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2010 Best Handbags, Designer

Meichi Peng, Meichi Peng Design Studio

Interior designer turned handbag couturier Meichi Peng doesn't do "it" bags. Each handsewn Italian calfskin creation is made with classic and moderndetails—like contrasting outer lining [...] read more»
2010 Best Handbags


Newton Highlands
While other retailers stay home and (literally) phone in their orders, LuxCouture owner Sari Brown hits the European circuit to source the next obsessed-over bag. [...] read more»
2009 Best Handbags


Newton Highlands
The era of the mass-hyped, massively obvious It-bag is over (Arrivederci, Fendi baguette! Au revoir, Vuitton bowling bag!), clearing the way for the kinds of [...] read more»
2008 Best Handbags, West


Newton Highlands
Time was, Sari Brown's designer handbag mecca LuxCouture displayed its wallet-emptying wares only on its website. That all changed last fall with the opening of [...] read more»
2008 Best Handbags, Status

Gretta Luxe

Experienced "It bag" hunters know better than to play retail roulette, sifting through shelves upon shelves of mediocrity at department stores (or through pages upon [...] read more»
2006 Best Handbags

Neiman Marcus

Boston, Natick
Normally, we prefer to buy local. But every girl's got her weakness. Neiman carries more (and better) totes, clutches, hobos, and purses by Isabella Fiore, [...] read more»
2000 Best Handbags


Kate Spade may have cornered the market on corduroy and seersucker, but Matsu continues to introduce Bostonians to cutting-edge bag designers from both sides of [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
1989 Best Handbags


Casual and reasonably priced leather goods produced in South America from European designs. In a class of its own. read more»