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There are so many fashion designers out there, creating so many different styles of fashion. We have been able to pull together a list of just purse, handbag, and accessory designers to help you get an idea just how many hundreds of thousands of designers there are. Agnes B French designer's boutique include watches, shades and handbags. Alexander McQueen Official website of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, including collections and biography. Alice Roi Collection photos, bio and where-to-buy for this hot young designer. Anna Sui Very cool website, replete with bio, collection photos, where to buy and much more. Pronunciation for Anna Sui (anna swee). Badgley Mischka Official website of the American fashion design duo known for red carpet looks. Balenciaga The official website of Balenciaga (pronouced buh-len-see-ah-guh) by designer Nicholas Ghesquiere (pronounced nee-ko-la guess-kee-air). Betsey Johnson Browse photos and read the biography of New York designer Betsey Johnson Bill Blass Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Barbara Cloud talks about the classy Blass, shortly after his death in June '02. Bruce An interview with the publicity-shy designing women behind the downtown label, from The Look On- Line. Calvin Klein Find out more about this legendary designer. Carmen Marc Vavlo Dress designer's official site features collection photos, bio info and store locator. Carolina Herrera Photos and bio of American designer Carolina Herrera. Celine View collections, accessories and find a boutique at this chic site. Chanel official site This revamped site covers everything from beauty to fragrances, as well as the collections. Christian Dior Collections, events, beauty and more on this corporate site. Very stylish site. Christian Lacroix As colorful and eclectic as the designer himself, this site is chock-full of collection photos, shop info, news and Lacroix's own insightful bio. Christian Siriano See the designs of the winner of "Project Runway" Season 4. Christina Perrin Young designer already has a celebrity contingent. Designer appeals to women who love glamorous, classic styles with an eye toward workmanship and affordability. Collette Dinnigan Australian designer of feminine styles is popular with celebs like Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidman. Current season photos, history and more on this corporate site. Custo Barcelona Shop online for Custo Barcelona. Diane von Furstenberg Photos and bio of American designer Diane von Furstenberg. Donatella Versace Her fashion shows are studded with celebrities like George Clooney and Madonna, who vie for a peek at the super-sexy styles. More on Donatella Versace and her Italian fashion house. Donna Karan She reinvented power dressing for women with her figure-loving designs. Read more about this influential designer. Ellen Tracy Fifty years of style (it all started as a blouse company) are shown in a timeline. Also, news, features and a calendar of events. Escada This stylish corporate site covers all the divisions, from couture to sport to accessories. The "Dress Up" guide helps you get an idea of how it all works together. Fendi Most of the text for this site is in Italian, but there are some collection photos included and a few headlines in English. Ghost With more than 20 years under its belt, this independent UK label still turns out wearable, feminine pieces. Gianfranco Ferre Ferre on 2000 collection: "...utility and poetry, solidity and lightness..." Try to decipher this by checking out news, biography and collections. Giorgio Armani This elegant and functional new site has the entire world of Armani, from Classico to Exchange (where you can buy online.) For the other collections, there are quick flash-enabled previews, a way to mark your favorite looks and find a store to purchase. Givenchy History from the '50s to present day and boutiques. Gucci official site Great photos of the '00 collections, history, jobs and more. Helmut Lang The designer's own site has thumbnails of the entire collection, merchandised by color for a simple, clean look at the new millennium styles. Issey Miyake This high energy site is about the designer's Pleats Please and although some of the site is still under construction, there are product images and info, news and store listings available. Definitely worth a look. James Coviello New York designer James Coviello has wide-ranging experience in the fashion biz, from designing for with Anna Sui to doing a line for Spiegel. Jean Paul Gaultier An early pioneer to haute e-commerce, Gaultier offers men's and women's wear, as well as accessories and leather goods. Also check out the corporate site filled with photos and information. Jhane Barnes Multitalented menswear designer has virtual showroom featuring yummy fabrications for sophisticated men. John Bartlett He's a young designer from Ohio who studied at both Harvard and F.I.T. Find out more about his background and get some good men's style tips. Kate Spade The handbag queen arrived in New York with $2 in her pocket and turned her clean-styled world into an empire which now includes housewares and shoes. Lloyd Klein Parisian designer's elegant website features a biography and pictures of the 2001 Spring collection, which was recently shown in New York for the first time. Louis Vuitton Historical aspects of the site like the timeline of the 100 + year-old company are interesting. Marc Jacobs Biography and photos of Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs Browse through the latest collections (including Marc by Marc Jacobs), find a store, check out the latest ads and more. Marni Pony-skin clogs, skirts made out of ancient quilts and jackets with the seams on the outside, are just some of the items from Marni. View collections, contact info and more. Mary Quant A groovy, but thoroughly modern site featuring the designs of the woman who epitomized the '60s youthquake fashion movement. The makeup section has a fun makeup morphing model to try on colors. Michael Kors He's known for elegant, luxurious American sportswear that is trend-proof. Moschino "Fashion victims of the world unite!" This and other Moschisms appear on the site. Vital parts, like the history section may still be under construction, but you can check out addresses or even post on the forum in this global site. Nanette Lepore Browse the latest collection, read the bio or find a store that sells Nanette Lepore. Narciso Rodriguez One of the best designers working in the business, Narciso Rodriguez has a clean, modern sensibility. Norma Kamali A fashion veteran, Kamali shines with clean lines and swimwear. Oscar de la Renta More about American designer Oscar de la Renta. Oscar de la Renta CFDA's 2000 designer of the year has spent fifty years in the business. His feminine designs are loved by ladies who lunch and celebrities alik. Learn how to develop the look yourself. Paul Smith It's shagadelic! No online shopping, just a look at Smith's collections in a hip, fashion-appropriate site. Peter Som Official website of New York designer Peter Som. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Current collection photos and lots of them, where to buy and contact info in this official site. Pierre Garroudi Collection photos, designer bios and contact info. Garroudi is famous for his ability to turn out couture in 24 hours from his SoHo store. Prada official site Sometimes it's open, sometimes it's not. But, it is Prada. Proenza Schouler Two young designers capture the New York look along with a stylish celebrity following, from New York Magazine. Proenza Schouler Official website of label Proenza Schouler (pronounced pro-enza skooler) R. Scott French This menswear designer's site is packed full of biography information, stores where you can purchase the goods and of course, big, beautiful photos including Fall/Winter '00 and past collections. Raf Simons A nice chronology of the Belgium menswear designer's progression, with fun tidbits like the fact that one of his fave movies in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," from FashioNavigator. Ralph Lauren Read more about the quintessential American designer. Rochas Making clothes since '90s, Rochas heads in a romantic direction thanks to designer Olivier Theyskens, from the New York Times. Rodarte Official website of New York-based design Mulleavy sisters. Pronounced row-dar-tay. Shoshanna Lonstein Famous mostly for being Jerry Seinfeld's ex, Shoshanna now boasts a roster of A-list stores carrying her form-fittingly feminine dresses, from the San Francisco Gate. Sisley Collection photos, company history, and illegible store listings. Sonia Rykiel Read about her 30+ years in the business, find press reviews or locate a boutique. In French and English. St. John Knits A comprehensive site covering collections, history, human resources, stores and events. Stella McCartney Sure, she designed the dress Madonna was wed in, but this talented British designer's star was rising long before that event. Tommy Hilfiger With designer's own voice and upbeat music playing in the background, this site sets the tone for the rock 'n' roll Tommy lifestyle. Product photos, where-to-buy info, Jewel, Britney Spears and more in this mix of music and fashion. Vera Wang Collection photos, where-to-buy info, contacts and biography. Versace As sexy as the current print ads (and just as slick), this site is packed with absolutely everything you need to know about the brand: collection photos, background info, where to shop directory and more. Yeohlee Browse free photos from this innovative designer's Fall '01 collection. Yves Saint Laurent Beautiful haute couture photos with descriptive text give front row views. YSL bio. Zac Posen Current collections, bio, contact info and more on the young designer's site.