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Carried Away

Take your pick from winter's coolest crop of handbags. By Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi
The hysteria over bags isn't always pretty. As the it-obsessed duke it out to reserve the latest golden ticket, the less status-oriented search diligently for the tote that won't short-change personal style for true grit. And with holiday globe-trotting right around the corner, we found it to be the perfect time to scour our favorite sources to bring you a range of bags that make keeping it together an easy feat.
1. The structured shape of this classic style is made modern with high-shine patent leather and a contrasting suede lining. Andarei Fede Black Patent Handbag, $550, at Revolve Clothing.
2. The best of both worlds: a take-anywhere black and white oversized shape matched with a très pleasing price tag. Obesity and Speed Hobo Bag, $105, available in New York at I Heart, 262 Mott Street; 212-219-9265. Or go to
3. Everything you need in the palm of your hand, not to mention a nifty strap for optimal clutching. Hope Envelope Clutch, $245, available in New York at Bird, 430 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-797-3776.
4. Slouchy takes on a more grown-up look with ruffled ruching and a long adjustable shoulder strap. Loeffler Randall Gracie Large Ruffle Satchel in Cuoio, $795, available in Boston at Louis Boston, 234 Berkeley Street; 617-262-6100.
5. The ultimate day-to-night purse looks even better in a dense shade of cobalt blue. Mayle Jeannie Bag in Iris, $495, available in New York at Mayle, 242 Elizabeth Street; 212-625-0406.
6. When less is more, this is the easiest and most elegant everyday satchel around. Jas MB Gadby Bag, $365, available at Barneys New York.
7. The duffel gets a makeover with modern metal accents and plenty of zippered compartments. Knoxx Roan Weekend Bag, $592, available at Chocosho.
8. A bag that brings high-style to work every day of the week. Gryson Taylor Bag, $975, available at
9. Our favorite example of tempering trend with timelessness balanced to perfection. BOYY Augustus Bag, $670, available at
10. The hands-free bag that keeps all the modern needs in check, including a super-supple finish in a gorgeous shade of ivory. Mike & Chris Langston bag in Whiskey, $745, available at Barneys New York.
11. Weekdays or weekends, this overnighter is a great option for quick travel and extra cargo. Barbour Waxed Cotton Utility Bag, $190, available in New York at Steven Alan.
Take your pick from winter's coolest crop of handbags.