InStyle Editors Reveal What's In Their Bags During #NYFW

What's In My Bag - Kim Peiffer
Photo: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com
01 of 06

Melissa Rubini, Fashion Director

What's In My Bag - Melissa Rubini
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

"I like the idea of carrying an updated classic—something that goes with everything and doesn't have to be switched according to my outfit every day. During Fashion Week, most of the time this bag stays in the car and I just take a pouch (like this Givenchy one) with me to hold invites, my mobile, and Tic Tacs."

Clockwise from bottom left:

Saint Laurent bag, $2,890; net-a-porter.com.

Saint Laurent sunglasses, $345; ysl.com for a similar style.

Louis Vuitton notebook cover, $285; louisvuitton.com.

Smythson passport holder, $195; smythson.com.

Mophie phone charger, $50; mophie.com.

Giorgio Armani wallet, $595; armani.com.

InStyle business cards

Leica D-LUX 6 camera, $999; amazon.com.

Tic Tacs in Peppermint

Armoatherapy Associates "The Star" essential oil, $16; bathandunwind.com.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream, $21; elizabetharden.com.

Dior Colour Designer makeup palette, $95; izzysbeautyshoppe.com.

Sennheiser ear buds, $100; bhphotovideo.com

02 of 06

Wendy Wallace, Market Director

What's In My Bag - Wendy Wallace
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

"I like to travel light, but I also like to be prepared. If I have my phone, I'm good to go. I also like to have a few things to keep me sane and happy, like handmade Valentines from my kids."

Clockwise from top left:

Chanel purse, $5,500; chanel.com for a similar style.

Louis Vuitton wallet, $1,310; louisvuitton.com for a similar style.

Happy Plugs ear buds in gold, $30; happyplugs.com.

Thierry Lasry sunglasses, $400; net-a-porter.com.

iPhone 4

Altoids Smalls mints

Mophie battery pack, $130; mophie.com.

Burt's Bees lip shimmer in Rhubarb, $5; target.com.

Visine eye drops, $8; drugstore.com.

Hair tie

Valentines from my kids

03 of 06

Leah Karp, Accessories Director

What's In My Bag - Leah Karp
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

"I pack my bag for NYFW like I'm packing for a trip. Sometimes you don't stop at the office or go home for 10 hours or more, so you need the essentials on-hand. I never leave home without my Oliver Peoples sunglasses—they make you look polished no matter what the day holds. My Clinique Almost Lipstick is just the right ratio of tint to gloss, and it's the perfect shade for me. It somehow makes my cheeks look rosier when I put it on, too. And in the winter, I'll do anything to not get sick, so I'm never without hand sanitizer."

Clockwise from top left:

Marc Jacobs beanie, $46; marcjacobs.com.

Clinqiue Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $16; clinique.com.

Hand sanitizer

Listerine Cool Mint breath strips

A clip-on Elsa earring from my daughter

Chloe card case, $199; ebay.com.

Darrell Lee black licorice, $3; mybrands.com.

Oliver Peoples sunglasses, $365; oliverpeoples.com.

iPhone 5

Chanel purse, $4,700; chanel.com for a similar style.

04 of 06

Ali Pew, Senior Style Editor

What's In My Bag - Ali Pew
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

"I'm extremely organized and I like things to be easily transferable from my smaller handbags to gym bags and work totes. My wallet and keys are bright which makes them super-easy to find. I love mini beauty products that don't take up any extra space. And I always have Advil. It's a cure all!"

Clockwise from top left:

iPhone 5c

Keychain rope, $10; etsy.com for a similar style.

Reed Krakoff wallet, $450; saksfifthavenue.com in a different color.

Advil pocket pack

Karen Walker sunglasses, $329; karenwalker.com.

Chanel mini fragrances; chanel.com.

Rodin lip balm ring, $15; oliolusso.com.

Balenciaga bag, $2,025; balenciaga.com.

05 of 06

Violet Gaynor, Digital Senior Fashion Editor

What's In My Bag - Violet Gaynor
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

"During Fashion Week, I love to carry this red Chanel bag that I 'borrowed' from my mom because it makes any outfit look polished and special. Since it's on the small side, I have to be quite strategic in planning out what to put inside. Here's what makes the cut: a couple of my beloved Jennifer Fisher cuffs so I can easily go from day to night; a small tube of Koh Gen Do concealer for easy makeup touch-ups; my Smythson diary to jot down notes; and most importantly, Polaroid pics of my daughter Plum."

Clockwise from bottom left:

Chanel purse; chanel.com for a similar shade and style.

Polaroid pictures

RGB nail polish in Doll, $18; rgbcosmetics.com.

3.1 Phillip Lim "Gorge" pouch, $200; farfetch.com.

Jennifer Fisher bracelets; jenniferfisherjewelry.com for similar styles.

Smythson diary, $425; smythson.com.

Koh Gen Do moisture foundation, $62; kohgendo.com.

Chic Buds charger, $25; chicbuds.com for a similar style.

06 of 06

KIm Peiffer, Digital Senior Fashion News Editor

What's In My Bag - Kim Peiffer
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

"Fashion Week is always a non-stop, adrenaline-filled time of year. Running around from show to show and from the office straight to events requires a few essentials: my two must-have beauty products—mascara and tinted lip treatment—keep my makeup looking fresh after long days and nights. And the portable charger is genius for keeping me always plugged in. As for the chocolate? I don't know why you would go through Fashion Week without it!"

Clockwise from top right:

Alexander Wang bag, $795; farfetch.com.

Nordstrom cashmere scarf, $59; nordstrom.com.

Fresh Sugar Rosé lip treatment, $23; fresh.com.

Prada glasses, $240; lenscrafters.com.

iPhone 6 Plus

Puku battery, $99; gotpuku.com.

Laura Mercier mascara, $25; lauramercier.com.

Moroccanoil travel-size hairspray, $13; amazon.com.

Compartes chocolate, $13 each; compartes.com.

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