Miu Miu Leather-Trimmed Raffia Satchel, $1450 via NAP

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I coveted the tiny bag keychains that Balenciaga released in limited numbers last fall to celebrate the ten anniversary of its iconic motorcycle bags, but alas, I wasn’t able to get my hot little hands on one in time. If you were similarly late to the bag-as-bag-accessory party, fret not; the Miu Miu Mini Bag Charms are here to give you a second chance at a very cute accessory.

By now, everyone is well aware that Spring 2011 is all about mixing patterns and colors in order to come up with cheeful, slightly deranged ensembles, and for maximum insanity, you really should include your handbag in the fun. That could be accomplished by simply buying something bright and mixing it with lots of other bright pieces, of course, but picking up something like the Miu Miu Woven Leather Shoulder Bag, which uses lots of colors in and of itself, is a much more adventurous choice.

We’ve mentioned several times that lime green is a certified trend among trends for spring; brights in general are going to be huge, but lime green, along with orange and bright pink, is leading the pack with what seems to be no fewer than a dozen stylish handbag representatives and counting.

So if you are one of millions that are trapped indoors or gearing up for this massive winter storm, think warm thoughts with these turquoise accessories. I immediately think Caribbean beaches when I see the Miu Miu Matelassé leather clutch.
Miu Miu is one of the first brands to release a linen bag for the upcoming resort time, and I must admit upon first glance I found the Miu Miu Fringed Linen Tote to be sort of juvenile.

Do you like leather applique? Bright colors? Cutout straps? Then step right up, because Miu Miu’s carnival game of a Spring 2011 handbag collection is a little bit daffy, but maybe also a little bit inspired. Miuccia, after all, does not make missteps.

It’s an odd feeling to look at a picture of the Miu Miu Patent Ruffle Bag and get a strong sense that you’ve seen the bag (or one like it) somewhere before. Surely a black patent satchel with girlish leather ruffles in pink and purple has to have its own unique place in the luxury handbag market, right?

Miu Miu’s heralded Fall 2010 collection is best described as aggressively girly, which may or may not be a positive thing, depending on your personal style. I normally wouldn’t describe myself in such terms, but nevertheless, the collection has captivated me anyway.

Suede, I have a serious love hate relationship with you. The soft texture always lures me in and completely reminds me of fall and winter. And I am a girl who truly loves fall and winter. But then there is the problem with upkeep and cleaning.