I have a thing for sumptuous velvet. From sofas to benches and pillows, I have covered as much as my husband will allow me with the softest of silk velvets. And it doesn’t stop with furniture– I scoop up velvet at every turn. Chanel blue velvet boy bag- check. Gaultier form fitting velvet dress with exaggerated floral details- check (how much do I miss JPG?!). Tom Ford AND YSL velvet tuxedos- check check (doesn’t everyone need several velvet tuxedos?!). Velvet thigh high boots– check. My son, by age 10, had half a dozen velvet dinner jackets himself in his wardrobe in various colors and thinks nothing of donning a blue velvet jacket with jeans for dinner!

So, in celebration of my favorite fabric- here are the best of the richly textured bags.

The Row Ascot Small Velvet Bag (on for $990): As effortless with an evening gown as it is with baggy jeans. That’s the genius of The Row.

Benedetta Bruzziches Carmen Shoulder Bag (on Farfetch for $761): Not unlike the tufting of my favorite velvet settee! Love this shade of green.

Prada Cubist Print Velvet Shoulder Bag (at Neiman Marcus for $2,980): Nothing like a good Prada velvet bag to jump start your Fall wardrobe.


Fendi Kan I Logo-Print Velvet Shoulder Bag (on for $7,150): I am as shocked by the price as you. But for those who want something unique and collectible- go for it.

Off-white Diagonal Flap Velvet Shoulder Bag (on for $1,054): Love the cheeky contrasting canvas strap and paper clip clasp!

M2Malletier Mini Amor Fita Velvet Shoulder Bag (on Farfetch for $1,425): One of my favorites of the season! A structured velvet bag will be my go-to for every occasion.

Clare V. Small Leather-Trimmed Velvet Bucket Bag (on NET-A-PORTER for $280): Softest hue of blush velvet takes summer’s hottest color into the colder months.

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