Committing to a big-bucks bag can give anyone the jitters. Soften sticker shock by thinking price per wear: In 10 years, you'll still have an exquisitely crafted essential that works every day, every place. After screening 100-plus prospects, Blueprint fashion editor Katie Hatch handpicked some designs to feature in the September/October issue.
-Mulberry Fitzrovia, $1,595; for more information call 888-685-6856.
-Bulga multipocket shoulder bag, $855; for more information visit bulgausa.com.
-Zac Posen Abbey satchel (pictured), $1,500; for more information visit eluxury.com.
-Anya Hindmarch, Alessandra, $925; for more information call 212-343-8147.
-Calvin Klein flight bag, $218; for more information visit macys.com.
Clothing and accessories were supplied by Ann Taylor Loft, Alexis Bittar, Banana Republic, Club Monaco, Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, and Bloomingdales.
Special thanks to Bag, Borrow, or Steal and Blueprint for the handbag fashion show and Calvin Klein for suppling our studio audience with a Calvin Klein clutch.