Last season’s runway debut of the Prada Inside Bag was the brand’s biggest bag launch in recent memory, and based on the handbags in tow at the brand’s Spring 2016 show, Prada clearly intends to take that momentum into next season.
Bag: MCM Milla Colorblock Tote
Price: $890 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This soft-but-structured tote provides a perfect example of colorblocking that feels sophisticated instead of trendy. It’d be a perfect work bag for someone in a conservative office environment who still wants to show a bit of personality.
After two blockbuster handbag hits with the PS1 and PS11 bags, Proenza Schouler’s accessories success has been in something of a holding pattern. That happens to many brands after an initial fit of success; learning how to turn those first instincts into stable, replicable growth requires a little bit of alchemy, at the very least.
For many of the most high-brands, the bags that appear on the runway differ significantly from the bags for which consumers will be clamoring several months after the show. That’s perhaps nowhere truer than it is at Celine, where Phoebe Philo consistently shows conceptual, difficult-to-carry bags and then turns around and sells Luggage Totes and Trapeze Bags hand-over-fist six months later.