Discovery of the Week: Mansur Gavriel

 

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These bags have been seen everywhere lately and it's no surprise why they're so popular. With sturdy leather, wide space, fine craftsmanship, and pick-and-choose your own outside and inside colors, these roomy tote bags by Mansur Gavriel (9 inches high by 17.5 inches wide) sell for a fetching $425. If you can afford it, this is the place to do so—on a bag that will last a lifetime.

Six Bucket Bags Worth the Investment

 

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It's the day after Christmas and you might very well be loaded down with some new, fun things. Or, maybe you're in purge mode and want to clean your house, your car, your purse. There's no better way to start out 2014 than with a new purse, and the bucket bag will serve you well in the upcoming year. These six options are have enough structure to stay upright, while holding all your essentials in a fresh, modern presentation. Prices range from $69 to $495. My favorite: No. 3, the brandy-colored beauty by Mansur Gavriel.