Valentino Spring 2014 Handbag

We’ve already given you an exhaustive look at what happened outside the shows at Paris Fashion Week, and now it’s time to take an exhaustive look at what happened inside. Season after season, PFW yields some of the most incredible bag collections you’ll see anywhere, and with brand like Chanel and Louis Vuitton participating, that’s not entirely surprising. It’s easy for a great bag to get lost in the mix, though, which is why we think it’s important to take a moment and celebrate all of the Best Bags of Paris Fashion Week.

Spring 2014 looks to be a big season for France’s leather brands. Not only did Valentino not show any Rockstud bags on the runway for the first time since 2010, but Marc Jacobs showed his final collection at Louis Vuitton and Chanel loaded down most of its models with more than one purse. Of course, that doesn’t even skim the surface of what went on across Paris – check it all out below.

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  • ottercat

    Looks kinda cheap.

    • shueaddict

      The Green crocodile begs to differ

  • ottercat

    Looks kinda cheap.

  • ottercat

    Incense waver.

  • Sandra

    There are several that I would not consider the best of, perhaps the worst. The Celine bags are pretty awful…but Philo cannot be perfect all the time. I do love the Valentino….I found it interesting how much fringe went down the runway in Milan and Paris. I also am quite interested in the Balenciaga…I would like to see it IRL.

  • JJ

    Those are the best? Or did the lists get mixed up and some and some of the worst got mixed in? I usually love all things Celine, but even I can’t wrap my brain around some of the ridiculous messes that came down that runway! The bag pictured here looks like the front of a washing machine! The Carven looks like a bandanna that should be tied to the end of a stick! And don’t even get me started on that space capsule wannabe from Saint Laurent! Ugh! I do agree with the Miu Miu and the Lanvin – nice classic bags that are a bit of a departure from what they usually do, but the rest of them? If these are the best I’d hate to see the worst!

    • Amanda Mull

      Runway bags tend to be pretty weird in a lot of cases, so we try to pick the ones that best represent coming trends and ideas that seem to be gaining favor. The non-runway bags that flesh out the rest of the collection tend to be a lot more attractive and consumer-friendly. We can only work with what we’re shown!

  • Jeloi

    they’re interesting

  • ?? ?

    chloe looks like a cute little E.T, of course, in a good way^_^

  • MizzJ

    Love the Nina Ricci and the Lanvin!

  • klynneann

    That emerald green color sure seems popular. ..

  • Gerard Quintero

    love dior and lanvin

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