Running from show to show during New York Fashion Week, you'd think a tote or messenger-style bag would be the sensible choice, but whoever said fashion was practical? As we've seen on the streets this past week (as well as in Florence, Milan and Paris during the fashion presentations earlier this year), a soft leather clutch tucked under the shoulder or balanced against the hip is the new on-the-go bag of choice.
Here are some of the best of both styles we've seen so far. Let us know in the comments which you prefer.
—Melodie Jeng is a New York City-based photographer. Follow her blog The NYC Streets.