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Top White-Lace Bags: Black and White Magic

Milly, Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen Lace Bags

Here’s the recipe for a refreshing take on the black-and-white combo: start with a base of black leather or satin; then add an unapologetic layer of snow-white lace, whether it’s eyelet or laser-cut calf-hair. I love the throwback vibe of pure lace, speaking of garden parties, ladylike gloves, and mint juleps. With a deep, dark background, it makes for a striking contrast that’s on-trend and on-(needle)point.

1. Milly Isabella Lace Printed Leather Shoulder BagThe flared edges and sharp architecture make for the shape of the moment, but sweet, graphic lace keeps it classic.
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $269.50 (from $385).

2. Alexander McQueen Lace Haircalf & Leather Top Handle BagThe Heroine looks brand, spanking new with white calf-hair laser-cut into lacy dreaminess.
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $3,450.

3. Stella McCartney Grace Lace and Satin ClutchLeave it to Stella to assure us that satin and lace need not look sugary. Thank the rectangular silhouette and hardware-heavy strap, great for sliding your hand through with casual ease.
On Net-a-Porter for $970.

4. Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Lace Clutch BagAs precious or punk as you want it to be, DVF scores a win by staying true to her quintessential clutch style and overlaying it with something fresh.
At Neiman Marcus for $217 (from $325).

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  1. With all the doggone snow we have gotten recently I am stuck inside , fortunately there is the internet, thanks for giving me something to do.