Swinging Into Spring

The flowers won't bloom for another three months yet, but fashion houses are all set to launch their spring collections of handbags. It makes sense to shop early, before all the best bags of the season are snapped up by the cognoscenti. Our picks are designed to appeal to the professional woman, but they'd be just as much at home in the country club as in the boardroom.

Bottega Veneta: The Italian house has adorned the arms of fashionable women since the 1970s. Go for a $1,500 hand-painted python tube designed by Tomas Maier. Snap-closure compartments give...

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