A bag has to be remarkably stellar in order for most people to drop serious cash. For me there has to be a bold fusion of both masculine and feminine appeal with a touch of rugged style to peak my interest. The last bag I seriously set myself back on, was purchasing the large Camouflage Michael Kors Skorpios Shopper, which is still to this day one of my top picks. Not only can it hold your essentials and then some, but provides a sense of comfort like a security blanket wherever I go. Plus the bag compliments my Nike SB Brian Andersons quite nicely.

Just recently I was sifting the pages of my October issue of Travel & Leisure magazine, when behold my eyes graced upon one of the latest bags from Versace. While I am generally not a fan of this designer, their latest collaborative efforts with Berlin resident, and Dutch artist Tim Roeloffs has made me take notice. The Bohemian designer was handpicked by Versace scouts to infuse his three-dimensional montage style with the Autumn/Winter ’08 line. The result is a collection of dresses and handbags adorned with Berlin’s history and social landscape infused with past Versace ad campaigns from the 1980s. The use of luscious plum leather along with the print and gold shoulder strap makes me melt. What are your thoughts? To learn the complete story go to The Age- Ich bin ein Beer-liner for a good read.