Trends

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 …

Although bag shapes aren’t something that’s thought about as traditionally seasonal, the vagaries of weather do have an impact on which kinds of bags are convenient at certain times of year. During the winter, for …

When you look at the overarching trends in the accessories world, it makes perfect sense that heavily embellished bags are having a moment right now. The market is crowded and consumers don’t want to carry …

Of all the adornments and finishes a bag can have, chain straps are one of the more controversial when it comes to our readers. Some of you love the look, but many of you complain …

The luxury accessories market is always expanding, and in an environment where competition for customers is fierce, choices abound and shoppers only really want to carry certain things, it can get a little tricky to …

We hear the same complaint from you guys a lot: “Ugh, this bag is just trying to be a Birkin.” Sometimes it feels like a fair assessment and other times it feels like the evidence …

The handbag market popularity hierarchy is more complex than average fashion fans might assume. At the top, you have the It Bags, which usually reign for several years and attract the most attention. Right below …

Many of you have bemoaned the rise of micro bags since they emerged several seasons ago, and for you, we finally have some good news: the pendulum is starting to swing back toward big bags. …

Winter is starting to ease up in New York City, and it has me looking at everything in my apartment (and especially in my closet) with a critical eye, as it usually does–“spring cleaning” is …

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