Many are classics, staples in stylish wardrobes around the world, and all are investment pieces. The

Many are classics, staples in stylish wardrobes around the world, and all are investment pieces. The best transcend passing fads—no Juicy Couture velour purses here—and exist as carry-alls that you will tote throughout life. In cities like New York, your purse is your car. (In other cities, you actually have a car.) It’s how you present yourself, as much an extension of you as the business card you extend. Which is why having a good one is key—and having one of the “best” is desirable. The best bags of 2019 reflect this: Many are updates on old classics, like the new Fendi Baguettes, and a few are soon-to-be classics, like Burberry’s inspired-by-the-archives TB purses. With some taking up to three days to build a prototype alone, these are well-made, well-respected handbags that will last a lifetime (one famously so). Because at the end of the day, a quality handbag is timeless, and at the end of time, they’re inheritance. No luxury handbag roundup would be complete without the iconic Baguette by Fendi. Debuted in 1997, the uniquely shaped purse—meant to be tucked under your arm like its namesake loaf—shot into handbag history thanks a little show called Sex and the City: Carri...

Nicole Kidman admits she loves carrying pet cats in a backpack and used to eat ants

Nicole Kidman has revealed she regularly takes her cats out for hikes in a backpack and used to eat ants despite disliking their taste. The 51-year-old actor has professed her love of animals for several years and currently owns several alpacas, chickens and fish. However, it’s the Big Little Lies actor’s cats with husband Keith Urban that are her pride and joy. “Alpacas, 10 fish and two cats called Ginger and Snow… I really am a cat person,” Kidman said of her pets in a new interview with You magazine. Kidman told the publication: “I’ve just got one of those carriers. Have you seen those? Those backpacks that you can put them in? “A cat carrier that’s a backpack and it has a window that they can peek out of and it’s got air and everything and they love it.” The actor described the backpacks as “really cute”, adding that her cats “can’t wait to get in” them. Daniel Cummings, Cats Protection’s behaviour manager, said of Kidman’s decision to use the backpack: “We don’t advise people taking their cats out unless absolutely necessary as they are very territorial and crave freedom of movement.” Cummings added that putting felines in a backpack with a window means they have little op...