I love the new direction Lanvin bags are going. Alber Elbaz knows how to stay ahead of the game and when he realizes he needs to make a sharp left, he knows exactly what is around the corner. Gone are the sweet grosgrain ribbons, frills and ultra classic flaps and quilts. But not the ladylike chic. That is, after all, the life force of Lanvin. This slightly ruched frame has a little bit rugged vibe with the pebbled leather and puffy shape, but the basic frame and the delicate clasp keep it true to Lanvin’s vision. There are 2 outer pockets with magnetic closures, this is what gives the bag the expanded girth. Gorgeous!! At Barneys New York for $2195.