While the current runways are full of fur, streamlined black-and-white silhouettes, and plenty of modernism, any handbag investments made now should take heed of all that. Something geometric and a bit formal — gone are those satchel days — perhaps with a metallic strap and the kind of shape even your grandmother would enjoy, seems like the right choice to wear with a more streamlined wardrobe. And all the better if it’s crafted from an unabashedly luxe material. Example A: Chloé’s new Amelia bag, which was launched exclusively to be sold at the brand’s new Soho boutique. The designers combined brown and black with an ivory panel that vaguely looks like snakeskin, but is actually ostrich leg, to create an Art Deco piece that’s slightly, and sublimely, off-kilter for spring.
Chloé Amelia Bag ($4,400), available at 93 Greene St., New York; 646-350-1770.