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  • Katy ;P

    Not a fan of the Balenciaga and the Mulberry but wildly in love with the rest! The Lexa bag is really growing on me

  • Valentino needs to do something else real quick. They’re starting to compete with MiuMiu for most gaudy bags, and that’s not a good thing for a brand that used to be all lace and feminine details

    • Imgoingbroke

      Exactly this. When I saw that bag, I said to myself, it’s that rock stud crap played out already?

  • Tinsley Proust

    The Valentino is heinous. Reminds me of something you would buy at Forever 21. I love the Wang, MG and the Givenchy. The Lexa is slowly growing on me.

  • Many thanks Amanda for pointing out that “each new season has its attendant handbag story lines, and figuring out exactly what they are is a bit different than deciding which new bags are the best.” Sometimes I get flustered when folks designate styles as “best” and “worst” (or “good” and “bad”) without indicating their criteria. Does “best” mean most popular (sales), most innovative, or most functional? I know well now that I am in the minority on this blog in thinking that Balenciaga’s Bazar Bags are the “best.” But my personal criteria includes the use of strong color(s), a design that looks unlike anything else I currently carry, a design that I don’t already see the masses carrying, and perhaps most important, its ability to be worn by a man. I’ll carry a woman’s handbag as long as it doesn’t immediately convey “WOMAN.” But who cares why I buy what I buy? FAR more interesting, and the reason I enjoy blogs like yours, is learning about those story lines that inspired each design — even those that I don’t particularly care for. There’s tremendous value and fun in understanding what’s happening behind the scenes. Thanks for the post!

    • Lynn Z

      I like Freitag, to me it’s the real shopping tote, what with the feeling of giving back to the earth. It’s got many desirable bags that look hot on men. :)

  • Yazi

    How mamy straps does that LV bag need?!

    • Slim

      Lol, I know.

  • FashionableLena

    While the Attica bag is okay, I’m missing that Alexander Wang edge and innovative design. It looks like a bag you can get from any designer.
    As far as the Givenchy bag goes, the belt going across it makes the thing awkward. But, like Wang, the I’m missing that Givenchy aesthetic.
    The Gucci Marmont bag is gorgeous. I like that they brought back the vintage logo from the ’70s. I’ve already seen tons of my favorite Youtubers with bags from this collection.
    I like an embellished handbag, but this Valentino is too much even for me.

  • Gigi

    Does anyone know if the Chloé Lexa Bag is heavy (to me, heavy is like the Alexander Wang Rockie bag)?
    Interesting selection of bags, I always love seeing new/intriguing bags!

    • Imgoingbroke

      Yes, the Lexa bag is heavy. I’ve found that most of Chloe bags are on the heavy side and I really dislike that about my Lexa.

      • Gigi

        Thank you! Now I can stop lusting over it :)

  • psny15

    Chloe <3 <3 <3

  • Sparky

    The only one that appeals to me is the Gucci.

  • Loupdeloo

    This selection makes me feel like my love of handbags may have jumped the shark. Oh well! It was fun while it lasted. The Gucci is lovely. The rest, mmmmm, yeah. I just can’t even muster enough interest to like or dislike them! Is this what “bag content” feels like? Utter apathy? LOL.

  • Sandy

    The Balenciaga is just awful…I adore Givenchy but the Horizon is not up to par, the Gucci bag is beautiful, so beautiful. The Wang bag is a Hermes Kelly for less money.

    • I completely agree on the Bal bag. Yuck! I wouldn’t carry that if somebody paid me.

  • Passerine

    The Lexa is my favorite. Every time I look at it, I think back to the days when Coach was at its zenith, making super high quality bags *in the USA* that women of all ages bought and then carried for years. The Lexa has a bit of that Coach retro look and something very urban preppy about it. It’s the bag that would be carried by a soccer mom who reads Tatler and Vogue. I really want to see this bag up close and personal. If it feels and looks as good IRL as it does on the web, I think I’ll be bringing it home :-)

    • Kristoffer

      I am with you!!! The Lexa gives me retro Coach nostalgia. Gucci is just slaying it right now.

  • mary

    love to have the attica in that dark brown/ox blood.
    Mulberry is a lost cause. As a fan, i’m quite upset with it.

  • Jerri R

    Do people actually like running their hands against all the studs like on the Valentino? I would hate it.

  • gt66

    The LV design is way too busy and I think the Attica looks too much like a Kelly bag. My favorite is the Chloe lexa!

  • Justice J. Srisuk

    Sigh. While I get the play on high-low materials in the Balenciaga® tote, I honestly don’t think that it works as anything other than a novelty bag. As a side rant: I understand that Balenciaga® desperately needed a boot of new blood and young energy after Alexander Wang’s milquetoast tenure as creative director; but I don’t think that Gvasalia either understands nor properly venerates the rich history and heritage of the house of Cristóbal Balenciaga, and I don’t have much hope for his upcoming debut womenswear collection for the brand.
    I know that fashion is always about what’s new and upcoming, but when I look at companies like Balenciaga®, Balmain® and (Yves) Saint Laurent®, they all seem like companies facing an identity crisis. In attempting to maintain buzz, these houses have severed whatever connection they had with the ideas and ideals of their founders.

  • Lisa

    My favorite is Alex Wang’s (#1). Nice, casual take on the Kelly that still feels original.

  • Marta

    Mansur Gavriel has my heart! I own 5 bags, including the new sun bag in mini mini. I want the mini sun bag next. Their presentation yesterday also wooed me. <3

  • VividTexas

    Meh. Except for the Lexa….that’s love love love <3

  • HelloHappylife

    I don’t care what anyone says,that Valentino bag is beautiful :)

  • That Balenciaga bag is awful.. Awful.. I have a cheap, plastic, reusable shopping bag that looks just like it!
    If that’s the new direction of Bal- my wallet isn’t worried.

  • tess

    I guess I am in the minority as I dislike everything about the Gucci (the HUGE LOGO, the strange extra long tab on the flap … I could go on and on.

    • Marisa Yumi

      i usually hate big logo hardware, but I feel that gucci’s schtick works given the overall vintage feel of the bag

  • Jennifer

    The Mansur Gavriel Mini Sun Tote is adorable! I love this one!

  • Ellen D.

    These are areally pretty horrible with the exception of the Jason Wu backpack. And that’s saying a lot bc I’m not crazy about wearing backpacks! But that one is very nicely designed and timeless. The rest of these designs shouldn’t have made it into the public eye. Ewww :(((

  • Natalie K.

    Got Chloe Lexa, it was much needed functional casual chic kind of bag in my collection.

  • Natalie K.

    Got Chloe Lexa, it was much needed functional casual chic kind of bag in my collection.

  • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

    None of these bags are intriguing, if anything, they are offending. I mean look how much they cost and how cheap they look.

  • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

    None of these bags are intriguing, if anything, they are offending. I mean look how much they cost and how cheap they look.

  • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

    None of these bags are intriguing, if anything, they are offending. I mean look how much they cost and how cheap they look.

  • Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief

    None of these bags are intriguing, if anything, they are offending. I mean look how much they cost and how cheap they look.

  • Sissy E.

    I own the Valentino rockstud spike bag. It’s such a lovely bag and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Valentino!