We’re three-quarters of the way through the Spring 2017 shows, which puts us right at the end of Milan and the beginning of Paris. Before we metaphorically pick up our website and head to the City of Lights, though, we have to look back at all the best bags from the Milan runways, and any experienced bag lover knows there was surely much to see.
Bottega Veneta doesn’t often debut brand new handbag designs, and when it does, it’s usually not on the runway. That means the brand’s Spring 2017 show, marking Bottega Veneta’s 50th anniversary, was a particular treat to the brand’s many dedicated fans: not only were there a bunch of new bags, but the lineup spanned both men’s and women’s collections.
For Prada Spring 2017, brand matriarch Miuccia Prada said that she wanted to de-intellectualize her normal design process in favor of finding some elegance in the here and now. The results were wearable pieces with luxe details like marabou and exotic leathers, as well as two new bag styles: a chain-strap flap bag and a duffel-style satchel.
When a collection is designed by Karl Lagerfeld, you can always count on abundance. Minimalism has gone through periods of favor during Lagerfeld’s long career, and although he’s occasionally accommodated those seeking simplicity, his work is always detailed and heavily accessorized, which lends itself perfectly to both of the bag-heavy brands he currently helms.
Welcome to the first official Friday morning of fall! In the face of the maddening march of time and inescapable chaos of change, we’ve got at least one comfortingly consistent thing to offer you: our weekly roundup of discounted designer bags, culled from the finest sale sections the Internet has to offer.
Because Coach has such a huge handbag lineup that spans from simple and traditional to intricately detailed and fashion-forward, sometimes we miss the launch of a new bag that wasn’t featured on the brand’s runways. Thankfully we caught the Coach Drifter Bag as soon as it hit store shelves, and now we have all the details on what might be your new fall bag.
Fashion is easiest to talk about when it’s fun. Bags that will be used in the evening or on weekends can be small, highly detailed, brightly colored–anything you want them to be! Most of us, though, spend a lot of times hauling around a bag that has to be large, functional and neutral, because that’s what our professional lives require.
If you had asked me to guess, I would have guessed that an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County centered entirely around Shannon would be terrible, or, at the very least, it would be an episode I would not personally enjoy.