When it comes to adding novelty to high-end luxury, shoe designers have found the most recent success; shoes have relatively little surface area and are far away from the natural line of sight, so they seem like less of a risk. They’re also less expensive than bags, on average, which makes the purchase of something that’s both luxurious and highly specific seem a little bit less like an unreasonable splurge. As bold, weird, literal shoes have gained traction, though, novelty handbags have followed right behind.
Fall’s crop isn’t the first group of weird bags to make landfall, but for the coming season, more designers than ever are following in the steps of fashion’s resident oddballs like Charlotte Olympia and Lulu Guinness. Check out a dozen of our favorites below.