When the Fendi Bag Bug came along a few seasons ago, it practically created its own fashion category: the bag accessory. Although bag charms had had pockets of popularity here and there, especially in Asian markets, a high-end worldwide trend like the one going right now is something of a first, and consumers have more options than ever.
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 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.