Now that almost all spring bags have made their way to online retail for pre-order, the season’s what has begun to separate itself from the chaff, so to speak. Some of Alexander Wang’s ideas for Spring 2011 have proven to be better than others, but the more I see the Alexander Wang Large Emile Tote, the more it seems to be among the best of his new bags.

In keeping with previous season, we didn’t get to see all the accessories goods at Alexander Wang Fall 2011. Wang tends to leave the bigger bags for press photos and send clutches down the runway in order to give us a diminutive taste of what’s to come for the season purses, and that’s exactly what he did, this time with little wallet-sized clutches and handheld bags with fur tassels.

We’ve been anticipating the buckle-and-strap-covered Alexander Wang Ingrid Satchel and Alexander Wang Kristen Tote ever since stock photos of Wang’s Spring 2011 collection emerged, and now that a few colors are available at PurseBlog favorite Net-a-Porter, it’s time to do a more thorough inspection of the line’s most eye-catching design. Are you feeling love, hate or ambivalence? Larger pictures to help sort out your feelings can be found after the jump.

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 Alexander Wang Trudy Tote not only does not match with what I could expect Trudy Campbell to carry but also is a bland accessory for the brand.

Spotted at the Chipotle on Park and 31st. The lovely Melody with her Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle. She mentioned she loves the bag, but at times finds it heavy. She prefers to hold it in the crook of her arm instead of utilizing the shoulder strap.

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I am not a backpack person. I never really was. When it came to school, I was a messenger bag kind of girl. But right now I am all about the backpack and of course that is because of designer extraordinaire Alexander Wang. Alexander Wang is the designer for me, so much so that if I was told I could only buy from one designer right now I would live very happily with my choice.

Chanel (and more recently, Marc Jacobs) has made an empire out of diamond quilting, but even for the most ardent fan of the Classic Flap bags, it can get a little repetitive. Still, quilting is one of the best and most versatile ways to add texture and detail to a handbag, and it shouldn’t be discounted just because so many others have done it in the past.

Dear Alexander Wang,

I apologize. While I did say that the color of your new mustard bags on ShopBop may not represent your bags well, I did not realize how off the color could be. A reader kindly pointed us in the direction of your website and if the mustard hue you used on your bags looks like it does on your website, then job well-done.

If it didn’t look absolutely ridiculous, I would have titled this thread, Alexander Wang welcomes a new color that is similar to a color you welcome when changing the diaper of a new baby”. Let me preface this by saying that I actually love hues of yellow and even a mustard color when done right. But mustard is really really tricky to perfect, and if you are one hue too dark it starts to look like… well, you know what I mean.

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