It's been about three years since I splurged on a handbag, and the new job has inspired me to begin the search anew. I'll be auditioning various styles over the next couple of months, aiming for luxe but steering clear of all things "it." Though my workplace is relatively casual as far as dress codes go, I'd like something a bit more structured and serious, and after several years of toting around every color but black, I think I'm ready to get back to basics. This Marc Jacobs Paradise Rio bowler feels very right now, yet is classic enough to see me into old ladyhood.
$995 @ Barneys.
Hmmm. But so gorgeous in rich brown, too.
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