OP’s Festive Fall Bag Guide

Toss all the essentials into a purse with polish.

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“Bags can make an outfit,” opines Olivia, “they provide texture, contrast, and a stylish way to transport everything you need.” And while Olivia’s been out on the town with versions from Hermès, Roger Vivier, and Valextra, she rotates her styles to keep things fresh. “I love how different silhouettes can shape how a look comes together,” adds Olivia, “plus it lets you test out colors or patterns that you might not be bold enough to wear. ” Below, team OP pinpoints the bags to carry you into winter with feminine flourish for day or night.

Au Depart Petite Dauphine Reflex in Orange

The label has roots dating back almost two centuries—it was founded in 1834—and the label’s name literally translates to at departure. It makes sense given the label’s ethos was to outfit the jet-set with haute trunks for their travels. However, presently, the label is designed by Andrea Incontri (formerly of Tod's) and can be seen in the hands of the world’s most stylish. Think Cate Blanchett at this year’s opening night of the Venice Film Festival.

S. Joon Milk Pail Croc-Effect Leather Tote

This tiny tote takes its form from the human body and its movement which makes sense given S. Joon creative director Sahar Asvandi’s background as a choreographer and dance teacher. Elegant and modern, this vintage-inspired silhouette keeps its clean lines thanks to a double magnetic closure.

Serapian Villa Crossbody Bag in Seta Leather & Mosaico

Born out of a love of craftsmanship, Serapian’s story begins in 1928 when founder Stefano Serapian fled Armenia and settled in Milan, Italy. Focused on maintaining that same high-level of detail, Serapian introduced their mosaic-like leather weave in 1947 offsetting the minimal shapes of their bags. Today, the brand lets customers continue the journey by mixing and matching their textures and patterns with a series of (sold separately) straps.

Tods Holly Bag Small

An Olivia favorite—and presently in her rotation—the Holly bag takes its name from one of film and literature’s most iconic characters, Holly Golightly from Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Animal print adds lively contrast to blue and black leather for a joie de vivre spirit befitting its namesake.

The Volon Po Cube Shoulder Bag

Korean-born designer Eujung Jang—who goes by E.J.—might have studied music at university, but she honed her precise aesthetic working alongside her parents at their interior design firm. Focused on creating pieces that are appreciated by the fashion cognoscenti, E.J.’s bags have already garnered cult like status amongst Olivia and style setters including Caroline de Maigret and Gilda Ambrosio.

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