The Season’s Best Bags

Handbags are truly a gal's best friend! But according to fashion producer, Tara Williams, this season is time to say goodbye to basic browns and blacks and hello to embellishments, hardware and lavish looks. Here are some of her favourites:

Heavy Metals


Above, clockwise from top left: Rebecca Minkoff Large Racy clutch, Mini MAC in grey leather and MAC Bombe, all A2Zane; Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic, Intermix.

Evening Essentials


Above, clockwise from left: Lena Erziak black pony-hair clutch with 24-karat gold-plated strap and cream clutch with onyx rose, both Rue Pigalle; Rebecca Minkoff Buckle clutch in Raspberry, A2Zane; black patent leather clutch, Rue Pigalle; Rebecca Minkoff Zebra Fling Clutch, A2Zane.

Conversation Starters


Above, clockwise from left: Lena Erziak Barack rabbit-fur shoulder bag, Rue Pigalle; Christopher Kane aqua gel-filled clutch, The Room at The Bay; silk and silicone evening bag, Rue Pigalle; wood clutch, Augustina.

The Rainbow Collection


Above, clockwise from top: Bottega Veneta Ametista Patchwork Intrecciato Lido bag and Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Cross Body in Burnt Orange, both Holt Renfrew; The Cambridge Satchel in Fluorescent Green, A2ZANE; Lena Erziak red pony-hair purse with 24-karat gold-plated bow and silk, pearl and brushed-metal pouch, both Rue Pigalle; blue suede purse, Payless Shoesource.