By staff November 1, 2001

Pocket Full of Posies. From designer Christian Livingston, this vintage-style cloth bag is hand-crafted using antique lace and crystal beads into a delicate bouquet of pink flowers that glisten in the moonlight. $96. See this one and the rest of the unusual collection at The Lemon Tree, 1465 Main St., Sarasota. 953-2242.

Stripe Tease. That's what haute handbag designer Judith Leiber calls this evening bag worked in multi-colored bands of Austrian crystals. Shaped in the wave style, it contours to the palm as a clutch or can be used with a shoulder strap. $1,535. For extra wow appeal, pair it with the JL petite pill-purse in a starburst pattern. $440. See them both at Saks Fifth Avenue, Southgate Plaza, Sarasota. 364-5300. 

Day For Night: Smart, sophisticated, young and hip, this Parisian Courreges patent leather logo bag can work hard all day at committee meetings and then swing right into an elegant dinner party. Your little black dress never had it so good. $195 at Kate, 556 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. 363-9002.

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