We're as guilty as anyone of falling for fads (why yes, that is our collection of formal shorts and colorblocked shoes!). But when it comes to handbags, all of a sudden we're more conservative than Hillary's pantsuits. Not that we don't still dig a fashion risk — it's just that we know how easily today's It bag becomes tomorrow's Facebook-pic embarrassment.
The amazing thing about Clare Vivier's bags is how well they straddle the line between timeless and trendy. From clutches and business-card cases with a bold, neon stripe to mini-satchels in an unexpected-fuchsia suede, Vivier knows a thing or two about keeping basic bags covetable.