MaxMara Spring 2014 Handbag

Usually, I can count on Italy to give me at least one collection of handbags per season that hits me right in the heart. The Italians know their leather, and their Fashion Week is stocked with brands as well known for their bags as they are for anything. This time around, though, Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 felt at times more like it was revisiting its greatest hits than charting new territory. I saw some new versions of existing bags that I loved, but I never got that new thing that flooded my brain with serotonin.

That’s not to say that there weren’t some accessories highlights – in fact, they were abundant. The new versions of the Fendi 2Jours were excellent, and the Prada face-painted bags are sure to become collectors’ items. Beyond that, there were lovely exotics in light colors galore, from Ferragamo to Versace. Even if the season wasn’t fully satisfying, there was plenty to love. Check out our picks for the best of the season below.

[Images via Vogue.com]

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  • Or

    Let me see – moschino looking like lv noe, max mara looking like fendi silvana, versace looking like yet another birkin wannabe, armani looking like celine (edith piaf this is for you), bottega looking like, well, bottega, marni looking like burberry (shape wise) – i guess you are right, there is mot much to write home about

    • louch

      and Cavalli looking like a Celine x Chanel.

  • Or

    And gucci as jimmy choo fringe bag

  • Lilly

    Love the Marni, Missoni, Prada, D&G, and the color combo of the Armani.

  • AJ

    Moschino!

  • Renae

    I want that bottega Veneta bad!

  • Renae

    I want that bottega Veneta bad!

  • jennifer

    Love the Etro bag…what a fabulous idea to embroider on lizard…so much beautiful texture!

  • jennifer

    Love the Etro bag…what a fabulous idea to embroider on lizard…so much beautiful texture!

  • Ammara

    Moschino stole the slideshow. Rest blah

  • Margret Hunt

    thnaks

  • Ron Riggi

    Can someone tell me the name of a handbag designer in Milan that is spelled “Cuccinni or Ciccinni or similar?” We were in Milan a week ago and my wife found a handbag in the store with that name but I can’t find it online. Help greatly appreciated as I would like to order her a purse from there online.

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