Most trends lack real staying power, especially in these times of fast fashion and even faster attention spans. Last week’s studs are this week’s fur and next week’s embroidery, and by the time one set of stuff is in stores, many people are already hungering for what’s up next.
Chloe Gabby Bucket Bag, $2395 via Saks
It should be noted, before we continue, that this Chloe collection got at least one designer fired. Hannah MacGibbon, who had been creative director for the brand for several years, was shown the door after Chloe Fall 2011 was roundly panned.
When was the last time you looked at a Marc Jacobs bag and thought, “Whoa, that’s a great bag?” Sometime around the entrÃ© of the Stam, right? Well that’s exactly what I said, out loud, by myself, to my computer in sudden fit of excitement when I saw the colorblocked satchel at top left from Marc Jacobs Resort 2012.
Bag: MCM Milla Colorblock Tote
Price: $890 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This soft-but-structured tote provides a perfect example of colorblocking that feels sophisticated instead of trendy. It’d be a perfect work bag for someone in a conservative office environment who still wants to show a bit of personality.
One of the major problems I seem to run into when creating our Gift Guides is that my list of wants grows exponentially as I hunt down the best handbag finds on the web. The focus of this guide are trendy bags.
I have a little secret, today’s bag in our Free Endearment + Shontelle giveaway is one of my favorites. Completely on-trend, a bit of bright pink and green colorblocking looks amazing against neutral leather.
Today we are giving away the Free Endearment Corinne-Bone/Green/Pink Clutch.