Images via Vogue.com

Proenza Schouler’s runway bags have always been a horse of a different color. While designs like the PS1 and PS11 are act as aesthetic pillar’s of the brand’s identity no matter the season, the bags that show up on Proenza’s runway are meant to be accents to a particular collection’s visual mood. They often have limited functional or retail potential, but they tell you a lot about where Jack and Lazaro’s heads were when creating the entire collection.

That was all true for Proenza Schouler Spring 2012 Handbags, but to a lesser extent, which I don’t think is just a happy accident. Bringing seasonal runway accessories a bit more in line with consumer expectations will a long way toward continuing the booming growth that Proenza has experienced, and the collection’s cute structured canteen bags and boxy satchels could go a long way toward bringing the runway ideal and the retail reality into harmony. As with every Proenza Schouler collection, there’s a lot to be excited about here.

  • Silversun

    Wow, everything’s so… *cubic*. ;D

    • annika

      shape-wise, reminds me of Louis Vuitton’s Inspirée.

  • Bagolicious

    Some of them look like camera bags.

  • 19yearslater

    Too much hardware for me.

  • louch

    Wouldn’t take any of these. WAAAYYY too much going on.

  • Fiona-Brasil

    My one and only favorite is the floral one.The others are way too original (not in the good sense) at least for me.

  • Brandy

    I wasn’t loving the whole collection but the ones with the side handles are kinda cute. At least the concept is…

  • rose60610

    I like the PS clothes, the bags not so much.

  • Jessica

    I love the shapes! I doubt I could fit all of my stuff in the little ones though.

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  • XXAL

    please update us with more about the camera looking bags!!!!
    i wish they didnt come in chains </3 thats what im hoping to hear

    the pattern of the first 3 purses seem very similar to the louis vuitton collection.. not sure what season but it was when madonna modeled for them…?? but these are definitely cute!