During Fashion Week (nay, fashion month), the fiercest and chicest ensembles aren't spotted on the runways, they're seen on the streets as the stylish set flock to cobblestone paths and city sidewalks in show-stopping looks to get their pictures snapped. This season, street style photographers get up close and personal with the best bag ladies at the spring shows to zoom in and capture all the fine details that often go unnoticed during the hustle and bustle of the month. From sumptuous leather clutches to luxurious metal hardware and intricate embellishment and embroidery, prepare for clutching action as fashionistas took a literal approach to the handbag, keeping them held in hand rather than off their arm. After all, what a woman carries at Fashion Week is far more important than what's inside it since this feminine staple is character definition in accessory form.
Dive head first into the details of Fashion Week street style with these favorite accompaniments in the hands of all the trendsetters on the streets.
Related: Check out all the Street Style from Paris, New York, Milan and London Spring 2014 shows