As Seen In: Marie Claire

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April 18, 2006

What: The 10 most-wanted bags, according to Marie Claire (May 2006). Here’s what we think.

If you want a gorgeously chic oversize bag, the Coach Legacy is the way to go. It has tons of pockets and plenty of space, so we agree: It definitely is a must-have ($798). Find it at Coach.com. The Jimmy Choo Romona is a roomy hobo that fits practically everything. And it’s no slouch on the style front: Jimmy is presenting the bag with an upscale look. But there’s not much else to it ($1,450). Find it at BergdorfGoodman.com. Cute daytime clutches are hard to come by, so Miu Miu’s white one is a real find. It’s not just that it is the perfect spring/summer color; it’s also big enough to hold all your necessities for a day out ($630). Find it at Net-a-Porter.com.

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The Gucci Python Peggy is classic in shape and style but has a glaring edge. The blindingly bright snakeskin (green or violet) is what makes this bag a standout ($3,695). Find it at NeimanMarcus.com and Gucci.com.

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The Chloé Betty is a Neiman Marcus exclusive. I’ll just quote myself on this one: There’s something about the ultrasimplistic style and reliable functionality—four front pockets and a coin purse—that draws you to the Betty. It’s casual yet chic, a true modern classic. To spice it up, choose metallic pewter ($1,995). Find it at NeimanMarcus.com. It’s on preorder status, so get on the list now. Michael Kors' Desert bag is spacious and sturdy—not particularly thrilling, but a carry-all classic perfect for work ($995).

eLUXURY.com offers the Dior Gaucho, a new saddle bag that is so damn city-chic. Hanging from the strap is a Christian Dior “1947” medallion and key—it’s definitely the little things that count ($1,995). LV’s perforated bags remind us of golf gloves, but the holes in the Marc Jacobs Brigitte work—the bag kind of looks like a cute eyelet dress. But any other color than white is a no-go for spring ($1,295).

image The hush-hush, exclusive approach when it comes to the coveted ’gator Ricky is certainly working. Try finding a picture of it on the Web. Impossible. The more available—and less pricey—alternative is the calfskin version ($3,000), but it definitely pales in comparison to its reptilian counterpart. Find it at Polo.com.


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The Bottega Veneta Python Cocker features BV’s intricate signature weavework done on exotic, luxe snakeskin. Oh, and a tortoiseshell strap. ’Nuff said ($5,380). Find it at Saks.com, where you can get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150, from April 18th to May 5th.

 

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