The Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2010 collections presented most all of the female models wearing gigantic bows on their heads. You’d have to be blind to have missed the neon fuchsia, red and blue swathes of fabric walking down the runway. It was all in tune with the very prevalent ’80s theme. Or perhaps it is an ode to Madonna. Can you say “Desperately Seeking Susan” or ginormous bunny ears at the Met ball, anyone? Thus, we are also seeing a common trend in bow-embellished handbags. Perhaps it is part of the ’80s revival as well. We found a few bags with a serious bow element to them.
Valentino’s ’360″² Bow Trim Leather Satchel (upper left, $1,395.00 at Nordstrom.com) boats a very roomy and slouchy silhouette with interior slip, zip and cell phone pockets. Get dotty with a bow themed bag from ChloÃ©. The Polka Dots leather bag (upper right, $1,405 at Net-a-Porter) is adorned with a khaki leather stud encrusted bow. Perfect for adding a feminine edge to minimalist dresses or weekend denim basics. Valentino’s green Satin bow-front clutch ($895 at Net-a-Porter) is a glamorous bag worthy of the most star-studded red carpet event. The satin bow clutch is perfect to pair with bow pumps for a fabulous evening out on the town. From Betsy Johnson, a Little Bow Pleat Satchel, (bottom, $298.00 at Bloomingdales.com) is just about as sweet as can be. Add a bit of girly girl appeal with this purple leather satchel featuring double handles, lined interior, gunmetal hardware and zip top closure. Lastly, from the man himself, Marc Jacobs is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Stamped velvet clutch, (bottom left, $230 at Net-a-Porter). The slate gray velvet clutch is stamped with letters and would work well with your favorite LBD or during the day with a bright colored ensemble and statement ankle boots.