Trends

As soon as Fendi announced its Strap You line of mix-and-match bag straps, it was foretold. As with bag charms, Fendi had not exactly invented the product category–a handful of brands, most notably Louis Vuitton, …

The end of the year is a time when much of the Internet chooses to look back at what happened in the previous 12 months, and while we certainly enjoy doing that too, it also …

As you all know by now, it’s National Handbag Day! We founded NHD in 2013 to give bag lovers like us an opportunity to have a little fun with our favorite parts of our wardrobes, …

Patches have had kind of a slow burn when it comes to their appearance on handbags. Raf Simons showed interest in them from the beginning of his now-ended tenure at Dior three years ago, but …

Trends, by their very nature, go one of two ways. In many instances, something that comes into fashion lives for a single season because it either becomes over-saturated quickly and consumers tire of it or …

Some trends are impossible to miss or ignore (remember when everything was neon in, like, 2012?), but others are so understated that they might slip right under your radar unless you spend as much time …

The designer fashion world is not often a place that adheres to the old adage about less being more, but when it comes to leather goods, sometimes it’s true. Bags designed to be sleek are …

Even though it’s widely beloved, fall isn’t my favorite season. That’s mostly because it starts the long, unpleasant slog toward winter, and knowing what’s coming for those of us in the Northeast makes it difficult …

National Handbag Day is October 10 (Monday!), and until it gets here, we’ve got lots of fun stuff planned. Today, one of those things is an in-depth look at some of Fall 2016’s biggest bag …

Sometimes it takes a trend a couple tries to get off the ground. Several years ago, velvet was all over fall runways, but it seemed like buyers for retail stores weren’t, well, buying it–the velvet …

The Row may not be the largest or most powerful handbag brand in the world, but when the Olsen Twin-helmed company sets its sites on a particular type of bag, it’s worth taking notice, even …

Detecting nascent trends is more art that science. Some bags are everywhere all of a sudden for reasons that don’t have much to do with celebrities or “influencers” (my apologies) objectively liking them, and figuring …