Images via Vogue.com

Excuse me for this moment of bluntness: Miu Miu should consider “refreshing” its handbag team.

I’m not saying that the Miu Miu Spring 2012 handbags are bad; they’re not. They’re fine for the very narrow look of this runway show, but they’re not particularly relevant to anything beyond it, and most of them certainly don’t look like what the Miu Miu customer carries in her day-to-day life. I’d carry one because I’m a huge, unapologetic Miu Miu fangirl, but beyond that, I can’t see these bags having a wider appeal.

Every season, I fervently hope that the brand’s runway bags will be fabulous enough to inspire the sort of devotion and panicked credit card-swiping that its shoes do, and my dreams are so rarely answered. Second-guessing Miuccia Prada is a rare thing for me to do, but in this case, a couple new members to her team might serve the overall brand (and handbag lovers everywhere) well. In the past few seasons, purses seem to be something of a lost business opportunity for the brand, and a well-positioned label like Miu Miu should be turning out It Bags hand over fist.

  • marinaharbour

    SCARY!!
    Never seen so many awful handbags together!!!

  • Reina

    GASP!

  • Sandra Rowley

    What is going on for spring? I am so disappointed…I usually have several bags that I want by now….at this point only 3 are even intriguing… Gucci, Dior, and Valentino. I guess that makes my decision easier and I will not be tempted to purchase more than one.

  • rose60610

    #22 is cute in a prissy-butt way, the others don’t appeal to me.

  • Lori

    What is up with velvet in the spring? These bags are so odd.

  • Sil

    i think one of the problems with these bags is that they don’t look very springy at all
    they look so heavy, that they make me think of a really cold winter

    • klynneann

      I completely agree!

  • J Umm

    These are very over the top which is normally not the style I would like but i do! I especially love the first black velvet handbag, the gold and the black marry together very well! http://styledecorum.blogspot.com/

  • MizzJ

    I think they’re cute…if I was 4. In fact if I was 4, I’d definitely be begging my mom for one of these.

    http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com

  • Brideoffranky

    They are amazing. You are all nuts.

    • Brideoffranky

      …or not nuts enough!