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By Carol Tisch Photography by Matt McCourtney February 1, 2010

asset_upload_file946_31030.jpg1 Rock Star A giant rock crystal crowns the palest silver lambskin bag by Clara Karsavina, the fave designer for Hollywood glamour girls from Hayden Panettiere to Melanie Griffith, Beyonce and Jada Pinkett Smith. $635.  Addison Craig, 28 S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-3400.

2 Snake Charmer From Shakira to the editors of Vogue, InStyle and Lucky, everyone’s entranced by Inge Christopher bags like this minaudiere of iridescent anaconda print leather with drop-in basket weave chain ($215). T. Georgiano’s, 1409B First St., (941) 870-3727.

3 Heirloom Silver Scour every nook and cranny at Designing Women, and you may spy a vintage treasure like this mid-century woven silver box ($150) by the era’s designer to fashionable society, Hilde Walborg. Designing Women Boutique, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, (941) 366-5293.

4 Conversation Piece Say yes when they ask if the hand-pleated folded Italian leather in your Koyuki Cylinder ($350) was influenced by origami. This elegant drawstring pouch from the Tel Aviv studio of Gal Feldman is at Dream Weaver’s new store, called Planet, 364 St. Armands Circle, (941) 388-1974.

5 Animal Planet For a big-cat encounter of the most elegant kind, head to Shrode Jewelers, where this ombred leopard minaudière ($1,690) leads a menagerie of Swarovski crystal bags by Katherine Baumann of Beverly Hills. Shrode Jewelers, 1433 Main St., (941) 365-4234.

6 Modern Alchemy Jewelry designer Kenny Ma‘s special antiquing process spins pewter into “gold” for a hand-crafted bags ($225 to $2,000) like this silk-lined clutch adorned with Swarovski crystals. Every bag comes with a bejeweled table hook. Trendy for day, elegant at night, it comes with shoulder and wrist straps. Envie, 1411 First St., (941) 366-7027.

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