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This retro Gucci crossbody bag has my attention

No one knows exactly how long the mini crossbody trend will last, but put me on the record as hoping that this shape stays around as a wardrobe staple for years to come. Not only are minibags delightfully functional,
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This bag comes as no surprise to anyone that saw the looks from Gucci’s Fall 2010 runway show I would have pegged the look as more late 60s than early 70s, but the retro shapes and color palette were omnipresent throughout the bags featured in the show. The altered Gucci logo is the touch that really completes the look.

My only real criticism of the design is that I wish perhaps more had been done with the chain a piece of leather where the bag will sit on the shoulder is always an appreciated nod toward utilitarian comfort,
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Check out what the celebs and models are carrying at New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

The subject of celebrities at New York Fashion Week is a little bit odd. Most of them are paid to be there by a designer whose show they’re attending or a brand or product that they represent, which means that many of them are wearing and carrying clothes from that designer in what can be a fairly transparent marketing scheme. The whole point of a fashion show is marketing the new collection, though, so I can’t gripe too much. And no matter how a bag got into a celebrity’s hands,
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And then there’s the models. They’re also paid to show up, of course, but they’re generally not bedecked in the duds of any particular designer. Instead, they’re carrying something that, more often than not, perfectly punctuates their "model off duty" look and makes us all wonder why we can’t figure out how to dress like that in our downtime. (Because we’re not models, probably.) It’s an interesting contrast, and one that we’ll explore fully in the slideshow below.

23 No fashion week style roundup is complete without Vogue Nippon editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo. In this photo, she’s wearing head-to-toe Prada, along with a Prada Flower Clutch. Shop Prada via Neiman Marcus.

23 Jada Pinkett Smith may be paid to show up, but the brand that brought her didn’t give her a bag to carry, apparently. Instead,
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23 Karlie Kloss is the leader of the pack in the new crop of supermodels, and her back of choice is a seasons-old Dior Libertine Hobo.

23 Professional It Girl Harley Viera Newton also chose Dior – the Dior Lady Dior Tote, to be exact.

23 Newcomer Sami Gayle is on a show called Bluebloods that I’ve never personally seen, but I’d like to get a closer look at her BCBGMAXAZRIA Thea Clutch. Pick up the same bag for $83 via Macy’s.

23 Models off duty often go for a classic, like Crystal Renn with her black Chanel Classic Flap.

23 And then there’s the traditional model-It Bag combo, demonstrated here by Hilary Rhoda and her Celine Trapeze Bag.

23 At fashion week,
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23 Shay Mitchell, another newcomer best known for her role on Pretty Little Liars, chose a Diane von Furstenberg Carolina Lips Clutch for her showgoing experience. Pick up your own for $345 via Neiman Marcus.

23 Smash star Katharine McPhee was also on the DVF bandwagon – she toted a small Diane von Furstenberg Spherical Kiss-Lock Minaudiere,
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Slide 11 / 23 Paris Hilton doesn’t get invited to fashion shows so much anymore, but her sister Nicky Hilton is still a regular around Lincoln Center. On this particular day, she carried a black Hermes Kelly.

Slide 12 / 23 On the opposite end of the Hermes spectrum,
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Slide 13 / 23 On a slightly more "ethical" note, singer Colbie Caillat went with the vegan Stella McCartney Falabella Foldover Clutch. Pick it up in a different color via Neiman Marcus for $895.

Slide 14 / 23 I’m not sure which show Petra Nemcova was headed to, but she was headed there with a black Celine Luggage Tote.

Slide 15 / 23 Yet another celeb with DVF, this time Coco Rocha carrying a cream Diane von Furstenberg Tonda Minaudiere. $345 via Neiman Marcus.

Slide 16 / 23 Rounding out the DVF contingent, Vanessa Hudgens carried a Diane von Furstenberg Mini 440 Shoulder Bag to the designer’s show. Shop Diane von Furstenberg via Neiman Marcus.

Slide 17 / 23 In what has been perhaps my favorite fashion week handbag moment so far, Angela Simmons showed up at Lincoln Center with a beautiful, bright Hermes Constance Shoulder Bag.

Slide 18 / 23 What pose was Alexa Ray Joel trying to strike here? Uncertain. That’s definitely a Louis Vuitton Alma Bag in her hand, though. Pick one up for $1,830 via Louis Vuitton.

Slide 19 / 23 This black-white-cobalt version of the Celine Luggage Tote that I spotted on Eve is one of my favorite iterations of this bag ever.

Slide 20 / 23 Nicky Hilton again! We told you she was a regular. This time, she’s carrying a Rebecca Minkoff Alaina Mini Bag to the Rebecca Minkoff show. Pick one up for $417 via Bloomingdale’s.

Slide 21 / 23 Another model, another beautiful classic bag: Selita Ebanks and a Chanel Mini Classic Flap Python Bag.

Slide 22 / 23 It’s not just models and actresses who are coming and going from New York Fashion Week – you can spot designers here and there as well. In this case, we saw Rachel Roy carrying a beautiful taupe Hermes Kelly.

Slide 23 / 23 This fashion week has seemed to be the week of the newcomer actress, so let’s end with another one: Krysta Rodriguez, Broadway actress and costar on Smash, carrying a Rebecca Minkoff MAC Bag. $295 via Bloomingdale’s.

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Mulberry makes a covetable bag for city life

Mulberry Postman’s Lock Leather Bag, $1200 via Net-a-Porter.

As I’ve mentioned ad nauseum, I’m a little obsessed with hands-free bags at the moment. Major lifestyle changes require careful accessories planning, no matter how silly that sounds,
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Ok so this bag should just make you all laugh. I am going to go out on a limb and venture to say that many and most of you would say you could lose a few extra pounds and could be making a few extra bucks. Right now I am sitting at my desk wondering why I haven’t worked out at all recently and wondering why so many people can walk up and down 5th Ave and shop like they do and I can’t! But Lulu Guinness thinks you can be too thin and too rich. The Lulu Guinness Too Rich Too Thin Keeley is bold with its statement and fun with its color. The black canvas bag closes with a zip fastening and has colorful embroidery that reads You can be too rich and too thin. While I love the cause,
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Silver Handbags: The Metallic Mod Trend

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Metallics have been totally hot for a few seasons now. From matte metallic to bold metallic, another metallic is here for spring, only this time, it is silver rather than any shade of gold. Not a brushed silver,
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Sometimes when I write a post about something that I think might be a burgeoning trend, I feel as though I’ve participated in a bit of fashion-industry magical thinking. I speculate on something shape, a color, or in this case,
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This morning I came across pre-orders for these two Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Satchels in sequins and calf hair,
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The problem with zebra is that it tends to look cheap compared to other animal prints, so fabrication and attention to detail are of utmost importance. On the other hand, a designer can choose to fully embrace the campy,
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Our 12 Favorite Celebrity Bag Moments of 2014

First things first: this list isn’t quite as comprehensive as most year-end lists you’ll read this week, because it primarily deals with handbags we saw celebs carry after June. To get a better feel for ALL the year’s best bag moments, you’ll also want to consult "The Best Celebrity Bag Looks of Summer 2014" as well. A few of these bags made both lists, but that only means they completely dominated 2014 in a way that most of us probably didn’t, quite frankly. Better luck next year.

12 Alessandra Ambrosio

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$1,270 via Saks

Alessandra Ambrosio carried this gorgeous natural leather satchel a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, and nothing short of an an actual cornucopia would’ve seemed more appropriate.

12 Amal Alamuddin Clooney

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Here’s a pick from one of the year’s best celeb moments in general: the CLOONEY WEDDING. Amal Alamuddin carried this sweet Stella McCartney clutch to one of the myriad pre-ceremony shindigs that made up this star-studded wedding weekend.

12 Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande was undoubtedly one of the biggest rising stars of 2014, so we watched what she carried with special interest. The verdict? Some surprisingly affordable choices, like this Rebecca Minkoff bag, and a little Chanel as well.

12 Bette Midler

Prada Saffiano Executive Tote

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Prada totes were certainly having a moment in 2014,
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12 Dianna Agron

Givenchy Pandora Box Bag

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My ardent love for the Pandora only increases with every reinvention. Dianna Agron was one of the first few celebs we saw carrying the Pandora Box this year. As you can see, this Pandora is,
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12 Jennifer Lawrence

Loeffler Randall Walker Mini Bag

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J-Law made headlines all year for being in movies, taking selfies, and wearing designer gowns, but strangely we were one of the only media outlets that noticed when the face of Miss Dior handbags went out to the movies with a Loeffler Randall bag that retailed for under $500.

12 Karlie Kloss

Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Bag

There was a month or two when it seemed like the Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit could not be stopped. And then a mild case of Soft Lockit fatigue probably set in, and we all moved on. But now,
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12 Kate Beckinsale

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Dolce & Gabbana bags got a lot of publicity this year, courtesy of Taylor Swift (not pictured here). But as many a PB reader has noted, T-Swift has a rather prim way of carrying her handbags. (Words like "limp dick wrists" have been used. Your words, not mine.) Kate Beckinsale carries D&G better.

12 Kim Kardashian

Hermès Herbag

When your kids bring home their elementary school art projects, you love them. Or you at least feign liking them, and stick them on the fridge, because you’re a decent parent. But when your husband "gifts" you a "special edition" Hermès handbag that has been "customized" by your own two year old daughter…how are you supposed to react, exactly? No, really,
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12 Rachel Zoe

Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Bag

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Fringe was a huge handbag trend for a moment in 2014, but only time will tell if this trend thrives or barely survives in 2015. Here’s Rachel Zoe, carrying a sumptuous brown suede fringe bag from Gucci while pumpkin patch-hopping with her kids.

Slide 11 / 12 Reese Witherspoon

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiamma Bag

$2,242 via MyTheresa

2014 was also the year Reese Witherspoon carried two versions of the same handbag within a two week time frame. And if you don’t realize how much of an anomaly that is, you haven’t been hanging around here long enough.

Slide 12 / 12 Sarah Hyland

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag

Lady Diors were also a major fave this year with real ladies everywhere. Here’s Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, with a complete designer ensemble that wouldn’t look at all out of place on any assistant fashion editor we’ve ever met.

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Coveting the Proenza Schouler Evening Clutch

The list of handbags I covet seems to expand exponentially by the day. Some bags I simply want,
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Bringing in touches of both the PS1 and PS11, the Evening Clutch stands out because of its frame closure and chic skinny removable metal strap. For spring,
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