Trends

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 …

When veritable trend-machine Fendi announced it would be rolling out a la carte embellished shoulder straps with prices exceeding $1,000, the writing was already on the wall; Valentino joined in with its own straps a …

The calendar might read February, but in the fashion industry, spring has sprung. Take a peek in the New Arrivals section of your favorite retailer and you’ll likely see scores of Spring 2016 pre-orders; if …

Before I moved to New York, I didn’t really think of bags as seasonal. Sure, colors might get a little darker when it’s not blazing hot outside, but I had lived circa Atlanta all …

As 2015 draws to a close, like most people, we start to feel a little contemplative about the year that was. It’s been a big year in accessories, with new creative directors hitting their strides …