I’ve been trying all week to think of something appropriate to say about the Lanvin Amalia Patchwork Snakeskin Tote and I just…can’t. I can’t! It’s Friday and I’m out of words, and this bag might be so complicated that it has now damaged my eyesight, which makes any attempts on my part to accurately review it utterly futile. So! That’s where you guys come in.
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Spring 2012 is all about mixing color and textures, and as you can see, some designers took that idea to heart more than others. I normally love the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Bag in all of its sometimes strange iterations, but this 70s crocheted afghan version has me wondering whether it would have been best as a runway idea rather than a retail reality.
I’ve already got Fashion Week on my mind and one of my favorite things about Fashion Week is bag stalking. Come February, editors, buyers, and miscellaneous cool people alike will be hitting Lincoln Center both wearing and carrying their finest.
I have plenty of handbags in my arsenal, but sometimes an oddly different bag stands out and grabs my attention. This is precisely what this Valentino bag has done to me, lured me in and left me wanting more.
The famous duo who started off on one of my favorite sitcoms, Full House, is continuing to take the world by storm. The Olsens’ highly talked-about fashion line, The Row, has given us bags to talk about because of their beautiful designs and exorbitant prices.
The latest creation from The Row packs a hefty price tag punch in a compact bag, 5″ height x 7″ width x 2.25″ depth.
Christian Louboutin Bikini Pouch, $995 via NAP
I searched PurseBlog and realized we only have a handful of posts on (most likely) my favorite color: cobalt blue. Blue has always been my color, but there is something about a bright shocking blue that is not overly aggressive but still lures me in so strongly. Celine did this wonderfully and I count myself as one of the few and one of the lucky to own a Celine Cobalt Blue Luggage Tote.
When I think of Paco Rabanne, I think of drugstore perfume bottles, but that’s because I’m only 25 years old. Decades ago, Rabanne’s company was revered for its innovative techniques and forward-thinking costume design for movies as famous as Barbarella. After years of drugstore residence, the brand is trying to remake its public image and restore some of its former glory.
Stella McCartney Round Plexiglass Box Clutch, $1,995 via NAP
As far as Stella McCartney bags go, this plexiglass box clutch is a total curve-ball. Who am I kidding, this clutch is simply odd no matter who it comes from. With only two inches in depth, what exactly can go in here? A 6″ circular plexiglass design is what Stella McCartney wants you to wear when opting for extreme minimalism.
Bottega Veneta Leather Leaf Clutch, $3380 via Net-A-Porter
We all know that Bottega Veneta masters the art of intricate leatherwork. However, there may be a time when the beauty that is created is simply not necessary and the Bottega Veneta Leather Leaf Clutch may be one of those times.
Don’t get me wrong, this bag is eye-catching with its interesting leather leaf detail over the entire outside of the hard box clutch.
While this bag is considered one of fall’s statement pieces, I wonder how many of you plan to go buy it.
The Marc Jacobs Spotted Teddies Shearling Hobo Bag is all about fuzzy shearling with a few bold black polka dots. While some risk-taking fashionistas are surely scurrying out to buy this bag, I would only consider buying it to double as a pillow in times of sudden sleepiness.
Nancy Gonzalez Croc & Fox Tote, $3950 via Neiman Marcus
Nancy Gonzalez usually wows the fashion crowd with her simple, wearable, exotic bags. But even the best fall down sometimes, and I’m afraid this is one of those times for the queen of exotics.
How is this bag on back order? BACK ORDER. That means people already paid $3,950 for this crocodile and fox fur tote and are anxiously awaiting its arrival.