Yep, it’s that time again. In almost exactly one month, editors, buyers, models, and more will be disembarking planes and weaving their way through Manhattan as New York Fashion Week—the Spring 2016 edition—comes to life. And whereas Fall market—which takes place in February and March—is a sort of street style show set in the tundra where a killer statement coat is the key piece, this round takes place in an altogether more temperate climate. The key piece this September and October from New York to London, Milan to Paris? The handbag. We asked Caroline Issa to select one for each city over the next three weeks—and a look to go with them all, too. Let’s kick it off with Gotham City.


Tod’s medium fold leather shopper



Monica makes layering look easy. She’s definitely mastered the effortless cool style of the Parisian streets. Knotted waist details have been trending a bit this year, and I love this knit dress and its knotted detail. A classic denim jacket worn under a wool coat gives this look textural dimension.

Crystal Nicodemus


Shop similar styles:
Jean Jackets | Trendy Dresses | Black Loafers

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Denim Jacket | T by Alexander Wang Tie-Front Dress  | Tod’s Leather Loafer


From lambskin to calfskin, supple leather handbags are a smart investment this winter, and luxe details make these favorites so lust worthy and timeless. Perk up a neutral look with a bold hue, or add texture to your style with crafty embossing. With so many options, you may just get carried away!

Pictured L to R: Burberry ‘Bridle Studs – Small Canterbury’ Leather Tote | Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Leather Dome Satchel

Tod’s ‘New D-Styling – Medium’ Leather Shopper | Michael Kors ‘Gia’ Croc Embossed Satchel

For more stylish options, check out our Fall Handbag Trends Guide