There are no two ways about it: last season’s Miu Miu runway bags were a bit of a catastrophe, even for someone like me who generally thinks that Miuccia Prada does no wrong in either of her lines. Thankfully, Miu Miu Fall 2012 is much better. The line doesn’t look like Miu Miu so much as it does Prada Lite, but the bags are bold, structured takes on traditional shapes – an accessories avenue that rarely leads a designer astray. After last season’s tiny, quasi-western oddness, it’s a welcome change.

The neutrals in the collection bored me a bit, particularly as part of a ready-to-wear collection that was so exuberant with print and color, but when the blues and yellows started to come out, things got exponentially better. The bicolor jade and red bag? Such an odd combination shouldn’t work, but it does. The highlights, though, were several options in inky azure; blue isn’t even in my normal color palette, but for Miu Miu, I can make an exception.

Images via Vogue.com

  • MidgeS

    did she do anything that wasn’t a tote?   i do like them but they all look like they would be uncomfortable to carry. 

  • camilla

    I use to love Prada and Miu Miu, but girls these time all these bags for the next F/W season are so… ugly. These are uncomfortable, old style…terrible. Miuccia can do better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/juriatah A-Juri Cares

    i love them all! the blocks,colors and vintage style!! well but they only can be carried by the handles. thats not so practical! 

  • Grace

    Yes! Love these!

  • Rkgus_

    nothing that wows me..

  • http://twitter.com/LauraJamesJewel Laura James Jewelry

    Loving the bright bold colors!

  • unknown2angels

    I’d buy many of these bags in a heartbeat. The azure satchel is a winner all around.

  • ElleOnWheelz

    I agree that the more vibrant colors are best (especially the blue). However, I don’t like the style of the little bags that look like fancy knife rolls.

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  • bir

    now these bags im liking very structured and easy to love very nice !!!!

  • Fashiondoesntexist

    I lvoe Miu Miu usually, but these bags don’t look at Miu Miu style at all and to me look too old. I mean why Miuccia designed these things?

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  • http://twitter.com/HookedOnMonMode Mon Mode

    Wow, I love them all!  So classic!  Of course, I would need a carriage to properly accessorize..

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  • richard smith

    These bags are very nice, you can also find some designs of golden evening bags at http://www.blingvogue.com.

  • Saymama

    These bags look mean and vicious…like weapons almost..lol. Me no likey..

  • 19yearslater

    I like the kind of vintage style that’s happening here.

  • jg5501

    All I can  say is I would take everyone of them. Love the collection.

  • Marie Martell

    LOVE the yellow ones.. 
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  • FelixBrown

    If ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers

  • Sandra Rowley

    The bags are very nice and something that can be both stylish and useful in every day life.

  • Jennesia

    The mustard yellow looks so rich and luxurious. 

  • Lulu

    Sorry I just I find them ugly. Only my grandma would wear those!.. Fine grandmas deserve to wear lovely handbags but what about us younger gen :'( seriously WTH I mean except for the yellow bag on the very bottom left which is the only one I find wearable personally…we gotta wait until summer collection for something good. 

  • Sensible Matron

    Mean and vicious?  Hm, I would like a mean and vicious bag. 

    I love the jade/red, such a classic Chinese combination.  The shape is a bit bulky but I would get it … if I could afford it.