Right now Fendi is on top of the world when it comes to its bags and accessories. While some think Karl Lagerfeld likes himself a little too much, the fact remains that when Karl introduced the Fendi Karlito Bag Bug, everyone wanted one.
When the Fendi Bag Bug came along a few seasons ago, it practically created its own fashion category: the bag accessory. Although bag charms had had pockets of popularity here and there, especially in Asian markets, a high-end worldwide trend like the one going right now is something of a first, and consumers have more options than ever.
Even as an American customer, British stores are some of my favorite online shopping destinations, both for inspiration and acquisition, and the MATCHESFASHION.COM Shoe and Bag Guide is here to do both. British style has such a sense of boldness and fun to it, which leads to different stock choices, even when it comes to the sites’ buyers making selections from US brands.
Despite all the beautiful new spring stuff that’s flooding into stores right now, this time of year is kind of a bummer when it comes to shopping. The selection is the best that it will be all year round, but there’s limited joy in buying sundresses and sandals when I still have to climb a grimy snow mountain to hail a cab outside of my apartment.
We’re all well-acquainted with the metallic, sequin-covered ensembles that usually characterize New Year’s Eve fashion. Because we’re always fans of being a little bit more creative, we’ve thought about the aesthetics that characterize some of the US’s and Europe’s style capitals and taken the liberty of assembling the best accessories for NYE celebrations in each locale.
Many of you loved Anya Hindmarch’s fun, ultra-embellished Spring 2015 bags, but opinions were mixed over whether you could justify the expense for something with such a specific look. If you’re on the fence, Hindmarch has found a way to extend the look to you, too–leather stickers of some of the motifs are now available at Net-a-Porter, which means you can add them to any of your bags or small accessories.
Moschino’s quirky items may leave you feeling annoyed or intrigued, depending on your taste, and the wackiest items typically attract the most polarizing opinions.