98 posts tagged with Novelty Bags

I was born in 1985, which means my first interest in fashion and aesthetics started to bubble up in the mid-to-late 90s, which, if anything, should allow me a significant aesthetic handicap. My significant nostalgia …

Designing a bag that looks both silly and extremely expensive is no small feat. Luxury, as a concept, is very self-serious, the fashion industry is endlessly self-aggrandizing. People who work in luxury fashion are not, …

Whenever I see a bag I’ve never encountered before, I try to imagine the shopper it’s intended for. Most designers create for an idealized woman of some kind of another; sometimes she changes a bit …

Loewe‘s animal-shaped coin purses and pouches have long been popular with shoppers, and it’s not rocket science to figure out why: not only are Loewe’s leather goods uniformly well-made, but the pouches take something that’s …

Even though many of you (at least in the US) may have spent your weekends celebrating Halloween with creative costumes and spooky treats, today is the actual day, and that means we’re here to do …

Over the past few years’ enormous trend for novelty accessories, bags have been made in the image of a lot of things: books, decks of playing cards, astrological symbols, leather jackets. Rarely do any of …

The very wealthy are both just like us mortals and not like us at all. They’re like us in that they want to have cute stuff to take to the pool with their friends or …

Thom Browne is a small American brand that’s highly influential in the worlds of menswear and suiting, which means Browne’s is probably not the first name anyone thinks of when it comes to handbags. The …

If you've got a lot of parties to attend this summer, a cute novelty bag might be just the thing to make dressing up in the heat feel like less of a chore. Kate Spade Parrot Cali Crossbody Bag $298 4 Read More
Anya Hindmarch has proved herself exceptionally clever at creating bags that feel novel and clever without veering into childishness, and this pixel-paneled top handle might just by my favorite yet. Anya Hindmarch Pixels Bathurst Bag $2,550 13 Read More

I may be beyond sick of novelty bags and their often-limited cleverness, but I’ll never tire of a bag design that genuinely catches me off guard. That’s exactly what bags from Taiwanese designer JumpFromPaper are …

I am, in general, in favor of fun. Pro-fun, if you will. I like ice cream and puppies and most things that are generally considered fun. I do well at parties. What I’m getting bored …

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