I’m as surprised by this as you are, but the handbags from Versace Fall 2011 are more than a little great. The big, soft hobos in various textures and color combinations aren’t on-trend or directional or any of those other fashion buzzwords, but they do look like they’d be functional and wearable and all of those other buzzwords that matter to people who actually need to use their handbags.

My favorites were the quilted and re-quilted versions with plenty of decorative stitching, but it would be difficult not to also enjoy the burgundy crocodile and blue python iterations. And what of the bedazzled Medusa-head evening bag? I even loved it, if only for its unabashed, enthusiastic commitment to being as Versace as humanly possible.

Photos via Vogue.com.

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  • Candace

    Wow..I’m actually impressed. Versace has made some disappointing bags in the past. This collection is nice!

  • LDJ

    Those r some nice bags and Im loving that burgunday bag in the first pic.

  • 19yearslater

    I love the Medusa head bag. It’s weird and wonderful.

  • Mochababe73

    I like #9 and 10. Beautiful.
    The medusa head is a little out there, and I really like it. Who wouldn’t love a blinged out Medusa head bag.

  • Hugs

    Love the medusa bag! All are so artistic and beautiful!

  • edoardo

    I don’t like Verscae handbags a lot…But the first two pics, of the hobo mdoel, you showed are cool. I don’t like croc print but the shape, colors and aestethic is really trendy!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Elana

    The fabric/leather and design is pretty but the bag is a little weird.

  • Cathy Fitz

    These are interesting, but I need to actually see and carry one to really decide if I love them or not. Certainly got my interest.

  • Krista

    I want the white one!

  • liz

    very ornate – love these!

  • B

    Always Liked Versace. Now I want at least one of these bags, The Red Crock.one #5 or is it the black one #11, or #12, or #14 or, Too many choices. I like these better than The Morning After.

  • bagsbagsbags

    Looks like JT!

  • jessy

    They look terribel..i stay far away from them

  • zaheda merchant

    how do i buy these bags online? there is no price

  • M.fayhan

    From where can i buy the “Versace 6″ the blue one. please contact me at (z6r@w.cn) thank you