New York Fashion Week is in full swing and with it come some of the chicest looks and most elegant items you could ever want or wish for.  For me, that item is the handbag.  From Chanel to Prada, the options are endless with one more gorgeous than the other {if there is such a possibility!}  So, what makes for an iconic bag that everyone covets?  I'd say it's a combination of a few key things.  First, the design of the bag needs to be one not just that of luxe beauty but of ease and functionality as well.  I love when my bag gives me easy access to my essentials when I need them and just as quickly tucks them safely away.  This Prada Saffiano Gardener's Tote does it effortlessly in such a feminine way {similar option here}.  Along with being a pretty performer, "it bags" garner their following partially upon their richly saturated gorgeous colors.  Blush, burgundy, cognac and of course black, always seem to sit at the top of my wish list every season.  Finally, the finishing touches are usually what make or break a bag for me.  The iconic "Y" of the YSL Ligne Y leather satchel, turn lock key of the Hermes Birkin bag and the interlocking CC of Chanel  fame make each of these beauties unmistakable and somewhat irresistible.  Still, if you're smitten but one of these bags not quite ready to commit to the equally famous price tag, try these similar options on for size {here, here and here}.  Shop more great choices below and enjoy!

Wishing you a beautiful Monday!

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