It’s exceedingly rare that I see a bag from Alexander Wang that I don’t like or appreciate in any way, and it looks as though Wang’s Spring 2011 bags will continue that trend in full force. His dark, sometimes-industrialist version of downtown cool certainly qualifies as “taste specific” and tends to skew young and urban, but for those of us who fit into his niche, Wang’s relatively well-priced bags are among the most anticipated of any new season.

The standouts of this collection are the belt-covered carryalls, which will likely elicit gasps of excitement from some and groans from others, and the large, metal-cornered satchels with rose gold hardware that will surely dot young, fashionable arms near you in just a few months’ time, but I’m more interested in the smaller bags. Specifically, the corner-capped wristlets, which look to be the perfect size for the phone-keys-cards combo that we all need to be able to grab quickly to run out of the house. I’m already plotting which one will be mine. The bags will make their retail debut in February, and we have full pictures after the jump.

Photos via Style.com.

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  • nappy

    alexander wang is just great!!! i love everything.. especially the belt covered bag and the rocco which i still dont have (sadly)…

  • Naggy

    The rose gold hardware is interesting, but the bag has an odd shape.(ipad)

  • salomé
  • Kong

    Wow, this is really amazing! (ipad)

  • Julie

    I love AW! Looking forward to the RG hardware debut! Hoping for another Mini Rocco with it!! (iPad)

  • Lara Mai

    Great neutrals. I think AW was very smart to make such classic bags in the current economy. (ipad)

  • Theresa

    I’mlovingthedarcyhobo!!!sawitIRLtheotherday!!!itssosmooshy!!(iPad)

  • Mariah

    I love these. I’m obsessed with rose gold :)

  • mochababe73

    I don’t know if his designs skew toward the young and urban, but I have yet to see one that I like. I find some of them are reminiscent of other bags that I’ve seen in the marketplace.
    The yellow crossbody bag is about the only one that I would consider purchasing. The others are just okay.

    • mochababe73

      Just read about the iPad contest. My six year old has been asking for one since the came out! (iPad)

  • t

    The white one looks like it would be a hassle to clean if it ever got dirty. (ipad)

  • Alyssa Costa

    I really like bag in photo #25. Is it made from hemp? More info, please. (ipad)

  • Alyssa Costa

    I’m totally loving the bag in photo #16! (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Oooh … I love the tan and black one with the shoulder strap! (ipad)

  • mm

    I love these bags. I love the retro feel. (ipad)

  • Shana

    Adore the rose gold hardware, and that white bag reminds me of the RM Elisha (iPad)

  • MishieMonroe

    I love, love, love Alexander Wang!! Outside of the aqua rocco, I love the darcy and the new saddle bags with the studs! (Ipad)

  • Erik

    I am in love with the belts on the bags, and the new color for the Rocco is great! (ipad)

  • Michelle

    i love the new color of the rocco (ipad)

  • shweta

    great collection (ipad)

  • gpc

    Still don’t own an AW bag, but some of these have potential for me :) (ipad)

  • Shawna

    I just bought my first AW piece and I’m in love. This bag would be perfect for the spring – the color is creamy. (ipad)

  • Isabel

    I still dont get Alexander Wang’s bags… (ipad)

  • wendy

    I like the slouchy one with the hardware on the bottom. (ipad)

  • Anna

    love love love number 9!!!!!! would wear that with anything! (ipad)

  • liz

    I love AW! (ipad)

  • liz

    i love the darcy in new color.. biscotto (:
    (ipad)

  • Sara

    Very stylish urban bags, wearable and comfortable, great for a younger target. 19 is my favourite, i think Alexander Wang does a great job for this kind of handbags (ipad).

  • Jigsaw

    Love it! (ipad)

  • Jigsaw

    testing (ipad)

  • Blo0omdi

    the white one reminds me soo much of my givenchy but i still love roco ag

  • Sarah

    OMG the last one with all of the black leather straps, to die for. (ipad)

  • Emily

    Loved the first white one you showed and the blue/gray bucket bag!!! to die for!!! :) (ipad)

  • Irene

    I love love the green satchel one. I’ll hunt that bag down! (iPad)

  • Marion

    I’m not really sure how I feel about this. I find them very unimpressive. (ipad)

  • DTKC

    Very easy to wear collection. (ipad)

  • J. Is A Bird

    Not a fan. I think the studded bottom thing has been done and did not prove to be that successful. However I did like #20 the square black with wrist strap that almost looks like a retro camera bag. That one’s cute. (ipad)

    Cheers!
    J.

  • Kiwishopper

    I like the new rose hardwear too!! And I hear the new Coco version is alot lighter than the original! I gotta see one of these in person! (ipad)

  • amy

    LOVE the rose gold!!

  • Amy

    i like the color on the rocco! (ipad)

  • Chells

    I was looking for the perfect wristlet and may have found it! My husband calls it a purse for my purse. Alexander Wang’s urban vibe is cool and fun. (ipad)

  • lil

    not my style (ipad)

  • nycsara

    love the new rocco color! they all look great, actually. (ipad)

  • ☆Lola A♏ ★

    I am loving the bluish colored bags. (ipad)

  • Limey

    I don’t mind the bag… it’s cute! (ipad)

  • greenpixie

    I really like the shapes of #13 and #28. (ipad)

  • Jen

    Loving #10.. Not sure about any of the others… (ipad)

  • Lilac

    I love the gray bag in that style. (Ipad)

  • atrophia

    I love 27! (ipad)

  • reneeo

    I want a wristlet. They are so cute!! (ipad)

  • Kristen

    I love the little studded bottom cross-body bags! With that gorgeous pebbly leather, they’re perfection!! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I love simple bags. (ipad)

  • annabelle

    i like the colors for spring 2011 (ipad)

  • Smith

    i like the two bags with excessive straps…bondage undertones for sure! they’re interesting… (ipad)

  • RachNicole

    Love this bag! Not sure i would purchase it in the white. The style is amazing for everyday use! Excited to see it in person! (ipad)

  • Diana

    The wristlets are super cute! I’m wondering how big they will be since a lot of the newer bigger smartphones don’t always fit. (ipad)

  • mrsmere66

    The one that caught my eye are the little mini crossbody bags – especially the one in mint green. Very nice. (ipad)

  • Jennifer

    I just heard that Nordstrom is carrying Alexander Wang in stores now (or more than before, if they already were). I hope the line comes to our store; I’d love to see the spring line IRL! (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Love this brand and most of the featured bags (#9-10, #15-16, #18, #23-26), especially the rose-gold accents (corner-caps, bottom studs) and muted pastel colors. Love it!

    But, please don’t enter me in this (ipad) contest. I’m an “old” lady and wouldn’t know what to do with the (ipad), if I win. I’m here just to hang out with young people and see if there’s anybody out there who loves high-end designer vintage and the history of handbags. No luck so far. Still hoping…

    Amanda, is this blog only for young people?

    • Sara

      I think its great that older people like these kind of bags!

      I have a ps1 and im obsessed with the design, my mum says she just sees a bag like the ones children took to school back in the old days! (ipad)

      • Vitta

        Thank you, Sara, very sweet of you. Happy New Year to you and your Mom!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Not only for young people at all! We’re equal-opportunity around here.

      • Bisbee

        Absolutely not only for the young…not the AW bags (which I LOVE), or the blog! I’ll be 60 next year…I have one AW bag, and it may be time for another! (iPad)

      • Vitta

        Good to know, Amanda. Thank you! And Happy New Year!

  • aisha

    love alexander wang bags (especially 13) wish i wasn’t a college student so i could actually afford them (ipad)

  • ksk

    love all the bags in grey (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    Love Alexander Wang bags. ipad

  • Tina

    wow this collection really is beautiful! (iPad)

  • Sass

    Bag heaven…(ipad)

  • quimerula

    Not my cup of tea (ipad).

  • cat

    i like the palette and the complementary hardware

    is it just me or does it look like there was some inspiration from Givenchy?

  • Hedda Gabler

    not impressed with the shape…love the rocco, wish it came with a strap. (ipad)

  • Kells

    I’m absolutely not a backpack person, but if I’m heading abroad for my summer and have heard a backpack is an essential (sigh). I’m actually feeling the backpack here though (#1)! If I have to wear one, it might as well be good looking one!!! I like the zipper details and the color. I might not feel like a bum wearing Wang :) (ipad)

  • DB

    OH DEAR

    I LOVE THOSE MINTY COLORS (ipad)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    I like #13–the black shoulder bag with the studs on the bottom. Just hope it’s not too heavy. (ipad)

  • Sbelle

    Love the bag, but couldn’t do white (ipad)

  • Kelly

    i dont like the shape :( (ipad)

  • louch

    Some interesting designs. I’m not usually a fan but I really like the sleek, simple lines of some of the new designs (ipad)

  • Cheryl Popler

    Love Alexander Wang! Gorgeous! (ipad)

  • Angie

    I like the bag in pink (iPad)

  • twiggers

    Meh, not really digging it (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    Wang’s bag shapes seem just a little off and that is what makes them wonderful and unique. My favorites are the rectangle clutches and the big bag up top. (ipad)

  • susan

    It reminds me of my RM Elisha with a bottom. Its a great design and style

    • susan

      totally forgot my (ipad)

  • Linda

    What a gorgeous collection. I could only wish…

  • Susan

    Love the Oasis color Rocco! (ipad)

  • BB

    I love Alexander Wang! (IPad)

  • Lianne

    It’s sad, but there’s not a single purse in this collection that I would carry. Not one of them appeals to me at all. (ipad)

  • Jazz

    I don’t like an of them! (ipad)

  • kmroboto

    i like the first bag the most although i’d get it in black. it’s a nice middle ground between a ysl and a givenchy. (ipad)

  • CL

    every bag in this collection is beautful!

  • lis

    the blue-gray purse is my pick :) (ipad)

  • chri

    my two least fave? the ones with too many straps going every which way! (ipad)

  • patricia treml

    They are all so gorgeous!!!!!!!! (ipad)

  • Raventress

    Both colours of this bag are nice and the blue bucket bag is a keeper as well! (ipad)

  • j

    love all of them! (ipad)

  • tony

    Looks like YSL! (ipad)

  • Veronica_Sawyer

    Interesting shapes!! (ipad)

  • Joanna

    I love the soft colors. Perfect for spring (iPad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    More Roccos with straps – nice! (ipad)

  • Nicole

    mmmm, the bubbly leather mini bag is calling my name!

    Lol, Vitta, I’ll take your ipad if you don’t want it! ;)

    (ipad)

    • Vitta

      Seriously, every evening I have to struggle with my 3 TV controllers. And now an (ipad)?!… Happy New Year!

  • solee

    nice like the blue rocco. (ipad)

  • Roya

    Love these bags, especially #13! Only thing about these pictures is that it’s hard to know the sizing – can’t wait to take a look at them in-store. (iPad)

  • fuchsiafury

    Number 23, the neutral hobo with the studded bottom is gorgeous! Does anyone know how heavy the bags are? (iPad)

  • Andrea

    Alexander wang just doesn’t do it for me (ipad)

  • spanish moss

    i’m neither young nor urban, but i know gorgeous when i see it! like fuchsiafury, i’d enjoy having the light-colored hobo on my shoulder. (ipad)

  • Kathy

    I love the simplicity of an Alexander Wang bag. (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    Alexander wang just doesn’t do it for me (ipad)

  • nini

    I think number 12 is kind of cute. (ipad)

  • Sue E

    I’m not impressed..sigh** (ipad)

  • pursemonkey

    Really loving the color of that Rocco! The studded crossbody bags are nice, too. (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    I like 10 & 11 (ipad)

  • Candace

    I like #2, #4, and #7 – their simplicity speaks to me. I suppose it’s because I’m loving the Celine Box Bag still! (ipad)

  • JW

    I like 27…I just think 9/12/18/22 just look like Givenchy to me!!!

  • Mario

    These are lovely! But is nobody going to mention the Givenchy/Jil Sander influence? Especially from the Givenchy Eve handbag!

  • Mario

    These are lovely! But is nobody going to mention the Givenchy/Jil Sander influence? Especially from the Givenchy Eve handbag! (ipad)

  • Pam

    I will stick with my Louis Vuitton. (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    ALEXANDER WANG HAS DONE IT AGAIN (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    VERY CUTE (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    MORE FOR THE SUMMER (ipad)

  • ariancita

    I like the wristlets and the rose-gold toned hardware. But I agree that it’s definitely for a younger audience. I could see myself being excited about these bags a few (or more :) years ago. (ipad)

  • HK

    I love AW and rosegold, so really love his new Spring line… Can’t wait to see and try them out in person! (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Love this collection! I especially love the small, structured bags like 4, 7, 15, 26. (ipad)

  • Wendy

    There are some adorable bags shown. I covet a couple of them in particular. (ipad)

  • Claire

    #10 is pretty, but the rest don’t really do it for me. (ipad)

  • Marianna

    This is my introduction to Alexander Wang. I am really liking 9/10/23. (iPad)

  • ninjaninja

    I’m really consider getting that mini crossbody (ipad)

  • prettybird

    they’re ok but nothing I’d spend money on (ipad)

  • stacy mitchell

    Love love Alexander Wang. 2011 BAGS LOOK fab. (Ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    It looks like a bowling ball bag. (ipad)

  • PrincessGarnet

    I like the Diego… But I wouldn’t buy one myself. I think his bags are too plain for my taste. Plus I dislike those studs on the bottom for some reason. They remind me of empty bullet or shell casings that has been attached to the bottom of the bags. And the Rocco is painfully heavy.

    Alex is a great looking guy and a talented designer though. I wish him the best! (iPad)

  • Jane H.

    I actually really want some of those bags… (ipad)

  • Caroline

    I always love seeing the Rocco/Diego/Darcy in new colors! The rose gold hardware looks nice. (ipad)

  • Caroline

    Those belt-covered bags intrigue me. (ipad)

  • Mousse

    Hmnn. May have to consider an Alexander Wang bag. Nice edgy design. (ipad)

  • Rae

    He just can’t do wrong in my eyes. Luvvv! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Love the bags..makes me excited for Spring (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    very cute bags (ipad)

  • Paul

    A great way to increase usage of the site. (ipad)

  • Pearl

    they’re all pretty nice (ipad)

  • Lydia

    Interesting bag (ipad)

  • Trae

    I like Wang3. they are so adorable. (ipad)

  • Kasey

    I like 11/14 the best, but they don’t look like must haves to me. (ipad)

  • Stevie Marie

    I’M Loving Numer 22 So Beautiful and Stylish! (IPad)

  • Jelita78

    Bag in main photo looks like LV Suhaili Lockit with a shoulder strap. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    And no.23.jpg looks like YSL Roady. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    Yup.. Me not impressed too.. (ipad)

  • Joyce

    I like the main bag featured, but in general Wang doesn’t do it for me (ipad)

  • Elizabeth

    i think the new colours are beautiful – and i think his clutches are amazing (last season’s “spiral notebook” and “football” clutches? AMAZING!)
    (ipad)

  • Lola

    I neeeeeeed the blue one with the studs all over the bottom! What a beauty (ipad)

  • Britt

    These bags leave much to be desired. But then again, I’m not a huge fan of Alexander Wang in general.

  • hershery

    i like 5 and 12!!!they’re neat and simple…

  • Mash

    I like #9, #11, #19 & #27.. quite funky..(ipad)

  • Joshia

    I love all the hardware. The box-y ones remind me a lot of old school JPG. (ipad)

  • Lisa

    That would totally fin an (ipad)

  • Maggie

    I only like the white one (ipad)

  • Cindy

    I’m liking a few of the new AW offerings. Here’s to seeing them IRL in the spring! (ipad)

  • Alicia

    Love the ombre patent ones – reminds me of prada (iPad)

  • Alicia

    I also love the neutral tone – he manages to add variety while keeping the pallette small. (iPad)

  • AMN

    Hmm I think it’s time for me to buy some Alexander Wang! (ipad)

  • cat

    Mario,
    I mentioned the Givenchy influence in post 65.
    I don’t know much about Jil Sander bags…
    but there is a direct influence from the Givenchy Eve and Nightingale I see

    Wang doesn’t do it for me anymore. He’s not that original anymore and his “thing” (which was the rocker, studded, downtown, nonchalant chic) is over. His collection was so CK/Jil Sander inspired. (ipad)

  • windy

    Not really my style of bag but the colors are nice! (ipad)

  • Holly

    Loving the rose gold but not much else (ipad)

  • felicia

    WOWW look at the rocco, i love the shade of the blue! (ipad)

  • Kelly

    I love the new dusty blue colour! (iPad)

  • Miriam

    I love his leather(ipad)

  • Britney Anderson

    Ooooh I love the studded bottom design. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Loving all of these, very cute (ipad)

  • raffa

    nice ones… (ipad)

  • Justine

    I really like the first bag. (ipad)

  • Jennifer

    I’m loving the spring colors, makes me want the sunshine ASAP (Ipad)

  • SS

    Love the hardware! (iPad)

  • ninjaninja

    Love the bottom of the bag (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    What’s the difference between summer white and winter white? (ipad)

  • Lynda

    the studded bottom bag and green pastel hue on another bag are great!!! (ipad)

  • Quinn

    I’m loving the Rocco (ipad)

  • helen

    The colors featured here are very calm. I like the green / blue ones, although I’m not sure if my wardrobe has much to match them. (ipad)

  • Emma G

    love (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    anything thats crossbody ill vote yes on, love it. (ipad)

  • steff

    totally loving the new shapes and colors (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    I want ALL of them – great collection – ipad

  • Emma G

    I love the dusty blue too (ipad)

  • Heidi

    Definitely a nice collection, but nothing I love. (ipad)

  • Lananana

    Buy the Alexander Wang rocco at your own risk. Had mine for 8 months and it’s falling apart. I tried to tell AW but they told me it’s customer wear and tear. I guess they expect wear and tear within a year

  • Laura

    I also had a Rocco bag for 9 months and it was falling apart. AW credited the store I bought it from and I got a refund.
    You should persivere as the store said it was a problem they had experienced before.

  • turadosapuay

    i like the first one.

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