Whimsy In The Bag

Handbag designer Lulu Guinness

Handbag designer Lulu Guinness, whose classic flower-basket bag is on permanent display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, branches out this fall, opening her first U.S. boutique on New York's Bleecker Street and selling a bag to match. Her New York By Night ($795), in a limited edition of 500, features a hand-embroidered city skyline and comes in black, fashionable Gothamites' favorite hue. The Pagoda, cleverly stitched with birds and delicate cherry blossoms, evokes the elegance of an Asian temple. 394 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014; 212-367-2120.