When it comes to bags, size is a fickle thing. And like us, designers grow bored of a single style. Seguing into clutches was a natural move for Kara Ross, who originally started out as a fine jewelry designer and now a move into bigger bags reveals similar success. The secret: Kara knows what works for her signature look, elements like exotic skin, jewel-like hardware, and a classic flap shape. With just the right cocktail of ladylike prowess, powerhouse color, and skin that’s going to elicit oohs and aahs, the Urbana aims to please. Lush ostrich in luxe ultra-violet is a decadent combo, and I’m love the cool woven-tube strap, which throws everything off just a bit. Finished off with a great phone-pouch design – these days, you have to have the perfect phone pocket, or you’re not gonna sell any bags (it’s like cars and cup-holders!), it takes a satchel like this to announce bigger just might be better after all. At Neiman Marcus for $2,495.
Pair with: There’s nothing more decadent than adding watersnake to ostrich (except maybe say, croc or alligator!). Pierre Hardy’s two-tone pumps have just the right point and moderate heel to look super-modern. On Net-a-Porter for $695.