I obsessed over the Proenza Schouler PS1 all of 2010 but never bought one. It wasn’t for lack of love, more for my wanting not to buy every single bag I saw that I liked – because that would get ridiculous. But I don’t see me lasting all of 2011 without buying a Proenza Schouler bag, it is getting to the place of “needing” one.

Fresh for 2011, the Proenza Schouler PS1 gets a color and material makeover with brown leather, black suede and beige linen. The colors are meticulously placed on different areas of the bag, giving a very clean and eye-catching appearance. The body of the bag is beige linen with brown leather offsets and then there are black suede strap detailing.


We will always tell you how hard it is to keep linen clean, and that is still true. The funny thing is accessory designers tend to pick light linen colors which are so much more difficult to keep clean. Then again, it looks the best. And on this bag, I am seriously loving the contrasting colors. The beige, brown and black may all appear drastic next to each other, but it is such a welcomed change.

At first I was unsure, but now I am in love. I started off thinking I would tell you all that this is not the Proenza Schouler bag I would be buying, but when I reflect on my 2011 handbag resolutions I remember saying to think of what I need in my collection. I have nothing like this and I totally adore it. Buy via Net-A-Porter for $1,485.

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  • Jaz

    I don’t get the hype for this bag. (ipad)

  • salomé
  • ninjaninja

    Don’t like the color combo (ipad)

  • Kelly

    The colour/material contrast is very striking – I like it. But I would still go for the leather version of this bag…all leather is just so much more luxurious to me. (iPad)

  • Lorie

    I think the brown makes it look bad. If I’m going to buy a bag for that price, I really prefer leather.

  • Kells

    I’m completely in love with this version. It may not be practical, but I always like when designers take something and tweak it in a way I didn’t expect. (ipad)

  • Shana

    Oh man, 2011 is going to be a bumper year for handbags. Do want. (iPad)

  • Sara

    I love the PS1 range, this bauhaus feeling they’ve given this version of the bag makes it really trendy and eye catching, great! (ipad)

  • raf

    i like it a lot:) (ipad)

  • edoardo

    I will post about these bags..:i find that a PS1 realized in linen is something truly amazing!!! i lvoe it, it’s wonderful!!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • SS

    It looks like something I should carry my books in, but I like it! (iPad)

  • sonya

    i love my PS1 — and although this bag looks beautiful — wearing it would be scary — i’m sure the linen would become a very dingy colour once some dirt got on it — and if you wear jeans — the colour transfer would be horrendous. (iPad)

  • Nikita

    I def. do not like the colours of this bag! (ipad)

  • Nikita

    And it looks like it would get stained very easily =( (ipad)

  • Leah

    LOVE the color combo but would be too worried about color transfers and other stains… with a couple hundred more, you could get one in all leather! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    Not loving the colors on this bag (ipad)

  • Ken Vien

    Don’t like the color combo (ipad)

  • greenpixie

    This is gorgeous! I am so afraid of light colored fabric on bags, though. I will have to admire from afar. (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    WOW (ipad)

  • SHERRY

    I LOVE THE COLOR COMBINATION (ipad)

  • Bettye

    Too much money for a bag that is not completely leather. (ipad)

  • Kelly

    i like it, very casual! (iPad)

  • Leigh

    I’m very much into the black and brown color combo on this bag – it seems very versatile. I am now, however, that crazy about the linen material on the majority of the bag. It could be extremely difficult to keep clean as noted in the post. Also, I’m always frustrated when designers charge the same price for these bags as they do for the full leather versions. (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I think the bag would be better in another color combo (ipad)

  • spanish moss

    omg, what a sophisticated color combination! so crisp! (ipad)

  • Vitta

    Oh, this is interesting! Generally, I’m not into linen or suede, but this casual combination of textures and colors is timeless. I really like it! I also read somewhere that linen for handbags is treated with repellent these days. So, hopefully it won’t soil fast and easy.

  • Ellen

    I love this bag! The color/material contrast is gorgeous and I like it better than any other PS1. However, I would not wear this bag because I think that I would ruin the linen immediately. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    interesting colors but I’m afraid it would get dirty easily (ipad)

  • Chanelle

    Love the colors on this baby! (iPad)

  • nini

    The bag would be perfect if it were all leather (ipad)

  • Tonya

    I like it, would def. carry it to work…

    • Tonya

      Oh and I would wear it to school as well (ipad)

  • mochababe73

    Cream colored linen + me = beyond dirty
    I love the color combination, but I don’t like the materials used. That bag would need to be babyed. I had started to come around to the PS1 not I’m back on the fence. This one is not cute.
    Now, the purple suede that Leighton Meester carried-love!
    (iPad)

  • quimerula

    Linen? At that price tag? Really? (ipad).

  • Jen

    Megs, I’m with you. I’m starting to think about the PS1 pretty seriously now. The benefits of a messenger bag cannot be denied, especially in the wintry cold of bustling commuter city life. But cream-colored linen? I can see the blue dye from my jeans staining that baby already. No, I need something useful, and after seeing Jessica Alba with her black one, or Leighton Meister with her gray one, I think that might be the answer for me.

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    I don’t like bags that will be dirt magnets. (ipad)

  • Barb

    I like it but seems a bit busy for my tastes. And the linen body would scare me. Just would get too dirty and I would worry about color transfer from the black suede. (Ipad)

  • CMM

    I prefer the leather version…something about the color contrast on this version is just not doing it for me. (ipad)

  • Chells

    I like how the bag “pops”, but linen scares me! (ipad)

  • wendy

    I can just see that linen getting dirty really quickly. (ipad)

  • Amy

    like the ps1 but i would probably never use this particular one for fear of getting it dirty (ipad)

  • Jennifer

    I absolutely love the color combination – but I linen scares me too! (IPAD)

  • Dilettante

    Not really feeling it in these colors, I like the solid ones better. (ipad)

  • AMN

    I love this! Love the color and texture… (ipad)

  • Alicia

    I want one! Bit too much for the fabric though… (ipad)

  • Joyce

    Loving the color combo, not so much the materials (ipad)

  • cl

    i still want this bag in leather but i can never buy a white-ish linen color like this… fear of getting it dirty! (ipad)

  • Alyssa

    I think it’s gorgeous, but I would be way to paranoid of ruining it with that light colored linen….

    • Alyssa

      Looking for something this size though(ipad)!

  • Joanna

    I can see myself using this for school (iPad)

  • Caroline

    This one has an appealing color combination, but I’d always prefer an all-leather PS1. (ipad)

  • Jessica Pang

    I never really understood the appeal of this bag until this post. I love the mixed textures…but I wouldn’t buy it because the canvas is so impossible to clean.

  • tony

    not for me. (ipad)

  • Jenn

    don’t really like it…tooo bland (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    I love it (ipad)

  • Marion

    I’ve always wanted a Proenza Schouler and this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It’s just perfect. So practical and pretty…. (ipad)

  • Britney Anderson

    I love the PS1 bag. Very different, but I prefer the all black though. :) (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Too much for a canvas bag (ipad)

  • nick

    Perfect for Spring/Summer. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    hmm.. looks like any other messenger bag.. except for a twist of trim colours.. that’s it.. not dead impressed.. next! (ipad)

  • Jen

    I like the style of the bag but hate the colors and materials. (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    Its really well done, but for the price I would still go for a nice solid leather over this version. (ipad)

  • FrankieP

    Beautiful, but I find the natural linen frankly terrifying.. O_O

  • Justine

    I love the changes they made! :) (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    interesting colors–great for spring! (ipad)

  • Cate

    I’m liking the color combo on this! Much better than a plain one, which reminds me of a school bag. (ipad)

  • jill

    Oh, I can so see this being a springtime staple. (ipad)

  • Pam

    To me, it looks like a business satchel. (ipad)

  • Ana JB

    Cute, light, summer… but I prefer the 99.5% leather ;)

  • Patty

    The beige linen is what grabs me! idk why but for some reason i love linen and this bag is deff something I LIKE!

  • Miriam

    love (ipad)

  • Letícia

    I was already in love and obsessing, now I’m dying for one! (ipad)

  • handbagged

    Feels a little military to me. Not sure I like it. (ipad)

  • ariancita

    Meh, too pedestrian and perhaps a tad banal. There’s nothing special or unique here and it could pass for any old bag. I’m not feeling it. (ipad)

  • Bagolicious

    Ridiculous price for canvas.

  • Elizabeth

    no question it’s beautiful, but I can’t do cloth bags. bags that need to be babied aren’t for me! (ipad)

  • eorchid

    cool! was wondering when they would change it up more than mochila. (ipad)

  • Annie

    a nice bag for work/school, but i probably wouldn’t carry it anywhere else (ipad)

  • window of happiness

    I like it on leather ( ipad )

  • Julia

    love the PS1. although i think i’d be too worried about the linen getting dirty. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    very pretty bag! (ipad)

  • ob la di ob la da

    i don’t really like this on the ps1, but i think it’s more because i’m in love with the patent leather ps1. that’s the only time i’ve ever fallen in love with anything patent leather. (ipad)

  • Rae

    This bag is so me. Great for the fall or spring. I love the colors and material! xO (iPad)

  • Fiel

    It’s so… perfect! (ipad)

  • Lynda

    This is so messy, like a disheveled roommate that just woke up. Hate it. (ipad)

  • Annais Bags

    A very versatile bag, he colours the materials, practical and I am sure on the lighter side (in full leather it might heavier). This bag is a ‘do not think about it bag – just wear the hell out of it!’

  • Alison J.

    Gorgeous! A great work bag. (ipad)

  • Stephanie

    This is one gorgeous bag! I’d love to take this around with me to school and work. Love the choice of colors.

  • Cindy

    I prefer it in one shade. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Amazing. I’d love to own this! (ipad)

  • kmroboto

    love it! although i prefer the solid color ones. (ipad)

  • Cathy Fitz

    Wouldn’t want beige linen for the body of the bag (dirt!), and don’t care for the mix of the trim colors. Not for me. (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    I like the original look better. Too much going on here (ipad)

  • HandbagAngel

    Will try PS1 in the near future but definitely won’t be this color design and material. (iPad)

  • Leny

    love this bag since their first debut,must have this year…(ipad)

  • Tracey G

    so perfect! (ipad)

  • felicia

    i started to get bored of the design…remind me so much of an old school…it’s very boxy and masculine to me IMO(ipad)

  • helen

    This looks like it’d be perfect for school, although I’m not sure how big it is. (ipad)

  • j

    still like the black one better, but this one is nice too

  • mango

    wish i had one! (ipad)

  • GorgeouslyAwesome

    omg, i think im kind of in love with it. (ipad)

  • Kim

    Hm, I liked the PS1 better in pictures. Saw it IRL and did not feel compelled to buy it. (ipad)

  • Justine

    I really want to wear this to school. LOVE IT! (ipad)

  • Diana

    Want…although I have a hard time buying a second PS1 :). I’m currently in love with the suede pink right now too.

    (ipad)

  • Michelle

    I’m smitten. Now I have to sent a link to the guy…giving him hints for Valentines. (ipad)

  • KY

    Nice, I like the bag! (ipad)

  • Elaine

    I really like the color scheme – maybe the cloth could be replaced with a nude/beige leather? (ipad)

  • swati

    I love PS1 ….. but 1500 for linen …. seriously ? (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    another interesting bag for work and school. lovable. (ipad)

  • Ces

    Linen?! (ipad)

  • J

    Love the mixed materials – classic without being too boring. I relate – I’m in love with the PS1 but haven’t yet been able to pull the trigger… (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    I would love to own this – ipad

  • ninjaninja

    The colors are terrible (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I think it could be better (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    It’s kinda hard for me to imagine what I can wear with this (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I bet a lot of men would love this bag (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    If they change the colors (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    It would be a great bag for men and women (ipad)

  • Desaria

    it looks manish i dont like it (ipad)

  • Heidi

    I’m actually liking this. (ipad)

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