When Emilio Pucci steps away from their signature graphic prints, they can create some of the most beautiful, modern handbags and the Marquise is no exception. I love the fact that Pucci never follows trends. Nothing about blue crocodile-embossed suede is reflective of ladylike chic detailing or military influences, but it looks absolutely breathtaking, and therefore, it works. The abundance of gold hardware truly pops against the gorgeous petrol blue exterior of the bag. With Chanel's outrageous price hikes and long-standing granny appeal, I've been on the prowl for suitable alternatives and I think I may have found it. Purchase directly from Emilio Pucci for $1495.