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While some people don't believe in love at first sight, we totally do... when it comes to gorgeous new It bags, that is. And, while we'd like to think we're romantics at heart (or maybe just Don Juans, since we can't walk down the street without becoming enamored with at least one new pouch), there's plenty to love when it comes to Yadouga's sleek new collection of bags for fall '12. Although her own accessories line is just two years old, designer Kirsten Yadouga Schwinn has had a little experience in the industry — you know, just styling Versace's celebrity clients and designing luxury collections for the likes of Reed Krakoff and Madewell, no biggie. Her experience working with both classic and contemporary brands certainly shines through in the 11 bags she's created for fall. Featuring a variety of soft and sumptuous leathers accented with elegant forest-green and ruby suedes, gold-plated hardware, and chain handles that evoke the elegance of the classic Chanel bag, these little stunners are pretty much guaranteed to make you the envy of the office (and, er, R29) and will seriously up your street style cred. But, what really captured our hearts was her Lena clutch, whose unique squat, pouch-like shape, simple envelope closure, and rich texture just begs to be tucked under your arm and taken everywhere... like, we're pretty sure we'd even take this little beauty grocery shopping. And, while the bags won't be available until the leaves turn, we'll console ourselves with the old saying that good things come to those who wait... but don't hate us for secretly wishing that fall was around the corner, okay?
Photo: Courtesy of Yadouga