The current handbag market has two dominant extremes: minimalist day bags and maximalist novelty clutches and mini bags. Today, we’ve decided to explore the latter end in this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday, and it’s more familiar territory for some of us than others.
A few weeks ago, I started to notice bags with hearts on them popping up here and there. At first, I assumed it was something of a timely gimmick; after all, Valentine’s Day is Saturday and some designers just can’t resist a theme, especially if it’s based on a holiday in which gifts are often given.
I’m not a huge Stella McCartney handbag fan. I’ve always loved different aspects of her accessories line, but I tend to find her clothing much more appealing than her bags. Much of that’s because I carry leather bags, and when I look at Stella’s line of vegan bags, there has never been an item that really stands out to me.
If you thought that perhaps Jeremy Scott and Moschino had found some chill in the time since we last checked in, I have some bad news for you. Moschino recently released its Pre-Fall 2015 lookbook, and the bags (and clothes) are as fiercely literal as ever.
The fashion industry has hosted a logo renaissance over the past few season, with brands like Alexander Wang and DKNY plastering their logos all over clothes, much to the pleasure of streetwear-obsessed fashion customers. When it comes to accessories, though, the trend has been a bit different.
If you liked the cheeky post-modernism of Anya Hindmach’s Spring 2015 runway bags but thought that the super-styled versions that the models carried were just a bit much for you, you’re in luck. Many of the bags from the runway will be sold as separate components, meaning that you’re free to embellish a plain tote as little or as much as you’d like.
We can turn almost any occasion into an excuse to shop for handbags, and Halloween isn’t even a particular challenge. We already found more than a dozen bags that are just straight-up creepy no matter the context, and today we’re back with another 12 that fit particularly well with particular costumes.
We found out a couple of weeks ago just how fond you guys are of combining your loves of pets and bags, and as it turns out, the staff at ELLE is right there with you. Recently, the magazine styled an otherwise straightforward array of Fall 2014’s most compelling accessories with two utterly adorable piglets.
Kitsch, quirk and extreme literalness are accessories trends that have survived through multiple seasons and only seem to be gaining steam among both designers and consumers. Mostly these ideas manifest themselves in things that are charming or nostalgic, but it’s a very fine line to cross between a cute and cartoonish Fendi Bag Bug and, well, the bags below.