If you followed along with our coverage of the Spring 2013 handbag collections, you might have noticed that a lot of designers showed bags that were either partially or totally clear. Mesh, vinyl, whatever the method, what’s on the inside is now on the outside, for all intents and purposes. Accessory design has been headed that way for a while (the 3.1 Phillip Lim PVC Pashli from last season is a great example of that), and it means that now you have to consider what you put inside your bag more than ever.
As luck would have it, though, there are tons and tons of cute little accessoires that you can pick up to replace the drab, worn-out small leather goods in your collection that probably need replacing anyway. (And, let’s be real, probably have needed replacing for quite a while.) First on our transparent-bag shopping list? The Anya Hindmarch Candy Change Purse.
I wish this adorable little bag were big enough to be carried as a proper clutch, but sadly, it’ll have to be relegated to the role of change purse (and possibly keychain, depending on how daring you are). Hindmarch has a long history of humor and creativity in her designs, and this piece fits in perfectly with her playful aesthetic. If you’re considering a clear-paneled bag at the moment, you need to go ahead and add this accessory to your shopping bag. Buy through ShopBop for $160.
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