A woman’s handbag isn’t just part of her wardrobe; the right bag is a daily companion and partner in crime, accompanying a woman nearly everywhere and acting as a chic vessel for necessities and indulgences alike.
Diane von Furstenberg
Spring might not quite have sprung outside (at least in New York – you may be luckier than we are), but it has definitely sprung inside Saks Fifth Avenue, circa the Diane von Furstenberg handbags. DVF’s spring bags have arrived in stores and online, and with materials ranging from raffia to lizard-embossed leather, they’re just the thing to get you through the seasonal transition and onto the right track for the weather ahead.
Towards the end of last year I covered a really great Diane von Furstenberg clutch that I really loved. There was something extremely feminine yet edgy about the Diane von Furstenberg Belle Studded Clutch. That same combination came to my mind when I saw this clutch, yet there is definitely more of a rocker edge that is screaming out to me.
Yep, I need to make this clutch mine. While I am not so sure I completely believe in love at first sight (when it comes to relationships) but I definitely fell in love with this clutch the instant that I laid eyes on it.
Since the very successful Diane Von Furstenberg Stephanie Hobo first came out, I’ve gone through many stages of thought over it. First, I loved that they used weather in a way that was, as far as I could tell, both new to the handbag world and really interesting.
It’s hard to argue that any mainstream designer manipulates pattern better than Diane von Furstenberg, and with that comes an almost equally masterful use of color.
I believe that the Diane Von Furstenberg Signature Garden Beach Tote is the first bag of her company’s relatively young line to feature the sort of patterns that first gained notoriety for DVF on her signature wrap dresses, and it’s nice to see them cross over into accessories and really tie the line together with the company’s traditional aesthetic.
We’ve seen so many incarnations of Diane Von Furstenberg’s Hayworth Clutch, and they’ve all incorporated great detailing: the CEO version has thick stitching over a light denim, and a black leather Hayworth has flowers and gold hardware.
Handbag transitions can be hard. Not only do colors change from season to season, but so do textures and shapes. All three of those elements combine to give a bag its overall feel, and finding a finished product that can straddle two seasons is no small feat, especially when you don’t have an unlimited handbag budget.
Diane von Furstenberg has definitely made her way into the handbag world. Starting with the uber-popular Stephanie Bag DvF bags have gained international popularity. Admittedly, I was much more into DvF clothes until the Stephanie Bag graced me with its presence.