Lanvin’s bag line has already been a bit of a mystery to me. With the beloved Alber Elbaz at the helm and such a strong place within the industry, why doesn’t Lanvin do more with bags? The opportunities are endless, but the brand’s efforts have always seemed a bit limited – nice, but not as good as they could have been. As it turns out, the brand viewed its bags the same way, and months ago, Lanvin announced that it would redouble its efforts to appeal to handbag customers. As if Alber weren’t already near and dear to our hearts.

Lanvin Spring 2013 is the first collection where those changes are being presented to the public, and so far, so good. There’s a large selection of both brights and neutrals, which encompasses both old favorites like the Lanvin Happy Shoulder Bag and new looks like the Lanvin New Partition Shoulder Bag. The collection feels significantly more modern than Lanvin’s bags have in the past, which is great if you like the direction that the industry is headed in (and, of course, not so great if you prefer a softer, more traditional look.) Which one’s your favorite? Check out our picks below or shop the full selection via Neiman Marcus.