Bags In The Wild

The Best Bags We Spotted at Bal Harbour Shops This August

Down in the 305, the Holy Trinity takes center stage

For today’s installment of Bags in the Wild, we’re heading back down to Miami to see what people at Bal Harbour shops were carrying while strolling, shopping, dining, and just overall being fabulous! Bal Harbour boasts some of the most amazing luxury brands and cafes and attracts Miami’s fashion elite, no matter the day.

The open-air mall feels like a tropical escape, and don’t expect to see the typical athleisure and ultra-casual outfits out to play when visiting. Patrons bring their best outfits (and bags) when dining and enjoying Bal Harbour. We spent some time in August strolling the shops to see what bags we could spot.

As always, Miami’s bag lovers did not disappoint! We saw plenty of stunning bags from the big buys — think Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and everyone’s favorite Hermès! Check out the full set of bags below!

Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Oh My!

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Chanel 2.55 Mini Reissue
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Chanel Deauville Tote
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Chanel Coco Handle
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Hermès Mini Kelly
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Bal Harbour Bags August 2022 10 of 11

Hermès Constance
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Hermès Birkin
via Fashionphile

Chanel 19 seen at Bal Harbour August

Chanel 19 Bag
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Louis Vuitton Wave Bag seen in Bal Harbour

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Nechama
Nechama
1 year ago

I love seeing a slightly rumpled birkin. The pristine ones look a bit wrong to me, a bag like that improves with wear!

Kimberly
Kimberly
1 year ago
Reply to  Nechama

I’m not against a slightly rumpled bag, but I think a ” Holy Grail” bag deserves a little pampering.. a little respect… a lotta love!

Ceebee
Ceebee
1 year ago

I`m loving these tableside handbag stands 🙂 Never seen this before in Germany.

Jadorelamode Paris
Jadorelamode Paris
1 year ago
Reply to  Ceebee

They are all over France, funny I have never seen them in the U.S until now.

ILP
ILP
1 year ago
Reply to  Ceebee

I like them in theory but it seems like someone’s bag could easily be stolen if they are engrossed in conversation or their meal. I would prefer bag hooks attached to the table like they have at bars. I keep a Clipa handbag hook in my bag.

Holly N.
Holly N.
1 year ago
Reply to  ILP

I totally agree ! I absolutely don’t do that even in the finest restaurants.

Passerine
Passerine
1 year ago
Reply to  Ceebee

We have some places with bag hooks in Switzerland. And also bag tables — small footstools for setting your bag down. (I see the bag tables at upscale places in Austria too)

Chaussures74
Chaussures74
1 year ago
Reply to  Passerine

We were in an upscale restaurant in Paris where they set a small stool next to me, to sit my handbag on. I was extremely happy, because I had just purchased my first new Chanel from Rue Cambon, and felt like it was given special treatment. 🙂

Vlad Dusil
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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Ceebee

Bal Harbour is extra in many aspects!

PeggySue
PeggySue
1 year ago
Reply to  Vlad Dusil

I ❤️ Bal Harbour! I was there when Barack Obama was running for President and he was in town. Several streets were blocked off and I happily took the scenic route from my gorgeous hotel to the beautiful mall! B.H. is a little slice of heaven on earth! 😍

FH.99
FH.99
1 year ago
Reply to  PeggySue

Sounds like a beautiful place 😍!

Gayle
Gayle
1 year ago
Reply to  Ceebee

Yes same here. Here most tables in the restaurants have bag hooks underneath.

charlottawill
charlottawill
1 year ago

These posts make me want to take a trip to Miami just to spend an afternoon bag and people watching at Bal Harbour.

Vlad Dusil
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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  charlottawill

Oh, the people-watching is fantastic at BH.

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago

Wow!….I lived down the block from BH Shops in 2000 and went there ALL THE TIME….the most beautiful shopping experience!…koi ponds anchored by Neimans and Saks…Carpaccio for lunch…what a dream. MISS IT!…the only thing that rivals it is Worth. ENJOY!!

Bea
Bea
1 year ago

No Crocs allowed at bal harbour! 😉
You can see the notice on the escalator in the book tote picture

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Lynn
Lynn
1 year ago
Reply to  Bea

It’s Florida, maybe they mean no crocodiles?

Lisette
Lisette
1 year ago
Reply to  Bea

Bea – This is likely not related to style. I used to work for Crocs – years ago they had several high profile incidents where children got Crocs stuck in escalators.

Vlad Dusil
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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisette

For certain, the mall doesn’t want any kids getting their feet stuck in the escalator slots!

Cat G
Cat G
1 year ago

That isn’t a giyard St. Louis. It’s an Artois

Vlad Dusil
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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Cat G

The tote was lacking the Artois’ signature four leather corners, I verified this from the other shots I took of the bag.

Slim
Slim
1 year ago

Great bags, would be afraid to place on hooks outside in public!

Passerine
Passerine
1 year ago

How about doing a bags on Bahnhofstrasse column someday 🙂

Vlad Dusil
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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Passerine

Zürich?

Passerine
Passerine
1 year ago
Reply to  Vlad Dusil

Yes 🙂

Vlad Dusil
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Vlad Dusil
1 year ago
Reply to  Passerine

We’d need to see if we can find a local photographer to capture the style for us. We can do a call out on IG for it!

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
1 year ago

Not a fan of black handbags, but I could go for that black Louis Vuitton backpack. The skirt that the mini Kelly woman is wearing is too cute.

Amy
Amy
1 year ago

Why do all restaurants not offer a purse perch stand for our bags???

spoiledinseattle
spoiledinseattle
1 year ago

Can anyone speak to the sturdiness of the Dior book tote? Do they hold up well over time?

PeggySue
PeggySue
1 year ago

Mine does! It’s a work horse.

spoiledinseattle
spoiledinseattle
1 year ago
Reply to  PeggySue

Oh yay! I’ve been thinking of treating myself to one

Gayle
Gayle
1 year ago

I once tried to fill my book tote with 2 very thick encyclopedias haha. Very sturdy shape remained the same (if it was my birkin im sure it will slouch more since i have it in swift leather) handles stretched by a tiny bit.

spoiledinseattle
spoiledinseattle
1 year ago
Reply to  Gayle

That’s wonderful to hear!

Londoncalling
Londoncalling
1 year ago

I like the bag trees best

Jadorelamode Paris
Jadorelamode Paris
1 year ago

Awe, SO good. I LOVE this property, the next best thing to Avenue Montaigne! Great photos – well done!

Chaussures74
Chaussures74
1 year ago

LOVE Avenue Montaigne! I purchased my Antigona from the Givenchy there.

Lynn
Lynn
1 year ago

I know this is a bag post, but I LOVE the outfit of the woman with the Kelly Mini. Does anyone know where that skirt is from? Her friend’s dress also looks lovely!

Bhumi
Bhumi
1 year ago

Amazing collection, Thank you for sharing

Nelia Kanakubo
Nelia Kanakubo
1 year ago

As online seller of premium bags and accessories we really take care of them.
The biggest market for online bags that is shipped around the world are here in Japan, majority Rated A and…very, very safe.
I can find any bags that you may like, Hermes, Chanel…
Vintage Chanel accessories too.

At any eating establishments there’s always ubiquitous big lined plastic containers under or beside the table.
Or extra chair to hold the bags.

Respect, take care of these lovely bags like I do.