as in classic hues. Custom-made in Italy from distinctive, hand-drawn patterns, each individual piece is measured, cut and put together by hand before being stamped with the instantly recognisable logo.
Kate Spade New York has unveiled its Holiday 2013 collection which consists of four handbag lines, All a Glow, Carroll Park, 2 Park Avenue and Terrace Drive. Inspiration is drawn from fanciful cocktail parties _ suggested by images like cocktails in crystal coupes, flickering chandelier lights and sparkling bubbles of pink champagne _ with pieces embellished in sequins, bedecked in crystals and created from metallic fabrics in soft tones like blush and rose gold. The collection also features nautical pieces for a winter getaway and brightly optimistic candy-coloured pieces.
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