Celebrity-Handbags-May-14

Our metaphorical cup runneth over with celebrity handbags. We’re still sorting through pics from the hours preceding the Met Ball, and people’s pre-Ball handbags were sometimes more interesting than what they wore later that evening. And yes, you’re right, the Met Ball was last week, but there was so much to look at that we thought a tour through the pre-party looks we missed might be in order, plus some top-notch celebrity looks from the past few days.

Moschino-Denim-Overall-Backpack

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Moschino has made yet another weird accessory that looks like something other than what it is. (It is a bag.)

This time, the weirdness is brought to us by way of the Moschino Denim Overall Backpack, which is such a bluntly descriptive name that it almost feels brilliant, in sort of a droll way.

Celebrity-Designer-Handbags-May-7

The powers of the paparazzi are myriad. They have a strange ability to transform a “normal” person into an instant celebrity via their unwanted attention. (It’s happening again this week to the sister of someone you already know and love.) They can always recognize Lady Gaga in all of her various disguises.

Best-Designer-Bag-Charms

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.

Anya-Hindmarch-Ebury-Maxi-Stickers-Tote

Pretty much anything that any of us does gives the people around us a little hint about our full personalities, and that includes how we choose to clothe ourselves and spend our money. Fashion is a social language, after all, and we’re all talking constantly.

Spring-2015-Handbag-Ad-Campaigns

Even though bags rarely take center stage at runway shows, they, along with cosmetics and shoes, are the things that brands usually need to sell in order to keep business chugging along; most designers cannot survive by clothes alone. That means that when it comes time for brands to communicate with customers, bags often end up as a central focus.

Fendi-Micro-Monster-Baguette

Fashion is a industry where things are often taken to their logical extremes. While some women are likely still paying off their orthopedic bills from the enormous bag trend of the late 2000s, things have now swung back firmly in the other direction; brands of all types are now making bags that are small enough to be considered decorative accessories for other bags.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fall-2015-Best-Handbags

It’s like we blinked and fashion month is almost over. Milan Fashion Week has come to an end, and that means it’s time to do a post-mortem on what happened on the runways. From what I saw, there were few overarching trends in Milan’s handbags; each brand sort of did its own thing.

Celebrity-Designer-Handbags-February-26

London Fashion Week is upon us, and this week it happened to overlap with the Oscars, which meant that LFW was an A-list actor-free zone during the first few days. London’s best “it” girls, pop singers, and modeling legends still turned out in force, of course.

Want-It-Wednesday-Novelty-Bags

The current handbag market has two dominant extremes: minimalist day bags and maximalist novelty clutches and mini bags. Today, we’ve decided to explore the latter end in this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday, and it’s more familiar territory for some of us than others.

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