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.
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If you’ve looked around the your favorite department store in the past couple seasons and felt like everything there, from itty bitty micro bags to toy-like bag charms, was designed for kids, there’s a good reason for it: luxury brands are looking to younger consumers with lower incomes to bolster sales.
Fendi has had something of an incredible run over the past few years. The brand’s bags have been popular since the days of the Baguette, but lately the Italian design house has shown a fantastic knack for anticipating trends and sparking new ones.
Bag: Charlotte Olympia Cocktail Hour Clutch
Price: $1,495 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: With this little clutch in your hand, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. (Even on a Monday morning.)
Alessandro Michele’s previous Gucci show may have been relatively light on handbags, but based on the brand’s Spring 2016 runway in Milan earlier this week, that’s not the new creative director’s preference all the time. For the upcoming season, the Gucci Dionysus, among others, are getting a remixed look with lots of extra details.
Judith Leiber occupies an incredibly unique spot in American fashion. For decades, the brand has created meticulously jeweled evening bags in both traditional and whimsical forms, and they’ve been carried to some of the most important formal events in American culture, from the Academy Awards to presidential inaugurations.
Today, we’re excited to announce our participation in a very important cause. Megs and PurseBlog are part of the 2015 AllState Foundation Purple Purse PURSEonal Voices network, which means we’re one of a handful of sites supporting the campaign’s efforts to spread awareness and assist victims of domestic violence and financial abuse.
By now, you probably know what to expect from Anya Hindmarch. The designer’s brand has been around for a long time, but over the past few seasons, she’s launched herself onto tons of very stylish shoulders by embellishing her classic shapes with large, brightly colored, nostalgia-riddled logos for everything from cereal brands to street signs.