Fendi-Peekaboo-Small-Embellished-Tote

No one would describe me as a maximalist. I carry a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag almost every day, which is almost the same as wearing a sandwich board instructing people to ask me about my love for minimalism. I’ve had aspirations toward maximalism in the past, though, and I still very much appreciate the variety that it brings–as much as I love a simple, perfect bag, I also want crazy, jewel-covered bags to be available.

Fringe Bags Spring 2015

I’m constantly checking new arrivals on my favorite shopping sites and recently noticed a big influx of fringe fashion pieces, handbags and beyond. Fringe is making a big statement for Spring 2015, but something about it feels so familiar. After a bit of checking, I figured out why: almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a very similar piece on the best fringe bags for Spring 2014, and now, here we are, in a sort of handbag déjà vu.

Pastel-Bags

Friday was the first day of spring, and even though it snowed all day in New York City, we pressed on through the weekend anyway, mostly because we didn’t have a choice. That’s all over now, though, and we are determined to start the first full week of the new season on a nice note: with over two dozen bags that positively scream “SPRING!!”

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.

Saint-Laurent-Monogramma-Suede-Mini-Shoulder-Bag

When I was first getting into designer bags in the early 2000s, designer bags were all the rage. All the most successful brands had monogram prints, and more often than not, their most popular bags were made out of those logo textiles.

Blogger Bags

It’s no secret that we spend a lot of time on Instagram, but while scrolling through our feed this week, we noticed something that we had never noticed before; style bloggers all seem to have the same two bags. As we started searching through some of our favorite bloggers and industry friends, we realized that almost every page we went to featured either a Valentino Lock Shoulder Bag or Saint Laurent Monogramme Shoulder Bag, if not both.

RealReal Top 10 2014

All of your social media feeds are probably filled with lists of the most popular things from 2014, from most googled celeb to best designer and more. We of course care about the handbags and while we will be doing our own year in review, we love seeing trends from some of our favorite partners.

Coach Surrey Mini Snoopy Satchel

The fashion industry has hosted a logo renaissance over the past few season, with brands like Alexander Wang and DKNY plastering their logos all over clothes, much to the pleasure of streetwear-obsessed fashion customers. When it comes to accessories, though, the trend has been a bit different.

Winter White Bags

By now, everyone knows it’s totally acceptable to wear white any time of year, no matter the date’s position relative to Labor Day. Today, I’m here to tell you why you should and offer some handbags in support of my point of view.

Fendi By The Way Bag

A new season always brings with it lots of new choices, but Fall 2014 feels particularly full of brand-spanking-new handbag options from some of the biggest accessories labels in the world. Now that all the dust has settled and these designs have arrived in stores, we combed through the collections to find those that are most worthy of your new handbag dollars.

Editor’s Picks

Shopbop
Nordstrom New Spring Collections
The Outnet
Net-A-Porter