As millenial customers come of age and want ever-more-differentiated luxury goods, personalization has become a huge trend in the high-end handbag market. From Louis Vuitton’s long-running hot stamping service to Anya Hindmarch’s cheeky leather stickers, making a bag unique is easier than ever.
I think it would be fair to say that Proenza Schouler is a brand looking for its Next Big Thing, accessory-wise. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proved their handbag bonafides with the PS1 and PS11 and have, and the success of those two designs increased the brand’s profile and power in huge ways.
Of all the celebrities that we’ve profiled over the years, Hilary Duff and her enormous collection have always felt the most relatable to me. Hilary’s personal style is relentlessly casual and often dotted with workout clothes, and she uses her bags to dress things up a little bit, just like lots of non-famous women.
You love celebs. You really love round-ups. So now, in lieu of our usual daily celeb features, we’ll be presenting our readers with a twice-weekly bag-carrying celeb smorgasbord. There’s something for everyone, so if you suffer from Kardashian fatigue, or Real Housewife fatigue, or Birkin fatigue (highly scientific studies show that they are all irrevocably linked), there are plenty of other attractive celebs carrying gorgeous designer bags upon which to rest your gaze.