Images via Vogue.com

Burberry and I have an odd relationship. I find myself lusting after the brand’s ready-to-wear and outerwear every season without fail, and often its boots as well, but my feelings about the British brand’s bags are often a tad…fraught. I can honestly say, though, that there’s not a single bag from Burberry Spring 2012 that I wouldn’t carry.

Perhaps the biggest surprise from the collection was how little leather it included. In fact, only a few of the woven clutches were entirely leather and a couple of the larger totes were suede and croc (be it real or faux, I’m not sure), but the overwhelming majoring were woven raffia with croc trim. That’s something of a departure for the brand, and the resulting totes and clutches felt on-trend (expect to see lots of raffia for spring) and modern. Particularly the fun little clutches, which may have a rather small retail audience but which I’d be delighted to carry to any summer party.

  • Oi

    Too much going with these bags – over-engineered, a no-no

    • Gerald

      same, never been impressed by Burberry

  • Reina

    the first few remind me of an alexander wang bag but with less leather straps attached

  • sunflower

    I like them. A fresh change from all the studs and metal of past seasons.

    • annika

      i agree + it goes with the tribal theme which is so current! =]

  • Sandra Rowley

    I like them as well…..some more than others but over all very nice.

  • boperea

    i like the bags, but the price is out rageous! $20,000 for the first bag… check out their website for prices…

  • Jessica

    Yeah, these bags are amazing. Especially the clutches!

    http://thechicaddict.blogspot.com

  • MsLabelsofLust

    Yes I want them all! but…am not paying for overpriced bags..lol

  • Kiley

    I LOVE THEM ALL!! Just think its ridiculous pricing!