Best of Boston

1999 Best Handbags

Kate Spade

These boxy little numbers are still on the hip list. The Kate Spade store, which opened last year, showcases the latest handbag designs in fabrics as diverse as silk shantung, woven wicker, canvas, and leather; it’s the label every well-manicured hand will be dangling this fall. The shop also features the designer’s lines of clothing and accessories.

177 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-2632,