Although Marni doesn’t enjoy a preeminent spot among fashion’s most powerful bag designers like some of the its Italian counterparts, you have to give the brand credit – Marni sticks to its quirky retro-modern aesthetic with a slavishness that has won it scads of fans who aren’t afraid of a bit of a fashion risk.

I’ve never been absolutely bowled over by a Marni handbag, but but they’re consistently unique and well-made, which goes a long way in a crowded accessories marketplace. Marni Spring 2011‘s bags may be the line that forces me to turn the corner, so to speak. The bags are streamlined, made of outstanding materials, and just weird enough to be wonderful. This line has a very specific customer base, and I think I’m finally part of it.

Photos via Style.com.

  • Lianne

    I love #9. Simple with a nice little pop of colour. Better would be to offer it with a variety of colour options with the black.

  • Sonya

    I love that bag too!! It’s beautiful, chic and classy.

  • laura

    grandma bags!

    yet I do like #12 a bit

  • merve

    Kudos to Marni. Im really liking them.

  • edoardo

    I like the Marni show and its cutout bags are so gorgeus.
    I lvoe a lot the play of color and proportion…good!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Mochababe73

    Must have number 11. It’s so rock and roll compared to the way that I dress. LOVE!

  • Zoe

    Several worth looking into.
    Not super familiar with the brand. Thx

  • babe

    classy. also like their clothes, absolutely timeless.

  • shopper

    These are all very interesting. I especially like 2 and 13. These would look great with the perfect outfit!

  • Bagolicious

    I adore Marni handbags and thank goodness Nordstrom, where I live, carries a nice line of them. And there are the two Marni boutiques that aren’t that far away that also carry great ones. They are interesting handbags and made of great leather.

  • Mishie

    I like the hobo with the link handle! Its the business!

  • Jelita78

    actually MArni reminded me of why there’s such thing as designer bags.
    it’s just simple and sweet, yet very elegant.. imho that is.. (ipad)

  • helen

    Another great montage. (ipad)