Fashion Week veterans know that a little clutch just won't cut it for a full day of shows, especially in the chilly winter weather. You really need a bag big enough to carry the necessities: water and a snack to keep the energy up, camera for celeb spotting and a visual account of favourite pieces on the runway, wallet, and just to be safe, a pair of flats in case those heels become unbearable.
So the question always is...What bag is big enough to fit all the essentials, but not so big that you're hitting people left and right while filing into the show and most importantly, goes with the outfit?
Our sister site camped out by Milk Studios during New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 and asked. Click through the gallery so you can really see the details.
Street Style - The Bags of New York Fashion Week a/w 2010
Occupation: One of the designers behind Vena Cava
Who makes your bag? Vena Cava
Outfit details: "I'm wearing all Vena Cava."
Occupation: Casting agent
Who makes your bag? Gucci
Outfit details: Topshop hat and scarf, Hugo Boss sweater, skirt by Proenza Schouler and shoes by Burberry
Which show are you excited to see most? "I've been working on the Adam show so I am looking forward to seeing that."
Occupation: Stylist in training
Who makes your bag? Givenchy
Outfit details: Burberry jacket, Tee is Alexander Wang's Fashion's Night Out T-shirt, J. Crew tights, boots by Michael Kors
Which show are you excited to see most? "All of them!"
From: New Jersey
Who makes your bag? Chanel
Outfit details: LnA leggings and YSL boots.
Which show are you excited to see most? "Jason Wu."
From: The Philippines
Occupation: Beauty PR
Who makes your bag? Rafe
Outfit details: "The necklace is Lia Sophia, the top is Uniqlo and the trousers are Topshop. My outfit covers a wide range of price points."
Which show are you excited to see most? "William Rast, Vera Wang and Devi Kroell."